Former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is the latest coach to make the jump from the top of the college ranks to the NFL. A deal between Meyer and the Jaguars was reached Thursday.
The move had been rumored for weeks, and Meyer’s former assistant, Gators coach Dan Mullen said last month that “it would never surprise me to see him back on the sidelines, enjoying coaching the game of football.”
Meyer was 187-32 (.854 winning percentage) with three national championships (two at UF, one with the Buckeyes) in 17 years as a head coach.
Here’s a look at some of the other notable figures who rose from college head coach to the NFL: