Packers name Whitted wide receivers coach
The Green Bay Packers have named Alvis Whitted wide receivers coach. Head Coach Matt LaFleur made the announcement Wednesday.
Whitted (WHITT-id), who played wide receiver for nine seasons in the NFL, worked for the last seven years as the wide receivers coach at Colorado State University. During his tenure at CSU, Whitted mentored three All-America wide receivers, including two consensus first-team All-Americans who also were finalists for the Biletnikoff Award (Michael Gallup in 2017 and Rashard Higgins in 2014). The third receiver, Preston Williams, was a second-team All-American in 2018 and tied Higgins for the second-most receptions (96) in a season in school history. Prior to joining the Rams in February 2012, Whitted had a brief stint with Appalachian State. In 2011, he was the offensive quality-control assistant for UCLA, working with wide receivers and special teams as well as heading up the defensive scout team. Whitted spent the 2010 season coaching wide receivers at Division III Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. He began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, Orange High School in Hillsborough, N.C., from 2008-09. Whitted was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (No. 192 overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State, and after four seasons with the Jaguars, he played five years with the Oakland Raiders, appearing in 123 games with 24 starts over his career.