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Raymond Emmett Berry

Born: 1933 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Football Coach, Football Player

1933 – Raymond Emmett Berry, born on the 27th of February in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was an American football wide receiver. He played for the Baltimore Colts during their two NFL championship wins.

1954 – He went on to catch only 33 passes in his three seasons at Southern Methodist University before being selected by the Colts in the 20th round of the NFL draft.

1957 – 1965 – He led the NFL in receptions three times, and was selected to the Pro Bowl six times.

1958 – One of his more notable performance was in the NFL Championship Game, known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played," in which he caught a championship-record 12 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown.

1967 – Ended his NFL career with an NFL record 631 receptions for 9,275 yards and 68 touchdowns (14.7 yards per catch).

1973 – He was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

1984 – Hetook over as the head coach of the New England Patriots, replacing the previous coach Ron Meyer in the middle of the season.

1985 – The team did even better, recording an 11-5 record and making the playoffs as a wildcard team.

1999 – He was ranked No. 40 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.