Former Ravens Special Teams Coordinator/Associate Head Coach Jerry Rosburg retired last offseason so he could focus on family and watching more of his son's college hockey games. Now he'll get to watch that son as a National Hockey League prospect.
Jerad Rosburg signed a contract with the Dallas Stars today and will report to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Texas Stars.
"I want to congratulate Jerad on an outstanding career at Michigan State. We have had the pleasure of watching him grow as a man and an athlete and he is such a joy to be around," Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said.
"Jerad is a fun, energetic and enthusiastic person who has overcome so much adversity to get where he is today. Our family is so very proud of him and excited to see where he goes from here. Congratulations to Jerad and the entire Rosburg family who we love!"
Jerry worked for the Ravens for 11 years with Harbaugh and retired after 40 overall years in coaching as one of the most respected special teams coaches in football. Jerad was around the Ravens as much as possible – training, soaking in whatever knowledge he could, and just spending time with his dad.
Jerad went off to Michigan State, where he was a star defenseman with a gritty, selfless playing style (no surprise).
He finished his career with the third-most blocked shots in Michigan State hockey history and led the NCAA in blocked shots this past season. He posted the sixth-most points in the Big Ten by a defenseman and had 12 goals and 43 assists over his career.
Jerad also excelled in the classroom, graduating in the Spring with a 3.75 GPA and a degree in Finance. He was named to the Academic All-Conference team three times.
"I have a lot of plans. Me and my plans center around my family. I don't want to miss as many hockey games and volleyball games as I have," Jerry said when he retired last March. "Our days are limited on this earth, and there are some things that I'm missing I don't want to miss anymore."