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Kyle Caskey
Running Backs

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Kyle Caskey is in his eighth season on the Bengals’ coaching staff, and in 2017 he is in his fourth year as running backs coach. He has guided the careers of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, players now entering their prime as Cincinnati’s top two returning HBs.

      Kyle Caskey is in his eighth season on the Bengals’ coaching staff, and in 2017 he is in his fourth year as running backs coach. He has guided the careers of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, players now entering their prime as Cincinnati’s top two returning HBs.

      Hill has played all three of his previous seasons with Caskey as his position coach. Hill has scored 29 regular-season rushing touchdowns, tied with New England’s LeGarrette Blount for most in the NFL from 2014-16. Hill has 32 TDs in his 49 total games, including one regular-season receiving TD and two rushing scores in the playoffs.

      In 2016, Hill rushed for 839 yards and led the team in yards from scrimmage (1013), and while doing so he handled the most touches (243) without a fumble of any NFL player.

      Bernard has been a Caskey charge for three of his four seasons. Though he missed the last six games of 2016 with a knee injury, he has a four-season average of 1028 yards from scrimmage. Under Caskey he set a Bengals game record for receiving yards by a RB (128) in 2015 at Arizona. And at his current receiving pace, even allowing for the six missed games in 2016, he would top James Brooks in three years for career receptions by a Bengals RB and would top Brooks in four years for most receiving yards by Bengals RB.

      In 2014, Caskey’s first year as a primary position coach, the Bengals ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing (134.2), the club’s best offensive rushing ranking since 2000. Hill rushed for a rookie season of 1124 yards, with a 5.1-yard per-carry average, the highest by a primary Bengals rusher since James Brooks in 1990. Hill was worked into his role gradually, with only 50 carries in the first seven games, but over the last nine weeks he was the NFL’s leading rusher, posting 929 of his yards. His total was best by more than 100 yards.

      Caskey worked his first two Bengals seasons (2011-12) in the offensive quality control area, and for ’12-13 he added the designation of assistant offensive line coach. In his OL role in 2013, he helped the line deliver
consistent quality play despite significant injury-related shuffles. Cincinnati posted NFL rankings of third in fewest sacks allowed (29) and tied for sixth in scoring (26.9).

      Caskey came to Cincinnati from the University of Mississippi, where he served in 2009 as a defensive assistant, working primarily with safeties. He entered college coaching in 2004 at Louisiana-Monroe as a graduate assistant. He coached safeties in ’04 and linebackers in ’05. In ’05, the Warhawks were Sun Belt Conference co-champions.

      From 2006-08, Caskey was at Indiana State. In 2008, he coached the TEs and RBs while also serving as recruiting coordinator. The ’08 ISU recruit class was ranked seventh among NCAA FCS teams by Rivals.com. He was TE/WRs coach at Indiana State in 2006, and was defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator in ’07.

      He has earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M, and he holds master’s degrees from both A&M (agribusiness) and Louisiana-Monroe (instructional technology).

      Caskey’s hometown is Daingerfield, Texas. He is married (wife Kayla), with
a son, Olsen Kyle, born this past April. He played tight end at Texas A&M in 1997-98, and while he was on the team, the Aggies won a Big 12 championship (’98) and played in the Cotton and Sugar bowls.

      He was a four-year Aggie letterman in track and field from 1999-2002, including ’00 All-Big 12 honors in the discus. He earned Big 12 All-Academic honors three times — in 2000, ’01 and ’02.

 

     Playing and coaching history: 1997-98—Played tight end, Texas A&M. 2004-05—Graduate assistant, Louisiana-Monroe. 2006-08—Assistant coach (AC), Indiana State. 2009—AC, University of Mississippi. 2010-present—AC, Cincinnati Bengals.


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