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Ravens name Craig Ver Steeg as running backs coach

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 20:32:57-05

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens promoted Craig Ver Steeg to their running backs coach, it was announced Sunday by head coach John Harbaugh.

“Craig is a highly-regarded member of our staff and someone who’s served as an integral part of our offense for many years,” Coach Harbaugh stated. “He has vast experience coaching and coordinating offenses, a thorough understanding of our schemes and techniques, and has a great relationship with our running backs. Craig is a dedicated coach and teacher who has a proven ability for getting the most out of our players.”

Ver Steeg, 60, is a 38-year coaching veteran who most recently served as the Ravens’ senior assistant/running backs coach from 2019-20.

He's now entering his 14th season with Baltimore, and is an original member of Harbaugh’s 2008 coaching staff.

Ver Steeg entered the coaching ranks at the collegiate level in 1984 at his alma mater, Southern California and went on to hold numerous collegiate posts, where he guided several players, including QB Alex Smith and RB Ray Rice, prior to his Baltimore arrival.

Ver Steeg also spent one season (1996) as an offensive assistant/quality control with the Chicago Bears.

The coach also helped Baltimore earn the league’s top-ranked rushing attack in each of the past two seasons.