Ross Fichtner

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Ross Fichtner
No. 20, 28
Date of birth (1938-10-26) October 26, 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Cornerback
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Purdue
AFL draft 1960 / Round: 2 / Pick: First Selections
Drafted by Buffalo Bills
NFL draft 1960 / Round: 3 / Pick: 33
Drafted by Cleveland Browns
Career history
As player
1960–1967 Cleveland Browns
1968 New Orleans Saints
Career stats

Ross William Fichtner (born October 26, 1938 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania) was an American football cornerback in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints. He played college football at Purdue University where he succeeded Len Dawson as the starting QB; he twice led the Boilermakers in passing (1957 & 1958) & total offense (1957 & 1958). He played in the Blue-Gray Game following the 1959 season. He is also the father of Randy Fichtner,[1] who was the receivers coach and is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.


  1. ^ "Fichtner clan gathers in Tampa to support coach". The Meadville Tribune. February 1, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2016.