Tennessee football named Chris Weinke its running backs coach Wednesday.
Weinke most recently served as an offensive analyst for the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2017. He's also spent time as a quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Rams.
Weinke won the Heisman Trophy in 2000 as a quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles.
“He has played the game at the highest level and what he has accomplished on the field speaks for itself," Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt said in a news release. "He has a great eye for talent and knows the game on the offensive side of the ball as well as anybody I’ve been around. He will be a great fit for our Tennessee program.”
A fourth round draft pick out of college, he played for the Carolina Panthers in the NFL from 2001-2006, and with the San Francisco 49ers in 2007.
Weinke helped launch the IMG Madden Football Academy in 2010. He served as its director through 2014.
He spent the 1991-1996 seasons playing baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays' minor league system. His career included two stops as an infielder for the Double-A Knoxville Smokies - once in 1994, and later in 1996.