Washington Redskins name Jordan as new running backs coach

Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball past Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeVonte Holloman (57) in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins recently announced that they have named Randy Jordan as the team’s new running backs coach. Jordan spent the last two seasons in the same capacity for the University of North Carolina.

In his first season with UNC in 2012, the Tar Heels averaged 193.8 rushing yards per game, which was good for the third-most in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

At UNC, Jordan coached coached tailback Giovani Bernard to one of the best seasons in the school’s history. Bernard average 122.8 rushing yards per game, which was the most in the ACC and 11th in the nation.

Jordan began his coaching career in 2003 as a special teams assistant with the Oakland Raiders. From 2004-07, he served as running backs coach at the University of Nebraska. Following his time with Nebraska, Jordan coached the running backs at Texas A&M from 2008-11.

Jordan is a veteran of nine NFL seasons, appearing in 122 career games with the Raiders and Jaguars. He was also the recipient of the NFL Unsung Hero Award and the Ed Block Courage Award in 2001.

Topics: University Of North Carolina, Washington Redskins

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