Ron McDole

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position=Defensive end
number=79
birthdate=Birth date and age|1939|9|9|mf=y
Chester, Ohio
deathdate=
debutyear=1961
finalyear=1978
draftyear=1961
draftround=4
draftpick=50
AFLdraftyear=1961
AFLdraftround=4
AFLdraftpick=25
(by the Denver Broncos)
college=Nebraska
teams=
* St. Louis Cardinals (1961)
* Houston Oilers (AFL) (1962)
* Buffalo Bills (AFL) (1963-1969)
* Buffalo Bills (1970)
* Washington Redskins (1971-1978)
stat1label=Games played
stat1value=240
stat2label=Interceptions
stat2value=12
stat3label=Touchdowns
stat3value=2
nfl=MCD237300
highlights=
* 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, 1939 in Chester, Ohio) is a former American football defensive end from the University of Nebraska went to the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League after 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 League championships, in 1964 and in 1965. McDole and his defensive team-mates held the opposition without a rushing touchdown in 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 Redskins under coach George Allen. Teammate Sonny Jurgensen gave 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.

See also

* Other American Football League playersRon Mcdole's son, Tazwell Kramer Mcdole, is the owner of Dancing Bear Woodworking.

External links

* [http://www.conigliofamily.com/AFLHallofFamePhotos.htm#RonMcDole McDole's 1967 Topps football card]


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