Chiefs Name Andy Heck as Offensive Line Coach

Team hopes for better protection up front in 2013


While much talk continues to focus on the future Chiefs QB for 2013, the guys in charge of protecting him have a new coach, the team announced today.

Andy Heck is the Chiefs new offensive line coach, who will spearhead the run blocking and pass protecting techniques needed for bigger and brighter things next season.

Heck's first season with the Chiefs is his 22nd overall in the league, his 10th season as an NFL assistant. Coach Heck joins the Andy Reid's staff after a nine-year stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2004-12).

He spent the past seven seasons as Jacksonville's offensive line coach (2006-12), after serving as assistant offensive line coach in 2005 and offensive assistant/assistant offensive line coach in 2004.

Before life with the Jaguars began, Heck spent three seasons on the University of Virginia coaching staff, first as a graduate assistant (2001-02) and then as tight ends coach (2003).

Heck grabbed the clipboard and whistle for the Cavaliers, after his successful NFL career ended.

Appropriately enough, Heck played offensive line during his 12-year career, for three different teams, Seattle (1989-93), Chicago (1994-98) and Washington (1999-2000).

A 1989 graduate of Notre Dame, Heck was a first-team All-American, who co-captained the Fighting Irish to the 1988 national championship, with an undefeated 12-0 record.

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