Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Former Ga. Tech, NY Giant player Beck dies at age 75
CEDARTOWN, Ga. -- Former Georgia Tech guard Ray Beck, who
went on to play with the New York Giants, died Tuesday after an
extended illness. He was 75.
Beck played four years at Tech and had his best season his
senior year in 1951, when the Yellow Jackets finished 11-0-1
including a 17-14 victory over Baylor in the Orange Bowl. The 1951
season was part of a streak of 30 games without a loss. He was
inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at First Baptist Church
in Cedartown, the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home said.
Beck, a Bowdon native who graduated from Cedartown High School,
played with the Giants in 1952 and 1955-57.
He later was president of a trucking company in the Atlanta