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Jim Hostler
Wide Receivers Coach
Age:
47
College:
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Hometown:
Bethel Park, PA
Experience:
14

Biography

Jim Hostler is in his sixth year as the team’s wide receivers coach. Hostler, a former NFL offensive coordinator, guides a young unit led by third-year standout WR Torrey Smith. Under Hostler’s guidance, the 2011 second-round pick has quickly made a name for himself in the NFL. In last year’s Super Bowl season (2012), Smith’s team-leading 8 TD receptions contributed to the most points (398) scored in single-season franchise history. The Ravens also posted the second-most total yards (5,640) in a season. In his rookie year (2011), Smith set Ravens first-year standards in receptions (50), receiving yards (841) and TDs (7). His 841 receiving yards were third in the NFL among rookies. Smith also became the first rookie in NFL history to record 3 TD receptions in a first quarter. WR Anquan Boldin, who spent three years (2010-12) with the Ravens, made an immediate impact following his trade from Arizona. In his first Baltimore campaign (2010), he became the fastest player in NFL history to record 600 career receptions (98 games).

Jim Hostler is in his sixth year as the team’s wide receivers coach. Hostler, a former NFL offensive coordinator, guides a young unit led by third-year standout WR Torrey Smith. Under Hostler’s guidance, the 2011 second-round pick has quickly made a name for himself in the NFL. In last year’s Super Bowl season (2012), Smith’s team-leading 8 TD receptions contributed to the most points (398) scored in single-season franchise history. The Ravens also posted the second-most total yards (5,640) in a season. In his rookie year (2011), Smith set Ravens first-year standards in receptions (50), receiving yards (841) and TDs (7). His 841 receiving yards were third in the NFL among rookies. Smith also became the first rookie in NFL history to record 3 TD receptions in a first quarter. WR Anquan Boldin, who spent three years (2010-12) with the Ravens, made an immediate impact following his trade from Arizona. In his first Baltimore campaign (2010), he became the fastest player in NFL history to record 600 career receptions (98 games).

Also in 2010, WR Derrick Mason became the Ravens’ all-time leading receiver in catches (471) and receiving yards 5,777). Hostler joined John Harbaugh and the Ravens in 2008 after a three-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers, serving as offensive coordinator in his final year (2007). As WRs coach for the New York Jets (2004) and assistant WRs coach for the Saints (2001-02), the former college cornerback helped develop players like Santana Moss,Wayne Chrebet, Justin McCareins and Donte’ Stallworth.

2008-12: (with Baltimore)2012: WR Torrey Smith’s team-leading 8 TD receptions contributed to the most points (398)scored in single-season franchise history en route to the Super Bowl XLVII victory...Ravens also posted the second-most total yards (5,640) in a season...Smith earned the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year honors (Week 3) with his emotional 2-TD, 127-yard performance vs. NE on the night after his younger brother died tragically in a motorcycle accident. 2011: Anquan Boldin led a young receiving corps that included Torrey Smith, who set Ravens first-year standards in receptions (50), receiving yards (841) and TDs (7)...His 841 receptions were third in the NFL among rookies. 2010: Boldin became the fastest player in NFL history to record 600 career receptions (98 games) in the Week 3 game against Cleveland...After his performance, Boldin won the AFC Player of the Week award, the first Ravens WR to earn the honor since 1999...WR Derrick Mason became the third player in NFL history to record at least 60 catches in 11-consecutive seasons, joining Hall of Famer Jerry Rice and Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez. 2009: In his 200th career game, Mason became the 16th player in NFL history to post 850 receptions...He led the team with 7 receiving TDs, while recording his eighth 1,000-yard receiving season...The go-to wideout also tallied the fourth-most yards on third down (347) in the NFL and also became the 23rd NFL player to reach 11,000 receiving yards. 2008: Mason turned in another stellar season, leading the team with 80 catches for 1,037 yards and 5 TDs...He also surpassed 10,000 career receiving yards and extended his consecutive games played mark to 106...Versatile WR Mark Clayton caught 3 TDs, including a 70-yarder, and threw a 32-yard pass to Mason.

2005-07: (with San Francisco) 2007: Hostler was promoted to offensive coordinator after extensive work on offense and strong tutoring of 2005 No. 1 overall pick QB Alex Smith…Smith battled through injuries and started seven games before being placed on IR (shoulder). 2006: Smith became the franchise’s first QB to take every snap in the regular season…Engineered a fourth-quarter comeback with 2 TD passes and an 18-yard TD run at Seattle (12/14) in a nationally-televised 24-14 win…Finished with single-season career highs in three categories: attempts (442), completions (257) and yards (2,890). 2005: Hostler was hired as QBs coach by Mike Nolan, then-49ers head coach and former Ravens defensive coordinator…Smith amassed 875 yards (84-of-165 passing) in his seven starts (nine games played) as a rookie.

2003-04: (with NY Jets) 2004: Coached both QBs and WRs...WR Justin McCareins had his best season under Hostler, starting 16 games and finishing with a career-high 56 receptions and 770 receiving yards…Santana Moss finished the season as a starter in 14 of 15 games, posting 45 catches for 838 yards and 5 TDs…His 838 receiving yards were a team high…Under Hostler’s guidance, Moss also recorded a game-high 157 receiving yards at Buffalo (11/7), which remains the sixth-highest total in his career. 2003: Named quarterbacks coach.

2001-02: (with New Orleans) 2002: Added assistant WRs coach to responibilities. 2001: Hired as the offensive assistant/quality control coach.

2000: (with Kansas City) 2000: Launched NFL coaching career as an offensive assistant/quality control coach.

1994-99: (with Indiana University of PA) Hostler was part of an IUP team that qualified for the NCAA Division II playoffs five times in his nine years (including 1990-92). 1999: Named offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. 1997-98: Named linebackers coach. 1994-96: Coached running backs.

1993: (with Juniata College, PA) 1993: Named offensive coordinator and was the youngest coach at his position in college football.

1990-92: (with Indiana University of PA): 1990: Launched his coaching career as a RBs coach at his alma mater…Team earned a trip to the National Championship game.

College: Standout CB at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1986-89)…Hostler was a four-year letterwinner and two-time All-Conference selection at CB…Helped the Indians capture two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference titles and three trips to the Division II playoffs, dominating the field with a 38-9 record…Was also a first-team All-ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) selection as a senior, after leading the team with 5 INTs…Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology in 1989.

Personal: Hostler attended Bethel Park (PA) HS…He and his wife, Jen, have three sons, Clint, Grant and Cooper, and a daughter, Attie.

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