Richard Hightower will be the 49ers’ special teams coordinator

Feb 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers were reportedly considering two candidates for their special teams coordinator vacancy. The first was Chicago Bears assistant special teams coach Richard Hightower, who was reportedly their top candidate, and the second was Atlanta Falcons assistant special teams coach Eric Sutulovich. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, Hightower will get the job.


49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and Hightower were teammates at the University of Texas and then served on the same staffs with the Houston Texans (2006-08), Washington Redskins (2010-13), and Cleveland Browns (2014). While Hightower has never been a coordinator, he has been a member of the 49ers coaching staff before. He served as the team's assistant special teams coach in 2015.

During that season with the 49ers, Hightower helped the punt coverage unit rank eighth in the NFL allowing just 6.4 yards per return, while working with rookie punter Bradley Pinion. Kicker Phil Dawson was 10th in the NFL with an 88.9 field goal percentage, which tied for the fourth-highest percentage of his 17-year career.

Hightower joined the Chicago staff in January of 2016.





More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers, Seahawks emerge as only NFC West teams to win during Week 3

By David Bonilla
Sep 27, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers beat the New York Giants 36-9 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They were one of two NFC West teams to emerge from Week 3 with a victory after knocking off the New York Giants 36-9. Headed back to the West Coast with a couple of wins.✌️out New York pic.twitter.com/VM65pJcqpE— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers)

Read the Full Article


Robert Saleh talks loss to Cardinals, 49ers-Jets, Javon Kinlaw, Frank Gore, not having Richard Sherman

By Site Staff
Sep 17, 2020

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh spoke with reporters after Thursday's practice as the team prepares for Sunday's road game against the New York Jets. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. I'm going to shoot my shot here and ask you about DL Dee Ford and what your level of concern is or if you know the reasoning as to his absence from practice today? "Not overly concerned. [Head coach] Kyle [Shanahan] and the performance staff will get that all out to you guys soon." So, are you saying it wasn't a vet day, the reason that he didn't practice today? "Again, I'll leave it up for Kyle and those guys,

Read the Full Article


49ers-Jets: Ahkello Witherspoon has cleared concussion protocol, will replace Richard Sherman, says John Lynch

By David Bonilla
Sep 18, 2020

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch joined KNBR on Friday morning and provided several injury updates. Among them was news that cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon has cleared the concussion protocol and will start in place of Richard Sherman this weekend against the New York Jets. Sherman was placed on short-term injured reserve this week and will miss at least the next three games. Lynch did note that his calf strain is unrelated to his previous Achilles injury. The general manager saw Sherman after the game and noted, "It wasn't pretty the way he was walking." That, along with discussions with Sherman, led the 49ers to sideline the All-Pro cornerback for a few games. Witherspoon will fill in for the veteran cornerback and play

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone