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|Kansas City Chiefs|
|Date of birth:||January 31, 1968|
|Place of birth:||Bellingham, Washington|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||222 lb (101 kg)|
|Expansion draft:||1995 / Round: 22 / Pick: 2|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2004
|Stats at NFL.com|
Doug Irvin Pederson (born January 31, 1968) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He spent most of his career as a member of the Green Bay Packers, serving as a backup to Brett Favre. He is currently the Offensive Coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Pederson attended Ferndale High School in Ferndale, Washington, and was an All-State selection in football, basketball, and baseball. Following high school he attended Northeast Louisiana University where he was quarterback from 1987 through 1990. He still holds multiple passing records at the school.
Pederson originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 1991 out of the Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana. For several years, Pederson bounced on and off of the Dolphins' roster, spending time on their practice squad before settling onto their roster in 1993. He also helped Don Shula win his NFL record 325th victory as a coach when starting quarterback Scott Mitchell went down with an injury in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 14, 1993. In 1992, Pederson played for the New York/New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football.
Pederson returned to the World League in 1995, playing for the Rhein Fire. In 1995, Pederson was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Expansion Draft, but he was released by the Panthers prior to training camp that year. For the 1996-1998 seasons, Pederson was the Packers' backup quarterback. In 1999 he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles to serve as a temporary starter until then-rookie Donovan McNabb was ready to start. The next year Pederson filled the same role for the Cleveland Browns and their sophomore quarterback, Tim Couch. In 2001, Pederson again joined Green Bay, and he remained the backup quarterback there, up until his retirement after the 2004 NFL season.
After the 2004 season, due to injury, Pederson retired from football.
After his retirement, Pederson was hired as head football coach of Calvary Baptist Academy, a private, Christian high school in Shreveport, Louisiana. Calvary was going into its second year as a program when Pederson signed on in March 2005.
Pederson was the head coach at Calvary for four years, and holds a 33-7 record in the regular season and an 8-3 record in the post-season. The Cavaliers were in the state playoffs all four years with Pederson as head coach. In 2007, he led the Cavaliers to the semi-finals and lost to State runners-up St. James Wildcats. He led the Cavaliers to their first District Title in 2007.
On February 8, 2011, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach, replacing James Urban, who was promoted to assistant offensive coordinator. Under Peterson's guidance in 2011, the Eagles set a franchise record with 6,386 yards.
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