This is a 2021 photo of Kris Kocurek 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)

Kris Kocurek

Defensive Line

College: Texas Tech University

Hometown: Rockdale, TX

Experience: 19 years


Kris Kocurek (KO-SIR-ick) is in his fourth season as the 49ers defensive line coach. He joined San Francisco after spending the 2018 season as the defensive line coach with the Miami Dolphins.

Kocurek and the 49ers defense ranked third in the NFL in 2021, allowing 310.0 total yards per game. San Francisco also was sixth in the NFL, surrendering 206.5 passing yards per game. The Niners forced 22 fumbles on defense in 2021, the most in the NFL and the most in a single season by the 49ers since 1994. DL Nick Bosa finished the season leading the team with a career-high 15.5 sacks. His sack total ranked fourth in the NFL among all players as he was selected to the Pro Bowl. Kocurek also worked closely with DL Arden Key, who registered a career-high 6.5 sacks on the year.