Robert Turner is in his second season as the 49ers running backs coach after spending the previous two seasons in the same capacity with the Atlanta Falcons. A veteran of 23 NFL seasons, Turner is responsible for overseeing three of the top nine rookie rushing seasons in NFL history [Alfred Morris – 16,13 rushing yards in 2013 (3rd); Clinton Portis – 1,508 rushing yards in 2002 (7th); Mike Anderson – 1,487 rushing yards in 2000 (t-8th)].
Last season, the 49ers rushed for 1,662 yards and 15 touchdowns on 408 carries. San Francisco ranked tied for seventh in the NFL in both rushing touchdowns (15) and carries of 10-or-more yards (53). FB Kyle Juszczyk was named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season and first time as a member of the 49ers and rookie RB Matt Breida averaged 4.43 yards per carry, ranking 10th in the NFL (min. 100 attempts).