Dallas Cowboys Outstanding Corner back, 2-time Super Bowl winner, College Football Hall of Famer, and Professional Football Hall of Famer Mel Renfro.
A Flashback to historical NFL Final Games
On December 30, 1956, in the final game of the season, the Giants beat the Chicago Bears 47-7 for the 4th championship in their history. The focal points for the New Yorkers' coaching staff at the time were future legends Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry, who inscribed their names in the history of the Packers and Cowboys franchises.
In 1962, in the final game, the Packers, under Lombardi's leadership, took over the Giants 16-7. For the team, the title became the eighth, ten players of that squad later entered the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
A truly unfortunate day for coach Mike Shanahan, father of the current helmsman in San Francisco. In 2008, he was fired from the Broncos, to which he gave a significant part of his life, and in 2013 the same fate overtook Mike in the Washington Redskins.
Mel Renfro Bio
Melvin Lacy Renfro was born on December 30, 1941, in Texas. Their family later moved to Oregon, where Mel graduated from high school. For his team, he played as a midfielder with his brother Ray, later was a quarterback. He also successfully competed in broad jump and hurdling competitions. After graduating from high school, Renfro entered the University of Oregon, where he played secondaries and runners. There he was one of the first athletes in college history to compete in multiple sports.
During his college career, Mel averaged 1,540 yards and recorded 23 touchdowns, adding 644 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns. Considered one of the best running backs in the history of the University of Oregon, he has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame since 1986.
NFL 1964 Draft, Dallas picked him in the second round. At the same time, the procedure was delayed for several hours while the team doctors examined Mel's previously injured wrist.
Cowboys head coach Tom Landry thought he would be more useful as a newbie in the safety position and put him in defense.
In his debut season, Renfro made 7 interceptions and became the best in the league in high hurdles and broad jump.
From 1964 to 1973, he was a consistent Pro Bowl member, and in 1969 became the Defensive MVP. Together with Dallas, Mel played in four Super Bowls and won two of them.
As part of the Cowboys, he spent his entire career, 14 seasons. During this time, he made 52 interceptions, averaged over 3000 yards on returns and scored six touchdowns. Since 1981, Renfro has been a member of the Dallas Honor Ring.
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Mel Renfro stopped playing in 1977 and went bankrupt almost immediately. In the early 1980s, he even spent some time in prison. He later coached the Los Angeles Express United States Football League team and worked with secondaries in the St. Louis Cardinals.