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Ron Billingsley

Ron Billingsley
Date of birth: (1945-04-06) April 6, 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth: Florence, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): Defensive Tackle
College: Wyoming
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 1
As player:

Ron Billingsley (born Ronald Smith Billingsley on April 6, 1945 in Sun Bowl 28-20. He was selected to the All-WAC team as a senior.

The San Diego Chargers of the AFL selected him as the 14th pick of the 1967 NFL Draft, the first year that the AFL and NFL held a joint draft after their merger. He played for the Chargers for four seasons as a defensive starter. At the end of the 1970 season, he was traded to the Houston Oilers of the NFL. After another complete season as a starter at Houston, Billingsley experienced problems with injury and only played in four games during the 1972 season. At the end of the 1972 season, he and Kent Nix were traded to the New Orleans Saints for Dave Parks, Tom Stincic, and Edd Hargett.[1] However, because of the continued problems with injury, he never played a game with the Saints and retired in 1973. During his NFL career, the 6'8" Billingsley was known for being one of the tallest players in the league.

In the news

On June 15, 2007, Billingsley rescued two fellow residents of his apartment complex in [2]


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