The Cleveland Browns hired former Alabama football players Freddie Kitchens and Amos Jones as assistant coaches, the National Football League team announced Wednesday.

Jones, who played at Alabama from 1978-80, will serve as special teams coordinator. The Aliceville native and Pickens Academy graduate has 37 years of coaching experience in the high school, collegiate and professional ranks.

“Amos has worked under really good coaches throughout his career and has helped develop some really good core special teamers,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said.

Kitchens, a three-year starter at quarterback at Alabama from 1995-97, will coach running backs and serve as associate head coach. He has spent 12 years coaching the NFL ranks after previously coaching seven years in the collegiate ranks.

Jones and Kitchens both coached with the Arizona Cardinals, Kitchens for the last 11 years and Jones for the past five seasons.