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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS HIRE SANJAY LALAS THE TEAM’S WIDE RECEIVERS COACH

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The Indianapolis Colts have hired Sanjay Lal as the team’s wide receivers coach. 

Lal has spent 10 seasons in the NFL ranks, including the last two years as Buffalo’s wide receivers coach. Last year, Bills wide receivers accounted for 11 touchdowns. In 2015, Sammy Watkins recorded his first 1,000-yard campaign and led the NFL in average yards at the point of the catch (14.7). After returning from injury, Watkins finished the second half of the season ranked third in the NFL in receiving yards (900) from Weeks 9 to 17.

 

Prior to arriving in Buffalo, Lal spent three seasons (2012-14) with the New York Jets and coached Eric Decker who posted 74 catches for 962 yards and five touchdowns in 2014. In 2013, he guided Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson who finished first and second on the team in receptions respectively. Kerley also posted a career-best 56 receptions in addition to 827 yards and a 14.8 yards per catch average in 2012.

 

Lal spent five seasons (2007-2011) with the Oakland Raiders as the assistant wide receivers/quality control coach (2007-08) and wide receivers coach (2009-2011). While in Oakland, Raiders wide receivers finished sixth in the NFL with an average of 15.0 yards per catch. Denarius Moore ended the 2011 season with an 18.7 yards per reception average, which was the fourth-highest total among all wide receivers in the NFL. In 2010, he coached one of the youngest wide receiver units in the NFL, as no Oakland receiver entered the year with more than three seasons of pro experience. Lal helped rookie Jacoby Ford average 18.8 yards per catch.

 

Lal was the offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach at the University of California for three seasons before joining the NFL. The Golden Bears played in a bowl game in each of his three years and captured a share of the school’s first Pac-10 title in 2006. Lal was the quarterbacks and strength, speed and conditioning coach at Saint Mary’s college in 2004 and was the wide receivers coach at Los Medanos College in 2003.

 

Lal attended the University of Washington where he played wide receiver and became a Husky Hall of Fame selection. He was on Washington’s 1992 National Championship team and a member of two Rose Bowl teams. Lal was invited to training camp with the Raiders in 1995 and also spent time with the St. Louis Rams in 1998. He signed with the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 1999.

 

Lal replaces Lee Hull, who served as the team’s wide receivers coach last season.

 

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