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David Merritt (born September 8, 1971) is an American football coach for the Kansas City Chiefs for the National Football League and former linebacker who served as the defensive backs coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State.
|Kansas City Chiefs|
|Born:||September 8, 1971|
Raleigh, North Carolina
|High school:||Raleigh (NC) Millbrook|
|College:||North Carolina State|
|NFL Draft:||1993 / Round: 7 / Pick: 191|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
New York JetsEdit
New York GiantsEdit
Merritt was hired by the New York Giants as a defensive assistant and quality control coach in 2004. In 2006, he was promoted to secondary and safeties coach. Merritt won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI with the Giants, both times defeating the New England Patriots.
On February 21, 2018, Merritt was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as their new defensive backs coach.
Kansas City ChiefsEdit
On February 8, 2019, Merritt was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs as their new defensive backs coach. Merritt won his third Super Bowl ring when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.