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Encyclopedia > Ron Yary
Ron Yary
Date of birth July 16, 1946 (1946-07-16) (age 60)
Place of birth Flag of United States Chicago, Illinois
Height ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Position(s) Offensive Tackle
College Southern California
NFL Draft 1968 / Round 1/ Pick 1
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 7
Awards 1967 Outland Trophy
Honors NFL 1970s All-Decade Team

NFLPA NFC OL of the Year, 1973
NFLPA NFC OL of the Year, 1974
NFLPA NFC OL of the Year, 1975
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All-Pro 1971, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76
2nd Team All-Pro 1970, 1977
All-NFC 1970-77

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1982
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Los Angeles Rams
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Anthony Ronald "Ron" Yary (born July 16, 1946) in Chicago, IL, and was a former professional American football player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yary is married to Jamie and has two sons, Jack (born 2001) and Grant (born 2005). Yary resides in Southern California and sells commercial real estate.[1] However, he has recently stated that he would like to move back to the Twin Cities area. The modest Yary gave credit for his Hall of Fame induction to his former coaches, John Ashton (high school) John McKay (college) and Bud Grant (professional). He also praised his position coaches Marv Goux, Dave Levy, John Michaels and Jerry Burns, and acknowledged his closest friend as being Donnie Hollar. [1] City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... There are several different notable people named John McKay: John McKay (UK politician) (1885–1964), British Labour Party MP for Wallsend 1945–1964. ... Harry Peter Bud Grant (born May 20, 1927) is best known as the legendary head coach of the American football team the Minnesota Vikings. ... Jerry Burns (born January 24, 1927) is a former football coach who is best remembered for serving as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. ...

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High School career

Yary attended Bellflower High School in Los Angeles County, California. Recently the school named the football field Ron Yary Stadium. While attending Bellflower, Yary starred in football, baseball, and basketball.


College career

Anthony Ronald Yary was born in Chicago and attended the University of Southern California, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. As a sophomore in 1965, Yary was voted the Pac-8 defensive lineman of the year for his play at defensive tackle. Yary was a consensus All-American as a junior in 1966[2] and a unanimous All-American choice in 1967[3], his senior year. He was the 1967 winner of both the Outland Trophy[4] and the Knute Rockne Award, awards that annually go to the nation's top collegiate lineman. Yary was the first USC Trojan to win the Outland. In Yary's senior year of 1967 the Trojans won the NCAA football national championship under Coach John McKay. During Yary's three seasons, the Trojans compiled a 24-7-1 record. In 1987 Yary was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal),[4] located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ... There are several different notable people named John McKay: John McKay (UK politician) (1885–1964), British Labour Party MP for Wallsend 1945–1964. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ...


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Professional career

Yary was the first overall pick of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings when the Vikings traded Fran Tarkenton to the New York Giants for that number one pick. He played from 1968 to 1981 with the Minnesota Vikings, and 1982 with the Los Angeles Rams. During Yary's tenure with the Vikings, the team won 11 division titles. During that period, Minnesota won the 1969 NFL championship and NFC titles in 1973, 1974 and 1976, and played in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX and XI. Yary was named All Pro 6 consecutive seasons (1971-76) and 2nd Team All-Pro in 1977 and was an All-NFC choice from 1970 through 1977. He played in seven consecutive Pro Bowls, and was a major force in a Minnesota team that was highly successful throughout the 1970s. In addition to his All-pro honors, Yary was voted the NFC Offensive Lineman of the Year three times (1973-75) by the NFLPA. The 1968 National Football League Draft. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is American football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ...


Yary won the starting right tackle job (military duty forced him to miss first three games)on the Vikings offensive line in his second season and remained as a fixture at that spot throughout his Minnesota tenure. He was voted to the 1970s All-Decade First Team after the 1979 season.


The 6-5, 255-pound Yary possesses speed, agility, intelligence, aggressiveness, a hard work ethic and size - all the attributes necessary to be an outstanding offensive lineman.


In addition to his many playing abilities, Yary was also durable and willing to play in spite of injuries. he missed only two games due to injuries - both coming in 1980 with a broken ankle - in 14 years in Minnesota. Later that same year, he continued to play in spite of a broken foot.


He became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Was inducted to the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2000. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...


References

  1. ^ Craig, Mark (2007-05-12). So long, SoCal? Yary wants back in the Twin Cities. Star Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-05-13.

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