About Ron Simmons
Ron Simmons is a popular person in the sports industry. He is also one of the richest of them as the current amount of Ron Simmons net worth reaches 3 million dollars. He is a retired professional wrestler and football player. He was using his real name when he was competing in the World Championship Wrestling as well as Extreme Championship Wrestling. Ron Simmons was using his real name as well as his ring names Faarooq or Faarooq Asaad when he was wrestling in the World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment. Ron Simmons is represented by WWE, where he belongs to its Legends program.
Ron Simmons was a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He was the first African American wrestler to hold this title and thus, WWE named him the first black world heavyweight champion in professional wrestling history. Together with Butch Reed, Ron Simmons became the WCW World Tag Team Champion. With another wrestler, Big Josh, he became a winner of the WCW United States Tag Team Championship. Ron Simmons also was a three-time WWF Tag Team Champion with Bradshaw, where they represented the Acolytes Protection Agency.
Before he focused on his career as a wrestler, he was a football player. Ron Simmons was playing football on a collegiate level and later continued this career as a professional player. He was playing in the position of a defensive tackle in the National Football League, the United States Football League, and the Canadian Football League. As a college football player, Ron Simmons was playing for Florida State University. He earned All-American honors. As a professional football player, he belonged to such teams as the Cleveland Browns in the NFL, the Tampa Bay Bandits in the USFL and the Ottawa Rough Riders in the CFL. Thus, his football career has made his name more known in the sports world and also increased the total size of Ron Simmons net worth.
He was born in 1958 in Perry, Georgia. Ron Simmons attended Warner Robins High School. There, he was focused on his football career and played this sport as a linebacker and a tight end. In 1976, he got the title of the lineman of the year. Also, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution honored Ron Simmons as first team All-State. In the period of 1977-1980, Ron Simmons was playing football at Florida State University. He was playing in the position of a defensive nose guard. His coach there was Bobby Bowden. In 1979 as well as 1980, Ron Simmons was titled as Consensus All-American. In 1988, Florida State University retired his jersey number 50. Ron Simmons name was inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame for his college football career at Florida State University. Thus, football began to make his name famous in the sports industry.