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Curtis Modkins
Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs Coach
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Bio

5th year in NFL/3rd year with the Bills

 

Modkins enters his third season with the Buffalo Bills in 2012 as the offensive coordinator/running backs coach.  In 2011, Modkins guided the team’s offensive attack which featured a dynamic duo in the backfield of running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.

5th year in the NFL

3rd year with the Bills


     Modkins enters his third season with the Buffalo Bills in 2012 as the offensive coordinator/running backs coach.  In 2011, Modkins guided the team’s offensive attack which featured a dynamic duo in the backfield of running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.

The offense hit the following marks in last year’s campaign:
     Led the AFC and tied for fourth in the NFL with a 4.9 yards per carry average - fourth-best in Bills history and highest since 1975

     Posted a gain of 6.06 yards on first-down plays for fourth-best in the AFC

     RBs Fred Jackson (1st in AFC - 5.5) and C.J. Spiller (5th  in AFC - 5.2) both finished the year with an average of 5.0 yards or better

     Jackson and Spiller are the first Bills duo to average 5.0 yards or more in the same year. Prior to 2011, only four running backs in Bills history accomplished the feat (Cookie Gilchrist, Wray Carlton, Wayne Crow and O.J. Simpson)

     Before being placed on Injured Reserve, Jackson led the NFL with six 100-yard rushing games, second in scrimmage yards (1,376), third in rushing yards (934) and fourth in first downs (53) and yards per carry (5.5)

     Spiller proved to fill the role in Jackson’s absence and ranked fifth in the AFC with 563 yards from scrimmage in the final five games of the season

 

     In 2010, Buffalo was one of five AFC teams with a 3,000-yard passer and two players with 1,000 scrimmage yards (Stevie Johnson and Fred Jackson).  Below is a list of other highlights from the Bills offense in 2010:

     Buffalo’s 4.3 rushing yards per carry average ranked tied for sixth in the AFC

     Jackson produced a career-best seven touchdowns (five rushing)

     Rookie CJ Spiller ranked third among NFL rookies with 1,629 yards (283 rushing, 157 receiving, 1,014 kick return)

 

     Prior to joining the Bills, Modkins spent the 2009 season leading the Arizona Cardinals rushing attack to one of their most productive seasons in recent memory. Below is a list of some statistical highlights achieved by Arizona’s rushing offense under Modkins:

     1,494 rushing yards were the most the team has produced since 2004. 

     4.1 rushing yards per carry average was the highest since 2002. 

     16 rushing touchdowns ranked fifth in the NFC and produced the team’s highest total since 1984 (21). 

     Rookie RB Beanie Wells tied for first among rookies with seven rushing touchdowns and ranked second among rookies with 793 rushing yards.  Also averaged 4.5 yards per carry to rank third among rookies

     Wells was selected to the all-rookie team by a number of national publications

 

     Prior to breaking into the NFL as a running backs coach in 2008 with the Kansas City Chiefs, Modkins was named offensive coordinator at Colorado State but left shortly after for the opportunity in the NFL.

 

     From 2002-07, he worked at Georgia Tech coaching defensive backs in 2002 and running backs from 2003-07.  Below are a list of statistical highlights from his time at Georgia Tech:

     Rushing offense led the ACC with 2,591 rushing yards (199.3 per game) and 28 touchdowns

     RB P.J. Daniels (2003) and Tashard Choice (2006-07) led the ACC in rushing under Modkins tutelage.  Both players developed into fourth-round NFL draft picks – Daniels 132nd overall to Baltimore in 2006 and Choice 122nd overall in 2008 to Dallas.

 

     Modkins enjoyed a successful four-year tenure at New Mexico from 1998-2001 as the cornerbacks coach.

     New Mexico’s defense ranked in the top 20 nationally in 2000 and 2001

     The team posted 15 interceptions in both 2000 and 2001 seasons

 

     He started his coaching career at his alma mater TCU, where he served as a graduate assistant in 1995; secondary coach in 1996; tight ends coach in 1997. 

 

     Modkins interned in the NFL on three different occasions through the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program.

     1997 with the Philadelphia Eagles (head coach Ray Rhodes)

     1999 with the Dallas Cowboys (head coach Chan Gailey)

     2005 with the Pittsburgh Steelers (head coach Bill Cowher)

 

PERSONAL

Modkins was a three-year starter for TCU and a led the Horned Frogs in rushing from 1990-92. … Finished his career third on the school’s all-time rushing list with 2,763 yards and was twice named second team all-Southwest Conference … Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 1993 and earned his M.L.A. degree in 1997 … he and his wife, Kristi, have four children – Ciera, Jett, Mariah and Dash.

 

NFL

2010-   Buffalo Bills    Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs

2009    Arizona Cardinals   Running Backs

2008    Kansas City Chiefs   Running Backs

             

COLLEGE                              

2002-07                        Georgia Tech              DBs (’02)/RBs (’03-’07)

1998-01                        New Mexico               Cornerbacks

1995-97                        TCU Grad Asst/Secondary/Tight Ends

 

 

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