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Greg Roman

Offensive Coordinator

College: John Carroll University

Hometown: Atlantic City, NJ

Experience: 24 years

Biography

GREG ROMAN, a 25-year NFL coaching veteran, is in his fourth season as Baltimore's offensive coordinator. Roman, who's in his second stint with the Ravens, has experience coaching in the NFL for five teams, including as offensive coordinator for three of them. Under Roman's leadership, Baltimore's rushing attack has been superb over the last few seasons.

  • In 2021, Baltimore's offense finished No. 6 in the NFL (378.8 ypg) with a run game that ranked third (145.8 ypg) and a passing attack that made the NFL's biggest improvement from 2020 (+61.8 ypg).
  • All-Pro TE Mark Andrews was sensational in 2021, producing single-season franchise records in receptions (107) and receiving yards (1,361)...His 1,361 receiving yards also rank third most by a TE in league history and were sixth overall in the NFL in 2021...WR Marquise Brown (1,008) joined TE Mark Andrews (1,361) to form the second duo in Ravens history (Derrick Alexander & Michael Jackson, 1996) to each produce 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
  • In 2021, QB Lamar Jackson recorded at least 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards in seven games, tying Randall Cunningham (1990) and his own 2019 MVP campaign for the most such performances in NFL single-season history.
  • From Week 11, 2018-Week 4, 2021, Baltimore's rushing attack topped 100 rushing yards in 43 consecutive games, tying for the longest streak of its kind in NFL history (Pittsburgh – 1974-77).
  • In 2020, the Ravens' run game finished No. 1 in the NFL (191.9 ypg) for the second-straight season and produced the third-most yards (3,071) in a 16-game NFL season...Baltimore owns two of the Top 3 marks, setting the single-season NFL rushing record in 2019 with 3,296.
  • In 2020, Baltimore also registered an NFL-best six games with at least 200 rushing yards, including a franchise record 404-yard output in Week 17's victory at Cincinnati...The Ravens' 24 rushing TDs in 2020 set a new single-season franchise record.
  • In his first season at the helm (2019), Roman led Baltimore's attack to record-setting heights, ultimately earning him NFL Assistant Coach of the Year honors...The "revolutionary" Ravens posted the best offensive season in team history, helping Baltimore to a franchise-best 14-2 record.
  • In 2019, 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)...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 team records for TDs (64), points (531), net yards (6,521), rushing yards (3,296), first downs (386, eclipsed in 2021) and fewest turnovers (15).
  • In 2019, QB Lamar Jackson, the league's unanimous NFL MVP, accounted for a league-high 43 total TDs, including an NFL-best (and franchise-record) 36 passing scores...Jackson also rushed for 1,206 yards (sixth most in the league), setting a new NFL single-season record by a QB...TE Mark Andrews had 10 receiving TDs, ranking No. 1 among all NFL tight ends and tying (WR Cooper Kupp) for second by all players...RB Mark Ingram II posted 15 total TDs, tying a single-season team record (Ray Rice, 2011) and ranking fourth overall in the NFL.
  • With Roman as OC, San Francisco earned three-straight trips to the NFC Championship game (2011-13) and a Super Bowl appearance against the Ravens in 2012.

