Mel Renfro Net Worth

How much is Mel Renfro worth?

Net Worth:$1.5 Million
Profession:Professional Football Player
Date of Birth:December 30, 1941
Country:United States of America
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About Mel Renfro

Former cornerback Melvin Lacy Renfro played cornerback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys for the entirety of his 14-year career. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has inducted him.

Renfro, who was raised in Portland, Oregon after relocating with his family from Houston, Texas, excelled in both track and field and two-way football when a student at Portland’s Jefferson High School. He helped his team compile a 23-0 record as a sophomore and junior, winning consecutive Class A-1 football state championships in 1957 and 1958.

Former American football player Mel Renfro has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars, as of 2023. Renfro is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

One of the best high school teams in Oregon history, the Democrats’ 1958 squad featured him at halfback, quarterback Terry Baker (who won the Heisman Trophy at Oregon State in 1962), halfback Mickey Hergert (who was one of the top ground gainers in the country at Lewis & Clark College), and his brother Raye Renfro at fullback (in 1958 he broke a Portland Interscholastic League record with 24 touchdowns).

In football, he was named to the All-Coast team three times and is one of just two players in university history to be named to the All-American team twice (Steve Barnett is the other player). In addition, George Shaw was the first two-sport All-American in university history; he played baseball and football.

In 1962, Renfro played Rice in Houston in one of his best collegiate contests. On October 13, Renfro led the Ducks to a 31-12 victory by excelling on both offense and defense. Prior to the Ducks’ visit, Rice Stadium had been a whites-only venue; however, university administrators let Renfro’s family to enter and sit in a designated area of the stadium close to the 35-yard line.

The men’s track and field team of Oregon, directed by coach Bill Bowerman, was among the best in the country from 1960 through 1965. By placing second behind classmate Jerry Tarr in the 120-yard (110 m) high hurdles with a time of 13.8 and third in the long jump with a height of 25′-1114″ (7.905 m) in 1962, Renfro helped the university win its first NCAA team title.

  • Born: Dec. 30, 1941 – Houston, Texas
  • Drafted: Mel Renfro was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 1964 NFL Draft
  • Years Played: 1964-1977
  • Position Played: Mel Renfro was a running back coming out of college, but played cornerback and safety for the Dallas Cowboys. He also returned punts and kickoffs early in his career.
  • Played For: Dallas Cowboys
  • Alma Mater: Oregon
  • Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1996
  • Uniform Number: 20

Best Season: Mel Renro’s best season was probably in 1971 when he picked off 11 passes and recovered two fumbles.

High School Highlights: Two-Time High School All-American Running Back

College Highlights: Consensus All-American (1962)

NFL Highlights:

  • Led the NFL in Kickoff and Punt Returns His Rookie Season
  • • Named All-Pro Five Times (1964,65,69,71,73)
  • • Selected to Pro Bowl 10 Times
  • • Named Pro Bowl MVP (1971) • Named All-NFC three times
  • • Set a Dallas Cowboys Career Record with 52 interceptions
  • • Won Two Super Bowl Titles (VI, XII)
  • • Won Four NFC Championships
  • • Won Nine Division Titles
  • • Inducted Into Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (1981)
  • • Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame (1996)

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