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Coaches

Chris Foerster
Offensive Line
College:
Colorado State
Experience:
21

Chris Foerster is entering his 22nd season of developing some of the game’s top offensive linemen in 2014 in his fifth season as Offensive Line Coach of the Washington Redskins.

 Foerster presided over the offensive line partially responsible for the NFL’s top rushing attack across the 2012-13 seasons, helping the Redskins amass a league-leading 4,873 in that two-season span. Washington (5.01) was one of only two NFL teams to average at least 5.0 yards per carry across those two years. In 2013, Foerster’s unit powered the Redskins to the fifth-most rushing yards in the league (2,164) and helped the Redskins rush for 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2005-06.  He oversaw the continued development of tackle Trent Williams, who earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl berth for his play in 2013.

Chris Foerster is entering his 22nd season of developing some of the game’s top offensive linemen in 2014 in his fifth season as Offensive Line Coach of the Washington Redskins.

 Foerster presided over the offensive line partially responsible for the NFL’s top rushing attack across the 2012-13 seasons, helping the Redskins amass a league-leading 4,873 in that two-season span. Washington (5.01) was one of only two NFL teams to average at least 5.0 yards per carry across those two years. In 2013, Foerster’s unit powered the Redskins to the fifth-most rushing yards in the league (2,164) and helped the Redskins rush for 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2005-06.  He oversaw the continued development of tackle Trent Williams, who earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl berth for his play in 2013.

 Foerster led a unit in 2012 that was maligned by many before the start of the season but proved to be one of the league’s most productive and most consistent groups. Behind Foerster’s unit, Washington rushed for a team-record 2,709 yards, marking the franchise’s first team rushing crown since 1933, the team’s second year of existence. The line was an integral part of Washington’s first NFC East championship since 1999, blocking for the team’s young backfield in 2012 that featured rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (who set the NFL rookie record for passer rating - 102.4), rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins (who threw for a team-season-high 329 yards in his only start) and rookie running back Alfred Morris (who became the team record holder for rushing yards in a season - 1,613).

 In 2011, Foerster played an integral role in developing an offensive line that featured 10 different starting combinations in 16 games. Foerster helped groom two rookies as starters, as undrafted rookie tackle Willie Smith and seventh-round rookie guard Maurice Hurt started a combined 11 games for the Redskins in Weeks 9-16. The line helped pave the way for three different rushers to compile a total of six 100-yard single-game rushing performances, including three by rookie running back Roy Helu, two by rookie running back Evan Royster, and one by running back Ryan Torain.

 During the 2010 season, Foerster molded an offensive line featuring four new starters into a unit that helped Washington feature one of the league’s most explosive downfield passing attacks. The protection of Foerster’s line played an integral role in allowing the Redskins to lead the league in 50-plus-yard receptions in 2010 (nine). He continues to help develop left tackle Trent Williams, the team’s 2010 first-round pick (fourth overall), who started 14 games as a rookie.

 Prior to joining the Redskins in 2010, Foerster spent two years as the offensive line coach of the San Francisco 49ers. In 2009, Foerster’s line helped running back Frank Gore rush for 1,120 yards, the second-highest total of his career and his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season. Gore also set a career high with 10 rushing touchdowns and earned his second Pro Bowl selection.

 Foerster was originally hired as the 49ers Co-Offensive Line Coach on February 15, 2008 before assuming the title of Offensive Line Coach in Week 8 of the 2008 season.

 Foerster’s 2008 line helped pave the way for running back Frank Gore’s third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season, while also blocking for an offensive unit that ranked fifth in the NFL in plays of 20-or-more yards (64). In the final eight games of the season, the offensive line limited opponents to two sacks per game after allowing four sacks per contest during the first half of the year.

 During his 21-year NFL coaching career, Foerster’s teams have combined for 11 playoff appearances and two championship games. During that time, he has coached at least one Pro Bowl player in 13 of those seasons.

 Prior to joining the 49ers, Foerster spent three years (2005-07) as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Under Foerster, 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jonathan Ogden made the Pro Bowl in all three seasons. In 2007, the offensive line cleared the way for running back Willis McGahee to rush for 1,207 yards, the second-highest total of his career, and earn a trip to the Pro Bowl. The 2006 Ravens offense set team records for fewest sacks allowed (17) and most wins in a season (13).

 Before joining the Ravens, Foerster served as the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins (2004), tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts (2002-03) and offensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2001). While in Tampa Bay, Foerster helped three players make a combined five Pro Bowl appearances - Tony Mayberry (1997-99), Jeff Christy (2000) and Randall McDaniel (2000). As the assistant offensive line/tight ends coach for the Minnesota Vikings (1993-95), Foerster helped tutor Hall of Fame guard Randall McDaniel, who earned Pro Bowl appearances in all three seasons and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

 Now entering his fourth decade in coaching, Foerster has also previously made an impact in the collegiate ranks, serving as the offensive line coach for the University of Minnesota (1992), assistant offensive line/special teams coach for Stanford (1988-91) and offensive line coach for Colorado State (1983-87). He began his coaching career in 1982 as a graduate assistant at Colorado State after a successful career with the Rams as a center from 1979-82. Foerster originally joined the Rams football team as a walk-on before earning a scholarship as a sophomore.

 

FOERSTER FOOTBALL TIMELINE

1982:                Graduate Assistant, Colorado State
1983-88:            Asst. Offensive Line/Offensive Line, Colorado State
1988-91:            Asst. Offensive Line/Special Teams, Stanford
1992:                Offensive Line, Minnesota
1993-95:            Asst. Offensive Line/Tight Ends, Minnesota Vikings
1996-2001:        Offensive Line, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2002-03:            Tight Ends, Indianapolis Colts
2004:                 Offensive Coordinator, Miami Dolphins
2005-07:            Offensive Line/Asst. Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens
2008-09:            Offensive Line, San Francisco 49ers
2010-Present :    Offensive Line: Washington Redskins

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