Report: Urban Meyer hires former Nebraska LB to Jacksonville Jaguars staff
Urban Meyer is adding former Nebraska linebacker Carlos Polk to his staff in Jacksonville, according to a report.
That’s per ESPN’s Field Yates, who says Polk will serve as the Jaguars’ special teams assistant.
The Jaguars are hiring former Cowboys assistant special teams coach and NFL LB Carlos Polk as their special teams assistant. Urban Meyer continues to round out his staff in Jacksonville.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 31, 2021
Polk was a redshirt freshman on Nebraska’s 1997 National Championship team. He played in 12 games that season, totaling 32 tackles and six tackles for loss.
By 2000, Polk was an All-American for the Huskers and ended up going in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft to the San Diego Chargers. In 2010, he was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
Polk is a veteran of this type of role in the NFL. He’s served as an assistant special teams coach for most of the last decade, including stints with the Chargers, Buccaneers and Cowboys.
Meyer took the Jaguars’ job earlier this offseason. It’s his first attempt at running an NFL team after a legendary college coaching career that includes three National Championships.