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Chris Beake
Assistant Defensive Line
College:
Air Force
Experience:
19

Chris Beake begins his fifth season as a defensive assistant with the Denver Broncos in 2017 with additional duties this year helping coach the defensive line. He was hired by the club on Feb. 8, 2013.

Entering his 19th season coaching in the NFL, Beake came to Denver after spending two years (2011-12) as an offensive assistant with the Cleveland Browns following one season in that same capacity with the San Francisco 49ers.

CHRIS BEAKE
DEFENSIVE ASSISTANT/DEFENSIVE LINE
19th NFL season (5th with Broncos)

Chris Beake begins his fifth season as a defensive assistant with the Denver Broncos in 2017 with additional duties this year helping coach the defensive line. He was hired by the club on Feb. 8, 2013.

Entering his 19th season coaching in the NFL, Beake came to Denver after spending two years (2011-12) as an offensive assistant with the Cleveland Browns following one season in that same capacity with the San Francisco 49ers.

In Beake’s third year with the Broncos in 2015, the defense finished No. 1 in the NFL (283.1 ypg) for the first time in team history while ranking at or near the top in nearly every significant category, including sacks (52 - 1st) and defensive touchdowns (5 - 3rd). The unit continued its dominance in the postseason, allowing just 14.7 points per game en route to a victory in Super Bowl 50.

Denver’s 2014 defense, which tied a team record with five Pro Bowl selections in the unit, allowed the third-fewest yards per game (305.2) in the NFL as one of just three units league wide to rank in the top 10 against the run (2nd / 79.8 ypg) and the pass (9th / 225.4 ypg). The group, also forced a league-high 60 opponent three-and-out possessions and ranked second in the NFL allowing only 4.7 yards per play.

Beake arrived in Denver in 2013 and assisted with a defense that helped lead the Broncos to their first Super Bowl appearance in 15 years despite losing five regular starters to season-ending injured reserve.

In two seasons (2011-12) with the Browns, Beake worked with one of the youngest offenses in the NFL, helping develop a quarterback group that included draft choices Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden.

Beake spent two seasons with Seattle, serving as the Seahawks’ offensive quality control coach in 2008 and offensive assistant/assistant special teams coach in 2009.

From 2004-06, he coached linebackers for the Atlanta Falcons, tutoring All-Pro Keith Brooking, who earned the final two of his five career Pro Bowl selections in 2004 and 2005.

Beake started his NFL career with San Francisco in 1998 as a pro personnel assistant and spent the next five seasons with the 49ers coaching on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he played quarterback from 1990-92 and majored in civil engineering, he began his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant for his alma mater in 1994. He served as a Civil Engineer Officer in the Air Force from 1995-98 while earning his master’s degree in business administration from the University of West Florida in 1997.

Beake’s father, John, was the general manager of the Denver Broncos from 1984-98, part of a 44-year career as a coach or administrator at the high school, college or pro levels. Chris and his wife, Andrea, have a son, Colin, and twin daughters, Madeline and Emilie. He was born on Sept. 10, 1972, in Kansas City, Mo.

PRO BOWL PLAYERS COACHED (1):LB Keith Brooking (2004-05).
*as primary position coach

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Denver Broncos
Defensive Assistant/Defensive Line  2016-17
Defensive Assistant           2014-15
Quality Control – Defense     2013

Cleveland Browns
Offensive Assistant           2011-12

San Francisco 49ers
Offensive Assistant           2010

Seattle Seahawks
Offensive Assistant/Asst. Special Teams   2009
Quality Control – Offense     2008

Atlanta Falcons
Linebackers                   2004-06

San Francisco 49ers
Offensive Assistant           2003
Defensive Assistant           2000-02
Quality Control – Defense     1999

U.S. Air Force Academy
Graduate Assistant (Defense)  1994

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