Ron Drzewiecki, American football player, Died at 82


Ronald John Drzewiecki was born on January 25, 1933, and died on November 4, 2015.

He was a professional football player, a halfback and defensive back in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears in 1955 and 1957.

Ronald was selected by Chicago in the first round of the 1955 NFL Draft with the eleventh overall pick.

He spent the 1956 season in the U.S. Navy and was cut from the Bears’ training camp in mid-August 1958.

Ronald was offered more money in 1955 to play in Canada for the Calgary Stampeders, but opted to play in the NFL with the Bears.

He signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders in the spring of 1960, months prior to the first season of the American Football League.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ronald graduated from the Boys’ Tech High School in 1951, and played college football at Marquette University, also in Milwaukee, and was inducted into its athletic hall of fame in 1985.

Ronald passed away at age 82 on November 4, 2015.