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Sam Gash

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Gash in 2012
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Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-03-07) March 7, 1969 (age 46)
Place of birth: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL draft: 1992 / Round: 8 / Pick: 205
Career history
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*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
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Receptions: 169
Total Yards: 1,674
Total Touchdowns: 15
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Samuel Lee Gash Jr. (born March 7, 1969) is a former American football fullback. He is the current running backs coach for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Professional career

He was drafted in the eighth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. A two time Pro Bowler in his twelve-year career, Gash played for the Patriots (1992–1997), Buffalo Bills (1998–1999, 2003), and the Baltimore Ravens (2000–2002). In 1999, Gash earned the unique distinction of being the first back in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl without carrying the ball at all during the regular season.[1] He won a Super Bowl in 2000 with the Baltimore Ravens. Gash was cut by the New Orleans Saints one day before the 2004 training camp began.


Gash began his coaching career with the New York Jets as an assistant running backs coach in 2005. In January 2007, Gash was hired as the Detroit Lions' assistant special teams coach. In 2008, he became the Lions' running backs coach.

Gash was fired by the Lions on December 31, 2012.[2]

On February 10, 2014, Gash was announced as the running backs coach of the Green Bay Packers.[3]


Gash has a younger brother, Eric, who played outside linebacker collegiately at the University of North Carolina. Eric Gash became the head coach at his alma mater, Hendersonville High School for the 2014 season. He is only the second African-American hired as a head football coach at a western North Carolina high school since the integration of schools in the late 1960s Sam Gash also has a cousin, Thane, who played safety for the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.[4]

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