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Get to know Eagles run game coordinator/defensive line coach Matt Burke

The Eagles officially named Matt Burke as the team's run game coordinator/defensive line coach on February 6. Here is a snapshot of his career:

Burke joined the Eagles' coaching staff in 2019 as a defensive special assistant.

Burke, who has accumulated 17 years of NFL coaching experience, served as the Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator from 2017-18 prior to coming to Philadelphia.

Burke originally joined the Dolphins staff as the team's linebackers coach in 2016 after spending the previous two seasons coaching linebackers for the Cincinnati Bengals (2014-15). In Burke's first season as Miami's defensive coordinator (2017), the Dolphins defense improved from 29th overall in the NFL to 16th. Additionally, Miami's run defense improved from 30th in 2016 to 14th in 2017.

Prior to his stints in Miami and Cincinnati, Burke coached linebackers for the Detroit Lions from 2009-13 under current Eagles defensive coordinator and former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz. Burke began his NFL coaching career with the Tennessee Titans in 2004 and spent the next five years working under Schwartz, who served as the Titans' defensive coordinator from 2001-08.

A native of Hudson, Massachusetts, Burke played safety at Dartmouth and was part of an undefeated Ivy League Championship team in 1996. Burke also spent time coaching at Harvard (2003), Boston College (2002-03), and Bridgton Academy in Maine (1998-99).

An avid traveler, Burke spent time in Botswana for a safari and previously climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as well.

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