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Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Run Game: Eugene Chung


Eugene Chung rejoined the Eagles coaching staff during the 2016 offseason, having previously served as an offensive line assistant for the Birds from 2010-12. Chung returned to Philadelphia after spending three seasons (2013-15) as an assistant offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he worked under Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

In 2017, Chung and offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland coached one of the most dominant offensive lines in the NFL. Philadelphia's rushing attack ranked third in the NFL in rushing offense (132.2 yards per game) and fourth in rushing average (4.47 yards per carry). Tackle Lane Johnson and guard Brandon Brooks were voted to their first career Pro Bowls, while Johnson and center Jason Kelce earned Associated Press All-Pro recognition.

In Chung's first season back with the Eagles (2016), he and Stoutland helped the Eagles field seven different starting offensive line combinations. Those lines protected rookie QB Carson Wentz, who set a team and all-time NFL rookie record with 379 completions, while posting franchise rookie records in pass attempts, passing yards, passing touchdowns and completion percentage. Over the course of the season, Chung helped prepare two rookie linemen for game action, as T Halapoulivaati Vaitai made six starts at RT and G/T Isaac Seumalo made four starts at three different positions.

In Chung's three seasons coaching the Chiefs offensive line, Kansas City ranked first in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (54), third in yards per carry (4.64) and seventh in rushing yards (6,018). In 2015, the Chiefs closed the regular season with a 10-game winning streak, a span in which they tied for first in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (14) and ranked fourth in rushing yards per game (143.8).

After losing Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles early in the 2015 season, Chung's offensive line helped block for second-year backs Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West who filled the void by combining for 227 carries, 1,020 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. The Chiefs' ability to sustain one of the league's best rushing attacks after Charles' injury was a direct reflection of the play of Kansas City's offensive line.

From 2013-14, Chung's first two seasons in Kansas City, the offensive line helped paved the way for Charles who ranked third in the NFL in yards per carry (4.99), third in rushing touchdowns (21), fifth in rushing yards per game (77.3) and sixth in total rushing yards (2,320). In 2013, Charles set career highs in scrimmage yards (1,980) and total touchdowns (19).

In addition to impacting the run game, the Chiefs offensive line protected QB Alex Smith, who notched three-consecutive 3,000 yard-seasons from 2013-15 while throwing the second-fewest interceptions among quarterbacks with at least 1,000 attempts (20) and ranking fourth among all quarterbacks in rushing yards (1,183). In 2015, Smith logged career highs in passing yards (3,486) and rushing yards (498) while recording the highest QB rating of his career in a season with more than 300 attempts (95.4).

Prior to his tenure in Kansas City, Chung served as an offensive line assistant with the Eagles from 2010-12, where he worked under two of the most respected offensive line coaches in the NFL, Juan Castillo and Howard Mudd. During his coaching stint in Philadelphia, the Eagles offensive line helped pave the way for Pro Bowl RB LeSean McCoy to rack up 3,229 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on 680 regular-season carries (4.75 ypc), including a franchise-record 17 rushing touchdowns in 2011.

Despite boasting four new starters in 2011, the Eagles line helped Philadelphia post a then-team-record 6,386 net yards.

Originally a first-round draft pick (13th overall) of the New En-gland Patriots in 1992, Chung enjoyed a six-year playing career that included stops in New England (1992-94), Jacksonville (1995), Indianapolis (1997), Kansas City (1998-99) and Philadelphia (2000).

As a rookie in 1992, Chung played in 15 games with 14 starts for the Patriots, splitting time at right guard and right tackle, and was named to the Associated Press All-Rookie Team. Chung went on to start all 16 games at left guard for the Patriots in 1993; however, a back injury derailed his third season in New England as he appeared in just four contests in 1994.

In 1995, Chung was selected by Jacksonville in the NFL Expansion Draft and played in 11 games with the Jaguars in his lone season with the club.

After spending the 1996 training camp with the San Francisco 49ers and the 1997 training camp with the Green Bay Packers, Chung signed with the Indianapolis Colts prior to the start of the 1997 season and appeared in 10 games for the Colts that year. Chung attended training camp with the Chiefs in 1998-99 and was a member of the Eagles training-camp roster in 2000.

Before entering the NFL, Chung played collegiately at Virginia Tech from (1987-91), earning All-America and All-Big East honors as a senior. In three of his seasons, Chung was voted the Hokies' Most Outstanding Lineman and named a team captain. In 2008, he was inducted into Virginia Tech's Hall of Fame.

A standout defensive tackle at Oakton High School in Vienna, VA, Chung was also inducted into the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Chung earned his bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech in Business Management. He has a brown belt in Judo and was the 1991 Core East Champion. He also plays the piano and cello.

Chung is married to his wife, Shannon. He has two sons, Kyle and Brandon, and Kyle is currently an offensive lineman at Chung's alma mater, Virginia Tech.

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