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Jim Ray Smith began his football career as a four sport star at West Columbia High School in Texas. Smith was a two-time All-SWC and All-America guard at Baylor in 1953 & 1954. After his collegiate career, he was selected to play in the prestigious College All-Star Game in 1955. Smith helped the College All-Stars in a rare 30-27 victory over the defending NFL champions, and his future team, the Cleveland Browns. Smith then continued paving the way for running backs as a guard for the Cleveland Browns from 1956-62. The Browns led the league in rushing in 1958 & 1959. During his illustrious career Smith was selected to five Pro Bowls and ended his career with the Dallas Cowboys from 1962-1964. He joined the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Smith is a member of the TSHOF Class of 2007. PHOTO COURTESY OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Jim Ray Smith