NFL Special Teams Pro Bowler

Ron Wolfley grew up in Orchard Park and was a three-sport star at Orchard Park High before transferring to Frontier where he had an outstanding senior season in football and earned all-league honors.  He earned a scholarship to West Virginia University and went on to become a part-time starter at running back and an excellent special teams performer for the first three years, before assuming the starting running back position as a senior.  He was selected in the fourth round of the 1985 NFL draft by the St. Louis Cardinals where he became known for his fearless special teams play that allowed him to compete in four straight AFC-NFC Pro Bowls from 1986-89.

Wolfley became a free agent in 1992 and signed with the Cleveland Browns for two seasons. He returned to St. Louis in 1994 to play one season with the Rams before retiring from the NFL.  He is proud to be the only player to have played in St. Louis for both the Cardinals and the Rams.

Ron lives in Phoenix where he owns a restaurant, Wolfley’s Neighborhood Grill, and also co-hosts an afternoon, drive-time radio sports show on KTAR in Phoenix.  He serves as the color analyst for the Arizona Cardinals radio network with veteran sportscaster Dave Pasch.


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