He was active at field level in the NFL for 59 consecutive seasons — 14 as a player with the Detroit Lions and 45 as a coach. The entire Steelers team attended the induction ceremony. LeBeau attended Ohio State University playing for famed coach Woody Hayesand was on the national championship teamplaying as a halfback on offense and a cornerback on defense.
But if you come near me and you're not in the pattern and I have a chance to hit you-I'm gonna hit you. Ohio State Drafted by Cleveland Browns in 5th round 58th overall… Cut by Browns during rookie training camp, signed with Lions … String of 12 straight seasons with three or more interceptions … Five picks returned for career-high yards, … Voted to three consecutive Pro Bowls … All-NFL second-team four times … NFC-leading nine interceptions for 96 yards, … Recorded 62 career interceptions for yards and three touchdowns, ranked third all-time at retirement … Born on September 9, in London, Ohio.
Dick LeBeau wants to get back into the game. That's according to Bruce Arianswho coached alongside LeBeau as a member of Pittsburgh's coaching staff from While Arians chose to end his NFL coaching career at the end of the season, he said that LeBeau would like to return for a 60th season in the NFL after the Tennessee Titans parted ways with him earlier this offseason.
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Dick LeBeau is a man of many talents. He can repair wristwatches, play guitar, and has a photographic memory. He also developed what I believe is the most important and long-lasting defensive concept the NFL has seen in the past two decades: the Zone blitz.
He was active at field level in the NFL for 59 consecutive seasons — 14 as a player with the Detroit Lions and 45 as a coach,  he is considered to be one of the greatest defensive coordinators of all time. On February 6,LeBeau was selected into the class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame ; the entire Steelers team attended the induction ceremony. LeBeau attended Ohio State University playing for famed coach Woody Hayesand was on the national championship teamplaying as a halfback on offense and a cornerback on defense; also inplaying both sides of the ball, he scored two touchdowns as Ohio State came back to beat Michigan 31—
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Adam Schefter explains why Dick LeBeau will not return as the Titans' defense coordinator and breaks down what the future could hold for the Hall of Famer. LeBeau, whose role with the team became in jeopardy Saturday when the Titans hired defensive-minded Mike Vrabel as their head coach, could not be reached for comment. He is expected to consider retirement. LeBeau, 80, has been a coach or player in the NFL for 59 consecutive seasons.