Coach Larry Centers played 14 years in the NFL and was known as maybe the best pass-catching fullbacks in NFL history. During his career, he was selected to the Pro Bowl three different times and was a key part of the New England Patriots Super Bowl championship backfield with Tom Brady and Kevin Faulk. He holds the NFL record for running backs for most receptions in a season (101 in 1995) and was the first NFL running back to have 100 receptions in one season. He held the career record for receptions for a running back in the NFL.
He also was the lead blocker for many star running backs, including Washington’s Steven Davis’ breakout-season of 1,318 in 2000.
Centers's 827 receptions (19th all-time) are currently the second most by any non-wide receiver in NFL history, with tight end Tony Gonzalez having surpassed his mark in 2008. Because NFL fullbacks are now almost exclusively used as blockers, Centers may be remembered as the greatest pass receiving fullback ever.
In his 14 NFL seasons, Centers rushed for 2,188 yards, caught 827 passes for 6,797 yards, returned five punts for 30 yards, returned 33 kickoffs for 617 yards and scored 42 touchdowns (14 rushing/28 receiving).
|FBU Running Back Coach|
|College: Stephen F. Austin College
Drafted: 1990 / Round: 5 / Pick: 115
Arizona Cardinals (1990-98)
Washington Redskins (1999-00)
Buffalo Bills (2001-02)
New England Patriots (2003)
3× Pro Bowl selection (1995, 1996, 2001)
All-Pro selection (1996)
Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII)