Craig Johnson (American football)

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Craig Johnson
New York Giants
Position: Running backs coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-03-03) March 3, 1960 (age 55)
Place of birth: Rome, New York
Career information
College: Wyoming
Career history
As coach:

Craig Johnson (born March 3, 1960) is an American football coach who is the running backs coach for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was the quarterbacks coach for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings from 2011 to 2013. Prior to the Vikings, he was the quarterbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans from 2002 to 2009 and the running backs coach for the 2010 season. Before the Titans, Johnson had coached quarterbacks at various colleges for 10 years. As a coach, he has developed an NFL co-MVP (Steve McNair, 2003), an NFL Rookie of the Year (Vince Young, 2006) and helped an accomplished veteran recapture his high level of play (Kerry Collins). The quarterback group has totaled six Pro Bowl invitations during his coaching tenure.

Personal life[edit]

A native of Rome, New York, Johnson grew up in Aurora, Colorado, and earned three letters as a quarterback at Wyoming, throwing for more than 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 1982. Johnson and his wife, Darlene, are parents of two daughters, Shelby (19) and Sydney (17).

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