James Stephen "Jim" Ringo (November 21, 1931 – November 19, 2007) was a professional American football player, a Hall of Fame center and coach. He was a ten time Pro Bowler during his career.
Ringo grew up in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Schudel, Matt. , The Washington Post
, November 22, 2007. Accessed March 14, 2011. "James S. Ringo Jr. was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Orange, N.J., and grew up in Phillipsburg, N.J." and played high school football
at Phillipsburg High School
.via Associated Press
. , The Star-Ledger
, November 19, 2007. Accessed March 14, 2011. "Jim Ringo, who played for Phillipsburg High School before going on to a Hall of Fame career as a center for the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, died this morning after a short illness. He was two days shy of his 76th birthday." He went on to play college football
at Syracuse University
Green Bay Packers
The Packers drafted
him in the seventh round of the 1953 NFL Draft
out of Syracuse. Ringo was considered vastly undersized at 211 pounds.
He was not, however, unfit for the role, using his outstanding quickness and excellent technique to build a 15-year NFL career, including 11 seasons with the Packers
, as one of the game's best centers.
Ringo played for four different head coaches in... Read More