Lud Wray

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Lud Wray
Lud Wray Yellow Jackets.jpg
Wray as a member of the Frankford Athletic Association Yellow Jackets in 1922.
Personal information
Date of birth (1894-02-07)February 7, 1894
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of death July 24, 1967(1967-07-24) (aged 73)
Place of death Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Center
College Penn
Head coaching record
Career record 13-25-3
Playing stats DatabaseFootball
Coaching stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1918 Buffalo Niagaras
1919 Buffalo Prospects
1920 Union Club of Phoenixville
1921 Union Quakers of Phila.
1920-1921 Buffalo All-Americans
1922 Frankford Athletic Association Yellow Jackets
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1932 Boston Braves
1933–1935 Philadelphia Eagles

James R. Ludlow "Lud" Wray (February 7, 1894 – July 24, 1967) was a professional American football player, coach, and co-founder, with college teammate Bert Bell, of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was the first coach of the Boston Braves (now Washington Redskins)[1] in 1932 and of the Eagles, 1933-1935. His career coaching record was 13–25–3.

Prior to this, Wray played college football at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned All-American honors. He also played the position of center for the Buffalo Niagaras, Buffalo Prospects, and Buffalo All-Americans[2] from 1918 until 1921. For two of those years (1920 and 1921), Buffalo was a member of the National Football League (then called the American Professional Football Association).

Wray as a member of the Buffalo All-Americans in 1921.


  1. ^ Dupont, Kevin Paul (29 December 2013). "Redskins name debate traces to Boston". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lud Wray". NFL. NFL. Retrieved 14 January 2014.