- Maurice Carthon
Maurice Carthon Date of birth April 24, 1961 Place of birth Chicago, Illinois Position(s) Running back
College Arkansas State Stats Playing stats Pro Football Reference Playing stats DatabaseFootball Team(s) as a player 1983-1985
New Jersey Generals (USFL)
New York Giants
Team(s) as a coach/administrator 1994-1996
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs
(Assistant Head Coach)
Carthon is currently an assistant head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to his current assignment, he served two seasons as the running backs coach for the Arizona Cardinals, as well as the offensive coordinator for the NFL's Cleveland Browns (2005–06), an offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys and running backs coach for several teams.
Carthon attended Osceola High School in Osceola, Arkansas and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, he was a two-time All-Conference honoree where he played tight end. In basketball, he was named the state's Most Valuable Player as a senior.
Carthon attended Arkansas State University and was a star in football. In football, he was a two-time All-Southland Conference selection, and as a senior, he was the team's captain and led the team in rushing yards. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Carthon started his pro football career with the USFL's New Jersey Generals, primarily as a blocking back for Herschel Walker. In 1985, Carthon played a final season with the Generals, then went almost immediately to New York Giants training camp. From February to June, his USFL career consisted of 3 preseason games, 18 regular season games, and a final playoff on June 30, 1985. After reporting to the Giants in July, he played an additional 5 preseason games, 16 regular season games, and two playoff rounds, for a total of 45 contests in less than a year.
Carthon wore the number 44 in his career as a fullback with the New York Giants. He was considered a bruising back with superb blocking skills. Carthon was a very durable player, missing only one game out of 76 when he was with the Giants.
Carthon won two championship rings with the Giants in Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV. His best season was in 1986, when he finished as the team's second leading rusher with 260 yards, while also helping diminutive halfback Joe Morris rush for a then-franchise record 1,516 yards.
Carthon retired after the 1992 season with 950 career rushing yards, 90 receptions for 745 yards, and 3 touchdowns.
Maurice Carthon resigned as Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator on October 24, 2006 after Cleveland managed only seven points against the Denver Broncos. Under Carthon, the Browns had managed a league-low 232 points in 2005 and had only scored 88 points through six games in 2006. Carthon was the third NFL offensive coordinator to be fired during the 2006 season. Fans—obviously fed up with Carthon—started the "Mo's Gotta Go" movement in October 2006. A website www.firemauricecarthon.com was created to express some fans' displeasure.
In early 2008, reports surfaced about a potential reuniting of Carthon and old coach Bill Parcells in Miami. Carthon would not be a candidate for the Miami Dolphins head coaching vacancy, but rather a candidate for offensive coordinator.
Carthon been known as a "Parcells Guy", following his former coach from coaching place to place. He has coached under Parcells for the New England Patriots, the New York Jets and, most recently, the Dallas Cowboys.
Sporting positions Preceded by
Detroit Lions Offensive Coordinator
Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator
Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
Arizona Cardinals Running Back Coach
Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Head Coach
New York Giants Super Bowl XXV Champions
2 Raul Allegre | 5 Sean Landeta | 6 Matt Cavanaugh | 9 Matt Bahr | 11 Phil Simms | 15 Jeff Hostetler | 21 Reyna Thompson | 22 Lee Rouson | 23 Perry Williams | 24 Ottis Anderson (MVP) | 25 Mark Collins | 26 Dave Duerson | 27 Rodney Hampton | 28 Everson Walls | 29 Myron Guyton | 30 Dave Meggett | 34 Lewis Tillman | 43 David Whitmore | 44 Maurice Carthon | 46 Roger Brown | 47 Greg Jackson | 51 Bobby Abrams | 52 Pepper Johnson | 55 Gary Reasons | 56 Lawrence Taylor | 57 Larry McGrew | 58 Carl Banks | 59 Brian Williams | 60 Eric Moore | 61 Bob Kratch | 64 Tom Rehder | 65 Bart Oates | 70 Leonard Marshall | 72 Doug Riesenberg | 73 John Washington | 74 Erik Howard | 76 Jumbo Elliott | 77 Eric Dorsey | 80 Bob Mrosko | 81 Stacy Robinson | 82 Mark Ingram | 84 Troy Kyles | 85 Stephen Baker | 87 Howard Cross | 89 Mark Bavaro | 93 Mike Fox | 98 Johnie Cooks | 99 Steve DeOssie
Head Coach: Bill Parcells
Coaches: Bill Belichick | Romeo Crennel | Tom Coughlin | Ron Erhardt | Al Groh | Ray Handley | Fred Hoaglin | Johnny Parker | Mike Pope | Mike Sweatman | Charlie Weis
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