Broncos name Renaldo Hill as defensive backs coach

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have named Renaldo Hill as the team’s defensive backs coach, Head Coach Vic Fangio announced Thursday.

Hill, who played safety for the Broncos from 2009-10, will enter his second season in the NFL as a coach.

He served as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2018. During that season, the Dolphins ranked second in the NFL in interceptions and pick-sixes. Miami also ranked third in the NFL in red-zone takeaways.

Hill was one of the coaches to work with first-time Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard, who tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with seven picks last year.

Before arriving in Miami, Hill spent three years coaching the secondary at the University of Pittsburgh. While coaching the Panthers, he guided two future NFL Draft picks in Avonte Maddox and Jordan Whitehead. Both players earned All-ACC honors in 2017 — and Whitehead also earned the same honor in 2015 and 2016.

Whitehead earned Freshman All-American honors and was named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2015.

Hill started his coaching career at Wyoming, where he served as a graduate assistant and cornerbacks coach.

A seventh-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, Hill played 141 games and started 114 during his career. He recorded 19 interceptions, including four in Denver as he started 31 games at safety in his two seasons with the Broncos.

The Broncos’ new defensive coordinator, Ed Donatell, coached Denver’s defensive backs during those two seasons.

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