2021 NCAA Division I FCS season
Regular season
Number of teams128
DurationAugust 28 – November 27
Payton AwardEric Barriere, QB, Eastern Washington
Buchanan AwardIsaiah Land, DL, Florida A&M
Playoff
DurationNovember 27 – December 18
Championship dateJanuary 8, 2022
Championship siteToyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
ChampionNorth Dakota State
NCAA Division I FCS football seasons

The 2021 NCAA Division I FCS football season, part of college football in the United States, was organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level.

After the prior season was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, resulting in some conferences canceling their seasons and significant rescheduling by other conferences, the 2021 season returned to its traditional fall scheduling. The season ended with a single-elimination tournament, with North Dakota State winning the championship game on January 8, 2022 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Conference changes and new programs

Membership changes for 2021

School Former conference New conference
Abilene Christian Wildcats Southland Conference WAC–ASUN Challenge
Bethune–Cookman Wildcats Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
Central Arkansas Bears Southland Conference WAC–ASUN Challenge
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Ohio Valley Conference WAC–ASUN Challenge
Florida A&M Rattlers Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Ohio Valley Conference WAC–ASUN Challenge
Lamar Cardinals Southland Conference WAC–ASUN Challenge
North Carolina A&T Aggies Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Big South Conference
Presbyterian Blue Hose FCS independent Pioneer Football League
St. Thomas Tommies MIAC (Division III) Pioneer Football League
Sam Houston State Bearkats Southland Conference WAC–ASUN Challenge
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Southland Conference WAC–ASUN Challenge

On January 14, 2021, the Western Athletic Conference, which had last played football in the 2012 season as an FBS league, announced that it would reinstate football in the fall 2021 season as an FCS league. This coincides with the arrival of four new members from the Southland Conference, all located in Texas and fielding FCS football programs—Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State, and Stephen F. Austin. Original plans were for the four Southland members, as well as Big Sky Conference member Southern Utah, to join in 2022, at which time the football league would restart. However, the entry of the Texas schools and the restart of football were moved forward to July 2021 when the Southland chose to expel its departing members.[1] These schools will join Dixie State and Tarleton State, which joined the all-sports WAC in July 2020, in the revived WAC football league. Southern Utah's entry remains on the original July 2022 schedule.[2] On the same day, UTRGV, currently a full but non-football WAC member, announced that it planned to launch an FCS football program no later than 2024. While it did not mention a conference affiliation, its existing WAC membership makes it all but certain that the school will join WAC football.[3]

On January 29, 2021, the ASUN Conference announced that it too would begin sponsoring FCS football in 2022, with its first five members being full members Kennesaw State and North Alabama (who had been football-only members of the Big South Conference), Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State from the Ohio Valley Conference, and Central Arkansas from the Southland Conference. On February 23, the ASUN announced that it had entered into a football partnership with the WAC, with the WAC's four incoming Texas members joined by the incoming ASUN schools in a round-robin league officially branded as the "ASUN–WAC Challenge" or "WAC–ASUN Challenge". Dixie State and Tarleton were to be included in alliance members' schedules, but not in alliance standings due to their ongoing Division I transitions, technically making them FCS independents for at least the 2021 season. While the ASUN–WAC Challenge was organized with seven members, meeting the NCAA-imposed minimum of six playoff-eligible schools for an automatic FCS tournament bid, it did not meet the NCAA's "continuity" criterion for eligibility, based on the length of time the member schools have been in the same league. ASUN and WAC jointly proposed an amendment to NCAA bylaws to make the partnership eligible for an automatic bid.[4][5] Their proposal was successful, resulting in an automatic qualifier to the postseason tournament from the seven-team Challenge, colloquially referred to as "AQ7".[6]

Future membership changes

On September 17, the ASUN announced that Austin Peay would move from the OVC to the ASUN effective July 1, 2022. Peay will become the ASUN's sixth scholarship FCS football program, joining the three 2021 arrivals and current Big South football associates Kennesaw State and North Alabama. This in turn enables the ASUN to launch its football league in 2022 with an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs, as North Alabama will complete its transition from Division II to Division I in July 2022 and become playoff-eligible.[7] Texas A&M–Commerce will also be moving to the Southland Conference from the Lone Star Conference starting in July 2022.[8]

On October 22, The Action Network reported that James Madison was on the verge of joining the FBS Sun Belt Conference alongside three members of another FBS league, Conference USA.[9] On November 6, James Madison made its move to the Sun Belt official, effective no later than July 2023.[10] The Dukes had been scheduled to play as FBS indepedents in the 2022 season.[11]

