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Position:  Running back
Height:  6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight:  225 lb (102 kg)
Name  Ron Lamb
Date of birth:  (1944-02-03)February 3, 1944
Place of birth:  New London, Connecticut
Date of death:  June 20, 2000(2000-06-20) (aged 56)

Dr. Ron Lamb Dental Humanitarian Award

Ronald Lamb (February 3, 1944 – June 20, 2000) was an American football running back who played for the AFL's Denver Broncos, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at the University of South Carolina.


Early years

Lamb attended McCormick High School where he was a three-sport athlete. He accepted a football scholarship from the University of South Carolina, where he played wingback and halfback. He also received All-Conference honors as a baseball player.

Dallas Cowboys

Lamb was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 13th round (190th overall) of the 1966 NFL Draft. He was released after being tried at fullback and flanker, before the start of the season.

Montreal Beavers (CFL)

In 1966, he signed with the Montreal Beavers of the Continental Football League, reuniting with his former South Carolina head coach Marvin Bass. He was sold to the Denver Broncos on October 31, 1967.

Denver Broncos

In 1967, he signed with the Denver Broncos but was limited with a knee injury and was placed on the taxi squad. The next year he earned the starting fullback position. On September 19, 1968, after starting three games he was placed on the injury waiver list, with a neck injury.

Cincinnati Bengals

On October 21, 1968, he was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he was a reserve player. On August 7, 1972, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for fullback Les Shy. He was released before the start of the season.

Atlanta Falcons

On September 5, 1972, he was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons. He was activated on September 15, after spending the first two games on the taxi squad. He was waived during the offseason.

Washington Redskins

In 1973, he signed with the Washington Redskins and was released on August 6.

Jacksonville Sharks (WFL)

In 1974, he signed with the Jacksonville Sharks of the World Football League. He announced his retirement on July 28, 1975, after receiving an offer to become a full-time assistant coach with the team.

Personal life

After his retirement from football, he suffered from alcohol abuse which damaged his heart and liver. He died on June 20, 2000.


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