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Dave Brock

WIDE RECEIVERS COACH

Biography

Dave Brock is entering his fourth season with the Falcons, returning to the wide receiver position in 2020. During his time in Atlanta, Brock has served in a variety of roles, including offensive assistant, wide receivers coach, and running backs coach. He began the 2019 season with the running backs but switched meeting rooms to take over as the wide receivers coach for the final eight weeks when Raheem Morris moved to the defensive side of the ball. 

 Atlanta's backfield featured several running back with varied skillsets in 2019. Brock helped foster the development of Brian Hill who has continued to show the promise Atlanta saw when they selected him in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. Hill logged a career-high 323 yards on 78 carries with two touchdowns, averaged 4.1 yards per carry in 12 games. 

 In addition to Hill, Brock also worked with rookie Qadree Ollison. The 6-foot-1, 232-pound power back was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft to give Atlanta a bigger body in short-yardage situations. Ollison logged 50 yards on 22 carries and posted four touchdowns during his rookie campaign. His four touchdowns all came on carries inside the five-yard line with two of them coming at or inside the two.    

 After making the switch to the wide receivers, Brock once again took over a room with perennial Pro Bowler Julio Jones and second-year standout Calvin Ridley. While Jones and Ridley served as the team's main receiving targets, Brock helped oversee the development of 2018 sixth-round pick Russell Gage who was able to replace some of the production lost after Mohamed Sanu was traded and Austin Hooper suffered an injury. In the final eight weeks of the season, Gage caught 38 passes for 344 yards and one touchdown after managing just 11 catches for 102 yards in the first eight games.

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