Gerald Brown (American football)

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This article is about the American football coach. For other people named or nicknamed Jerry Brown(e), see Jerry Brown (disambiguation).

Gerald Brown is an American football coach who was the Atlanta Falcons Running Backs Coach from 2008-2014.[1] During his time with the Falcons, he coached 2 former Pro Bowl selecctions, Michael Turner and Ovie Mughelli. While on staff with the Falcons, the team had 2 NFC South Championships in 2010 and 2012 as well as 5 straight winning seasons with playoff appearances in 4 of out 7 seasons.

Brown has logged 22 years in coaching which also included six seasons at Indiana University Hoosiers. In his first five seasons at Indiana, Hoosier running backs averaged 1,549 rushing yards per season. In his first year, Indiana gained 1,398 yards despite not having a running back with more than 90 career carries entering the 2002 season. In 2003, BenJarvus Green-Ellis became the seventh true freshman in Indiana history to rush for 100 yards in a game and just the third freshman to reach the 200-yard plateau in a single-game.

In 1983, Brown got his coaching start at the University of Tennessee where he began as a Graduate Assistant. In 1984, he became an Administrative Assistant and served as the Volunteers’ scout and computer analyst. Brown was part of a Tennessee coaching staff for six seasons (1983–1988) and worked with seven All-Americans, including Reggie White, Tim McGee and Anthony Miller. He was running backs coach of the XFL's Memphis Maniax.[2]

Brown and his wife, Jill, have one daughter, Caitlin.

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  1. ^ Wilson, Doug (January 27, 2008). "Brown joins Falcons staff". Herald-Times. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Gerald Brown". iuhoosiers.com. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 

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