Kirby Wilson (born August 24, 1961 in Los Angeles, CA) is a running backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League
Wilson has coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and the Washington Redskins. Wilson was hired in January 2007 as the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach after Dick Hoak retired. He was hired when Mike Tomlin took over the team after Bill Cowher resigned early in 2007. At the college level, Wilson has coached at Pasadena City College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Southern Illinois, Wyoming, USC and Iowa State. Kirby is a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity,Inc.
Prior to making the jump to the NFL, he coached RB Troy Davis to a year where he ran for over 2,000 yards in 1995 and over 2,100 yards in 1996 despite the team going a combined 5-17.
Wilson played two seasons in the Canadian Football League as a defensive back and kick returner for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts between 1983 and 1984.
Wilson played at the University of Illinois after transferring from Pasadena City College.
He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1989.
High school career
Wilson prepped at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles.
In the early morning hours of January 6, 2012, Wilson was injured after a fire broke out in his Seven Fields, PA home. Wilson was airlifted to UPMC Mercy where he was hospitalized for burn treatment.
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