Photos from the first day of spring practice
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - A three-year letterwinner for Ohio State where he played cornerback. Was on the Buckeye team that won the 2002 National Championship with a perfect 14-0 record. Played in every game at Ohio State in 2000 and 2001 and started the first six games of 2002 before being sidelined with injury. He was one of the top five cornerback prospects in the country coming out of Rich East High School.
EDUCATION: Earned a B.S. in human ecology from Ohio State in 2004.
PERSONAL DATA: Born in Chicago on September 17, 1981. He and his wife LaToya have two sons, Devon (14) and Trey (5), and two daughters, Nya (10) and Leyla (born in summer 2013).
BOWL EXPERIENCE: As a coach - 2013 Orange Bowl, 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl; As a player - 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2002 Outback Bowl, 2001 Outback Bowl.
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: As a coach: 2012 Northern Illinois, 2011 Northern Illinois, 2004 Washington & Jefferson; As a player: 2002 Ohio State.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: As a coach - The Northern Illinois secondary showed considerable improvement in its second season under the direction of McNutt. In 2011, Northern Illinois ranked 89th nationally in passing defense, but improved to 41st in 2012 giving up 217.7 yards through the air per game. The Huskies also improved in interceptions, ranking 43rd in 2011, but improving to 23rd this past season with 15 on the year. At Kent State, the Golden Flashes boasted the No. 1 total defense in the MAC in 2010 and ranked second in the league in pass efficiency defense. Spent the 2008 football season on the staff of the Cleveland Browns, where he coached the safeties, assisted with the defensive backs and served as assistant special teams coach. The Browns ranked second in the NFL in interceptions with 23 that season. At W&J, helped the Presidents to a 12-1 record and the third round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs in 2004, as Washington & Jefferson ranked second in the nation with 26 interceptions. W&J posted a 9-2 record and advanced to the playoffs in 2005. As a student assistant with Ohio State in 2003, he assisted with the cornerbacks and special teams and was a member of the staff that led OSU to an 11-2 record and a victory in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Richard McNutt's Coaching Career