Chung, Eugene

Card: Classic 1992
Acquired: TTM 1993, Patriots Blitz

Eugene Chung is considered one of the by products of the Herschel Walker trade that Dallas consummated with the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys would turn around and trade the pick to the Patriots to help Dallas acquire Russell Maryland. The Patriots would draft Chung 13th overall out of Virginia Tech, making him the first Korean American to be drafted in the first round of the NFL draft. He’d quietly play for the Patsies through 1994 on a line with 1991 first round draft choice Pat Harlow and perennial All-Pro Bruce Armstrong. Chung would then be selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars during the expansion draft going 26th overall. He’d play one season for the expansion Jags and then sit out a season, before playing one final season with the Indianapolis Colts in 1997. Chung over his brief NFL career would play in 55 games, starting 30. Currently Eugene serves as an assistant to the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Eagles.