Lud Wray

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.
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