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Ronnie Lott
Former 49er great Ronnie Lott (L) chats with former coach Bill Walsh before the 49ers retired Lott's number at a halftime celebration in San Francisco, November 17, 2003. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Ronald Mandel "Ronnie" Lott (born May 8, 1959) is a former American football player who starred as a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in college football and the NFL. He is most well known for his hard hits on opposing players. Noted for his toughness and a Pro Bowler at cornerback and both safety positions, Lott is widely considered one of the best defensive backs in NFL history.

Lott attended Frisbee Junior High and Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California, where he played football under Coach Bill Christopher and graduated in 1977. He considered his time at Eisenhower High School the best years of his life. It is commonly thought that he was the best player on his team, he started as a wide receiver in 1975 as a sophomore, started at wide receiver and safety in 1976 as a junior, and in 1977 he started at quarterback and safety. The football stadium was recently named after Lott, even though he never played in the stadium. Lott was also the winner of the Ken Hubbs Award, given to the greater San Bernardino, California area's top male high school athlete.

Lott graduated from the University of Southern California in 1981 with a degree in public administration. During his years at USC (1977–1980), he helped the team to a share of the 1978 national championship and played in the 1979 and 1980 Rose Bowls. Lott was a unanimous All-American and team captain in 1980. In 2002, he was inducted as one of 15 new members (I-A class) of the College Football Hall of Fame. He was also a 1995 inductee to the USC Athletic Hall of Fame.

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