|No. 33, 32|
|Born:||May 14, 1935|
Landis, North Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||201 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Landis (NC)|
|NFL Draft:||1957 / Round: 2 / Pick: 19|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Billy Ray Barnes (born May 14, 1935) is a former professional American football player and coach.
Barnes' sports career began at Landis High School where he was a three sport star (baseball, football and basketball) and led his 1953 football team to an undefeated season.
In the fall of 1953, Barnes enrolled at Wake Forest University.
Barnes made the freshman team in 1953 and the varsity team the following year. As a junior in 1955, he led the team in rushing, punt returns, kickoff returns, pass interceptions and pass receptions, setting the ACC record in pass receptions (31) and yards out of the backfield (349). After the 1955 football season ended, he joined the baseball team at third base where he hit .319, led the league in stolen bases (17) and helped Wake Forest win the 1955 National Baseball Championship.
In 1956, Barnes became the first player in the ACC to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season when he rushed for 1,010 yards. He was the second leading rusher in the nation, an All-American and 1956 ACC Player of the Year.In 2009, he was inducted into the ACC Football Championship Game Legends Class.
Barnes was drafted in the second round of the 1957 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He made the Pro Bowl his first three years in the league (1957–1959) and was a key member of the backfield during the Eagles' 1960 NFL Championship team. During the title game against the Green Bay Packers, Barnes ran the ball 13 times for 42 yards. He had a nine-yard run and key 13-yard pass reception on the game-winning drive, and blocked Packer defensive end Bill Quinlan that helped Ted Dean to score the winning touchdown.
Following the 1961 season, Barnes was traded to the Washington Redskins for center Jim Schrader. He had two good seasons with the Redskins, leading the team in rushing in 1962. Barnes was cut by the Redskins before the start of the 1963 season because of an injury he sustained during the pre-season.
In 1965, Barnes returned to the Eagles as a free agent, but was traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a draft choice before the season began. Barnes retired following the 1966 season, and became head coach of the Continental Football League's Charleston Rockets in 1968. He eventually became an assistant coach in the NFL, and served as Norm Van Brocklin's backfield coach for the Atlanta Falcons.
Barnes was inducted into the Wake Forest University Hall of Fame in 1975 and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.
Donald Rogers Maynard is a former American football player who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals; the American Football League (AFL) with the New York Jets; and the World Football League (WFL) with the Shreveport Steamer.
Christian Adolph Jurgensen III, known better as Sonny Jurgensen, is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
Antwaan Randle El is an American football coach and former player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He is currently an offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He attended Indiana University where he played college football for the Indiana Hoosiers, and also played basketball and baseball as well. For a time, he was also a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network for interconference games that the Indiana football team plays.
Earnest Alexander Byner is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He is now the running back coach of Out-of-Door Academy, an exclusive private school in Lakewood Ranch, FL.
John Stanley Brockington is a former American football player, a running back in the National Football League (NFL) with the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. He was a first round draft choice out of Ohio State University, and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1971.
Reggie Brown is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at The University of Georgia.
Christopher Snee is a former American football guard who played his entire ten-year career for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football for Boston College and was chosen by the Giants in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Snee earned two Super Bowl rings with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI, both against the New England Patriots.
Tracy Quinton Rocker is an American football coach and former player. He played college football at Auburn University and professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He is currently the defensive line coach at the University of Tennessee.
John William "Frenchy" Fuqua is a retired professional American football running back who played from 1969 to 1976, for the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) and the New York Stars of the World Football League (WFL).
Jason Raye Avant is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Michigan and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Darrin Milo Nelson is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers. He played college football at Stanford University.
Jay Brian Schroeder is a former professional American football quarterback. He played college football at UCLA, after which he was selected in the third round of the 1984 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins where he played for three seasons. He then played for the Los Angeles Raiders for five seasons and spent one season each with the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.
James Warren Benton was an American football player. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Cleveland / Los Angeles Rams and the Chicago Bears between 1938 and 1947. Benton was the first NFL receiver to gain more than 300 yards in a game, a record that stood for 40 years. He was selected for the National Football League 1940s All-Decade Team.
Jeffrey Ronald Rutledge is an American football coach and former professional quarterback.
Ethan Shane Horton is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. He played one season for the Kansas City Chiefs (1985), and seven seasons as a tight end for the Los Angeles Raiders, and the Washington Redskins (1994).
The 1948 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 16th season in the National Football League (NFL). The Eagles repeated as Eastern Division champions and returned to the NFL Championship game, this time defeating the Chicago Cardinals to win their first NFL title.
James Torrey Smith is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at the University of Maryland and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2011 NFL Draft. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Carolina Panthers. Smith is a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning Super Bowl XLVII as a member of the Ravens and Super Bowl LII with the Eagles.
Chris Givens is a former American football wide receiver. He was selected in the fourth round, 96th overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest.
Andre Rishard Williams is an American football running back who is currently on the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boston College, where he was a finalist for the 2013 Heisman Trophy, and won the 2013 Doak Walker Award as the nation's best running back. During the 2013 season, Williams became only the 16th player in NCAA history to rush for over 2,000 yards and he finished his college career ranked 5th all-time for most yards rushed in a single season with 2,177 yards.
Orman Wendell Clemons is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Wake Forest University.