Alex Gibbs

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Alex Gibbs
Personal information
Born:(1941-02-22)February 22, 1941
Morganton, North Carolina
Died:July 12, 2021(2021-07-12) (aged 80)
Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
College: Davidson
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Alexander Gibbs, Jr. [1] (February 22, 1941 – July 12, 2021) was an American professional football coach who was a longtime offensive line coach in the National Football League (NFL). He coached college football for over a decade before joining the Denver Broncos of the NFL in 1984. He won two Super Bowls with Denver. [2]

Gibbs was a well known proponent of the zone blocking scheme and popularized its use while he was offensive line coach of the Broncos. [3] Denver became famous at that time for its use of smaller and more agile offensive linemen and the success of its running backs, most notably Terrell Davis. [4] Gibbs was to enter his first season on Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks staff as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach in 2010, [5] but announced his unexpected retirement a week before the start of the NFL's 2010 regular season. [3] [6] In May 2013 he returned to the Denver Broncos in a consultant role for one year. [7] [8]

Gibbs died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 12, 2021. [9]

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References

  1. Davidson Wildcats Hall of Fame: "Alexander Gibbs, Jr. ('63)"
  2. Alpe, Josh (July 12, 2021). "Alex Gibbs dies at 80". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  3. 1 2 "Alex Gibbs resigns just prior to season". ESPN. September 5, 2010. Archived from the original on September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  4. "Coach Bio". seahawks.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  5. "Gibbs joins Carroll's staff". ESPN . January 13, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  6. "Alex Gibbs Retires, Pat Ruel to Take Over Injured O-Line". bleacherreport.com. September 6, 2010. Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  7. "Broncos bring back Alex Gibbs as offensive line consultant". May 12, 2013.
  8. "Broncos hire James Cregg as offensive line assistant, Alex Gibbs out". March 11, 2014.
  9. "Broncos mourn passing of former offensive line coach Alex Gibbs". DenverBroncos.com.