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Al Netter

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Al Netter
Current position
TitleOffensive Line Coach & Run Game Coordinator
TeamYale
Biographical details
Born (1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 32)
Santa Rosa, California
Alma materNorthwestern
Playing career
2007–2011Northwestern
2012–2014San Francisco 49ers
Position(s)Offensive Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2015–2017Michigan (GA)
2018–presentYale (OL)

Alexander "Al" Netter (born July 21, 1989) is an American football coach and former professional football player. He is currently the offensive line coach and run game coordinator with the Yale Bulldogs. Netter played college football at Northwestern University and professional football for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. After his playing career, Netter starting his coaching career under Jim Harbaugh in 2015 at the University of Michigan. He served as a offensive graduate assistant for the Michigan Football Team. In 2018 Netter became the offensive line coach at Yale University.[1]

Early years[edit]

Netter grew up in Rohnert Park, California. He attended Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California. He earned a full scholarship to Northwestern University. Netter played football, basketball, baseball and track in high school.

College career[edit]

Netter redshirted in his first season at Northwestern. Netter earned the starting spot as the left tackle in his redshirt freshman year in 2008. Netter then went on to start 52 consecutive games for Northwestern from the 2008 through the 2011 seasons. He was awarded All-Big Ten Conference by the conference coaches and media for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons. Netter was also elected team captain by his teammates for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. He was a member of the 2008 Northwestern Football Team that played in the 2008 Alamo Bowl. He also was a member of the 2009 Northwestern Football Team that played in the 2010 Outback Bowl. He also was a member of the 2010 Northwestern Football Team that played in the 2011 Ticket City Bowl. In his final season, he was a member of the 2011 Northwestern Football Team that played in the 2011 Meineke Car Care Bowl. Netter was awarded to the 2011 AFCA All-State Good Works Team, which awards the top 22 college football players nationally for their community service accomplishments.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Netter signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) in 2012.[3] Netter was a member of the San Francisco 49ers for the 2012 and 2013 seasons and was waived after the preseason of the 2014 season. Netter was a member of the 2012 San Francisco 49ers that were NFC Champions and played in Super Bowl XLVII. He was also a member of the 2013 San Francisco 49ers that played in the NFC Championship game. 2014 was his final season, as he was waived after the 4th preseason game.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2015, Netter began his coaching career at The University of Michigan, as a graduate assistant coach for the offensive line.[4] Netter stayed in this role as graduate assistant coach for the 2016 and 2017 as well. Netter coached in the 2016 Citrus Bowl, 2016 Orange Bowl and the 2018 Outback Bowl. Netter joined the Yale University football staff as the offensive line coach in 2018.[1] In the 2018 season the Yale offense ranked #11 in the FCS in total offense, averaging 479.9 yards per game. In the 2019 season the Yale offense ranked #5 in the FCS in total offense, averaging 482.8 yards per game. The 2019 Yale Football Team were the Ivy League Champions, posting a 9-1 record.[5]

Family[edit]

Netter is married to his wife Katie and they have a daughter Jordyn.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Netter Named Yale OL Coach". Yale University. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  2. Company, Allstate Insurance. "Allstate, American Football Coaches Association Name 22 College Football Players to the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  3. Fucillo, David (2012-04-30). "NFL Undrafted Free Agent Signings 2012: 49ers Might Have Closed Out Roster". Niners Nation. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  4. "Former 49er, Empire player Netter coaching under Harbaugh at Michigan". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. 2015-12-20. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  5. "No. 21/22 Dartmouth & No. 25/24 Yale Clinch Shares of Ivy League Football Title". ivyleague.com. Retrieved 2021-01-22.

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