It was announced today that Pittsburgh Steelers’ Special Teams Assistant Coach Amos Jones will fill in for Kirby Wilson who was badly injured in a fire at his home. The accident happened on January 6th just days before the Steelers traveled to Denver for their AFC Wild-Card game with the Broncos.
Wilson suffered severe burns over 30-50% of his body but thankfully, they were not considered life-threatening. Still, Wilson is not fully recovered and will need more time to heal. Jones, who is 52 years old, was a safety and running back at the University of Alabama and played under legendary Head Coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant.
His coaching travels have seen him in the college ranks, most recently at Mississippi State, and in the professional ranks in Canada. He has been on the Steelers’ staff since 2007.