Run and shoot offense

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This article is about American football. For basketball, see Run and gun (basketball).

The run and shoot offense is an offensive system for American football which emphasizes receiver motion and on-the-fly adjustments of receivers' routes in response to different defenses. It was conceived by former Middletown, Ohio, High School football coach Glenn "Tiger" Ellison and refined and popularized by former Portland State Offensive Coordinator Darell "Mouse" Davis.

The Run & Shoot system uses a formation consisting of one running back and between two and four wide receivers. This system makes extensive use of receiver motion (having a receiver suddenly change position by running left or right, parallel to the line of scrimmage, just before the ball is snapped), both to create advantageous mismatches with the opposing defensive players and to help reveal what coverage the defense is using.

The basic idea behind the Run & Shoot is a flexible offense that adjusts "on the fly," as the receivers are free to adjust their routes as they are running them in response to the defensive coverage employed. The quarterback, as a result, also has to read and react to the defense's coverages in a more improvised manner than with other offensive systems.

In the purest form of the offense, the proper complement would consist of two wide receivers lined up on the outside edges of the formation and two "slotbacks" (running backs who are capable of catching the ball as well as running with it, e.g. Ricky Sanders and Richard Johnson of the USFL's Houston Gamblers) lined up just outside and behind the two offensive tackles.

Many of the National Football League teams that used the Run & Shoot in the early 1990s used true wide receivers in all four receiving positions. The types of running backs used varied from smaller backs who could catch passes to big, bruising running backs who could run with power. The frequent passing plays run out of this formation tend to spread out the defense's players. If repeated pass plays work, the defense is not as prepared for running plays; running the ball between the offensive tackles, or just off-tackle, is now possible and more likely to succeed.

At the Collegiate level, the 1989 Houston Cougars football team demonstrated the scoring potential of the run and shoot offense as quarterback Andre Ware set 26 NCAA records and won the Heisman Trophy while the #14 ranked Cougars finished the season 9-2. The Cougars were disallowed from having its football games televised or playing in a Bowl Game that season due to NCAA sanctions imposed some years earlier. The following two seasons Houston quarterback David Klingler continued the success of the run and shoot throwing for 9,430 yards and 91 touchdowns, including 716 yards and 11 touchdown passes in a single game which were all records. Quarterbacks Ware and Klingler were both drafted in the NFL first round. The success of Houston's run and shoot offense and the inability of its record setting quarterbacks to translate their success into the NFL lead to the label of being a "system quarterback".

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Press-Enterprise, an independent news source whose coverage area spans four of Southern California's largest counties, noted that "the team's Silver Stretch Run 'n' Shoot offense," inspired by Mouse Davis, mentor of Coyote coach J David Miller "and the pioneer of the modern four-wide offense, has paid great dividends over the SoCal Coyotes first five seasons." [1]

Formation History[edit]

The original inventor of the Run & Shoot, Tiger Ellison, first started out with a formation that overloaded the left side of the offensive line for his scrambling quarterback. He called it "The Lonesome Polecat.[disambiguation needed]"

A year later, he came back with a more balanced formation that is similar to the diagram below. The formation bears a strong resemblance to the Flexbone offense.

  • WR................LT.LG.C.RG.RT...............WR
  • ...........SB................QB................SB
  • .................................FB

Other variations of the above formation are similar to the way spread offenses like to set up their systems. Originally, the run and shoot was set up so that the quarterback would be positioned behind the center in a single back position, with the single running back lined up a few yards back. Later, during his tenure with the University of Hawaii, June Jones used quarterback Colt Brennan out of the shotgun. In this case the running back is offset to the right of the quarterback (as in the formation below).

  • X.........LT.LG.C.RG.RT...........Z
  • ......W................................Y
  • ......................QB...SB

Another formation that can often be seen with the run and shoot is the "trips" formation, where three wide receivers are situated to the right or left side of the line of scrimmage. Most of the time, this formation will be created out of motion when the W or Y receiver moves to the opposite side of the formation.

  • X........LT.LG.C.RG.RT..................Z
  • .........................................W.....Y
  • .....................QB..SB

Running the Run & Shoot[edit]

Player and motion names[edit]

Every team has its own specific naming conventions, but they all have the same basic principles. To make diagramming plays easier, the receivers used in the Run & Shoot are often given standardized names depending on their position. One way to do this is to label the receivers, from left to right, X, W (for "Wing"), Y, and Z, with the running back being called an S-Back (for Singleback or Superback).

The initial movements of the receivers can also be labelled by using code names for "left" and "right" such as "Lil and Rob," "Liz and Rip," or "Lion and Ram." As an example, a quarterback may call an "X Liz, W Liz, Y Go, Z Rip, SB flat", which tells the X and W receivers to run to their left, the Y receiver to run a go (or fly) route, the Z receiver to run to his right, and the S-Back to run to the flat (close to the line of scrimmage and toward the sideline).

Key Concepts[edit]

  • Throw to the open receiver.
  • If the QB reads 5 or less in the box, run the football. This means that traditional defensive formations using a 3-4 or 4-3 front will have moved 2 defenders outside of the "box" for coverage help. The "box" is the area about a yard outside of the tight end or offensive tackle on one side of the line to the other offensive tackle/tight end on the other side of the line and about 5 yards beyond the line of scrimmage.
  • Use motion and formations to spread the defense out and anticipate what the defense is going to do. If one uses motion and the defensive back follows the motioning receiver, they are probably playing man coverage or blitzing. If no defensive back follows the motion receiver, then they are probably playing zone defense.

Key Plays[edit]

  • 50 Series (3 Step Drop by Quarterback): 4 Verticals, 52/53 (OWRs run inside posts and Slotbacks run to flats), 4 Quick Outs
  • Z Slide: X runs hook vs. deep zone, vertical vs. cloud or normal man/zone coverage. W motions and runs bubble screen vs. zone or wheel route vs. man. Y runs dig in vs. man coverage and settles underneath vs. zone coverage. Z runs vertical.
  • Z Go: X runs vertical. W motions and runs vertical/inside post reading weak safety. Y runs flat with wheel route option vs. man coverage or bubble screen vs. zone coverage. Z runs vertical.
  • Z Choice: X runs vertical. W runs inside post (hook in middle of post vs. zone). Y motions left and runs vertical (or deep inside post reading weak safety or dig in vs. man coverage). Z runs dig out vs. inside leverage, deep inside post vs. outside leverage, or fade vs. cloud coverage.
  • X Choice: X runs dig out vs. man coverage or inside post vs. zone coverage. W motions and runs vertical vs. man coverage or dig in vs. zone coverage. Y runs dig in vs. man coverage, settling in underneath vs. zone coverage. Z runs vertical.
  • Z Switch: X runs inside and reads weak safety for vertical. W motions inside then back, runs outside and runs vertical vs. man coverage or hooks vs. zone coverage. Y runs vertical and reads weak safety. Z runs vertical.
  • 18-19 Run: Speed Option ran away from Trips Formation.
  • 74-75 Run: Counter Trap with RB aiming for B or C Gap.
  • 80-81 Run: Draw with RB reading blockers for A or B Gap.
  • 84-85 Run: Dive with RB aiming for A Gap.
  • 88-89 Run: Off Tackle with RB aiming for C Gap outside.
  • Dive Run: RB hits A Gap off shoulder of Center.

