Gold Jacket excelled as an All-Southland Conference linebacker during his collegiate football career at Louisiana Tech before his playing days in the NFL. On Saturday, he’ll return to his alma mater to serve as guest head coach for the school’s spring game. Cleveland Browns defensive back Tramon Williams, who also played for Louisiana Tech, will be on the other side of the field coaching against him as the other guest coach.
The spring game kicks off at Joe Aillet Stadium at Noon CT.
The San Diego Chargers selected Dean in the second round, 33rd player overall, of the 1975 NFL Draft. Dean was moved immediately to the defensive line where he starred during his entire NFL career, first with the Chargers (1975-1981) and later with the San Francisco 49ers (1981-1985).
In all, Dean played on five division winners. He played in three NFC championship games and in two of San Francisco’s Super Bowl victories (Super Bowls XVI and XIX). Dean earned all-conference honors four times – twice with the Chargers and twice with the 49ers.
He was also named to four Pro Bowls (1980-1982, 1984) and selected All-Pro twice (1980-1981).
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