Ray Poole

Born: April 15, 1921

Died: April 2, 2008

Hometown: Gloster, MS

Year of Induction: 1968

College Career

Ole Miss (1941-1942, 1946-1947)

• All-SEC, All-South end (’46)

• Blue-Gray Game (’46)

• College All-Star Game (’47)

North Carolina, Marine V-12 Program (1943)

• All-American, All-South


Pro Baseball Career

• Signed as pitcher by Chicago Cubs (’47)


Pro Football Career

New York Giants (1947-1952)

• All-Pro defensive end (’50)

Montreal, Canadian Football League (1953-1954)

• All-CFL (’53-’54)

• Finished second in CFL scoring both seasons


Football Coaching Career

• Ole Miss (1955-1974)

• Northwest Junior College (1979-1983)

• Northwest Junior College, athletic director (1984-1985)


Did You Know?

From the 1940s to the mid-’60s, the Giants could have formed their own Ole Miss alumni chapter. Ray Poole was one of no less than 20 former Rebels who wore the Giants’ version of red and blue during those years.

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