Former SMU coach Ron Meyer dies at 76

2 Dec 1990: Ron Meyer, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, watches from the sidelines during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cardinals won the game, 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport
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Ron Meyer, who coached the Indianapolis Colts from 1986-1991 has died. He was 76 years old.

Meyer led the Colts to their first division title and playoff appearance in Indy in 1987. He was fired midseason in 1991 after an 0-5 start to the year. He had a 36-35 overall record with the Colts.

He played quarterback and defensive back for the Boilermakers in 1961-62 and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Meyer got his coaching start in the Indiana high school ranks with Penn in Mishawaka in 1964. He was an assistant at Purdue from 1965-70. 

He is known for his time as SMU's head coach (1976-81) and the New England Patriots (1982-84).

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