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Jimmy Orr

Jimmy Orr
No. 86, 28
Date of birth (1935-10-04) October 4, 1935
Place of birth Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Career information
Position(s) Wide Receiver
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Georgia
High school Seneca
NFL draft 1957 / Round: 25 / Pick: 291
Career history
As player
(19581960) Pittsburgh Steelers
(19611970) Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Receptions 400
Receiving yards 7,914
Receiving TDs 66
Rushing yards 122
Rushing TDs 0
  • Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Jimmy Orr (born October 4, 1935) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Colts for 13 seasons from 1958 to 1970. Orr was a two-time Pro Bowler, as a Steeler in 1959 and as a Colt in 1965. Orr was a popular player during his time in Baltimore and the corner of the end zone in Memorial Stadium where he caught many of his passes was often affectionately referred to as "Orrsville".

Orr played UPI NFL Rookie of the Year in 1958 in a season in which he had 33 receptions for 910 yards and seven touchdowns and also punted. He played his first three seasons in Pittsburgh and his final 10 in Baltimore. Orr retired in 1970 with exactly 400 career receptions for 7,914 receiving yards and 66 touchdowns.

Orr is known for his part in a play in Super Bowl III. On the last play of the first half, Colt quarterback Earl Morrall handed off to Tom Matte, who then threw a lateral back to Morrall in a flea-flicker play. Orr was wide open and waving in the end zone, but Morrall did not see him (perhaps because Orr was camouflaged by a backdrop of uniformed band members outlining the end zone). Morrall threw instead to fullback Jerry Hill, but the ball was intercepted by New York Jets safety Jim Hudson.

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External links

  • http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=ORRJIM01
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/OrrxJi00.htm
  • sports blog), Tuesday, August 4, 2009.The Baltimore Sun (The Toy DepartmentKlingaman, Mike. "Catching Up With...former Colt Jimmy Orr,"
  • Gallery of Jimmy Orr football cards


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