64 Facts About Jeff Brohm

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Jeffrey Scott Brohm was born on April 24,1971 and is an American football coach and former quarterback, who is the current head football coach of the Purdue Boilermakers.

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Jeff Brohm's father, Oscar, was a quarterback for Louisville and a high school football coach in Louisville.

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Jeff Brohm played seven years as a quarterback in the NFL, with the San Diego Chargers in 1994, the Washington Redskins in 1995, the San Francisco 49ers from 1995 to 1997, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998, the Denver Broncos in 1999 and the Cleveland Browns in 2000.

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Jeff Brohm played one season with the Orlando Rage of the XFL, where he was named to the All-XFL team despite having his season end early with a shoulder injury.

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In 2002, Jeff Brohm moved to the AF2 where he became the head coach of the Louisville Fire.

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Jeff Brohm spent the next six years as a quarterback coach, passing game coordinator, offensive coordinator, and assistant head coach for the Cardinals and helped them win the 2007 Orange Bowl.

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In 2009, Jeff Brohm went to Florida Atlantic University, where he was reunited with Schnellenberger as offensive coordinator.

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Jeff Brohm then went on to coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 2010 to 2011, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012, and at Western Kentucky University in 2013 as an associate head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

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When Petrino returned to Louisville in 2014, Jeff Brohm was promoted to head coach of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

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In 2016, Jeff Brohm took the head coaching position at Purdue University.

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Jeff Brohm and his siblings Greg, Kimberly, and Brian were born in Louisville while his father was an assistant football coach at Trinity High School in Louisville.

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Jeff Brohm was a standout high school player at Trinity High School in Louisville.

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Jeff Brohm was named the "Kentucky High School Player of the Decade" for the 1980s and won the Kentucky "Mr Football" Award in 1988 while leading his team to a state championship and undefeated season.

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Jeff Brohm was inducted as a member of the 2014 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame class.

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In February 1989, Jeff Brohm committed to play football for Howard Schnellenberger's Louisville Cardinals football team.

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Jeff Brohm played in every game, but was relegated to backing up Browning Nagle.

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Jeff Brohm played for two series during the Fiesta Bowl, but on his first series he was intercepted.

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Jeff Brohm was intercepted again on his second series by Charles Garner who returned it 49-yards for a touchdown.

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19.

Jeff Brohm returned from his ankle injury to regain his starting quarterback role.

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20.

Jeff Brohm's finger was repaired with a steel plate and pins, and he wasn't allowed to throw until the week before the bowl game.

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21.

Jeff Brohm turned down the Expos offer, choosing instead to accept a scholarship to play football for the University of Louisville.

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Jeff Brohm held a workout for all MLB teams prior to the 1990 MLB draft and was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 4th round, and chose to play baseball and football.

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Jeff Brohm played for two summers in the minor leagues before quitting to focus on football.

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Jeff Brohm beat out Trent Green to become the team's third-string quarterback.

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Jeff Brohm spent the season as the third-string quarterback never appearing in a game as the Chargers lost Super Bowl XXIX.

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Jeff Brohm signed with the Washington Redskins for the 1995 season.

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Jeff Brohm got to play in the season opener for the 49ers in 1997 after Steve Young was sacked seven times and left the game with a concussion.

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Jeff Brohm was in line to start Week 2 for the 49ers, but he cracked a bone near the base of his middle finger on his passing hand.

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Jeff Brohm didn't make a start, instead Jim Druckenmiller made the start for the 49ers.

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Jeff Brohm signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998, competing with Steve Walsh and Scott Milanovich for the backup quarterback position behind Trent Dilfer.

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Jeff Brohm had to decide between wearing a cast for 4 weeks hoping his thumb would heal, or have surgery and heal the thumb properly, but ending his season.

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On December 13,2000, Jeff Brohm was signed by the Cleveland Browns to be the emergency third-string quarterback with one week remaining in the season.

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On October 28,2000, Jeff Brohm was drafted with the fourth overall pick in the XFL Draft by the Orlando Rage of the XFL.

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Jeff Brohm briefly left the Rage when he signed with the Browns.

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Jeff Brohm battled with Brian Kuklick for the starting quarterback position with the Rage.

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Jeff Brohm was at the receiving end of a particularly brutal attempted sack by Shante Carver in the Week 5 contest against the Memphis Maniax; although it knocked Brohm out of the game and led to a hospital visit, the actual play resulted in a touchdown pass, and Brohm was back on the sidelines in a neck brace later in the game.

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37.

When Jeff Brohm returned to play the next week, he gave a memorable speech when asked why he returned to play so soon:.

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Jeff Brohm later admitted fearing that the statement would make him an even greater target for the Rage's opponents.

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Jeff Brohm was, along with Las Vegas Outlaws running back Rod Smart, one of the few players to openly embrace the XFL's approach to football, fully immersing himself in the kayfabe and sports entertainment.

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Jeff Brohm had hoped to put the nickname "J Bro" on the back of his jersey, but his fellow players voted not to use jersey nicknames.

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On December 19,2001, Jeff Brohm was named the head coach of the Louisville Fire arena football team.

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Jeff Brohm worked with first-year starting quarterback Stefan LeFors, helping him to a 3,145-yard passing season, the third-best in school history.

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LeFors and Jeff Brohm led the Cardinals to the 2004 Liberty Bowl and a No 6 ranking to end the season.

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In 2006, Brian Jeff Brohm led the Cardinals to a victory over No 15 Miami, but he injured his thumb in the process, forcing Cantwell into action.

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45.

Jeff Brohm declined an offer to join Nick Saban's staff at Alabama in 2007 to stay with Louisville.

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46.

Jeff Brohm was promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2008 season.

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Jeff Brohm joined his former college head coach Howard Schnellenberger at Florida Atlantic for the 2009 season as the quarterback coach.

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Jeff Brohm later revealed that he had been in contact with Schnellenberger for a month prior to the hiring.

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Jeff Brohm inherited Rusty Smith, whom had won the 2007 Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year, to coach.

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Jeff Brohm then took a position coaching quarterbacks on Ron Zook's staff at Illinois.

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51.

In year two, Jeff Brohm worked to improve Scheelhaase's passing in accuracy, decisiveness and drop backs.

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Jeff Brohm was promoted to interim offensive coordinator during the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

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In 2012, new head coach Garrick McGee hired Jeff Brohm to serve as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UAB.

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Jeff Brohm had to replace Kawaun Jakes, who was the career leader in passing touchdowns and third in passing yards for the Hilltoppers.

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Jeff Brohm was named as a candidate to become head coach later that same day.

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On January 10,2014, Jeff Brohm was officially named the head coach of the Hilltoppers.

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Jeff Brohm made it clear that he wanted to build the Hilltoppers program by recruiting players from Kentucky.

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Jeff Brohm brought in thirteen players from the state of Kentucky in first full recruiting class.

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59.

On February 3,2016, Jeff Brohm agreed to a contract extension with Western Kentucky.

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60.

On December 5,2016, Jeff Brohm was hired by Purdue University to be the head coach of the football team.

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Jeff Brohm went to work right away on recruiting primarily the offensive and defensive lines as well as wide receiver bringing in five graduate transfers to help get instant depth, including two offensive linemen and a wide receiver.

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The following week Jeff Brohm was scheduled to take on Wisconsin, but the game was canceled due to a high number of Badger players testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.

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Jeff Brohm's younger brother, Brian, is a football coach and a former quarterback who last played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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Jeff Brohm played softball, volleyball, and basketball for the Pelicans.

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