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Ron Yary

Offensive Lineman

Biography

Ron Yary was the first overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft; he was the first offensive lineman ever to be selected first overall. He remained with the Vikings from 1968-1981 and continued to dominate defensive lines with his blend of size, speed and strength that was unique at the time and ushered in a new era of offensive line play. He missed only 2 games in his career due to a broken ankle in 1980, but came back and played through the injury for the rest of the season.

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