CARDS: Press Pass 1996
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 8/15 RECEIVED: 10/26 (72 days)
- Homegrown Jon Runyan played right OT and G for the Michigan Wolverines starting a total of 34 contests.
- He capped his career for the Wolverines in ’95 earning All-Big 10 honors and a variety of other accolades.
- The Houston Oilers selected Jon with in the 4th round of the 1996 NFL Draft.
- Jon made the roster and with the team made the transition to Tennessee.
- Started first 16 game slate in 1997 at Tackle.
- Signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, playing with the franchise through 2008.
- Played one final season in San Diego in 2009.
- Spent some time dabbling in politics, even serving in Congress.
- Can be found sometimes putting around Philadelphia as an Uber driver.
- Philadelphia Eagles HoF
- Pro Bowl 2002
- Second Team All-Pro 1998
- Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
Fearsome, nasty, fast, and large, Jon was a true road grading offensive lineman who struck fear into opposing defenders. Considered one of the dirtiest players of his era- he fit right in with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jon was also remarkably durable, despite his 6’8″, 299 frame, he started 190 straight contests. His son followed in his footsteps and was drafted by the Packers in 2020.
At the time of his retirement in 2009, Jon was the last remaining player who had played for the HOUSTON Oilers franchise.