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Steve Hoffman
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Steve Hoffman is in his 28th season as an NFL coach and his fifth with the Titans.
Hoffman enters his first full season in charge of the Titans special teams after he took over those duties following the departure of former special teams coach Bobby April on Oct. 3, 2016, for the final 12 games of the season.

Last season, kicker Ryan Succop set a career best year for accuracy 91.7% (22-24) for the third consecutive season. Over the past two years, Succop has the third-best accuracy rate (90.0%) in the NFL.

In 2015, he saw the kickers he works with post impressive numbers. Punter Brett Kern became the first punter in NFL history to record 80 or more punts, a net average of 40 yards and one or zero touchbacks in a season. Succop bettered his career-best field goal percentage (87.5%) that he posted the previous season and didn’t miss a kick inside of 50 yards (13-13).

In 2014, Kern set a franchise record for net punting yards (40.8), matched the longest punt in franchise history (71 yards) and the second-highest gross average (46.8) of his career. Succop posted the highest field goal percentage (86.4%) of his career.

In 2013, Tennessee ranked eighth in kickoff return average (24.9) and third in the NFL in punt return defense (6.0). Kern posted the second-highest net average of his career (39.7), a career-high number of punts placed inside the 20 (32) and a career-low number of touchbacks (2).

Hoffman joined the Titans after spending one season as the special teams coordinator for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. In his one season with the Raiders, kicker Sebastian Janikowski posted the highest field goal percentage of his career (91.2%) and was perfect (25/25) inside of 50 yards for the first time in his career.
Steve Hoffman is in his 28th season as an NFL coach and his fifth with the Titans.
Hoffman enters his first full season in charge of the Titans special teams after he took over those duties following the departure of former special teams coach Bobby April on Oct. 3, 2016, for the final 12 games of the season.

Last season, kicker Ryan Succop set a career best year for accuracy 91.7% (22-24) for the third consecutive season. Over the past two years, Succop has the third-best accuracy rate (90.0%) in the NFL.
In 2015, he saw the kickers he works with post impressive numbers. Punter Brett Kern became the first punter in NFL history to record 80 or more punts, a net average of 40 yards and one or zero touchbacks in a season. Succop bettered his career-best field goal percentage (87.5%) that he posted the previous season and didn’t miss a kick inside of 50 yards (13-13).

In 2014, Kern set a franchise record for net punting yards (40.8), matched the longest punt in franchise history (71 yards) and the second-highest gross average (46.8) of his career. Succop posted the highest field goal percentage (86.4%) of his career.

In 2013, Tennessee ranked eighth in kickoff return average (24.9) and third in the NFL in punt return defense (6.0). Kern posted the second-highest net average of his career (39.7), a career-high number of punts placed inside the 20 (32) and a career-low number of touchbacks (2).

Hoffman joined the Titans after spending one season as the special teams coordinator for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. In his one season with the Raiders, kicker Sebastian Janikowski posted the highest field goal percentage of his career (91.2%) and was perfect (25/25) inside of 50 yards for the first time in his career.

Hoffman spent three seasons as the special teams coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-11. In his first year with the Chiefs, the special teams group showed significant improvement, moving from 29th to 12th in the yearly special teams rankings by the Dallas Morning News. punter Dustin Colquitt posted the top single-season net punting average (40.8) in franchise history and Succop tied for the highest field goal percentage (86.2%) by an NFL rookie since 1970.

Hoffman spent two seasons (2007-08) as an assistant special teams coach for the Miami Dolphins and a season (2006) in the same role for the Atlanta Falcons. In his first season with Miami, kicker Jay Feely established a Dolphins single-season record for field goal percentage (91.3%) and punter Brandon Fields led all rookie punters with a 43.2-yard average.

Hoffman entered the NFL in 1989 with the Dallas Cowboys as the kicking coach, a position he would hold for 16 years. During his time in Dallas, Hoffman’s specialists established 15 club records, and he contributed to three world championships as the Cowboys claimed titles in Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX. In addition to his special teams role, he also served as the offensive/defensive quality control coach from 1989-95, offensive quality control coach from 1996-99 and defensive quality control coach from 2000-04.

He started in the coaching ranks with the University of Miami as the kicking coach from 1985-88. While with the Hurricanes, he guided punter Jeff Feagles, who went on to have a stellar NFL career.

Hoffman played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and handled kicking and punting duties during his collegiate career at Dickinson College. He spent one year punting for the Washington Federals of the USFL (1983) and attended NFL training camps with the Washington Redskins (1981, 1983), Seattle Seahawks (1984) and New Orleans Saints (1985).

Raised in York, Penn., Hoffman has a daughter, Micaela, a son, Luca, and is married to Aline Bazerghi.

Steve Hoffman’s Coaching Timeline:
2017: Special Teams, Tennessee Titans
2013-2016*:  Special Teams Assistant, Tennessee Titans
2012:  Special Teams Coordinator, Oakland Raiders
2009-2011:  Special Teams, Kansas City Chiefs
2007-2008:  Assistant Special Teams, Miami Dolphins
2006:  Assistant Special Teams, Atlanta Falcons
1989-2004:  Kicking Coach, Dallas Cowboys
                  Offensive/Defensive Quality Control, Dallas Cowboys (1989-2004)
                  Offensive Quality Control, Dallas Cowboys (1996-1999)
                  Defensive Quality Control, Dallas Cowboys (2000-2004)
1985-1988:  Kicking Coach, University of Miami

*Took over Special teams for the final 12 games of the season

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