Sedrick Irvin

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Sedrick Irvin
No. 33
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-03-30) March 30, 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL)
College: Michigan State
NFL draft: 1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 20
Games started: 0
Rushing attempts-yards: 146-641
Receptions-yards: 62-582
Touchdowns: 4
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Sedrick Irvin (born March 30, 1978) is the head football coach for Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay, Florida. [1] He was previously the running backs coach for the University of Memphis.[2]

Early years[edit]

Irvin played high school football at Miami Southridge High School and Miami High School,[3] where he was named a USA Today All-American in 1995. He played college football at Michigan State where he was well known for his jukes and stutter steps while en route to 1,000 yard rushing seasons in each of his 3 seasons there. Irvin left MSU after his junior season with the fourth most rushing yards in school history to enter the NFL draft.

His Sophomore season in 1997 he ran for 1211 yards on 231 carries and scored 9 TD.

As a Junior in 1998 he ran for 1167 yards on 272 carries and scored 10 TD.

Professional playing career[edit]

Irvin fell to the fourth round in the 1999 NFL Draft due to scouts citing that he was too slow for the NFL game. He proved those critics wrong when he led the Detroit Lions in touchdowns his rookie year while backing up James Stewart. After two years in which he was beset by injuries, the Lions let Irvin go. He signed with the Miami Dolphins in hopes of returning to the NFL, but never saw game time. He also played in NFL Europe and the Arena Football League where he played linebacker and fullback, both positions new to him.

Coaching career[edit]

He was formerly an assistant coach at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami. From 2008-2009, he worked under head coach Nick Saban at the University of Alabama. During his acceptance speech for the Heisman Trophy, Alabama running back Mark Ingram thanked Irvin for helping him throughout his college career. On January 14, 2010, Irvin was named the running backs coach for the Memphis Tigers[4] On March 6, 2011 he was hired as the new head football coach for Westminster Christian School.

Personal[edit]

Sedrick Irvin is married with two sons. Irvin is the cousin of former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

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