Jack Del Rio Birthday (April 4th)

Jack Del Rio Birthday (April 4th)

Introduction

Jack Del Rio has been an American football player and currently heads the coach team of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Personal Information:

  • Born on April 4, 1963 in Castro Valley, California) his football career began in high school.
  • He lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Linda, three daughters and a son 
  • He played for the Hayward High School when he studied there.
  • He studied political science at the University of Kansas where he played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Professional Achievements:

  • From 1981-84, he was linebacker at Southern California.
  • In 1985, he was MVP for the Pose Bowl.
  • In 1981, he also played baseball for USC against Toronto Blue Jays as catcher.
  • He played for the New Orleans Saints (1985), Kansas City Chiefs (1987-88), Dallas Cowboys (1989-91), Minnesota Vikings (1992-95) and Miami Dolphins (1996).
  • He also played at the 1994 Pro-Bowl.
  • With a record of 14-18 in the NFL, he took to a career as a coach.
  • He began his coaching career in 1997 with the New Orleans Saints. Later he also coached the linebackers of the Baltimore Ravens in 1999.
  • After a series of team successes, he was titled defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers.
  • Since 2003, Del Rio is the second head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • He is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity.
  • After John Gruden, Del Rio is the second-youngest head coach in the NFL. 
  • He has trained under some of the best and most reputed coaches and played under John Robinson, Bum Phillips, Jim Mora, Frank Gansz, Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Green.  
  • The list also includes eminent coaches like Dom Capers, Dave Campo, Dave Wannstedt, Tony Dungy, Monte Kiffin, Tom Moore, Norv Turner, Butch Davis and Mike Tice.  
  • He has coached Mike Ditka, Super Bowl winner Brian Billick, and Super Bowl participant John Fox when he was an assistant coach for six seasons. He has also coached along with Marvin Lewis and Mike Nolan.  

Awards and Honors:

  • Consensus All-American Honors as a senior linebacker at Southern California.
  • He was Runner-up for Lombardi Award.
  • Saints’ Rookie of the Year Award in 1985

Quotable Quotes

  • "This wasn't our year, it was the Steelers'. Next year is ours."
  • He coined the motto “Keep Chopping Wood” for the Jacksonville Jaguars