Billy Rafter
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5'6" 155 lbs Forward
HS: Lansingburg Troy, NY
HS: St. Augustine's Troy, NY
Born: 10/7/1895 Troy, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1914-15 So F
10
10
14
 
 
0
0
--- 
 
 
28
2.8
1915-16 Jr F
12
12
+24
 
 
0
0
--- 
 
 
+48
+4.0
1916-17 Sr F
15
14
39
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
80
5.3
Career    
37
36
+77
0
0.0
2
0
0.0
0
0
+156
+4.2

Billy Rafter was the captain of the 1917 team, and a starting forward his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He was a speedy athlete as he Billy Rafter - Syraucse Orangemen Basketballwas also a star football player, playing quarterback and lettering in football in 1914 and 1915, and lettering three times in baseball (1915-16-17).

Rafter was depended upon to cover the entire court because of his exceptional quickness.

Following graduation, Rafter served in the University Ambulance Unit overseas in World War I. Rafter played minor league baseball in the Class B league for the Utica Utes in 1917. He played outfield and hit .218 in 18 games, going 12 for 55. [1]

Rafter later played two seasons in the NFL (1921 & 1924) for Rochester as a wingback.and half a season with the Syracuse Pros. [2]

NFL Statistics
Seasons Pos G Rush Att Yards Rush YPA Rec. Rec. Yards TDs Rush Yds/G Pass Yds Pass Att. Pass Com. % TDs Int
2 WB
5
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

After Rafter ended playing football he would become an attorney.

Rafter passed away in 1966.

[Note: missing scoring for all players and reserve players participation from the Oberlin game, indicated by the +]

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[1]William J. Rafter at Baseball-Reference.com

[2] Billy Rafter at Pro-Football-Reference.com