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Encyclopedia > Jim Shofner

Jim Shofner (born December 18, 1935) is a former football player and coach who played and worked at both the collegiate and professional levels. He was twice a head coach: first at Texas Christian University from 1974-1976, then served in an interim capacity with the Cleveland Browns in 1990. December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Texas Christian University (abbreviated TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... This article is about the year. ...


Shofner was a four-sport star at North Side High School in Fort Worth, Texas, serving as captain of three squads. He played college football on both sides of the ball at Texas Christian, leading the Southwestern Conference in rushing in 1957 with 682 yards, while scoring six touchdowns. He was a first round draft selection of the Browns the following year, and after seeing little action as a rookie, became a starting cornerback in 1959. Nickname: Cowtown Motto: Official website: ci. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During this period, the magic that Paul Brown had enjoyed during his first decade as head coach of the Browns had faded, with the team failing to reach the playoffs during Shofner's six years with the team. On March 17, 1964, Shofner announced his retirement, citing a business opportunity involving the insurance business in which he was involved. That opportunity apparently disappeared when Shofner signed as an assistant coach at Texas Christian (TCU), his alma mater, beginning a three-decade run in the coaching ranks. March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ...


Shofner served for three years in his role at TCU before returning to the NFL as an assistant with the San Francisco 49ers on March 6, 1967. Despite a head coaching change after the first season, Shofner would stay with the team for another six years, starting on defense before shifting to the offensive side. In 1970, he helped quarterback John Brodie win Most Valuable Player honors with a career year. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Pages needing attention | Sportspeople stubs | American football players ...


On December 5, 1973, Shofner was named head coach at Texas Christian, but the team endured a 20-game losing streak and Shofner won just twice in three seasons before resigning. In 1977, Shofner resurfaced with the 49ers before serving as the architect of the Cleveland Browns' offense for three seasons. During his final year with the team, Shofner watched Browns' quarterback Brian Sipe throw for more than 4,000 yards and win the NFL Most Valuable Player award. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ...


That success resulted in his hiring as offensive coordinator of the Houston Oilers on February 4, 1981, but the team had slipped from its recent success. After two seasons, Shofner again announced he was leaving to enter private business, but instead, was hired in the same role with the Dallas Cowboys, where he spent three years. City Nashville, Tennessee Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ...


Following the conclusion of the 1985 NFL season, Shofner was demoted by the Cowboys and left to work for the St. Louis Cardinals (football). Midway through his four years with the team, the franchise was relocated to Arizona, but the switch proved to have no effect on the team's fortunes. City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and...


Shofner returned to Cleveland for the 1990 NFL season, but the success he had enjoyed a decade earlier was non-existent as the Browns' collapse resulted in head coach Bud Carson's firing on November 5. Shofner was named interim head coach, but the team won only one of the remaining seven games. The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... Leon H. Bud Carson (born April 28, 1931 in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania; died December 7, 2005 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American football coach best-known for his role on the Pittsburgh Steelers championship teams of the 1970s. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ...


After spending the 1991 NFL season in a scouting capacity with the Browns, Shofner returned to the field in 1992 when he was hired as quarterback coach with the Buffalo Bills. During his first two seasons, the Bills reached the Super Bowl, but after a disappointing 1996 season, Shofner was reassigned to the team's scouting staff. The 1991 NFL season was the 72th regular season of the National Football League. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... City Buffalo, New York Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

Preceded by:
Billy Tohill
TCU Horned Frogs Head Coaches
1974-1976
Succeeded by:
F.A. Dry
Preceded by:
Bud Carson
Cleveland Browns Head Coaches
1990
Succeeded by:
Bill Belichick

 
 

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