Raymond Carnelly was a member of the football team from 1935-38 and graduated in 1939 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Following graduation, Carnelly was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers, an American football team that played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1930 to 1943.He played one season before he coached the freshmen team and halfbacks at West Virginia University from 1940-43. He was a huge contributor in Tech’s 1938 season when the team finished with a 7-1 regular season record and was named Eastern College champions. They played in the fifth annual Sugar Bowl and lost to Texas Christian, 15-7. That same year, Tech finished the season sixth nationally and was the recipient of the Lambert Trophy, given to the best team in the East, while topping the University of Pittsburgh, the nation’s top-ranked team and winners of 22 straight. Three games prior to beating Pitt, Carnelly scored the Tartan’s lone touchdown, a 42-yard run, in a 7-6 win over Holy Cross, which entered the contest winners of 14 straight.