NFL vet Rutledge returning as high school coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Rutledge, a former player and coach in the NFL, has been hired as football coach at Pope John Paul II.

Rutledge, who lives in Nashville, was dismissed as quarterbacks coach of the Arizona Cardinals in February 2009 following that team's first Super Bowl. He was an NFL quarterback for 14 seasons after starring at Alabama.

In the high school ranks, he won two state football championships at Nashville's Montgomery Bell Academy.

According to The Tennessean newspaper, at Pope John Paul II Rutledge succeeds Jeff Brothers, who left to coach at Nashville Christian.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com