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|Position:||Inside linebackers coach|
|Born:||March 29, 1967|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||221 lb (100 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1989 / Round: 10 / Pick: 258|
|Career NFL statistics|
Jerome Donald Olsavsky (born March 29, 1967) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1989–1997) and the Baltimore Ravens (1998). He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1997, but his contract was waived in 1998, when he broke his hand.
Olsavsky was born in the industrial town of Youngstown, Ohio. He gained early recognition as a star football player at Chaney High School and went on to play collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh. Following his graduation, he was drafted by the Steelers in the 1989 NFL Draft.
When Olsavsky ended his career in professional football, he spent several years coaching in various places, such as Carnegie Mellon University. He also served as an assistant strength coach at North Carolina for one season. He then served as an assistant football coach at Youngstown State University.
Jerry was hired on January 29, 2010 to serve as the defensive assistant for the Pittsburgh Steelers, replacing Lou Spanos. He was promoted to inside linebackers coach on February 6, 2015.
- Wexell, Jim (2006). Pittsburgh Steelers: Men of Steel. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 153–. ISBN 9781582619965. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
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