Urged by his friends, Tony Khan appeared on a hometown radio station to provide analysis and a prediction on the 1997 Super Bowl. He was in the eighth grade.
Filling in for a mentor who was home with the flu, Khan coached the University of Illinois Laboratory School to a 62-20 win over Buckley Christ Lutheran.
He was a high school senior.
And, trusted by his father to carry out an ambitious plan to utilize statistics to aid in building a franchise that has sunk to the bottom of the NFL, Khan joined the Jaguars in July 2012.
He was 29 years old.
Source: The Florida Times-Union