For the Scottish football chairman, see Ronnie Bradford (football chairman).
Ronnie Bradford
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Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-10-01) October 1, 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth: Minot, North Dakota
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
(By the Miami Dolphins)
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Denver Broncos ( 1993 1995)
 As coach:
* Denver Broncos ST asst. (2003)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     133
Games started     100
Tackles     350
Sacks     2.0
Interceptions     13
Touchdowns     1
Stats at
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Ronald L. "Ronnie" Bradford (born October 1, 1970) is a former defensive back who played for the NFL's Denver Broncos (1993–1995), Arizona Cardinals (1996), Atlanta Falcons (1997–2001) and Minnesota Vikings. He also served as a defensive assistant coach for the Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. Bradford is currently the defensive backs coach at USC.[1]

Early years[edit | edit source]

Bradford was born in Minot North Dakota. Bradford played high school football at Adams City High School in Commerce City, Colorado.

College career[edit | edit source]

Ronnie Bradford played college football for the University of Colorado. During his sophomore year, he blocked an extra point in Colorado's 10-9 victory over Notre Dame in the 1991 Orange Bowl to help Colorado win a share of the National Championship in the 1990 college football season (Colorado shared the National Championship in 1990 with Georgia Tech). That blocked extra point by Bradford was the difference in that football game.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Bradford finished his ten NFL seasons with two sacks, four fumble recoveries, and 13 interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. With the Falcons, he played in Super Bowl XXXIII and recorded an interception from Broncos quarterback John Elway in the game.

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Bradford spent six seasons (2003–2008) with the Denver Broncos coaching on defense and special teams. He was a defensive assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. Bradford joined California's coaching staff in March 2010 as an administrative assistant for the defense. The move reunited Bradford with former Kansas City defensive coordinator. In September 2011, he was added to the U of Memphis football staff as a secondary coach.[2] In 2013, he coached at Louisiana Tech University. In 2016, he was hired by USC to coach the defensive secondary.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Thiry, Lindsey (January 13, 2016) "Ronnie Bradford hired as USC secondary coach." Los Angeles Times. (Retrieved 1-13-2016).

External links[edit | edit source]

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