Doug Pederson was born in Washington State and attended Ferndale Senior High School, where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. After high school, Pederson went onto play football for Northeast Louisiana University, where he still holds some passing records for that school.
Pederson was not drafted out of college, but managed to sign as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Miami Dolphins. Pederson quarterbacked Don Shula’s 325th victory, which is an NFL record. During that game, Pederson came in to replace an injured Scott Mitchell and lead the Dolphins over the Eagles at Veterans Stadium.
The Washington state native has spent time with many different teams in the NFL. His stops included the Dolphins, Packers, Eagles, Browns and then back to the Packers. While in Philadelphia, Pederson was the teacher to a young Donovan McNabb.
After Pederson hung up his cleats, he became the head football coach for a private Christian academy in Louisiana, called the Calvary Baptist Academy. He was the head coach from 2005-2008 and achieved a carrer 33-7 record.
In the winter of 2009, Pederson got the call from Andy Reid to join his staff as an offensive quality control coach. Then, in 2011, he …read more