The Kirby Wilson file

  • April 27, 2014 - 11:10 PM


Position: Vikings running backs coach.

Born: Aug. 24, 1961 (age 52), in Los Angeles.

High School: Dorsey High School in Los Angeles.

College: Was a running back at Pasadena (Calif.) City College in 1979-80 and a receiver and kick returner at the University of Illinois from 1981-82. He had 34 career catches for 437 yards and a touchdown at Illinois. Former Vikings coach Brad Childress was one of his coaches with the Illini.

Pro career: Played two seasons in the CFL as a defensive back and kick returner. Played for Winnipeg in 1983 and Toronto in 1984.

Coaching: Pasadena (Calif.) City College (WR) 1985; Los Angeles Southwest College (QB-WR) 1989-90; Southern Illinois (LB-DC) 1991-92; Wyoming (DC) 1993-94; Iowa State (RB) 1995-96; New England Patriots (RB) 1997-99; Washington Redskins (RB) 2000; Southern California (WR) 2001; Tampa Bay Buccaneers (RB) 2002-03; Arizona Cardinals (RB) 2004-06; Pittsburgh Steelers (RB) 2007-13; Vikings (RB) 2014-.

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