17 Facts About Mike Vrabel

1. Michael George Mike Vrabel is an American football coach and former linebacker who is the head coach of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).

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2. Mike Vrabel was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft, joined the New England Patriots as a free agent in 2001, where he became an All-Pro and a three-time Super Bowl champion, then finished his career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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3. Mike Vrabel is a 1993 graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School in nearby Cuyahoga Falls, where he was a standout on their football team coached by Andrew Slome.

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4. Mike Vrabel accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Ohio State University and played defensive end from 1993 to 1996.

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5. Mike Vrabel compiled twelve quarterback sacks as a sophomore, thirteen as a junior, and forty-eight tackles and nine sacks as a senior.

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6. Mike Vrabel finished his career at Ohio State by being named the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in both 1995 and 1996, becoming the first of two players to ever win the award twice.

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7. Mike Vrabel accumulated 36 sacks and 66 tackles for a loss.

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8. Mike Vrabel was named to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team in 2000, and in 2012 was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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9. Mike Vrabel spent the first four seasons of his career in Pittsburgh.

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10. Mike Vrabel joined the New England Patriots as a free agent for the 2001 season.

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11. Mike Vrabel played in every game on defense, starting in 12.

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12. Mike Vrabel was one of the defensive stars as well; he had two sacks of Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme.

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13. On December 26, 2005, on the final Monday Night Football game on ABC, Mike Vrabel became, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the first player—since the official recording of sacks began in 1982—to have two touchdown catches and a sack in the same game.

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14. Mike Vrabel retired on July 10, 2011 to become the linebackers coach at Ohio State.

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15. On January 10, 2014, Mike Vrabel was hired by the Houston Texans as a linebackers coach.

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16. On January 20, 2018, Mike Vrabel was hired as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans on a five-year deal.

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17. In March 2011, Mike Vrabel was arrested and charged with a Class D felony for theft at an Indiana casino.

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