Danny Crossman

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Danny Crossman
Buffalo Bills
Date of birth (1967-01-17) January 17, 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth El Paso, Texas
Career information
College Pittsburgh
Career history
As coach
1993 U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coach)
1994–1995 Western Kentucky (Defensive Backs Coach)
1996 Western Kentucky (Outside Linebackers Coach)
1997–1998 Central Florida (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coord.)
1999–2000 Georgia Tech (Defensive Ends/Special Teams Coord.)
2001 Georgia Tech (Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coord.)
2002 Michigan State (Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator)
2003–2004 Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Assistant)
2005–2006 Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Coach)
2007–2009 Carolina Panthers (Special Teams Coordinator)
2010–2012 Detroit Lions (Special Teams Coordinator)
2013–present Buffalo Bills (Special Teams Coordinator)
As player
1991–1992 London Monarchs
Career highlights and awards

Danny Crossman (born January 17, 1967) is an American football coach who is currently the special teams coordinator for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Previously, he served in the same capacity for the Carolina Panthers (2007–2009).

Playing career[edit]

Crossman was a second-team all-America and all-Big East cornerback at Pittsburgh. He lettered two seasons (1987 and 1989) as a defensive back and one (1988) as the Panthers’ starting fullback. As a senior he served as team captain and was named the squad’s MVP as he led the Panthers to the 1989 Sun Bowl. He also played one season at Kansas, where he was a Freshman All-America by The Sporting News in 1985 before following KU head coach Mike Gottfried to Pittsburgh.

Crossman signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins in 1990. He made the squad, but was put on injured reserve after just three games. He also spent time on injured reserve with the Detroit Lions in 1991 and 1992.

He captained the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football in 1991 and 1992, earning All-League honors. He recorded three interceptions and earned MVP honors in the inaugural World Bowl, leading the Monarchs to the league title.

Coaching career[edit]

Crossman began his coaching career at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1993 where he coached the defensive backs and special teams. Crossman spent 2003-2009 as a member of the Carolina Panthers coaching staff. He was the Panthers special teams coordinator over his last 5 seasons with the team. Crossman was hired by the Detroit Lions in 2010 as special teams coordinator. On September 30th, 2012, against the Lions, the Minnesota Vikings returned a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown for the first time in a single game in franchise history.

Personal life[edit]

Crossman earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and communications from Pittsburgh in 1990. He and his wife, Susan, have a son, Kyle, and a daughter, Kaylie.

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