- Category : 1926-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (2,46)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 4
American pro athlete and law enforcement officer, a football player who was on Notre Dame University's 1946 champion team. He began his pro football career with the Buffalo Bills (1947-1949), then with the New York Yanks (1950-1951) and finally the Cleveland Browns (1952-1956). He retired from the sport in 1956 after sustaining a knee injury.
In 1961 he announced his intention to run for the office of Sheriff of Campbell County, KY. He vowed to clean up corruption and organized crime, but his own alleged involvement with a prostitute itself caused a scandal. He claimed he was given a drug that knocked him out and was set up; the case against him was thrown out and he won the election in November 1961.
Well-educated with a law degree and versatile, he went on to become a football commentator. He moved to Centennial, CO in 1967 and became a financial planner.
Ratterman died in Centennial, Colorado, on 3 November 2007, aged 80, from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. He and his wife of 59 years had ten children.