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Charles Huff
Charles  Huff

Denton, Md.

Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach

Alma Mater:
Hampton University


Media Day Press Conference - Coordinators


Assistant Coaches Set To Join Franklin on Penn State Coaches Caravan in May

James Franklin will be joined by nine head coaches and all nine assistant football coaches during the Coaches Caravan.


Coach James Franklin Football Coaching Staff Introductory Press Conference

Press Conference Transcripts


Franklin Announces Penn State Coaching Staff

Penn State Football Staff Has Extensive Familiarity and Recruiting Ties to Mid-Atlantic, South and East

Charles Huff is in his 12th season of coaching and third at Penn State as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach. Huff was a versatile player and team captain at Hampton University, playing multiple positions on offense, which has greatly assisted him during his college and NFL coaching career.

In 2015, Huff was instrumental in the breakout season of Freshman All-American running back Saquon Barkley. The true freshman broke the Penn State freshman season rushing record with 1,076 yard en route to being named the Big Ten Network's Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In 2014, he guided Sam Ficken to All-Big Ten and Lou Groza Award semifinalist accolades, connecting on a Penn State season record 24 field goals (in 29 attempts).

Huff spent the 2013 season at Western Michigan as the running backs coach and helped the unit nearly double its rushing yards from 2012. The Broncos ran for 1,394 yards in 2013 after running for just 735 yards the year before. Huff spent the 2012 season with the Buffalo Bills as assistant running backs coach, helping C.J. Spiller to his first career 1,000-yard rushing campaign and a Pro Bowl invitation. The Bills topped 2,000 rushing yards as a team for the first time in 13 seasons and ranked sixth in the NFL with 2,217 yards in 2012.

Huff was a member of James Franklin's 2011 staff at Vanderbilt as the offensive quality control coach and they worked together at Maryland in 2009, when Huff was the assistant offensive line coach. He also worked at Hampton (2010) as the offensive line/running game coordinator. Huff was the tight ends/special teams coach at Tennessee State (2007-08), working with NFL first-round draft pick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. From Denton, Md., Huff began his coaching career as the Tennessee State offensive line coach in 2006 and also had duties in football operations in 2007-08.

Huff played tight end, fullback, center and guard at Hampton and was a team captain in 2005, helping the Pirates to an unbeaten regular season.

The Huff File


Hometown - Denton, Md.

Alma Mater - Hampton University

Degree - Bachelors, Physical Education

Coaching Experience

2014-current - Penn State (special teams coordinator/running backs)

2013 - Western Michigan, Running Backs Coach

2012 - Buffalo Bills, Assistant Running Backs Coach

2011 - Vanderbilt, Assistant Special Teams Coordinator

2010 - Hampton, Offensive Line Coach

2009 - Maryland, Assistant Offensive Line Coach

2007-08 - Tennessee State, Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach
2006 - Tennessee State, Offensive Line Coach


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