Bradford promoted to Special Teams Coach

The Denver Broncos have promoted Ronnie Bradford to Special Teams Coach, and promoted Troy Calhoun to Offensive Assistant/Special Teams. In addition, they have hired Kirk Doll as Defensive Assistant/Special Teams.

Bradford, 33, is in his second year with the Broncos, after spending 2003 as the team's Special Teams Assistant. He replaces Frank Bush, who left the Broncos to become the linebackers coach with the Arizona Cardinals. Bradford, following the 2002 season, retired from the National Football League after an 11-year career as an NFL defensive back. He finished his playing career with the Minnesota Vikings, and prior to that, spent five years (1997-2001) with the Atlanta Falcons, one with the Arizona Cardinals (1996) and his first three seasons with the Broncos (1993-95). Bradford was originally selected by Miami in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft before being released in training camp.

Calhoun, 37, enters his second year in Denver, after spending last year as the team's defensive assistant. Prior to that, he had a successful two-year stint (2001-02) as the offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach at Wake Forest. Calhoun also served as the quarterbacks coach at Ohio University in 1994-95, and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1996 before moving to Wake Forest. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Calhoun began his coaching career in 1989 as a graduate assistant. After serving four years as an Air Force officer, he returned to his alma mater as the recruiting coordinator and the junior varsity offensive coordinator from 1993-94. He was the starting quarterback for the Falcons and was a Western Athletic Conference all-academic selection.

Doll, 52, comes to the Broncos after spending two seasons as assistant head coach/linebackers at Louisiana State University (2002-03), where this past season, he helped guide the Tigers to a share of the National Championship. He previously spent eight seasons as an assistant head coach at Notre Dame (1994-2001), where in that time, the Irish went to five bowl games, including the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in 2000. Doll's other coaching assignments have come at Texas A&M (1988-94), Arizona State (1985-87), Tulsa (1980-84), Iowa State (1979) and Wichita State (1975-76). A native of Wichita, Kan., Doll earned Bachelor's degrees from both East Carolina and Wichita State, and played two seasons as both a defensive end and tackle at East Carolina.

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