Darryl Drake (December 11, 1956 – August 11, 2019) was an American football player and coach. His career spanned four decades, including stints as the wide receivers coach of the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).
Drake in 2014
|Born:||December 11, 1956|
|Died:||August 11, 2019 (aged 62)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|High school:||Louisville (KY) Flaget|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
Drake coached at the collegiate level for 21 years. He joined the Chicago Bears coaching staff on February 6, 2004. On January 17, 2013, Drake was not retained by new head coach Marc Trestman. He later spent five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018.
Drake and his wife, Sheila, had three daughters. He died on August 11, 2019, at the age of 62. The official cause of death is still to be determined.
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- Mayer, Larry (January 17, 2013). "Trestman in process of assembling coaching staff". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on January 20, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
- Klinger, Jacob (January 20, 2018). "Steelers hire Darryl Drake as receivers coach: report". The Patriot-News. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- "Steelers WR coach Darryl Drake dies at age of 62". NFL.com. August 11, 2019. Retrieved August 11, 2019.