FILE - This is a 2016, file photo showing Steve Wilks of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team. Wilks is the new head football coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals announced Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that the 48-year-old Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator had agreed to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. (AP Photo/File)

Steve Wilks

Defensive Pass Game Coordinator/Secondary

College: Appalachian State

Biography

Steve Wilks returned to Carolina as defensive pass game coordinator in February of 2022 after he was with Carolina from 2012-17. He was hired as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and was defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2019. He spent the 2021 season as defensive coordinator at Missouri. Wilks has over 25 years of coaching experience at the college and NFL level.

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