Mawae Among Bills Minority Coaching Fellows

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The Buffalo Bills selected Antwon Bailey, Michael Grant, Matthew Scott, Jamar Nesbit and Kevin Mawae as the 2013 Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship participants.  Bailey, Grant, Scott, Nesbit and Mawae assist the Bills' coaching staff during training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, NY.

Bailey worked with the Bills' running backs. A graduate of Syracuse University, Bailey, who amassed 2,144 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns over 44 games with the Orange, is currently the offensive coordinator at his alma mater St. Johns College High School in Washington, D.C.

Grant assisted with the Bills' defensive backs. The former University of Nebraska quarterback has more than 20 years of coaching experience, including his current stint at North Texas University, where he is in his inaugural season as the Mean Green's wide receivers coach.

Scott supported the Bills' linebacking corps. He is entering his fourth season at the University of Albany, where he coaches cornerbacks in addition to working with special teams.

Nesbit assists the offensive line. The 11-year NFL veteran originally signed with the Carolina Panthers, where he played for four seasons, before spending the 2003 season with Jacksonville. He then signed with New Orleans in 2004, and, under the tutelage of then Saints' offensive coordinator and current Bills' head coach Doug Marrone, competed from 2006 to 2009. Nesbit currently serves as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for EZ Executive Search in Charlotte, NC.

Mawae joined the Bills' offensive line staff on Aug. 5. The Savannah, Ga. native played 16 seasons in the NFL, including stints with Seattle, Tennessee and the Jets, prior to announcing his retirement following the 2009 season. An eight-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection, Mawae was named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. In addition, the former Louisiana State University standout was recently inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Bailey, Grant, Scott, Nesbit and Mawae join Bills' running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley as fellow recipients of the honor. Wheatley earned the distinction twice, with Tampa Bay in July 2006 and Pittsburgh in June 2008.

The Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship is designed to expose talented minority college coaches to the methods and philosophies of Summer NFL training camps. Walsh introduced the idea to the league in 1987 when he brought in a group of such coaches into his San Francisco 49ers training camp. Eventually every NFL team became a participant in the program.

The Buffalo Bills have participated in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship program since 1989.

Below is a list of Buffalo's participants in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship program.

1989
Curtis Jones, Southern Methodist University
Mac Singleton, Harvard

1990:     
Bobby Turner, Ohio State
Lenny Willis, Boston College

1991:    
Rudy Hughes, Lehigh University
Ricky Porter, Slippery Rock

1992:     
Juan Castillo, Texas A & I
Gary Emanuel, Syracuse

1993:    
Ron Sharpless, Virginia Tech.
Sherman Smith, Illinois

1994:    

Dwayne Dixon, Florida
Jethro Franklin, Fresno State

1995:    

Louis Garza, Southwest Texas State
Buddy Wyatt, Minnesota

1996:    
Art Valero, Utah State
Theo Young, Rice

1997:     
Sanders Shivers, Howard
Donnie Roberts, Lehigh

1998:     
David Moody, Jr, Texas Tech
Vernon Perry, Prairie View A&M

1999:    
James Saxton, Rutgers
Dennis Simmons, Cornell

2000:     
Derrick Burroughs
Andrew Dees, Stony Brook

2001:     
Reginald Brown, Texas Southern
Ricky Hunley, Florida

2002:     
Reginald Brown, Texas Southern
O'Neill Gilbert, no affiliation

2003:     
Barry Foster, NFLEL
Robert Lyles, AFL

2004:     
Joe Bowden, NFLEL Coaching intern
Tim Lester, NFLEL Coaching intern

2005:     
Broderick Lee Fobbs, Northwestern State
Antonio Goss, University at Buffalo and former NFL player
Ernie Mills, former NFL player

2006:    
Steve Little, Trinity International
Adrian White, Former NFLEL coach and NFL player

2007:     
Steve Little, Trinity International
Nathan Poole, former NFL player
Adrian White, former NFL player

2008:     
Jeff Burris, former NFL player
Kenneth Ray, North Carolina A&T

2009:     
Michael Barrow, former NFL player
Dwayne Foster, Prairie View A&M

2010:     
Ricky Brumfield, Fairmont State
Steve Ellis, Middle Tennessee State
Brian Jean-Mary, Louisville
Dennis Springer, Indiana   

2011:     
Jamal Fobbs, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Ernest Jones, University at Buffalo
William Inge, University at Buffalo

2012:     
Eugene Daniel, former NFL player
Keith Higdon, Tuskegee
Rashaan Jordan, Brockport
Gabe Northern, Prairie View A&M

*2013:    *Antwon Bailey, St. Johns College High School
Michael Grant, North Texas University
Matthew Scott, University of Albany
Jamar Nesbit, former NFL player
Kevin Mawae, fomer NFL player



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