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* St. Louis Cardinals (1961)
* Houston Oilers (AFL) (1962)
Buffalo Bills(AFL) (1963-1969)
* Buffalo Bills (1970)
* Most Interceptions, lineman (12)
* All-Time All-AFL Second Team
* 2x AFL All-Star (1965, 67)
* 70 Greatest Redskins
Roland Owen "Ron" McDole (born
September 9, 1939in Chester, Ohio) is a former American football defensive endfrom the University of Nebraska went to the Buffalo Billsof the American Football Leagueafter spending the 1962 season with the AFL's Houston Oilers. McDole went on to anchor the left side of the Bills' great defensive line for the next eight seasons.
The Bills finished tied with the Boston Patriots for the AFL's Eastern Division title in 1963, losing the playoff game to the Pats. They would win the division for the next three years, winning two
American Football Leaguechampionships, in 1964 and in 1965. McDole and his defensive team-mates held the opposition without a rushing touchdownin 17 straight games over 1964-1965. McDole was the defensive team captain during those years, an AFL All-Star in 1965 and 1967. He was selected to the All-Time All-AFL second team.
From 1971 through 1978, McDole was a key defensive player for the NFL
Washington Redskinsunder coach George Allen. Teammate Sonny Jurgensengave him the nickname "The Dancing Bear" after showing off his moves at a Georgetown nightspot.
Ron McDole has the most interceptions by a lineman, with 12. He is also ranked #44 on the all-time list of games played in the NFL.
* Other American Football League playersRon Mcdole's son, Tazwell Kramer Mcdole, is the owner of Dancing Bear Woodworking.
* [http://www.conigliofamily.com/AFLHallofFamePhotos.htm#RonMcDole McDole's 1967 Topps football card]
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