Who is Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren? A Look at The Big Show.

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Mike Holmgren was born in San Francisco in 1948 and developed into a star athlete as a teenager. His father was a semi-pro football player who schooled Mike in the game practically from birth.
As a teenager, he became the best quarterback in the state of California and was recruited to USC where injuries derailed his career.
In 1970, Holmgren was an eighth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals, and played briefly with the New York Jets. He quickly realized he didn't have a future in the NFL, left the game, and became certified as a teacher.
Although he didn't realize it at the time, becoming certified as a teacher would help shape his future in the NFL in the years to come.
In 1970, he also married his childhood sweetheart, Kathy, whom he had known since he was 13-years-old.
From 1971-75, Holmgren taught mechanical drawing, history, and began his coaching career at Sacred Heart high school in San Francisco.
Although he eventually moved solely into ...

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