Brock Olivo named Denver Broncos' special teams coach

By The Sports Xchange  |  Jan. 24, 2017 at 2:12 AM
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The Denver Broncos named Brock Olivo the club's special teams coordinator on Monday.

Olivo will replace Joe DeCamillis, who elected to take the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 40-year-old Olivo spent the last three seasons as the assistant special teams coach with the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City led the NFL in punt return average (14.8 yards per game) this season, with rookie returner Tyreek Hill being selected to the Pro Bowl.

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"Brock Olivo is an intelligent and accomplished coach who we believe will be very successful as a special teams coordinator," head coach Vance Joseph said. "Being a former player who was primarily a special teams player, Brock understands the mindset, work-ethic and importance of this phase of the game.

"Working under Dave Toub in Kansas City, Brock learned from a special coach and has the right experiences as the No. 2 guy that have prepared him to be the coordinator."

Olivo also coached the running backs and assisted on special teams during two seasons with Coastal Carolina (2012-13). Running back Lorenzo Taliaferro set multiple records with the school, rushing 276 times for 1,729 yards with 27 touchdowns.

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