Dick LeBeau

Dick LeBeau

About Dick LeBeau

Charles Richard Dick LeBeau (born September 9, 1937) is a National Football League Hall of Fame defensive back and football coach. He is currently the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive coordinator and is considered to be one of the greatest defensive coordinators of all time. He spent 14 years in the NFL as a player with the Detroit Lions and is in his 37th year as a coach. Considered an innovator and defensive football genius, LeBeau created the 'zone blitz' when he was defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals in the late 1980s. On February 6, 2010, LeBeau was selected into the 2010 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The entire 2010 Pittsburgh Steelers team was in attendance at the induction ceremony. LeBeau attended Ohio State University playing for famed coach Woody Hayes, and was on the 1957 national championship team, playing at cornerback and halfback.

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