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Chris Hewitt
Secondary Coach
Age:
43
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Englewood, NJ
Experience:
6

Biography

CHRIS HEWITT was named the team’s secondary coach in 2017 after serving as the defensive backs coach from 2015-16 and the assistant secondary coach in 2014. Entering his sixth-overall season in Baltimore, Hewitt also spent two years (2012-13) helping guide a Ravens’ special teams unit led by special teams coordinator/associate head coach Jerry Rosburg, for whom Hewitt played at the University of Cincinnati while Rosburg was an assistant. In 2016, Baltimore’s ninth-ranked pass defense (232.8 ypg) tied (KC & SD) to produce the NFL’s most INTs (18). The Ravens also forced 28 turnovers, tying (Ari. & SD) for the NFL’s fourth most.

ADDITIONAL COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: In 2015, Baltimore’s defense allowed the NFL’s eighth-fewest yards per game (337.4), finishing No. 2 overall (291.1 ypg) and No. 1 against the pass (183.3 ypg) during the season’s final eight games. In 2014, the Ravens allowed the NFL’s sixth-fewest points (18.9 ppg) and eighth-fewest yards per game (336.9), even though Baltimore’s secondary was hit hard by injuries, with six DBs (five CBs and one safety)being placed on Injured Reserve. With Hewitt helping coach special teams from 2012-13, the Ravens ranked in the Top 5 of the annual comprehensive special teams report by Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News, finishing fifth in 2013 and second in 2012. (Gosselin’s report is recognized by NFL teams as the special teams measuring stick.)

2012-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: The Ravens’ defense ranked seventh overall (322.1 ypg), making Baltimore one of three teams (Den. & Sea.) to finish ranked in the NFL’s Top 10 in each of the past three seasons...Baltimore’s ninth-ranked pass defense (232.8 ypg) tied (KC & SD) to produce the NFL’s most INTs (18)...The Ravens allowed the league’s ninth-fewest points per game (20.1)...S Eric Weddle earned Pro Bowl honors, registering a team-high 4 INTs (tied with LB C.J. Mosley) and career-high 13 PD. 2015: Baltimore’s eighth-ranked defense (337.4 ypg) allowed a league-best 183.3 passing yards per game in the season’s second half and helped permit the NFL’s second-fewest total net yards (291.1 ypg) during that span (final eight games). 2014: Even while battling injuries throughout the season (six DBs were placed on Injured Reserve), the Ravens’ secondary helped Baltimore’s “D” allow the NFL’s sixth-fewest points (18.9 ppg) and eighth-fewest yards per game (336.9)...Named assistant secondary coach. 2013: K Justin Tucker earned his first Pro Bowl nod after producing the then-second-best field goal success rate (92.7, 38-of-41) in Ravens single-season history...Tucker also set a then-franchise record with 140 points and kicked 3 game-winning FGs, including a Ravens-record 61-yarder at Detroit...WR/RS Tandon Doss led the NFL in punt return average (15.6)...The Ravens were second in kickoff return average (26.4) and third in punt return average (14.2), posting an NFL-high 12 punt returns of 20-plus yards. 2012: Pro Bowl RS Jacoby Jones led the NFL in KOR average (30.7) and posted a league-best 2 KOR-TDs...Jones tied a league-high 3 kick return TDs (108- and 105-yard KORs and 63-yard PR) and set a Super Bowl record with 290 combined yards, including an NFL-postseason-record 108-yard KOR-TD...Joined the Ravens as assistant special teams coach.

2004-11: (with Rutgers) 2010-11: Was the Scarlet Knights’ RBs coach and mentored RB Jawan Jamison, who joined Ray Rice in becoming just the third freshman in Rutgers history to rush for 200 yards in a game. 2008-09: Named the team’s CBs coach prior to the 2008 season…Rutgers ranked second in the Big East in pass defense in 2008 (191.3 ypg) and 2009 (204.5 ypg). 2005-07: Was director of speed and skill development...Aided by Hewitt’s training, Rice set all-time school rushing records with 910 attempts for 4,926 yards, 49 TDs and a 90-yard long gain…Rice became the first player in Rutgers history to rush for 1,000-plus yards in three seasons (2005-07). 2004: Joined Rutgers’ staff as a graduate assistant.

2003: (with Notre Dame) Served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach.

NFL PLAYER: (1997-99 with New Orleans) Signed with the Saints as a rookie free agent in 1997 and played in 39 games (four starts)…Played defensive back, serving primarily on special teams…Totaled 29 tackles (22 solo) from scrimmage, 3 sacks, 1 PD, 1 FF and 1 FR…Recorded 7 special teams tackles (6 solo) for the Saints’ kickoff coverage team that ranked fifth in the NFL in average opponent starting position (23.8-yard line) in 1998…Was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 12 vs. Seattle (11/16/97) after blocking a punt that led to a crucial field goal.

COLLEGE: Was a four-year letterman at Cincinnati and a two-time All-Conference USA selection (1995-96) as a DB…Played for Jerry Rosburg, who was the team’s LBs, special teams and secondary coach (1992-95), and John Harbaugh, who was the Bearcats’ special teams, TEs, OLBs and RBs coach (1989-94) and assistant head coach (1995-96)…Totaled 80 tackles and 2 INTs in his senior season…Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

PERSONAL: Participated in the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, completing training camp stints with the Ravens (2006 and 2008), Eagles (2005) and Browns (2001)…Played football, basketball and track at Dwight Morrow (Englewood, NJ) HS…Was born in Kingston, Jamaica before moving to New Jersey when he was 5 years old…Chris and his wife, Tanisha, have three daughters (Azia, Brianna and Christina) and a son (Christopher, Jr.).

