Miami Dolphins defensive assistant Patrick Surtain, one of many franchise’s all-time prime cornerbacks, was formally named the brand new secondary coach at Florida State on Wednesday.
“I’m incredibly excited to have Patrick Surtain joining the Nole Family,” Florida State coach Mike Norvell mentioned. “He brings a wealth of enjoying and training expertise on the highest ranges and has prioritized real relationships and creating gamers on and off the sphere.
“Patrick was an elite NFL player for more than a decade and then earned remarkable success as a high school coach in South Florida before continuing his development as an NFL coach. I’m happy for our student-athletes who will receive top-notch skills instruction while also learning life lessons from Coach Surtain.”
Surtain, a member of the Dolphins’ fiftieth Season All-Time Team, joined the Dolphins teaching workers earlier than this season after 9 years (2013-21) at Plantation American Heritage High School, the place he gained three state titles as a head coach.
Surtain, a two-time All Pro (2002, 2003), had an 11-year NFL profession, together with seven years with the Dolphins (1998-2004) and 4 with Kansas City (2005-08). Surtain was a three-time Pro Bowl choice (2002-04) and is tied for fourth in Dolphins historical past with 29 interceptions.
His son, Patrick Surtain II, is a Pro Bowl cornerback for Denver and was the No. 9 choose of the 2021 NFL draft out of Alabama and American Heritage. He’ll be at Hard Rock Stadium subsequent season when the Broncos go to.
Patrick Surtain Sr. was rumored to have accepted the job greater than every week in the past.
Surtain Sr. figures to present Florida State a giant recruiting increase amongst defensive backs and South Florida prospects.