Advantages of the Run & Shoot[edit]

  • Forces the defense to switch to 4 DB or 5 DB formations, often substituting shorter and thinner DBs in place of taller and thicker LBs. This allows the offense an advantage in the running game as it often employs a bigger RB to help block and run in between the tackles. By incorporating inside running plays, the much bigger RB (usually 220-240 pounds) would be able to get more yards after going up against DBs who are usually 180-200 pounds in weight. This also allows wide receivers to have a better ability to break tackle by a 190 pound DB as opposed to a 240 pound LB.
  • By reading the DB, the WRs are able to run routes to uncovered areas in zone coverage or simply beat their defender in coverage. This allows the QB to go down the field vertically or take what the defense gives him and go underneath (throw short passes in front of the defensive coverage personnel) to let his WR get yards after the catch (hopefully "make a play"). Since a lot of the routes are downfield to vertically challenge the outside and seams, successful QBs can not only put up staggering numbers but it also allows them to put up very high yard per completion numbers.
  • Personnel combinations never need to be changed because they are not dictated by the defensive coverage. As a result, a team can go down the field using the same personnel without having to change from their base formation due to what the defense has lined up in.
  • The offense allows for wide open running lanes inside and allows for running backs to maximize the 10-14 carries a game they may get as opposed to running the ball 25 times but less successfully per carry.

Disadvantages of the Run & Shoot[edit]

There are several potential disadvantages to using a Run & Shoot offense:

  • Since the formation does not use any tight ends or fullbacks, the quarterback is at increased risk for being hit or sacked since there are fewer players available to block a defense's blitz.
  • Teams often use a strong running game to keep possession of the football, especially at times when it would be advantageous for them to run out the clock. A criticism of the Run & Shoot offense is that teams would often continue to rely upon the pass rather than establish the run to finish off a game. One example of this is the 1992 AFC Wild Card game where the Houston Oilers, after earning a 35-3 lead against the Buffalo Bills, rather than winding the clock down with the running game and preserving the lead for the victory, called 22 pass plays against only four runs in the second half and eventually lost the game by a score of 41-38. Alternatives like the Spread offense have been preferred over the Run & Shoot in part because they place more emphasis on the running game.
  • Many commentators noted that the Run & Shoot is less effective in the "Red Zone," when the offense is less than 20 yards from the goal line. In this area the offense has less room to move around and cannot spread the defense out as in other areas of the field.

Roster Positions for the Run and Shoot[edit]

  • Quarterbacks often have to be either mobile or have a very quick release if they are not mobile. Having a lot of arm strength is not a requirement but they need to have enough to make various throws. Jim Kelly was 6'3" and around 215 pounds. Andre Ware was 6'2" and around 200 pounds. David Klingler was 6'3" and around 210 pounds. Colt Brennan was 6'2" and around 205 pounds. Warren Moon was 6'3" and around 215 pounds.
  • Halfbacks need to be built much like fullbacks as they often have to deal with no lead blocker and are often the only defense to blitzers for the QB's protection. Chuck Weatherspoon was 5'7" and around 230 pounds. Craig Heyward was 5'11" and around 240 pounds. Dorsey Levens was 6'1" and around 230 pounds. Kimble Anders was 5'11" and around 230 pounds. Lamar Smith was 5'11" and around 230 pounds. Gary Brown was 5'11" and around 230 pounds.
  • Wide Receivers can vary although Mouse Davis was prone to opting for shorter receivers who were more explosive due to their smaller size. Andre Rison was 6'1" and around 190 pounds. Sterling Sharpe was 6'0" and around 210 pounds. Drew Hill was 5'9" and around 170 pounds. Ernest Givins was 5'9" and around 180 pounds. Haywood Jeffries was 6'2" and around 200 pounds. Eric Metcalf was 5'10" and around 190 pounds. Michael Haynes was 6'0" and around 190 pounds. Jason Phillips was 5'7" and around 170 pounds. Davone Bess was 5'10" and around 190 pounds.
  • Offensive Linemen need to be stout in pass protection and fast/agile enough to drop back constantly. Jamie Dukes was 6'1" and around 290 pounds. Bill Fralic was 6'5" and around 280 pounds. Chris Hinton was 6'4" and around 300 pounds. Bob Whitfield was 6'5" and around 310 pounds. Lomas Brown was 6'4" and around 280 pounds. Bruce Matthews was 6'5" and around 300 pounds. Mike Munchak was 6'3" and around 280 pounds. Don Maggs was 6'5" and around 290 pounds.

Evolution of the Run & Shoot Through the Years[edit]

  • As more coaches incorporated the Run & Shoot as an offense, several coaches continued to fine-tune and put their own touches on the offense as the years went by. Mouse Davis initially incorporated a straight forward, more balanced offensive attack that featured half rolls to the right or left, where the QB would settle behind the OG and OT. Mouse also featured his QBs under center and preferred using shorter, thinner wide receivers due to their ability to quickly change direction. The offense also typically preferred to be designed around quick, short to intermediate passes that would get the ball out of the quarterback's hand faster.
  • John Jenkins was one of the first coaches to start tinkering with the Run & Shoot. He started incorporating more of an aggressive, vertical attack within the offense preferring to challenge defenders deep. Jenkins not only preferred throwing the ball down the field but also heavily favored throwing the ball and used the running backs more as a change of pace in comparison to what Mouse Davis did with the Houston Gamblers and Detroit Lions.
  • Upon being named head coach at the University of Hawai'i, June Jones started tweaking the Run & Shoot as well. He largely eliminated the half roll system and removed the QB from underneath the center, setting him up in the Shotgun instead. This allowed for a bit more pocket time while keeping his QB further away from defenders.
  • As he moved around as an NFL offensive coordinator, Kevin Gilbride started incorporating more of the Erhardt-Perkins offensive system while featuring more of the running back and also utilizing a tight end as both a blocker and an intermediate receiving threat. While Gilbride largely kept Run & Shoot concepts in relation to reading and diagnosing coverages, he also began to tie in more of an accepted Pro Style in regards to emphasizing the running game.

