Ron Merkerson (born August 30, 1975 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is a former American football linebacker. Merkerson attended Ed W. Clark High School in Las Vegas before playing football at the University of Colorado. Merkerson was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 145th overall pick (5th round) in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Merkerson never played a regular season game with the Patriots because he was placed on injured reserve in August 1998 because of leg surgery. He was waived in September 1999 and signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2000, but was not able to make the final roster with the Sants either. In 2001, Merkerson signed on to play in the short-lived XFL and recorded 62 tackles, including 3 sacks with the New York/New Jersey Hitmen. The linebacker played the 2002 season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
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