Dick Jauron

Richard Manuel Jauron (born October 7, 1950) is a former National Football League (NFL) player and coach. He played eight seasons, five with the Detroit Lions and three with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was head coach of the Buffalo Bills from January 2006 until November 2009. Jauron had previously held head coaching positions with the Chicago Bears and, on an interim basis, with the Detroit Lions. He was the AP Coach of the Year in 2001 after leading the Bears to a 13-3 record, his only winning season as a head coach in the NFL.
Jauron is a member of the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Class of 2015 in the Hall. Jauron was tapped a NFF Scholar Athlete in 1972. At Yale Jauron was a three time All-Ivy First Team selection in an era when first year students weren't eligible for varsity football, and a First Team All America selection senior year. Jauron was a three time letter winner on Yale's varsity baseball team. Jauron won in 1973 the William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale.





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