Dan Reeves Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Jun 06, 2022
Dan Reeves was the youngest head coach in NFL history.
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About Dan Reeves

Daniel Edward Reeves, popularly known as Dan Reeves, was an American football player for the Dallas Cowboys and a coach for various teams in the NFL.

Dan Reeves began playing college football and eventually moved on to play with the Cowboys from 1965-1972. He then moved on to coaching teams and became one of the youngest head coaches when he started working with Denver Broncos.

Starting his football playing career in college, Dan Reeves received offers from various National Football League teams, but eventually decided to sign with the Dallas Cowboys to play safety, in 1965, as an undrafted free agent and was later moved to play halfback. The outstanding performance by Reeves in 1966 against the New York Giants, led them to reach their first championship games and three Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl XXI, Super Bowl XXII, and Super Bowl XXIII). He then posted back-to-back seasons in 1967 and set a franchise record after scoring four touchdowns. In 1972, Reeves retired as a player to become a full-time assistant coach with the team, thus starting his coaching career.

After coaching the Dallas Cowboys for almost a decade, Reeves joined the Denver Broncos in 1981 as its vice president and head coach, thereby, making him the youngest head coach in the history of the NFL at that time. During his 12-year tenure with the team, he led the Broncos to win three AFC championship games, three appearances in the Super Bowls, five divisional titles, and six post-season appearances.

Dan Reeves was the only coach of the AFC in the '80s to lead a team to consecutive berths in Super Bowls. Reeves was eventually let go in 1990, after certain disagreements with management and was later hired by the New York Giants in 1993, where he led the team to qualify for the playoffs. He eventually left the Giants and went on to join the Atlanta Falcons in 1997, leading them to capture their first-ever NFC Championship, making him the third coach in NFL history to take three different teams to the playoff consecutively. After helping the Atlanta Falcons win three of the first 13 games of the season, Reeves asked to be relieved from the team and retired as a head coach in 2003.

Dan Reeves Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Dan Reeves’ net worth?

Before his death, Dan Reeves was estimated to have a net worth of approximately $10 million.

How much did Dan Reeves earn per year?

Dan Reeves used to earn around $250,000 annually, as a coach.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Dan Reeves?

Dan Reeves stood at a height of 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old was Dan Reeves?

Dan Reeves was born on January 19, 1944, and passed away on January 1, 2022, at the age of 77.

Childhood And Education

Dan Reeves was born on January 19, 1944, in Rome, Georgia, to parents Edd and Ann Reeves, and was one of four siblings. Reeves grew up in Americus, Georgia, and attended Americus High School, where he gained an interest in playing sports such as basketball, baseball, and football.

He went to the University of South Carolina on a football scholarship and played college football as a quarterback from 1962-1964. He also played baseball for the university.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Dan Reeves’ partner?

Dan Reeves married his high school sweetheart, Pam Reeves, in 1964. The couple had three children together and have been blessed with six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Dan Reeves is best known being a football and a coach. He played with the Dallas Cowboys and later on became their assistant coach. He then went on to become the head coach for various NFL teams and win several Super Bowl championships.

Dan Reeves had a legendary NFL career as a player and as a coach. After leaving the Atlanta Falcons, Reeves actively assisted in setting up a football program at Georgia State University in 2007. He later became a consultant with the Cowboys in 2009, but left immediately following disagreements. He eventually went on as a broadcaster for Westwood One radio network and covered the NFL games as an expert commentator. From thereon, Dan Reeves, mostly was out of the coaching sphere but never out of promoting football and sports in general. The NFL star was a part of nine Super Bowls, in the roles of player and head coach.

Charity Work

Very little information is available on Dan Reeves supporting any charity, however, he was known to be a supporter of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and promoted sports and athletics. He also took part in organizing events at his Church and helped out with Sunday School Classes. Dan Reeves played a major role in setting up the Georgia State University's football program in 2007, which helped many sports-inclined students.

What awards did Dan Reeves win?

For his achievements and performance as a player and a coach, Dan Reeves was added to the Broncos Hall of Fame in 2014. He was awarded the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award in 1993 and 1996. He was awarded the NFL Coach of the Year Award in 1998. In 1999 he was awarded the George S. Halas Courage Award, which is dedicated to players, coaches, or members of staff who lead their teams to success despite adversities. He was also made a forever member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame for his contribution to the team, as well as to the sport.

Dan Reeves’s Hobbies And Interests

Dan Reeves loved to give time to his family and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in his later years. He loved going out with his wife, Pam Reeves, to the lake nearby and spending time watching sunsets. Dan also loved golf and regularly played with his friends.

Other Interesting Dan Reeves Facts And Trivia

  • Since Reeves was born in January, his zodiac sign was Capricorn.
  • He started his career in football with the Dallas Cowboys as a running back, playing eight seasons of Super Bowls.

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Dan Reeves Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Daniel Edward Reeves

Date of Birth

1944-01-18

Date of Death

2021-12-31

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Rome

Height

188 cm

Occupation

Football Coach

Education

University of South Carolina

Net Worth

10000000

Partner

Pam Reeves

Parents

Edd Reeves, Ann Reeves

Siblings

Charles Reeves, Butch Reeves, Joanne Reeves

Annual Earnings

250000
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