Born in March 23rd 1951, Ronald Vincent “Ron” Jaworski has had a successful NFL career and is a current National Football League analyst on ESPN. He has been active in the football league for around 13 years, which saw him earn a championship NFL ring. He is also one of the few 19th century NFL players that have had a successful career after retiring from playing football.
Photo: Jaworski is proudly showing his championship NFL ring
The Football Career
It all started out in Youngtown State University where Ron played as a quarterback. He was first noticed when playing in the Ohio Shrine Bowl and the Senior Bowl games. In 1973, he was considered a 2nd round draft choice of the LA Rams, where he played for 4 years. In 1977, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles and helped them reach the NFC playoffs in the next two years. In ’80, he led the Eagles in their first berth in a Super Bowl when set a record of 12-4 in the NFC Championship. He was rated the best passer in the 1980 NFC season. He was also selected to the Pro Bowl, where he ended up winning the Bert Bell Trophy and being named the MVP of the NFL in 1980.
The Eagles’ Success
Ron had a super successful career with the Philadelphia Eagles and he set a record during his time with the Eagles. He led the Eagles to the National League Football four times and he also started 116 consecutive games. This was record breaking since he was the first quarterback to start the most consecutive NFL games. He played for the Eagles for 10 years and he achieved the following records;
- Passed for close to 27,000 yards
- 175 Touchdowns
- The all-time Philadelphia Eagles’ leader with the most passes.
From 1974 to 1989, Ron amassed impressive career stats.
The Free Agent/Retirement
Ron became a free agent in 1987 when he signed for the Miami Dolphins. He spent two years with the Dolphins and in 1989, he signed with the KC Chiefs as a free agent.
Ron Jaworski officially retired from playing football in 1990, which was mostly factored by a knee injury that he sustained when he played with the KC Chiefs. He retired and left a record of 179 touchdowns and 28,190 passing yards during his football career. To date, he is still celebrated as one of the most successful footballers.
The Sports Commentator/Analyst
In 1988, Ron joined the WIP-AM as a sports commentator. He hosted the then-popular sports show, the Ron Jaworski Show. He also co-hosted the Celebrity Sports Talk, along with the Eagles wraparound shows later on in the year 1990.
In 1990, Ron joined ESPN and he worked as a game analyst, game-site reporter, sideline reporter, and studio analyst. Here is Ron announcing the top 5 quarterbacks in 2014 NFL draft.
Personally, I have been a great football fan for many years now and I never missed the Monday Night Football that was hosted by Ron Jaworski between 2007 and 2011. Currently, Ron is one of the best and more accurate sports analysts in the world and my favorite in that case. I can never afford to miss the game analysis that features Ron Jaworski.
The TV Career
Ron is also an actor and he is well known for being featured in movies like the NFL Monday Night Football, Mike & Mike and Pardon the Interruption.