Leonard Hankerson is in his second season as the 49ers wide receivers coach. He spent the 2021 season as an offensive quality control coach with the team. Hankerson joined the 49ers after spending two seasons (2019-20) as the outside wide receivers coach at Stephen F. Austin State University.
In 2022, Hankerson worked with third-year WR Brandon Aiyuk who registered career-highs in receptions (78), receiving yards (1,015) and touchdown receptions (eight) over 17 starts. It marked Aiyuk's third-consecutive season with 55-or-more receptions, 740-or-more yards and five-or-more touchdown receptions. WR Deebo Samuel also added 56 receptions for 632 yards and two touchdowns over 13 games.