John Teerlinck

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John Teerlinck
Date of birth: (1951-04-09) April 9, 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth: Rochester, New York
Career information
Position(s): Defensive End
College: Western Illinois
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 5 / Pick 105
As player:
1974-1975 San Diego Chargers
Career stats
Playing stats at

John Teerlinck (born 1951) is a former American football player. He now is a defensive linemen coach for the Indianapolis Colts. While in college he studied Fred Dryer and employed those moves in hi play, "We used to get New York Giants games at Western and I`d watch No. 89, Fred Dryer, and copy his moves", Teerlinck said. [1]

Coaching Career[edit]


Teerlinck came under fire in 1996 amid allegations that he taught his players to aim for opposing quarterbacks' knees; the allegations were substantial enough that then-NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue summoned him to a meeting for a warning.[2]


Teerlinck has coached on three Super Bowl winners:
Denver Broncos: Super Bowl XXXII, Super Bowl XXXIII
Indianapolis Colts: Super Bowl XLI


Teerlinck and his wife, Sue, have five children, Ann, Bill, Mark, Molly and Mary Jane.


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