Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ron Jaworski

Ronald Vincent "Ron" Jaworski (born March 23, 1951, in Lackawanna, New York) is a former American football quarterback and currently an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is also CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc., based out of Blackwood, New Jersey, and manages golf courses in southern New Jersey, northeast Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He also owns part interest in the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. Jaworski was nicknamed "Jaws" by Philadelphia 76ers player (and now coach) Doug Collins prior to the 1981 Super Bowl.

Jaworski, team president of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League, an NFL analyst on ESPN, and owner/operator of Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, New Jersey and Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove, New Jersey. In addition, Ron Jaworski Golf Management manages RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club, West Deptford, New Jersey and Edgewood in the Pines Golf Club in Drums, Pennsylvania. His first on air broadcast experience came in 1976 as the sports director on the Bob Shannon morning show in Orange County, California while Ron was with the Rams. He also worked as a sports commentator for WIP-AM (Ron Jaworski Show, 1988), co-host Celebrity Sports Talk and Eagles wrap-around shows, 1990, and the Eagles post-game show WYSP, 1992. He was part of ESPN's broadcasting team for the second half of its opening-night Monday Night Football doubleheader on September 11, 2006, with Brad Nessler and Dick Vermeil. Jaworski was also the color commentator for Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason games on WFLA-TV from 2003 to 2006. In 2007, he replaced Joe Theismann as color commentator for ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcasts, where he teamed with Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden through 2011. In 2010 Jaworski's first book, The Games That Changed the Game, was published. The book highlights seven games in NFL history which greatly changed the strategies and schemes used in NFL football.

In August 2011, officials from the fledgling Elite Football League of India announced that Jaworski would be among the primary investors and advisers for the league. Other prominent American backers include former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin, and NFL linebacker Brandon Chillar

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