10 things to know about Doug Pederson

Doug Pederson.

Name: Doug Pederson

Age: 47. Born: Jan. 31, 1968, in Bellingham, Wash.

Previous job: Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator

1. Is the first former NFL quarterback ever to be the head coach of the Eagles.


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2. He's also the first former Eagles player to return to Philadelphia as head coach since Marion Campbell (1983-85). Pederson spent 10 seasons in the NFL, including 1999, when he went 2-7 as the Eagles starter before giving way to rookie Donovan McNabb.

3. Pederson's 12 career touchdown passes went to 11 different players. Only tight end Luther Broughton caught more than one.

4. Spent seven years as Brett Favre's backup in Green Bay and was a member of the Packers when the Eagles beat them in the fourth-and-26 playoff game.

5. Threw his first NFL pass in relief of Miami's Scott Mitchell on Nov. 14, 1993, at Veterans Stadium. The rest of the world remembers it as the day Don Shula broke George Halas' all-time record for wins.

6. Pederson completed only three of six passes for 34 yards, but led the Dolphins to two field goals in the 19-14 win. "Over the years, there have been a lot of great victories and memories. This one is pretty special to me, mainly because of the way that we won," Shula said that day. "When Mitchell goes down with the injury, Doug Pederson, who hasn't played any kind of real football to speak of, handled himself with a lot of poise and got the job done."

7. Attended Northeast Lousiana, which is now Louisiana-Monroe. Singer Tim McGraw is a ULM alum.

8. Doug and wife Jeannie have three sons: Drew, Josh and Joel. Drew, their oldest, played at Moorestown High and is a reserve quarterback at Samford University. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

9. Coached Calvary Baptist Academy high school in Shreveport, La., for four years after retiring as a player. Went 40-11.

10. Andy Reid gave him his first NFL job in 2009 and he's been with Big Red ever since. Until now.

Coaching stops

2013-15: Kansas City Chiefs (offensive coordinator)

2011–12: Eagles (quarterbacks)

2009-10: Eagles (offensive quality control)

2005-08: Calvary Baptist Academy (head coach)