Hue Jackson

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Hue Jackson
Hue Jackson in 2008 training camp.jpg
Jackson in 2008 as Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach
Current position
Title Offensive Coordinator
Team Cincinnati Bengals
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-10-22) October 22, 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
Team(s) as a player
1983–1984 Glendale (CA) Community College
1985–1986 Pacific
Position(s) Quarterback
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1987 Pacific
(Graduate Assistant)
1988 Pacific
(Wide Receivers Coach)
(Special Teams Coach)
1989 Pacific
(Running Backs Coach)
(Special Teams Coach)
1990–1991 Cal State Fullerton
(Running Backs Coach)
(Special Teams Coach)
1991–1992 London Monarchs (WLAF)
(Running Backs Coach)
(Wide Receivers Coach)
(Special Teams Coach)
1992–1994 Arizona State
(Running Backs Coach)
1995 Arizona State
(Quarterbacks Coach)
1996 California
(Offensive Coordinator)
(Quarterbacks Coach)
1997 USC
(Offensive Coordinator)
(Quarterbacks Coach)
1998–1999 USC
(Offensive Coordinator)
(Running Backs Coach)
2000 USC
(Offensive Coordinator)
(Quarterbacks Coach)
2001–2002 Washington Redskins
(Running Backs Coach)
2003 Washington Redskins
(Offensive Coordinator)
2004–2006 Cincinnati Bengals
(Wide Receivers Coach)
2007 Atlanta Falcons
(Offensive Coordinator)
2008–2009 Baltimore Ravens
(Quarterbacks Coach)
2010 Oakland Raiders
(Offensive Coordinator)
2011 Oakland Raiders
(Head Coach)
2012 Cincinnati Bengals
(Secondary Coach)
(Assistant Special Teams Coach)
2013 Cincinnati Bengals
(Running Backs Coach)
2014–present Cincinnati Bengals
(Offensive Coordinator)

Huey "Hue" Jackson (born October 22, 1965) is the current offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. Before that, he served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League after previously serving as the team's offensive coordinator in 2010.[1][2]

Before joining Oakland, Jackson served as offensive assistant coach for several NFL teams, most notably as the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins under Steve Spurrier and the Atlanta Falcons under Bobby Petrino.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Jackson, a native of Los Angeles, was a star quarterback at Dorsey High School in his hometown, where he also lettered in basketball. He starred in football at Glendale (CA) Community College in 1983 and 1984, where he earned his associate’s degree in 1984.

Jackson played quarterback at Pacific in the mid-1980s under Bob Cope. As a junior, Jackson had 1,595 yards of total offense, including 502 yards rushing, second-most on the team. In his senior season, he passed for 1,455 yards and rushed for 417 yards. As a quarterback at University of the Pacific from 1985-86, Jackson threw for 2,544 yards and 19 TDs and the Tigers went 9-14 in Jackson's two seasons. He also lettered in basketball in 1986 and earned his degree in Physical Education.

Coaching career[edit]


He began his coaching career in 1987 at Pacific, his alma mater. Jackson spent 3 years (1987-89) there. From 1990-91, Jackson was the running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Cal State Fullerton. In the spring of 1991, he coached the running backs, receivers and special teams for the World League’s inaugural year champion London Monarchs. Then he spent 4 years (1992-95) at Arizona State, he was ASU’s running backs coach for the first 3 years (1992-94), then he handled the Sun Devil quarterbacks in 1995. He led California’s high-powered offense in 1996 as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, he helped lead the Golden Bears to an Aloha Bowl berth. Jackson served as USC’s offensive coordinator from 1997-2000, helping to recruit and develop players, including QB Carson Palmer, with whom he was later reunited in Cincinnati and Oakland.

Jackson also held 3 NFL summer coaching internships, in 1990 with the Los Angeles Rams, 1992 with the Phoenix Cardinals and 1995 with the Washington Redskins.

