Mike Vrabel is a former National Football League player who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots, and the Kansas City Chiefs before he decided to become a coach because he now makes his living as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans.
A three-time Super Bowl winner who became an All-Pro in 2007, the same year he made his first and only Pro Bowl appearance, he was known for his versatility as a player, playing on call as a tight end. The NFL Network specifically named him number 7 on their list of the 10 most versatile players.
Mike Vrabel was born on August 14, 1975, as Michael George Vrabel in Akron, Ohio. He spent most of his life in the Midwest of the state, first attending Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls before he went to Ohio State University on an athletic scholarship after an outstanding football career in high school.
Vrabel played as a defensive player for the Ohio State Buckeyes soccer team from 1993 to 1996. During this time, he was named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year twice (1995 and 1996) and was recognized as the consensus of the All-American Football Association’s first team. In his college career, he had to pocket a total of 36 sacks and 66 tackles for a defeat before he was signed to the NFL Draft in 1997, where he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 91st overall selection in the third round.
The Steelers enjoyed Rabbel’s services for four seasons before he joined the New England Patriots as a free player for the 2001-2002 season. In his eight years with the Patriots, Vrabel won three Super Bowls and made it into the first selection of all-pro teams as well as the 2007 Pro Bowl. Mike Vrabel’s time with the Patriots ended on February 27, 2009, after joining the Kansas City Chiefs. He played two more grueling seasons in the NFL before he decided to take a break from his playing career. He was not quite done with the game, however, as he almost immediately took a job coaching the linebackers at Ohio State University, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of athletics.
Vrabel spent three years in Ohio before he was hired as a linebacker coach by the Houston Texans in 2014. He remained in this position for three years before being promoted to Defensive Coordinator. After a year in his new position, Vrabel left the Texans in January 2018 to work as head coach of the Tennessee Titans.
Family – Wife, Parents
Jennifer Vrabel is the name of the better half of Mike Vrabel. The couple, who have been together for more than two decades, have two sons; Tyler and Carter, who live with them and hope to follow in their father’s footsteps to enter the league.
Ms. Vrabel has been in the news in the past after being involved in a few trash conversations on Twitter with the wife of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema. Jen, as she is called by her close friends and family, also frequently informs her followers about her family, talks about her husband’s career and what her children are up to, and also exchanges pictures of these events. Just like her husband, who used to coach the team, Jen is an Ohio State State fan and enjoys attending their games whenever she has the opportunity.
Another Vrabel family member who has recently been in the news is Mike’s father, Chuck Vrabel, who works as the principal of Buckeye High School. Chuck Vrabel was accused sometime in 2015 of making inappropriate remarks to a teacher that led to a sexual harassment investigation by the school district. The superintendent in charge of the investigation finally put Chuck on leave for ten days, two of them without pay.
Mike Vrabel’s Net Worth
Mike Rabbel’s career, first as a player and then as a coach in the National Football League, has earned him a lot of money. The former linebacker is credited with net assets of around $11 million, a figure that will increase in the coming years as he builds his coaching career.
Regardless of what it will be in the future, Vrabel is now enjoying the finer things in life. He recently moved into a 6,100 square foot custom home with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in Forrest Hills, Tennessee. The coach is said to have paid about $2 million for the house after he reportedly sold his former place in Ohio for about $3 million.
Height and Weight
The average height of an NFL linebacker is 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters), but Mike Vrabel measures one inch higher at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters). He also has a weight of 261 pounds (118 kg).