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Ron Rivera      

Head Coach of the Washington Redskins & Former NFL Player

Ronald Eugene Rivera is an American football head coach for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). Before becoming a coach, Rivera played college football at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was recognized as an All-American linebacker for the California Golden Bears. He was selected in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, and was a part of the 1985 team that won Super Bowl XX. He spent nine years playing for them before retiring after the 1992 season.

Rivera's coaching career began in 1997 when he joined the Bears as a quality control coach. He then joined the Philadelphia Eagles as a linebackers coach in 1999 before rejoining the Bears to become their defensive coordinator in 2004. With them, the Bears made an appearance in Super Bowl XLI. He then joined the San Diego Chargers as a linebackers coach in 2007 before serving as their defensive coordinator for the next three seasons.

In 2011, Rivera became the head coach for the Carolina Panthers. With them, Rivera became their all-time winning coach and was recognized twice as NFL Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2015, while also leading the team to an appearance in Super Bowl 50. Despite that, Rivera was fired midway through the 2019 season due to new ownership wanting a change. Rivera then joined the Washington Redskins to become their head coach in 2020.

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Carolina Panthers' Ron Rivera wins Coach of the Year - NFL.com

Ron Rivera turned around the Carolina Panthers in 2013, leading the team to its first playoff appearance since 2008. He not only was rewarded with a contract ...

Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers strike extension - NFL.com

Ron Rivera signed a three-year contract extension to remain Carolina Panthers coach through 2017, the team announced Tuesday. The Panthers went 12-4 ...

Lucky Dog: Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera joins All-Star ...

May 17, 2014 ... Chip Ganassi Racing and Jamie McMurray had a special guest in their Victory Lane celebration – Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera.

Ron Rivera admits the Panthers made a big gamble in the ...

It seems like ages ago that the Carolina Panthers had one of the best secondaries in the NFL. Strangely enough, that time was just last season when Josh ...

Super Bowl 50: Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera Has ...

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is the second Latino head coach in Super Bowl history. And Charlotte's Latino community is talking about football like ...

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