Ronald Earl Gassert (born July 22, 1940 in Campbelltown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at the University of Virginia, where he was a defensive end.
Gassert was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round (56th overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 13th round (99th overall) of the 1962 American Football League Draft.
Ron was a member of the 1962 NFL Championship Green Bay Packers.
Gassert has penned a fictional western novel titled Driven.
After working for 30 years as a banker, Gassert and his wife began a business building furniture that they sell at craft shows. A resident of Medford, New Jersey, Gassert served on the board of education of the Lenape Regional High School District.
- ^ Ron Gassert's biography
- ^ Harbach, Louise. "Furniture-making couple love the craft-show circuit Ron and Sandi Gassert crafted their hobby of creating furniture into a business 20 years ago. Craft Shows and Flea Markets", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 5, 2003. Accessed January 8, 2015. "Ron Gassert had too much time on his hands.For four years, he and wife, Sandi, had headed to the Vet to watch their son play center for the Temple football team. When the Owls were away, the Medford couple hit the road, too.... 'As long as it can fit into the truck, I'll make it,' said Gassert, 63, a former member of the Lenape Regional High School District's board."