Ray Buivid

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Ray Buivid
Position: Quarterback, halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1915-08-15)August 15, 1915
Place of birth: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Date of death: July 5, 1972(1972-07-05) (aged 56)
Place of death: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Career information
College: Marquette
NFL Draft: 1937 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First quarterback to throw five touchdowns in a game in NFL
  • Third in Heisman Trophy voting (1936)
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 11–4
Yards: 500
Passer rating: 80.8
Player stats at NFL.com

Raymond Vincent Buivid (August 15, 1915 – July 5, 1972) was an American football player who played quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears.

A versatile player, Buivid played quarterback, halfback, and defensive back for the Marquette Golden Avalanche football team. He threw 13 touchdowns his junior year (1935). In 1936, he finished third in the voting for the Heisman Trophy and was a consensus All-American as a halfback, though he completed over 50% of his passes as quarterback as well. Marquette finished 20th in the country, and played in their first ever bowl game, the first Cotton Bowl Classic.[1] They lost 16-6 to TCU led by Sammy Baugh.

Buivid signed with the Chicago Bears on 11 Oct 1937, after missing the first three games of the season.[2] In the season finale against the cross-town rival Chicago Cardinals, he became the first player to throw five touchdowns in a single game, and also caught one.[3] Despite this performance, he appeared in just 6 games that season, all behind starting quarterback Bernie Masterson, attempting just 35 passes. The 9-1-1 Bears won the Western division, and played in the 1937 NFL Championship Game against the Washington Redskins, led by fellow-rookie Sammy Baugh (who was drafted after Buivid, despite defeating him in the Cotton Bowl). Buivid was just 3 for 12 passing and 3 for -6 yards rushing with three turnovers, including a muffed punt late in the 4th quarter to seal the defeat.[4]

The next season, he appeared in 11 games but attempted just 48 passes for 295 yards, along with 32 rushes for 65 yards. He retired after just two seasons at age 23 to serve in World War II as a lieutenant in the navy.[5][6]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[7] Passing Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm G GS Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD
1937 22 CHI 6 0 17 35 205 6 2 82.7 19 24 0 1 4 1
1938 23 CHI 11 6 17 48 295 5 2 74.6 32 65 0 1 8 0
Career 17 6 34 83 500 11 4 80.8 51 89 0 2 12 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marquette Hall of Fame". Marquette Official Athletic Site. 
  2. ^ "Ray Buivid to Join Bears for Cardinals Game". Chicago Tribune. 12 Oct 1937. 
  3. ^ "Bucs QB Jameis Winston ties NFL rookie record with 5 TD passes". ESPN.go.com. November 22, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ Page, Joseph S. Pro Football Championships Before the Super Bowl: A Year-by-Year History, 1926-1965. McFarland. pp. 41–44. ISBN 9780786457854. 
  5. ^ Anton, Todd; Nowlin, Bill. When Football Went to War. Triumph Books. p. 243. ISBN 9781600788451. 
  6. ^ "Death Takes All-American". Arizona Republic. July 7, 1972. 
  7. ^ "Ray Buivid Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.