|Born:||February 14, 1933|
|Died:||December 16, 2018 85) (aged|
|High school:|| Laurel |
|NFL Draft:||1955 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15|
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Ron Waller (February 14, 1933 – December 16, 2018) was an American football player and coach. He played in the National Football League (NFL) as a running back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1955 through 1958 and for the American Football League's Los Angeles Chargers in 1960. He was the interim head coach of the NFL's San Diego Chargers for the final six games of the 1973 season, and held the same position with the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League (WFL) in 1974. Waller was also the head coach of the Wilmington Clippers and the Norfolk Neptunes of the Atlantic Coast Football League.
Prior to his professional career, Waller played for Laurel High School in Laurel, Delaware and the University of Maryland, College Park. He was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame in 1977. Waller died in Delaware on December 16, 2018 at the age of 85.
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