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Alvis Whitted at a glance...
Playing career: Wide receiver at N.C. State, 1994-97; nine-year NFL veteran, 1998-2006 (Jacksonville, Atlanta, Oakland).
Alvis Whitted, a nine-year NFL veteran, is in his second season as wide receivers coach at Colorado State. Hired by Jim McElwain to serve as part of his inaugural CSU staff, Whitted officially joined the Rams on Feb. 7, 2012.
In his first season at Colorado State, Whitted guided sophomore Charles Lovett and senior Marquise Law to the best years of their careers. Lovett led the team with 35 receptions for 428 yards (12.2) and two touchdowns, while Law capped his collegiate career with 29 catches for 287 yards (13.3) and two scores, catching passes from three different starting quarterbacks because of injuries at the position.
Whitted (pronounced WHITT-id) came to Fort Collins in February 2012 after a brief stay at Appalachian State, following a year as offensive quality-control assistant on Rick Neuheisel's UCLA staff in 2011.
At UCLA, Whitted worked with wide receivers and special teams, and helped prepare the offense for games by heading the defensive scout team.
Before moving to Pasadena, Whitted spent the 2010 season at Division III Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., as wide receivers coach. There, he began to launch recruiting ties throughout the Southeastern U.S., and coached senior Michael Galatas, a first-team all-conference selection and the league Special Teams Player of the Year.
Following an impressive NFL playing tenure, Whitted began his coaching career as a high-school assistant at his alma mater, Orange High School in Hillsborough, N.C., from 2008-09.
Selected by Tom Coughlin and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (192nd overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft, Whitted played for three teams, including the Atlanta Falcons (2001) and Oakland Raiders (2002-06). In addition to Coughlin, who would go on to win two Super Bowls, Whitted's NFL head coaches included Dan Reeves, Norv Turner and Art Shell. He played under coaching staffs that included Dom Capers, Wade Phillips, Jim Harbaugh, Bobby Petrino, Frank Gansz and Dick Jauron.
Over a nine-year NFL career, Whittted played in 122 games with 24 starts, and caught 74 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. He also picked up 118 yards on 14 rushing attempts. As an occasional kickoff returner, he had 388 yards on 21 returns, including a 98-yard touchdown in 1999. A special-teams standout, he recorded 20 career coverage tackles.
Whitted played in a pair of AFC championship games, with Jacksonville in 2000 and Oakland in 2002, and helped the Raiders to a berth in Super Bowl XXXVII following the '02 season. His finest season was his last, 2006, when he started 13 games and established career highs with 27 receptions and 299 receiving yards.
A dominant return specialist at N.C. State (1994-97), he totaled 1,929 kickoff-return yards, No. 2 in school history at the time of his graduation, and currently third all-time. He owns two of the top 10 kickoff returns in Wolfpack annals, a 97-yard TD vs. Maryland in 1994 and a 96-yard score vs. Florida State in 1996.
Whitted's N.C. State athletic contributions on the track in the spring were just as valuable. A world-class sprinter as a four-time All-American, he holds the school records in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. At the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials, he finished sixth in the 200. On two occasions, the Atlantic Coast Conference named him its most valuable performer, and seven times he won an individual conference title. After being drafted into the NFL, he graduated with the H.C. Kennett Award, the most prestigious honor given to an N.C. State athlete each year.
A native of Durham, N.C., Whitted competed in football and track at Orange High School in Hillsborough, N.C. He won the 100 and 200 meters at the North Carolina state championship.
Whitted graduated from N.C. State in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in business management/finance. He is single.