Don Shumpert Chosen As New Bidwill Fellow On Coaching Staff

Chicago Bears wide receiver Don Shumpert (13) looks to teammates during a rookie football mini-camp in Lake Forest, Ill., on Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The Cardinals have made Don Shumpert, here during a rookie minicamp with the Bears in 2014, their newest Bidwill fellow on the coaching staff.

The Cardinals have chosen their latest Bill Bidwill Fellow for the coaching staff by adding Don Shumpert, who will help coach running backs.

The Bidwill Fellowship is a two-year stint established in 2015 by the Cardinals to increase coaching diversity and provide opportunities to get experience on the highest level. The two previous Bidwill Fellows were Levon Kirkland and Terry Allen.

The team also brought in one more defensive assistant, signing Rusty McKinney. McKinney had spent the last three seasons on the staff of the Miami Dolphins.

Shumpert, a former wide receiver who spent time with the Bears and Chiefs in his playing days, served as an offensive assistant for the New York Giants last season. He also worked as a graduate assistant with his alma mater, the University of Iowa, for two years coaching receivers and special teams.

Bidwill had been honored in 2010 with the Fritz Pollard Alliance's Paul "Tank" Younger award for promoting diversity in the NFL. Son Michael, the team's president, was given the Pollard Alliance's Paul Tagliabue award recently as a team executive who demonstrates the integrity and leadership former commissioner Tagliabue did in helping career opportunities for minority candidates.

Before his time with the Dolphins, McKinney interned for two seasons on the staff of the Cleveland Browns.

Kliff Kingsbury had announced the rest of his staff last week.

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