Director of Football Affairs, Los Angeles Rams

Jacques McClendon Headshot

Jacques McClendon is entering his sixth season with the Los Angeles Rams and serves as their Director of Football Affairs. He is a key liaison between football and business operations for the organization and has multiple touch points throughout the organization. McClendon’s department is also tasked with leading and aligning Player and Alumni Affairs and their integration within the overall organizational strategy. He assists the Scouting department with conducting interviews and evaluations during the draft process. Jacques is also involved in football staff talent recruitment efforts, with a specific focus on inclusion and diversity, leveraging his experience with the Rams scouting apprenticeship program as well as his advisory board role for the ID council. Jacques serves as the Rams liaison for the Nunn Wooten and Bill Walsh Fellowship Program. Jacques serves on the Player Benefits, Bill Walsh, DEI and Legends steering committees with the NFL league office. He also serves as the club liaison with the NFLPA. McClendon serves on the Chairman’s Forum for Unify Credit Union. He is a standing member of the newly formed Pro Sports Assembly. McClendon is also on the advisory board for the Black Sports Symposium and For(bes) the Culture.

McClendon recently graduated with his MBA from Brown University. McClendon spent 7 years as a NFL player, which included time with the Colts, Jags and Dolphins. A four-year letterman at the University of Tennessee, McClendon was an Academic All-SEC choice and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and master’s degree in Sports Management from Tennessee.