On November 5, Conference USA, which had nine of its schools depart to other separate conferences, handed out invitations to two of its four newcomer universities, FCS programs Jacksonville State and Sam Houston. They were both accepted and their C-USA membership takes effect also no later than July 2023.[12]

One week later on November 12, the Western Athletic Conference announced that Incarnate Word would join from the Southland after the 2021–22 school year.[13] The Southland also nearly lost McNeese to the WAC, but the Cowboys ultimately remained in the Southland.[14]

Rule changes

The following rule changes, recommended by the NCAA Football Rules Committee for the 2021 season on March 12 of that year, were approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on April 22.[15][16]

One recommended change that would have limited blocks below the waist to inside the tackle box was not approved.

Another rule change was made during the season:

"Points of Emphasis" for the 2021 season include:

Other headlines

Kickoff games

"Week Zero"

The regular season began with three games on Saturday, August 28:

FCS team wins over FBS teams

Non-DI team wins over FCS teams

Upsets

This section lists instances of unranked teams defeating ranked teams during the season.

Regular season

During the regular season, 33 unranked teams have defeated a ranked team.

Bowl games

Date Game Site Television Participants Affiliations Results References
Dec. 18 Celebration Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia
12:00 pm
ABC South Carolina State Bulldogs (6–5)
Jackson State Tigers (11–1)
MEAC
SWAC
South Carolina State 31
Jackson State 10
[19][20]

Regular season top 10 matchups

Rankings reflect the Stats Perform Poll.

Rankings

Main article: 2021 NCAA Division I FCS football rankings

The top 25 from the Stats Perform and USA Today Coaches Polls.

Pre-season polls

Stats Perform
Ranking Team
1 Sam Houston State (39)
2 James Madison (8)
3 South Dakota State (4)
4 North Dakota State
5 Delaware
6 Weber State
7 Southern Illinois
8 North Dakota
9 Montana
10 Jacksonville State
11 Eastern Washington
12 Montana State
13 Monmouth
14 Central Arkansas
15 Southeastern Louisiana
16 Villanova
17 VMI
18 Chattanooga
19 Kennesaw State
20 Austin Peay
21 Northern Iowa
22 Nicholls
23 UC Davis
24 Missouri State
25 North Carolina A&T
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Sam Houston State (18)
2 James Madison (9)
3 North Dakota State
4 South Dakota State (1)
5 Delaware
6 Weber State
7 North Dakota
8 Jacksonville State
9 Montana
10 Southern Illinois
11 Montana State
12 Monmouth
13 Central Arkansas
14 Eastern Washington
15 Villanova
16 Northern Iowa
17 Southeastern Louisiana
18 Chattanooga
19 VMI
20 Kennesaw State
21 UC Davis
22 Richmond
23 Nicholls
24 North Carolina A&T
25 Austin Peay

Final rankings

Rank Stats Perform[21] Coaches' Poll[22]
1 North Dakota State (14–1) (50) North Dakota State (14–1) (24)
2 Montana State (12–3) Montana State (12–3)
3 James Madison (12–2) James Madison (12–2)
4 South Dakota State (11–4) Sam Houston State (11–1)
5 Sam Houston State (11–1) South Dakota State (11–4)
6 Montana (10–3) Montana (10–3)
7 Eastern Washington (10–3) East Tennessee State (11–2)
8 Villanova (10–3) Villanova (10–3)
9 East Tennessee State (11–2) Eastern Washington (10–3)
10 Sacramento State (9–3) Kennesaw State (11–2)
11 Kennesaw State (11–2) Sacramento State (9–3)
12 Incarnate Word (10–3) UT Martin (10–3)
13 UT Martin (10–3) Incarnate Word (10–3)
14 Missouri State (8–4) Missouri State (8–4)
15 Southeastern Louisiana (9–4) Southeastern Louisiana (9–4)
16 Southern Illinois (8–5) UC Davis (8–4)
17 UC Davis (8–4) Southern Illinois (8–5)
18 South Dakota (7–5) Stephen F. Austin (8–4)
19 Holy Cross (10–3) Jackson State (11–2)
20 Dartmouth (9–1) South Dakota (7–5)
21 Stephen F. Austin (8–4) Princeton (9–1)
22 Jackson State (11–2) Holy Cross (10–3)
23 Northern Iowa (6–6) Dartmouth (9–1)
24 Princeton (9–1) Florida A&M (9–3)
25 Florida A&M (9–3) Northern Iowa (6–6)

