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Pete Hoener
Tight Ends
College:
Bradley
Experience:
19

Bio

COACHING
Pete Hoener is in his seventh season as Carolina's tight ends coach in 2017, overseeing one of the most prominent positions in the offense.

Under Hoener's tutelage, Greg Olsen has become one of the top tight ends in the NFL. Hoener has helped Olsen obtain the top five single-season receptions totals and four of the top five single-season receiving yards totals by a tight end in team history. Olsen's nine 100-yard receiving games are the most by a tight end in team history.

In 2016, Olsen became the first tight end in NFL history to have three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons after recording a team-leading 1,073 yards on a team-high 80 catches. He was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl and earned second-team All Pro honors for the second consecutive year.

In 2015, Hoener's tight ends helped Carolina win the NFC Championship and set team records with an NFL-leading 500 points and 59 touchdowns and gain a team-record 357 first downs. Olsen garnered Pro Bowl recognition after setting a team record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end with a career-high 1,104. He ranked second among NFL tight ends in receiving yards and receiving average (14.3) while leading the Panthers in receptions with 75 and receiving yards and ranking second in receiving touchdowns with seven.

During the 2014 season, Olsen was selected to his first Pro Bowl after ranking third among NFL tight ends with a team-leading 84 receptions and second with 1,008 receiving yards - which tied for first on the team - and scored six receiving touchdowns. In the process, he set team records for the most catches and 100-yard receiving games (four) in a season by a tight end.

In 2013, Olsen paced the Panthers with 73 receptions, 816 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns - the first time since Wesley Walls in 1997 that a wide receiver did not lead Carolina in receptions and receiving yards. In 2012, Olsen set a then-franchise record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end with 843, surpassing the previous record set by Walls in 1999, on 69 catches.

In Hoener's first season with the Panthers in 2011, the tight ends combined to catch 85 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns and contributed to a running game that averaged a team-record 5.41 yards per carry and featured three 700-yard rushers.

Not limited to being just receivers, Hoener's group has also helped open running lanes for Carolina to rank among the NFL leaders in rushing during his tenure, finishing ninth in 2012, 11th in 2013, seventh in 2014, second in 2015 and 10th in 2016.

A veteran of 18 seasons as an NFL assistant, Hoener came to the Panthers after six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers from 2005-10. With the 49ers, Hoener helped develop tight ends Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker, both of whom were drafted by the 49ers in 2006.

In 2010, Davis tallied 56 receptions, 914 receiving yards and seven touchdowns to become the first tight end in franchise history to lead the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in consecutive seasons. The previous year, Davis compiled 78 receptions for 965 yards and 13 touchdowns, an effort that resulted in being selected a Pro Bowl starter. Davis' 13 touchdowns tied the NFL single-season record at the time for the most touchdowns by a tight end and equaled the most touchdown catches in the NFL, making him the first tight end in the Super Bowl era to lead or tie for the league lead in receiving touchdowns.

Hoener joined the 49ers from the Chicago Bears, where he oversaw the offensive line in 2004. He showed flexibility, as the Bears employed seven different starting combinations among the front five. Under Hoener's guidance, center Olin Kreutz earned Pro Bowl honors.

Prior to the Bears, Hoener spent three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, serving as the offensive line coach in 2003 and tight ends coach from 2001-02. It marked his second stint with the Cardinals after entering the NFL coaching ranks as the team's tight ends coach from 1985-86 when the franchise was in St. Louis.

While with the Cardinals, Hoener worked with tight end Freddie Jones, who finished first on the team with 44 catches for 358 yards in 2002. Jones became the first tight end to lead the team in receiving since Jackie Smith in 1973, and his 44 receptions were the most by a Cardinals tight end since 1968.

Along with his NFL experience, Hoener coached 24 years on the college level as an offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. Beginning as a graduate assistant at Missouri in 1975, he then coached the offensive line at each of his next seven stops: Illinois State in 1977, Indiana State from 1978-84, Illinois from 1987-88, Purdue from 1989-91, Texas Christian from 1992-97 and Iowa State from 1998-99. In addition to his role as offensive line coach, Hoener also held the responsibilities of offensive coordinator at Indiana State, Texas Christian and Iowa State. He handled the running backs at Texas A&M in 2000 before returning to the NFL in 2001.

PLAYING AND PERSONAL
Hoener played tight end and defensive end at Bradley, where he earned a degree in physical education. Last name is pronounced Hay-ner.

HISTORY
Tight end/defensive end: Bradley 1969-70. College coach: Missouri 1975-76, Illinois State 1977, Indiana State 1978-84, Illinois 1987-88, Purdue 1989-91, Texas Christian 1992-97, Iowa State 1998-99, Texas A&M 2000. Pro coach: St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals 1985-86, 2001-03, Chicago Bears 2004, San Francisco 49ers 2005-10, joined Panthers in 2011.