Teams Which Ran Run & Shoot Offense or Heavily Used Concepts[edit]

  • 1974 Portland State University (OC Mouse Davis): 5-6 ... Scored 272 Points ... QB Mike Gardner threw for 2,001 and 11 TD. RB Gene Woodard ran for 553 yards. WR John Mills had 62 catches for 740 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1975 Portland State University (HC Mouse Davis): 8-3 ... Scored 366 Points ... QB June Jones threw for 2,280 and 25 TD. RB Byron Chambers ran for 533 yards and 5 TD. WR John Mills had 58 catches. WR Scott Saxton had 1,091 yards and 8 TD.
  • 1976 Portland State University (HC Mouse Davis): 8-3 ... Scored 457 Points ... QB June Jones threw for 3,518 and 25 TD. RB Jeff Salta ran for 673 yards and 21 TD. WR Dave Stief had 47 catches for 863 yards. WR Mel deLaura had 9 TD.
  • 1977 Portland State University (HC Mouse Davis): 7-4 ... Scored 416 Points ... QB Mike Atwood threw for 1,974 and 14 TD. QB Neil Lomax threw for 1,670 and 18 TD. RB Jeff Salta ran for 447 yards. WR Dave Stief had 52 catches for 909 yards and 12 TD.
  • 1978 Portland State University (HC Mouse Davis): 5-6 ... Scored 337 Points ... QB Neil Lomax threw for 3,506 and 26 TD. RB Joel Sigel ran for 725 yards and 15 TD. WR John Urness had 57 catches for 1,052 yards and 6 TD. WR Stuart Gaussion had 6 TD.
  • 1979 University of Minnesota (OC Mike Shanahan):[2] 4-6-1 ... Scored 264 Points ... QB Mark Carlson threw for 2,188 and 11 TD. RB Garry White ran for 861 yards and 6 TD. RB Marion Barber ran for 526 yards and 12 TD. WR Elmer Bailey had 37 catches for 552 yards and 7 TD.
  • 1979 Portland State University (HC Mouse Davis): 6-5 ... Scored 377 Points ... QB Neil Lomax threw for 3,950 and 26 TD. RB Joel Sigel ran for 646 yards and 12 TD. WR Stuart Gaussion had 90 catches for 1,132 yards and 8 TD.
  • 1980 University of Florida (HC Charley Pell, OC Mike Shanahan): 8-4 ... Scored 246 Points ... QB Wayne Peace threw for 1,271 and 5 TD. RB James Jones ran for 657 yards and 4 TD. WR Cris Collinsworth had 40 catches for 599 yards and 3 TD. WR Tyrone Young had 24 catches for 468 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1980 Portland State University (HC Mouse Davis): 8-3 ... Scored 541 Points ... QB Neil Lomax threw for 4,094 and 37 TD. RB Joel Sigel ran for 340 yards and 9 TD. WR Clint Didier had 1,091 yards. WR Kenny Johnson had 72 catches.
  • 1981 University of California (HC Roger Theder, OC Mouse Davis) *7 Games
  • 1981 University of Florida (HC Charley Pell, OC Mike Shanahan): 7-5 ... Scored 284 Points ... QB Wayne Peace threw for 1,803 and 11 TD. RB James Jones ran for 617 yards and 9 TD. WR Spencer Jackson had 39 catches for 449 yards and 5 TD. WR Broughton Lane had 29 catches for 426 yards and 2 TD.
  • 1982 University of Florida (HC Charley Pell, OC Mike Shanahan): 8-4 ... Scored 296 Points ... QB Wayne Peace threw for 2,053 and 8 TD. RB James Jones ran for 752 yards and 4 TD. RB Lorenzo Hampton ran for 664 yards and 6 TD. RB Neal Anderson ran for 449 yards and 6 TD. RB John L. Williams ran for 404 yards and 4 TD. WR Dwayne Dixon had 45 catches for 589 yards and 2 TD. WR/TE Mike Mularkey had 29 catches for 356 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1982 Toronto Argonaurs (OC Mouse Davis):
  • 1983 University of Florida (HC Charley Pell, OC Mike Shanahan): 9-2-1 ... Scored 304 Points ... QB Wayne Peace threw for 2,079 and 10 TD. RB Neal Anderson ran for 835 yards and 9 TD. RB Lorenzo Hampton ran for 465 yards and 2 TD. RB John L. Williams ran for 553 yards and 5 TD. WR Dwayne Dixon had 47 catches for 596 yards and 2 TD. WR Broughton Lang had 24 catches for 326 yards and 2 TD.
  • 1984 Houston Gamblers (HC Jack Pardee, OC Mouse Davis, QB/RB John Jenkins, WR June Jones): 13-5 ... Scored 618 Points ... QB Jim Kelly threw for 5,219 and 44 TD. RB Todd Fowler ran for 1,003 yards and 11 TD. RB Sam Harrell ran for 697 yards and 14 TD. WR Robert Johnson had 115 catches for 1,455 yards and 15 TD. WR Ricky Sanders had 101 catches for 1,378 yards and 11 TD. WR Scott McGhee had 40 catches for 637 yards and 5 TD. WR Greg Moser had 36 catches for 685 yards and 4 TD. WR Gerald McNeil had 33 catches for 501 yards and 1 TD. WR Clarence Verdin had 16 catches for 315 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1985 Denver Gold (HC Mouse Davis, OC June Jones): QB Bob Gagliano threw for 2,695 and 13 TD. QB Vince Evans threw for 2,559 and 12 TD. RB Bill Johnson ran for 1,261 yards and 15 TD. WR Leonard Harris had 101 catches for 1,432 yards and 8 TD. WR Marc Lewis had 75 catches for 1,207 yards and 6 TD. WR Vincent White had 55 catches for 666 yards and 5 TD. WR Gill Stegall had 32 catches for 397 yards and 3 TD. WR Lonnie Turner had 29 catches for 388 yards. WR Troy Johnson had 14 catches for 203 yards. WR Kelley Johnson had 10 catches for 149 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1985 Houston Gamblers (HC Jack Pardee, OC John Jenkins, WR Robert Ford): QB Jim Kelly threw for 4,623 and 39 TD. QB Todd Dillon threw for 1,495 and 9 TD. RB Todd Fowler ran for 402 yards and 3 TD. RB Sam Harrell ran for 326 yards and 7 TD. WR Richard Johnson had 103 catches for 1,384 yards and 14 TD. WR Clarence Verdin had 84 catches for 1,004 yards and 9 TD. WR Gerald McNeil had 58 catches for 1,017 yards and 6 TD. WR Ricky Sanders had 48 catches for 538 yards and 7 TD. WR Scott McGhee had 47 catches for 671 yards and 3 TD. WR Vincent Courville had 25 catches for 473 yards and 4 TD. WR Mark Barousse had 20 catches for 231 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1986 East Carolina University (HC Art Baker):
  • 1986 University of New Haven (HC Chris Palmer):
  • 1986 College of the Holy Cross (HC Mark Duffner, OC/QB Tom Rossley):
  • 1986 Ottawa Rough Riders (OC June Jones):
  • 1986 University of Pittsburgh (HC Mike Gottfried):
  • 1986 University of South Carolina (HC Joe Morrison, WR William "Tank" Black, GA Charlie Weis): 3-6-2 ... Scored 313 Points ... QB Todd Ellis threw for 3,020 and 20 TD. RB Harold Green ran for 386 yards and 6 TD. RB Anthony Smith ran for 469 yards. WR Sterling Sharpe had 74 catches for 1,106 yards and 10 TD. WR Raynard Brown had 28 catches for 289 yards and 2 TD. WR Ryan Bethea had 27 catches for 572 yards and 2 TD. WR Danny Smith had 16 catches for 287 yards and 1 TD. WR Hardin Brown had 14 catches for 184 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1987 East Carolina University (HC Art Baker):
