PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 2019 SEASON GUIDE 47
TIM HAUCK SAFETIES COACH
A former Eagles safety from 1999-2002,
Tim Hauck joined the Eagles’ coaching staff
as the team’s safeties coach in 2016.
Under Hauck’s direction in 2017, veteran
safety Malcolm Jenkins earned his second
career Pro Bowl nod after finishing the
regular season with a team-high 119
tackles, which marked the second-highest
total of his career (120 in 2015).
In his first season with the Eagles, Hauck
coached a starting safety tandem comprised
of the Pro Bowl veteran Jenkins and 2016
free agent signee Rodney McLeod. Jenkins
returned two interceptions for touchdowns in
2016, becoming the fourth player in franchise
history to produce multiple INT-TDs in a single
season. McLeod, in his first season with the
Eagles, led the defense with a career-high
117 tackles, while also posting career highs
in INTs (three) and passes defensed (10).
Prior to joining the Eagles, Hauck served as
the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks
coach for UNLV from 2013-14, where he
worked alongside his brother Bobby, who
was the Rebels head coach at the time.
Prior to a brief stint with the 49ers at the
end of the 2002 season, Hauck spent four
years with the Eagles, where he played in
51 games with 18 starts, while logging 158
tackles (78 solo), an interception, seven
passes defensed, three forced fumbles and
two fumble recoveries. Hauck starred on
special teams for the Birds during his time
in Philadelphia and notched 47 tackles,
finishing second on the team in 2000 with
25 and third on the team with 21 in 2001.
Hauck’s most extensive NFL defensive
action came in his first season with
Philadelphia (1999), when he started at
strong safety alongside Brian Dawkins
and finished second on the team with a
career-high 122 tackles. That season, Hauck
added his first career interception, two
forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
In the nine seasons prior to his arrival in
Philly, Hauck appeared in 132 games with
the Patriots, Packers, Broncos, Seahawks,
and Colts, and totaled 197 tackles (143
solo) and 114 tackles on special teams.
JUSTIN PEELLE TIGHT ENDS COACH
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 2018, Peelle coached veteran tight end
Zach Ertz and rookie tight end Dallas Goedert.
Under Peelle’s direction, Ertz turned in a
season for the ages. The sixth-year pro set
the single-season record for receptions by
an NFL TE (116), surpassing the previous
mark of 110 set by Jason Witten in 2012.
His 116 catches also set a single-season
team record, surpassing Brian Westbrook in
2007 (90). Ertz, who finished second in the
NFL in total receptions, earned his second
consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl. Peelle also
helped develop Goedert, the Eagles’ top pick
in the 2018 NFL Draft. In his first NFL season,
Goedert registered four receiving TDs, which
tied for the most by a rookie tight end in
2018 and tied for 6th among all rookies.
Eagles tight ends excelled during the team’s
2017 Super Bowl season, as Philadelphia was
one of just two teams in the NFL to boast two
TEs with at least five receiving touchdowns
each (Ertz and Trey Burton). Ertz was named
to his first career Pro Bowl after finishing
third in the NFL among tight ends with 824
receiving yards and logging a career-high
eight touchdowns. He became the first Eagles
tight end to post three consecutive seasons
with 800+ receiving yards since Pete Retzlaff
from 1963-65. Burton logged a career-high
five receiving touchdowns and TE Brent Celek
continued to be a force in the run game.
Originally a fourth-round draft choice of the
Chargers in 2002, Peelle played in the NFL
for 10 seasons, including stints with the San
Diego Chargers (2002-05), Miami Dolphins
(2006-07), Atlanta Falcons (2008-10) and
San Francisco 49ers (2011), amassing 123
receptions for 1,003 yards and 12 TDs in
151 games. Playing collegiately at Oregon,
Peelle finished his career with 70 catches for
944 yards and 14 touchdowns in 42 games.
He earned first-team All-Pac 10 honors as
a senior, finishing as a semi-finalist for the
John Mackey Award (given annually to the
nation’s top tight end) after collecting 34
catches for 491 yards and nine touchdowns.
A four-time All-Pac-10 Academic Team
selection, Peelle graduated from Oregon with
a degree in political science. Born on March
15, 1979, he and his wife, Sara, have two sons,
Morris and Thompson, and a daughter, Ada.