Hall of Fame Story - Ron Wolf


Contributor... Oklahoma... 1963-1974, 1979-1989 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1966 American Football League, 1976-78 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1990-91 New York Jets, 1991-2001 Green Bay Packers... Began career as a scout for Raiders in 1963... Recognized as one of finest personnel men in pro football... Made lasting mark as longtime player personnel director for Raiders and later as the Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Green Bay Packers... Wolf spent 23 seasons helping build a Raiders franchise that posted winning seasons in all but six years during that span... Raiders claimed nine division titles, played in eight AFL/AFC championship games and three Super Bowls... In 1966 when Raiders owner Al Davis was named Commissioner of American Football League, Wolf joined AFL as Coordinator of Talent... Returned with Davis to Raiders prior to start of 1966 season, remaining through 1974 coordinating club's personnel operations... At age 37 named general manager of expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and built foundation that earned team trip to NFC championship by fourth season... Rejoined Raiders in 1979 heading up personnel operations until 1990 when he briefly joined the New York Jets... During 11 seasons as Executive VP/General Manager, turned Packers into dominant NFL Franchise, claiming three straight NFC Central Division titles and back-to- back Super Bowl appearances... 1996 Packers posted first 16-win season in franchise history that included thrilling 35-21 win over New England in Super Bowl XXXI... Born December 30, 1938 in New Freedom, Pennsylvania.