Zachary Orr

Inside Linebackers Coach

Experience: 7 years


ZACH ORR is in his second season as the Ravens' inside linebackers coach. Prior to rejoining Baltimore, Orr spent one season (2021) as the Jacksonville Jaguars' outside linebackers coach. He has served in various roles on Baltimore's coaching staff since he transitioned to coaching in 2016 following his retirement from the NFL due to a congenital neck/spine condition. Orr was originally signed as a rookie free agent ILB by the Ravens in 2014.

  • In 2022, Ravens ILBs Patrick Queen and Roquan Smith were one of only two sets of LB teammates to record at least 60 tackles, 1 sack and 1 INT after Week 9 when Smith was aquired by Baltimore (Houston – Christian Kirksey & Christian Harris). Queen registered a career- and team-high 117 tackles along with career highs in sacks (5) QBHs (14), INTs (2) and PD (6).
  • Under Orr's tutelage, Jaguars OLB Josh Allen became the NFL's only player in 2021 to register a FR, INT and sack in the same game, earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors (Week 9 vs. Bills).
  • In 2020, the Ravens allowed the NFL's second-fewest points per game (18.9) and produced the No. 2 third-down defense (34.0%), also registering a league-high 25 FFs.
  • The 2019 Ravens allowed the NFL's third-fewest points (17.6) and fourth-fewest net yards (300.6) per game…The Ravens notched the league's fifth-ranked run "D" (93.4 ypg) and were sixth against the pass (207.2 ypg).
  • The Ravens were the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense in 2018, allowing an NFL-low 292.9 yards per game as well as the league's second-fewest points per game (17.9).
  • Orr worked with a Ravens' defensive unit that led the league in both takeaways (34) and INTs (22) in 2017.

2022: (with Baltimore) 2022: The Ravens' inside linebackers unit helped Baltimore's "D" rank in the Top 5 in multiple categories, including No. 3 in points allowed per game (18.5)...ILB Roquan Smith, acquired midseason by the Ravens, registered 86 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT and 3 PD in nine games for Baltimore en route to his first Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors...ILB Patrick Queen set career highs in tackles (117), sacks (5) QBHs (14), INTs (2) and PD (6).

2021: (with Jacksonville) 2021: The Jaguars finished in the AFC's Top 10 in total defense (353.1 ypg) and pass defense (227.9 ypg), while also producing the fourth-most QBHs (81) in franchise history…OLB Josh Allen registered 71 tackles, a team-high 7.5 sacks and career-high 12 TFL.

2017-20: (with Baltimore) 2020: Baltimore was among the NFL's Top 10 defensive units, ranking seventh in total defense (329.8 ypg). 2019: Named coaching analyst...Ravens produced a franchise-best 14-2 record, winning a second-straight AFC North title...OLB Matthew Judon led the team with a then-career-high 9.5 sacks, earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl. 2018: Ravens were the NFL's No. 1 defensive unit (292.9 ypg) and among the best in several other key defensive categories: third in third-down defense (34.1), fourth in rushing yards allowed (82.9 ypg) and fifth in passing yards permitted (210.0 ypg). 2017: Helped coach a defensive unit that featured OLB Terrell Suggs, who earned his seventh Pro Bowl nod and led the team with 11 sacks...Named coaching and personnel assistant.

NFL PLAYER: (2014-16) Originally signed with the Ravens in 2014 as an undrafted rookie free agent from North Texas…Orr played in 46 career games (2014-16), posting 163 tackles, 1 sack, 8 TFL, 6 PD, 3 INTs, 1 FF and 2 FRs…In 2016, appeared in 15 games (all starts), tallying career highs in tackles (133), TFL (6), PD (5), INTs (3), FRs (2) and FFs (1), en route to earning AP second-team All-Pro honors.

COLLEGE: Graduated from the University of North Texas where he played in 46 career games, posting 365 tackles (then-third most in school history), 5 sacks, 25 TFL, 3 INTs, 4 FFs and 9 FRs during his four-year career (2010-13)…Received first- (2013) and second-team (2012) All-Conference USA accolades…Graduated with a degree in kinesiology in 2013.

PERSONAL: Attended DeSoto (TX) HS, where he recorded over 100 tackles in eight games during an injury-limited senior season…Posted 157 tackles, 24 TFL, 11 sacks, 1 INT and 3 FRs as a junior in 2008…His father, Terry Orr, was a tight end for the now-Washington Commanders from 1986-93, while his younger brother, Chris, is a former NFL linebacker who currently plays for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL…His older brother, Terrance, is the offensive coordinator at Hebron (Carrollton, TX) HS, and his younger brother, Nick, played college football at TCU from 2014-17.