Coaching Staff Has Professional Ties

Lexington KY...Five of the eleven UK coaches have played and/or coached in the professional ranks. The staff has 45 seasons of playing and 25 seasons of coaching experience, for a whopping 70 years of total professional experience.

Head Coach Guy Morriss earned All-Pro honors and carried his team to two Super Bowls in his amazing 15 year playing history, 11 years with the Philadelphia Eagles and 4 years with the New England Patriots, as an offensive linemen. He also spent time as offensive line coach at New England and the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, and San Antonio of the CFL.

Wide Receiver Coach Harold Jackson also earned All-Pro honors during his 16 year playing career. Coach Jackson is also one of the leading receivers in NFL history. He spent time playing for the Los Angeles Rams twice, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. He also spent 10 years coaching in the professional ranks with the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, and one season with the New Orleans Night of the Arena Football League.

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Brent Pease played three years for the Houston Oilers in the NFL. He also had stints at Winnipeg of the CFL, Birmingham and New York in the WLAF (now NFL Europe), and Cincinnati of the Arena Football League, all as a quarterback.

Running Backs/Assistant Head Coach Gerald Carr spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, and one season with the Carolina Cobras of the Arena Football league, all as a coach.

Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coordinator Coach Mark Nelson played seven years in the Canadian Football League, six with Calgary and one with Saskatchewan as a Linebacker and Fullback. He also coached five years in the CFL including three years at Edmonton, one year at San Antonio and one year at Toronto. While coaching he helped his teams win two Grey Cup championships (CFL equivalent of the Super Bowl) and he earned The CFL Special Teams Coach of the Year.

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