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Joe D'Alessandris

Offensive Line Coach

College: Western Carolina University

Hometown: Sewickley, PA

Experience: 15 years


JOE D'ALESSANDRIS (pronounced dell-ah-SAN-dress), a 44-year coaching veteran, enters his seventh season as Baltimore's offensive line coach. "Joe D" has extensive experience guiding and developing linemen, both in the collegiate ranks and pros. Since transitioning into the NFL in 2008, D'Alessandris has mentored players for the Chiefs, Bills, Chargers and Ravens. Prior to his time in the NFL, he tutored players in the NCAA, Canadian Football League and World League.

  • In his six full seasons in Baltimore, D'Alessandris has mentored several young O-linemen, including Pro Bowlers Ronnie Stanley and Orlando Brown Jr., and veterans such as Pro Bowler Marshal Yanda and Kevin Zeitler.
  • During the 2021 season, the Ravens tied the all-time record for most consecutive games producing 100-plus rushing yards (43 games – 2018-21) in NFL history (Pittsburgh, 43 games – 1974-77).
  • In 2020, the Ravens finished as the NFL's top-rated rushing attack (191.9 ypg) for the second-straight season and registered the third-most rushing yards (3,071) in a 16-game season…Baltimore's 24 rushing TDs ranked third in the NFL and set a new single-season franchise record.
  • In 2019, the Ravens set a new NFL single-season rushing record (3,296), besting the 1978 Patriots (3,165)…Baltimore became the first team ever to average 200 passing and 200 rushing yards per game in a season.

2017-22: (with Baltimore) 2022: Ravens ranked No. 2 in rushing yards per game (160.0), leading the league in rushes of 10+ yards (88) and games with at least 150+ rushing yards (12)...C Tyler Linderbaum was named to PFWA's All-Rookie team after becoming the fourth rookie O-lineman (Jonathan Ogden – 1996; Michael Oher – 2009 & Kelechi Osemele – 2012) in Ravens history to start every game. 2021: Ravens produced the league's No. 3 rushing attack (145.8 ypg) for an offense that ranked No. 6 in total yards (378.8 ypg)…According to ESPN analytics, G Kevin Zeitler registered a 95% pass-block win rate, which tied for the fourth-best mark amongst all NFL guards...Within the same metric, C Bradley Bozeman produced a pass-block win rate of 97% and a run-block win rate of 72%, both tied for the second-highest percentages amongst NFL centers. 2020: Baltimore finished with the NFL's No. 1 rushing attack (191.9 ypg) and an NFL-best six games with at least 200 rushing yards, including a franchise record 404-yard output in a Week 17 victory at Cincinnati…The Ravens' 3,071 rushing yards are the third most in a 16-game NFL season…RT Orlando Brown Jr. started 10 games at left tackle and earned his second Pro Bowl honor after LT Ronnie Stanley suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 8. 2019: Ravens ranked No. 1 in points (33.2) and rushing yards (206.0) per game, while they finished No. 2 in total yards (407.6) en route to a franchise-best 14-2 record and a second-straight AFC North title…Three Ravens O-linemen earned Pro Bowl honors: Brown Jr. (first), LT Ronnie Stanley (first) and RG Marshal Yanda (eighth). 2018: Coached an O-line that helped Baltimore produce the NFL's No. 2 rushing attack (152.6 ypg) and record the then-second-most rushing yards (2,441) in Ravens history…Yanda earned his seventh Pro Bowl, helping the team win the AFC North division title. 2017: Baltimore finished ninth in points (24.7 ppg) and seventh (tied) in both fewest giveaways (17) and sacks allowed (27) despite early season injuries on the O-line.

2013-15: (with San Diego) Led the Chargers' O-line for three seasons, developing talented linemen LT King Dunlap and G/T D.J. Fluker. 2014: Despite being riddled with injuries, the line protected QB Philip Rivers, who threw for 4,286 yards and 31 TDs. 2013: Chargers made the playoffs and allowed only 30 sacks, tying for the NFL's fourth fewest…Team also ran for over 100 yards in 12 of 16 games.

2010-12: (with Buffalo) Spent three seasons as the O-line coach, during a span in which the Bills allowed the NFL's fifth-fewest sacks (87)…Buffalo also registered the league's fourth-best rushing average (4.8). 2012: Buffalo produced the NFL's No. 6 ground attack (138.6 ypg)…RB C.J. Spiller rushed for 1,244 yards. 2011: Bills led the NFL in fewest sacks allowed (23), which also marked Buffalo's third fewest during a 16-game season…RB Fred Jackson (934) and Spiller (561) combined to produce 1,495 rushing yards and 10 TDs. 2010: Tutored an O-line unit that helped Jackson rush for 927 yards.

2008-09: (with Kansas City) Spent two seasons as assistant O-line coach. 2009: G Brian Waters earned his first Pro Bowl, and RB Jamaal Charles collected his first 1,000-yard rushing season.

2002-07: (with Georgia Tech) Developed a number of standout linemen, including T Nat Dorsey, who was drafted by Minnesota (2004), G Mansfield Wrotto (Seattle, 2007) and G Andrew Gardner (Miami, 2009)…Behind its O-line, Tech posted an ACC-best 2,591 rushing yards (199.3 ypg) in 2007…RBs P.J. Daniels (1,447 in 2003) and Tashard Choice (1,473 in 2006 & 1,379 in 2007) led the ACC in rushing...In 2005, Tech allowed an ACC-low 10 sacks.

1997-2001: (with Duke) Tutored several O-linemen who went on to play in the NFL, including G Lenny Friedman, who was drafted in the second round by Denver (1999) and enjoyed a 10-year pro career, and T Drew Strojny (a 2004 pick by NYG)...Also coached future NFL players C Troy Andrew (Miami) and C Shawn Lynch (Arizona), who signed as rookie free agents.

1977-96: D'Alessandris spent the early part of his career coaching the offensive line position both in the collegiate ranks, CFL and World League…Entered the full-time coaching ranks as the O-line coach for Livingston University, following two years as a graduate assistant at his alma mater (Western Carolina)…In 1994 with Texas A&M, the Aggies finished 10-0-1 and averaged 172.0 rushing yards per game.

COLLEGE: Earned four letters at guard at Western Carolina…Team MVP and captain as a senior…Graduated with degrees in parks & recreation and health & physical education, also later earning a master's in education…While working toward his master's, he began coaching as a GA for the Catamounts.

PERSONAL: A native of Aliquippa, PA, he attended Center HS…Inducted into the Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018…Was also inducted in 2010 into the Beaver County (PA) Sports Hall of Fame and Center High School Hall of Fame…Joe was married to his late wife, Toni, for 42 years...They have three daughters: Kelly, Emily and Anna…Kelly and her husband, Eric, have a newborn daughter (Charlotte Lynn), while Anna and her husband, Allen, have two sons (Maxwell and Mayfield) and two daughters (Ella Murray and Violet).