Dan Hammerschmidt
    Dan Hammerschmidt

    Hometown:
    San Diego, Calif.

    Position:
    Running Backs

    Experience:
    First Season

    Alma Mater:
    Colorado State, 1987

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    DAN HAMMERSCHMIDT
    Hometown San Diego, Calif.
    College Colorado State, 1987
    Family children, Holly and Michael
    PLAYING EXPERIENCE
    Level School, Position
    College Colorado State, 1982-85
    COACHING EXPERIENCE
    Year School, Position
    2014- University of Houston, Running Backs
    2012-13 Houston Texans, Offensive Assistant
    2010-11 Colorado State, Passing Game Coord., WRs
    2009 Wyoming, Asst. Head Coach, WRs and TEs
    2008 Rice, Wide Receivers
    2001-07 Colorado State, Co-Offensive Coord., QBs
    1996-00 Colorado State, Wide Receivers
    1995 Virginia Military Institute, Secondary
    1989-94 Duke, Secondary
    1988 Duke, Outside Linebackers, Special Teams
    1987 TCU, Graduate Assistant
    1986 Colorado State, Student Assistant
    POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
    Year Bowl, School
    2012 NFL Divisional Round, Houston Texans
    2009 New Mexico Bowl, Wyoming
    2008 Texas Bowl, Rice
    2005 Poinsettia Bowl, Colorado State
    2003 San Francisco Bowl, Colorado State
    2002 Liberty Bowl, Colorado State
    2001 New Orleans Bowl, Colorado State
    2000 Liberty Bowl, Colorado State
    1999 Liberty Bowl, Colorado State
    1997 Holiday Bowl, Colorado State
    1994 Hall of Fame Bowl, Duke
    1989 All-American Bowl, Duke

    Coaching Accomplishments

    • Dan Hammerschmidt enters his first season as the running backs coach at the University of Houston.

    • The 28-year coaching veteran most recently served two season as an offensive assistant for the Houston Texans.

    • With Hammerschmidt on staff, the Texans set a franchise record with 26.0 points per game in 2012 as a franchise-record seven offensive players earned Pro Bowl invites. Running back Arian Foster led the NFL with 17 touchdowns and ranked second in the AFC with 1,424 yards rushing while receiver Andre Johnson had 1,598 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Quarterback Matt Schaub earned Pro Bowl honors as did three offensive linemen: left tackle Duane Brown, left guard Wade Smith and center Chris Myers.

    • Prior to his stint on the professional level, Hammerschmidt spent 26 seasons on the collegiate level including 19 years in three different periods at Colorado State, his last from 2010-11 as the team's wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.

    • He was first a part of the CSU staff from 1996-2007, spending the first five seasons as the wide receivers coach before being promoted to co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2001. His honor roll at of award winners at CSU was highlighted by quarterback Bradlee Van Pelt being named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003.

    • Sandwiched between his two stops at Colorado State was a season in Wyoming (2009) as program's assistant head coach, while overseeing wide receivers and tight ends, and a season at Rice (2008) as the Owls' wide receivers coach. While at Rice, receiver Jarrett Dillard set the NCAA career receiving touchdowns record en route to earning All-America honors while fellow receiver James Casey earned unanimous All-Conference USA honors.

    • Hammerschmidt began his coaching career at Colorado State as a student assistant in 1986 before serving as a graduate assistant at TCU in 1987. After the 1988 season at Duke as the outside linebackers and special teams coach, he took over the Blue Devils' secondary for six years, culminating with defensive back Ray Farmer earning All-America honors in 1994. Following his time at Duke, he spent the 1995 season at the Virginia Military Institute as the secondary coach.

    • A Colorado State alum, he was a four-year starter at safety for Rams from 1982-85, leading the team in interceptions in 1985.

    Prominent Pupils

    • Arian Foster (Houston Texans)
    2013 NFL Pro Bowl
    • Chris Myers (Houston Texans)
    2013 NFL Pro Bowl
    • Duane Brown (Houston Texans)
    2013 NFL Pro Bowl
    • Wade Smith (Houston Texans)
    2013 NFL Pro Bowl
    • Andre Johnson (Houston Texans)
    2013 NFL Pro Bowl; 2014 NFL Pro Bowl
    • Matt Schaub (Houston Texans)
    2013 NFL Pro Bowl
    • Owen Daniels (Houston Texans)
    2013 NFL Pro Bowl
    • James Casey (Houston Texans)
    2013 NFL Pro Bowl
    • Crockett Gilmore (Colorado State)
    2011 All-Mountain West
    • Jarrett Dillard (Rice)
    2008 All-American; 2008 All-Conference USA
    • James Casey (Rice)
    2008 All-Conference USA; 2008 Academic All-American
    • Bradlee Van Pelt (Colorado State)
    2002 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year
    2003 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year
    2002 All-Mountain West; 2003 All-Mountain West
    • Pete Rebstock (Colorado State)
    2000 All-Mountain West
    • Dallas Davis (Colorado State)
    1999 All-Mountain West
    • Darran Hall (Colorado State)
    1998 All-WAC
    • Geoff Turner (Colorado State)
    1997 All-WAC
    • Jeremy Calhoun (Colorado State)
    1996 All-WAC
    • Ray Farmer (Duke)
    1994 All-American
    1994 All-ACC; 1993 All-ACC
    • Erwin Sampson (Duke)
    1989 All-ACC

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