Buffalo Bills’ Wray Carlton

autographed 1965 topps wray carlton

Much is said about Cookie Gilchrist and his time in the Buffalo Bills backfield, and rightfully so.  However, the Bills had another fullback, named Wray Carlton, who was with the team from 1960-1967.  Not as flashy as Gilchrist, Carlton was your typical blue collar player.  A tough 6’2″ and 225 lbs, Carlton averaged 4.1 yards-per-carry over the course of his eight-year career.  Carlton was a two-time AFL All-Star (1965 & 1966), and led the AFL in yards-per-carry in 1962 (5.6) and rushing touchdowns in 1966 (6)

There is a short highlight video on the Bills website that shows a number of Carlton touchdowns.  You can check it out with the link below.


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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

One Response to Buffalo Bills’ Wray Carlton

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    The Bills teams in all eras always took rushing the football to the highest level. It’s like they always mimicked their fan base of western New York, hard and tough and very resilient.

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