Jets have named Brant Boyer as the team’s new special teams coordinator
It appears Jets head coach Todd Bowles has picked a former linebacker, NFL intern and special teams assistant to lead the Jets troubled squad out of special teams Hell.
Boyer played in the NFL as a linebacker (6′-1″ 240#).
Career history as a coach:
Indianapolis Colts (2012-2015) (Assistant ST)
New York Jets (2016-present) (Special Teams coordinator)
Brant Boyer (born June 27, 1971 in Ogden, Utah) played linebacker for ten seasons in the National Football League for three different teams.
He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.
Boyer worked with the Indianapolis Colts’ as an assistant special teams coach from 2012 through the 2015 season.
Boyer joined the Colts after completing a 10-year playing career in the National Football League. He also served as a coaching intern with the New York Giants (2010) and Cleveland Browns (2009).
Boyer’ claim to fame – long snapper Matt Overton, who made the Pro Bowl in 2013, a year after Boyer scouted him and brought him to the Colts for a tryout before his signing after the 2012 draft.
Boyer has been trying to compile a coaching resumé after a playing career as a 10-year linebacker and special teams member for Miami (1994), Jacksonville (1995-2000) and Cleveland (2001-03).
Boyer entered the NFL as the Dolphins’ sixth-round pick (177th overall) in the 1994 draft and in his career played in 129 games and totaled 250 tackles, 13 sacks and six interceptions.
Boyer also served as special teams captain for the Jaguars and Browns leading the Browns in ST tackles in 2002 and 2003.
Boyer starred at ILB as captain of the University of Arizona’s defense and enjoyed a superb senior season leading the Wildcats in tackles.