The New York Jets today announced the hiring of Mark Carrier as the team's defensive line coach. The announcement was made by Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
Carrier joins the Jets after four seasons as secondary coach with the Baltimore Ravens (2006-09), serving on the same staff with Ryan for three of those seasons (2006-08). During Carrier's time in Baltimore, the Ravens recorded 93 interceptions and ranked in the top three in points allowed three times (2006, '08, '09). In 2006, the Ravens ranked first in points allowed, giving up only 12.6 points per game.
Prior to coaching in the NFL, Carrier coached the cornerbacks at Arizona State University (2004-05) and tutored the entire secondary at Brophy College Prep (2003).
Selected sixth overall in the 1990 draft by Chicago out of Southern Cal, Carrier played 11 NFL seasons as a safety, for the Bears, Lions and Redskins, and earned three Pro Bowl appearances. He played in 168 games and tallied 556 tackles, 32 interceptions, 111 passes defensed, and eight fumble recoveries.