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Cam Cameron was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1994 until 2012, finishing his career with the Baltimore Ravens as their offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Over his fourteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 120-104-0. During his career he was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins for the 2007 season. The Dolphins went 1-15-0 during his lone season as a head coach. As the offensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers he coached multiple players to award-winning seasons: Drew Brees, Comeback Player of the Year in 2004; LaDainian Tomlinson, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2006; LaDainian Tomlinson, Most Valuable Player in 2006.
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Early College Career
Cam Cameron was a two-sport athlete in college, playing both football and basketball for Lee Corso, Sam Wyche and Bobby Knight. He was a two-time letterwinner in football (’82, ’83), but a knee injury ended his playing career in his senior football season. After college, Cameron joined Bo Schembechler as a graduate assistant for Michigan. For two years, he worked with the quarterbacks and helped QB Jim Harbaugh prepare for the NFL draft. In 1986, Cameron was promoted to wide receiver coach. In 1990, he became quarterbacks coach. Over his 10 years in Michigan, Cameron coached a Heisman Trophy winner (Desmond Howard) and oversaw the most prolific QB/WR tandem in NCAA history when Elvis Grbac and Desmond Howard combined for 31 touchdowns in their careers (since surpassed).
First NFL Stint
In 1994, Cameron moved to the NFL to serve as quarterbacks coach for the Washington Redskins. Playing under head coach Norv Turner, the Redskins had little success. The 1996 team holds the distinction of being the first team to start a season 7-1 and not make the playoffs. However, Cameron’s work with the offense helped him move back to the college ranks.
Return to College
In 1997, Cameron returned to college coaching when he accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, Indiana. During his time there, the team consistently had an elite offense. Cameron’s quarterback was Antwaan Randle El, one of the most prolific and versatile running quarterbacks in college history. Randle El was the first college quarterback to both throw and run for 40 touchdowns in his career, and he owned four of the top five yardage seasons for Indiana at the conclusion of his career. However, the offenses were not good enough to overcome porous defenses, and Cameron won only eighteen of sixty five games with Indiana without a bowl appearance.
Return to the NFL
In 2002, Cameron joined Marty Schottenheimer staff in San Diego. Cameron’s explosive offense worked well with the Chargers, as many players had award-winning seasons. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson won the AP MVP award in 2006 after breaking the record for most touchdowns (31) and most running touchdowns (28) in a season. Quarterback Drew Brees won Comeback Player of the Year in 2004 in what began his record-breaking career. These two players, along with tight end Antonio Gates, combined for eight Pro Bowl appearances and eight All-Pro designations.
However, post-season success eluded the team, with only two post-season appearances in Cameron’s five seasons. In 2006, the team went 14-2, good enough for the 1st overall seed in the playoffs, but they lost their first game.
In 2007, Cameron was hired as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. However, numerous injuries contributed to a 1-15 record. An overtime victory against the Ravens kept the Dolphins from the first ever winless season in the current 16-game schedule. After one season, Cameron was fired.
In 2008, Cameron was hired by John Harbaugh, brother of Cameron’s former quarterback, to serve as the Ravens’ offensive coordinator. During his time with the Ravens, the team posted some of the best offensive seasons in franchise history behind quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. This offense, paired with Baltimore’s stout defense, led the team to five consecutive playoff appearances with at least one victory each year. However, in 2012, Cameron was fired from the Ravens in a move that served as a wakeup call to the team. The team responded with their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
3rd Stint in College Football
In February 2013, Cameron was hired by LSU to serve as the offensive coordinator for Les Miles. Miles and Cameron had previously worked together in Michigan from 1987-1993. In his first season with LSU, the team finished 8-5.
|2012 Baltimore Ravens||Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach||10-6-0||4-0|
|2011 Baltimore Ravens||Offensive Coordinator||12-4-0||1-1|
|2010 Baltimore Ravens||Offensive Coordinator||12-4-0||1-1|
|2009 Baltimore Ravens||Offensive Coordinator||9-7-0||1-1|
|2008 Baltimore Ravens||Offensive Coordinator||11-5-0||2-1|
|2007 Miami Dolphins||Head Coach||1-15-0||0-0|
|2006 San Diego Chargers||Offensive Coordinator||14-2-0||0-1|
|2005 San Diego Chargers||Offensive Coordinator||9-7-0||0-0|
|2004 San Diego Chargers||Offensive Coordinator||12-4-0||0-1|
|2003 San Diego Chargers||Offensive Coordinator||4-12-0||0-0|
|2002 San Diego Chargers||Offensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|1996 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|1995 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|1994 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||3-13-0||0-0|
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