Colts Jeff is a former American football center who is now a sports analyst and the interim head coach of the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts (NFL). He attended the University of North Carolina for his college football career. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens in 1998, but he was released before making his debut.
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Jeff Saturday was named interim head coach of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts on November 7, 2022, succeeding the fired Frank Reich. Saturday, a six-time Pro Bowler, spent 13 seasons with the Colts from 1999 to 2011.
He finished his playing career with the club as a starting center for 12 consecutive seasons. He was the Colts’ offensive line anchor during the 2004-2005-2006 seasons when the team allowed the fewest quarterback sacks of any NFL team.
Saturday contributed to the Colts’ 21 January 2007 AFC Championship Game victory over the New England Patriots by recovering a teammate’s fumble in the end zone. On February 26, 2009, the 6-foot-2 player agreed to a three-year, $13.3 million contract with the Colts, which included a $7.45 million signing bonus.
Saturday appeared in 188 of the Colts’ 197 games, starting 188 of them. He was a free agent following the 2011 season. He has consulted for the club in recent years and recently visited the Colts training camp.
Colts Jeff was born on June 18, 1975 (age 47) in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Gemini.
Colts Jeff attended Shamrock High School in Decatur, Georgia, in 1993.
Colts In a 2012 Sports Illustrated story published on Saturday, Jeff high school coach Ron Gartrell stated, “Jeff was responsible for 80% of our offense. We put Jeff on one side of the field and all of our other good players on the other because teams ran away from Jeff.”
However, Gartrell was unable to persuade Southeastern Conference coaches of Saturday’s abilities; in the same interview, he stated that coaches at Georgia and Tennessee thought Saturday was too short to compete in the conference. Gartrell received a scholarship offer from the University of North Carolina in part due to his friendship with then-defensive coordinator Carl Torbush.
Saturday was a four-year letterman for coach Mack Brown’s North Carolina Tar Heels football team from 1994 to 1997 after receiving an athletic scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Tar Heel team captain as a junior in 1996 and again as a senior in 1997. He was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) center selection in 1996 and 1997, as well as an Academic All-ACC selection in 1997.
Nate Hobgood-Chittick, Saturday’s college roommate and a defensive tackle who played four seasons in the NFL, later said, “Jeff stomped all over the practice field. I could count the number of times I beat him in a one-on-one drill on one hand, and every time it happened, I celebrated.” Saturday was named head coach of Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula, Georgia, on January 20, 2017.
Saturday resigned from his position as head coach at Hebron Christian on February 14, 2020. He was 20-16 during his tenure, making the playoffs every year and winning three playoff games, including a state quarterfinals appearance in 2019.
Colts Jeff and his wife Karen have three children: Jeffrey Douglas Saturday, Savannah Faith Saturday, and Joshua Bryant Saturday. Saturday’s eldest son, Jeffrey, is a wide receiver for the football team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jeff Saturday is a football player with a $15 million net worth.