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Jeff Rodgers
Special Teams Coordinator
College:
North Texas
Experience:
7

Bio

Coaching
Jeff Rodgers was promoted to special teams coordinator on Jan. 30, 2010 after spending the 2009 season as the Panthers' special teams and strength and conditioning assistant. He brings six years of NFL apprenticeship to the position following five years assisting with San Francisco's special teams and one with Carolina's units.

In between the 49ers and Panthers, Rodgers served as the special teams coordinator in 2008 at Kansas State, where he elevated the special teams units to among the nation's best. The Wildcats led the country in blocked kicks with a school-record nine, blocked punts with four and kickoff coverage with an opponents’ average drive start of the 21.9-yard line. Kansas State also scored six special teams touchdowns, including five on punt returns. Additionally, Rodgers coached two players who earned All-Big 12 honorable mention: kick/punt returner Brandon Banks and kicker Brooks Rossman.

Rodgers previously gained NFL experience with San Francisco from 2003-07, working as the special teams quality control coach for two seasons before being elevated to assistant special teams coach in 2005. In 2007, he helped Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee finish first in the NFC and second in the NFL in net punting with an average of 41.0 yards and set a league record with 42 punts inside the 20. The 49ers also ranked first in the NFL in kickoff coverage with an opponents’ average drive start of the 24.9-yard line.

During the 2005 season, kicker Joe Nedney established a team record with a 92.9 percent field-goal percentage, converting 26-of-28 field-goal attempts, while San Francisco’s kickoff coverage unit stood third in the league. Long snapper Brian Jennings was named to the Pro Bowl in 2004, and in Rodgers’ first year with the 49ers, they led the NFL with five special teams take-aways.

He broke into coaching at the University of Arizona as a graduate assistant on defense, assisting with the secondary in 2001 and flex linebackers in 2002.

Playing and Personal
Rodgers played linebacker at North Texas, where he earned his degree in business, specializing in entrepreneurship and strategic management. He attended Westlake HS in Austin, Texas but was born in St. Paul, Minn.

History
Linebacker North Texas 1996-99. College coach: Arizona 2001-02, Kansas State 2008. Pro coach: San Francisco 49ers 2003-07, joined Panthers in 2009.

Coaching
Jeff Rodgers was promoted to special teams coordinator on Jan. 30, 2010 after spending the 2009 season as the Panthers' special teams and strength and conditioning assistant. He brings six years of NFL apprenticeship to the position following five years assisting with San Francisco's special teams and one with Carolina's units.

In between the 49ers and Panthers, Rodgers served as the special teams coordinator in 2008 at Kansas State, where he elevated the special teams units to among the nation's best. The Wildcats led the country in blocked kicks with a school-record nine, blocked punts with four and kickoff coverage with an opponents’ average drive start of the 21.9-yard line. Kansas State also scored six special teams touchdowns, including five on punt returns. Additionally, Rodgers coached two players who earned All-Big 12 honorable mention: kick/punt returner Brandon Banks and kicker Brooks Rossman.

Rodgers previously gained NFL experience with San Francisco from 2003-07, working as the special teams quality control coach for two seasons before being elevated to assistant special teams coach in 2005. In 2007, he helped Pro Bowl punter Andy Lee finish first in the NFC and second in the NFL in net punting with an average of 41.0 yards and set a league record with 42 punts inside the 20. The 49ers also ranked first in the NFL in kickoff coverage with an opponents’ average drive start of the 24.9-yard line.

During the 2005 season, kicker Joe Nedney established a team record with a 92.9 percent field-goal percentage, converting 26-of-28 field-goal attempts, while San Francisco’s kickoff coverage unit stood third in the league. Long snapper Brian Jennings was named to the Pro Bowl in 2004, and in Rodgers’ first year with the 49ers, they led the NFL with five special teams take-aways.

He broke into coaching at the University of Arizona as a graduate assistant on defense, assisting with the secondary in 2001 and flex linebackers in 2002.

Playing and Personal
Rodgers played linebacker at North Texas, where he earned his degree in business, specializing in entrepreneurship and strategic management. He attended Westlake HS in Austin, Texas but was born in St. Paul, Minn.

History
Linebacker North Texas 1996-99. College coach: Arizona 2001-02, Kansas State 2008. Pro coach: San Francisco 49ers 2003-07, joined Panthers in 2009.

 

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