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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Ron Wolfley

(Born October 14, 1962) -- Ron Wolfley was a standout at two Western New York high schools, and made Western New York proud after leaving.

He was a three-sport standout at Orchard Park High before transferring to Frontier, where he was all-league. That was good enough for West Virginia, which brought him to Morgantown to play football. Wolfley was a special teams star until his senior year, when he grabbed a starting running back’s role.

Wolfley moved on to the NFL, joining older brother Craig, when he was drafted by the Cardinals in 1985. He stayed for seven years, becoming one of the best special teamers in the NFL during that span (four straight Pro Bowls).

In 1992, he moved on to Cleveland for two seasons, and then signed with the Rams in 1994 for one last season. Wolfley was the first player ever to play for both the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.

He does some broadcasting in Arizona now. And if you are in Phoenix, drop in on his restaurant, “Wolfley’s.”

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.