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Mike Devlin
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COACHING CAREER

Mike Devlin, the longest tenured Jets assistant, begins his ninth year on the staff and second consecutive season as the offensive line coach.

The O-line integrated two new starters last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign. Former Super Bowl winner WILLIE COLON took over for the retired Brandon Moore at right guard and 2013 third-round selection BRIAN WINTERS took over at left guard. Despite the changes at guard, the Jets finished 2013 sixth in the league in rushing, gaining 134.9 yards per game on the ground as the offensive line paved the way for four 100-yard rushing efforts by two different backs (CHRIS IVORY and BILAL POWELL). They also put forth an impressive finish, helping lead the Jets to a 3-1 record over the final four games while allowing just five total sacks, tied for the third-fewest in the league over that span.

COACHING CAREER

Mike Devlin, the longest tenured Jets assistant, begins his ninth year on the staff and second consecutive season as the offensive line coach.

The O-line integrated two new starters last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign. Former Super Bowl winner WILLIE COLON took over for the retired Brandon Moore at right guard and 2013 third-round selection BRIAN WINTERS took over at left guard. Despite the changes at guard, the Jets finished 2013 sixth in the league in rushing, gaining 134.9 yards per game on the ground as the offensive line paved the way for four 100-yard rushing efforts by two different backs (CHRIS IVORY and BILAL POWELL). They also put forth an impressive finish, helping lead the Jets to a 3-1 record over the final four games while allowing just five total sacks, tied for the third-fewest in the league over that span.

Last season, left tackle D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON became the first Jets player to begin his career with 125 consecutive starts. Devlin has served as either the offensive line coach or assistant line coach every season since FERGUSON was selected fourth overall in 2006. Additionally, center NICK MANGOLD, also a 2006 first-round selection, was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl.

In 2012, his final season as tight ends coach, Devlin helped JEFF CUMBERLAND bounce back from a season-ending Achilles injury the previous year to achieve career highs in receptions (29), yards (359) and touchdowns (3).

He also coached Dustin Keller into one of the most productive tight ends in team history. As a Jet, Keller has the fourth-most receptions (241) and yards (2,876) in team history for a tight end, while his 11.9 yards per catch rank third-most of any tight end with 200 or more receptions. He became our most productive tight end in the postseason, recording 26 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns. Under Devlin’s direction, Keller led the team in receptions for two consecutive seasons (2011-12), catching 65 in 2011 and 55 in 2010. It marked the first time a tight end has led the Jets in receptions during a season since Mickey Shuler did it in 1985.

Devlin joined the Jets after two seasons as the offensive line coach at the University of Toledo (2004-05). In ‘05, his line plowed the way for the 11th-ranked offense in the country (459.2 yards/game) as tackle Nick Kaczur developed into a third-round draft pick (2005) of the Patriots.

He began his coaching career as the offensive quality control coach with the Arizona Cardinals in 2000 before being promoted to assistant offensive line coach in 2001.

PLAYING CAREER

Selected in the fifth round of the 1993 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills, Devlin went on to play in 101 regular season games over seven years, from 1993-95 with the Bills and from 1996-99 with the Cardinals. He appeared in Super Bowl XXVIII with the Buffalo.

Devlin earned All-America honors at the University of Iowa and was a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman in 1992. He was named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in that same year, in addition to being tabbed Big Ten MVP by the Chicago Tribune.

He earned All-America honors at Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ before matriculating to Iowa.

OFF THE FIELD

He and his wife, Julie, have four children: sons Zachary and Matthew, and daughters Hallie and Carlie.

Passionate about helping in the community, Devlin started The Devlin Football Camp which donates funds each year to a cause. In recent years, the camp has contributed to: Building Hope for Long Island, Friends of Karen, Kevin Williams Memorial Fund, Give Kids the World, Holiday Magic, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and March of Dimes.

Devlin created the Coach John S. Devlin Scholarship Fund in honor of his father. The fund provides scholarships to football players at Bloomsburg University. Money for the fund is raised each year through a golf tournament and silent auction and is provided to a student-athlete that best fits Coach John S. Devlin’s mold – a player who may not be the best athlete on the field, but works hard, plays tough, and above all, never quits.

COACHING TIMELINE

New York Jets

2006-
Offensive Line           2013-
Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line           2008-12
Offensive Line 2007
Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line 2006

Toledo

2004-05

Offensive Line

Arizona Cardinals

2000-03

Assistant Offensive Line 2001-03

Offensive Quality Control

2000

PLAYING TIMELINE

Arizona Cardinals 

1996-99

Offensive Line     

Buffalo Bills                                                     

1993-95

Offensive Line

Iowa

1988-92

Offensive Line

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