Kirby Wilson

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Kirby Wilson
Kirby Wilson in 2007.jpg
Wilson in 2007
Minnesota Vikings
Running backs coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-08-24) August 24, 1961 (age 52)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) Dorsey
College: Illinois
Debuted in 1983 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Last played in 1984 for the Toronto Argonauts
Coaching debut in 1985 for the Pasadena CC Lancers
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Kirby Keyes Wilson (born August 24, 1961) is an American football coach who is currently running backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League

Coaching career[edit]

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[1] in 1995 and over 2,100 yards[2] in 1996.

Pro career[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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[edit]

Wilson prepped at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles.

Personal Life[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1995.html
  2. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1996.html

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