Lemuel Jeanpierre enters his second season with the Raiders as assistant offensive line coach, bringing eight years of NFL experience to the post.
In his first season with the Raiders in 2018, Jeanpierre helped tutor an offensive line that featured two rookie tackles in first-round selection T Kolton Miller and third-round selection T Brandon Parker. Miller became the first rookie offensive lineman to start every contest for the Raiders since 2011 and just the 16th Raiders rookie overall to do so since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Due to injuries on the line, Parker worked his way into a starting role, appearing in 15 contests with 12 consecutive starts to finish his rookie campaign. Additionally, Jeanpierre helped produce two Pro Bowl alternates on the line in C Rodney Hudson and G/T Kelechi Osemele.
Under Jeanpierre’s tutelage, the offensive line helped the Raiders connect on 382-of-556 pass attempts for a completion percentage of 68.7, a mark that ranked fifth in the NFL and set a new franchise record. Behind the offensive line, QB Derek Carr set a franchise record with 332 consecutive pass attempts without an interception in addition to recording career highs in passing yards (4,049), completion percentage (68.9), passes completed (381) and yards per attempt (7.3 avg.).
As an offensive assistant with the Seahawks in 2017, Jeanpierre’s primary responsibilities were tutoring the offensive line, where he worked closely with current Raiders offensive line coach Tom Cable.
During his one season on Seattle’s coaching staff, Jeanpierre helped mentor T Duane Brown as he earned his fourth Pro Bowl honor after joining Seattle in Week 2. Brown and the men upfront also helped QB Russell Wilson record a league-high 34 touchdown passes, the first time in Wilson’s career leading the league in passing scores.
PERSONAL: Native of Gretna, La. …Originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2010…Played center and guard with the Seahawks, helping capture three NFC West titles, two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl XLVIII victory…Appeared in 63 games with 11 starts from 2011-15 and was part of an offensive line that helped Seattle’s running game lead the league with 144.4 yards per game over that span…Played collegiately at South Carolina, where he played on defense for his first two seasons before transitioning to the offensive line…Earned a degree in retail management from South Carolina before signing with the Seahawks…He and his wife, Jaylene, have two children, a son, Isaiah, and daughter, Yana.