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Jerry Rosburg
Special Teams Coordinator/Assoc. Head Coach
Age:
59
College:
N. Dakota St.
Hometown:
Fairmont, MN
Experience:
15

Biography

Jerry Rosburg, a 37-year coaching veteran, has guided a strong special teams group since arriving in Baltimore in 2008. Over the course of his seven seasons (2008-14) with the Ravens, Rosburg’s influence on Baltimore’s special teams units has been substantial. Under his guidance, the Ravens have produced the NFL’s No. 1 kickoff return average (25.4) and second-most KOR-TDs (tied with three teams at 6) from 2008-14. In the past four seasons (2011-14), Baltimore has 7 total kick return TDs (3 PR & 4 KOR), ranking as the NFL’s most. Over the past three seasons (2012-14), 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 ranked Baltimore in the NFL’s Top 5 for three-straight seasons (fifth, 2014; fifth, 2013; second, 2012). (Gosselin’s report is recognized by NFL teams as a special teams measuring stick.) In 2014, Rosburg’s kickoff return unit led the NFL in KOR average (28.3), while ranking second in 2013 (26.4). Entering 2015, Pro Bowl K Justin Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history with an 89.81 success rating on field goal attempts (97 of 108). Tucker, who was recruited by Rosburg as a rookie free agent in 2012, set franchise records in FGs made (38) and FGs attempted (41), with both figures tying for the NFL’s most in 2013. 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. In 2014, P Sam Koch, one of the league’s most accurate and consistent punters, set Ravens single-season punting records with a 47.4 gross average (third in NFL) and a 43.3 net average (No. 1 in NFL), shattering career bests. 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), also setting a then-team record. 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. Over a five-year span (2002-06), the Browns’ special teams were ranked as the top NFL team in Gosselin’s report.

2008-14: (with Baltimore) Ravens special teams units have been outstanding under Rosburg’s direction...K Justin Tucker (2013), WR/RS Jacoby Jones (2012) and K Billy Cundiff (2010) earned their first Pro Bowls, while special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo made his third Pro Bowl in 2008. 2014: Ravens led the NFL in KOR average (28.3), the fourth time in seven seasons the team has finished in the Top 5...P Sam 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...Tucker became the most accurate kicker in NFL history with an 89.81 career success rating on field goal attempts (97 of 108). 2013: Tucker 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...WR/RS Tandon Doss led the NFL in punt return average (15.6)...Ravens were second in kickoff return average (26.4) and were third in punt return average (14.2)...Team also posted an NFL-high 20 punt returns 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. 2011: Cundiff recorded a career-high 122 points. 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...Koch also tied a team mark with 39 punts inside the 20...Rookie RS David Reed led the NFL in KOR average (29.3). 2009: Team set a then-franchise record, ranking second in the NFL, with a 26.2-yard average on KORs...Also ranked fifth in the league in average starting field position (31.8)...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 set a then-Ravens’ single-season record with the NFL’s fifth-best net punting average (39.9)...Koch also 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 rankings: the kickoff team was second in the NFL in opponents average starting field position (25.5)…Falcons were sixth in the league 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) In six years with the Browns, special teams units ranked fourth in punt return average (10.3) and sixth in opponent kickoff return average (20.8)…Was instrumental in developing the successful career of WR/RS Dennis Northcutt, helping him set team records for career punt returns (174) and career punt return yardage (1,837)…Phil Dawson became one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers. 2006: Browns ranked fifth in the NFL in the comprehensive annual special teams poll created by Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News, 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 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 the league in special teams scoring – the 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. 2004: Gosselin ranked the Browns sixth-best in the NFL. 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) Served as the Eagles’ secondary coach.

1996: (with University of Minnesota) Spent one season as the Gophers’ 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. 1981-82: Helped NMU earn Division II playoff appearances each season. 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…Was 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 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.
 

Jerry Rosburg, a 37-year coaching veteran, has guided a strong special teams group since arriving in Baltimore in 2008. Over the course of his seven seasons (2008-14) with the Ravens, Rosburg’s influence on Baltimore’s special teams units has been substantial. Under his guidance, the Ravens have produced the NFL’s No. 1 kickoff return average (25.4) and second-most KOR-TDs (tied with three teams at 6) from 2008-14. In the past four seasons (2011-14), Baltimore has 7 total kick return TDs (3 PR & 4 KOR), ranking as the NFL’s most. Over the past three seasons (2012-14), 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 ranked Baltimore in the NFL’s Top 5 for three-straight seasons (fifth, 2014; fifth, 2013; second, 2012). (Gosselin’s report is recognized by NFL teams as a special teams measuring stick.) In 2014, Rosburg’s kickoff return unit led the NFL in KOR average (28.3), while ranking second in 2013 (26.4). Entering 2015, Pro Bowl K Justin Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history with an 89.81 success rating on field goal attempts (97 of 108). Tucker, who was recruited by Rosburg as a rookie free agent in 2012, set franchise records in FGs made (38) and FGs attempted (41), with both figures tying for the NFL’s most in 2013. 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. In 2014, P Sam Koch, one of the league’s most accurate and consistent punters, set Ravens single-season punting records with a 47.4 gross average (third in NFL) and a 43.3 net average (No. 1 in NFL), shattering career bests. 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), also setting a then-team record. 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. Over a five-year span (2002-06), the Browns’ special teams were ranked as the top NFL team in Gosselin’s report.

2008-14: (with Baltimore) Ravens special teams units have been outstanding under Rosburg’s direction...K Justin Tucker (2013), WR/RS Jacoby Jones (2012) and K Billy Cundiff (2010) earned their first Pro Bowls, while special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo made his third Pro Bowl in 2008. 2014: Ravens led the NFL in KOR average (28.3), the fourth time in seven seasons the team has finished in the Top 5...P Sam 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...Tucker became the most accurate kicker in NFL history with an 89.81 career success rating on field goal attempts (97 of 108). 2013: Tucker 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...WR/RS Tandon Doss led the NFL in punt return average (15.6)...Ravens were second in kickoff return average (26.4) and were third in punt return average (14.2)...Team also posted an NFL-high 20 punt returns 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. 2011: Cundiff recorded a career-high 122 points. 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...Koch also tied a team mark with 39 punts inside the 20...Rookie RS David Reed led the NFL in KOR average (29.3). 2009: Team set a then-franchise record, ranking second in the NFL, with a 26.2-yard average on KORs...Also ranked fifth in the league in average starting field position (31.8)...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 set a then-Ravens’ single-season record with the NFL’s fifth-best net punting average (39.9)...Koch also 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 rankings: the kickoff team was second in the NFL in opponents average starting field position (25.5)…Falcons were sixth in the league 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) In six years with the Browns, special teams units ranked fourth in punt return average (10.3) and sixth in opponent kickoff return average (20.8)…Was instrumental in developing the successful career of WR/RS Dennis Northcutt, helping him set team records for career punt returns (174) and career punt return yardage (1,837)…Phil Dawson became one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers. 2006: Browns ranked fifth in the NFL in the comprehensive annual special teams poll created by Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News, 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 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 the league in special teams scoring – the 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. 2004: Gosselin ranked the Browns sixth-best in the NFL. 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) Served as the Eagles’ secondary coach.

1996: (with University of Minnesota) Spent one season as the Gophers’ 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. 1981-82: Helped NMU earn Division II playoff appearances each season. 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…Was 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 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.
 

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