American Football Database
American Football Database
John Settle
Date of birth: (1965-06-02) June 2, 1965 (age 56)
Place of birth: Reidsville, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s): Running Back
College: Appalachian State
 As player:
1987-1990 Atlanta Falcons
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Playing stats at

John R. Settle (born June 2, 1965 in Reidsville, North Carolina), is currently the running backs coach of the Cleveland Browns. He is also a former professional American football player. A 5'9", 207-lb. undrafted running back from Appalachian State University, Settle attended Rockingham County High School and played for the Atlanta Falcons from 1987 to 1990. During the 1988 NFL season, he was selected to the 1988 Pro Bowl after rushing for a career high 1,024 yards and 7 touchdowns. He was the first undrafted running back in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.

College Statistics

  • 1983: 135 carries for 613 yards with 4 TD
  • 1984: 185 carries for 795 yards with 5 TD
  • 1985: 254 carries for 1,340 yards with 14 TD
  • 1986: 317 carries for 1,661 yards with 20 TD

Settle is the running backs coach for the Cleveland Browns. While at Appalachian State, Settle was a founding member of the Pi Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Coaching Timeline