Special Teams Coordinator
16th Year in NFL • 6th Year with the Bills
Danny Crossman is in his sixth year with
the Buffalo Bills as the team’s special teams
In 2017, Buffalo’s special teams ranked seventh in the NFL, according
to the annual rankings compiled by esteemed NFL writer Rick Gosselin.
Under Crossman’s tutelage, kicker Stephen Hauschka set an NFL record of
13 completed field goals from 50 or more yards.
In 2016, the Bills punt return unit was sixth in punt return average.
Additionally, the unit tied for the NFL lead with eight returns of 20 or
more yards. In 2015, punter Colton Schmidt particularly thrived under
Crossman’s watch, setting a franchise record with a 41.3 net punting
Prior to his time with the Bills, Crossman spent three seasons (2010-12) with
the Detroit lions, where he served as the team’s special teams coordinator.
While with the Lions, Crossman advanced to the playoffs once in 2011.
From 2003-09, Crossman served on the Carolina Panthers coaching staff.
In that time, the Panthers earned three playoff appearances and went to
two NFC Championship games. Before entering the NFL coaching ranks,
Crossman coached at the college level, serving stints at Michigan State
(2002), Georgia Tech (1999-2001), Central Florida (1997-98), Western
Kentucky (1994-96) and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (1993).
A three-year letterman at Pittsburgh, Crossman helped the Panthers to a 22-
12-1 record in those three years and appearances in the 1987 Bluebonnet
Bowl and the 1989 Sun Bowl. He moved to strong safety as a senior and
earned team MVP honors, as well as second-team All-America accolades
after posting 62 tackles and one interception. He and his wife, Susan, have a
son, Kyle, and a daughter, Kaylie.
CROSSMAN’S COACHING HISTORY
Buffalo Bills 2013-present Special Teams Coordinator
Detroit Lions 2010-12 Special Teams Coordinator
Carolina Panthers 2005-09 Special Teams Coordinator
Carolina Panthers 2003-04 Special Teams Assistant
Michigan St. 2002 Linebackers/Special Teams
Georgia Tech 2001 Defensive Backs/Special Teams
Georgia Tech 1999-00 Special Teams/Defensive Ends
Central Florida 1997-98 Defensive Backs/Special Teams
Western Kentucky 1996 Outside LBs/Special Teams
Western Kentucky 1994-95 Special Teams/Secondary
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 1993 Defensive Backs/Special Teams
18th Year in NFL • 1st Year with the Bills
Brian Daboll enters his first year with
the Buffalo Bills as the team’s offensive
coordinator in 2018.
Daboll brings a vast amount of winning experience to the Buffalo Bills
coaching staff. A West Seneca, N.Y., native, Daboll won a national
championship as the offensive coordinator at Alabama in 2017. Alabama’s
offense scored in 49 consecutive quarters during the 2017 season, marking
the NCAA’s longest streak since 2005. Daboll coached the New England
Patriots for a total of 11 seasons (2000-06, 2013-16) and won five Super
Bowl titles as an assistant (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX and LI).
While Daboll served as Patriots tight ends coach (2013-16), tight end
Rob Gronkowski earned Associated Press first All-Pro honors in 2014 and
2015. Daboll spent the 2012 season as the offensive coordinator for the
Kansas City Chiefs, where running back Jamaal Charles finished fourth in
the NFL in rushing, tallying 1,509 yards, and earned Pro Bowl honors.
Throughout his NFL tenure, Daboll has also served on the coaching staff
for the Miami Dolphins (2011), Cleveland Browns (2009-10) and the New
York Jets (2007-08).
Daboll graduated from the University of Rochester in 1997 and was a twoyear
starter at safety for the Yellow Jackets. He attended St. Francis High
School with Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell, Los
Angeles Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco and Notre Dame special
teams coordinator Brian Polian. He and his wife Beth have six children:
Mark, Christian, Aiden, Haven, Avery and Luke.
DABOLL’S COACHING HISTORY
Buffalo Bills 2018 Offensive Coordinator
New England Patriots 2013-16 Tight Ends Coach
Kansas City Chiefs 2012 Offensive Coordinator
Miami Dolphins 2011 Offensive Coordinator
Cleveland Browns 2009-10 Offensive Coordinator
New York Jets 2007-08 Quarterbacks Coach
New England Patriots 2000-06 Defensive Assistant/Wide Receivers
Coach (starting in 2002)
Alabama 2017 Offensive Coordinator
Michigan State 1998-99 Graduate Assistant
William & Mary 1997 Volunteer Assistant
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