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Mike Vrabel      

Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans

Mike Vrabel is a retired NFL linebacker who was hired as head coach of the Tennessee Titans in 2018. Previously, he served as an assistant coach with the Houston Texans (2014-2017) and collegiately at his alma mater, Ohio State (2011-2013). Vrabel enjoyed a successful playing career from 1997-2010 with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1997-2000), New England Patriots (2001-2008) and Kansas City Chiefs (2009-2010). A 3rd round pick out of Ohio State in the 1997 NFL Draft by New England, Vrabel went on to win three championships with the Pats in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX.

A member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary team, Vrabel in 2007 was named first-team All-Pro along with being selected to the Pro Bowl. That season he recorded 77 tackles and a career-high 12.5 quarterback sacks. In total, Vrabel played in 206 NFL games, posting 740 tackles, 57 quarterback sacks, 11 interceptions and 19 forced fumbles. Sports Illustrated later named him to its All-Decade Team (2000-2009).

A standout player at Ohio State, Vrabel was in 1995 and 1996 named the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. In 2000, he was named a member of OSU’s All-Century Team and was a 2012 inductee in the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Off the football field, Vrabel created Mike’s Second and Seven Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to increasing literacy among kids.


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