"19. Chuck Pagano | Indianapolis ColtsPosition, top level played: Safety, FBSPagano was a two-year starter at Wyoming and played a total of 33 games between 1980-82. Statistics from the time credit him with no interceptions, but he did have nine pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.Something you might not know: Pagano played his home games 7,220 feet above sea level at Wyoming; War Memorial Stadium is the highest-standing Division I stadium in the country. That experience might or might not have helped the Colts to one of their biggest victories in Pagano’s coaching tenure, a playoff victory in Denver, where Sports Authority Field sits a mere 5,280 feet above sea level."
Of course, Pagano’s speciality has always been defensive backs, having played as a safety with Wyoming. He parlayed his playing days with the Cowboys into a successful collegiate coaching career before later joining the NFL coaching ranks.
Most notably, Pagano was the Baltimore Ravens secondary coach (2008-10) and later their defensive coordinator (2011) prior to becoming the Indianapolis Colts head coach in 2012.
The former Wyoming safety knows a thing or two about defensive secondaries, and it’s showed on the field as he’s coached the likes of Pro Bowlers Ed Reed and Mike Adams on the field. Not to mention, Vontae Davis has developed into a Pro Bowl cornerback under his tutelage.