May Eighth began the NFL draft of 2014. An unusually late date was due to the busy site of the New York Radio City Music Hall, where the event took place. In part, it also influenced the promotion of draft initiatives in different cities. Under a common first number, Houston Texans chose the Jadeveon Clowney d-end from the University of South Carolina. Another di-end also went down in history - Michael Sam, selected by St. Louis Rams under 249 number. His jersey immediately after the draft for a long time held the second place in terms of sales among the attributes of newcomers on the official website of the league.
San Francisco and a number of other NFL clubs, Ronnie Lotto, celebrate their sixty-one year today: four-time Super Bowl winner, member of the Hall of Fame, and one of the best safes in football history.
Ronald Mandel Lott was born May 8, 1959 in Albuquerque. His father was a military pilot, so the family moved repeatedly until it settled in southern California. There he studied at school, began to play football. In the school team, Ronnie tried his hand at the role of quarterback, receiver and safety.
From 1977 to 1980, Lott studied and played for the University of Southern California. Twice, in 1978 and 1979, he became the winner of the Rose Bowl, in the first of these seasons, Torgens won the national championship. In the last year of his college career, Ronnie was the team captain. He is now part of the Student Football Hall of Fame and the University Hall of Fame.
In the 1981 draft, he was selected under the common eighth number by San Francisco. From the first days on the team, Lott became a base player. In the debut season, he made seven interceptions, three of which returned to the touchdown, and helped the team win the Super Bowl. He did not submit only to the Rookie of the Year award, which was given to the linebacker Giants Lawrence Taylor. In 1985, Ronnie amputated part of the little finger, the bone of which was crushed in one of the game joints. He spent ten years in San Francisco, winning four Super Bowls with the team. Only five of the 1980s Niners dynasty players, including Lott, contributed to each of these victories. In 1991, he left the team as a free agent. For another two seasons, Ronnie played for the Raiders and the Jets. During pre-season training in 1995, he was injured, which prompted him to end his career. For fourteen years in the NFL, Lott played more than two hundred matches, made 63 interceptions in the regular season and nine in the playoffs, was invited to Probole ten times, and eight times was included in the first All-Pro team. The league included Ronnie in the symbolic teams for the 75th and 100th anniversary of the NFL; he is also part of the 1980s national team. Number 42, under which he played, was withdrawn from circulation in the Niners.
After completing his career, Lott worked for several years as a commentator on Fox and the Pac-12 conference cable network. Then he went into business. He owned dealerships of Mercedes and Toyota, opened his cafe, and together with Joe Montana founded an investment fund. His name is one of the student football awards that has been presented by the IMPACT foundation to defense players since 2004, demonstrating "the character of a winner and sportsmanship." Among its owners are Jabril Peppers, Anthony Barr, Luke Kickley, JJ Watt and other NFL players.