Jets hire Fresno State DL coach

The New York Jets announced the hiring of Kerry Locklin as defensive line coach and have retained Mike Devlin as assistant offensive line/tight ends coach.

The announcements were made by Head Coach Rex Ryan.

Locklin (New Mexico State/Las Cruces, NM) joins the Jets after nine seasons as the defensive line coach at Fresno State. He has also coached collegiately at Eastern Michigan (1995-1999), Morehead State (1990-93), Utah (1989) and Western New Mexico (1988) and for Shreveport in the CFL (1994). As a player, Locklin was an All-WAC tight end at New Mexico State who played three years in the NFL (Rams, 1982-83, Broncos, 1987) and two seasons in the USFL (1984-85).

Devlin (Blacksburg, VA/Iowa) returns for his fourth season with the Jets. Before joining the Jets, Devlin coached collegiately at Toledo (2004-05) and in the NFL at Arizona (2000-03) after a seven-year NFL career with the Bills and Cardinals.

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