Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Ray Childress

Ray Childress


  • Position: Defensive End
  • School: Texas A&M
  • High School: JJ Pearce HS (Richardson, TX)
  • Years: 1981-1984
  • Inducted: 2010
  • Place of Birth: Memphis, TN
  • Date of Birth: Oct 20, 1962
  • Jersey Number: 53
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 271

Member Biography

At the time of his induction, Ray Childress had the most tackles (360) of any lineman in the storied history of Texas A&M football. By career�s end, Childress was second all-time in career sacks (25) at A&M as well as second in season sacks with 15 in 1983. The 1984 team captain is credited by his former coach, Jackie Sherrill, for changing the team's attitude and culture during his senior campaign. The framework set by Childress saw the Aggies post a ten-win season in 1985. A two-time All-SWC selection, Childress was twice named the AP Player of the Week and helped the Aggies beat Oklahoma State in the 1981 Independence Bowl. Chosen as the number three overall pick in the 1985 NFL Draft, Childress played 11 years with the Houston Oilers and finished his final professional year with the Dallas Cowboys. He was named first-team All-Pro five times and made five Pro Bowl appearances. He helped Houston to seven consecutive playoff appearances during his time with the franchise. In 2008, he was inducted into the State of Texas Sports Hall of Fame