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Ron Rivera is known as an American football coach and former player. He is most famous for being the former head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

Background and Age

Ronald Eugene Rivera was born on January 7, 1962 in Fort Ord National Monument, CA. Rivera lived in Germany, Panama, Washington, and Maryland before his family settled in Marina, Calif. He went to Seaside High School in Seaside, Calif., and was a three-sport star in football, basketball, and baseball.

An All-American at the University of California, Rivera completed his career as the school's untouched pioneer in sacks with 22 and tackles with 336. As a senior in 1983, he set the Bears' single-season record for sacks with 13 and tackles for misfortune with 26.5.

Married, Wife and Kids

Rivera and his better half, Stephanie, have two children, Christopher and Courtney. Stephanie is a former assistant coach for the WNBA's Washington Mystics.

Career and Net Worth

Chosen in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft by Chicago, Rivera played every one of the nine of his pro seasons with the Bears. Fundamentally an outside linebacker, he appeared in 149 games with 62 starts, including 12 postseason challenges with six starts and posted 392 tackles, 7.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, nine block attempts, and 15 passes defended. Rivera was a member of six NFC Central division title groups and a Super Bowl XX championship group in 1985.

In his ninth season as coach with Carolina in 2019, Ron Rivera was referred to around the association as an instructor with an inborn capacity to fabricate his group around the qualities of his players. A two time NFL Coach of the Year, Rivera acquired a 2-14 Carolina group as a rookie lead trainer in 2011 and guided it back to success. In that a six year period, the Panthers recorded 58 wins, tied for the most in any six-year time span in establishment history, and fifth-most in the NFL. In 2015, Carolina won its second NFC Championship in establishment history, third continuous NFC South division title and appeared in Super Bowl 50.

In November 2019, the Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper started to mull over terminating coach Ron Rivera, after a home defeat to a two-win Atlanta team. Pursued by a group of columnists, he said long haul unremarkableness wouldn't go on without serious consequences. Two days after a 29-21 home loss to a two-win Washington group stretched out Carolina's losing streak to four, he pulled the trigger and fired Rivera.

Date modified: Jun 21, 2020
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