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Ray Beck


Ray Merrill Beck

Inducted 1997

Date of Birth



Bowden, GA


Georgia Tech (1948-1951)


Ray Beck played four years at guard for Georgia Tech and had his best season in 1951. He was named a first-team All-America. The Birmingham Quarterback Club named him the Most Valuable Lineman in the Southeastern Conference, and he helped Georgia Tech to an 11-0-1 season that included a 17-14 victory over Baylor in the Orange Bowl. That 1951 season at Georgia Tech was part of a streak of 30 games without a loss. Beck played in 1952 and 1955-57 with the New York Giants in the National Football League. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in industrial management. After his football playing days, he served as president of a trucking company in the Atlanta area. He also served in the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant.


Height 6'2

Weight 215

Career Highlights

  • 1951 All-Conference
  • 1951 Conference MVP
  • 1951 First Team All-America
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