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Kelly Skipper
Running Backs

Kelly Skipper is in his eighth season with the Raiders, the sixth in his present capacity tutoring running backs, after two years as tight ends coach. He has 26 years of coaching experience and has served as an offensive coordinator at the NCAA Division I level.

Kelly Skipper is in his eighth season with the Raiders, the sixth in his present capacity tutoring running backs, after two years as tight ends coach. He has 26 years of coaching experience and has served as an offensive coordinator at the NCAA Division I level.

Last year, Skipper helped the rushing attack that was led by RB Rashad Jennings (733 yards). The Raiders rushed for 2,000 yards in 2013, good for 12th in the NFL and the seventh-most since the franchise returned to Oakland. The Raiders also ranked third in the NFL in rushing plays of 20-plus yards, finishing with 18.

FB Marcel Reece showed his versatility throughout the season and with his 123-yard performance in Week 14 at NYJ, Oakland became the first team since 1978 to have four different players rush for 100 yards in the same season. Reece totaled 549 yards (218 rushing, 331 receiving), was named to the Pro Bowl for the second straight year and was also named to the 2013 AP All-Pro second team.

In the month of November, Jennings was the NFL’s most productive offensive player, leading the league in total yards, posting 596 (448 rushing, 148 receiving). RB Darren McFadden has now rushed for 100 or more yards 13 times in his career and with 379 rushing yards in 2013, he has made his way to seventh place on the Raiders’ all-time rushing list.

In 2012, McFadden hauled in 13 receptions during the season-opener against San Diego. The total was the most all-time for a Raider running back, and ranks as the second highest single-game total in franchise history. In addition, Reece ranked tied for fourth among all NFL backs with 52 receptions and second among backs with 496 receiving yards.

In 2010, he oversaw a running game that ranked second in the NFL and established a franchise record by averaging 4.9 yards per attempt. Under Skipper’s direction, McFadden became the first Raider since 2007 to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark with 1,157 yards on the ground. The tandem of McFadden and Bush totaled 1,812 yards and 15 touchdowns. In 2009, Raiders running backs averaged over 4 yards per carry under Skipper’s coaching.

In 2008, TE Zach Miller led the Raiders in receptions (56) and receiving yards (778) to place eighth in the NFL among tight ends. Skipper tutored a Raider tight ends unit in 2007 that included Miller, who led all rookie tight ends in receptions and ranked fourth in the NFL among all rookie pass catchers with 44.

Before joining the Raiders, Skipper spent four seasons coaching running backs and special teams at Washington State. He also spent two summers, one with Seattle and one with Washington, as an NFL minority fellowship coaching intern.

From 1998-02, Skipper was on the coaching staff at UCLA, where he was offensive coordinator from 2001-02. He has tutored a number of players who went on to the NFL, including Lorenzo Neal, Michael Pittman, DeShaun Foster, Chris Ivory and Jed Collins. Skipper also coached Jerome Harrison, who broke Washington State’s single-season rushing record after running for 1,900 yards.

He was an assistant at Fresno State, his alma mater, from 1989-97, beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant before becoming a full-time assistant in 1991. He handled running backs and return specialists, and served as recruiting coordinator on the Bulldogs’ staff.

PERSONAL: Skipper’s father, Jim, is a longtime NFL assistant currently serving as running backs coach of the Carolina Panthers, and was head coach of the XFL’s San Francisco Demons. The Brawley, Calif. native played running back at Fresno State and rushed for 2,237 career yards to rank on the Bulldogs’ top-10 list. He also scored 28 touchdowns during his college career, as Fresno State went 36-9-1. As a senior, Skipper was a first-team All-Big West running back and earned Associated Press All-America honorable-mention honors. He earned a degree in business from Fresno State in 1989. He was inducted into the Churchill (Eugene, Ore.) High School Hall of Fame in 2008. Skipper and his wife, Mary, have two children, Kaelen and Darius.

 

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