Linebacker Peterson signs with Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., March 10 (UPI) -- Veteran free-agent linebacker Mike Peterson signed a reported two-year deal Tuesday with the Atlanta Falcons.

Jaguars' player personnel director resigns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars said Tuesday their player personnel director James Harris will resign at the end of the NFL season.

Jags deactivate, fine Peterson

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars de-activated middle linebacker Mike Peterson for Sunday's contest at Detroit and fined him $10,000 for "insubordination."
Peterson back with Jaguars

Peterson back with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Linebacker Mike Peterson returned to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars Friday after being sent home by Coach Jack Del Rio two straight days for insubordination.

Jaguars audition quarterbacks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Jacksonville Wednesday worked out three veteran quarterbacks after learning David Garrard will miss a month because of a high left ankle sprain.

Garrard will quarterback Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jacksonville Coach Jack Del Rio announced Friday David Garrard will start at quarterback when the Jaguars open the season next week against Tennessee.

Del Rio ends potential QB controversy

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Jacksonville Coach Jack Del Rio announced Thursday the Jaguars would open training camp this summer with Byron Leftwich as their No. 1 quarterback.

Mike Shula joins Jacksonville's staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former University of Alabama Coach Mike Shula Thursday was hired as the new quarterbacks coach for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jaguars fire five assistant coaches

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars fired five assistant coaches Tuesday.

Leftwich says he's ready to play

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich and head coach Jack Del Rio remain at odds on the status of Leftwich's left ankle. The Jaguars signal-caller has claimed the past two weeks that he is ready to return as the starter, but back-up David Garrard has su

Jaguars' QB 'questionable' for Sunday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich has been listed as questionable for the Jaguars' game Sunday against Houston.

Jaguars hire Mike Tice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice has joined the staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jaguars quarterback won't need surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich learned Monday he will not need surgery to repair his broken left ankle.

NFL: Jacksonville 13, Buffalo 10

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Byron Leftwich threw a last-play touchdown pass to Ernest Wilford to give Jacksonville a 13-10 win at Buffalo Sunday.

Jaguars ax Hugh Douglas

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars Monday released veteran defensive end Hugh Douglas.
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Jack Del Rio
Jacksonville Jaguar's head coach Jack Del Rio leads his team to a 26 to 20 victory in over time against the New York Jets during their gameheld at the Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on September 25, 2005. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Jack Del Rio (born April 4, 1963) is an American football coach and former player, who is currently the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). Del Rio played both football and baseball for the University of Southern California Trojans, and then spent eleven years playing linebacker in the NFL. He retired from playing in 1996 and went into coaching, serving in several positions for three different teams before being selected as the Jaguars' head coach in 2003.

Del Rio was born in Castro Valley, California. He attended and played both baseball and football for Hayward High School in Hayward, California. He and former Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu were teammates in both sports while there.

Del Rio was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team out of high school in 1981, but he opted instead to attend college. He enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he played both baseball and football for the USC Trojans. In football he was an All-American linebacker and was voted Most Valuable Player of the 1985 Rose Bowl. During his senior year he earned consensus All-America honors as a senior and was runner-up for the Lombardi Award. In baseball he batted .340 while playing catcher on a team that also included future Major League Baseball players Mark McGwire and Randy Johnson.

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