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Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator: Jeff Stoutland


Jeff Stoutland joined the Eagles as the team's offensive line coach in the 2013 offseason and took on the added responsibility of run game coordinator during the 2018 offseason.

One of the nation's most respected offensive line coaches, Stoutland boasts 33 years of coaching experience, including stints at Miami (2007-10), Michigan St. (2000-06) and Syracuse (1997-99).

During his five seasons as Eagles offensive line coach, Stoutland has played a critical role in offenses that set single-season franchise records in points (474), touchdowns (54), completions (390), gross passing yards (4,581) and first downs (356).

In 2017, Stoutland coached one of the most dominant offensive lines in the NFL. Philadelphia's line paved the way for a ground attack that 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. Tackle Jason Peters, who sustained a season-ending injury in Week 7, has also been named to four Pro Bowls (2013-16) and two All-Pro teams (2013-14) under Stoutland's tutelage.

Stoutland helped the Eagles field seven different starting offensive line combinations in 2016. 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, Stoutland oversaw the progress of two rookie linemen in T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (six starts) and G/T Isaac Seumalo (four starts at three different positions).

He coached a unit in 2014 that featured three Pro Bowlers including G Evan Mathis, Kelce and Peters, following a season where both Peters and Mathis garnered All-Pro and Pro Bowl accolades in 2013. His offensive line paved the way for the NFL's leading rusher in 2013, RB LeSean McCoy.

At Alabama, Stoutland's 2012 offensive line featured two first-team All-Americans in C Barrett Jones and G Chance Warmack, who helped pave the way for an offense that guided the Tide to their second-consecutive BCS National Championship. The unit, which many insiders considered to be the best in college football history, helped Alabama rank 20th nationally in rushing (224.6 ypg) and 15th in scoring offense (38.5 ppg). In addition, Jones became Alabama's first Rimington Trophy winner as the nation's top center.

In 2011, the Tide's offensive line unit allowed the second-fewest sacks in the SEC, allowing only 17 quarterback takedowns in 13 contests. Both Jones and C William Vlachos were named first-team All-SEC, while Jones was awarded the Outland Trophy which is presented annually to the nation's top interior lineman. Jones also garnered first-team Walter Camp All-American honors while Vlachos earned second-team recognition. Also honored for his performance on the offensive line was Warmack, who garnered second-team All-SEC honors.

Prior to joining the Crimson Tide, Stoutland coached the offensive line at Miami from 2007-10. During his final season with the Hurricanes, he also served as the team's interim head coach in the 2010 Hyundai Sun Bowl. During the 2010 season, he helped the Hurricanes lead the ACC in total offense (421.3 ypg) and finish third in rushing (182.5 ypg). Brandon Washington was a first-team All-ACC selection at guard, while T Orlando Franklin was a second-team honoree. Franklin was selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and started every game of his rookie campaign. Under his direction, T Jason Fox earned first-team All-ACC honors in 2009 and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Before joining the staff at Miami, he spent seven seasons (2000-06) coaching the offensive line at Michigan State. During his tenure, he produced six All-Big Ten selections while seven Spartans went on to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors. In addition, five of his Spartan o-linemen went on to play in the NFL including Ulish Booker, Kyle Cook, Chris Morris, Tupe Peko and William Whitticker.The Michigan State offensive line paved the way for the nation's fifth-ranked offense in 2005. The 2004 Spartans offense ranked second in the Big Ten and 10th in the NCAA in rushing, tallying eight 200-yard rushing games. The offensive line unit allowed only eight sacks during the 2004 campaign. Spartan RB T.J. Duckett produced back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2000-01.

Stoutland was an assistant at Syracuse for three seasons, coaching the tight ends from 1997-98 before taking over the offensive line in 1999. He also served as the recruiting coordinator for all three seasons. With the Orange, he coached first-team All-Big East T Mark Baniewicz and helped produce two NFL players, Roland Williams and former Eagle Kaseem Sinceno, during his stint as the program's tight ends coach.

Prior to his tenure with Syracuse, Stoutland spent five years as the offensive line coach at Cornell (1992-96) where he mentored former Seattle Seahawks C Greg Bloedorn. Stoutland also held two coaching stints with his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State, where he served as the offensive coordinator for five years (1988-92) and coached inside linebackers for two seasons (1984-85). Between his stops with the Owls, he spent two seasons as a grad assistant at Syracuse, where he worked with the offensive line.

A four-year letterman and three-year starter at inside linebacker at Southern Connecticut State, Stoutland earned Little All-America honors as a senior and was named a team captain. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education in 1984 and added a master's degree in exercise physiology in 1986. A native of New York City, he and his wife, Allison, who is a published children's author, have two children, Jake and Madison.

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