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Craig Aukerman
Assistant Special Teams
College:
University of Findlay
Hometown:
McComb, OH
Experience:
4

Bio

In his first season with the Chargers, Aukerman worked side-by-side with Kevin Spencer as the Chargers produced two of the NFL’s top specialists. Punter Mike Scifres went the first nine games of the season without a touchback and landed 30 of his 56 punts (53.6 pct.) inside the 20, the highest percentage in the NFL. Kicker Nick Novak also had an outstanding season, making a team-record-tying 34 field goals while finishing the year 34-of-37 for a new team record 91.9 percent conversion rate. It included a perfect 11-of-11 from beyond 40 yards.

A native of McComb, Ohio, Aukerman was a two-time NAIA All-America at the University of Findlay (Ohio) where he lined up at defensive back and wide receiver, while also contributing on special teams during a career that spanned the 1995-98 seasons. He graduated in 1999 with a degree in elementary education and a year later began coaching as the school’s wide receivers coach.

Aukerman spent the next 10 seasons coaching collegiately before making a leap to the NFL in 2010 when he was hired as a defensive assistant with the Denver Broncos. He spent one year with the Broncos where he worked on the same staff as Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy. Aukerman spent two seasons in Jacksonville prior to joining the Chargers, including 2012 as assistant special teams coach when rookie punter Bryan Anger led all NFL rookies and ranked sixth in the NFL with a 47.8-yard punting average.

Aukerman and his wife, Summer, have two sons, Cayden and Bryce.

In his first season with the Chargers, Aukerman worked side-by-side with Kevin Spencer as the Chargers produced two of the NFL’s top specialists. Punter Mike Scifres went the first nine games of the season without a touchback and landed 30 of his 56 punts (53.6 pct.) inside the 20, the highest percentage in the NFL. Kicker Nick Novak also had an outstanding season, making a team-record-tying 34 field goals while finishing the year 34-of-37 for a new team record 91.9 percent conversion rate. It included a perfect 11-of-11 from beyond 40 yards.

A native of McComb, Ohio, Aukerman was a two-time NAIA All-America at the University of Findlay (Ohio) where he lined up at defensive back and wide receiver, while also contributing on special teams during a career that spanned the 1995-98 seasons. He graduated in 1999 with a degree in elementary education and a year later began coaching as the school’s wide receivers coach.

Aukerman spent the next 10 seasons coaching collegiately before making a leap to the NFL in 2010 when he was hired as a defensive assistant with the Denver Broncos. He spent one year with the Broncos where he worked on the same staff as Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy. Aukerman spent two seasons in Jacksonville prior to joining the Chargers, including 2012 as assistant special teams coach when rookie punter Bryan Anger led all NFL rookies and ranked sixth in the NFL with a 47.8-yard punting average.

Aukerman and his wife, Summer, have two sons, Cayden and Bryce.

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