Eugene Chung

American football player and coach (born 1969)

American football player
Eugene Chung
No. 69
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1969-06-14) June 14, 1969 (age 55)
Prince George's County, Maryland, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Oakton (Vienna, Virginia)
College:Virginia Tech
NFL draft:1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Career history
As a player:
  • New England Patriots (1992−1994)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (1995−1996)
  • Indianapolis Colts (1997)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1998−1999)*
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2000)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2010−2012)
    Assistant offensive line coach
  • Kansas City Chiefs (20132015)
    Assistant offensive line coach
  • Philadelphia Eagles (20162019)
    Assistant offensive line coach, tight ends coach & run game coordinator
Career highlights and awards
As player

As coach:

Career NFL statistics
Games started:30
Player stats at PFR

Eugene Yon Chung (born June 14, 1969) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) from 1992 to 1997. He played college football for the Virginia Tech Hokies, earning All-American honors in 1991. He is also a former American football coach.

Professional playing career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+58 in
(1.95 m)
295 lb
(134 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
10+12 in
(0.27 m)
5.22 s 1.82 s 3.00 s 4.90 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
23 reps

The New England Patriots drafted Chung in the first round with the 13th overall selection out of Virginia Tech in the 1992 NFL Draft.[1] Chung was the first Korean American to be drafted in the first round of an NFL Draft.[2] 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.[3]

Chung was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] As a coach, Chung won Super Bowl LII with the Eagles when they defeated the New England Patriots 41–33.[7]

Personal life

Chung is of Korean descent.[8] Chung's son, Kyle, followed in his footsteps as an offensive lineman at Virginia Tech.[9]


  1. ^ "1992 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved May 7, 2023.
  2. ^ Fiske, Angelique (May 24, 2021). "Former Patriot Eugene Chung opens up about experience as an Asian-American athlete, coach on 'Boston Globe' panel". Archived from the original on May 26, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  3. ^ "Eugene Chung Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Retrieved November 2, 2023.
  4. ^ "NFL Expansion Draft". Hartford Courant. January 20, 1995. Retrieved November 2, 2023.
  5. ^ "Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame".
  6. ^ Berman, Zach (January 21, 2016). "Eagles retain seven coaches, add seven new ones". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots - February 4th, 2018". Retrieved February 20, 2023.
  8. ^ Freeman, Mike (April 15, 1992). "FOR CHUNG, NFL DREAM HAS SPECIAL GLOW" – via
  9. ^ Bitter, Andy (March 24, 2018). "Back for a sixth year, Kyle Chung slides inside to be Virginia Tech's center". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved November 2, 2023.
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