CHRIS HEWITT was named the team’s secondary coach in 2017 after serving as the defensive backs coach from 2015-16 and the assistant secondary coach in 2014. Entering his sixth-overall season in Baltimore, Hewitt also spent two years (2012-13) helping guide a Ravens’ special teams unit led by special teams coordinator/associate head coach Jerry Rosburg, for whom Hewitt played at the University of Cincinnati while Rosburg was an assistant. In 2016, Baltimore’s ninth-ranked pass defense (232.8 ypg) tied (KC & SD) to produce the NFL’s most INTs (18). The Ravens also forced 28 turnovers, tying (Ari. & SD) for the NFL’s fourth most.

ADDITIONAL COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: In 2015, Baltimore’s defense allowed the NFL’s eighth-fewest yards per game (337.4), finishing No. 2 overall (291.1 ypg) and No. 1 against the pass (183.3 ypg) during the season’s final eight games. In 2014, the Ravens allowed the NFL’s sixth-fewest points (18.9 ppg) and eighth-fewest yards per game (336.9), even though Baltimore’s secondary was hit hard by injuries, with six DBs (five CBs and one safety)being placed on Injured Reserve. With Hewitt helping coach special teams from 2012-13, the Ravens ranked in the Top 5 of the annual comprehensive special teams report by Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News, finishing fifth in 2013 and second in 2012. (Gosselin’s report is recognized by NFL teams as the special teams measuring stick.)

2012-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: The Ravens’ defense ranked seventh overall (322.1 ypg), making Baltimore one of three teams (Den. & Sea.) to finish ranked in the NFL’s Top 10 in each of the past three seasons...Baltimore’s ninth-ranked pass defense (232.8 ypg) tied (KC & SD) to produce the NFL’s most INTs (18)...The Ravens allowed the league’s ninth-fewest points per game (20.1)...S Eric Weddle earned Pro Bowl honors, registering a team-high 4 INTs (tied with LB C.J. Mosley) and career-high 13 PD. 2015: Baltimore’s eighth-ranked defense (337.4 ypg) allowed a league-best 183.3 passing yards per game in the season’s second half and helped permit the NFL’s second-fewest total net yards (291.1 ypg) during that span (final eight games). 2014: Even while battling injuries throughout the season (six DBs were placed on Injured Reserve), the Ravens’ secondary helped Baltimore’s “D” allow the NFL’s sixth-fewest points (18.9 ppg) and eighth-fewest yards per game (336.9)...Named assistant secondary coach. 2013: K Justin Tucker earned his first Pro Bowl nod after producing the then-second-best field goal success rate (92.7, 38-of-41) in Ravens single-season history...Tucker also set a then-franchise record with 140 points and kicked 3 game-winning FGs, including a Ravens-record 61-yarder at Detroit...WR/RS Tandon Doss led the NFL in punt return average (15.6)...The Ravens were second in kickoff return average (26.4) and third in punt return average (14.2), posting an NFL-high 12 punt returns of 20-plus yards. 2012: Pro Bowl RS Jacoby Jones led the NFL in KOR average (30.7) and posted a league-best 2 KOR-TDs...Jones tied a league-high 3 kick return TDs (108- and 105-yard KORs and 63-yard PR) and set a Super Bowl record with 290 combined yards, including an NFL-postseason-record 108-yard KOR-TD...Joined the Ravens as assistant special teams coach.

2004-11: (with Rutgers) 2010-11: Was the Scarlet Knights’ RBs coach and mentored RB Jawan Jamison, who joined Ray Rice in becoming just the third freshman in Rutgers history to rush for 200 yards in a game. 2008-09: Named the team’s CBs coach prior to the 2008 season…Rutgers ranked second in the Big East in pass defense in 2008 (191.3 ypg) and 2009 (204.5 ypg). 2005-07: Was director of speed and skill development...Aided by Hewitt’s training, Rice set all-time school rushing records with 910 attempts for 4,926 yards, 49 TDs and a 90-yard long gain…Rice became the first player in Rutgers history to rush for 1,000-plus yards in three seasons (2005-07). 2004: Joined Rutgers’ staff as a graduate assistant.

2003: (with Notre Dame) Served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach.

NFL PLAYER: (1997-99 with New Orleans) Signed with the Saints as a rookie free agent in 1997 and played in 39 games (four starts)…Played defensive back, serving primarily on special teams…Totaled 29 tackles (22 solo) from scrimmage, 3 sacks, 1 PD, 1 FF and 1 FR…Recorded 7 special teams tackles (6 solo) for the Saints’ kickoff coverage team that ranked fifth in the NFL in average opponent starting position (23.8-yard line) in 1998…Was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 12 vs. Seattle (11/16/97) after blocking a punt that led to a crucial field goal.

COLLEGE: Was a four-year letterman at Cincinnati and a two-time All-Conference USA selection (1995-96) as a DB…Played for Jerry Rosburg, who was the team’s LBs, special teams and secondary coach (1992-95), and John Harbaugh, who was the Bearcats’ special teams, TEs, OLBs and RBs coach (1989-94) and assistant head coach (1995-96)…Totaled 80 tackles and 2 INTs in his senior season…Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

PERSONAL: Participated in the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, completing training camp stints with the Ravens (2006 and 2008), Eagles (2005) and Browns (2001)…Played football, basketball and track at Dwight Morrow (Englewood, NJ) HS…Was born in Kingston, Jamaica before moving to New Jersey when he was 5 years old…Chris and his wife, Tanisha, have three daughters (Azia, Brianna and Christina) and a son (Christopher, Jr.).

 

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