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Curtis Modkins
Running backs
Age:
47
College:
TCU
Hometown:
Marlin, Texas
Experience:
10
Modkins is a 23-year coaching veteran who 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 (1,244 yds.) with Buffalo in 2012, Reggie Bush (1,006 yds.) with Detroit in 2013 and Jordan Howard (1,122 yds.) with Chicago in 2017. 

Modkins is a 23-year coaching veteran who 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 (1,244 yds.) with Buffalo in 2012, Reggie Bush (1,006 yds.) with Detroit in 2013 and Jordan Howard (1,122 yds.) with Chicago in 2017.  

Coaching running backs for the Bears last season, Modkins helped Howard achieve his second-consecutive 1,000-yard season and rank third in the NFL with a career-best nine rushing touchdowns.

Modkins served as offensive coordinator for San Francisco in 2016, helping the 49ers rank second in the NFL in red zone efficiency (68.2%) and fourth in rushing offense (126.2 ypg).

Before joining San Francisco’s staff, Modkins spent three seasons as running backs coach for the Detroit Lions. Bush totaled a career-high 1,512 scrimmage yards (1,006 rushing / 506 receiving) playing for Modkins in 2013.

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, 1990, in Marlin, Texas.

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