Ron Drzewiecki

Ron Drzewiecki
No. 21, 22
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1933-01-25)January 25, 1933
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of death: November 4, 2015(2015-11-04) (aged 82)
Place of death: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Boys' Tech (WI)
College: Marquette
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Ronald John "Ron" Drzewiecki (January 25, 1933 – November 4, 2015) was a professional football player, a halfback and defensive back in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears in 1955 and 1957. He was selected by Chicago in the first round of the 1955 NFL Draft with the eleventh overall pick.[1] He spent the 1956 season in the U.S. Navy and was cut from the Bears' training camp in mid-August 1958.[2]

Drzewiecki was offered more money in 1955 to play in Canada for the Calgary Stampeders, but opted to play in the NFL with the Bears.[1][3] He signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders in the spring of 1960, months prior to the first season of the American Football League.[4]

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Drzewiecki graduated from Boys' Tech High School in 1951,[5][6] and played college football at Marquette University, also in Milwaukee, and was inducted into its athletic hall of fame in 1985.[7] He died on November 4, 2015 at the age of 82.[8]

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  1. 1 2 "Drzewiecki, Bears' No. 1 draftee, signs". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 7, 1955. p. 4, part 2.
  2. "Bears cut Drzewiecki". Milwaukee Sentinel. August 14, 1958. p. 7, part 2.
  3. "Drzewiecki offered $10,500 by Calgary". Milwaukee Sentinel. March 11, 1955. p. 2, part 2.
  4. "Raiders sign Drzewiecki". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. April 27, 1960. p. 4, part 2.
  5. Wolf, Bob (November 11, 1950). "Tech eleven romps over Bay View, 31-13". Milwaukee Journal. p. 6.
  6. "Freshman may help bolster Hilltop line". Milwaukee Journal. September 3, 1951. p. 2, sports.
  7. "Ron Drzewiecki". Marquette University Athletics. Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  8. Gabler, Ellen (November 8, 2015). "Chicago Bears player Ronald Drzewiecki was born in Milwaukee". The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
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