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Greg Roman named offensive coordinator


ORCHARD PARK, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced that Greg Roman has been hired as the team's offensive coordinator.

Roman spent the past four seasons as the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator, during which time the 49ers advanced through seven playoffs rounds—including a trip to Super Bowl XLVII in 2012. The 49ers held a 5-3 playoff record during Roman's tenure in San Francisco.

Including playoffs, the 49ers had an overall record of 49-22-1 during Roman's four seasons with the team—the third best mark in the league over that time span. The 49ers also excelled at protecting the ball under Roman, only committing 66 turnovers from 2011 to 2014 which tied with the New England Patriots for the least in the NFL.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Roman gained NFL experience as a member of the coaching staffs of the Carolina Panthers (1995-2001), Houston Texans (2002-03) and Baltimore Ravens (2006-07). He also spent two seasons (2009-10) on Jim Harbaugh's coaching staff at Stanford.

Roman joined Stanford in 2009 as the running game coordinator, with position responsibilities of tight ends and offensive tackles. In 2010, he kept those responsibilities, but also added the duties of associate coach and assistant head coach of the offense.

During his time at Stanford, the Cardinal posted a 20-6 record, which was the best over a two-year span in the University's history. He mentored two Heisman runner-up candidates in QB Andrew Luck (2010) and RB Toby Gerhart (2009). Over those two seasons, the Cardinal allowed a total of 13 sacks on offense, which marked the fewest over that time span in the nation. Stanford allowed just seven sacks in 2009 and six sacks in 2010, ranking 2nd in the nation both years.

Before arriving at Stanford, Roman served as an assistant coach for a Baltimore Ravens team that captured the 2006 AFC North Division title with a regular season mark of 13-3 where he coached alongside Bills head coach Rex Ryan.

A three-year letter-winner and two-year starting defensive lineman at John Carroll University from 1990-93, Roman earned All-Ohio Conference honorable mention honors following his senior season.

A native of Ventnor, N.J. and a graduate of Holy Spirit High School, Greg and his wife, Dana, have three children, Connor, Gregory and Emily Grace.

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