Ben Ijalana enters his second year with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was promoted to Northeast Area scout during the 2023 offseason after originally joining the organization as a scouting assistant in 2022.
A former offensive tackle, Ijalana was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round (49th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He appeared in 34 career games (13 starts) during stints with the Colts (2011-12), New York Jets (2013-18), and Jacksonville Jaguars (2019).
Ijalana played collegiately at Villanova, where he was a two-time All-CAA selection (2008, '09) and 2009 Walter Camp FCS All-American.
Born in New Brunswick, NJ, Ijalana moved to Hainesport, NJ, during high school and became an all-county lineman at Rancocas Valley.