  • 1987 University of New Haven (HC Chris Palmer)
  • 1987 College of the Holy Cross (HC Mark Duffner, OC/QB Tom Rossley)
  • 1987 University of Houston (HC Jack Pardee, OC John Jenkins): 4-6-1 ... Scored 284 Points ... QB David Dacus threw for 1,849 and 8 TD. RB Kimble Anders ran for 791 yards and 8 TD. WR Jason Phillips had 99 catches for 875 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1987 University of South Carolina (HC Joe Morrison, DA Charlie Weis): 8-4 ... Scored 341 Points ... QB Todd Ellis threw for 3,206 and 10 TD. RB Harold Green ran for 1,022 yards and 15 TD. WR Sterling Sharpe had 62 catches for 915 yards and 5 TD. WR Ryan Bethea had 45 catches for 689 yards and 2 TD. WR Kevin White had 42 catches for 353 yards. WR Danny Smith had 34 catches for 576 yards and 2 TD. WR Hardin Brown had 10 catches for 157 yards.
  • 1988 Boston University (HC Chris Palmer)
  • 1988 East Carolina University (HC Art Baker, OC Kevin Gilbride):
  • 1988 College of the Holy Cross (HC Mark Duffner)
  • 1988 University of Houston (HC Jack Pardee, OC John Jenkins): 9-3 ... Scored 474 Points ... QB Andre Ware threw for 2,507 and 25 TD. QB David Dacus threw for 1,597 and 13 TD. RB Chuck Weatherspoon ran for 1,004 yards and 10 TD. WR Jason Phillips had 108 catches for 1,444 yards and 15 TD. WR James Dixon had 102 catches for 1,103 yards and 11 TD.
  • 1988 University of South Carolina (HC Joe Morrison, DA Charlie Weis): 8-4 ... Scored 232 Points ... QB Todd Ellis threw for 2,353 and 9 TD. RB Harold Green ran for 606 yards and 4 TD. RB Mike Dingle ran for 386 yards and 4 TD. WR Robert Brooks had 34 catches for 508 yards and 4 TD. WR Carl Platt had 34 catches for 460 yards and 2 TD. WR George Rush had 17 catches for 248 yards. WR Anthony Parlor had 12 catches for 162 yards. WR Kevin White had 11 catches for 105 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1988 Southern Methodist University (OC Tom Rossley):
  • 1989 Boston University (HC Chris Palmer)
  • 1989 Detroit Lions (HC Wayne Fontes, OC Mouse Davis, QB/WR June Jones): 7-9 .. Scored 312 Points ... QB Bob Gagliano threw for 1,671 and 6 TD. QB Rodney Peete threw for 1,479 and 5 TD. RB Barry Sanders ran for 1,470 yards and 14 TD. WR Richard Johnson had 70 catches for 1,091 yards and 8 TD. WR Robert Clark had 41 catches for 748 yards and 2 TD. WR Jason Phillips had 30 catches for 352 yards and 1 TD. WR Walter Stanley had 24 catches for 304 yards. WR Stacey Mobley had 13 catches for 158 yards. WR Keith McDonald had 12 catches for 138 yards.
  • 1989 College of the Holy Cross (HC Mark Duffner)
  • 1989 University of Houston (HC Jack Pardee, OC John Jenkins): 9-2 ... Scored 589 Points ... QB Andre Ware threw for 4,699 and 46 TD. QB David Klingler threw for 865 and 8 TD. RB Chuck Weatherspoon ran for 1,146 yards and 10 TD. WR Manny Hazard had 142 catches for 1,689 yards and 22 TD.
  • 1989 Houston Oilers (HC Jerry Glanville, QB Kevin Gilbride): 9-7 ... Scored 365 Points ... QB Warren Moon threw for 3,631 and 23 TD. RB Alonzo Highsmith ran for 531 yards and 4 TD. RB Allen Pinkett ran for 449 yards and 1 TD. RB Lorenzo White ran for 349 yards and 5 TD. RB Mike Rozier ran for 301 yards and 2 TD. WR Drew Hill had 66 catches for 938 yards and 8 TD. WR Ernest Givens had 55 catches for 794 yards and 3 TD. WR Haywood Jeffires had 47 catches for 619 yards and 2 TD. WR Curtis Duncan had 43 catches for 613 yards and 5 TD. WR Leonard Harris had 13 catches for 202 yards and 2 TD.
  • 1989 University of New Mexico (HC Mike Sheppard): 2-10 ... Scored 298 Points ... QB Jeremy Leach threw for 3,573 and 22 TD. RB Dion Morrow ran for 664 yards and 5 TD. WR Terance Mathis had 88 catches for 1,315 yards and 13 TD. WR Eric Morgan had 56 catches for 763 yards and 3 TD. WR Mike Henderson had 37 catches for 546 yards and 3 TD. WR Kano Brown had 28 catches for 399 yards and 4 TD. WR Jerone Williams had 16 catches for 178 yards.
  • 1989 Southern Methodist University (OC Tom Rossley):
  • 1990 Atlanta Falcons (HC Jerry Glanville, OC June Jones, QB Tom Rossley, RB Ollie Wilson): 5-11 ... Scored 348 Points ... QB Chris Miller threw for 2,735 and 17 TD. RB Mike Rozier ran for 675 yards and 3 TD. RB Steve Broussard ran for 454 yards and 4 TD. WR Andre Rison had 82 catches for 1,208 yards and 10 TD. WR Shawn Collins had 34 catches for 503 yards and 2 TD. WR Michael Haynes had 31 catches for 445 yards. WR Floyd Dixon had 38 catches for 399 yards and 4 TD. WR George Thomas had 18 catches for 383 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1990 Detroit Lions (HC Wayne Fontes, OC Mouse Davis): 6-10 ... Scored 373 Points ... QB Rodney Peete threw for 1,974 and 13 TD. QB Bob Gagliano threw for 1,190 and 10 TD. RB Barry Sanders ran for 1,304 yards and 13 TD. WR Richard Johnson had 64 catches for 727 yards and 6 TD. WR Robert Clark had 52 catches for 914 yards and 8 TD. WR Aubrey Matthews had 30 catches for 349 yards and 1 TD. WR Terry Greer had 20 catches for 332 yards and 3 TD. WR Jeff Campbell had 19 catches for 236 yards and 2 TD. WR Mike Farr had 12 catches for 170 yards.
  • 1990 College of the Holy Cross (HC Mark Duffner)
  • 1990 University of Houston (HC John Jenkins): 10-1 ... Scored 511 Points ... QB David Klingler threw for 5,140 and 54 TD. RB Chuck Weatherspoon ran for 1,097 yards and 7 TD. WR Manny Hazard had 78 catches for 946 yards and 5 TD. WR Patrick Cooper had 39 catches for 755 yards and 10 TD. WR Marcus Grant had 37 catches for 662 yards and 9 TD. WR Tracy Good had 67 catches for 616 yards and 2 TD. WR Verlond Brown had 27 catches for 436 yards and 5 TD. WR John Brown III had 17 catches for 431 yards and 7 TD.
