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Daniel Bullocks
Assistant Defensive Backs

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Bullocks enters his first season as the 49ers assistant defensive backs coach after spending the 2016 season in the same role with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In 2016, Bullocks worked with defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker and helped the Jaguars pass defense rank third in fewest yards allowed per pass attempt (6.58), fifth in fewest passing yards per game allowed (215.3), sixth in fewest total yards allowed (321.7 yards allowed per game and eighth in third down conversion defense (37.1%). CB Jalen Ramsey, selected fifth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, started all 16 games for Jacksonville while leading the team and all rookies with 14 passes defensed en route to being named to the PFWA All-Rookie team. In Week 15 against Tennessee, Ramsey intercepted Titans QB Matt Cassel in the fourth quarter and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to record an interception return for a touchdown. According to game book statistics, S Johnathan Cyprien led all defensive backs with 126 tackles.

Prior to Jacksonville, Bullocks spent...

Daniel Bullocks enters his first season as the 49ers assistant defensive backs coach after spending the 2016 season in the same role with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In 2016, Bullocks worked with defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker and helped the Jaguars pass defense rank third in fewest yards allowed per pass attempt (6.58), fifth in fewest passing yards per game allowed (215.3), sixth in fewest total yards allowed (321.7 yards allowed per game and eighth in third down conversion defense (37.1%). CB Jalen Ramsey, selected fifth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, started all 16 games for Jacksonville while leading the team and all rookies with 14 passes defensed en route to being named to the PFWA All-Rookie team. In Week 15 against Tennessee, Ramsey intercepted Titans QB Matt Cassel in the fourth quarter and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to record an interception return for a touchdown. According to game book statistics, S Johnathan Cyprien led all defensive backs with 126 tackles.

Prior to Jacksonville, Bullocks spent one season (2015) as assistant coach/cornerbacks at Eastern Michigan University. Bullocks helped EMU improve from 11th in pass defense in 2014 (274.8 pass yards allowed per game) to second in pass defense (202.8 pass yards allowed per game) in 2015 among Mid-American Conference teams.

Prior to Eastern Michigan, Bullocks spent three seasons (2012-14) at the University of Northern Iowa where he served as assistant coach/secondary. In three seasons at UNI, Bullocks helped the Panthers reach new heights, spending a combined 23 weeks ranked in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls.

During the 2014 campaign, Bullocks’ secondary totaled 17 interceptions and three players from his defensive backfield were recognized by the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) for all-conference accolades. UNI ranked second in scoring defense (19.9 points per game allowed), second in total defense (313.6 yards per game allowed) and fifth in passing defense (206.6 pass yards allowed per game) among all MVFC teams. Nationally among all FCS teams, UNI ranked first in sacks (46) and eight in fewest rushing yards allowed (107.0).

In 2013, Northern Iowa ranked second in scoring defense (18.8 points per game allowed), third in total defense (334.5 yards per game allowed) and fifth in passing defense (202.9 pass yards allowed per game) among all MVFC teams. Under Bullock’s guidance, CB Ray Mitchell ranked second in the conference with four interceptions.

Originally a second-round pick (40th overall) by the Detroit Lions in the 2006 draft, Bullocks appeared in 31 games (22 starts) and totaled 115 tackles, four passes defensed, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and 1.0 sack during his four-year (2006-09) NFL career with Detroit. In 2008, he was the team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner and was recipient of the Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player Award.

Bullocks played collegiately at the University of Nebraska (2001-05), where he appeared in 48 games at safety and recorded 226 tackles, the third most in school history among defensive backs. In 2005, he earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors and was named to the Big 12 Fall Commissioner’s Academic Roll in 2005. That season, he set the school record with 22 passes defensed as a safety while the Blackshirts led the nation with 50 sacks.

In 2003, the Blackshirts led the nation in pass efficiency defense (88.66) and turnover margin (+1.77 per game) while ranking second in scording defense (14.5 points per game allowed) and 11th in total defense (297.2 yards allowed per game). That season, the Blackshirts set the Big 12 and school record with 32 interceptions.

A native of Chattanooga, TN, Bullocks earned his degree in sociology in 2005. He is the founder of the Bullocks Foundation, which mentors and establishes scholarships for student-athletes to further education in his hometown. Bullocks and his wife, Vanessa have four children: Bella, Thalia, Starlet and Liv.

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