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James Saxon

Running Backs

College: San Jose State

Hometown: Burton, SC

Experience: 20 years


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

Saxon has 19 seasons of experience as a running backs coach (2000-18) in the NFL after an eight-year playing career in the league with the Chiefs (1988-91), Dolphins (1992-94) and Eagles (1995). In 19 years as an assistant coach, his running backs have earned 15 Pro Bowl selections and rushed for 1,000 yards in a season 11 times. Saxon has been a part of four different franchises that have posted eight total postseason appearances during his career.