Ron Lamb

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Ronald Lamb
No. 40
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-02-03)February 3, 1944
Place of birth: New London, Connecticut
Date of death: June 20, 2000(2000-06-20) (aged 56)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: McCormick (SC)
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 13 / Pick: 190
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Carries: 55
Rushing yards: 163
Average: 3.0
Rushing touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Ronald Lamb (February 3, 1944 – June 20, 2000[1]) was an American football running back who played for the AFL's Denver Broncos, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Atlanta Falcons. He also played for the Montreal Beavers of the Continental Football League and collegiately at the University of South Carolina.

Early years[edit]

Lamb attended McCormick High School where he was a three-sport athlete. He accepted a scholarship from the University of South Carolina, where he played wingback and halfback. He also received All-Conference honors as a baseball player.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Lamb was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 13th round (190th overall) of the 1966 NFL Draft. He was released after being tried at fullback and flanker, before the start of the season.[2]

Montreal Beavers (CFL)[edit]

In 1966, he signed with the Montreal Beavers of the Continental Football League, reuniting with his former South Carolina head coach Marvin Bass. He was sold to the Denver Broncos on October 31, 1967.[3]

Denver Broncos[edit]

In 1967, he signed with the Denver Broncos and was placed on the taxi squad. The next year he earned the starting fullback position.[4] On September 19, 1968, after starting three games he was placed on the injury waiver list, with a neck injury.[5]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

After playing four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals on August 7, 1972, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for fullback Les Shy.[6]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Lamb was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons in 1972, after he was released from the Miami Dolphins before the start of the season. He was activated on September 15, after spending the first two games on the taxi squad. He was waived during the offseason.[7]

Washington Redskins[edit]

In 1973, he signed with the Washington Redskins and was released on August 6.[8]

Jacksonville Sharks (WFL)[edit]

In 1974, he signed with the Jacksonville Sharks of the World Football League.[9] He announced his retirement on July 28, 1975, after receiving an offer to become a full-time assistant coach with the team.[10]

Personal life[edit]

After his retirement from football, he suffered from alcohol abuse which damaged his heart and liver.[11] He died on June 20, 2000.

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