Coaches & Assistants

Chris Tabor
Special teams coordinator

Biography

Chris Tabor was hired as the special teams coordinator for the Chicago Bears on January 12, 2018.

This is Tabor's second stint with the Bears, originally holding the title of assistant special teams coach with the club from 2008-2010. He spent the last seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns as their special teams coordinator.

Since joining Cleveland in 2011, the Browns ranked sixth in kickoff return average against (21.8), seventh in the NFL in punt return average (9.9), ninth in total kick return yards (8,974) and 10th in total return yards allowed (7,627).

Under Tabor's watch, the Browns were the only team in the NFL to have earned at least one AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award each season from 2011-2016. In total, the Browns won seven AFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards. He also oversaw kicker Phil Dawson and returner Joshua Cribbs in 2012 when were both were selected to the Pro Bowl, marking just the second time in team history that two specialists made the annual all-star game in the same year.

During his seven seasons with the Browns, Tabor helped numerous players set NFL and franchise records. Punter Britton Colquitt set the Browns net punting average record in consecutive seasons with 40.3 in 2016 and 40.6 in 2017. Tabor's punters hold four of the Browns top five single season net punting marks with Colquitt holding the top two spots, Andy Lee placing third (40.1 in 2015) and Spencer Lanning checking in at fifth (39.2 in 2014). In 2015, kicker Travis Coons set an NFL record with 18 consecutive field goals to start his career, while Andy Lee set a franchise record in punt average with 46.71.

Chris and his wife, Nikki, have two daughters, Paityn and Lainey.

Chris Tabor was hired as the special teams coordinator for the Chicago Bears on January 12, 2018.

This is Tabor's second stint with the Bears, originally holding the title of assistant special teams coach with the club from 2008-2010. He spent the last seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns as their special teams coordinator.

Since joining Cleveland in 2011, the Browns ranked sixth in kickoff return average against (21.8), seventh in the NFL in punt return average (9.9), ninth in total kick return yards (8,974) and 10th in total return yards allowed (7,627).

Under Tabor's watch, the Browns were the only team in the NFL to have earned at least one AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award each season from 2011-2016. In total, the Browns won seven AFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards. He also oversaw kicker Phil Dawson and returner Joshua Cribbs in 2012 when were both were selected to the Pro Bowl, marking just the second time in team history that two specialists made the annual all-star game in the same year.

During his seven seasons with the Browns, Tabor helped numerous players set NFL and franchise records. Punter Britton Colquitt set the Browns net punting average record in consecutive seasons with 40.3 in 2016 and 40.6 in 2017. Tabor's punters hold four of the Browns top five single season net punting marks with Colquitt holding the top two spots, Andy Lee placing third (40.1 in 2015) and Spencer Lanning checking in at fifth (39.2 in 2014). In 2015, kicker Travis Coons set an NFL record with 18 consecutive field goals to start his career, while Andy Lee set a franchise record in punt average with 46.71.

Chris and his wife, Nikki, have two daughters, Paityn and Lainey.

 

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