Jim Zorn: NFL Quarterback and Coach

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Sportshistory:

Jim Zorn: NFL Quarterback and Coach

 

Jim Zorn (b. May 10, 1953 )--NFL Quarterback (1980-1987), NFL Head Coach (2008-2009)--Played professional football as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 years, served as an assistant coach for 10 years, and a college assistant coach for 8 years. Zorn played college football at Cal Poly Pomona, and signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 1976. In his 11-year NFL career, Dave Krieg played for the Seahawks (1976-1984), the Green Bay Packers (1985), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987). He also played one season in Canada with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) (1986).

After his playing days were over, Zorn took up life as a college assistant coach before moving back to the NFL as an assistant coach. In 2008, Zorn was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins, but before the season began, he was promoted to Head Coach. After the end of the 2009 regular season, Jim Zorn was fired the Washington Redskins.

Career NFL Player & NFL Coaching Statistics for Jim Zorn:

Seattleson

Team(s)

Games

Passing

Rushing

Fumbles

Comp

Att

Comp %

Yds

Yds/Att

TD

Int

Pass

Rush

Yds

Avg

TD

Rating

1976

Seattle

14

208

439

47.4

2,571

5.86

12

27

49.5

52

246

4.7

4

7

1977

Seattle

10

104

251

41.4

1,687

6.72

16

19

54.3

25

141

5.6

1

1

1978

Seattle

16

248

443

56

3,283

7.41

15

20

72.1

59

290

4.9

6

11

1979

Seattle

16

285

505

56.4

3,661

7.25

20

18

77.7

46

279

6.1

2

6

1980

Seattle

16

276

488

56.6

3,346

6.86

17

20

72.3

44

214

4.9

1

12

1981

Seattle

13

236

397

59.4

2,788

7.02

13

9

82.4

30

140

4.7

1

2

1982

Seattle

9

126

245

51.4

1,540

6.29

7

11

61.9

15

113

7.5

1

5

1983

Seattle

16

103

205

50.2

1,166

5.69

7

7

64.8

30

71

2.4

1

4

1984

Seattle

16

7

17

41.2

80

4.71

0

2

16.4

7

-3

-0.4

0

0

1985

Green Bay

13

56

123

45.5

794

6.46

4

6

57.4

10

9

0.9

0

3

1987

Tampa Bay

1

20

36

55.6

199

5.53

0

2

48.3

4

4

1

0

3

Career

140

1,669

3,149

53

21,115

6.71

111

141

67.3

322

1,504

4.7

17

54

Head Coaching Record

Seattleson

Team

Regular Seattleson

Post Seattleson

Record

Finish

Percentage

Record

Finish

2008

Washington Redskins

8-8

4th -- NFC East

.500

0-0

N/A

2009

Washington Redskins

4-11

4th -- NFC East

.267

0-0

N/A

Career

12-19

.367

0-0

N/A

Maxim Animated 300 x 250 I

Sources and References on Jim Zorn:

 

Citation:

http://www.historyguy.com/sportshistory/zorn_jim_quarterback_coach_bio.htm

 

Jim Zorn Data

Position: Quarterback

Jersey #s 10 & 18

Personal Information:

Born: May 10, 1953

Family:

Wife: Joy Zorn

Children: daughters Rachael, Sarah, Danielle and son Isaac

 

 

Football Career as Player:

High School:

Gahr High School in Cerritos, California in (Graduated 1971)

College:

Cal Poly Pomona

 

NFL:

Seattle Seahawks (1976–1984) * Zorn played one preseason game for the Dallas Cowboys prior to joining the Seahawks

Green Bay Packers (1985)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) (1986)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987)

 

Career Stats (NFL):

Touchdowns: 111

Interceptions: 141

Passing Yards: 21,115

QB Rating: 77.3

Career Highlights and Awards:

All-Pro selection (1978)

Seahawks Ring of Honor

 

Football Career as Player:

College coaching career

Boise State (1988–1991)--Quarterbacks Coach

Utah State (1992–1994)--Offensive Coordinator

Minnesota (1995–1996)--Quarterbacks Coach

 

Professional assistant coaching career

Seattlettle Seattlehawks (1997–1998)--Offensive Assistant Coach under Head Coach Dennis Erickson

Detroit Lions (1999–2000)--Quarterbacks Coach under Head Coach Bobby Ross

Seattlettle Seattlehawks (2001–2007)--Quarterbacks Coach under Head Coach Mike Holmgren

 

Professional head coaching career

Washington Redskins (2008–present)

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