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Encyclopedia > Ray Richards

Ray Richards (died September 18, 1974) was a American football player and coach who served at both the collegiate and professional levels and was head coach for the National Football League's Chicago Cardinals. September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Fight song None Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and...

Richards was an All-American lineman at the University of Nebraska from 1927-1929, then joined the NFL's Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1930. During his playing days, he became known for a notorious move that has since been outlawed: the "lift", in which Richards used his elbow to hit the opposing center as he snapped the ball. Moves such as that helped him in his off-season pursuit of wrestling, an endeavor that saw him travel across the country competing in matches. All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Frankford Yellow Jackets were a team in the National Football League. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...

Playing two seasons with the Yellow Jackets until the team disbanded, Richards then shifted to Chicago, where he played another two seasons with George Halas' Bears. In 1934, he moved on to play one year with the Detroit Lions, who had been shifted from their previous home base in Portsmouth, Ohio. After one final season with the Bears the next year, Richards headed west to serve as a player-coach for two seasons with the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the fledgling American Football League, helping the team finish undefeated during his second year. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... George Stanley Halas (February 2, 1895 - October 31, 1983), nicknamed Papa Bear and Mr. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The Carl D. Perkins Bridge across the Ohio River at Portsmouth Portsmouth is a city located in Scioto County, Ohio, at the confluence of the Ohio and Scioto Rivers. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ...

On April 5, 1937, he was appointed line coach at UCLA, serving under three different head coaches over the next decade. In an era marked by the looming specter of World War II, Richards was part of two Bruin squads that competed in the Rose Bowl. He resigned on December 11, 1947, and took a similar position for 1948 at nearby Pepperdine University. April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France/Free France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Pepperdine Universitys location overlooks Malibu, California. ...

One season working with the Waves' linemen led to Richards' promotion to head coach on April 26, 1949. After two seasons in that capacity, he was let go on January 19, 1951 due to budget cuts, but found work seven weeks later as an assistant with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams. During his first year working under close friend Joe Stydahar, the team captured the NFL championship, but then dropped a first round playoff game in 1952 after Stydahar was fired early in the season. April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... City St. ... Joseph Lee Stydahar (March 17, 1912–March 23, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1936 to 1942 and 1945 to 1946. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Richards was dismissed after the season, but was hired by the Baltimore Colts on January 12, 1953]]. When Stydahar was named head coach of the Chicago Cardinals just weeks later, he attempted to bring Richards along. However, NFL commissioner Bert Bell stopped this effort, citing Richards' signed contract with the Colts. City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames None Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Fight song None Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bert Bell (1895-1959) was co-founder (with Lud Wray) of the Frankford Yellowjackets in 1924 (whose name was changed to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933), and commissioner of the National Football League from 1946 until his death. ...

After a disastrous campaign in which the Colts finished 3-9, Richards was among the coaches let go, allowing him to join the Cardinals' staff. The 1954 campaign proved to be even worse as the team won just two of 12 contests, giving them a 3-20-1 record under Stydahar's leadership. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

That lack of success resulted in a coaching change on June 2, 1955, when Stydahar was fired and Richards elevated to head coach. Following a 4-7-1 season that year, the team appeared to be improving with a 7-5 mark in 1956. However, a 3-9 season the following year made another coaching change inevitable, with Richards resigning on January 4, 1958. Among the reasons Richards was unable to fashion a winner was his insistence on playing quarterback Lamar McHan, whose lack of leadership skills were often cited as the team's weak spot. 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

One month later, Richards was hired as a defensive assistant under Ray McLean, but a 1-10-1 finish for the 1958 NFL season resulted in Richards announcing his retirement from coaching following the season's final game. The 1958 NFL season was the 39th regular season of the National Football League. ...

In his post-football career, Richards would serve as a vice president of Pemaco, Inc., a Los Angeles-based chemical company. He died of lung cancer in Brea, California at the age of 68. This article is about the largest city in California. ... Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterised by the presence of malignant tumours. ... Brea is a city located in Orange County, California. ...

Preceded by:
Joe Stydahar
Chicago Cardinals Head Coach
Succeeded by:
Pop Ivy



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