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Jeff Tedford

American college football player, professional football player, college football coach

Jeff Tedford is ...


Born 2 November 1961 in Lynwood
Age 61 years, 5 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Occupation American football player and Canadian football player
Weight 185kg (407.9lbs)
Twitter username coachtedford
Sport American football
Member of sports team Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders, Cerritos Falcons football and Fresno State Bulldogs football
Educated at Warren High School and Cerritos College

About Jeff Tedford

Jeff Tedford: The Man Who Turned Fresno State Football Around

Jeff Tedford was born on November 2, 1961, in Lynwood, California. He grew up in Downey, California, where he attended Warren High School. Tedford was a standout quarterback in high school and went on to play college football at Fresno State University.

Tedford's college career was impressive, and he set several school records during his time at Fresno State. After graduating in 1983, he played professionally for a few years before transitioning into coaching.

Tedford's coaching career began at Fresno State, where he served as a quarterback coach from 1992 to 1997. He then moved on to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Oregon, where he helped lead the team to several successful seasons.

In 2002, Tedford was hired as the head coach at the University of California, Berkeley. He quickly turned the program around, leading the team to seven straight winning seasons and several bowl game appearances. During his tenure at Cal, Tedford coached several future NFL players, including Aaron Rodgers and Marshawn Lynch.

After being fired from Cal in 2012, Tedford took a break from coaching before returning to Fresno State in 2017 as the head coach. In just one season, he led the team to a 10-4 record and a victory in the Hawaii Bowl.

Tedford's success at Fresno State has been credited with turning the program around and bringing excitement back to the football team. He has been praised for his ability to develop players and his innovative offensive strategies.

Off the field, Tedford is known for his philanthropic work, including his support of the Bulldog Foundation, which raises money for Fresno State athletics.

Despite his success, Tedford has faced some health challenges in recent years. In 2019, he underwent a heart procedure and had to take a leave of absence from coaching. However, he has since returned to the team and is continuing to lead Fresno State to success.

Jeff Tedford's career in football has been marked by success and innovation. His ability to develop players and turn programs around has made him one of the most respected coaches in the game. As he continues to lead Fresno State to victory, it's clear that Tedford's impact on college football will be felt for years to come.


- "Jeff Tedford." Fresno State Athletics,

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