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Dwayne Stukes
Assistant Special Teams

Biography

Dwayne Stukes is in his first season as the Chicago Bears assistant special teams coach after being hired by the team on January 28, 2013.

Dwayne Stukes is in his first season as the Chicago Bears assistant special teams coach after being hired by the team on January 28, 2013.

Stukes spent the 2012 season with the Dallas Cowboys as a coach in their minority internship program after serving on Tampa Bay’s coaching staff for six seasons (2006-11), the last as the Buccaneers special teams coordinator.

During the 2011 season, Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth ranked third in the NFL in field goal percentage with a career-high 92.9 percent (16 of 28). Fellow Michael Koenen was seventh in the NFL in touchback percentage (58.7, 37 touchbacks of 63 kickoffs) and eighth in net punting average (40.3). The Buccaneers punt coverage unit was eighth in the NFL allowing just 7.4 yards per return and the kickoff coverage unit was ninth allowing 22.8 yards per return.

In 2009 and 2010, Stukes was Tampa Bay’s assistant defensive backs coach after serving as special teams quality control coach in 2008. He joined the team as a coaching assistant in 2006, a position he held for two years. He also served as the assistant defensive backs coach for the Berlin Thunder in 2006.

Stukes played collegiately at the University of Virginia and was awarded UVA’s Gretchen Savin Macillwaine Football Scholarship, given for outstanding academic achievement. He spent parts of four seasons in the NFL from 2000-03 as a member of the Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers. Stukes also spent time with NFL Europe’s Berlin Thunder (2001-02) and the Arena Football League’s Colorado Crush (2004). He played for the Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe 2001-02) and Colorado Crush (AFL, 2004).   

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