COACHING
Pete Hoener is in his seventh season as Carolina's tight ends coach in 2017, overseeing one of the most prominent positions in the offense.

Under Hoener's tutelage, Greg Olsen has become one of the top tight ends in the NFL. Hoener has helped Olsen obtain the top five single-season receptions totals and four of the top five single-season receiving yards totals by a tight end in team history. Olsen's nine 100-yard receiving games are the most by a tight end in team history.

In 2016, Olsen became the first tight end in NFL history to have three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons after recording a team-leading 1,073 yards on a team-high 80 catches. He was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl and earned second-team All Pro honors for the second consecutive year.

In 2015, Hoener's tight ends helped Carolina win the NFC Championship and set team records with an NFL-leading 500 points and 59 touchdowns and gain a team-record 357 first downs. Olsen garnered Pro Bowl recognition after setting a team record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end with a career-high 1,104. He ranked second among NFL tight ends in receiving yards and receiving average (14.3) while leading the Panthers in receptions with 75 and receiving yards and ranking second in receiving touchdowns with seven.

During the 2014 season, Olsen was selected to his first Pro Bowl after ranking third among NFL tight ends with a team-leading 84 receptions and second with 1,008 receiving yards - which tied for first on the team - and scored six receiving touchdowns. In the process, he set team records for the most catches and 100-yard receiving games (four) in a season by a tight end.

In 2013, Olsen paced the Panthers with 73 receptions, 816 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns - the first time since Wesley Walls in 1997 that a wide receiver did not lead Carolina in receptions and receiving yards. In 2012, Olsen set a then-franchise record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end with 843, surpassing the previous record set by Walls in 1999, on 69 catches.

In Hoener's first season with the Panthers in 2011, the tight ends combined to catch 85 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns and contributed to a running game that averaged a team-record 5.41 yards per carry and featured three 700-yard rushers.

Not limited to being just receivers, Hoener's group has also helped open running lanes for Carolina to rank among the NFL leaders in rushing during his tenure, finishing ninth in 2012, 11th in 2013, seventh in 2014, second in 2015 and 10th in 2016.

A veteran of 18 seasons as an NFL assistant, Hoener came to the Panthers after six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers from 2005-10. With the 49ers, Hoener helped develop tight ends Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker, both of whom were drafted by the 49ers in 2006.

In 2010, Davis tallied 56 receptions, 914 receiving yards and seven touchdowns to become the first tight end in franchise history to lead the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in consecutive seasons. The previous year, Davis compiled 78 receptions for 965 yards and 13 touchdowns, an effort that resulted in being selected a Pro Bowl starter. Davis' 13 touchdowns tied the NFL single-season record at the time for the most touchdowns by a tight end and equaled the most touchdown catches in the NFL, making him the first tight end in the Super Bowl era to lead or tie for the league lead in receiving touchdowns.

Hoener joined the 49ers from the Chicago Bears, where he oversaw the offensive line in 2004. He showed flexibility, as the Bears employed seven different starting combinations among the front five. Under Hoener's guidance, center Olin Kreutz earned Pro Bowl honors.

Prior to the Bears, Hoener spent three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, serving as the offensive line coach in 2003 and tight ends coach from 2001-02. It marked his second stint with the Cardinals after entering the NFL coaching ranks as the team's tight ends coach from 1985-86 when the franchise was in St. Louis.

While with the Cardinals, Hoener worked with tight end Freddie Jones, who finished first on the team with 44 catches for 358 yards in 2002. Jones became the first tight end to lead the team in receiving since Jackie Smith in 1973, and his 44 receptions were the most by a Cardinals tight end since 1968.

Along with his NFL experience, Hoener coached 24 years on the college level as an offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. Beginning as a graduate assistant at Missouri in 1975, he then coached the offensive line at each of his next seven stops: Illinois State in 1977, Indiana State from 1978-84, Illinois from 1987-88, Purdue from 1989-91, Texas Christian from 1992-97 and Iowa State from 1998-99. In addition to his role as offensive line coach, Hoener also held the responsibilities of offensive coordinator at Indiana State, Texas Christian and Iowa State. He handled the running backs at Texas A&M in 2000 before returning to the NFL in 2001.

PLAYING AND PERSONAL
Hoener played tight end and defensive end at Bradley, where he earned a degree in physical education. Last name is pronounced Hay-ner.

HISTORY
Tight end/defensive end: Bradley 1969-70. College coach: Missouri 1975-76, Illinois State 1977, Indiana State 1978-84, Illinois 1987-88, Purdue 1989-91, Texas Christian 1992-97, Iowa State 1998-99, Texas A&M 2000. Pro coach: St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals 1985-86, 2001-03, Chicago Bears 2004, San Francisco 49ers 2005-10, joined Panthers in 2011.

 

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