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Ron McKinnon


Ronald Keith McKinnon

Inducted 2008

Date of Birth



Ft. Rucker, AL


University of North Alabama (1992-1995)


The first defensive player ever to win the Harlon Hill Trophy, Ronald McKinnon led the University of North Alabama to three straight Division II National Championships during his record-breaking career. A three-time consensus first-team All-America, McKinnon was a four-time first-team All-Gulf South Conference pick and led the Lions to three consecutive GSC championships. Named the conference's Player of the Quarter Century (1971-95), the Elba, Alabama native led UNA to four straight titles (621) and season tackles (175). McKinnon played ten seasons in the NFL, nine as a starter for the Arizona Cardinals, and finished his career with the New Orleans Saints. He was heavily involved in community service activities with the Cardinals and conducted numerous free youth football clinics in Arizona and Alabama while in the league.


Height 6'0

Weight 246

Career Highlights

  • 1995 All-Conference
  • 1995 First Team All-America (Div. II)
  • 1995 Harlon Hill Winner
  • 1994 All-Conference
  • 1994 First Team All-America (Div II)
  • 1993 All-Conference
  • 1993 First Team All-America (Div. II)
  • 1992 All-Conference
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