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Ron Rivera

Ronald Eugene Rivera

Position: LB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 239 lbs.

Born: January 7, 1962 in Fort Ord, CA
High School: Seaside
College: California   (school history)    (Rivera college stats)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Challenges
Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Num Won Notes
2011 49 Carolina Panthers NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 3 3 0
2012 50 Carolina Panthers NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 2 2 2
2013 51 Carolina Panthers NFL 16 12 4 0 .750 1 0 1 .000 1 6 1
2014 52 Carolina Panthers NFL 11 3 7 1 .300 3 2 0
4 yrs 59 28 30 1 .483 1 0 1 .000 2.3 13 3

Games over .500: -2
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 1

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
2004 CHI 32 26 23 28 32 32 32 27 19 25 19 26 32 24 32 32 14 32 21 13 16 27 25 8 16 13 17 15 17 15 16
2005 CHI 32 5 11 12 25 29 26 17 9 8 17 7 17 30 31 30 14 30 2 1 6 18 11 4 9 23 26 5 1 2 1
2006 CHI 32 2 4 2 10 15 2 28 5 15 11 23 21 17 14 8 27 14 5 3 1 5 6 2 11 1 31 11 9 2 1
2008 SDG 32 17 11 7 21 11 2 7 20 20 19 19 11 25 7 1 5 1 25 15 17 10 11 8 14 18 31 31 27 11 18
2009 SDG 32 2 6 5 12 10 4 2 19 31 11 32 3 23 5 5 4 1 16 11 19 12 20 7 24 15 17 11 18 20 13
2010 SDG 32 14 23 5 1 1 2 17 9 15 4 22 28 14 2 6 9 1 1 10 23 8 4 20 5 29 3 1 5 14 1
2011 CAR 32 23 13 20 11 7 5 11 14 3 1 1 5 23 13 13 21 10 28 27 17 21 25 29 25 14 6 24 25 20 32
2012 CAR 32 18 16 18 8 12 18 10 11 9 3 9 17 26 16 24 8 5 10 18 18 12 14 12 18 8 15 13 13 23 12
2013 CAR 32 3 6 4 12 26 18 4 7 11 13 16 2 30 29 15 13 20 2 2 6 1 2 1 12 15 17 6 3 5 5
2014 CAR 32 25 20 27 25 22 24 20 18 25 21 27 22 14 19 18 15 24 25 28 15 19 22 29 26 10 21 26 24 18 22
4 yrs %tile 49 60 49 59 51 52 68 64 66 73 62 67 30 43 48 59 57 52 45 59 62 54 48 40 66 57 49 52 52 48

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1999 37 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers
2000 38 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers
2001 39 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers
2002 40 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers
2003 41 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers
2004 42 NFL Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator
2005 43 NFL Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator
2006 44 NFL Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator
2007 45 NFL San Diego Chargers Linebackers
2008 46 NFL San Diego Chargers Defensive Coordinator
2009 47 NFL San Diego Chargers Defensive Coordinator
2010 48 NFL San Diego Chargers Defensive Coordinator
2011 49 NFL Carolina Panthers Head Coach
2012 50 NFL Carolina Panthers Head Coach
2013 51 NFL Carolina Panthers Head Coach

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2011-10-23 2 1 2-1 WAS 1 U Jonathan Stewart right guard for -1 yards (tackle by Reed Doughty). Jonathan Stewart fumbles (forced by Reed Doughty), recovered by Ben Hartsock at WAS-2.
CAR challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was upheld.
2011-10-23 3 10 3-10 CAR 20 U John Beck pass complete short left to Niles Paul for 11 yards (tackle by Darius Butler).
CAR challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2011-12-18 3 6 3-6 HTX 13 U T.J. Yates pass complete short middle to Kevin Walter for 7 yards (tackle by Chris Gamble).
CAR challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2011Challenges: 3 Overturned: 0 Upheld: 3
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2012-11-04 2 10 2-10 WAS 41 O Robert Griffin pass complete short left to Logan Paulsen for 14 yards (tackle by Josh Norman).
CAR challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Robert Griffin III pass incomplete short left intended for Logan Paulsen
2012-12-09 2 7 2-7 ATL 48 O Cam Newton pass incomplete short right intended for Louis Murphy (defended by Chris Owens).
CAR challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Cam Newton pass complete short right to Louis Murphy for 7 yards (tackle by Christopher Owens). Louis Murphy fumbles (forced by Christopher Owens), ball out of bounds at ATL-41
2012Challenges: 2 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 0
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2013-09-08 3 8 3-8 CAR 48 U Russell Wilson pass complete short left to Doug Baldwin for 13 yards.
CAR challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013-09-15 1 10 1-10 BUF 17 U EJ Manuel pass complete deep right to Robert Woods for 19 yards (tackle by Captain Munnerlyn).
CAR challenged the ineligible receiver ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013-10-06 3 7 3-7 CRD 26 O Cam Newton pass complete short right to Steve Smith for 8 yards (tackle by Tyrann Mathieu).
CAR challenged the runner was in bounds ruling, and the play was overturned: Cam Newton pass complete short right to Steve Smith for 8 yards (tackle by Tyrann Mathieu)
2013-10-20 2 6 2-6 RAM 13 U Cam Newton pass complete short right to Steve Smith for 12 yards (tackle by Janoris Jenkins).
CAR challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013-11-24 1 10 1-10 MIA 21 U Ryan Tannehill pass complete deep right to Mike Wallace for 57 yards (tackle by Captain Munnerlyn).
CAR challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013-12-01 3 18 3-18 TAM 12 U Mike Glennon pass complete short right to Vincent Jackson for 8 yards (tackle by Captain Munnerlyn).
CAR challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was upheld.
2013Challenges: 6 Overturned: 1 Upheld: 5
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2014-09-07 1 10 1-10 CAR 41 U Josh McCown pass complete short right to Brandon Myers for 4 yards (tackle by Luke Kuechly).
CAR challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014-09-14 3 9 3-9 CAR 31 U Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short right intended for Joique Bell (defended by Luke Kuechly).
CAR challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014-10-12 3 7 3-7 CIN 23 U Andy Dalton pass complete short right to Mohamed Sanu for 7 yards (tackle by Charles Godfrey).
CAR challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014-10-19 4 1 4-1 GNB 42 U Cam Newton up the middle for no gain (tackle by Letroy Guion and Julius Peppers).
CAR challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2014Challenges: 4 Overturned: 0 Upheld: 4
TotalChallenges: 15 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 12

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Andy Reid Linebackers
Lovie Smith Defensive Coordinator
Norv Turner Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers