Ron Springs

Ronald Edward Springs (born Nov. 4, 1956) is a former professional American football running back. He played 8 seasons in the NFL, six for the Dallas Cowboys 1979 to 1984 and two for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1985 to 1986.


Ron Springs, played eight years in the NFL. He was the backfield mate of Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett in Dallas for six seasons, ending his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His best season was in 1983, when he rushed for 541 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 73 passes for 589 yards and a touchdown.

Springs attended Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1975, where his 2,047 rushing yards remains a school record. The following year he enrolled at the Ohio State University, where he played three years under head coach Woody Hayes and led the Buckeyes in both rushing (1,166 yards) and receiving (16 catches for 90 yards) in 1977. In 1978 he was elected as a team co-captain.

Personal life
Since 1990 Springs has had type 2 Diabetes, which led to him having both his right foot and two toes from the left amputated. In 2004, needing a kidney, he was placed on the national transplant list. Though his son Shawn offered to end his career and donate his kidney, Ron refused. In 2006 former teammate Everson Walls agreed to donate one of his kidneys, and the transplant took place in March.

Springs is the father of current Washington Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs.

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