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Meet Doug Pederson's wife Jeannie as Jaguars start NFL season

Joshua Rogers August 4, 2022
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a new Super Bowl-winning head coach after another disappointing losing season last year. Let’s meet Doug Pederson’s wife, Jeannie, and their children.

Doug Pederson was announced as the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in early February, 49 days after the team fired Urban Meyer.

54-year-old Pederson is a former coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he won Super Bowl LII by upsetting defending champions New England Patriots in 2017. Pederson was with the Eagles for five years but took last season off.

The 2022 season begins Thursday night with the Hall of Fame game between the Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders

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Jaguars owner hopes Pederson recreates Philly success

Pederson played in the NFL for more than ten years, where he was a back-up quarterback fo Miami, Green Bay, Philadelphia and Cleveland. He began his coaching career with Philadelphia and spent three seasons with the Chiefs as offensive co-ordinator.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan said of Pederson’s appointment: “Doug Pederson four years ago won a Super Bowl as head coach of a franchise in pursuit of its first world championship. I hope Doug can replicate that magic here in Jacksonville.

“It’s exactly what our players deserve. Nothing less. Combine this with his acumen on the offensive side of the ball and you have why I am proud to name Doug Pederson as the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“I know our fans will warmly welcome Doug and his family to Duval and I personally look forward to having Doug as part of everything we envision for the team, downtown and community in the years ahead.”

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More on Doug Pederson’s wife Jeannie

Fans wanted to know more about Doug Pederson’s wife Jeannie and their family ahead of the new season. Doug met Jeannie on a blind date at Johnny’s Pizza in Monroe, Louisiana, when Doug was at Northeast Louisiana University.

Jeannie said of the meeting: “I had a boyfriend but, you know, Doug was a quarterback and all that, and I figured I’d take a look. He was very nice and polite, and we hit it off. Plus, he was tall, so I could wear heels when I was out with him!”

They started dating soon after, and the rest is history. They married in 1991 and have been together ever since.

Jeannie Pederson, born Jeannie Young in December 1969, is a registered nurse in the US. When Doug went to play in Germany for a while, she stayed in the US to complete her nursing degree. He returned to the US eventually and signed with the Packers, so things worked out.

Jeannie and Doug share an athletic background as she played basketball at Louisiana College while completing her degree.

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Doug Pederson’s children have followed in his footsteps

Doug Pederson and his wife Jeannie have three sons – Drew, Josh and Joel. Drew was born on 2 December 1995 and was a quarterback at Samford University, just like his father.

Josh was a football player at the University of Louisiana Monroe and was a ULM fifth-year senior tight end until recently. The New Orleans Saints signed the free agent to a contract on 6 August 2021.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.