Ron Rector

Ronald S. Rector (May 29, 1944 – July 14, 1968) [1] was an American football running back in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, the Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Northwestern University and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1966 NFL Draft.

On June 29, 1968, Rector suffered a fractured skull and a concussion as a result of a motorcycle accident on Interstate 71 and died on July 14, 1968 as a result of these injuries.

Ron Rector
No. 24, 29
Born:May 29, 1944
Akron, Ohio
Died:July 14, 1968 (aged 24)
Career information
Position(s)Running back
NFL draft1966 / Round: 9 / Pick: 138
Career history
As player
1966Green Bay Packers
1966Washington Redskins
1966–1967Atlanta Falcons
Career stats


  1. ^ "Rector Dies of Injuries", Milwaukee Sentinel, July 15, 1968, p1-2
1965 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 1965 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Ten Conference teams for the 1965 Big Ten Conference football season. Players receiving All-Big Ten honors in 1965 included six players who were also recognized as consensus All-Americans: Aaron Brown, Jim Grabowski, Bob Griese, Bubba Smith, George Webster, and Bill Yearby. Eleven players from the 1965 Michigan State Spartans football team received first- or second-team All-Big Ten honors.

1966 Green Bay Packers season

The 1966 Green Bay Packers season was their 48th season overall and their 46th in the National Football League. The defending NFL champions had a league-best regular season record of 12–2, led by eighth-year head coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr, in his eleventh NFL season.

The Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL championship game, the Packers' second consecutive NFL title, fourth under Lombardi, and tenth for the franchise. Two weeks later, the Packers recorded a 35–10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the inaugural AFL-NFL Championship Game, retroactively known as Super Bowl I.

Quarterback Starr was named the league's most valuable player (MVP) in 1966. Said Cold Hard Football Facts about Starr's 1966 season, "Starr, always underappreciated, was at his classic assassin-like best in 1966, his lone MVP season. He led the league in completion percentage, yards per attempt and passer rating, while his 4.7-to-1 [touchdown-to-interception] ratio remains one of the very best in history. Starr, as always, cranked out great performances when he absolutely had to: the 1966 Packers, for example, were the worst rushing team in football, with a meager average of 3.5 [yards-per-attempt] on the ground, despite the reputation Lombardi's Packers still carry with them today as a dominant running team." Cold Hard Football Facts also notes that 1966 Packers had the best passer rating differential (offensive passer rating minus opponents passer rating), +56.0, in the Super Bowl Era.

In 2007, the 1966 Packers were ranked as the 6th greatest Super Bowl champions on the NFL Network's documentary series America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions.

1966 NFL Draft

The 1966 National Football League draft was held at the Summit Hotel in New York City on Saturday, November 27, 1965.The expansion Atlanta Falcons were awarded the first pick in each round as well as the final pick in each of the first five rounds. The first overall selection was Tommy Nobis, a linebacker from Texas. The league also provided the Falcons with an expansion draft six weeks later.This was the last draft in which the NFL and the AFL selected their players separate of one another. As a result, most players drafted by teams from both leagues chose to play for the more established NFL, but not all. Similar to 1965, the AFL draft was held on the same day. After the merger agreement in June 1966, a common draft was held in March 1967.

Coventry High School (Ohio)

Coventry High School is a public high school located in Coventry Township, near Akron, Ohio, United States. It is the only high school in the Coventry Local School District. It has been rated "Excellent with distinction" for three years running.

Green Bay Packers draft history

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List of American football players who died during their careers

This is a list of players of American football who died while still on a team roster. Included are players in the NFL, arena football, and college who have died as a result of team bus and plane accidents, players who committed suicide, and players who were victims of homicides, accidents, and drownings. Also included are players that died from various illnesses as well as players that died from injuries sustained in a game. Players who died following the conclusion of their career or players that were a free agent at the time of their death are not included, with the only exception being players who ended their careers to join the military. Each NFL player is listed with the team for which he last played before his death, rather than the team with which he spent most of his career.

