Barry “Chad” Ruffner announced his retirement as a member of the semiprofessional Western Pennsylvania Warhawks at the age of sixty. The Warhawks completed their season with a 4-6 record in the United States Football Alliance.
Chad, a 1971 graduate of IUP, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1970 and also played for the Chicago Fire of the World Football League. He was inducted into the IUP Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.
Chad indicated that he made it through the season injury free, and sixty seemed like a nice round number to end on.