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Carberry comes to New Orleans after spending the last two seasons as the offensive line coach of the Los Angeles Rams. Under Carberry's guidance, the Rams finished the 2021 regular season tied for sixth in least sacks allowed with 31, as Los Angeles captured Super Bowl LVI. The unit started the same five offensive linemen in 13 of 17 games played. There were two weeks of the regular season where the offensive line unit did not allow a sack and they allowed just one takewown on only seven occasions in 2021.
Kevin Carberry in 2023, enters his first season with the Saints and seventh as a National Football League coach. He will serve as assistant offensive line coach, assisting Saints Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone.
Carberry comes to New Orleans from the Los Angeles Rams, where he served the last two seasons as the team's offensive line coach. Over his two Rams seasons, Carberry helped steer the line through everything from youth to injuries to COVID-19 issues. Last season, Los Angeles was forced to use 13 different offensive line combinations in 17 games, overseeing progress from several young offensive linemen in the process.
Under Carberry's guidance, the Super Bowl Champion Rams finished the 2021 season tied for sixth in least sacks allowed (31). The unit started the same five linemen 13 of 17 games played. There were two weeks where the offensive line unit did not allow a sack and they allowed just one sack on only seven occasions in 2021. Carberry's unit also finished seventh-best in QB sack rate (4.9%) and third-best in pressures allowed per dropback (26.8%). In 2021, the Rams offensive line finished on top of the league rankings in average time to pressure allowed on offense (2.67 seconds) and 14th in average time to throw (2.79 seconds).
Carberry joined the Rams after spending the prior three seasons at Stanford as the run game coordinator/offensive line coach. Despite playing just six games in 2020 compared to 12 in 2019, Stanford saw improvement in rushing touchdowns (15 in 2020 vs. eight in 2019), on third down (48 percent in 2020 vs. 39 percent in 2019) and in red zone offense (touchdowns on 78 percent of attempts in 2020 vs. 47 percent in 2019). The Cardinal finished third in the Pac 12 in total offense (420.0 ypg.). Across Carberry's tenure, the Cardinal offensive line produced three All-Pac-12 selections.
Carberry spent the 2016-17 seasons as the assistant offensive line coach with the Washington Commanders and the 2014-15 seasons as an offensive assistant with the Dallas Cowboys. While with Washington, Carberry and offensive line coach Bill Callahan presided over one of the league's top units, producing two Pro Bowlers (T Trent Williams and G Brandon Scherff) for the first time since 1991 in 2016. The unit powered Washington to the third-ranked offense in the NFL, allowing the team to average more than 400 yards per game for the first time in team history and allowing only 23 sacks -- fourth in the NFL.
The tutelage and guidance of Carberry and Callahan were paramount in helping the Washington offense overcome a season-long rash of injuries and still average nearly 325 yards/game in 2017. Washington used 36 unique groups of offensive linemen (including seven different combinations of six-lineman groupings), as well as eight different starting lineups along the offensive line. Members of the unit were once again honored for their excellence, as Scherff earned his second Pro Bowl selection and Williams earned his sixth consecutive nod despite battling a year-long knee injury. Together, Scherff and Williams became the first Washington offensive line duo collectively named to the Pro Bowl in consecutive seasons since the 1983-86 seasons.
In Dallas, Carberry assisted Mike Pope in coaching the tight ends in 2015, when Jason Witten led the team in receptions with 77 and finished second with 713 receiving yards. The Cowboys finished fifth in the NFL in rushing yards/attempt (4.6). In 2014, Carberry assisted Callahan with the Dallas line. The Cowboys won their first NFC East title since 2009 and finished second in the NFL in rushing (147.1) with RB DeMarco Murray leading the league in rushing and setting a franchise record with 1,845 yards.
Carberry spent the first five seasons of his coaching career at the collegiate level, serving as a defensive graduate assistant at Kansas (2009-11) and coaching defensive ends at Stephen F. Austin (2012-13). He helped the Lumberjacks defense lead the Southland Conference with 31.0 sacks in 2012 and he also assisted with special teams. At Kansas, he coached with the defensive line and outside linebackers.
Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Carberry competed in training camps of the Cleveland Browns (2005) and Carolina Panthers (2006) and spent the 2005 season on the Detroit Lions practice squad. He also played for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe in the spring of 2006. From 2007-08, he played in the Arena Football League for the New York Dragons and Philadelphia Soul and was a member of the Soul's 2008 Arena Bowl Championship squad.
Carberry also coached during his playing career, serving as the defensive coordinator, defensive line and inside linebackers coach at St. Ignatius College Prep (Ill.), during his AFL years in 2007-08. In 2006, he was a varsity assistant for Illinois state champion St. Rita High School, his alma mater.
Carberry, a four-year letterman at Ohio, earned All-MAC honors as senior team captain. The defensive lineman graduated from Ohio in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and earned his master's in sports administration from Kansas in 2010.
Carberry and his wife Emily, have one son, Frank, and one daughter, Elizabeth.
PLAYING CAREER: Ohio University, 2002-05; Detroit Lions, 2005; Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe), 2006; New York Dragons (Arena Football League), 2007; Philadelphia Soul (AFL), 2008.
COACHING CAREER: St. Rita High School (Chicago, Il.), 2006; St. Ignatius (Chicago) College Prep, 2007-08; Kansas, 2009-11; Stephen F. Austin, 2012-13; Dallas Cowboys, 2014-15; Washington Commanders, 2016-17; Stanford, 2018-20; Los Angeles Rams, 2021-22; New Orleans Saints, 2023-.