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Originally drafted in the 11th round of the 1977 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers out of Brigham Young University, Brian Billick was cut from both the 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, and never had a career in the NFL as a player. After being cut from the Cowboys, Billick returned home to Redlands, California and served as a wide receivers coach for the University of Redlands football team. This would lead Billick to San Diego State, Utah State and Stanford, where he would hold several assistant coaching positions over the next 11 years. In 1992, Billick made it to the NFL as a coach when the Minnesota Vikings hired Billick as their tight ends coach. Soon after in 1994, the Vikings promoted Billick to their offensive coordinator. In Billick’s 7 seasons coaching in Minnesota, the Vikings made the NFL postseason 6 times. In Billick’s final season as the Vikings offensive coordinator, Minnesota set a then-NFL record for most points in a season with 556. The success of the Viking offence with Billick as their offensive coordinator made him a prime candidate for a NFL head coaching job. In 1999, the Baltimore Ravens hired Billick as their head coach. Throughout his 9 seasons as Baltimore’s head coach, Billick guided the 80-64 record in the regular season, and a 5-3 record in the playoffs. Billick’s tenure as the Ravens’ head coach is highlighted by a victory in Super Bowl XXXV. After Billick’s tenure with the Ravens, he has appeared on both The NFL Network and Fox as a football analyst.