Baltimore Ravens | People | Mark Carrier
Coach Mark Carrier
Job TitleDefensive Backs Coach
was retained by the Ravens
as Defensive Backs coach on January 30, 2008.
2nd year with the team as the secondary coach in 2007.
were 1st in overall defense (a Ravens' 1st), including 6th against the pass and 1st in INTs in the NFL
Baltimore also had 5 of their 28 INTs returned for TDs (tops in the NFL), tying their 2004 team record.
, a 3-time Pro Bowl safety and 1990 NFL-Defensive Rookie of the Year for the Chicago Bears, played 11 years in the NFL
: 7 with the Bears, 3 with the Lions and 1 year with the Redskins.
Overview: Joined Baltimore in 2006 as secondary coach ...
The 11-year NFL veteran player also coached the Arizona State CBs for 2 years (2004-05) ... Carrier retired from the NFL after the 2000 season (post-Redskins) and launched a career as a sports commentator with various radio and television outlets, including WGN in Chicago, ESPN's XTRA-910 and the USC Football Radio Network ... Carrier, who earned 3 Pro Bowl trips while with Chicago (1990-91, â€˜93), was the NFL-Defensive Rookie of the Year (1990) after leading the NFL with 10 INTs.
NFL-PLAYER: Carrier spent 11 seasons as a safety in the NFL, his 1st 7 with the Chicago Bears (1990-96), next 3 with Detroit (1997-99) and final season with the Washington Redskins-(2000), tallying 32 INTs in his career ... Carrier, who earned a Pro Bowl nod 3 times while with Chicago (1990-91, 1993), was the NFL-Defensive Rookie of the Year (1990) after leading the NFL with 10 INTs.
1990-96: (with Chicago) As a Bear, Carrier was a football analyst for WGN-TV and radio programming.
played in 108-straight games to start his NFL
career, before missing his 1st game with an ankle injury ... Ravens D-line coach Clarence Brooks was the DL
coach in Chicago during Carrier's final 3 seasons.
was honored with his
3rd Pro Bowl selection.
1991: Earned his
2nd trip to the NFL-Pro Bowl.
1990:Was selected as the 6th overall pick by the Bears in the NFL
Draft ... Led the NFL
with 10 INTs, the highest single-season mark in the â€˜90s ... Carrier's exceptional rookie season led to his
1st Pro Bowl selection and the NFL-Defensive Rookie of the Year award ... Posted a career-high 122 tackles and a career-high 20 PD ...
Also forced 5 fumbles.
COLLEGE: A stellar safety at USC
... In his 1st season, Carrier
was a backup safety to Ravens secondary coach Dennis Thurman's brother, "Junior" Thurman ... Entered the NFL
Draft as a junior after being honored as USC's 1st Jim Thorpe Award winner, presented to the nation's best DB ... Was a 2-time 1st-team All-American ... Has a B.A. in communications (1993).
PERSONAL: Launched career (2001) as a sports commentator with various radio and television outlets, including WGN in Chicago, as a Bear, and ESPN's XTRA-910 ... Hosted a daily sports talk show for ESPN Radio 860
in Phoenix ... Was co-host of the pre- and post-game shows for the USC Football Radio Network ... All-American at Long Beach Poly (CA) HS ... Established MacKids Foundation
in honor of his
son, Mac, to raise money for a number of causes, such as earthquake relief and Red Cross-related events ... Mark
wife, Andrea, have a son, Mac (11), and a daughter, Lexi (9).