Kirby Wilson

Running Backs

Experience: 21 years


Kirby Wilson returns to the Cardinals to coach running backs for his second tenure with the team after previously working in the same capacity for three years (2004-06). He was hired by Arizona on 2/14/18. 

Wilson has 24 years of experience coaching running backs, including 20 years in the NFL during which time he has coached five running backs who rank in the top 25 in career rushing yards (Emmitt Smith-1, Curtis Martin-4, Adrian Peterson-12, Edgerrin James-13, Thomas Jones-25) and two of the top four all-time reception leaders among running backs (Larry Centers-1, Keith Byars-4). He has helped seven different running backs run for 1,000+ yards a total of eight times and has mentored four different players to the Pro Bowl. Wilson has been to the playoffs with four different franchises, highlighted by victories in Super Bowl XXXVII with Tampa in 2002 and Super Bowl XLIII with Pittsburgh in 2008 and has been a part of teams that have won six division titles and advanced to the postseason eight times.