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Jimmy Orr
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circa 1961
No. 44, 86, 28
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1935-10-04)October 4, 1935
Seneca, South Carolina, U.S.
Died: October 27, 2020(2020-10-27) (aged 85)
Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Seneca
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 25 / Pick: 291
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (V)
  • NFL champion (1968)
  • First-team All-Pro (1965)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1958, 1959)
  • Pro Bowl (1959, 1965)
  • NFL Rookie of the Year (1958)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 400
Receiving yards: 7,914
Receiving TDs: 66
Rushing yards: 122
Rushing TDs: 0
Player stats at PFR

Jimmy Orr (October 4, 1935 – October 27, 2020) was an American professional football player who was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Colts for 13 seasons from 1958 to 1970 in the National Football League (NFL). 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 college football at the University of Georgia and was chosen 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. His 910 yards stood as a franchise rookie record until 2017 when it was surpassed by JuJu Smith-Schuster. Orr's three touchdowns and 205 yards in the season finale against the Chicago Cardinals remain Steelers rookie records. He played his first three seasons in Pittsburgh, was traded in a five-player deal in July 1961, and concluded his career with ten seasons 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 against the New York Jets. On the last play of the first half, Colt quarterback Earl Morrall handed off to Tom Matte, who threw a lateral back to Morrall in a flea-flicker play. Orr was wide open at the 20-yard line with an open lane to the end zone, but Morrall did not see him and threw instead to fullback Jerry Hill, but the ball was intercepted by Jets safety Jim Hudson.

See also

  • List of NCAA major college football yearly receiving leaders
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