  • 1990 Houston Oilers (HC Jack Pardee, OC Kevin Gilbride, WR Chris Palmer): 9-7 ... Scored 406 Points ... QB Warren Moon threw for 4,689 and 33 TD. RB Lorenzo White ran for 702 yards and 8 TD. WR Drew Hill had 74 catches for 1,019 yards and 5 TD. WR Haywood Jeffires had 74 catches for 1,048 yards and 8 TD. WR Ernest Givens had 72 catches for 979 yards and 9 TD. WR Curtis Duncan had 66 catches for 785 yards and 1 TD. WR Tony Jones had 30 catches for 409 yards and 6 TD. WR Leonard Harris had 13 catches for 172 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1990 University of New Mexico (HC Mike Sheppard): 2-10 ... Scored 279 Points ... QB Jeremy Leach threw for 2,428 and 12 TD. QB Marcus Goodloe threw for 763 and 6 TD. RB Aaron Givens ran for 546 yards and 4 TD. WR Eric Morgan had 80 catches for 1,043 yards and 6 TD. WR Mike Henderson had 55 catches for 810 yards and 9 TD. WR Carl Winston had 42 catches for 640 yards and 2 TD. WR Jerone Williams had 30 catches for 428 yards.
  • 1990 Seattle Seahawks (HC Chuck Knox) ** Used for 3 Games **[3]
  • 1991 Atlanta Falcons (HC Jerry Glanville, OC June Jones, RB Ollie Wilson): 10-6 ... Scored 361 Points ... QB Chris Miller threw for 3,103 and 26 TD. RB Erric Pegram ran for 349 yards and 1 TD. RB Steve Broussard ran for 449 yards and 4 TD. RB Mike Rozier ran for 361 yards. WR Michael Haynes had 50 catches for 1,122 yards and 11 TD. WR Andre Rison had 81 catches for 976 yards and 12 TD. WR Mike Pritchard had 50 catches for 624 yards and 2 TD. WR George Thomas had 28 catches for 365 yards and 2 TD.
  • 1991 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1991 College of the Holy Cross (HC Mark Duffner)
  • 1991 University of Houston (HC John Jenkins): 4-7 ... Scored 353 Points ... QB David Klingler threw for 3,388 and 29 TD. RB TiAndre Sanders ran for 397 yards and 5 TD. RB Ostell Miles ran for 360 yards and 1 TD. WR Marcus Grant had 78 catches for 1,262 yards and 10 TD. WR Fred Gilbert had 106 catches for 957 yards and 7 TD. WR John Brown III had 24 catches for 488 yards and 5 TD. WR Verlond Brown had 33 catches for 464 yards and 5 TD.
  • 1991 Houston Oilers (HC Jack Pardee, OC Kevin Gilbride, WR Chris Palmer): 11-5 ... Scored 386 Points ... QB Warren Moon threw for 4,690 and 23 TD. RB Allen Pinkett ran for 720 yards and 9 TD. RB Lorenzo White ran for 465 yards and 4 TD. WR Haywood Jeffires had 100 catches for 1,181 yards and 7 TD. WR Drew Hill had 90 catches for 1,109 yards and 4 TD. WR Ernest Givens had 70 catches for 996 yards and 5 TD. WR Curtis Duncan had 55 catches for 588 yards and 4 TD. WR Tony Jones had 19 catches for 251 yards and 2 TD. WR Pat Coleman had 11 catches for 138 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1991 University of New Mexico (HC Mike Sheppard): 3-9 ... Scored 240 Points ... QB Jeremy Leach threw for 1,395 and 5 TD. QB Stoney Case threw for 1,564 and 10 TD. WR Carl Winston had 76 catches for 1,177 yards and 7 TD. WR Greg Oliver had 39 catches for 478 yards and 2 TD. WR Manley Woods had 39 catches for 782 yards and 3 TD. WR Karnell Hollins had 16 catches for 275 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1991 Southern Methodist University (HC Tom Rossley):
  • 1992 Atlanta Falcons (HC Jerry Glanville, OC June Jones, RB Ollie Wilson): 6-10 ... Scored 327 Points ... QB Chris Miller threw for 1,739 and 15 TD. QB Wade Wilson threw for 1,366 and 13 TD. QB Billy Joe Tolliver threw for 787 and 5 TD. RB Tony Smith ran for 329 yards and 2 TD. RB Steve Broussard ran for 363 yards and 1 TD. WR Andre Rison had 93 catches for 1,119 yards and 11 TD. WR Mike Pritchard had 77 catches for 827 yards and 5 TD. WR Michael Haynes had 48 catches for 808 yards and 10 TD. WR Drew Hill had 60 catches for 623 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1992 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1992 University of Houston (HC John Jenkins): 4-7 ... Scored 378 Points ... QB Jimmy Klingler threw for 3,818 and 32 TD. RB Lamar Smith ran for 845 and 9 TD. WR Sherman Smith had 103 catches for 923 yards and 6 TD. WR Ron Peters had 29 catches for 759 yards and 11 TD. WR Fred Gilbert had 52 catches for 715 yards and 7 TD. WR Keith Jack had 48 catches for 668 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1992 Houston Oilers (HC Jack Pardee, OC Kevin Gilbride, WR Chris Palmer): 10-6 ... Scored 352 Points ... QB Warren Moon threw for 2,521 and 18 TD. QB Cody Carlson threw for 1,710 and 9 TD. RB Lorenzo White ran for 1,226 yards and 7 TD. WR Haywood Jeffires had 90 catches for 913 yards and 9 TD. WR Curtis Duncan had 82 catches for 954 yards and 1 TD. WR Ernest Givens had 67 catches for 787 yards and 10 TD. WR Webster Slaughter had 39 catches for 486 yards and 4 TD. WR Leonard Harris had 35 catches for 435 yards and 2 TD.
  • 1992 University of Maryland (HC Mark Duffner): 3-8 ... Scored 292 Points ... QB John Kaleo threw for 3,392 and 17 TD. RB Mark Mason ran for 523 yards and 1 TD. RB Frank Wycheck ran for 369 yards and 5 TD. WR Marcus Badgett had 75 catches for 1,240 yards and 9 TD. WR Dan Prunzik had 52 catches for 680 yards and 2 TD. WR Richie Harris had 56 catches for 518 yards and 2 TD. WR Jermaine Lewis had 30 catches for 346 yards and 2 TD.
  • 1992 Southern Methodist University (HC Tom Rossley):
  • 1993 Atlanta Falcons (HC Jerry Glanville, OC June Jones, RB Ollie Wilson): 6-10 ... Scored 316 Points ... QB Bobby Hebert threw for 2,978 and 24 TD. RB Erric Pegram ran for 1,185 yards and 3 TD. WR Andre Rison had 86 catches for 1,242 yards and 15 TD. WR Michael Haynes had 72 catches for 778 yards and 4 TD. WR Mike Pritchard had 74 catches for 736 yards and 7 TD. WR Drew Hill had 34 catches for 384 yards. CB Deion Sanders had 6 catches for 106 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1993 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1993 Houston Oilers (HC Jack Pardee, OC Kevin Gilbride): 12-4 ... Scored 368 Points ... QB Warren Moon threw for 3,485 and 21 TD. RB Gary Brown ran for 1,002 yards and 6 TD. RB Lorenzo White ran for 465 yards and 2 TD. WR Webster Slaughter had 77 catches for 904 yards and 5 TD. WR Ernest Givens had 68 catches for 887 yards and 4 TD. WR Haywood Jeffires had 66 catches for 753 yards and 6 TD. WR Curtis Duncan had 41 catches for 456 yards and 3 TD. WR Gary Wellman had 31 catches for 430 yards and 1 TD. WR Pat Coleman had 9 catches for 129 yards.
  • 1993 University of Maryland (HC Mark Duffner): 2-9 ... Scored 243 Points ... QB Scott Milanovich threw for 3,499 and 26 TD. RB Mark Mason ran for 616 yards and 2 TD. WR Jermaine Lewis had 52 catches for 957 yards and 7 TD. WR Russ Weaver had 69 catches for 606 yards and 2 TD. WR Jason Kremus had 37 catches for 567 yards and 5 TD. WR Andrew Carter had 41 catches for 370 yards and 2 TD. WR Mancel Johnson had 18 catches for 339 yards and 3 TD. WR Walt Williams had 13 catches for 295 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1993 Southern Methodist University (HC Tom Rossley):
