Bob Sanders (American football coach)

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Bob Sanders
Arizona Cardinals
Position: Linebackers coach
Personal information
Born: (1953-12-05) December 5, 1953 (age 64)
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Career information
College: Davidson
Career history
As coach:
  • Georgia Tech (1978)
    Part-time coach
  • East Carolina (1980–1982)
    Defensive line coach & linebackers coach
  • Richmond (1983–1984)
    Linebackers coach
  • Duke (1985–1988)
    Outside linebackers coach & defensive ends coach
  • Duke (1989)
    Co-defensive coordinator & outside linebackers
  • Florida (1990)
    Defensive ends coach
  • Florida (1991–1993)
    Assistant defensive coordinator & banditbacks/gatorbacks coach
  • Florida (1994–1997)
    Assistant defensive coordinator & defensive ends
  • Florida (1998–1999)
    Assistant defensive coordinator, defensive ends coach & strong-side linebackers coach
  • Florida (2000)
    Assistant defensive coordinator & linebackers
  • Miami Dolphins (2001–2004)
    Linebackers coach
  • Green Bay Packers (2005)
    Defensive ends coach
  • Green Bay Packers (2006–2008)
    Defensive coordinator
  • Buffalo Bills (2009)
    Defensive line coach
  • Buffalo Bills (2010–2011)
    Outside linebackers coach
  • Buffalo Bills (2012)
    Linebackers coach
  • Oakland Raiders (2013–2014)
    Linebackers coach
  • Arizona Cardinals (2015–present)
    Linebackers coach

Bob Sanders is an American football coach who is the linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He previously coached for Buffalo Bills from 2009-2012 after coaching for four years with the Green Bay Packers, four years with the Miami Dolphins, and after 11 years at the University of Florida. He was let go by the Green Bay Packers following the 2008 season.[1]

Sanders was hired on January 29, 2009 by the Buffalo Bills as defensive line coach.[2] He was dismissed, along with the entire Bills coaching staff on December 31, 2012.[3] Sanders worked under Steve Spurrier for 11 years at Florida. He also worked under veteran defensive coordinator Jim Bates for 5 years, from 2001-2004 at Miami coaching linebackers, and in 2005, as defensive ends coach in Green Bay.

On February 2, 2015, it was announced that Bob Sanders has been hired as the Linebackers Coach with the Arizona Cardinals.


  1. ^ Green Bay Packers Fire Six Coaches, January 5, 2009
  2. ^ Bills Hire Sanders for D-line, January 29, 2009
  3. ^ Gaughan, Mark (31 December 2012). "Bills make it official: Gailey is fired". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 31 December 2012.

External links

  • Oakland Raiders bio
  • Buffalo Bills bio

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