Richard Hightower

Richard Hightower (born September 15, 1980) is an American football coach currently serving as special teams coordinator of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).[1]

Richard Hightower
Chicago Bears
Position:Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1980-09-15) September 15, 1980 (age 42)
Houston, Texas
Career information
High school:Harris County (TX) MacArthur
Career history
As a coach:

Coaching careerEdit

Hightower was hired by the San Francisco 49ers on February 17, 2017 as special teams coordinator. Previously he held the role of assistant special teams coach with the Chicago Bears in 2016 and the 49ers in 2015. He has also held coaching roles with both the Houston Texans and the Washington Redskins. He was hired by the Chicago Bears on February 6, 2022 as the special teams coordinator.

College football careerEdit

Hightower played college football at the University of Texas with Kyle Shanahan. As a senior in 2002, after years of being a walk on, in front of the entire team, coach Mack Brown awarded Hightower, and fellow special teams standout Michael Ungar and Shanahan with scholarships.[2]


  1. ^ "Richard Hightower | Pro Football". Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  2. ^ "'Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win'". Retrieved 2020-05-02.

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