Charles Richard "Dick" LeBeau (lǝ-BOH; born September 9, 1937) is an American football coach and former cornerback. He is currently the associate head coach in charge of defense for the Tennessee Titans. He has been active at field level in the National Football League (NFL) for 56 consecutive seasons–14 as a player with the Detroit Lions and 42 as a coach. He was most recently the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive coordinator and is considered to be one of the greatest defensive coordinators of all time. Considered an “innovator” and “defensive football genius”, LeBeau created the "zone blitz" when he was defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals in the late 1980s.
On February 6, 2010, LeBeau was selected into the 2010 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The entire 2010 Steelers team attended the induction ceremony.
By Dean Hanley
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