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Chris Boniol
Assistant Special Teams

Chris Boniol, who played six years with three teams as a kicker in the National Football League, enters his first season with the Raiders. He was named to his current position on Feb. 6, 2014, after spending the previous four years as the assistant special teams coach with the Dallas Cowboys.

Chris Boniol, who played six years with three teams as a kicker in the National Football League, enters his first season with the Raiders. He was named to his current position on Feb. 6, 2014, after spending the previous four years as the assistant special teams coach with the Dallas Cowboys.

Boniol coached the kickers while assisting with the special teams units in Dallas from 2010-2013. Under his tutelage, Cowboys kickers combined to boot 11 game-winning field goals in four seasons. Last season, kicker Dan Bailey led the NFL in field-goal percentage, making 28-of-30 attempts (93.3 percent), and ranked fourth in the league with 52 touchbacks. The Cowboys’ special teams units also ranked fourth in the NFL in kickoff return average (25.5 avg.) and fifth in punt return average (12.5 avg.).

In 2012, Bailey led the NFL in field-goal percentage, nailing 29-of-31 attempts (93.5 percent). In 2011, Bailey was named to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team after connecting on 32-of-37 field-goals, including 26 straight attempts. 

In his first season in Dallas, Boniol coached punter Mat McBriar, who led the NFL with a 47.9-yard punting average. McBriar also led the league with a 41.7-yard net punting average. In his first season as a pro coach, Boniol’s mentorship of Dallas kicker David Buehler saw the second-year player convert 24-of-32 field goals and 42-of-44 PAT tries, while also forcing 22 touchbacks. Buehler’s field-goal percentage (75.0) ranked sixth in franchise history among rookie or first-year kickers. Overall, his 114 points tied for fourth among the same group while his 22 touchbacks were the third-most in a season in franchise history.

Boniol enjoyed a six-year pro career, playing for three different NFL teams. From 1994-96, Boniol converted 118-of-121 PATs and 81-of-93 (87.1 percent) of his field goals while helping the Cowboys to the Super Bowl XXX Championship. Boniol then played two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles (1997-98) and one with the Chicago Bears (1999). Boniol enjoyed his finest season as a pro in 1995, drilling 27-of-28 (96.4 percent) field goal attempts and 46-of-48 PATs to finish with 127 points – tying the fourth-most points in a season by a Cowboy. Boniol finished his pro career 128-of-163 (78.5 percent) on field goals and 183-of-189 on PATs for 567 total points.

Following his football career, Boniol began teaching high school math and coaching prep football in Lewisville, Texas. Boniol also served as a private coach for high school and college student athletes.

PERSONAL: Attended Alexandria (La.) High School, lettering as a kicker and playing catcher for the school’s baseball team…Kicked at Louisiana Tech, finishing his collegiate career ranked third on the school’s all-time scoring chart…Returned to school following his football career, earning a degree in general studies at Louisiana State in 2001…Taught high school math and coached football prior to beginning pro coaching career…He and his wife, Christine, have two sons, Gaige and Garin.

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