Coaches

Brant Boyer
Asst. Special Teams Coach
College:
Arizona
Hometown:
Henefer, UT
Experience:
3

Brant Boyer enters his second season as the assistant special teams coach of the Indianapolis Colts. In 2012, the special teams unit compiled numerous accolades en route to an 11-5 campaign.

 

Boyer guided punter Pat McAfee, who set franchise single-season records for punting average (48.2), net punting average (40.3), 50-yard average games (five) and kickoff touchbacks (45). McAfee also tied the franchise record for punts inside the 20-yard line with 26. The special teams unit logged a punt and kickoff return for a touchdown, which marked the sixth time in franchise history and the first time since 2001 that the team accomplished the feat. Deji Karim returned a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown in Week 17 against Houston, which marked the longest return in franchise history since 1973. In three games played, Karim averaged 36.4 yards on kickoff returns. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton handled the majority of the punt return duties and assisted in posting the team’s fourth-highest average (11.1) in franchise history. Hilton registered a 75-yard punt return in Week 12 against Buffalo, which was tied for the second-longest return in franchise history. His 111 punt return yards in that game were the most by a Colts rookie in a single game.

 

Boyer joined the Colts after completing a 10-year playing career in the National Football League. He also served as a coaching intern with the New York Giants (2010) and Cleveland Browns (2009).

 

During his playing career, Boyer played linebacker and was a standout on special teams for the Miami Dolphins (1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2000) and Cleveland Browns (2001-03). He served as a special teams captain for both the Jaguars and Browns and led the unit in tackles in 2002 and 2003. Boyer was a two-time member of the USA Today’s All-Joe Team, once as a linebacker and once as a special teams player. In 2002, his teammates selected him for the Cleveland Browns Unsung Hero Award.

 

Boyer played in 129 career games and totaled 250 tackles, 13.0 sacks, six interceptions, one forced fumble and 15 passes defensed. He originally entered the league as a sixth-round selection (177th overall) of the Miami Dolphins in the 1994 NFL Draft.

 

Before entering the NFL, Boyer starred as an inside linebacker at the University of Arizona, serving as a captain of the “Desert Swarm” defense and leading the team in tackles during his senior season. While at Arizona, Boyer helped lead the Wildcats to their first 10-win season in 90 years and a 29-0 victory over the Miami Hurricanes in the 1993 Fiesta Bowl.

 

Boyer and his wife, Melissa, have two sons, Brayton and Braddock.

 

Coaching Career

2009                Cleveland Browns       Training Camp Coaching Intern

2010                New York Giants         Training Camp Coaching Intern

2012-2013       Indianapolis Colts        Assistant Special Teams Coach

Brant Boyer enters his second season as the assistant special teams coach of the Indianapolis Colts. In 2012, the special teams unit compiled numerous accolades en route to an 11-5 campaign.

 

Boyer guided punter Pat McAfee, who set franchise single-season records for punting average (48.2), net punting average (40.3), 50-yard average games (five) and kickoff touchbacks (45). McAfee also tied the franchise record for punts inside the 20-yard line with 26. The special teams unit logged a punt and kickoff return for a touchdown, which marked the sixth time in franchise history and the first time since 2001 that the team accomplished the feat. Deji Karim returned a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown in Week 17 against Houston, which marked the longest return in franchise history since 1973. In three games played, Karim averaged 36.4 yards on kickoff returns. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton handled the majority of the punt return duties and assisted in posting the team’s fourth-highest average (11.1) in franchise history. Hilton registered a 75-yard punt return in Week 12 against Buffalo, which was tied for the second-longest return in franchise history. His 111 punt return yards in that game were the most by a Colts rookie in a single game.

 

Boyer joined the Colts after completing a 10-year playing career in the National Football League. He also served as a coaching intern with the New York Giants (2010) and Cleveland Browns (2009).

 

During his playing career, Boyer played linebacker and was a standout on special teams for the Miami Dolphins (1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2000) and Cleveland Browns (2001-03). He served as a special teams captain for both the Jaguars and Browns and led the unit in tackles in 2002 and 2003. Boyer was a two-time member of the USA Today’s All-Joe Team, once as a linebacker and once as a special teams player. In 2002, his teammates selected him for the Cleveland Browns Unsung Hero Award.

 

Boyer played in 129 career games and totaled 250 tackles, 13.0 sacks, six interceptions, one forced fumble and 15 passes defensed. He originally entered the league as a sixth-round selection (177th overall) of the Miami Dolphins in the 1994 NFL Draft.

 

Before entering the NFL, Boyer starred as an inside linebacker at the University of Arizona, serving as a captain of the “Desert Swarm” defense and leading the team in tackles during his senior season. While at Arizona, Boyer helped lead the Wildcats to their first 10-win season in 90 years and a 29-0 victory over the Miami Hurricanes in the 1993 Fiesta Bowl.

 

Boyer and his wife, Melissa, have two sons, Brayton and Braddock.

 

Coaching Career

2009                Cleveland Browns       Training Camp Coaching Intern

2010                New York Giants         Training Camp Coaching Intern

2012-2013       Indianapolis Colts        Assistant Special Teams Coach