Ron Porter
No. 55, 50, 52
Personal information
Born:(1945-07-27)July 27, 1945
Woburn, Massachusetts
Died:December 4, 2019 (age 74) Gainesville, Florida
Career information
High school:Yuba City (CA)
NFL Draft:1967 / Round: 5 / Pick: 126
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started:93-0
Fumble recoveries:11
Player stats at · PFR

Ronald Dean Porter (July 27, 1945 - December 4, 2019) was a former American football player who played linebacker for seven seasons in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts,[1] Philadelphia Eagles, and Minnesota Vikings.

Porter graduated from Yuba City High School in 1963 and played college football at the University of Idaho in Moscow.[2] He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and majored in marketing.[3]

Porter was a fifth round selection of the Colts in the 1967 NFL/AFL Draft, the 126th overall pick. He was a member of the 1968 Colts team that won the NFL Championship, but were upset in Super Bowl III.


  1. ^ Isaacs, Stan (2013). Ten Moments that Shook the Sports World. Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated. p. 177. ISBN 9781628730159. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Football - 1966 season". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1967. p. 231.
  3. ^ "Seniors". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1967. p. 75.