Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive finish Brentson Buckner, 50, is shifting from Arizona to Jacksonville, this according to Aaron Wilson of Professional Soccer Community, who studies that the previous second-round choose has been employed to teach the Jaguars’ defensive position—the identical job he held final season whereas with the Cardinals.
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Earlier within the offseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Clemson was wanting so as to add him to Dabo Sweeney’s employees, with the plain connection being that Buckner performed his school soccer with the Tigers between 1990 and 1993, overlapping the profession of Clemson/Steelers inside linebacker Levon Kirkland. But Buckner has apparently determined to stay within the professionals, having coached within the NFL since 2013, with most of his time having been spent with the Cardinals.
Particularly, he coached Arizona’s defensive position between 2013-17, leaving to work for the Buccaneers in 2018 and the Raiders in 2019. He joined Kliff Kingsbury’s employees in 2020, the place he coached alongside former Steelers coaches Sean Kugler (run recreation coordinator/offensive line) and ex-Steelers working backs coach James Saxon, who was reunited with James Conner this previous season, with Conner scoring 18 touchdowns in his first season in Arizona.
The Steelers Chosen Brentson Buckner No. 50 General in 1994
Earlier than he started teaching, Brentson Buckner had a 12-year taking part in profession within the NFL, together with three seasons in Pittsburgh, the place he performed defensive finish in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 scheme, first below defensive coordinator Dom Capers after which below Dick LeBeau.
He appeared in 44 video games for the Steelers (35 begins) and recorded 102 whole tackles, with eight sacks, one compelled fumble and three fumble recoveries. Buckner was a part of the 1995 staff that superior to Tremendous Bowl XXX in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys, however he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in change for a seventh-round choose within the spring of 1997.
He went on to spend the 1997 season with the Cincinnati Bengals earlier than taking part in three seasons for the San Francisco 49ers after which ending his 174-game career with Carolina (2001-05). All collectively, he recorded 430 tackles, 31 sacks, two interceptions, 5 compelled fumbles and 7 fumble recoveries in his profession, largely taking part in defensive deal with after leaving the Metal Metropolis.
After his taking part in profession ended, Buckner coached highschool soccer in his hometown of Charlotte, serving as a defensive coordinator after which as a head coach for 2 years. He went on to work as a coaching camp intern with the Steelers for 3 years (2010-12) earlier than touchdown a job with the Cardinals the next 12 months.
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