Longtime NFL offensive lineman turned politician Jon Runyan is set to return to the National Football League. On Tuesday, the NFL sent out a press release naming Runyan the new Vice President of Policy and Rules Administration.
“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 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.”
According to the press release, Runyan “will oversee club and game-related initiatives related to players. He will serve as Commissioner Goodell’s designee for on-field discipline as agreed upon by the NFL and NFLPA in Article 46 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and also supervise the Uniform and Protective Equipment Inspection Program. “
Runyan will work with a number of people and groups around the league, including the Competition Committee, Player Safety Advisory Panel, head coaches and team equipment managers.
If there is one thing clear, it is that Runyan is excited to return to a role within the league.
“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.”
Congrats to Runyan on the next step in his already impressive career.
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