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Mike McDaniel
Run Game Specialist

BIOGRAPHY

Mike McDaniel enters his first season as the 49ers run game specialist following two seasons (2015-16) as an offensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons. McDaniel also has NFL stops with the Cleveland Browns (2014), Washington Redskins (2010-13), Houston Texans (2006-08) and Denver Broncos (2005).

With Atlanta in 2016, McDaniel worked with wide receivers coach Raheem Morris as WR Julio Jones reached 1,000 receiving yards for the third-consecutive season. Additionally, WRs Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu each reached career highs in their first season with the team as Gabriel caught a career-high six touchdown passes while Sanu registered a career-high 59 receptions.

During the 2015 season, Atlanta’s offense saw Jones pass...

Mike McDaniel enters his first season as the 49ers run game specialist following two seasons (2015-16) as an offensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons. McDaniel also has NFL stops with the Cleveland Browns (2014), Washington Redskins (2010-13), Houston Texans (2006-08) and Denver Broncos (2005).

With Atlanta in 2016, McDaniel worked with wide receivers coach Raheem Morris as WR Julio Jones reached 1,000 receiving yards for the third-consecutive season. Additionally, WRs Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu each reached career highs in their first season with the team as Gabriel caught a career-high six touchdown passes while Sanu registered a career-high 59 receptions.

During the 2015 season, Atlanta’s offense saw Jones pass former 49ers WR Jerry Rice for second all-time in the single-season receiving yards list, with 1,871 yards. Jones also finished with 136 receptions, tied for the most in the NFL.

McDaniel joined Atlanta following one season (2014) as the Cleveland Browns wide receivers coach. Under McDaniel, WR Andrew Hawkins posted career highs with 63 receptions for 824 yards and two touchdowns. McDaniel also helped Gabriel during his rookie year finish second on the team with 621 receiving yards on 36 receptions.

Before his year in Cleveland, McDaniel spent three seasons with the Washington Redskins, first as an offensive assistant (2011-12) and later moved to wide receivers coach in 2013. In his lone season as wide receivers coach, McDaniel worked with WR Pierre Garçon, who led the NFL and set a franchise record with 113 receptions. His total surpassed Hall of Fame WR Art Monk’s mark of 106, which lasted 29 years.

From 2009-10, McDaniel served as running backs coach for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions. With the Mountain Lions, RB Cory Ross earned UFL Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2010. Prior to Sacramento, he spent three seasons as an offensive assistant with the Houston Texans (2006-08). McDaniel first entered coaching in the NFL in 2005 as an intern with the Denver Broncos.

A native of Greeley, CO, McDaniel played collegiately at Yale University where he earned a degree in history. McDaniel is married to his wife Katie.

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