PETTIBONE FOOTBALL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Jerry Pettibone has a rich background as a football player, football coach and as a football scout. His skills on the football field started with earning Catholic All-State honors as a running back on the state championship high school football team at Jesuit High School in Dallas, Texas, in 1956 and 1957. He received the honor to be in the first class inducted into the Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

After graduating from Jesuit High School, Pettibone received a college football scholarship to the University of Oklahoma, where he played running back and defensive back from 1959 to 1961 under the legendary Bud Wilkinson.

In his career as an assistant coach, Jerry was with programs that participated in 11 major bowls and with college football teams that won eight Big Eight championships. As an assistant coach, teams he was with achieved impressive football scores, producing a collective record of 168-64-3 (.721). He was with two national championship teams in 1974 and 1975 at Oklahoma. Jerry's long list of college football recruits includes 20 consensus All-americans, two Heisman Trophy winners, two Outland Trophy winners and a Lombardi Award winner.
PETTIBONE AT OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Football Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma was Billy Sims, running back in 1978 after rushing for 1,782 yards. The Outland Trophy winners were Lee Roy Selmon, defensive tackle in 1975 and offensive guard Greg Roberts (1979). Lee Roy Selmon also won the Lombardi Award in 1975. One of Pettibone's early Oklahoma classes graduated 17 of 25 football players into the National Football League. At Oklahoma, he was part of eight bowl games and was with two national championship teams. He was part of seven Big Eight championship teams at Oklahoma.

PETTIBONE AT NEBRASKA

Nebraska Cornhuskers 'Huskers' FootballHis football coaching skill set was used in three bowl games at Nebraska: 1980 Cotton Bowl, 1981 Sun Bowl, 1982 Orange Bowl. As recruiting coordinator, he helped to recruit consensus All-Americans Irving Fryer, running back Mike Rozier and center Mark Traynowicz. Rozier won the Heisman Trophy in 1983 after rushing for 2,148 yards.

PETTIBONE AT TEXAS A&M

Texas A&M FootballNamed as No. 1 Recruiter in America by Sports Illustrated in 1984, Pettibone's initial recruiting class at Texas A&M ranked first in the Southwest Conference and No. 5 in the nation. With Jerry Pettibone's college football leadership, that class produced six Aggie starters the first year.

PETTIBONE AS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

Northern Illinois University FootballAs head coach at Northern Illinois University his football team defeated the first Big Ten Team in the history of the school, defeating Wisconsin 19 to 17 in 1987. NIU recorded a 9-2 record to tie best-ever record in history of the school in 1989. Pettibone was named Coach of the Year in 1987 for major Northern Independent schools by Sporting News.

NIU established four school records (most points, most touchdowns, most rushing touchdowns and most possession time) and the Huskies were ranked among the top 25 in five different categories.

NIU recorded its first ever victory over a top 25 rated team when it downed Fresno State 73 to 18 in 1990.

NIU established 51 school records and 7 NCAA records during Jerry's final three years.

Oregon State FootballWhile at Oregon State University, Pettibone became only the fourth football coach in history to defeat Oregon in his first season. Jerry's team defeated Oregon at Autzen Stadium for the second straight time in 1993. This football team set nine school records. OSU finished second in the nation in rushing.

Jerry was named co-runner-up for the Division 1-A Coach of the Year honors following the 1993 season by Sports Illustrated.

OSU won its first Pac-10 road game out of the state of Oregon under Pettibone when it defeated UCLA in 1994, 23 to 14 at the Rose Bowl. It was also the Beavers' first-ever victory in the Rose Bowl. OSU also recorded its first football game victory over a ranked team under Pettibone when it defeated Washington State 21 to 3 in 1994.

Pettibone was appointed to the American Football Coaches Association's Ethics Committee in 1992 by Executive Director Charles McClendon.

Randy Allen football coach
"JERRY PETTIBONE IS ONE OF THE PREMIER EVALUATORS OF FOOTBALL TALENT IN THE COUNTRY. HE WILL GIVE YOU AN HONEST AND ACCURATE EVALUATION OF YOUR POTENTIAL TO PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL. YOU CAN PLACE YOUR TRUST IN HIS KNOWLEDGE."

MIKE SHANAHAN

  • FORMER EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS
  • FORMER HEAD COACH OF THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Bob McQueen football coach
COACH PETTIBONE HAS PROVEN HIMSELF IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AS A COACH AND RECRUITER. THE EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF COLLEGE RECRUITING HE OFFERS TO ASPIRING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS IS EXCELLENT. I JUST RECENTLY GAVE HIM A NAME OF AN UP AND COMING JUNIOR FOOTBALL PLAYER AND THE EXPOSURE THAT PLAYER HAS RECEIVED IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND COACH PETTIBONE TO ANY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PARENT OR PLAYER DESIRING TO PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

RANDY ALLEN

  • HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
    HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL
    DALLAS, TEXAS
Sammy Steinmark

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