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Born in Toledo, Ohio, USA
Birth NameJames Joseph Harbaugh
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

As of February 2013, Jim Harbaugh is the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL), a position he has held since January 7, 2011.

Previously, he was head football coach at Stanford University from 2007 to 2010. He came to Stanford after a three year stint as Head Coach at the University of San Diego.

Harbaugh played for five teams over 15 seasons (1987-2001) as a quarterback in the National Football League after entering the NFL as a first round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1987. He also saw NFL action with the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers. Harbaugh's professional playing career was highlighted by his 1995 season when he led Indianapolis to the AFC Championship game while earning AFC Offensive Player of the Year and NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors during a Pro Bowl campaign. He was also the runner-up for the NFL's Most Valuable Player honor in 1995 and the league's top-rated passer.

Harbaugh's most statistically successful NFL season came in 1991 when he passed for a career-best 3,121 yards and led Chicago to an NFC Wild Card game. He also led the Bears to an NFC Division playoff contest after winning an NFC Wild Card game in 1990.

He passed for 26,288 yards and 129 touchdowns during his professional tenure and ranks among the NFL's all-time Top 50 in career completions (#35, 2,305), pass attempts (#39, 3,918) and passing yards (#48, 26,288). He was named to the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor in January of 2005.

He played collegiate football at the University of Michigan and led the Wolverines to three bowl games as a starting quarterback from 1984-86. As a senior in 1986, he guided Michigan to an appearance in the Rose Bowl while earning All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year honors, and finishing third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. His 1985 Wolverine team added a Fiesta Bowl victory and ended the season ranked second in the national polls. He quarterbacked Michigan to a 21-3-1 overall record while starting all 25 contests in his final two collegiate campaigns.

Harbaugh has local ties to Stanford with his father spending two seasons (1980-81) as the school's defensive coordinator and Jim playing two years of prep football at nearby Palo Alto High School before graduating in 1982. Harbaugh is also co-owner of Panther Racing in the Indy Racing League. His team won the 2001 and 2002 IRL championship. In addition, he has been very active in community service ventures including the Harbaugh Hill Foundation, the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (Indiana University), Western Kentucky University, the Jim Harbaugh Foundation, the Uhlich's Children's Home and the Children's Miracle Network.

From his first marriage to Miah Burke, he has three children: sons Jay (born June 14, 1989) and James, Jr. (born September 4, 2006), and daughter Grace (born June 27, 2000).

From his second marriage to Sarah Feuerborn, he has three children: daughters Addison and Katherine, and son Jack.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: J Williams

Spouse (2)

Sarah Harbaugh (5 January 2008 - present) (4 children)
Miah Burke (1996 - 2006) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (2)

Younger brother of John Harbaugh, head-coach of AFC's Baltimore Ravens.
Son of Jack Harbaugh.

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