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Date of birth: (1950-06-02)June 2, 1950
Place of birth: Passaic, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Offensive lineman
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 5 / Pick: 127
(by the Oakland Raiders)
Organizations
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Ronald K. Mikolajczyk (born June 2, 1950 in Passaic, New Jersey) is a retired professional American football offensive lineman and retired professional wrestler. He attended the University of Tampa, graduating in 1971.[1]

Mikolajczyk grew up in Passaic, New Jersey[2] where he attended Passaic High School.[3]

Career Edit

Mikolajczyk began his professional career in 1972, with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[4] He was subsequently drafted in the 5th round of the National Football League's 1973 player draft by the Oakland Raiders, however he would up playing the 1973 season with the Argonauts, and was released after that year.[5]

He then played the 1974 and 1975 seasons in the World Football League, with the Memphis Southmen.

In 1976, Mikolajczyk joined the NFL's New York Giants, playing for four seasons.[6]

After four years out of football, he joined the United States Football League, playing for the Tampa Bay Bandits, Memphis Showboats and Orlando Renegades.[7]

During off season, and during his four-year break from football, Mikolajczyk was a professional wrestler, entering the business due to his friendship with Jerry Lawler.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tampa Spartans: Ron Mikolajczak". tampaspartans.com. http://www.tampaspartans.com/information/traditions/HallofFame/Mikolajczak_Ron. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  2. Staff. "Giants Careful About Tangling With a 'Villain’'", The New York Times, September 16, 1976. Accessed March 14, 2018. "Arnsparger hopes he has a football hero Sunday, when Mikolajczyk may start at left guard on the wounded offensive line against the Eagles in Philadelphia. The Passaic, N.J., native arrived eight days ago, after a trade with the Oakland Raiders, with a reputation as one of the finest young linemen."
  3. Ron Mikolajczyk Stats, Pro-Football-Reference.com. Accessed March 14, 2018.
  4. "Ron Mikolajczyk Statistics". pp. justsportsstats.com. http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=mikolron001. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  5. Wallace, Craig (2005). A Slip in the Rain, the True Story of the 1967-72 Toronto Argonauts and the Fumble That Killed Canada's Team. Lulu. p. 236. ISBN 1411613929. https://books.google.com/?id=1TvosrUxZV4C&pg=PA237&lpg=PA237&dq=Ron+Mikolajczyk+wfl#v=onepage&q=Ron%20Mikolajczyk%20wfl&f=false.
  6. "Players: Ron Mikolajczyk". nfl.com. http://www.nfl.com/player/ronmikolajczyk/2521153/profile. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  7. Greene, Jerry (April 14, 1985). "Mikolajczyk: Newest 'gade Is Wrestling With Dual Roles". Orlando Sentinel. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1985-04-14/sports/0290140061_1_mikolajczyk-memphis-showboats-florida-wrestling. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  8. Wolfe, Dusty; Thompson, Brian; Tramel, Brian (October 17, 2008). Journal of a Journeyman. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1440429866.

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