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Jerry Rosburg
Special Teams Coordinator/Assoc. Head Coach
Age:
60
College:
N. Dakota St.
Hometown:
Fairmont, MN
Experience:
16

Biography

Jerry Rosburg, a 38-year coaching veteran, has guided an exceptional special teams group over his eight seasons (2008-15) with the Ravens. During his tenure in Baltimore, the Ravens have produced the NFL’s No. 1 kickoff return average (25.4) and second-most KOR-TDs (tied with two teams at 6) from 2008-15. In the past five seasons (2011-15), Baltimore has 8 total kick return TDs (4 PR & 4 KOR), ranking as the NFL’s second most. Under Rosburg’s direction since 2008, six Ravens have earned Pro Bowl honors (see Quick Hit in chart at right). In the past four seasons (2012-15), the Ravens’ special teams units have consistently been acknowledged as one of the league’s best. In the annual special teams report from The Dallas Morning News, senior NFL writer Rick Gosselin has ranked Baltimore in the NFL’s Top 5 for four-straight seasons, including first in 2015 (2014: fifth; 2013: fifth; 2012: second). (Gosselin’s report is recognized by NFL teams as a special teams measuring stick.) No other NFL team has been in the Top 10 over the last four seasons.

— Coaching Highlights —

Baltimore’s kickers have been exceptional under Rosburg’s tutelage. Entering 2016, Pro Bowl K Justin Tucker is the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history with an 87.8 success rating on field goal attempts (130 of 148). Tucker, who was recruited by Rosburg as a rookie free agent in 2012, set franchise records in FGs made (38) and FGs attempted (41) in 2013, with both figures tying for the NFL’s most. Also in that standard-setting season, Tucker produced a franchise-record 140 points, while his 6 FGs of 50+ yards tied (several kickers) for the NFL’s most. Pro Bowl P Sam Koch, who earned his first trip to Hawaii in 2015, is one of the league’s most accurate and consistent punters. He set single-season franchise punting records in 2014 with a 47.4 gross average (third in NFL) and a 43.3 net average (No. 1 in NFL), also shattering career bests. Rosburg’s return units have been outstanding as well, ranking third in the NFL in punt return average (11.3) in 2015 and leading the league in KOR average (28.3) in 2014. In Baltimore’s Super Bowl XLVII championship season (2012), WR/RS Jacoby Jones earned a Pro Bowl berth as a return specialist, and Baltimore ranked No. 1 in the NFL in kickoff return average (27.3). Jones, who became the first player ever to record dual KORs of at least 105 yards in a career, tied for a league-leading 3 kick return TDs (2 KORs & 1 PR) and averaged an NFL-best 30.7 yards per kickoff return. Jones also tied an NFL record for longest KOR in Super Bowl history with his 108-yard KOR-TD in Super Bowl XLVII. Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, Rosburg built a successful NFL special teams resume both with the Browns (2001-06) and Falcons (2007) after a strong collegiate coaching career. Also, under his leadership, Cleveland’s special teams units were consistently ranked among the NFL’s best.

2008-15: (with Baltimore) Ravens special teams units have been exceptional under Rosburg’s direction. 2015: Rick Gosselin ranked the Ravens as NFL’s top special teams unit, also ranking No. 1 by Pro Football Focus...Baltimore was third in the NFL in punt return average (11.3), while allowing the second-fewest yards per punt return (5.0)...P Sam Koch and LS Morgan Cox each earned their first Pro Bowls...Ravens blocked a kick (2 PATs, 2 FGs and 1 punt) in five-straight contests, a feat that had not been accomplished since 1983 (Atlanta Falcons)...The 5 blocked kicks tied (Oak.) for most in ‘15...K Justin Tucker became the fastest kicker in NFL history to reach 500 points (60 games) and make 100 FGs (50 games). 2014: Ravens led NFL in KOR average (28.3), the fourth time in seven seasons the team has finished in the Top 5...Koch, a Pro Bowl first alternate, produced single-season career highs: the NFL’s No. 3 gross average (47.4) and No. 1 net average (43.3)...Promoted to special teams coordinator/associate head coach. 2013: Tucker, who earned his first Pro Bowl nod, totaled the second-best field goal success rate (92.7, 38-of-41) in Ravens single-season history and set a franchise record with 140 points...He also kicked 3 game-winning FGs, including a 61-yarder at Detroit...Ravens were second in kickoff return average (26.4) and third in punt return average (14.2)...Team also posted an NFL-high 20 PRs of 20+ yards. 2012: Ravens finished first in NFL with a then-team-record 27.3 kickoff return average...Jones tied for a league-leading 3 kick return TDs (2 KORs: 108 and 105 yards & 1 PR: 63 yards) and averaged an NFL-best 30.7 yards per kickoff return...In Super Bowl XLVII, Jones added a fourth special teams TD with his second 108-yard KOR-TD of the season...Jones became the only player in NFL history to have dual KOR-TDs of at least 105 yards in a career (108- & 105-yarders)...Koch set then-Ravens single-season punting records with a 47.1 gross average and 40.8 net average...Tucker (90.9%) produced the second-best success rate by a rookie kicker in NFL history...Tucker, a USA Today All-Joe Team honoree, made 42 of 42 PATs, setting a single-season franchise record, while also kicking 4 FGs of over 50 yards. 2010: The Pro Bowler Cundiff tied an NFL mark with 40 touchbacks (since kickoffs moved back to the 30-yard line)...Koch was a Pro Bowl first alternate, ranking second in the AFC with a 39.2 net punting average and tying a team mark with 39 punts inside the 20. 2009: Team set a then-franchise record, ranking second in the NFL, with a 26.2-yard KOR average...Coverage units ranked fourth in opponent kickoff return average (20.3) and limited foes to an average starting line of 26.9 (second best in NFL)...Promoted to assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. 2008: Koch led the league with 18 punts inside the 10-yard line and was second with 34 punts inside the 20.