  • 1994 Atlanta Falcons (HC June Jones, QB Mouse Davis, RB Ollie Wilson): 7-9 ... Scored 317 Points ... QB Jeff George threw for 3,734 and 23. RB Craig Heyward ran for 779 yards and 7 TD. RB Erric Pegram ran for 358 yards and 1 TD. WR Terance Mathis had 111 catches for 1,342 yards and 11 TD. WR Andre Rison had 81 catches for 1,088 yards and 8 TD. WR Bert Emanuel had 46 catches for 649 yards and 4 TD. WR Ricky Sanders had 67 catches for 599 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1994 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1994 Houston Oilers (HC Jack Pardee, OC Kevin Gilbride): 2-14 ... Scored 226 Points ... QB Billy Joe Tolliver threw for 1,287 and 6 TD. QB Bucky Richardson threw for 1,202 and 6 TD. RB Lorenzo White ran for 757 yards and 3 TD. RB Gary Brown ran for 648 yards and 4 TD. WR Haywood Jeffires had 68 catches for 783 yards and 6 TD. WR Webster Slaughter had 68 catches for 846 yards and 2 TD. WR Ernest Givens had 36 catches for 521 yards and 1 TD. WR Pat Coleman had 20 catches for 298 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1994 University of Maryland (HC Mark Duffner): 4-7 ... Scored 270 Points ... QB Scott Milanovich threw for 2,394 and 20 TD. RB Allen Williams ran for 649 yards and 1 TD. WR Geroy Simon had 77 catches for 891 yards and 5 TD. WR Jermaine Lewis had 45 catches for 692 yards and 9 TD. WR Russ Weaver had 47 catches for 430 yards and 3 TD. WR Mancel Johnson had 33 catches for 353 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1994 Southern Methodist University (HC Tom Rossley):
  • 1995 Atlanta Falcons (HC June Jones, QB Mouse Davis, RB Ollie Wilson): 9-7 ... Scored 362 Points ... QB Jeff George threw for 4,143 and 24 TD. RB Craig Heyward had 1,083 yards and 6 TD. WR Eric Metcalf had 104 catches for 1,189 yards and 8 TD. WR Bert Emanuel had 74 catches for 1,039 yards and 5 TD. WR Terance Mathis had 78 catches for 1,039 yards and 9 TD. WR J.J. Birden had 31 catches for 303 yards and 1 TD. WR Tyrone Brown had 17 catches for 198 yards. Became the first National Football League team to have a QB throw for over 4,000 yards, a RB run for over 1,000 yards, and have 3 receivers catch over 1,000 yards.
  • 1995 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars (HC Tom Coughlin, OC Kevin Gilbride): 4-12 ... Scored 275 Points ... QB Mark Brunell threw for 2,168 and 15 TD. RB James Stewart ran for 525 yards and 2 TD. RB Vaughn Dunbar ran for 361 yards and 2 TD. WR Willie Jackson had 53 catches for 589 yards and 5 TD. TE Pete Mitchell had 41 catches for 527 yards and 2 TD. WR Cedric Tillman had 30 catches for 368 yards and 3 TD. WR Ernest Givins had 29 catches for 280 yards and 3 TD. WR Desmond Howard had 26 catches for 276 yards and 1 TD. WR Jimmy Smith had 22 catches for 288 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1995 University of Maryland (HC Mark Duffner): 6-5 ... Scored 211 Points ... QB Scott Milanovich threw for 1,176 and 2 TD. QB Brian Cummings threw for 1,193 and 5 TD. RB Buddy Rodgers ran for 718 yards and 8 TD. WR Jermaine Lewis had 66 catches for 937 yards and 3 TD. WR Geroy Simon had 54 catches for 440 yards. WR Mancel Johnson had 30 catches for 359 yards and 3 TD. WR Bruce James had 16 catches for 221 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1995 Southern Methodist University (HC Tom Rossley):
  • 1996 Atlanta Falcons (HC June Jones, RB Ollie Wilson): 3-13 ... Scored 309 Points ... QB Bobby Hebert threw for 3,152 and 22 TD. RB Jamal Anderson ran for 1,055 yards and 5 TD. RB Craig Heyward ran for 321 yards and 3 TD. WR Bert Emanuel had 75 catches for 921 yards and 6 TD. WR Terance Mathis had 69 catches for 771 yards and 7 TD. WR Eric Metcalf had 54 catches for 599 yards and 6 TD. WR Tyrone Brown had 28 catches for 325 yards and 1 TD. WR J.J. Birden had 30 catches for 319 yards and 2 TD. WR Roell Preston had 21 catches for 208 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1996 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1996 Jacksonville Jaguars (HC Tom Coughlin, OC Kevin Gilbride): 9-7 ... Scored 325 Points ... QB Mark Brunell threw for 4,367 and 19 TD. RB James Stewart ran for 723 yards and 8 TD. RB Natrone Means ran for 507 yards and 2 TD. WR Keenan McCardell had 85 catches for 1,129 yards and 3 TD. WR Jimmy Smith had 83 catches for 1,244 yards and 7 TD. TE Pete Mitchell had 52 catches for 575 yards and 1 TD. WR Andre Rison had 34 catches for 458 yards and 2 TD. WR Willie Jackson had 33 catches for 486 yards and 3 TD.
  • 1996 Southern Methodist University (HC Tom Rossley):
  • 1997 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1997 San Diego Chargers (HC Kevin Gilbride, OC Mike Sheppard, QB June Jones, RB Ollie Wilson): 4-12 ... Scored 266 Points ... QB Craig Whelihan threw for 1,357 and 6 TD. QB Stan Humphries threw for 1,488 and 5 TD. RB Gary Brown ran for 945 yards and 4 TD. WR Tony Jones had 63 catches for 904 yards and 6 TD. TE Freddie Jones had 41 catches for 505 yards and 2 TD. WR Eric Metcalf had 40 catches for 576 yards and 2 TD. WR Charlie Jones had 32 catches for 423 yards and 1 TD. WR Bryan Still had 24 catches for 324 yards. TE Frank Hartley had 19 catches for 246 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1998 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1998 San Diego Chargers (HC Kevin Gilbride, OC Mike Sheppard, QB June Jones, RB Ollie Wilson): 5-11 ... Scored 241 Points ... QB Craig Whelihan threw for 1,803 and 8 TD. QB Ryan Leaf threw for 1,289 and 2 TD. RB Natrone Means ran for 883 yards and 5 TD. RB Terrell Fletcher ran for 543 yards and 5 TD. TE Freddie Jones had 57 catches for 602 yards and 3 TD. WR Charlie Jones had 46 catches for 699 yards and 3 TD. WR Bryan Still had 43 catches for 605 yards and 2 TD. WR/TE Mikhael Ricks had 30 catches for 450 yards and 2 TD. WR Ryan Thelwell had 16 catches for 268 yards and 1 TD.
