Mike Vrabel Biography
Michael George Vrabel is a famous American former linebacker and football coach who is the head coach of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. Vrabel played college football at Ohio State, receiving consensus All-American honors.
Mike Vrabel Age
Mike was born in Akron, Ohio, United States, on 14 August 1975. He is 47 years old.
Mike Vrabel Height
Vrabel stands at an average height of 1.93 m.
Mike Vrabel Education
Mike studied and graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School based in Cuyahoga Falls, where Vrabel was a standout on their football team coached by Andrew Slome. Later, He joined the University of Ohio State and played defensive end from 1993 to 1996.
Mike Vrabel Family
He was born in Akron, Ohio, United States to his loving parents Chuck Vrabel. However, Mike has not shared any details regarding his mother and whether he has any siblings, this section will be updated as soon as we have precise information.
Mike Vrabel Wife
Mike is married to his wife called Jennifer. The couple has two handsome sons Tyler and Carter.
Mike Vrabel Children
Mike and Jennifer are proud parents of two handsome sons called Tyler and Carter.
Mike Vrabel Salary
Vrabel earns an annual salary of $3 million.
Mike Vrabel Net worth
Vrabel has an approximate net worth of $12 million.
Mike Vrabel Career
Mike accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Ohio State and from 1993 to 1996 played defensive end. He compiled twelve quarterback sacks as forty-eight tackles and nine sacks as a senior and sophomore, and thirteen as a junior. As an old in 1996, Vrabel was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.
He finished his career by being named the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1995 and 1996 at Ohio State, becoming the first of two players to win the award twice (Wendell Bryant of Wisconsin being the other). Mike for a loss accumulated 36 sacks and 66 tackles.
In 2000, He was named to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team and in 2012 was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.
Vrabel in the third round (91st overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike in Pittsburgh spent the first four seasons of his career. The most notable play in his rookie season as a Steeler came, when he sacked Drew Bledsoe for the Steelers in the 1997–98 AFC Divisional Playoffs to clinch a 7–6 win. Mike had 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 1998; 9 tackles and two sacks in 1999; and 15 tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery in 2000.
For the 2001 season, Vrabel joined the New England Patriots as a free agent. Mike on defense played in every game, starting in 12. Vrabel occasionally came in as an eligible receiver, lining up as a tight end. Bill Belichick 2004 took advantage of this in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
In Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, He caught a two-yard touchdown pass a feat pictured on the cover of the 2005 NFL Record and Fact Book despite being held by Philadelphia’s Jevon Kearse. The reception to catch two or more touchdown passes made him one of 17 players in Super Bowls.
Mike in just 14 targets finished with ten career receptions, all for touchdowns. In 2002, He caught one, two in 2004, three in 2005, and two in 2007 in the regular season, and one each in XXXIX and Super Bowls XXXVIII, all with the Patriots, and one each in 2009 and 2010 with the Chiefs (thrown by former Patriot Matt Cassel).
In Week 8 of the 2007 season, He forced three fumbles, recovered an onside kick, had three sacks, and scored an offensive touchdown against the Washington Redskins, for which he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
In December 2007, Mike was selected to start at the Pro Bowl; in January 2008 for the 2007 season, He was named to the NFL All-Pro team.
On February 27, 2009, the Patriots for what was initially announced as an undisclosed draft pick traded Him to the Kansas City Chiefs. The next day it was revealed that t Patriots traded both Matt Cassel and Vrabel in exchange for the Chiefs’ second-round pick, in the 2009 NFL Draft the 34th overall selection.
On January 10, 2014, He was hired as a linebackers coach by the Houston Texans. During his three seasons as linebackers coach, in yards allowed per game, the Texans ranked third in the NFL.
In January 2016 news outlets, reported that the San Francisco 49ers offered Mike their defensive coordinator job; He declined the offer and remained in Houston.
In January 2017, the Texans named Mike as their defensive coordinator, moving the previous coordinator Romeo Crennel to assistant head coach. He coached players such as Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus, J. J. Watt, and Benardrick McKinney.
On January 20, 2018, He was hired on a five-year deal as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans. On September 16, 2018, as a head coach, Mike beat the Houston Texans 20–17 in Week 2 for his first career win.
On September 30, 2018, Vrabel in a Week 4 upset led the Titans to a 26–23 overtime victory over the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The 2019 season saw the Titans once again finish 9–7; however, as a sixth seed, this would be enough to make the playoffs. During a 16–0 shutout loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 6, Mike in favor of Ryan Tannehill elected to bench quarterback Marcus Mariota, a move despite starting 2–4 that led to the Titans winning seven of their final ten games.
In the Wild Card Round, Tennessee led by running back Derrick Henry’s 204 yards from scrimmage upset the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots 20–13, to advance to the Divisional Round.
The Titans against the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens pulled off another upset from Henry with 202 scrimmage yards winning 28–12 behind another breakout performance along with a passing touchdown on a trick play.
With the victory, the Titans in seventeen seasons advanced to their first AFC Championship, where they were eliminated by the Kansas City Chiefs 35–24 by the eventual Super Bowl LIV champion. For his work in the 2021-22 NFL season, Mike Vrabel was named the AP Coach of the Year.