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Curtis Modkins
Running backs
Age:
47
College:
TCU
Hometown:
Marlin, Texas
Experience:
11

Curtis Modkins is in his first year as running backs coach for the Denver Broncos in 2018.

A 23-year coaching veteran, Modkins has spent the last 10 years in the NFL as an offensive coordinator or running backs coach. He has worked with three different 1,000-yard rushers during that span: C.J. Spiller with Buffalo in 2012, Reggie Bush with Detroit in 2013 and Jordan Howard with Chicago in 2017. 

Curtis Modkins is in his first year as running backs coach for the Denver Broncos in 2018.

A 23-year coaching veteran, Modkins has spent the last 10 years in the NFL as an offensive coordinator or running backs coach. He has worked with three different 1,000-yard rushers during that span: C.J. Spiller with Buffalo in 2012, Reggie Bush with Detroit in 2013 and Jordan Howard with Chicago in 2017. 

Coaching running backs for the Bears last season, Modkins helped Howard rank sixth in the NFL with 1,122 rushing yards while totaling five 100-yard rushing games. The second-year pro also posted a career-best nine rushing touchdowns to rank third in the NFL in that category.

Modkins served as offensive coordinator for San Francisco in 2016, helping the 49ers improve in several categories from the previous season. The team finished fourth in the NFL in rushing offense (126.2) as running back Carlos Hyde totaled a career-best 988 yards in just 13 starts. San Francisco also ranked second in the NFL in red zone efficiency (68.2%) while quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert combined for 21 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions.

Before joining San Francisco’s staff, Modkins spent three seasons as running backs coach for the Detroit Lions. Bush turned in his second career 1,000-yard rushing season (1,006 yds.) in 2013 and ranked fifth in the NFL with 108 scrimmage yards per game.

As offensive coordinator for Buffalo from 2010-12, Modkins directed a unit in which quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald topped 3,000 passing yards each season and wide receiver Stevie Johnson reached the 1,000-yard mark in each campaign. With Spiller earning his first Pro Bowl selection in 2012 after running for 1,244 yards, the Bills featured a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver for the first time in 10 seasons.

Modkins began his NFL career as running backs coach for Kansas City in 2008 and then coached the same position for Arizona in 2009 before becoming offensive coordinator the Bills.

Prior to coaching in the NFL, Modkins spent 13 years working at the collegiate level. He coached at Georgia Tech from 2002-07, instructing the school’s defensive backs his first year before switching sides to coach running backs for five seasons.

Modkins began his coaching career in 1995 as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Texas Christian University. He went on to coach the team’s secondary in 1996 and tight ends in 1997. Modkins spent the next four seasons coaching cornerbacks at the University of New Mexico before arriving at Georgia Tech.

A three-year starter and two-time All-Southwest Conference running back for TCU, Modkins finished his collegiate career ranked third in school history with 2,763 rushing yards.

Modkins was born on Nov. 15, 1970, in Marlin, Texas.

PRO BOWL PLAYERS COACHED (1): RB C.J. Spiller (2012).

*as coordinator or primary position coach

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Denver Broncos
Running Backs                                    2018

Chicago Bears
Running Backs                                    2017

San Francisco 49ers
Offensive Coordinator                          2016

Detroit Lions
Run Game Coordinator/Running Backs            2013-15 

Buffalo Bills
Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs 2010-12

Arizona Cardinals
Running Backs                                    2009

Kansas City Chiefs
Running Backs                                    2008 

Georgia Tech University
Running Backs                                    2003-07
Defensive Backs                                  2002

University of New Mexico
Cornerbacks                                        1998-2001

Texas Christian University
Tight Ends                                           1997
Secondary                                           1996

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