Athletic Hall of Fame

Ron Fernandes

Ron Fernandes

Sport(s): Football

Induction Class: 2019

Earned three football letters from 1970 to 1972 and was a three-year starter; Outstanding defensive lineman for the EMU football team; Totaled 219 tackles (111 solo, 97 assist) and five fumble recoveries in his EMU career; One of EMU’s stars in the 1971 Pioneer Bowl with nine tackles and two pass deflections; Led EMU in tackles in 1972 with a total of 101, which included 47 solo stops and 54 assists; Made six tackles for a loss as a senior and led the team in tipped balls with four, and tied for the most fumble recoveries with two; Drafted in the 10th round of the 1973 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins, spent the last five games on the New England Patriots Taxi Squad; Was the 10th Eastern Michigan football player ever selected in the NFL Draft; Played for the New England Patriots and Detroit Wheels of the Word Football League in 1974; Coached the EMU Freshman Team in 1975; Played for the NFL's Baltimore Colts from 1976-79; Played in 40 career games with the Colts, starting in seven games in both 1977 and 1979; Played for the Washington Federals and New Jersey Generals in 1983.

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