Former Pro Bowl tackle Jon Runyan, an ironman on the Eagles teams that went to five NFC Championship Games from 2001-08, was named the NFL's Vice President of Policy and Rules Administration. After his NFL career ended, Runyan served as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 2011-15.
"It was my life's dream to play in the NFL and I am incredibly grateful for the experience those 14 seasons gave me," Runyan said. "I am thrilled to once again be a part of the NFL family and give back to the game that gave me so much. I am looking forward to sharing the experiences and lessons I've learned on and off the field with fellow NFL personnel, and I am excited for this great opportunity."
In this role, Runyan will oversee club and game-related initiatives related to players. He will serve as Commissioner Roger Goodell's designee for on-field discipline as agreed upon by the NFL and NFLPA and also supervise the Uniform and Protective Equipment Inspection Program.
Runyan will work closely with various groups across the league, including the Competition Committee, Player Safety Advisory Panel, head coaches and team equipment managers.
"Jon's breadth of experience from the gridiron to the halls of Congress to the NFL offices brings a unique perspective shaped by leadership as a player and in public service," said former Eagles teammate and NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent. "He is a welcome addition to our team as we work to advance and grow the game, and develop all football personnel and players."