The Buffalo Bills named Bill Teerlinck as the team's defensive line coach Monday, replacing Mike Waufle, who retired after a long coaching career in the NFL and college. Teerlinck had served as Waufle's assistant last season.
Here is more on Teerlnick, courtesy of the Bills:
As a player: Played linebacker at Chadron State in Nebraska; graduated in 2002.
Getting started: Spent two seasons at Illinois State in 2005-06, coaching the defensive front and assisting with special teams.
To the NFL: Served as defensive assistant for five seasons (2007-2011) with the Indianapolis Colts and assisted with the Colts' special teams.
Return to coaching: Spent three seasons at the University of Nevada as defensive line coach and became co-defensive coordinator in 2015. Nevada registered 14 sacks in 2016 under Teerlinck’s guidance.
Second generation: His father, John, coached for more than 30 years in college football and the NFL, with more than 25 seasons in the pros and coached four Defensive Most Valuable Players. He won Super Bowl rings with Denver and Indianapolis.
Family affair: Teerlinck's Twitter bio (@BillTeerlinck) describes him as "Husband & Father" with no mention of his job as an NFL coach. His avatar, though, features his two small children in Bills gear.