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Billy Ray Barnes 1979

Football and baseball star at Wake Forest. Second-team all-ACC in baseball, 1955, first-team, 1956 and 1957. Batted career .314. Helped Wake win 1955 NCAA baseball title. Best known as football player. First-team all-ACC as halfback in 1955 and 1956. Rushed for 1,010 yards in 1956, becoming first ACC player to rush for 1,000 yards. Named 1956 ACC Player of the Year. Played in NFL, 1957–1966. Best seasons with Philadelphia Eagles, 1957–1961. Played in 1957 College All-Star Game. Pro Bowl pick after 1957, 1958, and 1959 seasons. Helped Eagles win 1960 NFL title. Rushed for 3,421 yards in pro career, with 153 receptions and 39 touchdowns.

Born in Landis, 1935.

 

 

 

 


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