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Joe Judge (born December 31, 1981) is an American football coach who is the special teams coordinator of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

Joe Judge
New England Patriots
Position:Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1981-12-31) December 31, 1981 (age 37)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school:Lansdale Catholic (PA)
College:Mississippi State
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

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Personal lifeEdit

Judge was born in Philadelphia. His father, Joseph, played football at Temple and professionally with the Hamilton Tigercats of the CFL. He is currently working on his PhD in education. Judge's wife, Amber, was an All-SEC soccer player at Mississippi State, and they have four children together – Sean, Michael, Emma Riley and Ella Grace. Judge played for Mississippi State from 20002004, earning three letters. He was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and made the Dean's List. He graduated from Lansdale Catholic High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Two of his uncles were professional boxers with Jerry Judge's claim to fame being his fight with George Foreman and Kerry Judge having a cameo in Rocky V.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2005, he joined his alma mater, Mississippi State University in 2005 as a graduate assistant for the Bulldogs. He next served briefly as the linebackers coach for the Birmingham–Southern Panthers in 2008 and then as a Special Teams assistant for Alabama. In 2012, he joined the New England Patriots as a Special Teams assistant and served in that role through the 2014 season.[1] Following Super Bowl XLIX, which the Patriots won, Judge was promoted to Special Teams Coordinator following the retirement of Scott O'Brien.[2] On February 5, 2017, Judge was part of the Patriots coaching staff that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[3]

On February 6, 2018 it was reported that Judge was leaving the Patriots to join new Colts' Head Coach Josh McDaniels in Indianapolis.[4] McDaniels then spurned the Colts, turning down the job to stay with Patriots — along with Judge.[5]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joe Judge". New England Patriots.
  2. ^ http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/tag/joe-judge/
  3. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.weei.com/blogs/ryan-hannable/report-patriots-special-teams-coach-joe-judge-going-indy-josh-mcdaniels
  5. ^ https://www.patspulpit.com/2018/2/6/16982878/new-england-patriots-special-teams-coach-joe-judge-expected-stay-josh-mcdaniels-indianapolis-colts

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