Wolfley Hall of Fame Bound

  • By John Antonik
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  • June 06, 2012 02:51 PM
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Former West Virginia University football great Ron Wolfley is one of 14 who will be inducted into the Great Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

This year’s class was unveiled this afternoon at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

Wolfley, a native of Orchard Park, N.Y., was a three-year standout for the Mountaineers under Coach Don Nehlen, the fullback helping West Virginia to Gator, Hall of Fame and Bluebonnet bowl appearances during his playing career.

He was selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985 where he became known as one of the premier special teams players in the league, his fearless play enabling him to earn four consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl from 1986-89.

In 1992, Wolfley signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns where he played for two seasons before ending his career back in St. Louis with the Rams in 1994. Wolfley owns the unique distinction of being the only player to have played for both the Cardinals and the Rams while those organizations were in St. Louis.

Today, Ron lives in Phoenix where he owns a popular restaurant, Wolfley’s Neighborhood Grill, and also co-hosts an afternoon, drive-time radio sports show on KTAR. He serves as the color analyst for the Arizona Cardinals radio network with veteran sportscaster Dave Pasch.

Also joining Wolfley in this year’s class is his older brother Craig Wolfley, a Syracuse graduate who played offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This year marks the 22nd class to be inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame since its inception in 1991 and brings the total membership to 254.


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