Fred Pagac

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Fred Pagac
Denver Broncos
Position: Linebackers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1952-04-26) April 26, 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth: Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Ohio State
Undrafted: 1974
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 8
Receiving yards: 94
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at

Frederick Pagac (born April 26, 1952) is a former American football tight end and is the outside linebackers coach for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 1974. He played college football at Ohio State.

Pagac also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has been a coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings.

Playing career[edit]

Pagac was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 1974. He played one season for the team, making six receptions for 79 yards. After not playing in 1975 Pagac played for the expansion team Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976. He finished the season recording two receptions.

Coaching career[edit]

Pagac became a coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 1978 and coached there until 2000. He spent time as the teams linebackers coach from 1978 to 1995, defensive coordinator from 1996 to 1999, and assistant head coach in 2000. Pagac was a 1998 finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach.

In 2001, Pagac was hired by the Oakland Raiders to be the team's linebacker coach, and was there until 2003. From 2004 to 2005 he was the linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2006 the Minnesota Vikings hired him.

On November 22, 2010, Pagac was named interim defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings, replacing Leslie Frazier who was promoted to interim head coach after the mid-season replacement of Brad Childress. On January 19, 2011, the interim title was removed and Pagac was named the defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.

On January 15, 2012, he was removed as defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings but remained with the team, returning to his former position as linebackers coach.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Leslie Frazier
Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Alan Williams