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James Urban

Senior Football Analyst/Game Planning

College: Washington and Lee

Experience: 21 years


JAMES URBAN, a 20-year NFL coaching veteran, spent the previous five seasons (2018-22) as the Ravens' quarterbacks coach, guiding a room led by 2019 unanimous NFL MVP Lamar Jackson for nearly his entire Baltimore tenure. That special 2019 season, Jackson became the only QB in NFL history to produce at least 3,000 passing yards (3,127) and 1,000 rushing yards (1,206), while recording an NFL-best and Ravens single-season record 36 TD passes. Prior to arriving in Baltimore (2018), Urban served seven seasons (2011-17) as Cincinnati's wide receivers coach. He entered the NFL ranks with the Eagles in 2004, where his seven-year stint (2004-10) included two seasons as quarterbacks coach (2009-10). Urban played wide receiver and kick returner at Washington and Lee University (1992-95), earning a bachelor's degree in English. He also holds a master's degree in communications from Clarion (PA) University. A native of Mechanicsburg, PA, Urban played football at Trinity (Camp Hill, PA) HS and was inducted as part of the school's inaugural Hall of Fame class in 2015. He and his wife, Patrice, have two daughters, Brielle and Cassidy, and a son, Jameson.