Ray Renfro

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Ray Renfro
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Renfro on a 1953 Bowman football card
No. 26
Position: Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1929-11-07)November 7, 1929
Place of birth: Whitesboro, Texas
Date of death: August 4, 1997(1997-08-04) (aged 67)
Place of death: Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
College: North Texas
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 4 / Pick: 48
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x Pro Bowl selection (1953, 1957, 1960)
  • 2001 Cleveland Browns Legends inductee
Career NFL statistics
Rushing att-yards: 137-682
Receptions-yards: 281-5508
Touchdowns: 54
Player stats at NFL.com

Raymond Renfro (November 7, 1929 – August 4, 1997) was an American professional football player. Renfro attended the University of North Texas and played in twelve NFL seasons from 1952–1963 for the Cleveland Browns. He is the father of former Houston Oilers and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Mike Renfro. Ray died at the age of 67. He was interred at its cemetery Greenwood Memorial Park along with Lon Evans.

He also served as an NFL assistant coach in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1965, he coached running backs for the Detroit Lions. He then coached wide receivers for the Washington Redskins (1966–1967) and Dallas Cowboys (1968–1972).[1]


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