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Curtis Modkins

Running Backs/Running Game Coordinator


The Minnesota Vikings named Curtis Modkins running backs/run game coordinator on Feb. 16, 2022. Modkins, a 27-year coaching veteran, has spent the past four seasons with the Denver Broncos as the team's running backs coach.

Modkins has been with seven previous teams since his start in the NFL in 2008, primarily serving as a running backs coach but has offensive coordinator experience with the Buffalo Bills (2010-12) and San Francisco 49ers (2016), the same 49ers staff that Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Head Coach Kevin O'Connell worked on 2016. Modkins has worked with two NFL Pro Bowlers, RB Phillip Lindsay (2018) and RB C.J. Spiller (2012), and four 1,000-yard rushers, Lindsay (Denver, 2018-19), RB Jordan Howard (Chicago, 2017), Reggie Bush (Lions, 2013) and Spiller (Bills, 2012).

During the 2021 season, Modkins helped guide RB Melvin Gordon III (918) and rookie RB Javonte Williams (903) to 900-plus-yard seasons, becoming the first running back duo since Houston Texans RBs Arian Foster (1,224) and Ben Tate (942) in 2011 to accomplish this feat. Additionally, Gordon III and Williams both scored two touchdowns against Detroit in Week 14, becoming just the third running back duo in Broncos history to post two touchdowns in the same game, the first since RBs Gene Mingo and Al Frazier against the Oakland Raiders in 1962. Williams, a 2021 PFWA All-Rookie Team member, posted 1,129 scrimmage yards in 2021, becoming just the seventh rookie in team history to finish the season with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards.