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Coach Bio

Jack Bicknell Jr.
Offensive Line Coach
College:
Boston College
Experience:
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Biography

Jack Bicknell Jr. enters his first season with the Chiefs in 2012 as the club’s offensive line coach. Beginning his fourth season in the NFL, Bicknell joins Kansas City after a three-year stint with the New York Giants, where he served as the team’s assistant offensive line coach under Tom Coughlin and Pat Flaherty.

Jack Bicknell Jr. enters his first season with the Chiefs in 2012 as the club’s offensive line coach. Beginning his fourth season in the NFL, Bicknell joins Kansas City after a three-year stint with the New York Giants, where he served as the team’s assistant offensive line coach under Tom Coughlin and Pat Flaherty.

In 2011, Bicknell assisted a Giants offensive line that paved the way for a 21-17 Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots. The club finished fifth in the NFL in passing offense and allowed only 28 sacks on the season.

In 2010, New York’s line played at a high level and helped the Giants finish with the NFL’s fifth-ranked offense despite a series of injuries that forced the team to start six different offensive line combinations. The Giants started three left tackles, three left guards and three centers throughout the 2010 campaign.

Bicknell helped develop G Chris Snee and OL Shaun O’Hara, who were each selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team, for three straight seasons.

In Bicknell’s first season with the Giants, three members of the line played in the Pro Bowl. It was the first time since 1962 that three Giants from the same position group were selected to the NFL’s all-star game.

Bicknell joined the Giants after two seasons as the assistant head coach/offensive line coach at Boston College. In 2008, the line coached by Bicknell helped Boston College finish fifth in the ACC in both scoring (24.7 ppg) and in rushing (143.3 ypg) and third in sacks allowed.

In 2007, Bicknell helped mold a young offensive line that protected ACC Player of the Year Matt Ryan and helped the Eagles generate nearly 6,000 yards of total offense. BC finished the season ranked 10th in the nation, the team’s best final poll finish since 1984, when Bicknell was the Eagles’ center.

Prior to his two-year stay at BC, Bicknell spent eight seasons as the head coach at Louisiana Tech, where his 43 victories are the third-most in school history. During Bicknell’s stint, 22 of his players were either drafted by NFL teams or signed free agent contracts with them.

Bicknell, who was one of the youngest Division I-A head coaches when he started, led the 1999 Bulldogs to an 8-3 record, the school’s first AP Top 25 ranking and a 29-28 upset win over eventual SEC champion Alabama. In 2001, Louisiana Tech won the Western Athletic Conference championship during its first year of membership, earning Bicknell conference Coach of the Year honors. Louisiana Tech went on to play Clemson in the Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl, the program’s first postseason appearance since 1990.

Bicknell began his coaching career at Boston College in 1985 as a graduate assistant. In 1987, he joined the University of New Hampshire as the defensive line coach and took over the offensive line in 1993. He was the offensive line coach at Louisiana Tech in 1997-98 before becoming the head coach. After leaving Louisiana Tech in 2007, Bicknell accepted the offensive line job at Texas Tech, but later opted to return to his alma mater.

Bicknell’s father, Jack, served as the head coach of the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe and was the head coach at BC from 1981-90. Bicknell’s brother, Bob, was an assistant coach in Kansas City from 2007-09. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills.

Bicknell played at Boston College from 1981-85. In 1984, he started one of the most famous plays in college football history when he snapped the ball to Doug Flutie, who threw the Hail Mary pass that defeated Miami in the Orange Bowl. As a senior at BC, he received the Scanlon Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a BC football player, the Scarminach Award for athletic and academic excellence and the Dean’s Award in the school of education. Bicknell attended Orono High School in Orono, Maine.

Education: Boston College (B.S. ’85, M.E. ’87) Born: North Plainfield, N.J. Family: Wife – Helen; Children – John, Katelyn and Alyse.

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