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Jay Boulware
Running Backs & Fullbacks
Special Teams Coordinator
 
Football Coaching Staff
Jay Boulware
 

Will coach running backs and fullbacks in addition to serving as special teams coordinator in 2015. The OU special teams own five TDs, a safety and two returned two-point PATs under his direction.
 
Served as tight ends coach for OU in 2013-14, helping former quarterback Blake Bell earn an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine as a tight end, a position he had never played prior to 2014. Fullbacks Trey Millard and Aaron Ripkowski also thrived under his guidance.
 
Mentored RB Alex Ross, who finished third in the nation, averaging 31.2 yards on kickoff returns in 2014, tying for second among FBS players with two kickoff return touchdowns.
 
Also tutored kickoff specialist Nick Hodgson in 2014, who ranked second in the nation in both touchbacks (58) and TB pct. (67.4%).
 
K Michael Hunnicutt concluded his career under Boulware as the all-time leading scorer in OU history (450 points), a figure that ranks sixth in FBS annals. Hunnicutt made 75 career FGs for a Big 12 record. He set an OU single-season record with 24 made field goals, the second-best total among FBS kickers in 2013.
 
The Sooners registered three special teams TDs in 2013, including one on a fake FG in a 33-24 win at Oklahoma State (12/7/13).
 
WR Jalen Saunders ranked ninth in the FBS with a 15.4-yard punt return avg. in 2013. OU led the Big 12 and was eighth in the FBS with a 14.17 PR avg., thanks to two punt return TDs in 2013.
 
RB Roy Finch ranked fourth in the Big 12 and 25th in the nation with a 25.6-yard kickoff return average under Boulware in 2013. 
 
At Auburn, was part of Gene Chizik’s staff that inherited a team coming off a 5-7 record in 2008. Two seasons later, the Tigers posted a 14-0 record and a win over Oregon in the BCS Championship Game. 
 
Tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was a second-team All-SEC pick in 2011. His 14 career TD catches set an Auburn tight end record. 
 
The Auburn punt coverage unit ranked second in the nation in 2012, permitting four punt return yards on 70 punts, while his kickoff coverage squad was third in the country (16.6 yards per return). 
 
Auburn led the SEC in kickoff return yards (1,264), kick return TDs (2), kickoff coverage (546 yards) and fewest punts returned (10). 
 
K Wes Byrum set an Auburn single-season record with 123 points in 2010, becoming the all-time leading scorer in school history.
 
In 2010, Auburn led the SEC and ranked ninth in the nation in punt coverage, allowing 4.6 yards per return. The Tigers also ranked 16th in the nation, permitting 19.7 yards per kickoff return.

 In 2009, Byrum set a single-season school records for field goal pct. (93.8, 15 of 16), as well as PAT conversions and attempts (54).

 In 2009, Boulware guided RB Demond Washington to an Auburn single-season record with a 31.1-yard kickoff return avg.

 Under his guidance in 2008, Iowa State ranked 12th nationally in kickoff returns after ranking 109th the previous season.
 
Iowa State’s Leonard Johnson set an FBS single-game record with 319 KO return yards vs. Oklahoma State in 2008.
 
Served as co-special teams coordinator at Utah as that club ranked 10th in the nation with a 44.0-yard punting average in 2006.
 
During his tenure at Stanford was part of the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, working with the 49ers in the summer of 2004.

Mentored All-Pac-10 running back Mike Bell who finished his collegiate career with 3,163 rushing yards, the third-highest total in University of Arizona history.

 One of his star pupils with Northern Illinois was offensive lineman Ryan Diem, who went on to an 11-year NFL career with Indianapolis.

 In 2000, Northern Illinois ranked 12th in the nation in rushing (228.1 ypg) and 17th in total offense (427.8 ypg).

 Tutored All-America tight end Pat Fitzgerald at Texas, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1997.

 
 Coach Boulware
 Hometown  Oklahoma City, Okla.
 College  Texas, 1996
 Family  wife, Chantay
 daughter, Jordin

 Coaching History
 2015 - Oklahoma
 RBs & FBs, Special Teams Coord.
 2013-2014 - Oklahoma
 Tight Ends, Special Teams Coord.
 2009-12 - Auburn
 Tight Ends, Special Teams Coordinator
 2007-08 - Iowa State
 Running Backs, Special Teams Coordinator
 2005-06 - Utah
 Tight Ends, Co-Special Teams Coordinator
 2004 - Stanford
 Running Backs
 2003 - Arizona
 Running Backs, Special Teams Coordinator
 2002 - Arizona
 Running Backs
 2001 - Arizona
 Tight Ends
 1998-2000 - Northern Illinois
 Co-Offensive Line
 1997 - Northern Illinois
 Tight Ends
 1996 - Texas
 Graduate Assistant
 1994-95 - Texas
 Student Assistant

Bowl Games Coached (10)
 2014 Russell Athletic  Oklahoma
 2014 Sugar  Oklahoma
 2011 Chick-Fil-A  Auburn
 2011 BCS National Title  Auburn
 2010 Outback  Auburn
 2006 Armed Forces  Utah
 2005 Emerald  Utah
 1997 Fiesta  Texas
 1995 Sugar  Texas
 1994 Sun  Texas
 
One of his star pupils with Northern Illinois was offensive lineman Ryan Diem, who went on to an 11-year NFL career with Indianapolis.
 
In 2000, Northern Illinois ranked 12th in the nation in rushing (228.1 ypg) and 17th in total offense (427.8 ypg).
 
Tutored All-America tight end Pat Fitzgerald at Texas, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1997.
 
PROMINENT PUPILS
Alex Ross (Oklahoma), All-Big 12 First Team 
Blake Bell (Oklahoma), 49ers
Aaron Ripkowski (Oklahoma), Packers
Trey Millard (Oklahoma), 49ers
Three-time First Team All-Big 12
Michael Hunnicutt (Oklahoma), All-Big 12 Second Team
Jalen Saunders (Oklahoma), Saints
All-America Third Team (Punt Returner)
Philip Lutzenkirchen (Auburn), All-SEC Second Team
Wes Byrum (Auburn), Seahawks
Steven Clark (Auburn), All-SEC First Team
CJ Uzomah (Auburn), Bengals
Jay Prosch (Auburn), Texans
Cody Parkey (Auburn), Eagles
One-Time Pro Bowler
Ryan Diem (Northern Illinois), Colts, All-Mid-American Conference
Pat Fitzgerald (Texas), All-America First Team
Mike Bell (Arizona), All-Pac 10
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER
Served as a reserve offensive lineman for two seasons at Texas.
Was slated to enter the starting lineup for the Longhorns in 1993 before a diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia ended his playing career.