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  • Born: April 4, 1963, Castro Valley, CA
  • 3rd Year w/Ravens
  • 5th Year Coaching
  • 16th Year NFL
  • USC
  • Jack Del Rio  

    Jack Del Rio, in his third season with Baltimore, coaches the talented starting trio of Peter Boulware, Ray Lewis and Jamie Sharper. Last season, Baltimore�s defense set the NFL 16-game record by allowing only 165 points. The defense, led by Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl XXXV MVP Ray Lewis, recorded four shutouts, one shy of the post-1970 record. The defense continued its domination in the playoffs, allowing just one touchdown in four games. The lone score allowed in Baltimore�s 34-7 Super Bowl XXXV win over the New York Giants came on a kickoff return.

    Jack joined the Ravens after spending two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, 1998 as linebackers� coach and 1997 as assistant strength and conditioning coach. An 11-year NFL veteran, Jack was a third-round choice of the Saints in 1985. He earned the Saints� Rookie of the Year honors in 1985 and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team. After two seasons (1985-86) with the Saints, Jack played for the Chiefs (1987-88), Cowboys (1989-91) and Vikings (1992-95). Del Rio led the Vikings in tackles for three straight years (1992-94) and played in the Pro Bowl following the �94 season. Jack logged over 100 consecutive starts from 1989-94, recorded over 1,000 career tackles and had 13 career interceptions.

    Del Rio was a four-year starter at Southern Cal, where he earned consensus All-America as a senior and was a finalist for the Lombardi Award. He led USC in loss-tackles for three consecutive seasons. Del Rio was also a catcher on USC�s baseball team, where he batted .330, caught current Arizona ace Randy Johnson and played with St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire.

    Jack and his wife, Linda, have four children: Lauren, Hope, Aubrey and Luke. The Del Rios split their time between Baltimore and New Orleans.

    Coaching Background: 1997-98 (New Orleans Saints); 1999-2001 (Baltimore Ravens).

    Last updated on 8/22/01.

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