Ravens hire D’Anton Lynn as new defensive backs coach

The Baltimore Ravens filled their third and final defensive assistant vacancy with the hiring of D’Anton Lynn as their new defensive backs coach.

This is a photo of D’Anton Lynn of the Houston Texans NFL football team. This image reflects the Houston Texans active roster as of Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo)

The former Houston Texans secondary coach and son of former Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn will replace Jesse Minter on Defensive Coordinator Don ‘Wink’ Martindale’s staff after he accepted a position as the defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt University.

The 31-year-old has six-year of coaching experience that includes two years as the Texans assistant secondary coach and three years as a defensive assistant on two different teams with his father (Buffalo Bills from 2015-16 and Chargers in 2017).

He marked the third coach hired in the last three days and he will be following former Texans Defensive Coordinator Anthony Weaver to Baltimore.

Weaver was hired to be the Ravens’ new run game coordinator/defensive line coach on the same day the team hired long-time defensive assistant Rob Ryan to be the new Linebackers coach.

Lynn grew up watching his father play running back in the league and win a pair of Superbowls with the Denver Broncos in the late 1990s.

After a brief professional career that began as an undrafted free agent in 2012 out of Penn State with the New York Jets and a year in the Canadian Football league, he decided to follow his father’s footsteps again except this time it was into professional coaching.

The father and son will be coaching against each other on opposing sidelines next season when the Ravens travel to the Motor City to face off with the Detroit Lions where his elder Lynn was hired to be their offensive coordinator last week.

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