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  • Born: October 27, 1956, Youngstown, OH
  • 3rd Year w/Ravens
  • 9th Year Coaching
  • 22nd Year NFL
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  • Matt Cavanaugh  

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    Matt Cavanaugh, the person who calls the Ravens� plays, is in his third season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after serving in the same capacity with the Chicago Bears for two seasons (1997-98). A 14-year NFL veteran quarterback, Matt is in his ninth season coaching, his fifth as coordinator. Since his arrival in 1999, Cavanaugh has worked with four starting quarterbacks (Scott Mitchell, Stoney Case, Tony Banks and Trent Dilfer). Dilfer, who is no longer with Baltimore, finished 11-1 as a starter in 2000, including the Ravens� 34-7 Super Bowl XXXV victory over the New York Giants. The Ravens set a new team rushing record with 2,199 yards, fifth in the NFL. The powerful ground game, led by rookie Jamal Lewis (1,364 yards), enabled the offense to rank second in the NFL in average time of possession (33:19). The Ravens scored 333 points, second-most in team history, despite a five-game TD drought in October.

    �Matt has had to deal with four different starting quarterbacks since we�ve been here, and Elvis Grbac will be his fifth,� said head coach Brian Billick. �He weathered the storm last October when we didn�t score a touchdown. We came out of that situation stronger than before and won our final 11 games including the World Championship. There aren�t many coordinators who could have done that. He certainly has my respect. I believe Matt will be a head coach in the NFL.� Cavanaugh, 44, spent the 1996 season as quarterbacks coach of the San Francisco 49ers, where he coached current Ravens� QB Elvis Grbac. Matt tutored the quarterbacks for the Arizona Cardinals from 1994-95. He initiated his coaching career in 1993 as tight ends coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Matt played for 14 NFL seasons after being selected in the second round of the 1978 draft by the New England Patriots. He spent five seasons with the Patriots before being traded to San Francisco in 1983, where he backed up Joe Montana. In 1986, Matt was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played four seasons. He played for the Giants in 1990 and �91, where he earned his second Super Bowl ring as a player. In 112 career games, Cavanaugh completed 305 of 579 passes for 4,332 yards, 28 TDs and 30 INTs.

    Cavanaugh was named MVP of the 1976 Sugar Bowl in which the Pittsburgh Panthers won the National Championship. Matt and his wife, Nancy, who is actively involved in fundraising activities for the American Red Cross, have three children: Amy, Andrew and Mollie. The Cavanaughs live in Owings Mills, MD.

    Coaching Background: 1993 (University of Pittsburgh); 1994-95 (Arizona Cardinals); 1996 (San Francisco 49ers); 1997-98 (Chicago Bears); 1999-2001 (Baltimore Ravens).

    Last updated on 8/22/01.

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