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Chris Rumph

Defensive Line


Chris Rumph enters his first season with the Minnesota Vikings and third overall in the NFL as defensive line coach after spending the 2021 season as the defensive line coach for the Chicago Bears. Rumph brings two-plus decades of coaching experience, including 18 in the collegiate ranks and two in the NFL.

During his college coaching career, he worked with 25 NFL draft picks, including three first-round selections (DE Gaines Adams, DT Taven Bryan, DT Malcom Brown) and one Pro Bowler (S Quandre Diggs).

In the 2021 season, Rumph's second in the NFL, Chicago registered 49 sacks on the season, fourth-most in the league. Additionally, Chicago's defense limited opponents to a third-down conversion rate of 42.1%, which ranked second in the NFL behind the Buffalo Bills (40.7%).

He entered the professional coaching ranks as outside linebackers coach for the Houston Texans in 2020.