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Ronnie Lott        

Former Professional Football Player

Ronnie Lott has been a champion and a leader his entire life: on the field, in the board room and most importantly, in the community.

On the Field – Ronnie’s legendary football career began at the University of Southern California where he was part of the 1978 national championship team, a unanimous All-American in 1980, and became a first round pick in the NFL by the San Francisco 49ers. His NFL tenure included four Super Bowl titles and 10 Pro-Bowl appearances. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

In the Board Room – Ronnie’s interests and abilities have extended beyond athletics leading to a collaboration with former teammate Harris Barton. Together they co-founded HRJ Capital, a private equity firm focused on access to top tier venture capital, buyout, real estate and hedge fund managers. HRJ Capital managed over $2 billion in assets before being acquired by Swiss Private Equity firm, Capital Dynamics in 2009. In addition to being an active angel investor in early-stage technology companies, Ronnie has gone on to sit on the boards of a number of public and private companies including OneMain, GSV Capital, The Jefferson Awards Foundation, and the National Football Foundation.

Around the Community – One of Ronnie’s deepest passions is to give back to his community. While playing for the 49ers Ronnie made a commitment to giving back by founding All Stars Helping Kids in 1989. The mission of All Stars Helping Kids is to disrupt the cycle of poverty and encourage innovation by seed funding start-up nonprofits in the Bay Area. Ronnie also serves on several non-profit boards including the Tipping Point Community and Champion Charities, the latter of which he co-founded with Harris Barton in 2004.

Ronnie currently resides in Cupertino, California with his wife, Karen. His eldest son Ryan Nece, is a Venture investor with Next Play. Ronnie and his daughter Hailey co-host a recently launched podcast called Mind Games, his son Isaiah lives in Austin, TX and is a Sales manager for Rubrik, and his youngest daughter Chloe is a Graphic Designer in San Fransisco.

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KNBR Conversation with 49ers Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott

An edited transcript of an interview with former 49er and Raider — and Hall of Famer — Ronnie Lott:

Ronnie Lott optimistic about Oakland stadium plan for Raiders

Ronnie Lott said he is “optimistic” that his investment group can get something done with the political leaders of the city of Oakland and Alameda County to build a stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.

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