Craig Johnson (American football)

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Craig Johnson
Current position
Title Running Backs coach
Team New York Giants
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-03-03) March 3, 1960 (age 55)
Place of birth Rome, New York
Alma mater University of Wyoming
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1983 University of Wyoming
(Graduate Assistant)
1984 University of Arkansas
(Graduate Assistant)
1985 Army
(Assistant Running Backs Coach)
1986–1988 Rutgers University
(Running Backs Coach)
1989–1991 Virginia Military Institute
(Offensive Coordinator)
1992–1996 Northwestern University
(Quarterbacks Coach)
1997–1999 University of Maryland, College Park
(Quarterbacks Coach)
1997–1998 University of Maryland, College Park
(Offensive Coordinator)
2000–2001 Tennessee Titans
(Offensive Assistant/Quality Control)
2002–2009 Tennessee Titans
(Quarterbacks Coach)
2009–2010 Tennessee Titans
(Running Backs Coach)
2011–2013 Minnesota Vikings
(Quarterbacks Coach)
2014-present New York Giants
(Running Backs Coach)

Craig Johnson (born March 3, 1960 in Rome, New York), was most recently the quarterbacks coach for the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings. Prior to the Vikings, he was the quarterbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans for seven seasons, and running backs coach for the last season. Before the Titans, Johnson had coached quarterbacks at various colleges for 10 years. As a coach in the National Football League 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 five Pro Bowl invitations during his coaching tenure.

Coaching history[edit]


A native of Rome, N.Y., 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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