2007: (with Atlanta) In one season with Atlanta, the Rosburg-led Falcons’ special teams units held a number of Top 10 NFL rankings: Team was second in opponents’ average starting field position (25.5) and sixth in KOR average (24.4)…P Michael Koenen finished sixth in net punting avg. (38.8)…Special teams allowed opponents an average of 7.5 yards per PR, ranking eighth in the NFL.

2001-06: (with Cleveland) Over a five-year span (2002-06), the Browns’ special teams were ranked as the top NFL team in Rick Gosselin’s report...Was instrumental in developing the successful career of WR/RS Dennis Northcutt, helping him set team records for career punt returns (202) and career punt return yardage (2,149)…Phil Dawson became one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers. 2006: Browns ranked fifth in Gosselin’s poll, up a notch from previous two years…Rosburg guided Northcutt, who finished fourth with an 11.1 punt return average…RS Joshua Cribbs set a then-team record for most KOR yards in franchise history with 1,494, earning him the Browns’ team MVP…Browns were the only NFL team to finish the season in the Top 5, both in starting field position on kickoffs (31.4 – second in NFL) and opponent starting position (25.3 – fourth in NFL)…Former Ravens P Dave Zastudil finished sixth in the NFL in net punting average (38.4) and sixth with 28 punts inside the 20 in his first year under Rosburg. 2005: Browns led league in special teams scoring – only team to score a special teams TD three different ways: off a PR, off a KOR and off a blocked FGA…Northcutt ranked fourth in the league in punt return average (10.1)…Dawson ranked second in FG accuracy (27-of-29 for 93%)…Gosselin ranked the Browns sixth best for the second-straight year. 2002: Browns notched a fourth-place ranking by Gosselin. 2001: Named special teams coach.

1999-2000: (with Notre Dame) 2000: Fighting Irish played in the Fiesta Bowl after a Bowl Championship Series berth. 1999: Was named cornerbacks/special teams coordinator.

1997-98:(with Boston College) Was Eagles’ secondary coach.

1996:(with University of Minnesota) Secondary coach.

1992-95: (with University of Cincinnati) Shared STs duties over the course of four years with John Harbaugh. 1995: Rosburg coached the secondary. 1992-94: Coached LBs, including former Raven Brad Jackson.

1987-91: (with Western Michigan) A year after John Harbaugh departed the school (1987), Rosburg coached LBs and special teams for the Broncos. 1988: Team won nine games and earned a California Bowl appearance.

1981-86: (with Northern Michigan University) 1986: Named defensive coordinator and coached the secondary. 1983-85: Spent three years coaching LBs. 1981: Launched college coaching career in a graduate assistant role.

1979-80: (with Fargo Shanley HS, Fargo, ND) Began career as an assistant coach before entering the collegiate ranks.

— College —

An All-America LB at North Dakota State...Team and conference MVP (1977)…Earned his bachelor’s degree in social science education in 1978 and his master’s in education administration (1983) from Northern Michigan.

— Personal —

Attended Fairmont (MN) HS…Jerry and his wife, Sherry, have three children: a daughter, Megan, a former captain volleyball player at American University, a son, Jerad, a hockey player for both the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) and Michigan State University, and another daughter, Margaret, who is a four-year starter and all-conference player at setter for her high school volleyball team.

