Alex Van Pelt – American Football Coach/Player

Alex Van Pelt whose full name is Gregory Alexander Van Pelt was born on May 1, 1970, is an American football former player and coach. Van Pelt lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife Brooke and their three children.

Alex Van Pelt is the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Van Pelt was previously an assistant coach for the following teams

  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills.

Alex Van Pelt Career

Alex Van Pelt Carrer as a player is as follow:


Alex Van Pelt was a quarterback for the Panthers when he was studying at the University of Pittsburgh. When he graduated. Van Pelt held school passing records previously set by Dan Marino. an Pelt record of the single-season mark of 3,163 passing yards in 1992 was broken by Rod Rutherford in 2003.

Alex Van Pelt College career and scores are as follows:

  • In the year 1989, Van Pelt stats were

              192/347 for 2,881 yards with 17 touchdowns vs 12 interceptions. Ran for 4 touchdowns.

  • In the year 1989, Van Pelt stats were

              201/351 for 2,427 yards with 14 touchdowns vs 17 interceptions. Ran for 2 touchdowns.

  • In the year 1989, Alex Van Pelt stats were 

              227/398 for 2,796 yards with 15 touchdowns vs 14 interceptions. Ran for 1 touchdown.

  • In the year 1989, Van Pelt stats were

              245/407 for 3,163 yards with 20 touchdowns vs 17 interceptions.

Professional Career

Alex Van Pelt played for his hometown Pittsburgh where he was an eighth-round draft pick but he was released during training camp. Van Pelt played three games with the Kansas City Chiefs late in the 1993 NFL season where he got a hamstring injury to Joe Montana. Prior to the 1994 NFL season, he was re-signed by the Chiefs but was released during training camp. Later in the 1994 season, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills following a knee injury sustained by Jim Kelly and he spent the remainder of his career as a backup with the Bills.

Alex Van Pelt’s won his first NFL as a starter on November 2, 1997, which was against Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins. Van Pelt started 8 games, going 2-6, and playing well enough to justify a contract extension that would allow the Bills to release failed Doug Flutie successor Rob Johnson, and this was in season 2001. Van Pelt played the next two seasons with the team as Bledsoe’s backup.

Alex Van Pelt Coaching Career

University at Buffalo

Van Pelt was a volunteer winter quarterbacks coach for the University at Buffalo in 2005.

Frankfurt Galaxy

Van Pelt coached for the quarterbacks\ of the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe. Alex van pelt was responsible for all offensive play calling in the NFL’s developmental league which was held in 2005.

Buffalo Bills

Alex Van Pelt was hired as an offensive quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills on February 13, 2006. He got promoted to quarterbacks coach on January 16, 2008. Alex was promoted again to offensive coordinator after Turk Schonert was fired on September 4, 2009.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On February 1, 2010, Van Pelt was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the quarterback coach.

Green Bay Packers

on February 13, 2012, Van Pelt was hired by the Packers as the running backs coach.

Alex Van Pelt got promoted to quarterbacks coach on February 7, 2014.

Cincinnati Bengals

Alex Van Pelt was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as their quarterback coach on January 12, 2018.

Alex Van Pelt Career as a Broadcaster

Van Pelt was John Murphy’s partner on Bills Radio Network broadcasts After he retired from football in 2004.

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