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18. Ray Renfro

Taken in the 4th Round from North Texas, Ray Renfro was one of the many players that Paul Brown acquired who turned out to be a hidden gem.

Renfro played his entire 12-year career with the Browns, with the middle ten as one of the better Flankers in football.  A three-time Pro Bowl Selection, Renfro led the NFL in Receiving Yards per Game in 1955 and accumulated 5,508 Receiving Yards over his career, an excellent tally for his era.  Renfro proved to be a key part of two NFL Championships (1954 & 1955).

He would later win a Super Bowl as the Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Coach for Dallas.  The Browns named Renfro to their legends list in 2001.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Flanker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 4th Round, 48th Overall in the NFL Draft 1/17/52.
  • Departed:

    Retied after the 1963 Season.

  • Games Played: 142
  • Notable Statistics:

    103 Games Started
    261 Receptions
    5,508 Receiving Yards
    50 Receiving Touchdowns
    137 Rushing Attempts
    682 Rushing Yards
    4 Rushing Touchdowns
    1 Pass Completion
    6 Pass Attempts
    36 Passing Yards
    1 Touchdown Pass
    1 Interception
    40 Punt Returns
    225 Punt Return Yards
    9 Kick Returns
    154 Kick Return Yards
    27 Approximate Value*

    *Approximate Value was not a stat until the 1960 Season

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NFL Champion (1954 & 1955)
    Pro Bowl (1953, 1957 & 1960)
    Most Yards per Reception (1955)

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