Richard Albert Vermeil ( / vərˈmiːl /; born October 30, 1936) is an American former football coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons. He was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for seven seasons, the St. Louis Rams for three, and the Kansas City Chiefs for five.
Dick Vermeil was head coach of three National Football League franchises over 15 seasons. He mastered the three-year turnaround, leading the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs to the postseason after years – nearly two decades for the Eagles – on the outside looking in.
Vermeil got his first NFL head coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1976, just after leading UCLA to a Rose Bowl victory over Ohio State.
Vermeil, who named Peterson as his presenter at the Hall of Fame ceremonies this weekend, is among eight football figures to be inducted. “We’re just very, very close,” Vermeil said.
Dick Vermeil. Richard Albert Vermeil Born: October 30, 1936 in Calistoga, CA. College: San Jose St. (College Stats) College Coaching: View Records. Hall of Fame: Inducted as Coach in 2022 . As Exec: 3 Yrs (Full Record) More bio, uniform, draft, salary info
Vermeil coached for the Eagles, Rams and Chiefs in his 15-year head coaching career. He led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl appearance in the 1980 season, which ended with a loss to the ...
Dick Vermeil led the Philadelphia Eagles to the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance. He also finished his Hall of Fame career coaching the Kansas City Chiefs.
St. Louis Rams head coach Dick Vermeil is seen on the sidelines with quarterback Kurt Warner (13) during an NFL game against the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 31, 1999, in Nashville. (Allen Kee via AP)
Vermeil, portrayed by Dennis Quaid, played a central role in Warner's incredible real-life story as the St. Louis Rams head coach who gave Warner (Zachary Levi) a chance – first signing him as ...
At 85, Vermeil is still in touch -- no, immersed -- with the Rams. On Christmas, his 1999 championship run played a role on the big screen in American Underdog, the new movie based on Warner's career.