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Biography of Dave Wannstedt [Age, Height, Family, Daughter, Wife, Salary & Net Worth]

What would you do if your dreams were crushed even before you started? Would you sulk, or would you move on to even better things? While you gather your thoughts, we are going to tell you about Dave Wannstedt, a man who faced those same difficulties.

Dave Wannstedt

Dave not only rose through his injury that forbade him from playing for the rest of his life, but he also made a name for himself as a coach in the NFL and the collegiate level.

Therefore, we had written this article to inspire our dear readers by telling you about Wannstedt’s enthralling journey, which nearly ended even before it began.

We will also inform you about his net worth, salary, age, height, wife, kids, and social media.

So without wasting another second, let’s begin with some quick facts.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Dave Wannstedt
Birth Date 21 May 1952
Birth Place Baldwin, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
Nick Name Not available
Religion Not available
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education  University of Pittsburgh
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Frank Wannstedt
Mother’s Name Virginia Wannstedt
Siblings Dan Wannstedt (Brother), Cheryl Wannstedt, Peggy Wannstedt, Diane Wannstedt, Joane Wannstedt
Age 70 Years Old
Height 6’3″ (1.93 m)
Weight Not available
Shoe Size Not available
Hair Color White
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Not available
Build Muscular
Married Yes
Girlfriends No
Spouse Janet Wannstedt
Role Defensive coordinator, Head Coach
Profession National Football League (NFL)
Net Worth $18 million
Franchises  Pittsburg Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, University of Pittsburgh
Jersey Number Not available
Social Media Twitter
Last Update May, 2022

Where is Dave Wannstedt from? Early Life and Education

Dave was born to his late parents, Frank Wannstedt and Virginia Wannstedt, in Baldwin, Pennsylvania, in 1952.

Wannstedt grew up with his brother, Dan Wannstedt, and sisters, Cheryl WannstedtPeggy Wannstedt, Diane Wannstedt, and Joanne Wannstedt.

As a result, the competition was always fierce amongst the siblings growing up, which helped him play his career.

The future Super Bowl winner always dreamed of being a professional footballer even before he could remember.

As a result, Wannstedt used to spend all of his time practicing and developing his skill in the hope of playing in the NFL someday.

By the time young Dave attended Baldwin High School, he was already one of the stars as an offensive tackler.

And by the time he finished his college days with the University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania native was seen as one of the top prospects coming out of college.

As a result, Dave decided to make himself eligible for the 1974 NFL Draft.

How old is Dave Wannstedt? Age, Height & Body Measurements

Having been born in the year 1952 makes Dave age 67 years at the moment. Although people may say that 67 is a bit old, Wannastedt will not agree with you because he stills works as an analyst for FOX Sports.

Dave stands 6 feet 3 inches (1.93 meters) tall.

Furthermore, the Pennsylvania native stands at 6 feet 3 inches (1.93 meters) tall, which would have been a great advantage during his playing career. But unfortunately, due to injuries, Dave could never use his large frame to make a name for himself as a player.

Dave Wannstedt | Career

Dave’s professional career started with the Green Bay Packers when he got selected in the 15th round of the 1974 NFL Draft.

Consequently, things looked bright for the then 22-year-old, but the situation went haywire in no time. To explain, Wannstedt injured his neck in the preseason camp and sadly never played again.

On the contrary, the Pennsylvania native landed himself a job in the coaching role, a decision that would define his legacy and career.

After that, he spent the next four years with the Pitt Panthers, where he won the NCAA Division-I national football championship.

Wannstedt won his one and only Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys.

However, his big breakthrough in the coaching line came during the 1989 season when the mighty Dallas Cowboys recruited Dave as their defensive coordinator.

Under his mentorship, the Cowboys defense was considered one of the best at the time. In fact, the Dallas-based franchise even won the Super Bowl XVIII with Wannstedt as their defensive coordinator.

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