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Ron Dugans
Florida State Seminoles
Position:Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1977-04-27) April 27, 1977 (age 46)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Tallahassee (FL) Florida A&M
College:Florida State
NFL draft:2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:797
Player stats at · PFR

Ron Dugans (born April 27, 1977) is an assistant football coach on the Florida State Seminoles and a former wide receiver who played his 4-year National Football League (NFL) career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Playing career

Dugans was a standout receiver at Florida State where he won a BCS Championship in 1999 season in his final season. Dugans caught five passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in the 2000 BCS Championship Game.

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash
6 ft 1+38 in
(1.86 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
31+12 in
(0.80 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.58 s
All values from NFL Combine[1]

Dugans was drafted in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Bengals.[2] He signed a deal with the Houston Texans but never played with the team.

NFL career statistics

Bold Career high
Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Tgt Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2000 CIN 14 5 38 14 125 8.9 17 1
2001 CIN 16 3 45 28 251 9.0 31 2
2002 CIN 16 5 73 47 421 9.0 31 0
46 13 156 89 797 9.0 31 3

Coaching career

Prior to joining the Georgia Southern Eagles' staff under head coach Chris Hatcher, Dugans spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons with Florida State as a graduate assistant, working with the wide receivers and the strength and conditioning program. In 2010, he was hired by Charlie Strong to become wide receivers coach at the University of Louisville. In 2014, after four years at Louisville and Strong's departure to The University of Texas, Dugans returned home to Florida to become wide receivers coach for the University of South Florida. In 2016, Dugans joined Mark Richt's staff at the University of Miami and was co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. In January 2019, Dugans was released by new Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz and hired as the wide receivers coach by Willie Taggart at his alma mater, Florida State.

Personal life

On September 5, 2008, a crash involving Dugans' daughter's school bus killed his daughter Ronshay, aged 8. There is now a national Don't Drive Drowsy Week (the first week of September) in memory of her death.[3]


  1. ^ "Ron Dugans, Combine Results, WR - Florida State". Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  2. ^ "2000 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-19.
  3. ^ Mamdooh, Sally (September 1, 2014). "Man raising awareness of drowsy driving after daughter's death".