Ray Ratkowski
Born: (1939-11-10) November 10, 1939 (age 82)
New York City
Career information
CollegeNotre Dame
AFL draft1961 / Round: 17 / Pick: 130
(by the Boston Patriots)
NFL draft1961 / Round: 20 / Pick: 278
(by the Green Bay Packers)
Career history
As player
1961Boston Patriots

Raymond James Ratkowski[1] was a professional American football halfback. He played football at the University of Notre Dame. He was drafted in the 17th round of the 1961 NFL draft and played for the Boston Patriots of the American Football League during the 1961 AFL season.[2]

Ratkowski later served in the Marine Corps and worked for the FBI.[3] Upon retirement to Cape Cod he developed an interest in expressionist painting.[3] He died on April 30, 2012.[3] Ray was an all-city running back at St. Francis Prep in Brooklyn.


  1. ^ "Ray Ratkowski". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  2. ^ "Ray Ratkowski". National Football League. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  3. ^ a b c "Ray Ratkowski Obituary". MassLive.com. May 12, 2012.