Harris hired by Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday named James Harris their Vice President of Player Personnel.

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Del Rio hires three for Jacksonville staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- New Jacksonville Coach Jack Del Rio Tuesday hired three people for his first staff with the Jaguars.

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Jack Del Rio introduced as Jaguars coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jack Del Rio, the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers last season, was introduced Friday as coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and given the task of r

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Jack Del Rio, a fiery linebacker during his playing days who has carried that temperment into his coaching career, Thursday accepted the head coaching position

Panthers sign Brad Jackson

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 13 (UPI) -- The Charlotte Panthers announced Wednesday they had signed linebacker Brad Jackson, who spent the first three years of his career as a special teams standout wi

Henning hired by Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers coach John Fox Thursday named Dan Henning offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

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HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Peggy Lee's death further depletes the ranks of women singers of the jazz and swing eras, vocalists whose voices rang with romance and rhythm. They were the swe
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Peggy Lee, a singer-songwriter whose career covered six decades, more than 650 songs and some 60 record albums, including hits such as "Fever" and "Is That All
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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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