This is a 2021 photo of Richard Hightower of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. This image reflects the 2021 active roster as of Monday, February 23, 2021 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Richard Hightower

Special Teams Coordinator

Experience: 14 years


Richard Hightower is in his 14th season in the NFL and fourth as the 49ers special teams coordinator. He returned to San Francisco in 2017 after previously serving as assistant special teams coach with the team in 2015.

From 2017-19, the 49ers kicking unit ranked first in the NFL in made field goals (102) and fourth in field goal percentage (89.5). In addition, San Francisco's punt coverage ranked second over that timespan, holding opponent punt returns to an average of 5.7 yards per return (Ind. – 5.0).