Sports Feature: Man of Steel

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February 2, 2009

11:52 PM

Head Coach Jimmye Laycock on Tomlin

“For a school like William and Mary — that’s nationally known academically — to then produce a student who played football and is now coaching in the Super Bowl, that’s not the kind of thing you would normally think of here. It shows you that it’s a place of possibilities. Anything can happen.”

The Tomlin file

Class of ’95
1st — Career yards per catch (20.1) at the College
10th — Career receiving yards at the College
1995 — First coaching job as wide receivers coach at VMI
2001 — First NFL job as Tampa Bay defensive backs coach
2006 — Named defensive coordinator of Minnesota Vikings
2007 — Named head coach of Pittsburgh Steelers at age 34
2009 — Youngest coach ever to win Super Bowl

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