Jerry Rosburg, a 38-year coaching veteran, has guided an exceptional special teams group over his eight seasons (2008-15) with the Ravens. During his tenure in Baltimore, the Ravens have produced the NFL’s No. 1 kickoff return average (25.4) and second-most KOR-TDs (tied with two teams at 6) from 2008-15. In the past five seasons (2011-15), Baltimore has 8 total kick return TDs (4 PR & 4 KOR), ranking as the NFL’s second most. Under Rosburg’s direction since 2008, six Ravens have earned Pro Bowl honors (see Quick Hit in chart at right). In the past four seasons (2012-15), the Ravens’ special teams units have consistently been acknowledged as one of the league’s best. In the annual special teams report from The Dallas Morning News, senior NFL writer Rick Gosselin has ranked Baltimore in the NFL’s Top 5 for four-straight seasons, including first in 2015 (2014: fifth; 2013: fifth; 2012: second). (Gosselin’s report is recognized by NFL teams as a special teams measuring stick.) No other NFL team has been in the Top 10 over the last four seasons.

— Coaching Highlights —

Baltimore’s kickers have been exceptional under Rosburg’s tutelage. Entering 2016, Pro Bowl K Justin Tucker is the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history with an 87.8 success rating on field goal attempts (130 of 148). Tucker, who was recruited by Rosburg as a rookie free agent in 2012, set franchise records in FGs made (38) and FGs attempted (41) in 2013, with both figures tying for the NFL’s most. Also in that standard-setting season, Tucker produced a franchise-record 140 points, while his 6 FGs of 50+ yards tied (several kickers) for the NFL’s most. Pro Bowl P Sam Koch, who earned his first trip to Hawaii in 2015, is one of the league’s most accurate and consistent punters. He set single-season franchise punting records in 2014 with a 47.4 gross average (third in NFL) and a 43.3 net average (No. 1 in NFL), also shattering career bests. Rosburg’s return units have been outstanding as well, ranking third in the NFL in punt return average (11.3) in 2015 and leading the league in KOR average (28.3) in 2014. In Baltimore’s Super Bowl XLVII championship season (2012), WR/RS Jacoby Jones earned a Pro Bowl berth as a return specialist, and Baltimore ranked No. 1 in the NFL in kickoff return average (27.3). Jones, who became the first player ever to record dual KORs of at least 105 yards in a career, tied for a league-leading 3 kick return TDs (2 KORs & 1 PR) and averaged an NFL-best 30.7 yards per kickoff return. Jones also tied an NFL record for longest KOR in Super Bowl history with his 108-yard KOR-TD in Super Bowl XLVII. Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, Rosburg built a successful NFL special teams resume both with the Browns (2001-06) and Falcons (2007) after a strong collegiate coaching career. Also, under his leadership, Cleveland’s special teams units were consistently ranked among the NFL’s best.

2008-15: (with Baltimore) Ravens special teams units have been exceptional under Rosburg’s direction. 2015: Rick Gosselin ranked the Ravens as NFL’s top special teams unit, also ranking No. 1 by Pro Football Focus...Baltimore was third in the NFL in punt return average (11.3), while allowing the second-fewest yards per punt return (5.0)...P Sam Koch and LS Morgan Cox each earned their first Pro Bowls...Ravens blocked a kick (2 PATs, 2 FGs and 1 punt) in five-straight contests, a feat that had not been accomplished since 1983 (Atlanta Falcons)...The 5 blocked kicks tied (Oak.) for most in ‘15...K Justin Tucker became the fastest kicker in NFL history to reach 500 points (60 games) and make 100 FGs (50 games). 2014: Ravens led NFL in KOR average (28.3), the fourth time in seven seasons the team has finished in the Top 5...Koch, a Pro Bowl first alternate, produced single-season career highs: the NFL’s No. 3 gross average (47.4) and No. 1 net average (43.3)...Promoted to special teams coordinator/associate head coach. 2013: Tucker, who earned his first Pro Bowl nod, totaled the second-best field goal success rate (92.7, 38-of-41) in Ravens single-season history and set a franchise record with 140 points...He also kicked 3 game-winning FGs, including a 61-yarder at Detroit...Ravens were second in kickoff return average (26.4) and third in punt return average (14.2)...Team also posted an NFL-high 20 PRs of 20+ yards. 2012: Ravens finished first in NFL with a then-team-record 27.3 kickoff return average...Jones tied for a league-leading 3 kick return TDs (2 KORs: 108 and 105 yards & 1 PR: 63 yards) and averaged an NFL-best 30.7 yards per kickoff return...In Super Bowl XLVII, Jones added a fourth special teams TD with his second 108-yard KOR-TD of the season...Jones became the only player in NFL history to have dual KOR-TDs of at least 105 yards in a career (108- & 105-yarders)...Koch set then-Ravens single-season punting records with a 47.1 gross average and 40.8 net average...Tucker (90.9%) produced the second-best success rate by a rookie kicker in NFL history...Tucker, a USA Today All-Joe Team honoree, made 42 of 42 PATs, setting a single-season franchise record, while also kicking 4 FGs of over 50 yards. 2010: The Pro Bowler Cundiff tied an NFL mark with 40 touchbacks (since kickoffs moved back to the 30-yard line)...Koch was a Pro Bowl first alternate, ranking second in the AFC with a 39.2 net punting average and tying a team mark with 39 punts inside the 20. 2009: Team set a then-franchise record, ranking second in the NFL, with a 26.2-yard KOR average...Coverage units ranked fourth in opponent kickoff return average (20.3) and limited foes to an average starting line of 26.9 (second best in NFL)...Promoted to assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. 2008: Koch led the league with 18 punts inside the 10-yard line and was second with 34 punts inside the 20.

