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Ray Morelli
Ray Morelli

Hometown:
Canton, Ill.

Weight:
180

Position:
WR

Sport:
Football

Football (1945, 47-48), Men's Track and Field (1947)

Inducted: 1991

Three-year letterwinner in football as a receiver ... during his senior year, caught 21 passes for 397 yards and six touchdowns ... his 17.95 yards per reception per season was a school record until 1981 ... started every game as a freshman at the age of 17 ... he and teammate Dick "Rocky" Rockenbach are the only Illinois State varsity football players to start every game and play the entire season while being only 17 years old ... signed a pro contract with the Detroit Lions ... was an educator for 38 years including 25 as a superintendent.