Ron Mix attended USC, and upon graduation played left tackle and guard for the American Football League's Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers (1960-1969) and the Oakland Raiders (1971).Because he had a Juris Doctor degree, Mix was nicknamed "The Intellectual Assassin" for his physical play. Mix was called for a mere two holding penalties in ten years.Mix, who was listed at 6'5 and 270 pounds, was an early proponent of weightlifting to enhance athletic power. He was years ahead of the curve that soon at lineman and other football players taking up that practice to become better athletes. He was a factor in the Chargers' early domination of the AFL's Western Division, and in San Diego helped them win an American Football League Championship in 1963, when they defeated the Boston Patriots. He was elected to the AFL All-Star team for nine straight years as a Charger, is a member of the All-time All-AFL Team, and is one of only 20 men who played the entire 10 years of the AFL. He was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979 and also a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, being elected to that in 1980.