John Settle

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John Settle
No. 44
Born: (1965-06-02) June 2, 1965 (age 53)
Reidsville, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s)Running Back
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight207 lb (94 kg)
CollegeAppalachian State
Career history
As player
1987–1990Atlanta Falcons
Career highlights and awards
1st Team All-Pro 1988
Pro Bowls1

John R. Settle (born June 2, 1965 in Reidsville, North Carolina), is currently the running backs coach for the Wisconsin Badgers. He is also a former professional American football player. A 5'9", 207-lb. undrafted running back from Appalachian State University, Settle attended Rockingham County High School where he still holds both the single game, single season, and career rushing records. He played for the Atlanta Falcons from 1987 to 1990. During the 1988 NFL season, he was selected as a first team All-Pro and to the 1988 Pro Bowl after rushing for a career-high 1,024 yards and 7 touchdowns. He was the first undrafted running back in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.

College Statistics[edit]

  • 1983: 135 carries for 613 yards with 4 TD
  • 1984: 185 carries for 795 yards with 5 TD
  • 1985: 254 carries for 1,340 yards with 14 TD
  • 1986: 317 carries for 1,661 yards with 20 TD

Settle is the running backs coach for the University of Wisconsin. While at Appalachian State, Settle was a founding member of the Pi Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Coaching Timeline[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
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