Hall of Fame Vikings Veteran Offensive Tackle

  15-year NFL veteran Ron Yary holds the distinction of being the first offensive lineman to be the chosen #1 overall in the college draft. The Minnesota Viking picked the All-American from USC with their first pick of the 1968 college draft. By 1969 he was on his way to establishing himself as one league’s top offensive tackles. He started a total of 180 games and missed only 2 games from 1970 to 1981 – and that was because of a broken ankle.

  Ron Yary made the NFL All Pro team 6 times and the Pro Bowl 7. Selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-1970s Decade Team as well as the Pro Football Reference All 1970s Team.

  Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

Ron Yary of the MInnesota Vikings. 1968 to 1982
Ron Yary

Image Gallery of Ron Yary, Offensive Tackle 1968-1982

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