Leonard Hankerson

Wide Receiver Coach

College: University of Miami

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Experience: 8 years


Leonard Hankerson is in his first 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 2021 working with the wide receivers, Hankerson saw WR Deebo Samuel earn Associated Press First-Team All-Pro honors and the first Pro Bowl selection of his career. In 16 games (15 starts), Samuel registered 77 receptions for 1,405 receiving yards (18.2 average) and five receiving touchdowns to go along with career-highs in carries (59), rushing yards (365) and rushing touchdowns (eight). His eight rushing touchdowns were the most by any player whose primary position is wide receiver since the merger. Second-year WR Brandon Aiyuk also added 56 catches for 826 yards and five touchdowns.