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Craig Ver Steeg

Senior Football Analyst/Game Planning

College: USC

Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA

Experience: 18 years


CRAIG VER STEEG (pronounced ver-STEGG), who owns 40 years of overall coaching experience, is in his 16th year on Baltimore's staff. As one of John Harbaugh's original coaching hires (2008), Ver Steeg has assisted Ravens' offenses in numerous capacities, including as a senior offensive assistant during their 2012 Super Bowl XLVII campaign. Most recently, Ver Steeg enjoyed a five-year (2018-22) stint leading Baltimore's running backs, implementing a ground game that ranked amongst the Top 3 in rushing yards each season, and in 2020, produced the third-most rushing yards in a 16-game NFL season (3,071). From 2018-21, Baltimore rushed for 100-plus yards in 43 consecutive games, tying for the longest streak in NFL history (Pit. 43 – 1974-77). Prior to entering the NFL ranks with Baltimore in 2008, Ver Steeg coached collegiately for 23 years, launching his career as a graduate assistant at USC (1984-85), where he earned his undergraduate degree from in 1983 and received his master's degree in education from in 1986. A native of Redondo Beach, CA, Ver Steeg played defensive back and wrestled all four years at Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, CA) HS, later assisting with the football program (1980-82) while studying just 20 miles north at USC. He and his wife, Lisa, have a son, Ian (20), who's a sophomore wide receiver at Wake Forest.