82 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES YEARBOOK
DUCE STALEY ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/RUNNING BACKS
Duce Staley was promoted to
assistant head coach during the 2018
offseason and will continue working as
the Eagles’ running backs coach.
One of the most productive and toughest
players to ever suit up in an Eagles
uniform, Duce Staley originally joined
the Eagles’ coaching staff as a coaching
intern in 2010, worked as a special teams
quality control coach for two seasons
(2011-12), and has served as the team’s
running backs coach since 2013.
The Eagles’ ground game helped propel the
team to its first Super Bowl title in 2017, as
Philadelphia owned one of the most powerful
rushing attacks in the NFL, ranking third
overall in rushing offense (132.2 yards per
game) and fourth in rushing average (4.47
yards per attempt). LeGarrette Blount led the
Eagles with 766 rushing yards, which were
the third-most ever by an Eagles running
back aged 30 or older. Jay Ajayi, who was
acquired in a trade with Miami in Week 9,
ranked second among NFL running backs
in rushing average (5.83) over the last eight
games of the regular season. Undrafted
rookie Corey Clement led Philadelphia
with four rushing touchdowns and added
two receiving touchdowns, marking the
most offensive touchdowns (6) by an
Eagles rookie running back since 1953.
A multitalented running back for the Eagles
(1997-2003) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2004-
06), Staley gained 5,785 yards during his
career, including 4,807 with the Eagles (fifth
most in team history). He also ranks sixth
in the Eagles’ record book with 7,305 total
yards from scrimmage and 16th with 275
receptions. He was voted by his teammates
as the Eagles’ offensive MVP three times
(1998-99 and 2002) and earned a Super Bowl
Championship Ring with the Steelers in 2005.
Staley was a third-round draft choice of
the Eagles in 1997 out of South Carolina,
where he rushed for 1,852 yards from
1995-96. He was elected to South
Carolina’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Staley is single and has a daughter,
Shakia, and a son, Damani. He resides
in Philadelphia. He was born on
March 27, 1975 in Tampa, Florida.
GUNTER BREWER WIDE RECEIVERS
Gunter Brewer was named the Eagles’
wide receivers coach during the 2018
offseason and brings more than 30 years
of coaching experience to Philadelphia.
Brewer spent the previous six seasons (2012-
17) as co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers
coach at the University of North Carolina and
added the responsibility and title of recruiting
coordinator in 2017. During his second stint
in Chapel Hill (previously served as wide
receivers coach from 2000-04), Brewer
helped guide the Tar Heels’ offense to notable
success. UNC set the school record for passing
yards five times during Brewer’s tenure,
throwing for more than 3,500 yards each year
from 2012-16. In 2015, the Tar Heels led the
NCAA in yards per play (7.3) and ranked ninth
in scoring offense (school-record 40.7 points
per game) en route to the program’s first-ever
appearance in the ACC Championship Game.
Brewer tutored some of the most productive
wide receivers in UNC history, including Eagles
second-year wideout Mack Hollins. Under
Brewer’s tutelage, Hollins set the school career
record with 20.6 yards per reception, including
an NCAA-leading 24.8-yard receiving average
in 2015. Hollins also finished third in Tar Heels
history with 20 receiving touchdowns, posting
a career-high eight receiving touchdowns
in back-to-back seasons from 2014-15.
Prior to his return to Chapel Hill, Brewer
served one season as the associate head
coach/passing game coordinator at Ole
Miss (2011) and spent six seasons in various
capacities at Oklahoma State (co-offensive
coordinator/wide receivers coach, 2009-10;
co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach,
2008; wide receivers coach, 2005-07).
Brewer coached three Biletnikoff Award
finalists during his time in the collegiate ranks:
Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State, 2010), Dez
Bryant (Oklahoma State, 2008 – runner-up),
and Randy Moss (Marshall, 1997 – winner).
Brewer was a two-year letter winner as
a wide receiver at Wake Forest, where he
earned his degree in science and health
sports in 1987. In 1989, he was awarded a
master’s in education with a specialization
in exercise physiology from Ole Miss.
A native of Columbus, Mississippi,
Brewer and his wife, Rhonda, have a
son, Keaton, and a daughter, Lauren.
127.9 PHILADELPHIA RANKS FIFTH IN THE
LEAGUE IN RUSHING DURING STALEY’S
TENURE AS RUNNING BACKS COACH,
AVERAGING 127.9 YARDS PER GAME.
24.8 MACK HOLLINS AVERAGED AN NCAABEST
24.8 YARDS PER RECEPTION
IN 2015 AT NORTH CAROLINA UNDER