Ron Simpkins

Ronald Bernard Simpkins (born April 2, 1958) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the 1980s. Simpkins played college football at the University of Michigan, and was recognized as an All-American. He played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers of the NFL.

Simpkins was born in Detroit, Michigan.

He is currently the head coach of varsity football at Western International High School, his alma mater.

1979 College Football All-America Team consensus selections
  • QB Marc Wilson
  • RB Vagas Ferguson
  • RB Billy Sims
  • RB Charles White
  • WR Ken Margerum
  • TE Junior Miller

  • OT Greg Kolenda
  • G Brad Budde
  • G Jim Bunch
  • G Ken Fritz
  • C Jim Ritcher
  • DL Bruce Clark
  • DL Hugh Green
  • DL Steve McMichael
  • DL Ron Simmons
  • DL Jim Stuckey

  • LB George Cumby
  • LB Ron Simpkins
  • LB Mike Singletary

  • DB Kenny Easley
  • DB Roland James
  • DB Johnnie Johnson
Special teams
  • K Dale Castro
  • P Jim Miller

Name Simpkins, Ron
Alternative names Simpkins, Ronald Bernard; Simpkins, Ronald B.
Short description All-American college football player, professional football player, linebacker
Date of birth April 2, 1958
Place of birth Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date of death
Place of death