David Diaz-Infante

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David Diaz-Infante
David Diaz-Infante at 2015 SJSU homecoming.jpg
Diaz-Infante at San Jose State homecoming in 2015.
Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Assistant Offensive Line Coach
Personal information
Born: (1964-03-31) March 31, 1964 (age 57)
San Jose, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, California)
College: San Jose State
Undrafted: 1987
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Gustavo David Miguel Diaz-Infante (born March 31, 1964) is a former professional American football guard and center and current assistant offensive line coach for the Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL. In the National Football League, he played for the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Diaz-Infante also played in the World League of American Football for the Frankfurt Galaxy, in the Canadian Football League for the Sacramento Gold Miners and in the XFL with the Las Vegas Outlaws. Diaz-Infante played college football at San Jose State University.


Early life

Diaz-Infante's father General Marco Ignacio Infante, was a Mexican immigrant to the U.S. and was a Zapatista who died in 1988; Diaz-Infante's mother is Finnish American. [1] Diaz-Infante graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in 1982. [2]


From 1982 to 1987, Diaz-Infante attended San Jose State University.

Professional career

Undrafted in 1987, Diaz-Infante signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers during the NFL Players Association strike that year. [3]

Diaz-Infante served as the long snapper for the 1997 and 1998 Bronco Super Bowl wins

Diaz-Infante was contacted by Todd Bowles, head coach for the New York Jets, in early January 2016 and offered the position of assistant offensive line coach, which he accepted.

Broadcasting career

Diaz-Infante served as a color analyst for ESPN, covering West Coast college football. Prior to this, he was an analyst for the Big East Network and a co-host of Denver AM radio station 760 the Zone's afternoon sports talk-show, with fellow former Broncos lineman Mark Schlereth.

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