Daniel Bullocks is in his seventh season with the 49ers and first as the team's defensive backs coach. He spent the previous four seasons as San Francisco's safeties coach (2019-22) after serving two years (2017-18) as assistant defensive backs coach.
In 2022, Bullocks and the 49ers defense ranked tied for first in interceptions (20) and added an additional three during the postseason. Second-year S Talanoa Hufanga saw a breakout season, starting all 17 games, grabbing his first four career interceptions and setting career highs in tackles (97), sacks (2.0), forced fumbles (two) and passes defensed (nine), earning First-Team AP All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors. S Tashaun Gipson Sr. made 17 starts and grabbed five interceptions, his most since 2014, to go along with 61 tackles and eight passes defensed.