Conference standings

2021 Big Sky Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 10 Sacramento State $^   8 0     9 3  
No. 2 Montana State ^   7 1     11 3  
No. 7 Eastern Washington ^   6 2     10 3  
No. 6 Montana ^   6 2     10 3  
No. 17 UC Davis ^   5 3     8 4  
Weber State   5 3     6 5  
Northern Arizona   4 4     5 6  
Portland State   4 4     5 6  
Idaho   3 5     4 7  
Northern Colorado   2 6     3 8  
Cal Poly   1 7     2 9  
Idaho State   1 7     1 10  
Southern Utah   0 8     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Big South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 11 Kennesaw State $^   7 0     11 2  
Monmouth   6 1     7 4  
North Carolina A&T   3 4     5 6  
North Alabama   3 4     3 8  
Charleston Southern   3 4     4 6  
Hampton   3 4     5 6  
Robert Morris   3 5     4 6  
Campbell   2 5     3 8  
Gardner–Webb   2 5     4 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Colonial Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 3 James Madison +^   7 1     12 2  
No. 8 Villanova +^   7 1     10 3  
Elon   5 3     6 5  
Rhode Island   4 4     7 4  
Maine   4 4     6 5  
Richmond   4 4     6 5  
William & Mary   4 4     6 5  
Stony Brook   4 4     5 6  
Delaware   3 5     5 6  
Towson   3 5     4 7  
New Hampshire   2 6     3 8  
Albany   1 7     2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Ivy League football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 20 Dartmouth +   6 1     9 1  
No. 24 Princeton +   6 1     9 1  
Harvard   5 2     8 2  
Yale   4 3     5 5  
Columbia   4 3     7 3  
Penn   1 6     3 7  
Brown   1 6     2 8  
Cornell   1 6     2 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
South Carolina State $   5 0     7 5  
North Carolina Central   4 1     6 5  
Delaware State   2 3     5 6  
Norfolk State   2 3     6 5  
Howard   1 4     3 8  
Morgan State   1 4     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
2021 Missouri Valley Football Conference standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 1 North Dakota State $^   7 1     14 1  
No. 14 Missouri State ^   6 2     8 4  
No. 16 Southern Illinois ^   5 3     8 5  
No. 18 South Dakota ^   5 3     7 5  
No. 4 South Dakota State ^   5 3     11 4  
No. 23 Northern Iowa ^   4 4     6 6  
Indiana State   3 5     5 6  
North Dakota   3 5     5 6  
Western Illinois   2 6     2 9  
Illinois State   2 6     4 7  
Youngstown State   2 6     3 7  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Northeast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Sacred Heart $^   6 1     8 4  
Duquesne   5 2     7 3  
Bryant   5 2     7 4  
Central Connecticut   4 3     4 7  
Saint Francis (PA)   4 3     5 6  
Merrimack *   2 5     5 6  
LIU   2 5     2 8  
Wagner   0 7     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Note: Merrimack ineligible for NEC title and FCS postseason play due to transition from NCAA Division II
2021 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 13 UT Martin $^   5 1     10 3  
Southeast Missouri State   4 2     4 7  
Austin Peay   4 2     6 5  
Tennessee State   3 3     5 6  
Murray State   3 3     6 5  
Eastern Illinois   1 5     1 10  
Tennessee Tech   1 5     3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Patriot League football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 19 Holy Cross $^   6 0     10 3  
Colgate   5 1     5 6  
Fordham   4 2     6 5  
Lehigh   3 3     3 8  
Lafayette   2 4     3 8  
Georgetown   1 5     2 8  
Bucknell   0 6     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Pioneer Football League standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Davidson +^   7 1     8 3  
San Diego +   7 1     7 4  
St. Thomas (MN)*   6 2     7 3  
Morehead State   6 2     7 4  
Marist   5 3     5 5  
Dayton   5 3     6 4  
Valparaiso   4 4     4 7  
Stetson   2 6     4 7  
Drake   1 7     2 9  
Butler   1 7     3 8  
Presbyterian   0 8     2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * – Ineligible for FCS playoffs due to transition from Division III
2021 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 9 East Tennessee State $^   7 1     11 2  
Mercer   6 2     7 3  
Chattanooga   5 3     6 5  
Western Carolina   4 4     4 7  
Furman   4 4     6 5  
VMI   4 4     6 5  
Samford   3 5     4 7  
The Citadel   3 5     4 7  
Wofford   0 8     1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Southland Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 12 Incarnate Word $^   7 1     10 3  
No. 15 Southeastern Louisiana ^   6 2     9 4  
Nicholls   5 3     6 5  
McNeese State *   3 5     4 7  
Northwestern State   3 5     3 8  
Houston Baptist   0 8     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * – Ineligible for FCS postseason play due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 22 Jackson State x$   8 0     11 2  
No. 25 Florida A&M ^   7 1     9 3  
Alabama A&M   5 3     7 3  
Mississippi Valley State   3 5     4 7  
Alabama State   3 5     5 6  
Bethune–Cookman   2 6     2 9  
West Division
Prairie View A&M x   6 2     7 5  
Alcorn State   5 3     6 5  
Grambling State   3 5     4 7  
Southern   3 5     4 7  
Texas Southern   2 6     3 8  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   1 7     2 9  
Championship: Jackson State 27, Prairie View A&M 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 WAC–ASUN Challenge football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 5 Sam Houston State $^   6 0     11 1  
No. 21 Stephen F. Austin ^   4 2     8 4  
Eastern Kentucky   4 2     7 4  
Central Arkansas   3 3     5 6  
Jacksonville State   3 3     5 6  
Abilene Christian   1 5     5 6  
Lamar   0 6     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll
2021 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 5 Sam Houston State $^   5 0     11 1  
No. 21 Stephen F. Austin ^   4 1     8 4  
Abilene Christian   2 2     5 6  
Tarleton State*   2 3     6 5  
Dixie State*   0 3     1 10  
Lamar   0 4     1 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * – Ineligible for FCS playoffs due to transition from Division II
Rankings from STATS Poll

