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Justin Peelle
Tight Ends Coach

Biography

Justin Peelle was originally named the Eagles assistant tight ends coach during the 2013 offseason after finishing a 10-year NFL career as a tight end in 2012. After spending two years in the role, Peelle was promoted to tight ends coach during the 2015 offseason.

In 2015, Peelle was a key factor in the emergence of third-year TE Zach Ertz who set career highs in receptions (75) and receiving yards (853). In the final four weeks of the season, Ertz became a focal point of the offense as he went on to total 35 catches for 450 receiving yards. His performance over that four-game stretch set an NFL record for most receiving yards by a tight end from Weeks 14-17.

Peelle coached a group of Eagles tight ends in 2014 that combined for 93 catches, 1,101 yards and six touchdowns, led by Ertz who hauled in 58 catches for 702 yards and three TDs. In addition to Ertz, TEs James Casey and Brent Celek also found the end zone in 2014, marking the sixth time in franchise history and the first time since 2007 that the Eagles featured three tight ends with at least one receiving touchdown in the same season. Ertz’s 15 receptions at Was. (12/20) set a single-game franchise record and tied for the second-highest total by an NFL tight end since 1960. In 2014, the Eagles tight ends contributed to an offense that set franchise records in points (474), touchdowns (54), completions (390), gross passing yards (4,581) and first downs (356).

In his first year as a member of the Eagles coaching staff in 2013, Peelle helped the Eagles offense set franchise records in points (442 - broken in 2014), total net yards (6,676), touchdowns (53 - broken in 2014), passing yards (4,406 - broken in 2014) and fewest turnovers (19). With Peelle’s assistance, the Eagles 14.2 yards per catch was the highest by any team since the 2000 St. Louis Rams (14.5).

Originally a fourth-round draft choice of the Chargers in 2002, Peelle played in the NFL for 10 seasons, amassing 123 receptions for 1,003 yards and 12 TDs in 151 games.

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Justin Peelle was originally named the Eagles assistant tight ends coach during the 2013 offseason after finishing a 10-year NFL career as a tight end in 2012. After spending two years in the role, Peelle was promoted to tight ends coach during the 2015 offseason.

In 2015, Peelle was a key factor in the emergence of third-year TE Zach Ertz who set career highs in receptions (75) and receiving yards (853). In the final four weeks of the season, Ertz became a focal point of the offense as he went on to total 35 catches for 450 receiving yards. His performance over that four-game stretch set an NFL record for most receiving yards by a tight end from Weeks 14-17.

Peelle coached a group of Eagles tight ends in 2014 that combined for 93 catches, 1,101 yards and six touchdowns, led by Ertz who hauled in 58 catches for 702 yards and three TDs. In addition to Ertz, TEs James Casey and Brent Celek also found the end zone in 2014, marking the sixth time in franchise history and the first time since 2007 that the Eagles featured three tight ends with at least one receiving touchdown in the same season. Ertz’s 15 receptions at Was. (12/20) set a single-game franchise record and tied for the second-highest total by an NFL tight end since 1960. In 2014, the Eagles tight ends contributed to an offense that set franchise records in points (474), touchdowns (54), completions (390), gross passing yards (4,581) and first downs (356).

In his first year as a member of the Eagles coaching staff in 2013, Peelle helped the Eagles offense set franchise records in points (442 - broken in 2014), total net yards (6,676), touchdowns (53 - broken in 2014), passing yards (4,406 - broken in 2014) and fewest turnovers (19). With Peelle’s assistance, the Eagles 14.2 yards per catch was the highest by any team since the 2000 St. Louis Rams (14.5).

Originally a fourth-round draft choice of the Chargers in 2002, Peelle played in the NFL for 10 seasons, amassing 123 receptions for 1,003 yards and 12 TDs in 151 games.

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