Ray Willis

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Ray Willis
Ray Willis.jpg
Willis with the Dolphins in 2011.
No. 64     Free Agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-08-13) August 13, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Angleton, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Debuted in 2005 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 44
Games started 26
Stats at NFL.com

Ray Willis (born August 13, 1982) is an American football offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 4th round (105th overall pick) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Florida State University Seminoles.

He has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Willis attended Angleton High School and was a letterman in football. In football, as a senior, he was an All-District honoree, a Class 5A All-State honoree, and after his senior season, he was named an All-Midland Regional honorable mention by Prep Star, and was ranked the Super Prep's 28th best offensive lineman, and the 36th-best football prospect in the state of Texas.

College career[edit]

Willis attended Florida State University, where he started 35 games and teamed with Alex Barron to make one of the best offensive lines in college football.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

He started at both right guard and right tackle for Seattle. He is known as a good run blocker. He re-signed with the team on March 6, 2008 and then again on March 9, 2009.[1]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On August 5, 2011, Willis signed with the Miami Dolphins.Willis's contract was terminated by the Dolphins on September 3.[2]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Willis signed with the New Orleans Saints on November 2, 2011.

New York Jets[edit]

Willis was signed by the New York Jets on May 29, 2012.[3] He was waived on June 28.[4]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Willis was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on July 31, 2012. He looks to compete for the offensive swing-tackle position.

Personal[edit]

Ray Willis is married to the former Kimberly Pettaway of Tarboro, North Carolina. His wife gave birth to twins - a boy and a girl - on February 23, 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seahawks Resign OL Willis Yahoo Sports, March 9, 2009
  2. ^ http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/dolphins-trim-roster-53-players
  3. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (29 May 2012). "Jets to sign free-agent tackles Stephon Heyer, Ray Willis". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (28 June 2012). "Jets waive G.J. Kinne and Ray Willis". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

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