Former NFL and UNLV coach Ron Meyer, dies at the age of 76

LAS VEGAS - UNLV Athletics announced from its Twitter account Tuesday afternoon that former football Ron Meyer has died.

Meyer coached at UNLV for three seasons compiling a record of 27-8, which included a 12-1 season in 1974 with the program losing in the Grantland Rice Bowl. He left for SMU in 1976 resurrecting a Mustang program that finished 10-1 in 1981 with a #5 ranking in the associated press Top-25.

Meyer left for the National Football League in 1982 to coach the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts six seasons compiling a 54-50 record for both franchises.

In 1994, he returned to coaching again becoming the head coach of the Canadian Football League's Las Vegas Posse franchise. The Posse finished the season 5–13 suffering poor attendance with Meyer later being fired if the team's proposed move to Mississippi went through, but when it did not, and the Posse's roster was vacant.

Meyer’s last coaching gig was with the XFL's Chicago Enforcers with the team finishing 5–5 and would lose to the eventual champion, the Los Angeles Xtreme, in the league semifinals.

After the season, the XFL folded.


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