Ralph Felton

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Ralph Felton
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Position: Linebacker
Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1932-05-21)May 21, 1932
Midway, Pennsylvania
Died: January 22, 2011(2011-01-22) (aged 78)
Midway, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1954  / Round: 4 / Pick: 39
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 93
Interceptions: 7
Fumble recoveries: 7
Player stats at NFL.com

Ralph Dwaine "Rass" Felton (May 21, 1932 – January 22, 2011) was an American football player. [1] Felton played college football at the University of Maryland at College Park and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1954 NFL Draft. He was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and in the American Football League (ALF) for the Buffalo Bills.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

College football collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by student-athletes of American/Canadian colleges and universities

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.

The 1954 National Football League Draft was held on January 28, 1954 at The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia.

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References

  1. Sanserino, Michael (26 January 2011). "Obituary: Ralph Felton / Former Washington Redskins player, Midway grocer, family man". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 30 January 2011.