Irv Eatman Biography

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Irvin Humphrey "Irv" Eatman (born January 1, 1961) is a former American football offensive tackle, who played professionally for 3 seasons in the United States Football League (USFL) and 11 seasons with the National Football League (NFL).


  • 1 Playing career
    • 1.1 High school
    • 1.2 College
    • 1.3 USFL
    • 1.4 NFL
  • 2 Coaching career
  • 3 References

Playing career

High school

Eatman attended Meadowdale High School in Dayton, Ohio where he starred in football and basketball.


A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Eatman attended UCLA where he was a two-time Lombardi Award semi-finalist, three-time honorable mention All-America and two-time All-Pac-10 selection. He played on the Bruins Rose Bowl Champion squad as a senior following the 1982 season.


Eatman was selected in the eighth round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he opted to join the USFL where he was a three-time USFL All-Pro offensive tackle (1983–1985) with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars. In 1984, Eatman was named USFL Man of the Year and was part of Stars squads which claimed USFL *les in both 1984 and 1985.


Eatman entered the NFL with a five-year stint in Kansas City (1986–1990) before playing six seasons with the New York Jets (1991–1992), the Los Angeles Rams (1993), the Atlanta Falcons (1994) and the Houston Oilers (1995–1996).

Coaching career

Irv Eatman joined the Oakland Raiders coaching staff (bay area) as co-offensive line coach. Eatman previously served as an *istant offensive line coach with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Green Bay Packers (1999) AOL
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2000) AOL
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2001-2005) AOL
  • Oakland Raiders (2006) Co-OL