From 1960 to 1972, Ron Mix was a ten-time All-League and All-Pro offensive lineman with the American Football League’s San Diego (and Los Angeles) Chargers and Oakland Raiders. In 1979, Ron became the second AFL player and sixth offensive lineman, all-time, elected the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A University of Southern California All-America in 1959, he was the first draft choice of both the National Football League Baltimore Colts and AFL Boston Patriots. The Patriots traded their rights to Mix to the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960, and one year later the franchise moved to San Diego, where he starred at both offensive tackle and offensive guard. He retired in l970, but returned to play two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
Ron played in seven All-Star games, and the Chargers retired his jersey--number 74. He was unanimously named to the All-Time AFL Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.