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This is a 2019 photo of Giff Smith of the Los Angeles Chargers NFL football team. This image reflects the Los Angeles Chargers active roster as of Monday, June 10, 2019 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Giff Smith

Defensive Line

College: Georgia Southern

Hometown: Mabelton, Ga.

Experience: 9 years


Long-time defensive line coach Giff Smith heads into his third season coaching the position for the Chargers. In season two with the Bolts, Smith's instruction helped Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram move higher on the team's all-time sacks list — Bosa finishing the season ranked 10th with 28.5 career sacks and Ingram finishing ranked No. 7 with 42 sacks. In the Week 5 victory against Oakland, Ingram became just the second player in NFL history to have a sack, and interception and a rushing attempt in a single game, joining Jets linebacker Mo Lewis, who did so in 2000. Smith coached a defensive line in 2018 that had eight players post a sack.