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Ron McDole

Roland 'Ron' McDole (born 1939) was nicknamed "the Dancing Bear" because he was nimble-footed despite his size. The defensive end from the University of Nebraska went to the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League after spending the 1962 season with the AFL's Houston Oilers. McDole went on to anchor the left side of the Bills' great defensive line for the next eight seasons.

The Bills finished tied with the Boston Patriots for the AFL's Eastern Division title in 1963, losing the playoff game to the Pats.They would win the division for the next three years, winning two American Football League championships, in 1964 and in 1965. McDole and his defensive team-mates held the opposition without a rushing touchdown in 17 straight games over 1964-1965. McDole was the defensive team captain during those years, an AFL All-star in 1965 and 1967. He was selected to the All-Time All-AFL second team, and is a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.


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