Monday, February 8, 2016

Ron Rivera Carolina Panthers

Ron Rivera (pencil portrait on 9x12 bristol paper - Greg Joens)

(born January 7, 1962) is an American football coach and former player, and is currently the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL).

Rivera played college football at the University of California in Berkeley, and was recognized as an All-American linebacker. He was selected in the second round of the 1984 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears, and was a backup on the 1985 team which won Super Bowl XX.

As a coach, Rivera was the defensive coordinator for Bears in the 2006, who were NFC champions and competed in Super Bowl XLI. In 2011, he was named head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Rivera was recognized as the NFL Coach of the Year by the Associated Press in 2013 and in 2015. Since taking over the Panthers, he has led the team to three straight divisional titles, and an appearance in Super Bowl 50.

Ron Rivera named 2015 NFL Coach of the Year

Source: Wikipedia

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