Ronald Earl Gassert (born July 22, 1940 in Campbelltown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at the University of Virginia, where he was a defensive end.
Gassert was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round (56th overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 13th round (99th overall) of the 1962 American Football League Draft.
Ron was a member of the 1962 NFL Championship Green Bay Packers. In 1966, Gassert finished his career with the Philadelphia Bulldogs of the Continental Football League, helping to lead the team to the 1966 CFL Championship.
Gassert has penned a fictional western novel titled Driven.
After working for 30 years as a banker, Gassert and his wife began a business building furniture that they sell at craft shows. A resident of Medford, New Jersey, Gassert served on the board of education of the Lenape Regional High School District.
|Born:||July 22, 1940|
|AFL draft||1962 / Round: 13 / Pick: 99|
(by the Buffalo Bills)
|NFL draft||1962 / Round: 4 / Pick: 56|
|1962||Green Bay Packers|
The 1962 Green Bay Packers season was their 44th season overall and their 42nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 13–1 record under coach Vince Lombardi, earning them a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season by defeating the New York Giants 16–7 in the NFL Championship Game, the Packers second consecutive defeat of the Giants in the championship game. This marked the Packers' eighth NFL World Championship.
In 2007, ESPN.com ranked the 1962 Packers as the fifth-greatest defense in NFL history, noting, "The great 1962 Packers had a rock-solid defense front to back, with five Hall of Famers: defensive linemen Willie Davis and Henry Jordan, linebacker Ray Nitschke, cornerback Herb Adderley, and safety Willie Wood. (They also had 1962 All-Pro linebackers Dan Currie and Bill Forester.) Green Bay gave up just 10.8 points per game, shutting out opponents three times. The Packers held opposing QBs to a 43.5 rating, due, in part, to Wood's league-leading nine interceptions. The Packers' defense allowed the Giants 291 yards in the NFL championship game, but held the Giants offense scoreless as the Packers won, 16–7 (New York scored on a blocked punt)."
The Packers' +267 point differential (points scored vs. points against) in 1962 is the best total of any NFL team in the 1960s. Cold Hard Football Facts says that the 1962 Packers "may have been the best rushing team in the history of football. And that team etched in historic stone the image of Lombardi's three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust Packers that is still so powerful today."1962 NFL Draft
The 1962 National Football League draft was held on December 4, 1961 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.Green Bay Packers draft history
This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.List of Virginia Cavaliers in the NFL Draft
This is a list of Virginia Cavaliers football players in the NFL Draft.Medford, New Jersey
Medford is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 23,033, reflecting an increase of 780 (+3.5%) from the 22,253 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,727 (+8.4%) from the 20,526 counted in the 1990 Census.Medford was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1847, from portions of Evesham Township, based on the results of a referendum held that day. Portions of the township were taken to form Shamong Township (February 19, 1852), Lumberton Township (March 14, 1860) and Medford Lakes (May 17, 1939).Mount Holly, New Jersey
Mount Holly is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. It is the county seat of Burlington County as well as an eastern suburb of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 9,536, reflecting a decline of 1,192 (-11.1%) from the 10,728 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 89 (+0.8%) from the 10,639 counted in the 1990 Census. Mount Holly also gives its name to the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office for the Philadelphia metropolitan area, though the office is actually located in adjacent Westampton.What is now Mount Holly was originally formed as Northampton on November 6, 1688. Northampton was incorporated as one of New Jersey's first 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Little Egg Harbor Township (February 13, 1740, now part of Ocean County), Washington Township (November 19, 1802), Pemberton borough (December 15, 1826), Coaxen Township (March 10, 1845, now known as Southampton Township), Pemberton Township (March 10, 1846), Westampton Township (March 6, 1850) and Lumberton Township (March 14, 1860). The township was renamed Mount Holly as of November 6, 1931, based on the results of a referendum held three days earlier. The township was named for hills covered with holly trees. Some areas of today's Mount Holly were known as Bridgetown.Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Rancocas Valley Regional High School is a regional high school and public school district serving students in ninth through twelfth grades from five communities in Burlington County, New Jersey. The district encompasses approximately 40 square miles (100 km2) and comprises the communities of Eastampton Township, Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Mount Holly Township and Westampton Township. The school is located in Mount Holly Township. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1938.As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,061 students and 135.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.2:1. There were 441 students (21.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 99 (4.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.