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Born: April 15, 1991 – Los Angeles, CA
2017: Years as a Lion: 4th Years in CFL: 4th Status: International
Career Games: 43 Playoffs: 2 Grey Cup: 0
Ronnie was signed as a free agent on October 7, 2013 as part of the Lions’ practice roster expansion period. He re-signed with the club in advance of the 2014 season.
2016: Ronnie enjoyed another steady and effective start in 2016 notching 19 tackles and four knockdowns through the first nine games of the year before a broken foot suffered in Toronto on August 31 sidelined him for the remainder of the year.
2015: Solidifying his spot as the Lions’ starting boundary corner and one of the top defensive backs in the CFL, Ronnie recorded 50 defensive tackles and a pair of interceptions one of which he returned for a 13-yard touchdown in Edmonton on October 17.
2014: Earning a starting role coming out of training camp, Ronnie enjoyed a remarkable debut season for the Lions recording 39 defensive stops and six more on special teams. Quickly earning a reputation for big plays, his two interceptions on the year were both returned for touchdowns. The first was a 34-yard effort in Calgary on Aug 1/14 off Drew Tate and the second came two weeks later in Toronto on Aug 17/24 when he took a Ricky Ray offering 31 yards for a major.
2013: Ronnie signed as a free agent with the Lions on October 7, 2013 during the CFL’s practice roster expansion period. He did not see game action and remained on the practice roster through the end of the season. Prior to joining the Lions, Ronnie was an undrafted free agent signing of the Arizona Cardinals.
2009-2012: Ronnie appeared in 46 games over four years at San Jose State recording 109 defensive tackles and two interceptions. The athletic defensive back was also a noted returner for the Spartans and notched 665 kickoff return yards on 33 attempts.
Ronnie, who spends his offseason training in San Diego, California, began playing football when he was nine years old. He majored in Sociology at San Jose State but after the birth of his son, decided that he wanted to pursue a career working with childhood development after football. Ronnie has more tattoos than he count, many of which he designed himself. It follows that he spends a lot of his down time drawing and painting. He says his biggest inspirations are his son and his girlfriend.