Ashley Ambrose

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Ashley Ambrose
Personal information
Born: (1970-09-17) September 17, 1970 (age 49)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
High school:Alcee Fortier
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College:Mississippi Valley State
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passes Def:35
Forced fumbles:5
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Ashley Avery Ambrose (born September 17, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former professional American football cornerback for several NFL teams during the 1990s and early 2000s who most recently served as the cornerbacks coach at the University of Colorado.

Ambrose was a one time Pro Bowl selection in 1996 and AFC Defensive Back of the Year while he was playing with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team for which he played from 1996-1998. He also played for the Indianapolis Colts from 1992–1995, the New Orleans Saints in 1999 and again in 2003 and 2004 and for the Atlanta Falcons from 2000-2002. He attended Alcee Fortier and Mississippi Valley State University and had 42 career interceptions for 512 yards and three touchdowns.

Ambrose was hired as a defensive technical intern for the Colorado football team's 2008 season.[1] In May 2009, head coach Dan Hawkins announced that Ambrose would take over as the wide receivers coach in 2010, but after the departure of Greg Brown, Ambrose took over the defensive backs. From 2011-12, he was the secondary coach at University of California, Berkeley.[2] In 2013, he spent the season with the New Orleans Saints in the NFL as a minority intern.[2] In 2014, he coached cornerbacks at the University of Idaho and moved on to Texas State University in 2015 before being hired by Boise State University in January 2016.[2] On January 17, 2018, Ambrose returned to the University of Colorado as a defensive backs coach.


  1. ^ Ringo, Kyle (2008-03-13). "Hawkins completes staff with ex-pro DB". buffzone. The E.W. Scripps Co. Archived from the original on 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
  2. ^ a b c "Ashley Ambrose Biography".