2017-21: (with Baltimore) 2021: Baltimore's offense finished No. 6 in the NFL (378.8 ypg), with a run game that ranked third (145.8 ypg) and a passing attack that made the NFL's biggest improvement from 2020 (+61.8 ypg)...All-Pro TE Mark Andrews was sensational, producing single-season franchise records for receptions (107) and receiving yards (1,361)...His 1,361 receiving yards also rank third most by a TE in league history and were sixth overall in the NFL in 2021...WR Marquise Brown (1,008) joined TE Mark Andrews (1,361) to form the second duo in Ravens history (Derrick Alexander & Michael Jackson, 1996) to each produce 1,000 receiving yards in a season...QB Lamar Jackson recorded at least 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards in seven games, tying Randall Cunningham (1990) and his own 2019 MVP campaign for the most such performances in NFL single-season history...From Week 11, 2018-Week 4, 2021, Baltimore's rushing attack topped 100 rushing yards in 43 consecutive games, tying for the longest streak of its kind in NFL history (Pittsburgh – 1974-77). 2020: For the second-straight season, the Ravens rushing attack led the NFL with 3,071 yards on the ground (191.9 ypg)...The team registered an NFL-best six games with at least 200 rushing yards, including a franchise-record 404-yard output in Week 17's victory at Cincinnati...Rookie RB J.K. Dobbins set a team rookie record with 9 TDs...For the second-straight year, Baltimore had three players – Jackson (1,005), Dobbins (805) & RB Gus Edwards (723) – rush for over 700 yards each...The 2020 Ravens joined the 2019 Ravens and 2011 Panthers as the only teams ever with three 700-yard rushers in a season. 2019: Ravens posted the best offensive season in team history, producing a franchise-best 14-2 record and AFC North Division title...Led by 2019 NFL MVP Jackson, the Ravens ranked No. 1 in points (33.2) and rushing yards (206.0) per game, while they were ranked No. 2 in total yards (407.6)...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, eclipsed in 2021) and fewest turnovers (15)...Earned NFL Assistant Coach of the Year honors. 2018: Rushing attack (152.6 ypg) finished No. 2 in the NFL, as Ravens won AFC North...Rookie Andrews (third-round draft pick) ranked No. 1 among rookie NFL tight ends in receiving yards (552) and No. 3 in receptions (34). 2017: Run game improved from 28th-ranked unit in 2016 (91.4 ypg) to 11th (116.0 ypg)...In the final nine games, Baltimore scored the NFL's second-most points per contest (29.4), had the fewest giveaways (5) and allowed the second-fewest sacks (10).

2015-16: (with Buffalo) 2015: The Bills (whose rushing unit was 25th in '14) led the NFL in rushing yards (152.0 ypg), yards per rush (4.78) and big-play TDs (24 of 20+ yards)...Buffalo sent four offensive players to the Pro Bowl: QB Tyrod Taylor, C Eric Wood, G Richie Incognito and RB LeSean McCoy...Taylor became the third QB in NFL history to combine for a passer rating over 99 and average over 40 rushing yards per game in a single season.

2011-14: (with San Francisco) Was the 49ers' OC for four seasons (49-14 record)...SF played in the NFC Championship game three years in a row (2011-13), earning a Super Bowl bid vs. Ravens in 2012. 2012: Roman guided the 49ers' offense to a No. 11-overall ranking (361.8 ypg), including third in both total yards per play (5.97) and rushing yards per carry (5.06)...49ers set a franchise record with 621 total yards vs. Buffalo (10/7), becoming the first team in NFL history to rush for 300+ yards and throw for 300+ yards in the same game. 2011: San Francisco earned a 13-3 record and committed just 10 turnovers (5 fumbles and 5 interceptions), which tied (NE, 2010) for the then-fewest in NFL single-season history (NO committed an NFL-record-low 8 in 2019).

2009-10: (with Stanford) Spent two seasons coaching under Jim Harbaugh. 2010: Was promoted, adding associate head coach and assistant head coach to his title...Orchestrated the Cardinal offense in 12-1 campaign, culminating in an Orange Bowl victory. 2009: Hired as running game coordinator, also working with the TEs and tackles.

2006-07: (with Baltimore) Spent two seasons as the Ravens' assistant offensive line coach. 2006: Baltimore won the AFC North with a then-franchise-best 13-3 record, earning a first-round playoff bye...T Jonathan Ogden earned his 10th-straight Pro Bowl, and the Ravens allowed a single-season franchise-low 17 sacks.

2002-05: (with Houston) 2004: Transitioned to quarterbacks coach and guided former No. 1-overall pick David Carr to his best NFL season. 2002: Joined the expansion Texans as their tight ends coach.

1995-2001: (with Carolina) Spent seven seasons with the Panthers, working with a variety of positions including the DBs, LBs and offensive linemen. 1995: Entered the coaching ranks as an assistant with the expansion Panthers.

COLLEGE: Roman, a three-year letter-winner and two-year starting defensive lineman at John Carroll University, earned All-Ohio Conference honorable mention as a senior (1993)...The Blue Streaks earned a share of the '93 OAC championship...While at John Carroll, Roman helped launch Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Through Physical Education) for the developmentally disabled in NE Ohio....In 2021, along with his former teammate, Matt Canning, Roman made a generous gift commitment to his alma mater to form the Roman-Canning Award for Student Athlete Service, which will be awarded annually and will recognize one senior student-athlete who has demonstrated a commitment to serving others while distinguishing herself or himself as an outstanding example of servant leadership amongst student athletes at John Carroll.

PERSONAL: Roman was an All-South Jersey guard at Holy Spirit (Absecon, NJ) HS...Greg and his wife, Dana, have three children: Connor, Gregory and Emily Grace.

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