Jeremiah Washburn enters his fifth season with the Detroit Lions and first as the team’s offensive line coach. For the past four seasons (2009-12), Washburn was the Lions’ assistant offensive line coach.
Over the past three seasons (since 2010), Washburn helped the offensive line unit as it registered the fourth lowest sacks per pass play percentage (4.3) in the League. In 2012, the Lions ranked fourth among NFL teams in sacks per pass play (3.8), allowing 29 sacks as the team set an NFL record with 740 attempts.
Jeremiah Washburn joined the Lions coaching staff as the assistant offensive line coach in 2009. Before coming to Detroit, he had spent six seasons working in the Baltimore Ravens player personnel department. Washburn was the Ravens’ area scout for the Southwest from 2005-08 and covered schools from the Big 12, SEC, WAC and Conference USA. He also assisted with the acquisition of rookie free agents following the draft.
LIONS COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: Detroit’s offensive line continues to be one of the top pass protecting lines in the NFL for an offense that has passed more than any other team the past three seasons (1,884 pass attempts).
- Over the past two seasons, Detroit has allowed 63 sacks (10th best in the NFL) while having the second most pass attempts (1,299) in the NFL. Their sacks-per-pass-play percentage during that span is 4.6 (7th best in the NFL).
During his first two years in Baltimore (2003-04), Washburn was a player personnel assistant. He assisted in pro scouting, including some advance scouting of opponents, unrestricted free agents, NFL Europa and other free agents, and he also assisted the college scouting director in preparation for the NFL Draft.
In 2002, Washburn entered the NFL as a football operations assistant with the Carolina Panthers.
Washburn was a three-year guard at the University of Arkansas. He was an international economics major and was a graduate assistant for the Razorbacks' athletic department while he earned his MBA.
Washburn and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Ally and Megan, and a son, Drew.
WASHBURN’S FOOTBALL BACKGROUND
Detroit Lions 2009-present
• Offensive Line 2013-present
• Assistant Offensive Line 2009-2012
Baltimore Ravens 2003-08
• Area Scout 2005-08
• Player Personnel Assistant 2003-04
Carolina Panthers 2002
• Football Operations Assistant 2002
• Graduate Assistant 2000-01