Dan Reeves

Dan Reeves

We are very proud to announce that Coach Dan Reeves has decided to join our family here at Leader In Sports.

Dan Reeves played his college football at the University of South Carolina from 1962-1964.  He became the starting quarterback in his sophmore year.  By the end of the 1964 season, Mr. Reeves was the Gamecocks all time leading passer with 2,561 yards passing, 16 touchdowns, and 3 games rushing over 100 yards. Mr. Reeves was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977 and into the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 2006.

In 1965, Dan Reeves signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys as a safety.  In 1966, he was moved to the halfback position due to depletion of runningbacks on the depth chart.  This was Mr. Reeve's break out season where he led the team in rushing.  After a few years, Tom Landry asked him to become a player coach with the Cowboys.  In 1972 he retired as a player and became a full time assistant coach.

In 2010 Dan Reeves was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1981, Dan Reeves became the youngest head coach when he was hired as Vice President and Head Coach of the Denver Broncos.  During his tenure as the head coach of the Denver Broncos, he led the team to 5 division titles and 3 AFC Championship Games.  At the end of the 1992 season, Coach Reeves was let go by the Denver Broncos. 

He was soon hired by the New York Giants for the 1993 season where the team finished with an 11-5 record and Coach Reeves won the Coach of the Year honors from the Associated Press.  Coach Reeves was let go from New York after the 1996 season.

Coach Reeves was hired by the Atlanta Falcons for the 1998 season.  In 1998, the "Dirty Bird" Falcons had a storied season finishing 14-2 and winning the NFC Championship.  Though the Falcons did eventually lose Super Bowl XXXIII to the Denver Broncos, Coach Reeves was once again named Coach of the Year for the 1998 season.  Dan Reeves retired from the Atlanta Falcons in 2003.

Combined as a player and coach, Dan Reeves won 6 NFC Championships, 3 AFC Championships, and won 2 Super Bowls.

Included in these Division Championships is 4 as a Head Coach.  While several other coaches have accomplished this task, Coach Reeves is the only retired coach not enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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