Former NFL QB Trent Dilfer is now a high school football coach

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Trent Dilfer, who won Super Bowl XXXV as the quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens, is now the head football coach at Lipscomb Academy in Tennessee. The school made the announcement on Twitter Friday.

Since retiring from the NFL, Difler has spent a lot of time helping high school quarterbacks at the Elite 11 while serving as an analyst on ESPN.

Lipscomb was 35-32 over the last six seasons. Last season, the Mustangs went 2-9 in Tennessee’s Division II-AA.

“This is a leap of faith for Lipscomb Academy as well,” Dilfer told The Tennessean. “I’m just an old football player. But I am passionate about getting the most out of people.”

Dilfer played his high school football at Aptos High School in northern California where he was a quarterback, defensive back and punter. He still holds many of the school’s passing records. He was All-League and All-County in football, basketball and golf.

Dilfer played 14 seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Seattle, Cleveland and San Francisco. He was the sixth overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers out of Fresno State. He finished his career with 20,518 yards passing.

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