Who is Ron Wolfley? NFL fans react to hearing Arizona Cardinals commentator against Cowboys

Joshua Rogers August 14, 2021
Who is Ron Wolfley? NFL fans react to hearing Arizona Cardinals commentator against Cowboys
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During the Cardinals vs Cowboys preseason game on the NFL Network, fans experienced Arizona color commentator Ron Wolfley. People on Twitter compared Wolfley’s voice to an old wrestler, and generally wondered who the announcer was.

Arizona Cardinals edge past Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 preseason game

On Friday, the Arizona Cardinals hosted the Dallas Cowboys in their first NFL preseason game of 2021.

At State Farm Stadium, the Cardinals won the game 19-16 on a last-second field goal from Matt Prater.

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Prater went 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, with his 47-yarder winning it as time expired.

For the Cowboys, it was a night to forget, as they lost five players to injury.

Defensive tackle Neville Gallimore suffered a reported hyperextended elbow.

That was followed by backup tight end Sean McKeon going to the locker room with an ankle ailment.

Receiver Malik Turner, linebacker Anthony Hines, and offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe also all sustained injuries.

The Cardinals next game will be against the Kansas City Chiefs next Friday (21 August).

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People react to hearing Ron Wolfley on Cardinals commentory

The Cardinals vs Cowboys game was broadcast on the NFL Network last night.

That meant a national audience was able to watch along with Arizona fans viewing the local broadcast on NBC.

ESPN’s Dave Pasch is a recognisable face/voice to many.

However, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM‘s Ron Wolfley, who was also on announcer duties during the game, is a little less well known.

Ron Wolfley is a co-host on Arizona Sports’ Doug & Wolf, and is a color commentator for the Cardinals’ radio broadcast.

Those on Twitter seemed a little taken aback by Wolfley’s commentary style, and compared his voice to that of a wrestler.

More on former NFL player Ron Wolfley

Ron Wolfley is a former NFL fullback who played for the St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals from 1985 through 1991.

The Cardinals selected Ron in the fourth round of the 1985 NFL Draft.

Over his seven seasons there, he totaled 252 yards and two scores.

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Between 1986-1989, he was selected to the Pro Bowl four times.

He is the only player to have played in St. Louis for both the Cardinals and the Rams.

Wolfley is the younger brother of former offensive lineman Craig Wolfley, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.