Gary Downs is the Deuce Recruiting National Recruiting Director. Prior to joining the Deuce team in November 2022, Coach Downs was the Recruiting Coordinator and running backs coach at East Tennessee State University.
Gary is a former NFL running back for the New York Giants, the Denver Broncos, and the Atlanta Falcons. He was also an assistant coach for NFL Europa's Amsterdam Admirals.
Downs played college football at North Carolina State University and was selected in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Giants. He played in 69 games over six NFL seasons from 1994 to 2000. He rushed for 149 yards and caught nine passes for 66 yards.
Gary Downs and his wife, Tanya, have three children - Kameron, Josh, and Caleb Downs. Kameron played women's soccer for Kennesaw State University, Josh is currently a wide receiver for North Carolina, and Caleb is a highly sought-after football recruit in the class of 2023.