Ray Jamieson
Ray Jamieson

2003 M Club Hall of Fame Inductee


Memphis Football Postgame Notes at No. 21 Louisville

Game 10 - at Louisville - November 23, 2013 - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium - Louisville, Ky.


Former Tiger Fullback Ray Jamieson Dies at Age 66

Jamieson was part of 1971 Pasadena Bowl Victory

Ray Jamieson was one of the greatest fullbacks in Tiger football history. The Providence, R.I. native came to Memphis in 1967 under former coach Billy J. Murphy, and lettered for three seasons at fullback.

As a sophomore, he was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference team after leading the Tigers in rushing with 573 yards on 123 carries, which included a 137-yard effort against Louisville. He was knocked out of action during the 1969 season, but returned in 1970 only to once again suffer from football related injuries. A knee and shoulder injury slowed his season, but he managed to finish fourth in rushing with 189 yards. In 1971, Jamieson, a senior, was back in his fullback position. He scored two touchdowns in the West Texas State game and rushed for 109 yards against Southern Miss. Jamieson had a season-high 122 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown run, against North Texas, and helped the Tigers to a bid in the Pasadena Bowl.

He finished the year with 559 yards rushing and scored a team-leading six touchdowns. Following the completion of his eligibility, he was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 1972 draft, but suffered a career-ending injury in an exhibition game, and returned to Memphis to rebuild his life. Jamieson received his degree from the University of Memphis in 1975.

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