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Ron Calcagni

Ron Calcagni
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Import
Position(s): QB
College: University of Arkansas
Hand: Right
Organizations
As player:
1979
1980-1981
Montreal Alouettes
Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Honors: All Southwest Conference, 1977
2009 Arkansas Hall of Honor
Career stats
Record 25-4-2

Ron Calcagni (born February 6, 1957) is a former [1]

Calcagni had a record setting career with Arkansas. His 25–4–2 winning record made him the winningest quarterback in Razorbacks history. Calcagni is perhaps best known for his role in the defeat of the heavily favored #2 ranked UCLA.

During his time at Arkansas Calcagni played alongside Chicago Bears great Dan Hampton, running back Ben Cowins and record setting kicker Steve Little. The Razorbacks went 10-2 in 1975, 5-5-1 in 1976, 11-1 in 1977 and 9-2-1 in 1978 with Calcagni as starting quarterback.

Professional and coaching careers

Despite his success in college Calcagni was not drafted into the NFL. He played three seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Rough Riders before entering into a career as a coach. He worked as quarterbacks and receivers coach for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. Calcagni worked as inside receivers coach for the University of Houston from 1987 to 1991.[3] Ron Calcagni currently is the head coach for the Pulaski Heights Middle School Panthers where he has won two district championships. He has also served as the President of Marketing for Arkansas Sports Entertainment.

References

Ron Calcagni, "The Greatest Game of my Life"

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