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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: 20 years


Kris Kocurek (KO-SIR-ick) is in his fifth 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.

In 2022, the 49ers defense ranked first overall in the NFL in total yards per game (300.6) and points allowed per game (16.3). The team also finished second with 77.7 rushing yards allowed per game. San Francisco's defense held its opponents to 277 points on the season, the fewest in the NFL and the lowest surrendered by a 49ers team since 2013. Kocurek coached DL Nick Bosa, who was named Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year after leading the NFL with a career-high 18.5 sacks.