Ray Nettles

Bio

Full name: Ernest Ray Nettles

Preferred name: Ray

Born: Aug. 1, 1949 in Jacksonville, FL

Died: Sept. 29, 2009

Last Season (1980) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • Position: LB
  • Jersey: #53
Amateur Programs
  • Tennessee
  • Englewood HS (Jacksonville, FL)
9 Season Career with BC, TOR, HAM, OTT, CGY

Active years: 1972–1980

130 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 130 regular season games
  • 1972 Team Nominee (BC) Most Outstanding Rookie
  • 1972 Team Nominee (BC) Most Outstanding Lineman
  • 1973 Winner (BC) Most Outstanding Lineman
  • 1977 Team Nominee (TOR) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1977 Team Nominee (TOR) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1978 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1978 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Ray Nettles was inducted into the Player wing in 2005 (CFHoF profile).

BC Lions Wall of Fame

Ray Nettles was inducted into the Player wing in 2004.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
9 seasons
(Rank: T671st,
94th percentile,
9 CFL seasons)
5 teams 130
(Rank: T624th,
94th percentile,
130 CFL games)
0 0
1972 BC LB 51 16 -- 0
1973 BC LB 51 16 -- 0
1974 BC LB 51 16 -- 0
1975 BC LB 51 16 -- 0
1976 BC LB 51 15 -- 0
1977 TOR LB 57 16 -- 0
1978 HAM LB 57 16 -- 0
1979 OTT LB 57 14 -- 0
1980 CGY LB 53 5 -- 0