  • 1999 Cleveland Browns (HC Chris Palmer): 2-14 ... Scored 217 Points ... QB Tim Couch threw for 2,447 and 15 TD. RB Terry Kirby ran for 452 yards and 6 TD. RB Karim Abdul-Jabbar ran for 350 yards. WR Kevin Johnson had 66 catches for 986 yards and 4 TD. WR Darrin Chiaverini had 44 catches for 487 yards and 4 TD. TE Irv Smith had 24 catches for 222 yards and 1 TD. WR Leslie Shepherd had 23 catches for 274 yards.
  • 1999 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones)
  • 1999 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 1999 Pittsburgh Steelers (HC Bill Cowher, OC Kevin Gilbride): 6-10 ... Scored 317 Points ... QB Kordell Stewart threw for 1,464 and 6 TD. QB Mike Tomczak threw for 1,625 and 12 TD. RB Jerome Bettis ran for 1,091 yards and 7 TD. RB Richard Huntley ran for 567 yards and 5 TD. WR Hines Ward had 61 catches for 638 yards and 7 TD. WR Troy Edwards had 61 catches for 714 yards and 5 TD. WR Courtney Hawkins had 30 catches for 285 yards. WR Bobby Shaw had 28 catches for 387 yards and 3 TD. WR Will Blackwell had 20 catches for 186 yards. TE Mark Bruener had 18 catches for 176 yards.
  • 2000 Cleveland Browns (HC Chris Palmer): 3-13 ... Scored 161 Points ... QB Tim Couch threw for 1,483 and 7 TD. QB Doug Pederson threw for 1,047 and 2 TD. RB Travis Prentice ran for 512 yards and 7 TD. RB Errict Rhett ran for 258 yards. WR Kevin Johnson had 57 catches for 669 yards. WR Dennis Northcutt had 39 catches for 422 yards. WR David Patten had 38 catches for 546 yards and 1 TD. TE Aaron Shea had 30 catches for 302 yards and 2 TD.
  • 2000 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones)
  • 2000 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 2000 Pittsburgh Steelers (HC Bill Cowher, OC Kevin Gilbride): 9-7 ... Scored 321 Points ... QB Kordell Stewart threw for 1,860 and 11 TD. QB Kent Graham threw for 878 and 1 TD. RB Jerome Bettis ran for 1,341 yards and 8 TD. RB Richard Huntley ran for 215 yards and 3 TD. WR Hines Ward had 48 catches for 672 yards and 4 TD. WR Bobby Shaw had 40 catches for 672 yards and 4 TD. WR Plaxico Burress had 22 catches for 273 yards. WR Courtney Hawkins had 19 catches for 238 yards and 1 TD. WR Troy Edwards had 18 catches for 215 yards. TE Mark Bruener had 17 catches for 192 yards and 3 TD.
  • 2001 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones)
  • 2001 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 2002 Buffalo Bills (HC Gregg Williams, OC Kevin Gilbride): 8-8 ... Scored 379 Points ... QB Drew Bledsoe threw for 4,359 and 24 TD. RB Travis Henry ran for 1,438 yards and 13 TD. WR Eric Moulds had 100 catches for 1,292 yards and 10 TD. WR Peerless Price had 94 catches for 1,252 yards and 9 TD. RB/FB Larry Centers had 43 catches for 388 yards. WR Josh Reed had 37 catches for 509 yards and 2 TD. TE Jay Riemersma had 32 catches for 350 yards.
  • 2002 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones)
  • 2002 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 2003 Buffalo Bills (HC Gregg Williams, OC Kevin Gilbride): 6-10 ... Scored 243 Points ... QB Drew Bledsoe threw for 2,860 and 11 TD. RB Travis Henry ran for 1,356 yards and 10 TD. WR Eric Moulds had 64 catches for 780 yards and 1 TD. WR Josh Reed had 58 catches for 588 yards and 2 TD. WR Bobby Shaw had 56 catches for 732 yards and 4 TD. TE Mark Campbell had 34 catches for 339 yards and 1 TD.
  • 2003 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones)
  • 2003 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 2004 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones, RB Mouse Davis)
  • 2004 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 2005 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones, RB Mouse Davis)
  • 2005 Hofstra University (HC Joe Gardi)
  • 2006 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones, RB Mouse Davis)
  • 2007 University of Hawai'i (HC June Jones)
  • 2007 New York Giants (OC Kevin Gilbride)
  • 2007 Portland State University (HC Jerry Glanville, OC Mouse Davis): 3-8 ... Scored 338 Points ... QB Brian White threw for 2,171 and 10 TD. QB Drew Hubel threw for 1,470 and 15 TD. RB Olaniyi Sobomehin ran for 515 yards and 8 TD. WR Tremayne Kirkland had 84 catches for 1,059 yards and 10 TD. WR Kenneth Mackins had 50 catches for 765 yards and 4 TD. WR David Lewis had 37 catches for 437 yards and 5 TD. WR Reggie Joseph had 32 catches for 395 yards and 1 TD. WR Matt Smith had 25 catches for 331 yards and 1 TD.
  • 2008 University of Hawai'i (HC Greg McMackin, QB Nick Rolovich)
  • 2008 New York Giants (OC Kevin Gilbride)
  • 2008 Portland State University (HC Jerry Glanville, OC Mouse Davis): 4-7 ... Scored 284 Points ... QB Drew Hubel threw for 2,912 and 18 TD. QB Tygue Howland threw for 1,111 and 5 TD. RB Bobby McClintock ran for 457 yards and 6 TD. WR Aaron Woods had 66 catches for 1,028 yards and 5 TD. WR Mario D'Ambrosio had 76 catches for 900 yards and 9 TD. WR Lavonte Kirven had 36 catches for 439 yards and 3 TD. WR Ray Fry had 32 catches for 512 yards and 2 TD. WR Ty Coleman had 32 catches for 445 yards and 3 TD. WR Daniel Wolverton had 24 catches for 385 yards and 1 TD.
  • 2008 Southern Methodist University (HC June Jones)
  • 2009 University of Hawai'i (HC Greg McMackin, OC/QB Nick Rolovich)
  • 2009 New York Giants (OC Kevin Gilbride)
  • 2009 Portland State University (HC Jerry Glanville): 2-9 ... Scored 232 Points ... QB Drew Hubel threw for 1,976 and 9 TD. RB Bobby McClintock ran for 420 yards and 2 TD. RB Ben Bowen ran for 275 yards and 1 TD. WR Ray Fry had 67 catches for 904 yards and 3 TD. WR Aaron Woods had 43 catches for 535 yards and 3 TD. WR Lavonte Kirven had 37 catches for 660 yards and 5 TD.
  • 2009 Southern Methodist University (HC June Jones)
  • 2010 University of Hawai'i (HC Greg McMackin, OC/QB Nick Rolovich, WR Mouse Davis)
  • 2010 New York Giants (OC Kevin Gilbride)
  • 2010 Southern Methodist University (HC June Jones)
  • 2011 University of Hawai'i (HC Greg McMackin, OC/QB Nick Rolovich)
  • 2011 New York Giants (OC Kevin Gilbride)
  • 2011 Southern Methodist University (HC June Jones)
  • 2011 Tennessee Titans (OC Chris Palmer)
  • 2012 New York Giants (OC Kevin Gilbride)
  • 2012 Southern Methodist University (HC June Jones)
  • 2012 Tennessee Titans (OC Chris Palmer)
  • 2013 New York Giants (OC Kevin Gilbride)
  • 2013 Southern Methodist University (HC June Jones)
  • 2014 Southern Methodist University (HC June Jones)

