A video of former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer screaming at one of his high school football players went viral on social media this weekend.
Dilfer, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens, is the head coach at Lipscomb Academy, a private school in the Nashville, Tennessee area. He took over the program in 2019 and has built it into one of the best programs in the state.
The former NFL quarterback lost his temper this week, though.
Video of Dilfer screaming at one of his players went viral.
Dilfer addressed the situation on Twitter.
“I want to address the incident on our sideline during Friday night’s game vs. Independence that has drawn a lot of attention," Dilfer wrote. "First and foremost, I take full responsibility as the head coach and leader of our team for not de-escalating an emotional situation with one of our players, Beau Dawson. Beau is one of our finest student-athletes and embodies all the characteristics we are looking for in our Mustang players. Beau plays the game with the right kind of passion and is an inspiration to our other players.
"During a moment of frustration in an attempt to get our team to play with more discipline, I unfairly singled Beau out. Somehow Beau Dawson has been portrayed publicly as the culprit in this situation, when in reality I should have been a better leader and shown greater wisdom and discernment in how I handled this incident. Overall, I could not be more proud of Beau and the rest of our team for how they handle the emotional nature of each game they compete in.”
Lipscomb is off to a 2-0 start this season. They won Friday night's game, 62-7.