Ray Norton

American football player

Otis Ray Norton (born September 22, 1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a former American sprinter. In college he ran for San José State University, where he was coached by Lloyd (Bud) Winter. He later won two gold medals at the 1959 Pan American Games. In that same year he tied Leamon King's record at the 100 meters at 10.1 seconds. In 1960 he set or tied four world records. During the 1960 Olympics, after seemingly winning the 4 x 100 metres relay, his team was disqualified when he passed the baton outside the exchange zone. In addition, he was the favorite to win the 100/200 meter dash double, but finished last in both races. Ray also played halfback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League during the 1960 and 1961 seasons. Ray currently resides in Reno, Nevada.  ( Wikipedia article )


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San José State University

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