Ray Buivid

American football player (1915–1972)

American football player
Ray Buivid
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Buivid from the 1937 Hilltop
No. 9
Position:Quarterback, halfback
Personal information
Born:(1915-08-15)August 15, 1915
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died:July 5, 1972(1972-07-05) (aged 56)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Career information
High school:Port Washington (WI)
College:Marquette
NFL draft:1937 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (1937–1938)
Career highlights and awards
  • First quarterback to throw five touchdowns in a game in NFL
  • Consensus All-American (1936)
  • Third-team All-American (1935)
  • Third in Heisman Trophy voting (1936)
Career NFL statistics
TD–INT:11–4
Yards:500
Passer rating:80.8
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Raymond Vincent Buivid (August 15, 1915 – July 5, 1972) was an American football player who played quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears.[1]

A versatile player, Buivid played quarterback, halfback, and defensive back for the Marquette Golden Avalanche football team. He threw 13 touchdowns his junior year (1935). In 1936, he finished third in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.[2] He was a consensus All-American as a halfback, though he completed over 50% of his passes as quarterback as well. Marquette finished 20th in the country, and played in their first ever bowl game, the first Cotton Bowl Classic.[3] They lost 16–6 to TCU led by Sammy Baugh.

Buivid was drafted in the first round with the third overall pick in the 1937 NFL Draft.[4][5] He is the highest drafted player out of Marquette.[6] Buivid signed with the Chicago Bears on October 11, 1937, after missing the first three games of the season.[7] In the season finale against the cross-town rival Chicago Cardinals, he became the first player to throw five touchdowns in a single game, and also caught one.[8] Despite this performance, he appeared in just six games that season, all behind starting quarterback Bernie Masterson, attempting just 35 passes. The 9–1 Bears won the Western division, and played in the 1937 NFL Championship Game against the Washington Redskins, led by fellow rookie Sammy Baugh (who was drafted after Buivid, despite defeating him in the Cotton Bowl). Buivid was just 3 for 12 passing and 3 for -6 yards rushing with three turnovers, including a muffed punt late in the fourth quarter to seal the defeat.[9]

The next season, he appeared in 11 games but attempted just 48 passes for 295 yards, along with 32 rushes for 65 yards.[10] He retired after just two seasons at age 23 to serve in World War II as a lieutenant in the navy.[11][12]

Career statistics

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Receiving
GP GS Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD
1937 CHI 6 0 17 35 205 6 2 82.7 19 24 0 1 4 1
1938 CHI 11 6 17 48 295 5 2 74.6 32 65 0 1 8 0
Career 17 6 34 83 500 11 4 80.8 51 89 0 2 12 1

References

  1. ^ "Ray Buivid Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  2. ^ "1936 Heisman Trophy Voting". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  3. ^ "Raymond Buivid (1974) - Marquette 'M Club' Hall of Fame". Marquette University Athletics. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  4. ^ "1937 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  5. ^ Racliffe, JR (April 24, 2018). "Here's a list of Wisconsin high school players selected in the NFL draft since 1990, plus a look at earlier notables". Journal Sentinel. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  6. ^ "Marquette Drafted Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  7. ^ "Ray Buivid to Join Bears for Cardinals Game". Chicago Tribune. October 12, 1937.
  8. ^ Jasner, Andy (November 22, 2015). "Bucs' Winston enters record books with 5 TDs". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  9. ^ Page, Joseph S. (January 10, 2014). Pro Football Championships Before the Super Bowl: A Year-by-Year History, 1926-1965. McFarland. pp. 41–44. ISBN 9780786457854 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Ray Buivid 1938 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  11. ^ Anton, Todd; Nowlin, Bill (November 15, 2013). When Football Went to War. Triumph Books. p. 243. ISBN 9781600788451 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "Death Takes All-American". Arizona Republic. July 7, 1972.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Pro Football Reference
  • Marquette Hall of Fame bio
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