Sam Gash
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-03-07) March 7, 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 8 / Pick: 205
Debuted in 1992 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2003 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
As Player
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As Coach
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     169
Total Yards     1,674
Total Touchdowns     15
Stats at

Samuel Lee Gash Jr. (born March 7, 1969) is a former American football fullback. He is also a former running backs coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

Professional careerEdit

He was drafted in the eighth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. A two time Pro Bowler in his twelve-year career, Gash played for the Patriots (1992–1997), Buffalo Bills (1998–1999, 2003), and the Baltimore Ravens (2000–2002). In 1999, Gash earned the unique distinction of being the first back in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl without carrying the ball at all during the regular season.[1] He won a Super Bowl in 2000 with the Baltimore Ravens. Gash was cut by the New Orleans Saints one day before the 2004 training camp began.


Gash began his coaching career with the New York Jets as an assistant running backs coach in 2005. In January 2007, Gash was hired as the Detroit Lions' assistant special teams coach. In 2008, he became the Lions' running backs coach.

Gash was fired by the Lions on December 31, 2012.[2]


Gash has a younger brother, Eric, who played outside linebacker collegiately at the University of North Carolina and a cousin, Thane, who played safety for the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.[3]

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