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Ron Rivera

Ronald Eugene Rivera (Riverboat Ron) (twitter: @RiverboatRonHC)

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 7 1
2014 52 Carolina Panthers NFL 16 7 8 1 .467 2 1 1 .500 1 7 3
2015 53 Carolina Panthers NFL 16 15 1 0 .938 3 2 1 .667 1 14 9
5 yrs 80 47 32 1 .594 6 3 3 .500 1.6 33 15

Games over .500: 15
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 3

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 19 13 23 12 16 19 13 8 7 21 13 19 19 19 15 8 22 10 21 10 9 16 21 27 6 20 11 15 14 10
2015 CAR 32 1 1 1 5 11 1 8 1 2 1 10 15 27 24 3 8 10 6 6 1 3 4 17 7 2 32 11 7 1 2
5 yrs %tile 63 73 62 73 58 65 74 78 83 79 73 67 25 40 59 67 61 68 57 71 74 65 53 48 75 47 63 64 64 65

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
2014 52 NFL Carolina Panthers Head Coach
2015 53 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.
2013-11-10 2 5 2-5 CAR 6 U Colin Kaepernick pass incomplete short right intended for Vernon Davis (defended by Michael Mitchell).
CAR challenged the incomplete pass 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: 7 Overturned: 1 Upheld: 6
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.
2014-12-14 3 8 3-8 CAR 45 O Josh McCown pass incomplete short middle intended for Vincent Jackson (defended by Roman Harper).
CAR challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Josh McCown sacked by Roman Harper for -7 yards. Josh McCown fumbles (forced by Roman Harper), recovered by Bene Benwikere at CAR-27
2014-12-21 3 3 3-3 CAR 25 O Johnny Manziel pass complete short right to Josh Gordon for 6 yards (tackle by Josh Norman).
CAR challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Johnny Manziel pass incomplete short right intended for Josh Gordon
2014-12-21 1 10 1-10 CLE 23 O Cam Newton pass incomplete short left intended for Brenton Bersin.
CAR challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Cam Newton pass complete short left to Brenton Bersin for 14 yards (tackle by Jim Leonhard)
2014Challenges: 7 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 4
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2015-09-13 3 1 3-1 CAR 29 U Cam Newton middle for no gain (tackle by Roy Miller).
CAR challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-09-20 3 5 3-5 HTX 25 O Ryan Mallett pass complete short left to DeAndre Hopkins for 8 yards (tackle by Josh Norman).
CAR challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Ryan Mallett pass incomplete short left intended for DeAndre Hopkins
2015-09-27 3 21 3-21 NOR 19 O Luke McCown pass complete deep middle to Ben Watson for 21 yards (tackle by Charles Tillman).
CAR challenged the first down ruling, and the play was overturned: Luke McCown pass complete deep middle to Ben Watson for 20 yards (tackle by Charles Tillman)
2015-09-27 4 1 4-1 NOR 39 U Austin Johnson middle for 1 yard (tackle by A.J. Klein and Charles Johnson).
CAR challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-10-04 3 6 3-6 TAM 6 O Cam Newton pass incomplete short right intended for Ted Ginn.
CAR challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Cam Newton pass complete short right to Ted Ginn for 6 yards, touchdown
2015-10-04 4 2 4-2 TAM 27 U Jameis Winston left end for 2 yards (tackle by Kawann Short).
CAR challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-11-08 2 10 2-10 GNB 21 U Aaron Rodgers pass incomplete short left intended for James Starks.
CAR challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015-11-22 2 2 2-2 WAS 2 O Cam Newton pass incomplete short middle intended for Ted Ginn. Penalty on Chris Culliver: Defensive Holding (Declined).
CAR challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Cam Newton pass complete short middle to Ted Ginn for 2 yards, touchdown
2015-12-06 1 10 1-10 CAR 31 O Drew Brees pass complete short right to Ben Watson for 11 yards (tackle by Thomas Davis).
CAR challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Ben Watson
2015-12-06 2 8 2-8 NOR 36 O Cam Newton pass incomplete short right intended for Ted Ginn.
CAR challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was overturned: Cam Newton pass complete short right to Ted Ginn for 9 yards (tackle by Brian Dixon)
2015-12-13 3 10 3-10 ATL 32 O Matt Ryan sacked by Kawann Short for -8 yards.
CAR challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned: Matt Ryan sacked by Kawann Short for -6 yards. Matt Ryan fumbles (forced by Kawann Short), recovered by Kawann Short at ATL-26 (tackle by Jake Matthews)
2015-12-20 2 3 2-3 NYG 49 O Rashad Jennings left end for 2 yards (tackle by Shaq Thompson).
CAR challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was overturned: Rashad Jennings left end for 2 yards (tackle by Charles Tillman and Shaq Thompson). Rashad Jennings fumbles (forced by Charles Tillman), recovered by Charles Tillman at NYG-46
2015-12-27 3 8 3-8 ATL 38 O Cam Newton middle for 7 yards (tackle by Jalen Collins and Philip Wheeler).
CAR challenged the first down ruling, and the play was overturned: Cam Newton middle for 8 yards (tackle by Justin Durant and Philip Wheeler)
2016-01-03 1 10 1-10 TAM 37 U Cam Newton pass incomplete deep right intended for Corey Brown (defended by Mike Jenkins).
CAR challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2015Challenges: 14 Overturned: 9 Upheld: 5
TotalChallenges: 33 Overturned: 15 Upheld: 18

Worked For

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