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Why do they call Ron Rivera Riverboat Ron?

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Asked by: Wing Marshall

Yet, they hired former Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, also known as “Riverboat Ron.” Rivera earned the moniker when he showed the instincts of a riverboat gambler because of his aggressive fourth-down decision making.

Was Ron Rivera in the military?

He didn’t serve himself, he played for the Chicago Bears after college, part of the famous 1985 Bears defense that won Super Bowl XX. Rivera did grow up in a military household, born at Fort Ord and raised with the military discipline of a father who served 32 years in the Army.

What does Ron Rivera have?

squamous cell carcinoma

Rivera was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in August 2020. He endured seven weeks of treatments during the season, never missing a game and sitting out only three practices.

Who does Rivera coach for?

The Washington Football Team

The Washington Football Team has endured two losing seasons, uncertainty at the quarterback position, and a mess of on- and off-field issues since coach Ron Rivera arrived.

What is Ron Rivera’s salary?

Ron Rivera, Washington Commanders, $7 million per year.

How many black coaches are in the NFL?


NFL Black coaches now total 3; Flores hired as assistant coach in Pittsburgh.

What is Brian Flores ethnicity?


Flores was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City to Honduran parents.

What ethnicity is Ron Rivera?

With a combined Puerto Rican and Mexican American heritage, Ron Rivera became only the third Latino head coach in NFL history- continuing the legacy of Hall of Fame members Tom Fears & Tom Flores.

What race is Robert Saleh?


He is of Lebanese descent. He attended Northern Michigan University from , where he earned a degree in finance and was a four-year starter for the Northern Michigan Wildcats football team, earning all-conference honors as a tight end.

Do NFL teams have to interview black coaches?

The Rooney Rule is an NFL diversity policy that mandates teams interview ethnic minority candidates outside the organization for coaching and front office positions.