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Ron Bolton
No. 27, 28
Born: (1950-04-16) April 16, 1950 (age 73)
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Defensive back
CollegeNorfolk State
NFL draft1972 / Round: 5/ Pick 124
Career history
As player
1972–1975New England Patriots
1976–1982Cleveland Browns

Ronald Clifton Bolton (born April 16, 1950) is a former National Football League defensive back and current college football coach. He is an alumnus of Norfolk State University, where he played college football.[1] Bolton played from 1972 to 1975 for the New England Patriots and played from 1976 to 1982 for the Cleveland Browns.

During his coaching career, he served as an assistant coach at Norfolk State University, Delaware State University and Liberty University. Bolton is currently a defensive backs coach at Howard University.

Bolton has retired and spends his time in Virginia with his dog.


  1. ^ "Petersburg's Ron Bolton, 10 others to be inducted into VIA Hall of Fame". Richmond Free Press. 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2024-02-19.