Former Packers assistant coach John Rushing dies

He worked under Mike McCarthy for seven years

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Former Packers assistant coach John Rushing

GREEN BAY – Former Packers assistant coach John Rushing, who spent seven seasons on Mike McCarthy's staff, died Friday. He was 48.

Rushing joined McCarthy's staff in 2009 and held several different titles over his seven years. He was an offensive quality control coach (2009-10), an assistant on wide receivers and special teams (2011), an assistant on offense and special teams (2012-13), and then defensive quality control (2014-15).

Rushing came to Green Bay after a six-year stint as a defensive assistant coach at Utah State University (2003-08). He got into coaching in the late 1990s after a four-year career as a defensive back at Washington State followed by brief stints in the NFL and CFL.

After leaving Green Bay, Rushing spent one season on the Los Angeles Rams' staff. Then he returned to college coaching with Oregon State (2017) and was most recently with Arizona (2018-19).

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