P.J. Fleck’s football stops
As a player
High school: The record-setting receiver caught 199 passes for 3,121 yards and 34 scores at Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Ill. He led the Knights to undefeated state championships in 1997 and 1998.
College: Fleck played for Joe Novak at Northern Illinois, where as a senior captain he led the Huskies with 77 catches for 1,028 yards and six touchdowns.
NFL: An undrafted free agent, he signed with San Francisco after the 2004 NFL draft. He spent most of his rookie season on the 49ers practice squad before being promoted and appearing in the final game of the season. Playing special teams, he registered a tackle and returned one punt for 10 yards. Fleck spent 2005 on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, suffered during the preseason. With the injury still lingering, Fleck began his coaching career the following season.
As a coach
Year School/team Job
2006 Ohio State Graduate assistant
2007-09 Northern Illinois Receivers, and recruiting coord.
2010-11 Rutgers Receivers coach
2012 Tampa Bay (NFL) Receivers coach
2013-16 Western Michigan Head coach
2017 Minnesota Head coach
Head coaching record: Western Michigan
Year Rec. Postseason
2013 1-11 —
2014 8-5 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (L, 38-24 Air Force)
2015 8-5 Bahamas Bowl (W, 45-31 Mid. Tenn.)
2016 13-1 Cotton Bowl (L, 24-16 Wisconsin)
4 yrs. 30-22 1-2 in bowl games