Sam Wyche

Sam Wyche

Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Death 2 Jan 2020 (aged 74)
Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 205909740 · View Source
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Professional Football Player, Coach. For seven seasons (1968 to 1972, 1974 and 1976), he played at the quarterback position in the American and National Football Leagues with the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions and St. Louis Cardinals. Born Samuel David Wyche, he attended North Fulton High School in Georgia and played collegiate football at Furman University. He played professionally, initially in the Continental Football League, prior to being by the Cincinnati Bengals during their inaugural year (1968) in the American Football League. Head coach Paul Brown chose Wyche to serve as a backup to quarterback John Stofa, which resulted in limited playing time. He would go on to total 47 career regular season AFL and NFL games. After retiring as a player, he began his length coaching career (briefly was an assistant at the University of South Carolina in 1967) with the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 as an assistant under Bill Walsh and was on staff when San Francisco won the Super Bowl in 1982. He served as head coach at Indiana University (1983), prior to succeeding Forrest Gregg as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals (1984 to 1991) and guided the team the 1988 AFC Title and their second Super Bowl appearance (1989). He served as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1992 until 1995. During the mid 1990s, he served as a football analyst with Marv Albert on NBC weekly broadcasts, in addition to serving as a studio analyst. He served as the quarterbacks coach with the Buffalo Bills from 2004 to 2005. Wyche was head coach of the football team at Pickens High School in South Carolina in addition to serving as a substitute teacher. He died from cancer.

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