Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS College Football Star Named To Packers Staff
(Bevell named off. assistant)
NFL.com: Packers (Green Bay Packers Press Release) 7Mar00 S2
Darrel Bevell took Wisconsin to its first Rose Bowl in three decades in 1994.
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN -- Former University of Wisconsin Badgers
quarterback and LDS Church member Darrell Bevell has been named
offensive assistant/quality control for the NFL's Green Bay Packers,
head coach Mike Sherman announced yesterday. Bevell, a returned
missionary, is best known for leading the Wisconsin Badgers to
victory in the 1994 Rose Bowl.
But instead of going to the NFL as a player following his college
days, Bevell chose to coach, starting as passing game coordinator at
Westmar University in Lemars, Iowa. After working the 1997 season at
Iowa State, he coached the wide receivers at the University of
Connecticut for two seasons.
Bevell will assist the offensive coordinator Tom Rossley with the
quarterbacks and help assure quality control on the coaching staff.
"Darrell's reputation at the University of Wisconsin both as a player
and as a person speaks for itself," Sherman said in announcing the
appointment. "I like the fact that he is a former Badger and knows
what it takes to win championships; having been schooled by Barry
Alvarez and his staff is certainly a plus for me. I look forward to
seeing him grow into his role as a coach here while being a Packer.
It is a great opportunity for him to work with Tom Rossley and the
quarterbacks, but even more so a great opportunity for us to add
another quality coach to our staff."
Bevell is a native of Yuma, Arizona and spent a year as a redshirt at
Northern Arizona before leaving on his mission to Cleveland. He then
transferred to Wisconsin in the spring of 1992.