CSU football loses wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted to the NFL

Colorado State head football coach Mike Bobo told the media at the beginning of the offseason that he was looking forward to potentially being able to keep his entire staff. Unfortunately for Bobo, he may have spoke too soon, as three assistants have now accepted positions elsewhere in the past week.

Cornerbacks coach Eric Lewis started things by taking the same position with Boston College, and strength coach Ryan Davis is now working in the BIG-10 for the University of Maryland. Though, the biggest news was on Tuesday night, when the Coloradoan confirmed that wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted is leaving Fort Collins to join the Green Bay Packers.

Whitted, 44, played nine seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders, before breaking into coaching. Originally hired by Jim McElwain in 2012, Whitted has been CSU’s wide receivers coach for the last seven seasons, coaching three All-Americans and two Biletnikoff finalists in the process.

Widely credited for the development of former stars like Joe Hansley, Rashard Higgins, Michael Gallup, Bisi Johnson and Preston Williams, Whitted earned CSU the nickname, ‘Wide Receiver U’.

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