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Ron Jaworski    

Former Football Quarterback & Current NFL Analyst on ESPN

After Ron’s 17 year distinguished career as a Quarterback in the NFL, today he is coaching football fans on TV. You can see Jaws, talking about the game, as a football analyst on ESPN. (And boy does he Love to Talk!) Find Jaws weekly during the football season on the following shows: NFL Match-up show on ESPN Along with Merril Hoge and Sal Paolantonio Ron breaks down the plays as only a Quarterback can. Sunday Countdown on ESPN every Sunday morning during the NFL season breaking down the games like only Jaws can. Monday Night Countdown prior to the MNF game giving his insight on the match-up.

As a football player himself, the Rams, impressed with his arm and his performance in the Senior Bowl, drafted Jaws in the second round of the 1973 draft. After spending four years with the Rams, the rights to Jaworski were traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in March of 1977. Under head coach Dick Vermeil and behind Ron’s ability and enthusiastic field leadership, the Eagles advanced to the NFC playoffs in 1978 and 1979. In 1980, Jaws led the Eagles to a 12-4 record, the NFC Championship and their first-ever berth in a Super Bowl (Super Bowl XV vs. the Oakland Raiders). Ron finished the 1980 season as the No. 1-rated passer in the NFC and was awarded the 1980 NFL MVP! In recognition of his brilliant 1980 season, Ron was selected to the Pro Bowl.

Along the way, Ron became known as Jaws. The name was hung on him by his next-door neighbor at the time, Doug Collins, who was a star guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, and would later be an NBA coach and television analyst. “He didn’t come up with Jaws because of that shark movie, though.” Jaws says, “Dougie said it was because my mouth was always open, talking.”

Until the time Ron suffered a broken leg at St. Louis during the 13th game of the 1984 season, he had started 116 straight NFL games, a record for most consecutive starts. Jaws held that record until 1999, when Brett Farve broke it. During his 10 years with the Eagles, Ron’s career statistics include 28,190 passing yards and 179 touchdowns. Ron led the Eagles to the NFC play-offs four )4) times. He is the all-time Eagle leader in many passing categories, including career touchdowns and career passing yardage.

After becoming a free agent in March of 1987, Ron was signed by the Miami Dolphins. Ron played for the Dolphins in 1987 and 1988. In 1989, he signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs. Ron retired in 1990 after sustaining a season-ending knee injury.

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