Jim Burrow is a former professional football player and the father of NFL quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow. Iowa-born six-foot-tall Joe said his father, Jim, is his main inspiration to become a professional football player.
Joe’s father Jim was a collegiate football player at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and later also played NFL games starting in 1976. However, Jim spent most of his playing career in the Canadian Football League. Some of the teams Joe’s father played football for include the Green Bay Packers, the Montreal Alouettes, the Calgary Stampeders, and the Ottawa Rough Riders.
However, the article below will elaborate more on the marital aspects of Jim, including Jim Burrow’s wife and past relationships or girlfriends. In addition to that, the play will also reveal some unheard-of details regarding Jim’s sons and what each of their lives are like, including their careers and others.
Jim Burrow’s wife Robin Burrow; How did they meet?
Jim, the former Ohio University football coach, is Robin Burrow’s husband. It is unclear when and how the now 69-year-old Jim met his wife Robin, but according to Union Bulletinit was sometime between the late 80’s and early 90’s.
As such, Burrow followed then-Washington State coach Jim Walden to Iowa State in 1987 and remained at Ames after Walden’s resignation in 1994. And it was sometime during this period that Jim, the player turned football coach, met Robin. in Ames.
It has again not been announced when Jim and Robin tied the knot. The Cincinnati Bengals No. 9 Joe Burrow is the only son of the former Ohio University football coach and his wife Robin. Jim, age 69, and Robin raised their now NFL star son in Southeastern Ohio and encouraged him to follow his passion for the sport.
The Burrow couple has attended almost every game their son has played.
Jim Burrow has two more sons from his previous relationship
Jim also has two eldest sons, Jamie and Danny (Daniel) from his first marriage to Carol Crawford, a former teaching assistant at Ames Public School.
Carol, who now lives in Omaha Nebraska, is also a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but it’s unclear if the former couple met while attending the same university.
It is also not known when they got married and why they separated. Daniel, one of Jim’s sons from his previous marriage, is a territory sales manager at Stryker Corporation. Like his father, he also studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Daniel apparently lives in Houston Texas with his wife and children. On the other hand, Jim’s other son, Jamie, lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and is married to Codie Burrow and has three children.
Jim Burrow’s wife, Robin is a school principal
Jim Burrow’s wife and Joe’s mother, Robin is the principal of Eastern Elementary School in Appalachian Meigs County, Ohio. At the school, Robin’s NFL player son is quite famous.
Robin is also a board member of the Appalachian Children’s Coalition. The organization advocates for the health and well-being of local children.
Robin now also works with her husband and son in his eponymous foundation. The charitable organization aims to reduce food insecurity and support the mental and behavioral health of children in Ohio and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Robin is the foundation’s secretary and treasurer, her husband is the vice president, and her son Joe is the president.
Before getting into teaching, Jim Burrow’s wife Robin worked in the fashion industry for about 12 years. Mrs. Burrow later quit because the job required her to travel a lot and was unable to devote time to her husband and son, which apparently was not very conducive to her family.
Robin’s husband, Jim Burrow’s career as a player and coach
As mentioned, Jim was a college football player as well as an NFL athlete. Jim was first at Ole Miss, the University of Mississippi before he started playing for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
His NFL career began in the 1976 draft when the Green Bay Packers selected him in the eighth round. However, he only played three games for the Packers as their cornerback.
Joe’s dad then spent five years in the Canadian Football League.
A graduate of Lincoln Nebraska, Jim was also a college football coach from 2005 to 2018 and served as the defensive coordinator for Ohio University. He also taught at colleges including Washington State, Iowa State, Ames High School, Nebraska, and North Dakota State.
Jim’s final stint as a coach would be at Ohio University as a defensive coordinator, which was also during his son’s final college football year at LSU.