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Ronald Matthew Solt (born May 19, 1962) is a former American football guard in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ron Solt
No. 66, 65
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1962-05-19) May 19, 1962 (age 57)
Bainbridge, Maryland
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:279 lb (127 kg)
Career information
College:Maryland
NFL Draft:1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

BiographyEdit

Solt was born in Bainbridge, Maryland and graduated from James M. Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.[1] He played college football at the University of Maryland.

He was drafted in the first round (nineteenth overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.[2] The Colts selected Solt with the draft pick received in the trade with the Denver Broncos, which had been forced by John Elway after he refused to play in Baltimore the year prior.[3]

After making the Pro Bowl in 1987, Solt became entangled in a contract dispute and held out through the first month of the 1988 season, then was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for their 1989 first round pick and their 1990 fourth round pick.[4]. Solt was suspended for four games at the beginning of the 1990 season for steroid use.[5] Solt resigned with the Colts as a Plan B free agent in 1992.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ron Solt". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ron Solt". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  3. ^ What if the Colts had called John Elway's bluff?, ESPN, February 24, 2007.
  4. ^ The Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday acquired offensive guard Ron Solt
  5. ^ N.F.L. Bans 15 for Drugs or Steroids
  6. ^ Solt Signs With Colts

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