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* Personal: Born February 28, 1962 in Atlanta, GA, Ken Whisenhunt was raised in Augusta and is a graduate of Richmond Academy.

* College: Entered Georgia Tech as a walk-on tight end and finished career ranked second on the school's all-time receiving yardage list and fourth in career receptions; earned degree in civil engineering.

* Pro career: Was selected in the 12th round of the 1985 NFL Draft by Atlanta; went on to play nine NFL seasons with the Falcons (1985-88), Redskins (1989-90), and Jets (1991-93).

* Coaching start: Previously coached at the pro level with the Jets (2000), Browns (1999) and Ravens (1997-98); began his coaching career in the collegiate ranks with Vanderbilt (1995-96).

* Steelers: Spent 2001-06 with the Steelers, the first three as tight ends coach and the last three as offensive coordinator; helped team earn victory in Super Bowl XL.

* Passing game: Took over as the Steelers' offensive coordinator the same year the team drafted QB Ben Roethlisberger (2004). That year Roethlisberger went on to set an NFL record with wins in his first 13 career starts en route to Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

* Running game: In Whisenhunt's first year as coordinator, the Steelers ground game improved from 31st to 2nd and the overall offense ranked 16th. His second year ended with an NFL title after the Steelers offense averaged 26.8 points per game in the playoffs.

* Cardinals: Became an NFL head coach for the first time when hired by Arizona on January 14, 2007.



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Added: January 30, 2009

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