|Date of birth:November 18, 1963|
|Place of birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey|
|High School: Elizabeth (NJ)|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)|
|Undrafted in 1986|
|Debuted in 1986 for the Washington Redskins|
|Last played in 1993 for the Washington Redskins|
| As player:|
* Washington Redskins ( 1986– 1990)
| As coach:|
* Green Bay Packers ( 1995– 1996)
(Player personnel staff)
|Career highlights and awards|
Todd Robert Bowles (born November 18, 1963) is an American football Defensive Coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played eight seasons in the NFL as a safety, mainly for the Washington Redskins, and started in Super Bowl XXII. He was the defensive backs coach for the New York Jets in 2000, Cleveland Browns from 2001 to 2004, Dallas Cowboys from 2005 to 2007, Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2011, and, most recently, the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the interim head coach for the Dolphins for the final three games of the 2011 season after the firing of Tony Sparano.
Executive and coaching careerEdit
After retiring as a player, Bowles was a member of the Green Bay Packers' player personnel staff from 1995–1996. He was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Morehouse College in 1997, and the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Grambling State from 1998–1999. He was the defensive backs coach for the New York Jets in 2000, Cleveland Browns in 2004, and Dallas Cowboys from 2005–2007. He was the Browns' defensive nickel package coach from 2001–2003.
Bowles was hired by the Miami Dolphins as the team's secondary coach and assistant head coach on January 23, 2008. After nearly four seasons as the secondary coach and assistant head coach, he was named the interim head coach on December 12, 2011, following the firing of head coach Tony Sparano. Bowles' first game as interim head coach of the Dolphins came on December 18, on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins won the game 30-23. The Dolphins finished 2–1 under Bowles in 2011.
The Philadelphia Eagles hired Bowles as the team's secondary coach on January 30, 2012. The Eagles announced on October 16, 2012 that they dismissed defensive coordinator Juan Castillo from his duties and named Todd Bowles as their new defensive coordinator. Under Bowles, the Eagles finished the season ninth in pass defense (while consistently giving up big plays) and twenty-third in rushing defense. The team sacked the opposing quarterback twenty times fewer than the 2011 season and generated only thirteen takeaways.
On January 18th, 2013, Bowles was hired as defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals.
- ↑ Todd Bowles, Database Football. Accessed September 19, 2007.
- ↑ http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/team/_/stat/rushing/position/defense/seasontype/2
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