This is a 2021 photo of Dom Capers of the Detroit Lions NFL football team. This image reflects the active staff as of February 1st 2021, when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Dom Capers

Senior Defensive Assistant


Dom Capers enters his 35th NFL season after joining the Lions as the team's senior defensive assistant in 2021. He most recently served in the same role for the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 and retains experience from nine other franchises, including 25 seasons as a head coach or defensive coordinator. Throughout his coaching career, Capers has tutored three former NFL Defensive Players of the Year in Rod Woodson (Pittsburgh, 1992), Jason Taylor (Miami, 2006) and Charles Woodson (Green Bay, 2009).