Conference summaries

SWAC Championship Game

Main article: 2021 SWAC Championship Game (December)

Date Location Venue West Div. Champion Result East Div. Champion
December 4, 2021 Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium Jackson, Mississippi Prairie View A&M 10–27 Jackson State

Postseason

After the prior season's playoffs were reduced to a 16-team bracket, FCS returned to a 24-team bracket for this season: 11 of the teams were decided via automatic bids issued to conference champions (listed below) and 13 teams were determined via at-large bids; the top eight teams were seeded.[23]

Playoff qualifiers

Automatic berths for conference champions

Conference Team Appearance Last bid Result of last appearance
Big Sky Conference Sacramento State 2nd 2019 Second Round (L – Austin Peay)
Big South Conference Kennesaw State 4th 2019 Second Round (L – Weber State)
Colonial Athletic Association Villanova 14th 2019 First Round (L – Southeastern Louisiana)
Missouri Valley Football Conference North Dakota State 12th 2020 Quarterfinals (L – Sam Houston State)
Northeast Conference Sacred Heart 4th 2020 First Round (L – Delaware)
Ohio Valley Conference UT Martin 2nd 2006 Second Round (L – Southern Illinois)
Patriot League Holy Cross 4th 2020 First Round (L – South Dakota State)
Pioneer Football League Davidson 2nd 2020 First Round (L – Jacksonville State)
Southern Conference East Tennessee State 3rd 2018 First Round (L – Jacksonville State)
Southland Conference Incarnate Word 2nd 2018 First Round (L – Montana State)
Western Athletic Conference Sam Houston State 13th 2020 National Champions (W – South Dakota State)

At large qualifiers

Conference Team Appearance Last bid Result of last appearance
Big Sky Conference Eastern Washington 15th 2020 First Round (L – North Dakota State)
Montana 25th 2019 Quarterfinals (L – Weber State)
Montana State 11th 2019 Semifinals (L – North Dakota State)
UC Davis 2nd 2018 Quarterfinals (L – Eastern Washington)
Colonial Athletic Association James Madison 18th 2020 Semifinals (L – Sam Houston State)
Missouri Valley Football Conference Missouri State 3rd 2020 First Round (L – North Dakota)
Northern Iowa 23rd 2019 Quarterfinals (L – James Madison)
South Dakota 2nd 2017 Second Round (L – Sam Houston State)
South Dakota State 11th 2020 Championship Game (L – Sam Houston State)
Southern Illinois 10th 2020 Quarterfinals (L – South Dakota State)
Southland Conference Southeastern Louisiana 4th 2019 Second Round (L – Montana)
Southwestern Athletic Conference Florida A&M 8th 2001 First Round (L – Georgia Southern)
Western Athletic Conference Stephen F. Austin 8th 2014 First Round (L – Northern Iowa)

