Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Ron "Jingle Joints" Sellers

Ron "Jingle Joints" Sellers

Details

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • School: Florida State
  • High School: Jacksonville, FL (Paxson HS)
  • Years: 1966-1968
  • Inducted: 1988
  • Place of Birth: Jacksonville, FL
  • Date of Birth: Feb 05, 1947
  • Jersey Number: 34
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 187

Member Biography

Ron Sellers was the greatest college pass receiver of his time. In three seasons at Florida State he caught 212 passes for 3,598 yards. His career yardage was a national record in 1968 and lasted 19 years. When he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988, 20 years after his last game, he still held 16 school records. His best performance came in 1968 against South Carolina with 16 catches. In other games in his career he caught 14 passes (three times) and 13 passes (three times). His 14 receptions against Penn State in 1967 set a Gator Bowl record. Against Wake Forest in 1968 he caught five touchdown passes. It's no wonder Ron was twice All-America. Sometimes he was listed as an end on the line, sometimes as a flanker coming out of the backfield. Sports Illustrated named him Lineman of the Week; the Atlanta Touchdown Club named him Back of the Week. He tacked on five years as a pro with the Patriots, Cowboys and Dolphins and later moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to head Ron Sellers Associates, insurance specialists. He was named to the board of trustees of Florida State University.