Coaches

Jeff Ulbrich
Linebackers Coach

Biography

Jeff Ulbrich enters his third year as the Falcons linebackers coach.

Last season, Ulbrich coached rookie LB Deion Jones who made an immediate impact on the defense. Jones led the team and all rookies in total tackles with 106. Also under Ulbrich’s guidance, Jones recorded three interceptions, which was a team high and tanked in the top three among all linebackers in the NFL.

In 2015, Ulbrich’s tutelage, LB Paul Worrilow recorded a team high 95 total tackles, a career high two interceptions, and one forced fumble.

Ulbrich joined the Falcons after spending three seasons at UCLA. He was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2014 after serving as the assistant head coach, linebackers coach, and special teams coordinator during his first two years with the Bruins. Last season, Ulbrich’s defensive unit was ranked third in the Pac-12 in total defense. Under his guidance, LB Eric Kendricks won the Butkus Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy after topping the nation in solo tackles per game and finishing sixth in the country in total tackles.

Kendricks also finished his career as UCLA’s all-time tackles leader, breaking LB Jerry Robinson’s record set between 1975 and 1978. Seven of Ulbrich’s defenders earned first or second-team all-conference honors and the Bruins held four opponents to less than 80 yards rushing during the 2014 campaign.

Ulbrich spent two seasons as a special teams assistant with the Seattle Seahawks (2010-11) before arriving in Westwood. Ulbrich was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (86th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft out of the University of Hawaii. He earned a starting role with the 49ers in 2001 and spent 10 seasons with the club before retiring in 2009.

Ulbrich was a two-year starter at Hawaii, where he earned All-WAC first-team selection at middle linebacker and was a team co-captain during his senior season.

Jeff Ulbrich enters his third year as the Falcons linebackers coach.

Last season, Ulbrich coached rookie LB Deion Jones who made an immediate impact on the defense. Jones led the team and all rookies in total tackles with 106. Also under Ulbrich’s guidance, Jones recorded three interceptions, which was a team high and tanked in the top three among all linebackers in the NFL.

In 2015, Ulbrich’s tutelage, LB Paul Worrilow recorded a team high 95 total tackles, a career high two interceptions, and one forced fumble.

Ulbrich joined the Falcons after spending three seasons at UCLA. He was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2014 after serving as the assistant head coach, linebackers coach, and special teams coordinator during his first two years with the Bruins. Last season, Ulbrich’s defensive unit was ranked third in the Pac-12 in total defense. Under his guidance, LB Eric Kendricks won the Butkus Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy after topping the nation in solo tackles per game and finishing sixth in the country in total tackles.

Kendricks also finished his career as UCLA’s all-time tackles leader, breaking LB Jerry Robinson’s record set between 1975 and 1978. Seven of Ulbrich’s defenders earned first or second-team all-conference honors and the Bruins held four opponents to less than 80 yards rushing during the 2014 campaign.

Ulbrich spent two seasons as a special teams assistant with the Seattle Seahawks (2010-11) before arriving in Westwood. Ulbrich was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (86th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft out of the University of Hawaii. He earned a starting role with the 49ers in 2001 and spent 10 seasons with the club before retiring in 2009.

Ulbrich was a two-year starter at Hawaii, where he earned All-WAC first-team selection at middle linebacker and was a team co-captain during his senior season.

 

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