Tyke Tolbert

Tyke Tolbert (born September 15, 1967) is an American football coach and former player who is the wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). Tolbert previously served as wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and New York Giants.

Tyke Tolbert
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Tolbert in 2020
Chicago Bears
Position:Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1967-09-15) September 15, 1967 (age 55)
Conroe, Texas, U.S.
Career information
High school:Conroe (TX)
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

College playing careerEdit

Tyke attended Louisiana State University (LSU), where he played wide receiver for the LSU Tigers football team.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

College CoachingEdit

Tolbert started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at LSU in the spring of 1994 and quickly transferred to Northeast Louisiana to also work as a graduate assistant in the fall. He would go on to coach wide receivers at Ohio in the spring of 1995, before once again returning in the fall to Northeast Louisiana, where he assisted in coaching the team’s tight ends for three seasons. He would then go on to coach tight ends at Auburn in the 1998 season. Tyke would spend the next three years (1999-2001) as the wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette, followed by a year serving as a tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator at Florida in 2002, before making the jump to the NFL the following season.

Start in the NFLEdit

Tyke was a part of the NFL's Minority Internship Program with the Detroit Lions in training camp during 1997, and once again in 2001 with the Cardinals.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

Tyke’s first official position in the NFL was as the wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals in 2003. He would go on to help rookie wide receiver Anquan Boldin earn offensive rookie of the year.

Buffalo BillsEdit

Tolbert would spend 6 years coaching wide receivers for the Bills.

Carolina PanthersEdit

In 2010 Tolbert was the wide receivers coach for the Carolina Panthers.

Denver BroncosEdit

Tolbert was the wide receivers coach for the Denver Broncos from 2011 until the end of the 2017 season. On February 7, 2016, Tolbert was part of the Broncos coaching staff that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[2]

New York GiantsEdit

On January 24, 2018, Tolbert joined the New York Giants to serve as wide receivers coach under new head coach Pat Shurmur.[3] Following the appointment of Joe Judge as head coach in January 2020, Tolbert was retained in his role.[4]

Chicago BearsEdit

On February 2, 2022, Tolbert joined the Chicago Bears to serve as the wide receiver coach & passing game coordinator under head coach Matt Eberflus.[5]


  1. ^ Buffalo Bills
  2. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Giants hiring Tyke Tolbert as wide receivers coach". profootballtalk. January 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Giants' Joe Judge bringing Tyke Tolbert back as receivers coach". New York Post. January 11, 2020.
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 3, 2022). "Bears coach Eberflus hires three assistants". Chicagobears.com.

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