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Joe Wickline

  • Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator
  • (As of Jan. 7, 2005)

Coaching Experience
2003-2004 Florida (Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator)
2002 Florida (Offensive Line)
2001 Middle Tennessee (Offensive Line/ Running Game Coordinator)
1999-00 Middle Tennessee (Offensive Line/ Recruiting Coordinator)
1997-98 Baylor (Offensive Line)
1996 SW Mississippi CC (Head Coach)
1995 Pearl River CC (Offensive Line)
1988-94 Mississippi (Offensive Line)
1985-87 Delta State (Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach)
1984 Tennessee (Graduate Assistant)
1982-83 Florida (Graduate Assistant)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • 23 years of coaching experience, including 13 years in the SEC.
  • Coached in nine bowl games (1982 Bluebonnet Bowl, 1983 and 1990 Gator Bowls, 1989 and 1992 Liberty Bowls, 1984 Sun Bowl and 2003 Outback Bowl, 2004 Outback Bowls and 2004 Peach Bowl). Also appeared as a player in the 1980 Tangerine Bowl.
  • Coached five All-Americans at UF: first-team All-Americans OT Lomas Brown (1984), Shannon Snell (2003) and OG Jeff Zimmerman (1985, 1986) and second-team All-American C Phil Bromley (1984). C Mike Degory (2002) was named to the All-Freshman Team.
  • 13 offensive linemen have received all-league recognition under Wickline: Phil Bromley (Florida), Lomas Brown (Florida), Mike Degory (Florida), Everett Lindsay (Mississippi), Jeff Miller (Mississippi), Mo Mitchell (Florida), Shannon Snell (Florida), Max Starks (Florida) and Jeff Zimmerman (Florida) received All-SEC honors. Derrick Fletcher (Baylor) was selected All-Big 12. Glen Elarbee (Middle Tennessee) and Brandon Westbrook (Middle Tennessee) were selected All-Sun Belt, while Barry Hall (Middle Tennessee) was selected All-Independent.
  • Ten offensive linemen and one running back have signed NFL contracts, including Lomas Brown (1st-round pick), Max Starks (2nd-round pick), Jeff Zimmerman (3rd-round pick), Jeff Miller (4th-round pick), Derrick Fletcher (5th-round pick), Everett Lindsay (5th-round pick), Kelvin Garmon (7th-round pick), Todd Irvin (9th-round pick), Ran Carthon (FA signee), Barry Hall (FA signee) and Shannon Snell (FA signee).
  • UF running game improved from 122.4 yards per game to 155.8 yards per game during his three-years as offensive line coach
  • The 2004 Gator running game finished the regular season ranked second in the SEC in yards per carry (4.51).
  • The Gators improved their rushing average from 3.8 yards per carry in 2002 to 4.5 yards per carry under his tenure.
  • Ciatrick Fason led the SEC and ranked 19th nationally with 105.8 yards per game. He was second in the league and 37th nationally in all-purpose yards with 127.8 per game.
  • Center Mike Degory, a two-time Remmington finalist, started 38 games, the only center to start on the offensive line under Wickline
  • Served as the running game coordinator for Middle Tennessee in 2001, when Dwone Hicks broke the school record for single-season rushing touchdowns (20). The Blue Raiders also set new standards for total offense per game (481.4) and total offense per play (6.8).
  • In 2001, Middle Tennessee ranked fifth nationally in total offense, averaging 481.5 yards per game. In 1999, the Blue Raiders had ranked 16th in the nation in total offense (357.8).
  • Helped pave the way for Middle Tennessee running back Dwone Hicks to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons (1,277 in '00 and 1,143 in ''1) and earn Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2001. Hicks ranked second in the nation in scoring with 24 TDs.
  • Offensive lineman Everett Lindsay was a two-time first team All-American selection at Mississippi.

Playing Career

  • Florida (1977-80) - Three year letterman in football. Appeared in the 1980 Tangerine Bowl and also selected to play in the Blue-Gray game. Also lettered one season in wrestling.
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1981) - Member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Prominent Players Coached


  • C PHIL BROMLEY - Two-time All-SEC center in 1983 and 1984.
  • OT LOMAS BROWN - All-America in 1984. Received Jacobs Blocking Trophy (SEC's premier blocker) in 1984. NFL first-round draft pick in 1985 by the Detroit Lions and was named All-Rookie first team. Also played for the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, and New York Giants. Pro Bowl selection in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995. Also played in Super Bowl XXXV with the New York Giants.
  • C MIKE DEGORY - Second-team All-SEC in 2003. Named to the freshman All-America team in 2002 and the Coaches' All-SEC Freshman team.
  • OG MO MITCHELL - First-Team All-SEC (Coaches') in 2004.
  • OG SHANNON SNELL - Sporting News first team All-American in 2003. Second team All-SEC selection in 2002. Signed as a free agent by the Denver Broncos.
  • OT MAX STARKS - First team All-SEC selection in 2003. Selected in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • OG JEFF ZIMMERMAN - A first team All-America selection in 1985 and 1986. He was the first offensive lineman in school history to earn first team All-America honors twice. Selected in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.


  • OL GLEN ELARBEE - Second team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2001.
  • OL BARRY HALL - First team All-Independent in 2000. Free agent signee with the Tennessee Titans.
  • OL BRANDON WESTBROOK - First team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2001.


  • OT EVERETT LINDSAY - Two-time first team All-American (1991-92). Selected All-SEC in back-to-back seasons (1991-92). Chosen in the 5th round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.
  • OT JEFF MILLER - All-SEC in 1994. Chosen in the 4th round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.


  • OL DERRICK FLETCHER - All-Big 12 selection in 1998. Fifth round selection of the New England Patriots in 1999.

NFL Players (round drafted)

OT Lomas Brown (1st)
- Florida '85- Detroit Lions
RB Ran Carthon (FA)
- Florida '04 - Indianapolis Colts
OG Derrick Fletcher (5th) Baylor '99
- New England Patriots
OG Kelvin Garmon (7th) Baylor '99
- Dallas Cowboys
OL Barry Hall - (FA) Middle Tennessee '01
- Tennessee Titans
OT Everett Lindsay - (5th) Mississippi '93
- Minnesota Vikings
OT Jeff Miller - (4th) Mississippi '95
- Green Bay Packers
OG Shannon Snell - (FA) Florida '04
- Denver Broncos
OT Max Starks - (3rd) Florida '04
- Pittsburgh Steelers
OT Jeff Zimmerman (3rd) - Florida '97
- Dallas Cowboys

Personal Information

Birthdate: October 23, 1958
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Education: 1983 - Bachelor of Science, University of Florida
Marital Status: Married to the former Nicki Sturdivant
Children: Lacey, Kelby and Lauren

Bowl Games as a Coach/Player
1980 Tangerine
1982 Bluebonnet
1983 Gator
1984 Sun
1989 Liberty
1990 Gator
1992 Liberty
2003: Outback
2004: Peach
2004: Outback

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