Jacob Burney | Cincinnati Bengals
Organization: Pro Football
Position: Defensive Line Coach
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jacob Burney is in his 21st NFL season for ’16, his last assignment covering five years (2010-14) with the Washington Redskins. After being named a three-time All-Southern Conference selection at Tennessee-Chattanooga, he coached 11 seasons in college before entering the NFL as defensive line coach with Cleveland in 1994. Prior to joining Washington, he also had NFL defensive line coach assignments at Carolina (1999-2001), and Denver (2002-08).
Burney’s 2014 Washington line helped the Redskins rank 12th in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed as the defense posted 36 sacks. His 2013 unit helped the Redskins rank fourth in the NFL in third-down conversion percentage (34.0) and tied for second in negative rushing plays by opponents (72).
Over Burney’s seven seasons in Denver, the Broncos three times ranked in the NFL’s top five in rush defense. Over his full Denver tenure, the Broncos ranked 10th in fewest total defensive yards allowed.
He is from Chattanooga, Tennessee.