Quotes Related to the Run & Shoot Offense[edit]

  • But if everyone runs their pattern and does their job, the defenses will never matter to me. Because someone will always be open and we'll always be able to move the ball. It's easy. - Houston Gamblers Quarterback Jim Kelly in 1985[4]
  • "Mouse kept telling me this was my kind of offense and, really, it's the kind of offense every quarterback dreams about." - Houston Gamblers Quarterback Jim Kelly in 1985[5]
  • "The run-and-shoot is much less complex than it seems,' Houston's Moon said. 'For a quarterback, it's the least complicated system I've ever been in. Of course, there are a lot of options to learn--a receiver can break off (from a defensive back) three or four different ways, sometimes eight or 10 ways. But once you can read the options, that's all there is. You've got the run-and-shoot." - Houston Oilers Quarterback Warren Moon in 1990[6]
  • "We'll play a team, and the next time we play 'em, we'll see parts of our offense in their offense." - Detroit Lions Offensive Coordinator Mouse Davis in 1990[7]
  • "It puts four very quick and explosive receivers on the field. And you have the potential to have a wide-open, explosive offense. You have the ability to turn a short gain into a long play." - Houston Oilers Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride in 1990[8]
  • "That's the dilemma. The run-and-shoot is not going to be real effective if you're not going to have an effective running back. If you have an effective running back, like Detroit, it's going to create problems." - Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jeff Fisher in 1990[9]
  • What the backs like about it is you're not running into a clogged-up line. Without even having to block, there's going to be room ... Essentially what you're telling a receiver is, `I want you to run to get open and, based on what you see as the play develops, you're taking the best route." - Seattle Seahawks Offensive Coordinator John Becker in 1990[10]
  • "You’ve got the freedom to do pretty much whatever you want. The playbook’s open to you. You’ve got to be on your game. But if you are, it’s a great thing ... There’s some of that. But we’re trying to scheme. We’re trying to find the best possible play vs. that defense at that time to just gash them. That’s why it works.” - New York Giants Quarterback David Carr in 2012[11]
  • "Other than that, everybody’s running the same concepts of the run-and-shoot that we were running back then. Maybe they don’t have as many adjustments off the routes as we did, but they do have the adjustments. And it’s funny to see those route combinations when I’m watching tape when different teams play, because that was our offense.” - Quarterback Warren Moon in 2013[12]

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