Bills hire Heath Farwell as special teams coordinator

Farwell was working as a special teams coach in Carolina

Sal Capaccio
January 15, 2019 - 1:52 pm

Photo: Matt Slocum - Associated Press


The Buffalo Bills have found their new special teams coordinator.

The team announced on Friday that they have hired former Carolina Panthers special teams coach Heath Farwell to replace Danny Crossman. The news was first reported by Jourdan Rodrique of The Charlotte Observer on Tuesday.


Farwell was a coaching assistant for the Seattle Seahawks in 2016, promoted to special teams assistant in 2017, then moved on to Carolina where he served in the same capacity last year. 

The 37-year-old spent 10 seasons in the NFL as a player, with the Minnesota Vikings from 2005-2010, then with Seattle from 2011-2014. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2009 and finished his playing career with 159 special teams tackles, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.

The Fontana, California, native began his college football career at San Jose State as a linebacker and was named Freshman of the Year there. He transferred to San Diego State in 2001, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Vikings in 2005.  

The Bills fired Crossman just after the 2018 season ended.

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