Jack Del Rio

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Linebacker + Coach
Born Apr 4, 1963

Jack Del Rio is an American football coach, a former player, and is currently defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Del Rio played both football and baseball for the University of Southern California Trojans, and then spent eleven years playing linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He retired from playing in 1996 and went into coaching, serving in a variety of positions for several different NFL teams.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on April 4, 1963.


In football he became a four-year starter. As a senior he earned consensus All-American honors, was a runner-up for the Lombardi Award, given to the nation's best lineman or linebacker and was named along with quarterback Tim Green, co-MVP of the 1985 Rose Bowl. … Read More
1986 23 Years Old In 1986, he lost his starting position to Alvin Toles after the season opener.
1987 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 17, 1987, he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a fifth round draft choice (#112-Greg Scales).
1988 25 Years Old He started 7 games at right outside linebacker in his first season with the team and 10 games at left outside linebacker in 1988, while registering 77 tackles.
1989 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He was released on August 29, 1989.
1991 28 Years Old In 1991, he replaced Eugene Lockhart as the starter at middle linebacker, while leading the team with 130 total tackles, 53 assists and 77 solo tackles. … Read More
1992 29 Years Old On March 4 1992, he was signed as a Plan B free agent by the Minnesota Vikings, recorded 149 tackles and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.


1994 - 1997 3 More Events
1999 36 Years Old In 1999, he accepted a position with the Baltimore Ravens as the linebackers' coach.
2000 37 Years Old He is in part credited for the success of the Ravens' defense, particularly in the 2000 season.
2001 38 Years Old After the 2001 season, he was named defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers and in his first season, in 2002, he led them to the second best defense in the league.


2003 - 2008 2 More Events
2010 47 Years Old On January 11, 2010, Del Rio was offered the head coaching job at USC, his alma mater. … Read More
2011 48 Years Old On November 29, 2011, Del Rio was fired as Jacksonville's head coach. … Read More
2012 49 Years Old On January 27, 2012, Del Rio was hired as the new defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. … Read More


2013 50 Years Old On November 4, 2013, Del Rio was handed the head coaching duties and named interim head coach for several games when head coach John Fox was sidelined due to medical reasons.
He became a coach after his retirement and was hired to his current position as head coach of the Raiders in January 2015. … Read More
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