Jim Ringo

Jim Ringo

About Jim Ringo

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 and played high school football at Phillipsburg High School. He went on to play college football at Syracuse University. 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 his Packers tenure. In his first six seasons in Green Bay, playing under Gene Ronzani (1953), Lisle Blackbourn (195457) and Ray 'Scooter' McLean (1958), the Packers went 20-50-2 (.291).

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