Ken Whisenhunt who was born on February 28, 1962 in Augusta, Georgia. He is the Head Coach for the Tennessee Titans and has been coaching in the NFL since 1997. He has been both a player and a coach in the National Football League.
10 interesting facts about Tennessee Titans Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt
Ken Whisenhunt played college football at Georgia Tech from 1980 to 1984 as a Tight End earning ALL-American honorable mention in 1984. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering.
Ken Whisenhunt was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 12th round with the 313th overall pick of the 1985 NFL draft.
Ken Whisenhunt played 9 seasons in the NFL with three teams: The Atlanta Falcons, The Washington Redskins and the New York Jets retiring from the NFL in 1993.
Ken Whisenhunt was hired in 1995 by Vanderbilt University to coach their Special Teams, Running Backs and Tight Ends. He stayed two seasons before getting his firs coaching job in the NFL.
Ken Whisenhunt from 1997 to 2003 was a Tight End/Special Teams Coach for the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2004, The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted him to offensive coordinator after he Buffalo Bills hired Pittsburgh Offensive Coordinator Mike Mularkey to become their head coach.
Ken Whisenhunt married well with the Steelers conservative play calling by mixing in trick plays. The most notable trick play was in Super Bowl XL when he called a wide receiver reverse pass that found Antwaan Randle El passing to WR Hines Ward for a TD which is the only time in Super Bowl history for this play to be successful. This play broke he game open from a 14-10 score and was he dominant factor and the momentum that led to Pittsburgh Steelers winning the Super Bowl, 21-10 over the Seattle Seahawks.
Ken Whisenhunt was hired by the Arizona Cardinals the year after in 2007. He interviewed for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Atlanta Falcons and the Miami Dolphins but chose the Cardinals and signed for an average of $2.5 million per year. Whisenhunt first year saw a turnaround for the Cardinals as they went 8-8 after losing 10 or more games in the last 7 out of 8 seasons.
Ken Whisenhunt made the decision to start veteran QB Kurt Warner a the beginning of the 2008 season. It was a great decision that led to the Cardinals to a 9-7 season and won the NFC West Division, the first since the team relocated from St. Louis to Arizona. This is the year that the Arizona Cardinals made it to the Super Bowl and faced Whisenhunt’s former team the Pittsburgh Steelers losing 27-23 but I marked the first time that the Cardinals in their franchise history made it top the Super Bowl.
Ken Whisenhunt took over as Offensive Coordinator under new Head Coach Mike McCoy of the San Diego Chargers for the 2013 season. Whisenhunt was able to turn around the offense in one year. They were ranked 31st in 2012 and an astonishing 5th by reinvigorating the play of veteran QB Philip Rivers.
Ken Whisenhunt was hired by the Tennessee Titans to be their head coach on January 13, 2014 after turning down the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions.
Sources:Arizona Cardinals Team Page, Tennessee Titans Team Page, Famous Birthdays, EVI, Fantasy Football Challenge, IN, Database Football
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