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Craig Ver Steeg

Running Backs Coach

College: USC

Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA

Experience: 15 years

Biography

Craig Ver Steeg (pronounced ver-STEGG) is in his 14th year working with the Baltimore offense and his first as the team's running backs coach. In 2020, Baltimore finished with the NFL's No. 1 rushing attack (191.9 ypg) for the second-straight season. The Ravens produced the third-most rushing yards in a 16-game NFL season (3,071) and, entering 2021, have rushed for 100+ yards in 39-straight games, marking the second-longest streak in NFL history. The 2020 Ravens also registered an NFL-best six games with at least 200 rushing yards, producing a franchise record 404-yard output in Week 17's victory at Cincinnati. For the second-straight year, Baltimore had three players – QB Lamar Jackson (1,005), RB J.K. Dobbins (805) and RB Gus Edwards (723) – rush for over 700 yards each. In 2019, the Ravens earned a second-straight AFC North title and a franchise-best 14-2 record. Led by 2019 NFL MVP QB Lamar Jackson, the Ravens ranked No. 1 in points (33.2) and rushing yards (206.0) per game, while they finished No. 2 in total yards (407.6). The Ravens set a new NFL single-season rushing record (3,296), besting the 1978 Patriots (3,165). Baltimore became the first team ever to average 200 passing and 200 rushing yards per game in a season. The 2019 Ravens also set season team records for TDs (64), points (531), net yards (6,521), rushing yards (3,296), first downs (386) and fewest turnovers (15). In 2018, Baltimore boasted the NFL's No. 2 rushing attack (152.6 ypg) and produced a then-franchise-record 5,999 total yards. Super Bowl XLVII MVP QB Joe Flacco (2008-18) led the Ravens' offense during much of Ver Steeg's tenure in Baltimore, setting career highs in passing yards (4,317 in '16), TDs (27 in '14) and completion percentage (64.9 in 2016).

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