List of Atlanta Falcons players

This is a list of American football players who have played for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one game in the NFL regular season. The Atlanta Falcons franchise was founded in 1966. The Falcons have appeared in Super Bowl XXXIII and Super Bowl LI, losing both games.

List of Northwestern Wildcats in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Northwestern Wildcats football players in the NFL Draft.

List of Washington Redskins players

This is a list of American football players who have played for the Washington Redskins, as well as its predecessors the Boston Braves (1932) and Boston Redskins (1933–1936), in the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least five games in the NFL regular season. The Washington Redskins franchise was founded in Boston, Massachusetts as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise. The name was changed the next year to the Redskins. In 1937, the franchise moved to Washington, D.C.The Redskins have played over 1,000 games. In those games, the club won five professional American football championships including two NFL Championships and three Super Bowls. The franchise captured ten NFL divisional titles and six NFL conference championships.Overall, the Redskins have had a total of 23 players and coaches (17 primary, six minor) inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Many Redskins players have also had successful college football careers, including six who were Heisman Trophy winners: Gary Beban, Desmond Howard, Vic Janowicz, George Rogers, Danny Wuerffel, and Robert Griffin III. In addition, the Heisman Trophy sculpture was modeled after Ed Smith in 1934, who became a Redskins player in 1936.Several former players have become head coach of the Redskins, including Turk Edwards, Dick Todd, and Jack Pardee. In addition, former players have become assistant coaches, such as Earnest Byner, Russ Grimm, Greg Manusky, and Keenan McCardell. Other players have also become successful in non-sport activities, like acting (Terry Crews and Jamal Duff) and politics (Tom Osborne and Heath Shuler).Players on the Redskins have also been related from time to time. In 1957, Redskins end Joe Walton became the first son of an NFL player to play in the league. His father, Frank Walton also played on the Redskins. Joe Krakoski and his son, also named Joe Krakoski, also both played for the Redskins. In addition, four sets of brothers have played with each other while on the Redskins: Chris and Nic Clemons, Cecil and Ray Hare, Ed and Robert Khayat, and Dan and Matt Turk.

List of people from Akron, Ohio

The following people were all born in or were residents of the city of Akron, Ohio, United States.

List of people who died in traffic collisions

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Northwestern Wildcats football

The Northwestern Wildcats football team, representing Northwestern University, is an NCAA Division I college football team and member of the Big Ten Conference, with evidence of organization in 1876. The mascot is the Wildcat, a term coined by a Chicago Tribune reporter in 1924, after reporting on a football game where the players appeared as "a wall of purple wildcats". Northwestern achieved an all-time high rank of No. 1 during the 1936 and 1962 seasons, then plummeted to extended levels of futility from the mid-1970s to 1994. Recently, under Pat Fitzgerald's leadership, the Wildcats have become a well-rounded team capable of competing with top teams across the country.

The Wildcats have won three Big Ten championships or co-championships since 1995, and have been "bowl eligible" (a status that requires at least a .500 regular-season record) in six out of the last seven seasons.

Northwestern consistently ranks among the national leaders in graduation rate among football teams, having received the AFCA Academic Achievement Award four times since 2002. Despite the stricter academic standards, Northwestern has produced many notable athletes, such as former first-round draft picks Luis Castillo and Napoleon Harris, as well as former Denver Broncos starter and current Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Trevor Siemian.

The Wildcats have played their home games at Ryan Field (formerly Dyche Stadium) in Evanston, Illinois, since 1926.

Rector (surname)

Rector is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Alan Rector, professor of medical informatics

Anne Elizabeth Rector, American artist and author

Chris Rector, American Politician

Edward F. Rector, United States Air Force

Enoch J. Rector, American boxing film promoter

Giovanni Rector, South African football (soccer) player

Hartman Rector Jr., American Latter Day Saints leader

Henry Massey Rector, governor of Arkansas

Jamaica Rector, American football player

James Rector, athlete

James Rector (student), "Bloody Thursday" victim

James Ward Rector, American jurist

Jeff Rector, American actor

Joe A. Rector, American/Cherokee artist

Liam Rector, American poet

Ricky Ray Rector, executed murderer

Robert Rector, American author

Ron Rector, American football player

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