Dave Raimey

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Dave Raimey
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Raimey on Michigan sideline, Oct. 1962
Date of birth (1940-11-18) November 18, 1940 (age 74)
Place of birth Dayton, Ohio
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) RB/DB
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Michigan
NFL Draft 1963 / Round: 9 / Pick: 121
Drafted by Cleveland Browns
Career history
As player
1964
1965-1968
1969-1974
Cleveland Browns
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1966, 1969
CFL East All-Star 1969
CFL West All-Star 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968
Career stats

David E. Raimey (born November 18, 1940) is a former American football player. He played college football as a halfback for the University of Michigan from 1960 to 1962. He then played professional football as a defensive back for the Cleveland Browns in 1964 and as a running back and defensive back in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1965-1968) and Toronto Argonauts (1969-1974). He played in two Grey Cups, one for the Blue Bombers and one for the Argonauts. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

Early years[edit]

Raimey was born in 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, and attended Roosevelt High School[1]

University of Michigan[edit]

Raimey enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1959 and played for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1960 to 1962.[2] As a sophomore in 1960, Raimey started three games at the halfback position,[3] gained 342 net rushing yards in 62 attempts, and led the team in scoring with six touchdowns.[4] As a junior in 1961, he started all nine games at right halfback,[5] and was the team's leading rusher with 496 net rushing yards on 99 attempts; he was also the team's leading scorer for the second consecutive year with six touchdowns.[4] As a senior in 1962, Raimey was the Wolverines' leading rusher for the second consecutive year, gaining 385 net rushing yards and scoring five touchdowns on 124 carries.[4] He was also selected as the team's most valuable player for the 1962 season.[6]

Professional football[edit]

Raimey was selected in the ninth round of the 1963 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, but he opted to play in the Canadian Football League in 1963. However, he suffered a shoulder injury, underwent surgery, and missed the entire 1963 season.[7] In 1964, he tried out with the Browns and made the team. He appeared in five games for the Browns during the 1964 NFL season, playing principally at the defensive back position.[1]

Raimey played at the running back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1965 to 1968. He rushed for 1,052 yards in 1965 and 1,223 yards in 1966.[8] He was a member of the Blue Bombers team that played in the 53rd Grey Cup game in 1965, the "Wind Bowl", which they lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He was selected as a was a Western Conference all-star each year from 1965 to 1968 and as a CFL all-star in 1966.

Raimey was traded during the 1969 CFL season to the Toronto Argonauts, where he played six years up to the end of the 1974 CFL season. In 1969, he was an Eastern Conference and CFL all-star with 829 yards rushing. From 1971 to 1974, Raimey was converted to defensive back, intercepting 15 passes.[8][9]

Over his 10-year career, six at running back, Raimey rushed for 5,528 yards and 25 touchdowns on 883 carries for a 6.3 yard per rush average. In addition to defensive back, he also returned punts and kickoffs.[8] Raimey was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2000.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dave Raimey". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Football Roster Database". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "1960 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Michigan Football Statistical Archive". University of Michigan. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "1961 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "1962 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Browns To Try Michigan's Raimey". Toledo Blade. March 12, 1964. p. 31. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Dave Raimey". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Dave Raimey". CFL.ca. Retrieved March 9, 2015.