Former NFL wide receiver Ricky Proehl has interviewed for the Carolina Panthers receivers coach position, Darin Gantt of The Herald reports.
A third-round pick (58th overall) out of Wake Forest by the Phoenix Cardinals in 1990, Proehl caught 669 passes for 8,878 yards and 54 touchdowns in a 17-year career with the Cardinals (Phoenix/Arizona), Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, Panthers, and Indianapolis Colts.
Of the seven receivers the Panthers have signed for 2011, four entered the NFL in 2010, including third-round picks Armanti Edwards and Brandon LaFell, and sixth-round pick David Gettis, who started 13 games.
Last year’s receivers coach, Tyke Tolbert, followed John Fox to the Denver Broncos.
“I think he’d be really good at it,” retired Panthers receivers coach Richard Williamson said of his former pupil. “Obviously Ricky was always a student of the game, and he had success everywhere he went. But the biggest thing I think would help him is the way he communicates with the young guys.”