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Doug Nussmeier
Title Quarterbacks coach
College Washington
Sport Football
Conference Pac-10
Born December 11, 1970 (1970-12-11) (age 39)
Place of birth United States Portland, Oregon
Career highlights
1993 Walter Payton Award
Playing career
University of Idaho
New Orleans Saints
Indianapolis Colts
BC Lions
Position Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
B.C. (QB coach)
Ottawa (QB coach)
Michigan State (QB coach)
St. Louis Rams (QB coach)
Fresno State (OC)

Washington (QB coach)

Douglas Keith "Doug" Nussmeier (born December 11, 1970 in Portland, Oregon) is a football coach, currently the quarterbacks coach at Washington under head coach Steve Sarkisian.

Nussmeier was a reserve quarterback in the NFL for five seasons in the mid-1990s, spending four years with the New Orleans Saints (1994-97) and one with the Indianapolis Colts (1998). During that time, he played in only eight regular-season NFL games, and threw for only one touchdown. He is one of only 32 left-handed quarterbacks to play in the NFL. In 1998, Nussmeier spent part of training camp with the Denver Broncos, but was released prior to the regular season.

He finished his playing career with the BC Lions of the CFL in 2000, and became their quarterbacks coach in 2001. In 2002, he became the quarterbacks coach and de facto offensive coordinator of the Ottawa Renegades. He was the quarterbacks coach for John L. Smith, his college coach, at Michigan State for three seasons (2003-05) before moving on to the NFL,[1] where he was the quarterbacks coach under head coach Scott Linehan for the St. Louis Rams for two seasons (2006-07). He was hired as the offensive coordinator at Fresno State in 2008, replacing Jim McElwain, who left to coach at Alabama under Nick Saban.[2]


College career

Nussmeier played college football at Idaho under John L. Smith. Nussmeier won the 1993 Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the Division I-AA player of the year. That year, he threw a school-record 33 touchdown passes, leading the Vandals to an 11-3 record and the national semi-finals.[3] During his final two seasons at Idaho (1992-93), the offensive coordinator was Scott Linehan, the Rams' head coach from 2006 into the 2008 season. Linehan was the Vandals' starting quarterback for three seasons (1984-86). Nussmeier succeeded John Friesz as the Vandals quarterback, another Walter Payton Award winner (1989).

As a senior in 1993, he had a QB rating of 172.2 - completing 185-of-304 throws (.609) for 2,960 yards and a school-record 33 TDs. Nussmeier still ranks among the NCAA I-AA all-time leaders in passing (No. 9 with 10,824 career yards) and total offense (No. 10 at 309.1 yards per game). He is one of only three quarterbacks in NCAA history to throw for at least 10,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards (1,230), joining Alcorn State's Steve McNair (1991-94) and Central Florida's Daunte Culpepper (1996-98). Nussmeier set Vandal career records for passing yards, TD passes (91), passing efficiency (175.2), completion percentage (.609, 746-1,225) and total offense (12,054 yards; 308.4 yards per game).

Nussmeier was selected by the Saints in the fourth round of the 1994 NFL Draft, 116th overall. He was the fourth quarterback selected, behind first round selections Heath Shuler and Trent Dilfer.

Nussmeier is a 1989 graduate of Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon, a suburb south of Portland.

Career NFL passing stats

  • 8 Games
  • 82 Attempts
  • 46 Completions
  • 56.1 Completion percentage
  • 455 Yards
  • 1 Touchdown (to WR Terry Guess in 1996)
  • 4 Interceptions


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