Metzelaars Joins Bills Coaching Staff

February 7, 2012 Updated Feb 7, 2012 at 2:44 PM EDT

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Metzelaars Joins Bills Coaching Staff

February 7, 2012 Updated Feb 7, 2012 at 2:44 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced that former tight end Pete Metzelaars has been hired as the team’s tight ends coach.

Metzelaars joins the Bills after spending the previous eight seasons on the Indianapolis Colts coaching staff. He spent the last two seasons as the team’s offensive line coach. In 2010, the Colts offensive line tied for an NFL-low 16 sacks in 695 pass attempts.

Metzelaars played tight end for the Bills from 1985 – 1994 and was named to the team’s 50th anniversary team in 2009. Metzelaars recorded the most receptions (302), receiving yards (2,921), touchdowns (25) and games played (156) by a tight end in Buffalo Bills history. He entered the NFL as a third round selection (82nd overall) of the Seattle Seahawks after playing college football at Wabash College. He played 16 seasons in the NFL. His 235 career NFL games rank as the third most of any tight end in league history.

METZELAARS’ COACHING CAREER

NFL

Buffalo Bills
2012 –
Tight Ends

Indianapolis Colts
2004-11
Offensive Line (2010-11), Asst. Off. Line (2008-09), Off. Quality Control (2004-2007)

COLLEGE

Wingate University
2003
Assistant Offensive Line

METZELAARS’ PLAYING CAREER

Detroit Lions
1996-97
Tight end

Carolina Panthers
1995
Tight end

Buffalo Bills
1985-1994
Tight end

Seattle Seahawks
1982-84
Tight end

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