Lud Wray

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Lud Wray
Posed photograph of Wray seated and wearing a football uniform bearing a "F" on the chest with pads but no helmet
Wray as a member of the Frankford Athletic Association Yellow Jackets in 1922.
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1894-02-07)February 7, 1894
Place of birth: Philadelphia
Date of death: July 24, 1967(1967-07-24) (aged 73)
Place of death: Philadelphia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Chestnut Hill (PA)
College: Penn
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Head coaching record
Regular season: 13–25–3 (.354)
Player stats at PFR
Coaching stats at PFR

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.

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

Wray played his 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. In 1920 and 1921, Buffalo was a member of the National Football League (then called the American Professional Football Association).


  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.