A former standout Michigan defensive back has received a promotion as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals staff.

On Tuesday, the Bengals announced that Jordan Kovacs has been promoted to be the assistant linebackers coach for the upcoming season. He has spent the previous three seasons as the defensive quality control coach at Cincinnati.

Kovacs started his coaching career at Michigan after a short run in the NFL as a player. He served as a defensive and special teams assistant on Jim Harbaugh’s staff in Ann Arbor from 2017-18 before taking a job with the Bengals.

As a player at Michigan, Kovacs proved to be one of the top defenders during his time (2009-12). In his four seasons on the field in Ann Arbor, Kovacs was credited with 334 tackles, 5 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles.

Kovacs was named to the B1G All-Freshman team in 2009 and earned Academic All-B1G honors in 2012.