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NFL Assistant Coach Rob Boras '92 Praised by Pro Bowl-Bound TE

December 28, 2010

89527December 28, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "He's been great for me," Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis says of his team's tight ends coach, Rob Boras. "I never knew what kind of a guy he was until he got here. I couldn't ask for a better coach. I look forward to many years with him," adds Lewis, who was named tonight to play in the Pro Bowl.

An article in the Florida Times-Union quotes Boras, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, as saying of Lewis, "I'd say he's right up there at the top. As far as all-around, three-down tight ends, there are a lot of talented tight ends playing right now. But you just look at Marcedes' blocking ability, what he does in pass-protection and what he has been able to do as far as creating separation and making plays ... I'd say he belongs in the conversation as far as the top all-around tight ends."3489

Read more at the newspaper's website.

A political science major at DePauw, Rob Boras spent the previous six seasons as the tight ends coach for the Chicago Bears.  He was a four-year starter at center on the Tiger football team and came to the Bears after five seasons at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he was head coach John Robinson's offensive coordinator for three years. Boras spent the 1998 season as head coach of NCAA Division III Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., after four seasons at the University of Texas (1994-97), where he served as an assistant. He began his coaching career at DePauw immediately following his graduation, spending two seasons as offensive line coach (1992-93).

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