This is a 2021 photo of DeMeco Ryans of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. This image reflects the 2021 active roster as of Monday, February 22, 2021 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

DeMeco Ryans

Defensive Coordinator

Experience: 5 years

Biography

DeMeco Ryans, 36, will enter his fifth season with the 49ers in 2021 after spending the previous four years with the team as the inside linebackers coach (2018-20) and a defensive quality control coach (2017).

Over the past three seasons, Ryans has worked closely with LB Fred Warner, who has led the team in tackles each year. In 2020, he earned AP First-Team All-Pro honors and the first Pro Bowl selection of his career. Warner led the 49ers with a career-high 125 tackles and was one of two players in the NFL with 110-or-more tackles (125), five-or-more passes defensed (six), two-or-more interceptions (two), one-or-more forced fumbles (one) and one-or-more fumble recoveries (two).

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