Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pillars of the NFL: Ray "Muscles" Bray

In Patrick McCaskey's Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships he covers the ten greatest NFL coaches of all-time.  Close to home, is George Halas, the father of the NFL and the Bears.  In Pillars, we also include a little on the coaches players and we'd  thought we'd reproduce some of that for our posts.



Ray Bray played guard for the Bears from 1939-1951, except for the 1943-1945 World War II seasons when he served in the Navy.  Bray was rated in a 1987 Chicago Tribune poll of experts to be the most outstanding Bears’ guard of all time and he is often mentioned as someone who should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The 6-foot, 235 pound guard was an early advocate of weight training for football players.  


Pillars of the NFL is the only book that includes the complete history of the NFL top ten coaches.  Everyone who loves NFL history will enjoy this great book. 


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