Darryl Drake

Darryl Drake Bio

Darryl Drake was born on 11 December 1956 and died on 11 August 2019. He has died at the age of 62. He was an American football player and coach.


Drake’s career spanned four decades, including stints as the wide receivers coach of the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Darryl Drake Wife & Children

He was married to his wife Sheila, they had three daughters. He also had grandchildren.

Earlier Life

Drake was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He played wide receiver for Western Kentucky University from 1975 to 1978.

Drake played wide receiver for three professional teams, the Washington Redskins (1979), the Ottawa Rough Riders (1981), and the Cincinnati Bengals in 1983.

He worked hard to earn the respect of his players and was fiercely protective of them in a nearly four-decade coaching career.

He coached at the collegiate level for 21 years.

Drake joined the Chicago Bears coaching staff on February 6, 2004.

On January 17, 2013, he was not retained by new head coach Marc Trestman.

Drake later spent five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018.

Darryl Drake Death & Cause

Darryl Drake passed away Sunday morning, the team announced. He was 62.

Steelers President Art Rooney II announced in a statement

“We are at a loss for words following his passing this morning.” “Darryl had such an impact on the players he coached and everyone he worked with throughout his entire career.

He was a passionate coach and had a tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football.”

Drake Press Conference April 26, 2019

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