2007: (with Atlanta) In one season with Atlanta, the Rosburg-led Falcons’ special teams units held a number of Top 10 NFL rankings: Team was second in opponents’ average starting field position (25.5) and sixth in KOR average (24.4)…P Michael Koenen finished sixth in net punting avg. (38.8)…Special teams allowed opponents an average of 7.5 yards per PR, ranking eighth in the NFL.

2001-06: (with Cleveland) Over a five-year span (2002-06), the Browns’ special teams were ranked as the top NFL team in Rick Gosselin’s report...Was instrumental in developing the successful career of WR/RS Dennis Northcutt, helping him set team records for career punt returns (202) and career punt return yardage (2,149)…Phil Dawson became one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers. 2006: Browns ranked fifth in Gosselin’s poll, up a notch from previous two years…Rosburg guided Northcutt, who finished fourth with an 11.1 punt return average…RS Joshua Cribbs set a then-team record for most KOR yards in franchise history with 1,494, earning him the Browns’ team MVP…Browns were the only NFL team to finish the season in the Top 5, both in starting field position on kickoffs (31.4 – second in NFL) and opponent starting position (25.3 – fourth in NFL)…Former Ravens P Dave Zastudil finished sixth in the NFL in net punting average (38.4) and sixth with 28 punts inside the 20 in his first year under Rosburg. 2005: Browns led league in special teams scoring – only team to score a special teams TD three different ways: off a PR, off a KOR and off a blocked FGA…Northcutt ranked fourth in the league in punt return average (10.1)…Dawson ranked second in FG accuracy (27-of-29 for 93%)…Gosselin ranked the Browns sixth best for the second-straight year. 2002: Browns notched a fourth-place ranking by Gosselin. 2001: Named special teams coach.

1999-2000: (with Notre Dame) 2000: Fighting Irish played in the Fiesta Bowl after a Bowl Championship Series berth. 1999: Was named cornerbacks/special teams coordinator.

1997-98:(with Boston College) Was Eagles’ secondary coach.

1996:(with University of Minnesota) Secondary coach.

1992-95: (with University of Cincinnati) Shared STs duties over the course of four years with John Harbaugh. 1995: Rosburg coached the secondary. 1992-94: Coached LBs, including former Raven Brad Jackson.

1987-91: (with Western Michigan) A year after John Harbaugh departed the school (1987), Rosburg coached LBs and special teams for the Broncos. 1988: Team won nine games and earned a California Bowl appearance.

1981-86: (with Northern Michigan University) 1986: Named defensive coordinator and coached the secondary. 1983-85: Spent three years coaching LBs. 1981: Launched college coaching career in a graduate assistant role.

1979-80: (with Fargo Shanley HS, Fargo, ND) Began career as an assistant coach before entering the collegiate ranks.

— College —

An All-America LB at North Dakota State...Team and conference MVP (1977)…Earned his bachelor’s degree in social science education in 1978 and his master’s in education administration (1983) from Northern Michigan.

— Personal —

Attended Fairmont (MN) HS…Jerry and his wife, Sherry, have three children: a daughter, Megan, a former captain volleyball player at American University, a son, Jerad, a hockey player for both the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) and Michigan State University, and another daughter, Margaret, who is a four-year starter and all-conference player at setter for her high school volleyball team.

 

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