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Who is Frank Reich?
Frank Reich (Frank Michael Reich) is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the head coach for the Indianapolis Colt of the National Football League.
Prior to being the head coach, he played in the NFL for 14 seasons, where he was playing for Buffalo Bills. As a player, he spent most of his career backing up Jim Kelly. However, he became known in football lore when he led the Bills to the NFL’s largest comeback during the 1992- 93 NFL playoffs.
After high school, he was accepted to the University of Maryland on an athletic scholarship. At the University, he was played for the Maryland Terrapins football team as a backup to starter Boomer Esiason for three years.
The comeback he orchestrated against the Miami Hurricanes on November 10, 1984, at the Orange Bowl Stadium was the pinnacle of Reich’s collegiate career. Reich came off the bench to fill in for Stan Gelbaugh, who had taken over as starter when Reich damaged his shoulder against Wake Forest in the fourth week of the season. Miami led 31–0 at halftime, thanks to quarterback Bernie Kosar.
How Old Is Frank Reich?
He was born on December 4th, 1961, he is 59 years old as of 2021. Reich shares his birthday with other notable people such as Cassandra Wilson, Fred Armisen, Gary Rossington, Gemma Jones, Jay-Z, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Sussman, Marisa Tomei, among others.
Frank Reich Family
Who are His Parents?
He was born in New York, as the son of Frank who was also an NFL player and played for Penn State from 1953 to 1955 as a center and linebacker. His father was then drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 14th round of the 1956 NFL draft. However, despite him being drafted he never played for NFL.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has not revealed any information about his siblings.
Frank Reich Education
He attended Cedar Crest High School, in Lebanon Pennsylvania. After that, he enrolled at the University of Maryland on an athletic scholarship.
Frank Reich Wife
He is currently, married to Linda
Frank Reich Kids
They have been blessed with three daughters, Lia, Avery, and Hannah.
He was drafted in the 1985 draft, by the Buffalo Bills in the third round. However, at the time he was drafted, Bills had already drafted future Hall of Famer Jim Kelly in 1983. After Kelly signed with Bills in 1986, Frank has relegated to a role as a backup.
Moreover, he got his first start after Kelly went down due to a shoulder injury in 1989. In addition, he led the Bills to a two straight win. Moreover, he rallied the Bills in the fourth quarter by throwing two drives down the field for a 23-20 win against the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams.
He returned again in the late 1990 season after Kelly was injured. After his comeback he helped the Bills to two key wins, clinching them the AFC East title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The Houston Oilers defeated Buffalo 27–3 in the last game of the 1992 regular season in Houston, when Kelly sustained strained ligaments in his knee and allowed Reich to finish the game in his stead. With Kelly out, Reich took over as starting for the next week’s wild-card game, on January 3, 1993.
Frank signed with Carolina Panthers in March 1995 to begin their first year after delivering the Bills one more comeback victory in the late 1993 NFL season. As Bank of America Stadium was still under construction, he threw the first touchdown pass in team history to former Bills player Pete Metzelaars in Clemson’s Memorial Stadium.
The Panthers had drafted Kerry Collins as their franchise quarterback. However, Frank started the first three games before Collins was considered ready to take over the starting role. On September 3 at Atlanta, he was sacked nine times, a franchise record he shares with Cam Newton.
Reich was subsequently signed by the New York Jets, where he appeared in seven games in the 1996 season. After that, he joined the Detroit Lions in 1997, reuniting him with his former Maryland coach, Bobby Ross. Reich appeared in six games in 1997, all of which were relief appearances, and six games in 1998, including two starts. Reich announced his retirement after the 1998 NFL season.
In 2006, he started coaching as an intern in Indianapolis Colts, where he served for one year until 2007. After that, he became an offensive coaching staff assistant for the Colts.
Following Tony Dungy’s retirement at the end of the 2008 season, former Colts quarterback coach Jim Caldwell took over as head coach. After that, Reich was named as the new quarterbacks’ coach. As time went by Reich was elevated to wide receivers coach in 2011. However, he was fired when the whole coaching staff was fired following a 2–14 season.
After being fired from Indianapolis. He was hired as the wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals under head coach Ken Whisenhunt in 2012. However, together with Whisenhunt, and other offensive coaches were fired on December 31, 2012.
San Diego Chargers
In 2013, Frank and Whisenhunt were employed by the San Diego Chargers. He was later elevated to offensive coordinator, following Whisenhunt’s resignation to become head coach of the Tennessee Titans. He was dismissed as offensive coordinator on January 4, 2016, after the Chargers finished 31st in rushing and struggled on offense.
Reich was appointed as the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles on January 20, 2016, and went on to win Super Bowl LII with the team in 2017.
Return to Indianapolis
After being away for seven years following his dismissal as wide receivers coach. He was appointed as the new head coach of the Colts on February 11, 2018.
Despite him losing his first career game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Frank was later got his first win as a head coach over the Washington Redskins.
Frank Reich Height
He stands at an average height of 6ft 4 inches and weighs 95kgs.
Frank Reich Net Worth
He has a net worth of $ 10 million.