Tovar, 36, spent last season as a defensive assistant with the Miami Dolphins. Before that, he was Army's linebackers coach for two years.
After a standout career at Ohio State, Tovar was taken in the third round of the 1993 NFL draft. He played eight seasons in the league with the Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers.
Kansas hires Tovar to coach linebackers [ESPN]