Former SMU and NFL coach Ron Meyer dies at 76

AUSTIN (AP) — Ron Meyer, the football coach behind SMU’s powerhouse “Pony Express” teams who later called for a snowplow to clear a spot so the New England Patriots could kick the winning field goal against Miami in one of the NFL’s most memorable moments, has died. He was 76. Meyer died Tuesday after collapsing with an aortic aneurism while playing golf in the Austin suburb of Lakeway, his family said in a statement. “It’s no accident that at every stop he coached down-trodden teams to great heights. He gave them hope. They believed in him. And he showed them the way,” the Meyer family said. “Devastated to hear the passing of my coach and great friend Ron Meyer. My mom and I loved Coach Meyer.

Original published: 2017-12-06 17:23:27 Read the full Houston News here


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