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Timeline: Harbaugh brothers’ path to the Super Bowl

Track the paths the Harbaugh brothers traveled in their careers before leading their respective teams to Super Bowl XLVII:

1962

Born in Toledo, Ohio.

1963

Born in Toledo, Ohio.

1984

Began three-year stint as graduate assistant at Western Michigan.

1986

Named Big Ten Player of the Year as quarterback at Michigan.

1987

Selected in first round (26th overall) by Chicago Bears in NFL draft.

Became tight ends coach at University of Pittsburgh.

1988

Served as defensive backs/special teams/strength & conditioning coach at Morehead State.

1989

Began six-year stretch as special teams/tight ends/outside linebackers/running backs coach at University of Cincinnati.

1994

Began eight-year run as unpaid assistant to his father, Jack, at Western Kentucky, even as he continued to play in the NFL.

1995

Earned only Pro Bowl nod, as QB for the Indianapolis Colts. Helped team to berth in AFC title game.

Promoted to assistant head coach at University of Cincinnati for two seasons.

1997

Became special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach at University of Indiana.

1998

Started nine-season tenure as special teams coordinator for Philadelphia Eagles.

2002

Began two-year stint stop as offensive assistant for Oakland Raiders. Was with team in loss in Super Bowl XXXVII.

2004

Became head coach at University of San Diego.

2005

Led San Diego to Division 1-AA Mid-Major national title.

2006

Led San Diego to second straight Division 1-AA Mid-Major national title.

2007

Named head coach at Stanford, which was 1-11 in year before his arrival.

Became secondary coach for Philadelphia Eagles.

2008

Hired as head coach of Baltimore Ravens. Lost in AFC title game in first season.

2010

Led Stanford to first-ever BCS bowl berth and a victory in the Orange Bowl.

2011

Became head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Led team to NFC title game in his first season.

Reached playoffs for fourth time in four seasons. Lost in AFC title game.

2012

Led 49ers to Super Bowl.

Led Ravens to Super Bowl.

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