Drew Wilkins

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Drew Wilkins
Baltimore Ravens
Position:Outside Linebackers Coach
Personal information
Born: (1987-08-20) August 20, 1987 (age 34)
Abington, PA
Career information
High school:La Salle College High School (PA)
College:University of Maryland
Career history
As coach:
  • University of Maryland (20162009)
    Student Assistant
  • Baltimore Ravens (20102011)
    Football Video Operations Intern
  • Baltimore Ravens (2012)
    Football Video Operations Coordinator
  • Baltimore Ravens (2013)
    Football Coaching Staff Assistant
  • Baltimore Ravens (20142016)
    Defensive Assistant
  • Baltimore Ravens (2017)
    Assistant Defensive Line Coach
  • Baltimore Ravens (20182019)
    Outside Linebackers/Asst. Defensive Line
  • Baltimore Ravens (2020)
    Outside Linebackers Coach
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl XLVII)
  • East-West Shrine Game Coach (2017-2019)

Drew Wilkins[1] (born August 20, 1987) is an American football coach who is the Outside Linebackers Coach for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). Wilkins was hired by the Baltimore Ravens as an intern in the video department prior to the 2010 season and has served numerous roles with the team prior to getting promoted to his current role as Outside Linebackers Coach before the 2020 Season.

Early years

Drew Wilkins was born on August 20, 1987 in Abington, PA. Wilkins grew up in Doylestown, PA. Wilkins attended La Salle College High School where he played for the La Salle Explorers and was an All-Philadelphia Catholic League Tight End.

Coaching career

University of Maryland Terrapins

Wilkins attended University of Maryland and double-majored in Finance and Supply Chain Management. During his time as a student at Maryland, Wilkins served as a Student Assistant on the Maryland Terrapins Football team from 2006 to 2009. He worked for Head Coach Ralph Friedgen and Offensive Coordinator James Franklin while at Maryland.

Baltimore Ravens

In March of 2010, Wilkins was hired as an intern in the Baltimore Ravens video department. He served as an intern for two seasons before being promoted to Football Video Coordinator prior to the 2012 season. Wilkins worked with the defensive coaching staff doing self-scouting, opponent and self-scout reports and cut ups during the Ravens' Super Bowl champion season of 2012. After the Super Bowl season of 2012, Wilkins was promoted to Coaching Staff Assistant prior to the 2013 Season. Wilkins was promoted to Defensive Assistant prior to the 2014 Season, where he worked with Outside Linebackers Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs, who combined for 29 Sacks in 2014, the most of any duo in the NFL that season. Elvis Dumervil broke the franchise record in 2014 for most sacks in a season with 17. Prior to the 2017 season, Wilkins was promoted to Assistant Defensive Line coach. That season he helped Terrell Suggs reach his 7th Pro Bowl. Wilkins was Promoted to Outside Linebackers/Assistant Defensive Line Coach before the 2018 season, where he helped the Ravens become the #1 Defense in the NFL in Yards Per Game with 292.9 Yards Per Game. In 2019 Wilkins helped the Ravens to a record of 14-2 and a top-5 finish in both Points Allowed and Yards Per Game. It was announced on February 26, 2020 that Wilkins had been promoted to Outside Linebackers Coach.[2]

Personal life

Wilkins and his wife, Dr. Nurit Wilkins, resides in Baltimore and has two children; a son Benjamin Clarence, and a daughter, Emily Nina.

References

  1. https://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/coaches-roster/drew-wilkins#:~:text=Drew%20Wilkins%2C%20who%20enters%20his,over%20the%20last%20several%20years.&text=Baltimore%20allowed%20the%20NFL's%20third,yards%20(300.6)%20per%20game.
  2. Walker, Childs. "Ravens announce title changes for six coaches". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2020-07-18.

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