Ron Solt

1999, State Inductee
About This Inductee
  • Coughlin High School-football
  • 1980 Wyoming Valley Conference champs
  • All-Scholastic, All-State, All-American
  • University of Maryland-4-year starter
  • Played in Aloha, Tangerine, Japan, North-South Bowls
  • 1983 Atlantic Conference Lineman of the Year, first team All-ACC
  • 1983 Rookie of the Year with NFL’s Indianapolis Colts
  • Named to AFC Pro Bowl, UPI All-Pro Team 1987
  • Lineman of the Year with Philadelphia Eagles 1990
  • Outstanding Lineman of the Year with Colts 1991
  • Inducted into PA Sports Hall of Fame in 2005

Ron Solt graduated from Coughlin High School in 1980 with a 3.8 grade point aver­age. Along with his honors as a student, Ron excelled in football, wrestling and track at Coughlin. Ron starred on Coughlin’s undefeated 1980 football team, which went on to become Wyoming Valley champions. Ron was All-Scholastic two years in 1979 and 1980. He was named to the PA All-State team in 1980, as well as being named to the High School All-American team as an offensive guard and a defensive tackle. He was also named to the Adidas All-American Team. Ron also excelled in wrestling at Coughlin High where in 1980 he was district cham­pion, regional champion, and finished second in the state wrestling tournament that year. Ron also led Coughlin’s track team, earning a first place in the Shot Put in the district meet and a fourth place in the PA State meet. Ron earned a football scholarship to the University of Maryland and graduated with a 3.5 scholastic average. He played four years at Maryland, participating in the Aloha Bowl, Tangerine Bowl, Japan Bowl, and the North and South Bowl. He was voted the Atlantic Conference Lineman of the Year in 1983, and also named to the First Team All-ACC in 1982 and 1983. Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1983, Ron was “Rookie of the Year.” Ron was named to the AFC Pro Bowl and the UPI All-Pro Team in 1987. In 1988, Ron was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and in 1990 started his 100th straight game. Ron was named the Philadelphia Inquirer Lineman of the Year that same year. Ron went back to the Colts in 1991 through 1993, and was named Outstanding Lineman again in 1991. Ron again resides in the Wyoming Valley and has six children, Kierra, Lauren, Tayler, Jarred, Matthew and Ryan.