Ben Wilkerson named assistant O-line coach

The Chicago Bears hive hired Ben Wilkerson as the team's assistant offensive line coach.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Ben Wilkerson to become the team’s assistant offensive line coach.

Wilkerson has four years coaching experience at the collegiate and high school levels as well as three years playing experience in the NFL. In 2014, he taught physical education and was an assistant football and track coach for North Shore Senior High School (Houston, TX).

Prior to his time at North Shore High, Wilkerson spent two seasons as the offensive line coach at Grambling State University (2012-13). Wilkerson started his coaching career at Louisiana State University as an offensive graduate assistant (2010) and then as an offensive administrative intern (2011).

The Port Arthur, TX native played in 32 games over three NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (2006) and Atlanta Falcons (2007-08).

Wilkerson attended Louisiana State University, starting 41 games at center over the course of four seasons (2001-04). The Tigers compiled a 33-8 record during his career and he was a co-recipient of the Rimington trophy following his senior season.

Other Coaching Moves: Former offensive line coach Pat Meyer and defensive quality control coach Chris Harris will not return to the club’s coaching staff for the 2015 season.

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