Ron Mikolajczak was a member of the 1971 Tampa Spartans football team. It was the Spartans' 35th season and competed as a College Division Independent. After an upset loss against Louisiana Tech to open the season, the Spartans won four consecutive games against Chattanooga, Youngstown State, Dayton and Drake. Ranked No. 2 as they entered their game against Villanova, Tampa was upset by the Wildcats 24–3. After the loss, the Spartans would lose three of their next four games. A week after their loss at Louisville, Tampa returned home and lost to Ole Miss by a single point in a game that saw the Spartans score on touchdown passes of 93 and 49 yards. Tampa then rebounded the next week with a 43–7 win over East Carolina. The Spartans then closed the season with a loss at Vanderbilt and a victory over Florida A&M.
Mikolajczak is a former professional American football offensive lineman. He played with the New York Giants of the National Football League for four seasons. He also played in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts, in the WFL for the Memphis Southmen and in the USFL for the Tampa Bay Bandits, Memphis Showboats and Orlando Renegades. He was also a Professional Wrestler during the off-season, winning a match at Madison Square Garden over Stan Stasiak. After his playing days concluded, Gore went on to become a dean and assistant principal at Leto and Plant high schools.