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Jim Ray Smith
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On this episode, David and Elliott line it up with former Baylor University & Cleveland Browns lineman Jim Ray Smith. Smith was remarkably fast for his position, and was famous for clearing the path for Jim Brown.
Episode Segments:
Sports and Torts: Jim Ray Smith Part One
Jim is a five-time Pro Bowler, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, was inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends, blocked for arguably the best running back of all time, and played for two of the NFL's most legendary coaches, Paul Brown and Tom Landry. With a career like that, he has quite a few great stories to share.
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Sports and Torts: Jim Ray Smith Part Two
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Jim Ray Smith
There was little question Jimmy Ray Smith could play football. The fans in tiny West Columbia, Texas, recognized the special talent when Jim was still playing high school football. He played tackle for Baylor for three years and in 1953 was named to the All-America team picked by the American Football Coaches Association. And even while he was earning all-star football honors he was working in the Baylor Chamber of Commerce on community projects. Smith served in the U.S. Army in 1955-1956. He played nine years of pro football with Cleveland and Dallas Cowboys from 1956 to 1964, and was named to the Pro Bowl five times. He started a business career in Dallas, and was recognized in two assignments -president of the Cotton Bowl Association and of the Baylor Lettermen's Club.