College Football Legend Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger Dead at Age 87
By Bleacher Report // March 27, 2021
guided Miami to a college football national championship in 1983
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(Bleacher Report) – Howard Schnellenberger, who guided Miami to a college football national championship in 1983, has died at the age of 87.
Florida Atlantic University, where Schnellenberger made his final coaching stop from 2001 through 2011, announced the news Saturday, per Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press.
The Indiana native also served as head coach of the NFL’s Baltimore Colts as well as Oklahoma and Louisville at the collegiate level during a career that spanned seven decades.
Schnellenberger was a standout tight end at Kentucky in the mid-1950s, and he returned to the Wildcats program as an assistant in 1959 to begin his coaching career.
He worked his way up the ranks, spending time under legendary coaches like Bear Bryant at Alabama, the Los Angeles Rams’ George Allen and the Miami Dolphins’ Don Shula, which helped pave the way for his own success leading staffs.
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Thank U Coach Howard words can’t describe the Respect ,Admiration & Luv I have forU & Beverly 💕The words “U Matter” because of U Coach 🏈 U Matter 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/VtEyn2aMwb
— Bernie Kosar (@BernieKosarQB) March 27, 2021
My college coach passed away this morning. Coach Howard Schnellenberger. I learned so much from him on and off the field. He was an offensive genius, but also a man of integrity. God bless the Schnellenberger family!
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) March 27, 2021
RIP to the legend who started it all… pic.twitter.com/Nr8EEvScXc
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) March 27, 2021
Legendary Miami coach Howard Schnellenberger died this morning at the age of 87
Coach Schnellenberger led The U to its first national championship win in 1983 pic.twitter.com/X7pB6SzjMv
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 27, 2021
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