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Kirk Olivadotti Fostered NFL Linebackers For The Georgia Bulldogs

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 16, 2014 – 4:58 pm

For 11 years Kirk Olivadotti served the Redskins in six different roles.

He paid his dues working quality control, taught defensive backs, special teams, defensive line and linebackers and acted as a defensive assistant.

The Redskins announced him as the new inside linebackers coach under Jay Gruden’s staff on Wednesday. Olivadotti is one of 11 assistant coaches to devote at least 10 years to the Redskins.

The man of many specialties distinguished himself as a developer of linebackers in his time away from Washington. 



From 2011-2013 Olivadotti coached inside linebackers at Georgia, developing NFL talent that impacted the league in 2013.

After playing under Olivadotti, Alec Ogletree was a first round pick (30th overall) of the St. Louis Rams in the 2013 NFL Draft. Ogletree started every game for St. Louis, returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown and led the Rams in tackling with 117 combined stops (94 solo). In his final year at Georgia, Ogletree racked up 111 tackles, three sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. He earned Phil Steele All-America Third Team and All-SEC First Team honors.

Under Olivadotti, Akeem Dent started 29 games for the Bulldogs and received second All-SEC second team honors in 2010. The Atlanta Falcons drafted Dent in the third round (91st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He’s started 20 games in three years with Atlanta.



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