Bob Sanders (American football coach)

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Bob Sanders
Personal information
Born: (1953-12-05) December 5, 1953 (age 65)
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Career information
Career history
As coach:

Bob Sanders is an American football coach. He was previously the defensive coordinator for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He coached the Buffalo Bills from 2009–2012 after coaching for four years with the Green Bay Packers, four years with the Miami Dolphins, and after 11 years at the University of Florida. He was let go by the Packers following the 2008 season.[1]

Sanders was hired on January 29, 2009 by the Buffalo Bills as defensive line coach.[2] He was dismissed, along with the entire Bills coaching staff on December 31, 2012.[3] Sanders worked under Steve Spurrier for 11 years at Florida. He also worked under veteran defensive coordinator Jim Bates for 5 years, from 2001–2004 at Miami coaching linebackers, and in 2005, as defensive ends coach in Green Bay.

On February 2, 2015, it was announced that Sanders had been hired as the linebackers coach with the Arizona Cardinals.

In 2019, Sanders reunited with Spurrier as the defensive coordinator of the Apollos.[4]


  1. ^ Green Bay Packers Fire Six Coaches, January 5, 2009
  2. ^ Bills Hire Sanders for D-line, January 29, 2009
  3. ^ Gaughan, Mark (31 December 2012). "Bills make it official: Gailey is fired". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. ^ "The Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football Announce Full Coaching Staff". Alliance of American Football. December 10, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2019.

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