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Sedrick Irvin
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Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-03-30) March 30, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Detroit Lions (1999–2001)
 As coach:
* Gulliver Prep (2006–2008)
Career highlights and awards
* USA Today High School All-American (1995)
Games played     20
Games started     0
Rushing attempts-yards     146-641
Receptions-yards     62-582
Touchdowns     4
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Sedrick Irvin (born March 30, 1978) is currently the Head Coach for Miami Southridge. He was formally the Head Coach at Miami Senior High and Westminister Senior High prior to that. Irvin has been the quality control coach, working with the running backs, for East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.[1] He was previously the running backs coach for the University of Memphis.[2]

Early yearsEdit

Irvin played high school football at Miami Southridge High School and Miami High School,[3] where he was named a USA Today All-American in 1995. He played college football at Michigan State where he was well known for his jukes and stutter steps while en route to 1,000 yard rushing seasons in each of his 3 seasons there. Irvin left MSU after his junior season with the fourth most rushing yards in school history to enter the NFL draft.

His Sophomore season in 1997 he ran for 1211 yards on 231 carries and scored 9 TD.

As a Junior in 1998 he ran for 1167 yards on 272 carries and scored 10 TD.

Professional playing careerEdit

Irvin fell to the fourth round in the 1999 NFL Draft due to scouts citing that he was too slow for the NFL game. He proved those critics wrong when he led the Detroit Lions in touchdowns his rookie year while backing up James Stewart. After two years in which he was beset by injuries, the Lions let Irvin go. He signed with the Miami Dolphins in hopes of returning to the NFL, but never saw game time. He also played in NFL Europe and the Arena Football League where he played linebacker and fullback, both positions new to him.

Coaching careerEdit

He was formerly an assistant coach at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami. From 2008-2009, he worked under head coach Nick Saban at the University of Alabama. During his acceptance speech for the Heisman Trophy, Alabama running back Mark Ingram thanked Irvin for helping him throughout his college career. On January 14, 2010, Irvin was named the running backs coach for the Memphis Tigers[4] On March 6, 2011, he was hired as the new head football coach for Westminster Christian School. In April 2016, Sedrick Irvin was hired to the East Carolina University coaching staff.

Personal lifeEdit

Sedrick Irvin is married with two sons. Irvin is the cousin of former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

ReferencesEdit

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