Who is Jack Del Rio?
Jack Louis Rio Jr. was born in Castro Valley, California USA, on 4 April 1963 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s a football coach and former American Football player, who was selected in the 1985 National Football League (NFL) Draft by the New Orleans Saints, while he’s today the defensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders of the NFL.
Early life and education
Jack was raised in Castro Valley by his Italian-American mother and father of Spanish descent, about whom little is known because Jack respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father was a professional soccer player, and that his mother was a high school teacher.
Jack hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
Jack became interested in sports at a very early age, and began playing football when he was only seven. He studied at Hayward High School in California, and played basketball, baseball and football for school teams, excellingd in football, winning a North Coast Section 2A Championship with his team.
Jack matriculated in 1981, and was then picked by the Toronto Blue Jays in the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, however, he instead enrolled at University of Southern California on a sports scholarship, and played both baseball and football for their teams.
Jack was a two-year catcher starter in baseball, and a four-year starter in football and during his junior year was named to the third-team All-American; he numbered 340 tackles during his college football career. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1985, then later attended the University of Kansas, graduating with an undergraduate degree in political science in 1990.
Career as a Football Player
Jack began playing for the New Orleans Saints in the second half of 1985, and started nine games as their right inside linebacker; he earned NFL All-Rookie honors in the same year, and ended the season with 68 tackles and five passes defensed.
The Saints traded Jack to the Kansas City Chiefs in August 1987 – he started nine games as their right outside linebacker, and finished the season with 45 tackles, then numbered 77 tackles and a single sack in the 1988 season, starting 10 games as the Chiefs’ left outside linebacker.
Jack began playing for the Dallas Cowboys on 30 August 1989, and soon became their strongside linebacker starter; he finished the season with 58 tackles. He started all 16 games in the following year, numbering over 100 tackles, then in 1991, Jack became the middle linebacker starter, and had the most tackles in the team for that year, having amassed 130.
Jack started playing for the Minnesota Vikings on 4 March 1992, and was selected to the 1995 Pro Bowl after three years of great play; he injured his knee in 1995, and because of it played only a single game during that season.
Jack joined the Miami Dolphins on 2 June 1996, having signed a one-year contract with them, but he retired from playing football only two months later.
Career as a football coach
In 1997, Jack was hired to work as the strength and conditioning coach by the New Orleans Saints, then became their linebacker coach in the following year.
Jack joined the Baltimore Ravens in 1999, and was credited with significantly improving their defense, which helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl.
Jack spent the year 2001 as the defensive co-ordinator of the Carolina Panthers – in 2002, the Panthers’ defense was the second best in the league.
Jack joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as their head coach in 2003, and their first notable performance was in 2007, when they won their first play-off game since 1999. Jack remained with the Jaguars until 29 November 2011, when he was fired.
Jack signed a contract with the Denver Broncos on 27 January 2012, becoming their defensive co-ordinator, then on 4 November 2013 he became their head coach.
Jack became the head coach of the Oakland Raiders on 14 January 2015, and helped them reach the play-offs in the following year, their first time since 2002. Jack and the Raiders signed a four-year contract on 10 February 2017, but he was fired later that year, when the Raiders lost to the Los Angeles Chargers 30-10.
After a two-year break, Jack became the defensive co-ordinator of the Washington Football Tea – now the Washington Commanders – on 2 January 2020.
Wife and children
Jack prefers to keep his love life away from the media’s attention, but some details about it are still known. Jack exchanged vows with Linda in 1988, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members. Not a lot is known about Linda – she was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, but regretted it a year later.
Jack and Linda have four children together: Luke, Aubrey, Lauren, and Hope.
Neither of the two have spoken of any other people whom they might have been with, and as of March 2022, Jack’s married to Linda Del Rio, and they have four children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Jack is passionate about travelling, and his career has taken him to various US states; he has apparently also been to a couple of Canadian cities and European countries – his dream travel destination is Sydney, Australia.
Jack was physically highly active in his 20s, 30s and 40s, as he had four to five training sessions at the gym each week, however, he rarely works out nowadays.
Jack’s a lover of animals, and apparently has two pet dogs.
Jack enjoys watching movies late at night – his favorite actors and actresses are Silvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of his favorite films include “Rocky”, “The Expendables” and “The Terminator”.
Age, height and net worth
Jack’s age is 58. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 5ins (1.95m) and he weighs around 200lbs (90kgs).
As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $13 million.