Ole Miss (1959-1961)
• All-American and All-SEC fullback (’61)
• Led SEC with 6.3 yards per carry (’61)
• Career stats: carried 174 times for 1,009 yards (5.8 yards per carry average) and scored 11 touchdowns
• SEC Team of the Decade (’59)
• FWAA National Champions, SEC Champions (’60)
• Drafted by San Francisco 49ers (NFL) and Houston Oilers (AFL). Signed with the 49ers, but injuries sustained in a car accident prevented professional career.
Throughout his entire football career, high school and college, Billy Ray Adams had only one carry for negative yardage. Against Tulane his senior season, he fell on a teammate’s fumble in his own backfield, and was officially credited with losing one yard.