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Jeff Rodgers

Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator

College: North Texas

Hometown: Austin, TX



  • Hired as Cardinals special teams coordinator in 2018 after working in the same capacity for three seasons (2015-17) with the Chicago Bears. Added the title of assistant head coach in 2019.
  • Has 22 years of coaching experience, including 19 seasons coaching special teams in the NFL with Arizona (2018-22), Chicago (2015-17), Denver (2011-14), Carolina (2009-10) and San Francisco (2003-07).
  • P Andy Lee finished in the top-five in the NFL in punting average three times over the past five seasons (2018-22), including leading the league with a 48.6-yard average in 2018. He owns the top-five single-season punting averages in franchise history and is tied for 3rd in the NFL with a 47.5-yard average in his five seasons with Rodgers.
  • K Matt Prater had 137 points in 2021, the second-highest total in franchise history and tied for the fourth-highest total in the NFL. In just 30 games over two seasons (2021-22) under Rodgers, Prater connected on 12 FGs of 50+ yards, the second-most for any player in team history.
  • Denver returned six kicks for TDs during Rodgers tenure with the Broncos (2011-14), tied for the second most in the NFL in that span. In 2012, Trindon Holliday became the first player in NFL history to record multiple return TDs in a playoff game when he scored on a 90-yard punt return and a 104-yard kickoff return in a 38-35 double-overtime loss to the Ravens.  
  • In Denver, Prater was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 after setting franchise records in field goal percentage (96.2%; 25-of-26) and points scored (150). Prater's 64-yard field goal in 2013 was the longest in NFL history, until it was eclipsed by Justin Tucker (66 yards) in 2021. In 2014, Connor Barth's 93.8 field-goal percentage (15-of-16) was the second-highest in team history.

Jeff Rodgers is in his sixth season with the Cardinals and fifth as the team's assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. He came to Arizona in January, 2018 as the team's special teams coordinator and added the title of assistant head coach in 2019. Rodgers is in his 20th NFL season after previously coaching special teams with Chicago (2015-17), Denver (2011-14), Carolina (2009-10) and San Francisco (2003-07).