Jim Harbaugh who was born on December 23, 1963, in Toledo, Ohio. He is the Head Coach for the San Francisco 49ers and been in the NFL since 1987. He was elected to the Pro Bowl as a player once.
10 interesting facts about San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh was an NFL QB drafted in 1987 by the Chicago Bears. He also played QB for Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, and Carolina Panthers retiring from the NFL as a player after the 2001 season after primarily playing in 2001 on practice squads and never making a team roster. His last year actually playing QB in a NFL game was with the San Diego Chargers in 2000.
Jim Harbaugh was an unpaid assistant during his playing days for Western Kentucky University from 1994 to 2001, where his dad, Jack Harbaugh was the head coach.
Jim Harbaugh has a brother John Harbaugh, NFL Head Coach of the Baltimore Ravens. They are the first set of brothers to coach against each other in the Super Bowl.
Jim Harbaugh was nicknamed “Captain Comeback for ability to come from behind to win ballgames. This is the second time that nickname was bestowed on a player, the first was Dallas Cowboy QB Roger Staubach.
Jim Harbaugh finished his NFL career playing 177 games and compiling 26,288 passing yards, 129 TDs, 117 INTs and a QBR of 77.6.
Jim Harbaugh is the co-owner of Panther racing in the Indycar Series. His old number #4 is on the main car used in the races. When given the option to switch the number to #1 because of their first place finishes in 2001 and 2002 of the Indycar Racing league Championships, the team declined and stayed with Jim Harbaugh’s number #4.
Jim Harbaugh is married twice with 6 children. One of his sons is the Offensive Quality Control coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens under his brother John.
Jim Harbaugh has been arrested once in Encinitas, California in 2005 for Driving Under the Influence(DUI). Read about it here at Autoracing1.
Jim Harbaugh is involved with many charities including: The Jim Harbaugh Youth Fund, The Jim Harbaugh Foundation, The Harbaugh Hill Foundation, The Children’s Miracle Network and The Uhlich’s Children’s Home.
Jim Harbaugh 20 year coaching career started as an unpaid assistant for Western Kentucky University. After retiring from the NFL he transitioned to coaching full time. His first job coaching was as a QB coach for the Oakland Raiders. He then went to the college ranks and became the head coach and QB coach for the University of San Diego and the Head coach for Stanford University. He left college and returned to the pros and is the current Head Coach for the San Francisco 49ers.
Sources:Biography, Famous Birthdays, Heavy, Pop Sugar, Cold Hard Football Facts, Fun Trivia
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