Tarik El-Bashir talks Jay Gruden on Yahoo!'s SportsDash
Born: March 4, 1967 in Tampa Florida
High School: George D. Chamberlain in Tampa
College: Quarterback at Louisville
College career: From 1985-1988 Gruden passed for 7,024 yards with a passer rating of 114.3. Coach was the legendary Howard Schnellenberger (coincidentally, Alfred Morris’ head coach at Florida Atlantic.
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Pro playing career:
—Barcelona Dragons 1991 (World League of American Football)
—Tampa Bay Storm 1991-1996 (Arena League): Gruden was the starting QB on four Arena League championship teams. He was the league MVP in 1992, among other honors received.
—Orlando Predators 2002-2003 (Arena League): He interrupted his coaching career to come back and play again for Orlando.
—Offensive coordinator, Nashville Kats (Arena League)
—Head coach, Orlando Predators 1998-2001 and 2004-2008: Won Arena Bowl in 1998 and 2000
—Offensive assistant, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-2008—Was an assistant under brother Jon Gruden. Received a Super Bowl ring for the Bucs’s Super Bowl XXXVII win.
—Offensive coordinator (2009) and Head coach (2010) Florida Tuskers (UFL): Coached under Jim Haslett his first year and then took over as head coach when Haslett left to become the Redskins’ defensive coordinator.
—Offensive coordinator, Cincinnati Bengals (2011-2013)—The Bengals were a playoff team all three years he was there. They drafted quarterback Andy Dalton right after Gruden was hired. Dalton became one of just three quarterbacks to throw for over 3,000 in each of his first three seasons in the league.
—Head coach, Washington Redskins (2014- )