College: Ohio State
Playing career: Played safety for Chicago Bears from 1975-82. Then-Bears coordinator Buddy Ryan named "46'' defensive scheme after Plank and his playing number, 46
AFL coaching career: 64-29 in five seasons as head coach . . . won Coach of Year honors twice with Georgia Force (2005-08) . . . led Philadelphia Soul to ArenaBowl XXV in only season as head coach.