University of Miami  |  1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983

1983 NFL Draft • Round 8 • 214th Overall

It's all about collecting The U, a collection featuring 524 alumni of the University of Miami football program.
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Ronnie Lippett Football Cards

It's All About Collecting The U!

With over 525 player alumni and staff from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the most expansive in existence. It includes players that have been inducted into Hall of Fames through practice squad members and those that merely committed and walked away before the season began. Also represented are head coaches, assistants, and other staff members of the program. Along with traditional football cards, I also count similar flat collectables like pocket schedules and ticket stubs.

The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website,, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so was born.

About Ronnie Lippett

Ronnie Lippett (born December 10, 1960) is a former American professional football player who played eight seasons with the New England Patriots of the National Football League from 1983–1991. A 5’11”, 180 lbs. cornerback from the University of Miami (FL), Lippett was selected by the Patriots in the eighth round of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Ronnie was named the “AFC Defensive Player of the Week” as he intercepted Dan Marino twice in the Patriots 34–7 rout of the Miami Dolphins @ Sullivan Stadium on 10-05-86.

Ronnie blocked an extra point attempt by Pat Leahy in the Patriots 23–13 win over the New York Jets @ Sullivan Stadium on 9-18-83.

He recovered a fumble by Paul McDonald that helped set up the final TD in the Patriots 17–16 win over the Cleveland Browns on 10-07-84.

Ronnie returned a pass by Art Schlitcher 13 yards, with 36 seconds left, in the Patriots 16–10 win over the Colts @ Sullivan Stadium on 12-16-84.

He intercepted Joe Ferguson twice in the Patriots 38–10 rout of the Buffalo Bills @ Sullivan Stadium on 11-11-84. He intercepted Dan Marino twice in the Patriots 34–7 rout of Miami @ Sullivan on 10-05-86. He intercepted Dan Marino twice in their 27–24 loss to the Dolphins @ Foxboro Stadium on 09-09-90. Ronnie intercepted Jim Kelly and Frank Reich in the Patriots 23–3 rout of the Buffalo Bills @ Rich Stadium on 10-26-86.

Ronnie intercepted Marc Wilson twice in the Patriots 27–20 AFC Playoff Game victory over the Los Angeles Raiders @ the LA Coliseum on 01-05-86.

Ronnie was awarded the Patriots UNSUNG Hero Award after the 1987 season.

He recovered an onside kick by Dean Biasucci in the Patriots 16–14 win over the Colts on 09-16-90.

Ronnie started in 111 of his 122 regular season games for the New England Patriots and started in 4 Playoff Games.