Ronnie Shanklin

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Ronnie Shanklin
No. 25
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1948-01-21)January 21, 1948
Place of birth: Hubbard, Texas, United States
Date of death: April 17, 2003(2003-04-17) (aged 55)
Place of death: DeSoto, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Amarillo (TX) Carver
College: North Texas
NFL Draft: 1970 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 168
Receiving yards: 3,079
Receiving TDs: 24
Games played: 72
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Ronnie Shanklin (January 21, 1948 — April 17, 2003) was a professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears. He also played football at the University of North Texas.

He was a member of the 1974 Steelers squad that defeated he Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IX. He was also a part of the 1972 Steelers team that defeated the Oakland Raiders in the Immaculate Reception play off game (their first ever post-season appearance) and the 1973 Steelers that lost to the Raiders in the first round of the playoffs.

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