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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 an American Football coach.

Eugene Chung
Personal information
Born: (1969-06-14) June 14, 1969 (age 49)
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 player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As 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
Player stats at PFR

The New England Patriots drafted Chung 13th overall out of Virginia Tech in the 1992 NFL draft. He played three seasons with New England. 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.[1]

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.[2] As a coach, Chung won Super Bowl LII with the Eagles when they defeated the New England Patriots 41-33.[3]

Chung is of Korean descent, and became only the third person of Asian descent to ever play professional American football when he was drafted.[4] Chung's son, Kyle, followed in his footsteps and is currently an offensive lineman for Virginia Tech.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame". Va. Tech. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Berman, Zach (January 21, 2016). "Eagles retain seven coaches, add seven new ones". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.roanoke.com/hokies/sports/football/back-for-a-sixth-year-kyle-chung-slides-inside-to/article_35eb4d22-2f8d-11e8-bc0e-1b8c0560a313.html
  4. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1992/04/15/for-chung-nfl-dream-has-special-glow/dcc945a1-da2f-40ba-b059-32e02648f2cd/
  5. ^ https://hokiesports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=8814