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

Bio

Aukerman joins the Chargers in 2013 after spending two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including 2012 season as their assistant special teams coach.        

The Jaguars had a star in rookie punter Bryan Anger, who led all NFL rookies and ranked sixth in the NFL with a 47.8-yard punting average and a 40.8-yard gross average that was the league’s seventh-highest. Aukerman spent the 2011 season as a defensive staff assistant for the Jaguars and he worked primarily with the team’s linebackers. Jacksonville ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense in ’11 and was led by linebacker Paul Posluszny, who led the Jags with a career-high 192 tackles, including nine for loss, and Daryl Smith, who was second on the team with 166 stops, including a franchise-record 15 for loss.      

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

Aukerman joins the Chargers in 2013 after spending two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including 2012 season as their assistant special teams coach.        

The Jaguars had a star in rookie punter Bryan Anger, who led all NFL rookies and ranked sixth in the NFL with a 47.8-yard punting average and a 40.8-yard gross average that was the league’s seventh-highest. Aukerman spent the 2011 season as a defensive staff assistant for the Jaguars and he worked primarily with the team’s linebackers. Jacksonville ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense in ’11 and was led by linebacker Paul Posluszny, who led the Jags with a career-high 192 tackles, including nine for loss, and Daryl Smith, who was second on the team with 166 stops, including a franchise-record 15 for loss.      

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

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