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Mario Jeberaeel

Special projects: defense


Mario Jeberaeel was named special projects: defense for the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 27, 2023, after spending the 2022 season as assistant offensive line coach and 2021 as a diversity coaching intern/offensive line.

Per Pro Football Focus, Atlanta finished with the top run-blocking offense in the NFL in 2022 with an 83.7 rating – nearly six points higher than the next team. The Falcons limited opponents to an average of 9.7 quarterback pressures per game – an improvement of 5.3 pressures per game from 2021. Atlanta's 5.3 decrease per game is the eighth-highest one-year improvement by an offense in the past 15 seasons.

Fourth-year guard Chris Lindstrom earned his first-career Pro Bowl honor, was named second-team AP All-Pro and graded out as Pro Football Focus' top offensive player in the NFL in 2022. Right tackle Kaleb McGary started all 17 games and graded out as PFF's fourth-best offensive tackle and eighth-best offensive lineman among all positions in 2022. McGary was given the third-best run blocking grade (91.6) in the NFL. Only Lindstrom and San Francisco's Trent Williams graded out higher in the run game in 2022.

From 2018-20, Jeberaeel served as the offensive line coach at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. In his first season as offensive line coach, the Wildcats led the Southland conference in sacks allowed, while offensive tackles Dakota Laws and center Bill Weber each received second-team all-conference honors.

In 2019, Jeberaeel assisted with the offensive line of the Green Bay Packers as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Internship during phase two and phase three of OTAs.

Jeberaeel spent three seasons (2015-17) coaching at the University of Kansas beginning as an offensive graduate assistant and assistant offensive line coach from 2015-16 before being promoted to quality control coach in 2017. During his time in Lawrence, Jeberaeel coached the offensive line, tight ends and fullbacks.

Jeberaeel began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant and offensive line coach at Nicholls State University from 2010-11 before being promoted to offensive line coach in 2012. He also spent two seasons (2013-14) as the University of Arkansas-Monticello where he served as the offensive line, tight ends and fullbacks coach, as well as the recruiting and strength coordinator.

A native of Las Vegas, Jeberaeel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in university studies from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas where he played along the Rebels' offensive line from 2005-08.