Ron Wolfley

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Ron Wolfley
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Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-10-14) October 14, 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth: Blasdell, New York
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 145
Rushing yards: 263
Receiving yards: 200
Total TDs: 4
Player stats at

Ronald Paul Wolfley (born October 14, 1962) is a former American football fullback who played for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals from 1985 through 1991. Wolfley was selected four times to the Pro Bowl as a special teams captain.

Wolfley played collegiately for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

To date, Wolfley co-hosts a morning drive-time sports talk show on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM in Phoenix, Arizona with Doug Franz entitled, Doug and Wolf.[1] Teamed with play-by-play announcer Dave Pasch, Wolfley also currently serves as the Arizona Cardinals' color analyst on the Arizona Cardinals Radio Network.[2]

Wolfley is the younger brother of former offensive lineman Craig Wolfley, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings.

Collegiate career[edit]

Wolfley arrived at West Virginia in 1981. His freshman year, he saw little action. He only rushed for 13 yards on the season.

As a sophomore in 1982, Wolfley shared time with starting back, Curlin Beck, while rushing for 355 yards and two touchdowns. His rushing totals were second on the team, only behind Beck's.

As a junior in 1983, Wolfley again shared starting time, only this time with Tom Gray. Wolfley had a career-high 485 yards and four touchdowns on 122 carries.

In 1984, his final season as a Mountaineer, Wolfley finally assumed the starting role as the lone rusher, amassing 475 total yards and four touchdowns — one of which included a receiving touchdown.

Professional career[edit]

Ron Wolfley was selected in the fourth round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. During his seven seasons as a Cardinal (from which the team moved from St. Louis to Phoenix), Wolfley totaled 252 yards and two scores. Wolfley was known for his fearless special teams play that allowed him to compete in four straight Pro Bowls, 1986 through 1989.

In 1992, Wolfley joined the Cleveland Browns, where he played for two seasons. In 1995, he joined the St. Louis Rams for his final professional season.

Wolfley is the only player to have played in St. Louis for both the Cardinals and the Rams, earning him the moniker "America's Fullback."


  1. ^ "Down goes Wolf! Larry Fitzgerald tackles Ron Wolfley at Cardinals training camp" Arizona Sports. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  2. ^ "Pasch Factor: Life With Wolf" Retrieved 2017-03-16.

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