Ronnie Caveness

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Ronnie Caveness
No. 50, 51, 55(college)
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-03-06)March 6, 1943
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Date of death: May 10, 2014(2014-05-10) (aged 71)
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 9 / Pick: 121
(By the Los Angeles Rams)
AFL draft: 1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 46
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at

Ronald Glen Caveness (March 6, 1943 – May 10, 2014) was an American football linebacker for the American Football League's Houston Oilers and Kansas City Chiefs from 1965 to 1968.

Caveness played college football for the University of Arkansas where he was a Football News first-team All-American in 1963. In his senior season in 1964, he was selected first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America, the Newspaper Enterprise Association and The Sporting News.[1]

Caveness also spent the 1973 season as a linebacker coach for the Houston Oilers. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

He died of melanoma at the age of 71 on 10 May 2014.[2]

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