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James Saxon

Running Backs

College: San Jose State

Hometown: Burton, SC

Experience: 23 years


Veteran running backs coach James Saxon is in his fourth season with the Cardinals after he was hired on 2/6/19.

Saxon has 22 seasons of experience as a running backs coach (2000-19) in the NFL after an eight-year playing career with the Chiefs (1988-91), Dolphins (1992-94) and Eagles (1995). In 22 years as an assistant coach, his running backs have earned 16 Pro Bowl selections and rushed for 1,000 yards in a season 11 times. Saxon has been a part of five different franchises that have posted nine total postseason appearances during his career.