Eugene Chung
No. 69
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1969-06-14) June 14, 1969 (age 52)
Prince George's County, Maryland
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Vienna (VA) Oakton
College:Virginia Tech
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
  • Philadelphia Eagles (20102012)
    (Asst. offensive line coach)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (20132015)
    (Asst. offensive line coach)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (20162019)
    (Asst. offensive line/tight ends/run game)
Career highlights and awards
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Games played:55
Games started:30
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Eugene Yon Chung (born June 14, 1969) is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League from 1992 to 1997. He is also a former American football coach.

Professional playing career

The New England Patriots drafted Chung in the first round with the 13th overall selection out of Virginia Tech in the 1992 NFL draft. Chung was the first Korean American to be drafted in the first round of an NFL Draft.[1] He played three seasons with New England. In 1992, Chung played in 15 games, starting 14, and was named to the NFL's All-Rookie Team. The following season, he started all 16 games in Bill Parcells’ first year as Patriots coach. That season, Chung helped paved the way for Leonard Russell to rush for over 1,000 yards.[2]

Chung was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft. He played one season with the Jaguars and one with the Indianapolis Colts before retiring.

Chung was elected to the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.[3]

Professional coaching career

Chung was the assistant offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013 to 2015 under head coach Andy Reid, after serving three seasons with him in Philadelphia Eagles in the same capacity. Chung was re-hired by the Eagles on January 20, 2016, by new head coach Doug Pederson, who was Chung's offensive coordinator with the Chiefs.[4] As a coach, Chung won Super Bowl LII with the Eagles when they defeated the New England Patriots 41–33.[5]

Personal life

Chung is of Korean descent.[6] Chung's son, Kyle, followed in his footsteps as an offensive lineman at Virginia Tech,[7] and currently plays professionally for the German team Bad Homburg Sentinels.[8]

References

  1. ^ Fiske, Angelique (May 24, 2021). "Former Patriot Eugene Chung opens up about experience as an Asian-American athlete, coach on 'Boston Globe' panel". Patriots.com. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "Eugene Chung Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame". HokieSports.com.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Berman, Zach (January 21, 2016). "Eagles retain seven coaches, add seven new ones". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  5. ^ Times, Andy Bitter | The Roanoke. "Back for a sixth year, Kyle Chung slides inside to be Virginia Tech's center". Roanoke Times.
  6. ^ Freeman, Mike (April 15, 1992). "FOR CHUNG, NFL DREAM HAS SPECIAL GLOW" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  7. ^ "Kyle Chung - Football". Virginia Tech Athletics.
  8. ^ "Sentinels verpflichten Kyle Chung – Sentinels Football | Bad Homburg".