Ronald Mandel Lott was born May 8, 1959.

Lott emerged as one of the best secondary players in NFL history, tallying 63 interceptions for five touchdowns in his 16-year NFL career.

He spent much of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, playing 10 years and winning four Super Bowls along the way. He had a career-high 10 interceptions in 1986 despite an injury that forced him to sit out the last two games.

A punishing hitter, Lott was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He was selected to 10 Pro Bowls and made first team All-Pro six times. His crushing tackle of Bengals running back Ickey Woods remains one of the most memorable hits in Super Bowl history.

Check out more famous birthday sports history in Throwback on ThePostGame.

Story continues below