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Bob Saunders
Offensive Quality Control/Assistant Wide Receivers

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Bob Saunders enters his third season with the Browns and his second as offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach. Saunders has coached in the NFL for 10 seasons.

Last season, he helped Terrelle Pryor make a successful transition from quarterback to wide receiver. In his first season at the position, Pryor led the team in receptions (77), receiving yards (1,007) and receiving touchdowns (four). His reception total was the fourth-most by a Browns wide receiver and his yardage total was seventh-most by a Browns wide receiver. He also helped develop 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman, who was named NFL Rookie of the Week after a 104-yard, two touchdown performance in Week 2.

In 2015, Saunders served as a coaching intern, assisting the offensive line. Left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack were each selected to the Pro Bowl that season.

Saunders served as the offensive quality control coach with Kansas City (2002-05) and as the assistant wide receivers coach with Washington (2006-07) and St. Louis (2008). In Washington, Saunders coached alongside Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe Gibbs. During his four seasons in Kansas City, the Chiefs led the NFL in total offense and scoring during that span.

Saunders spent two seasons (2011-12) in the United Football League (UFL) as the wide receivers coach of the Virginia Destroyers, where he served under former Browns Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer. Saunders helped the team win the UFL title in 2011.

On the collegiate level, Saunders served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oberlin College in 2014 after coaching in the same capacity at Kansas Wesleyan University in 2013. Under the tutelage of Saunders, Kansas Wesleyan led the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference in total offense. Quarterback Trey Dallas led the conference in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns. Wide receiver Zach McClain earned All-America honors, while running back Taylor Sachs was fourth in the NAIA in rushing.

In 2010, Saunders was the quarterbacks coach at Washington University in St. Louis, where he helped guide the Bears to the UAA Championship game.

Saunders earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, graduating with honors. He also attended Southern Methodist University, where he played wide receiver and defensive back and received the Memorial Scholarship for Leadership.

Saunders and his wife, Gina, have one daughter, Ellis Rae, and one son, Emmett Alan.

Bob Saunders’ Coaching Background:

2002-05           Kansas City Chiefs, offensive quality control coach
2006-07           Washington Redskins, assistant wide receivers coach
2008                St. Louis Rams, assistant wide receivers coach
2010                Washington University, quarterbacks coach
2011-2012       Virginia Destroyers (UFL), wide receivers coach
2013                Kansas Wesleyan University, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
2014                Oberlin College, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
2015                Cleveland Browns, coaching intern
2016-               Cleveland Browns, offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach

Bob Saunders enters his third season with the Browns and his second as offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach. Saunders has coached in the NFL for 10 seasons.

Last season, he helped Terrelle Pryor make a successful transition from quarterback to wide receiver. In his first season at the position, Pryor led the team in receptions (77), receiving yards (1,007) and receiving touchdowns (four). His reception total was the fourth-most by a Browns wide receiver and his yardage total was seventh-most by a Browns wide receiver. He also helped develop 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman, who was named NFL Rookie of the Week after a 104-yard, two touchdown performance in Week 2.

In 2015, Saunders served as a coaching intern, assisting the offensive line. Left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack were each selected to the Pro Bowl that season.

Saunders served as the offensive quality control coach with Kansas City (2002-05) and as the assistant wide receivers coach with Washington (2006-07) and St. Louis (2008). In Washington, Saunders coached alongside Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe Gibbs. During his four seasons in Kansas City, the Chiefs led the NFL in total offense and scoring during that span.

Saunders spent two seasons (2011-12) in the United Football League (UFL) as the wide receivers coach of the Virginia Destroyers, where he served under former Browns Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer. Saunders helped the team win the UFL title in 2011.

On the collegiate level, Saunders served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oberlin College in 2014 after coaching in the same capacity at Kansas Wesleyan University in 2013. Under the tutelage of Saunders, Kansas Wesleyan led the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference in total offense. Quarterback Trey Dallas led the conference in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns. Wide receiver Zach McClain earned All-America honors, while running back Taylor Sachs was fourth in the NAIA in rushing.

In 2010, Saunders was the quarterbacks coach at Washington University in St. Louis, where he helped guide the Bears to the UAA Championship game.

Saunders earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, graduating with honors. He also attended Southern Methodist University, where he played wide receiver and defensive back and received the Memorial Scholarship for Leadership.

Saunders and his wife, Gina, have one daughter, Ellis Rae, and one son, Emmett Alan.

Bob Saunders’ Coaching Background:

2002-05           Kansas City Chiefs, offensive quality control coach
2006-07           Washington Redskins, assistant wide receivers coach
2008                St. Louis Rams, assistant wide receivers coach
2010                Washington University, quarterbacks coach
2011-2012       Virginia Destroyers (UFL), wide receivers coach
2013                Kansas Wesleyan University, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
2014                Oberlin College, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
2015                Cleveland Browns, coaching intern
2016-               Cleveland Browns, offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach

 

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