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Six Things You Didn't Know about Linebackers Coach Sal Sunseri

Posted Jul 16, 2015

Get to know more about linebackers coach Sal Sunseri with these six facts.

1. His son, Vinnie Sunseri, is a Safety for the New Orleans Saints and previously played for the Alabama Crimson Tide. His other son, Tino Sunseri, previously played QB at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a QB in the Canadian Football League.  Also, one of his daughters Ashlyn, is a volleyball player at UAB.

2.  Sunseri was the Defensive Ends Coach at FSU where Raiders 2nd round pick Mario Edwards Jr. (DE) played.

3. Sunseri began his career at the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 as a walk-on and ended it as a team captain and consensus All-American as a senior in 1981.

4. Sunseri was also recognized individually for his contributions when he was named a finalist for the Broyles Award, presented to the nation's top assistant coach, while at Alabama.

5. He was the defensive MVP in the 1982 Senior Bowl.

6. He was selected in the 10th round (No. 276 overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1982 NFL Draft.