Director, Player Engagement, Los Angeles Rams

Jacques McClendon enters his second season as director of player engagement for the Los Angeles Rams after spending seven seasons as an offensive lineman in the NFL. McClendon is responsible for assisting players with the transition to professional football and developing off-the-field success programs and activities.

McClendon was a fourth-round selection (No. 129 overall) of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2010 NFL Draft. He also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins during his seven-year professional playing career.

McClendon was a four-year letterman at the University of Tennessee. He was a three-time Academic All-SEC choice and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and master’s degree in Sport Management, both from Tennessee. He also completed a Professional Certificate in Athlete Development at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Executive Education program. McClendon resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with his wife, Jessica, and their daughters Madison and Juliana.