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Nick Rallis

Defensive Coordinator

College: University of Minnesota



  • Hired as the Cardinals defensive coordinator in 2023 after spending the past two seasons (2021-22) as the linebackers coach with the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Helped Eagles LB T.J. Edwards to a career season in 2022 as he finished with 159 tackles, 2.0 sacks, seven passes defensed, 10 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. His 159 tackles ranked 7th in the NFL in 2022 and represented the highest single-season total for an Eagles defender since Byron Evans (175) in 1992.
  • With the Vikings, coached LB Eric Kendricks who was selected to his first Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro in 2019 after having a career-high and team-leading 110 tackles to go along with 12 passes defensed, tied for the most among NFL linebackers.
  • His older brother, Mike, played linebacker at Minnesota (2008-12) and is now a star in the WWE known as Madcap Moss.

Nick Rallis was hired as Arizona's defensive coordinator on 2/21/23 after spending the past two seasons (2021-22) coaching linebackers with the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to working in Philadelphia, Rallis spent three seasons (2018-20) with the Minnesota Vikings as defensive quality control/assistant linebackers coach.