coaches

Kelly Skipper
Running Backs

Bio

Kelly Skipper enters his first year with the Buffalo Bills in 2017 after being announced on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 as the team’s running backs coach.

RECENT HISTORY

2015-16: Spent the past two seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars running backs coach.

  • Skipper tutored 2015 second-round draft pick T.J. Yeldon, who ranked among the top rookie running backs in the league. Yeldon accounted for 740 rushing yards and 279 receiving yards in 2015, becoming the first Jaguars rookie to surpass 1,000 scrimmage yards since Maurice Jones-Drew (1,377) in 2006. Yeldon also placed third among AFC RBs this season with 84.9 scrimmage yards per game, trailing only LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory. The 22-year-old led AFC rookies with 740 rushing yards last season, and produced the fourth-most scrimmage yards (1,019) by an NFL rookie, trailing only Todd Gurley (1,294), Amari Cooper (1,067) and David Johnson (1,038).

Kelly Skipper enters his first year with the Buffalo Bills in 2017 after being announced on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 as the team’s running backs coach.

RECENT HISTORY

2015-16: Spent the past two seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars running backs coach.

  • Skipper tutored 2015 second-round draft pick T.J. Yeldon, who ranked among the top rookie running backs in the league. Yeldon accounted for 740 rushing yards and 279 receiving yards in 2015, becoming the first Jaguars rookie to surpass 1,000 scrimmage yards since Maurice Jones-Drew (1,377) in 2006. Yeldon also placed third among AFC RBs this season with 84.9 scrimmage yards per game, trailing only LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory. The 22-year-old led AFC rookies with 740 rushing yards last season, and produced the fourth-most scrimmage yards (1,019) by an NFL rookie, trailing only Todd Gurley (1,294), Amari Cooper (1,067) and David Johnson (1,038).