Abstentions

NCAA Division I playoff bracket

First Round
November 27
Campus sites
Second Round
December 3/4
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
December 10/11
Campus sites
Semifinals
December 17/18
Campus sites
National Championship
January 8
12:00 pm EST
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
1 Sam Houston State 49
Stephen F. Austin 28   Incarnate Word 42
Incarnate Word 35 1 Sam Houston State 19
8 Montana State 42
8 Montana State 26
UT Martin 32   UT Martin 7
Missouri State 31 8 Montana State 31
South Dakota State 17
5 Villanova 21
Sacred Heart 10   Holy Cross 16
Holy Cross 13 5 Villanova 21
South Dakota State 35
4 Sacramento State 19
UC Davis 24   South Dakota State 24
South Dakota State 56 8 Montana State 10
2 North Dakota State 38
3 James Madison 59
Florida A&M 14   Southeastern Louisiana 20
Southeastern Louisiana 38 3 James Madison 28
6 Montana 6
6 Montana 57
Northern Iowa 9   Eastern Washington 41
Eastern Washington 19 3 James Madison 14
2 North Dakota State 20
7 East Tennessee State 32
Davidson 21   Kennesaw State 31
Kennesaw State 48 7 East Tennessee State 3
2 North Dakota State 27
2 North Dakota State 38
Southern Illinois 22   Southern Illinois 7
South Dakota 10

Source:[24]

Coaching changes

Preseason and in-season

This is restricted to coaching changes that took place on or after May 1, 2021. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2021, see 2020 NCAA Division I FCS end-of-season coaching changes.

Team Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement
Stetson Roger Hughes May 7, 2021 Resigned[25] Brian Young
Colgate Dan Hunt May 17, 2021 Resigned[26] Stan Dakosty
LIU Bryan Collins June 29, 2021 Resigned[27] Jonathan Gill (interim)
Alabama State Donald Hill-Eley November 1, 2021 Fired[28] Travis Pearson (interim)
Jacksonville State John Grass November 6, 2021 Resigned[29] Maxwell Thurmond (interim)
Grambling State Broderick Fobbs November 15, 2021 Fired[30] Terrence Graves (interim)

End of season

Team Outgoing coach Date Reason Replacement
Western Illinois Jared Elliott November 10, 2021 Parted ways at end of season[31] Myers Hendrickson
Southern Utah Demario Warren November 15, 2021 Mutually parted ways[32] DeLane Fitzgerald
Idaho Paul Petrino November 19, 2021 Will not return in 2022[33] Jason Eck
Abilene Christian Adam Dorrel November 21, 2021 Fired[34] Keith Patterson
Idaho State Rob Phenicie November 21, 2021 Fired[35] Charlie Ragle
Lafayette John Garrett November 22, 2021 Fired[36] John Troxell
Alabama State Travis Pearson (interim) November 26, 2021 Permanent replacement[37] Eddie Robinson
Maine Nick Charlton November 28, 2021 Became OC at UConn[38] Jordan Stevens
Delaware Danny Rocco November 29, 2021 Fired[39] Ryan Carty[40]
Jacksonville State Maxwell Thurmond (interim) November 29, 2021 Permanent replacement[41] Rich Rodriguez
Butler Jeff Voris November 30, 2021 Resigned[42] Mike Uremovich
New Hampshire Sean McDonnell December 1, 2021 Retired[43] Ricky Santos
Presbyterian Kevin Kelley December 4, 2021 Resigned[44] Steve Englehart
Incarnate Word Eric Morris December 5, 2021 Became OC at Washington State[45] G. J. Kinne
McNeese State Frank Wilson December 7, 2021 Became associate head coach at LSU[46] Gary Goff
Southern Jason Rollins (interim) December 7, 2021 Permanent replacement[47] Eric Dooley
Prairie View A&M Eric Dooley December 7, 2021 Hired by Southern[47] Bubba McDowell
Grambling State Terrence Graves (interim) December 10, 2021 Permanent replacement[48] Hue Jackson
East Tennessee State Randy Sanders December 13, 2021 Retired[49] George Quarles
LIU Jonathan Gill (interim) January 3, 2022 Permanent replacement Ron Cooper
Eastern Illinois Adam Cushing January 11, 2022 Became OL coach at Duke Chris Wilkerson
Morgan State Tyrone Wheatley February 12, 2022 Became RB coach for Denver Broncos

See also

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