National Football League[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

From 2001 until 2002, Jackson spent as Redskins’s running backs coach under Marty Schottenheimer and Steve Spurrier. In 2001, under Jackson’s tutelage, RB Stephen Davis rushed for 1,432 yards, breaking the record he had set in 1999 for most rushing yards in a season by a Redskin. In 2002, Davis was on pace for another 1,000-yard rushing season before suffering a season-ending injury. Jackson was promoted to offensive coordinator in Washington by head coach Steve Spurrier in 2003 and handled the team’s offensive play-calling, becoming the only coach to perform that duty other than Spurrier.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Jackson was the wide receivers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals for 3 seasons. Under Jackson’s tutelage in Cincinnati, Chad Johnson and T. J. Houshmandzadeh became one of the most prolific wide-receiving tandems in the NFL. In 2005, the Johnson-Houshmandzadeh tandem combined to total 175 receptions for 2,388 yards, while helping the team secure the AFC North title and a playoff berth for the first time in 15 years. In 2006, Johnson (1,369 yards) and Houshmandzadeh (1,081 yards) became the first pair of Bengals to eclipse the 1,000–yard receiving mark in a single season. In each of Jackson's 3 years in Cincinnati, Johnson was named to the Pro Bowl.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

In 2007, after leaving Cincinnati, Jackson was an NFL offensive coordinator for the second time when he served in that capacity for the Atlanta Falcons under Bobby Petrino and Emmitt Thomas (Interim).

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

From 2008 until 2009, Jackson spent as Baltimore’s quarterbacks coach under head coach John Harbaugh. In 2008, Jackson tutored Joe Flacco, who became the first rookie QB to win two playoff games in NFL history as the Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship game. He helped the Ravens advance to the postseason in both seasons.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

In 2010, under Jackson’s guidance, the Raiders offense finished fourth in the AFC and sixth in the NFL in scoring (25.6 points per game) also finished fifth in the AFC and 10th in the NFL in total offense (354.6 yards per game) and second in the NFL and AFC in rushing (155.9 yards per game). The Raiders more than doubled their scoring output from the previous year, totaling 410 points. Under Jackson’s offense, RB Darren McFadden finished the season with 1,157 yards rushing on 223 carries for a 5.2 average YPC and 7 rushing touchdowns. McFadden also had 47 receptions for 507 yards and 3 touchdowns. His total numbers were 1,664 total yards and 10 total touchdowns for the 2010 NFL season. Making McFadden the NFL's 5th leader in total yards from scrimmage for the 2010 season.

After the 2010 season Hue Jackson was named Oakland Raiders head coach in 2011, succeeding Tom Cable.[3]

Jackson was fired by the Oakland Raiders on January 10, 2012 after one season as head coach by new general manager Reggie McKenzie. In his lone season as head coach, the Raiders finished the season with a record of 8–8 and missed the playoffs, after starting the season 7–4.[4]

Return to the Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On February 17, 2012 Jackson returned to the Cincinnati Bengals working as an assistant defensive backs coach as well as assisting on special teams.[5] The Bengals finished 10–6 in 2012 but made the playoffs, losing in the wild card round to the Houston Texans on the road.[6] On January 14, 2013, Jackson interviewed for the offensive coordinator position with the Carolina Panthers.[7] On January 30, 2013, Jackson became the Bengals running backs coach, replacing the retired Jim Anderson.[8] He was promoted to offensive coordinator on January 9, 2014, replacing Jay Gruden.

Coaching tree[edit]

NFL head coaches under whom Hue Jackson has served:

Head coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
OAK 2011 8 8 0 .500 3rd in AFC West - - - -
OAK Total 8 8 0 .500 - - - -
Total 8 8 0 .500 - - - -


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Denny Schuler
California Golden Bears Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Doug Cosbie
Preceded by
Mike Riley
USC Trojans Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Norm Chow
Preceded by
Jimmy Raye
Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Don Breaux
Preceded by
Greg Knapp
Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Mike Mularkey
Preceded by
Ted Tollner
(Passing Game Coordinator)
Oakland Raiders Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Al Saunders
Preceded by
Jay Gruden
Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by