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Tim Ruskell
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Tim Ruskell joined the Titans scouting staff in 2012 after having been an NFL Personnel man and front office executive for the previous 25 years. Ruskell came to Tennessee after completing a two-year stint with the Chicago Bears as the Director of Player Personnel.  Ruskell has helped take two separate franchises to the Super Bowl (Tampa Bay and Seattle).  He has also been to the NFC Championship game with every club he has worked with.  During his NFL career, Ruskell has helped draft 14 Pro Bowlers who have combined for 55 all-star nods.

Ruskell spent 2005-09 as president of football operations and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks. In his first year with the Seahawks, Ruskell helped assemble a team that won a franchise-record 13 games en route to an NFC Championship and a Super Bowl XL appearance. In five seasons under Ruskell’s leadership, the Seahawks won three division titles and four postseason contests after having claimed three division crowns and three playoff wins in the 29 prior years of the franchise.

In 2004, Ruskell was Atlanta’s assistant general manager. During that season, the Falcons won the NFC South and earned a berth into the NFC Championship game after going 5-11 a year earlier. During the 2004 Draft, the Falcons selected NFL Pro Bowlers DeAngelo Hall and Matt Schaub along with receiver Michael Jenkins.

Prior to his time in Atlanta, Ruskell spent 17 seasons with Tampa Bay. He joined the Buccaneers in 1987 as a regional scout before assuming the role of director of college scouting (1992-2000). In 2001 he was named Tampa Bay’s director of player personnel, a title he held for three seasons. Ruskell along with current Titans GM Ruston Webster helped build a Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII following the 2002 season. The Buccaneers made the playoffs in five of Ruskell’s final seven seasons with the team, including two NFC Championship game appearances. The Buccaneers had 49 Pro Bowl nods during Ruskell’s time with the team after having 15 prior to his arrival (1976-1986). From 1997-03, Tampa Bay had a league-best 45 Pro Bowl selections from 18 different players. In 2000, the Buccaneers had an NFL-best nine Pro Bowl selections, including a league-high six starters. On the 2002 NFL Championship team, of 22 usual starters, Ruskell oversaw the drafting of 11 of those players, signed one as an undrafted free agent and helped bring in another eight through free agency during his time as director of player personnel. Prior to his time in the NFL, Ruskell served as the director of scouting for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL from 1985-86 after working as a scout for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders (1983-85).

Ruskell is a University of South Florida alum where he was a communications major.

Tim Ruskell joined the Titans scouting staff in 2012 after having been an NFL Personnel man and front office executive for the previous 25 years. Ruskell came to Tennessee after completing a two-year stint with the Chicago Bears as the Director of Player Personnel.  Ruskell has helped take two separate franchises to the Super Bowl (Tampa Bay and Seattle).  He has also been to the NFC Championship game with every club he has worked with.  During his NFL career, Ruskell has helped draft 14 Pro Bowlers who have combined for 55 all-star nods.

Ruskell spent 2005-09 as president of football operations and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks. In his first year with the Seahawks, Ruskell helped assemble a team that won a franchise-record 13 games en route to an NFC Championship and a Super Bowl XL appearance. In five seasons under Ruskell’s leadership, the Seahawks won three division titles and four postseason contests after having claimed three division crowns and three playoff wins in the 29 prior years of the franchise.

In 2004, Ruskell was Atlanta’s assistant general manager. During that season, the Falcons won the NFC South and earned a berth into the NFC Championship game after going 5-11 a year earlier. During the 2004 Draft, the Falcons selected NFL Pro Bowlers DeAngelo Hall and Matt Schaub along with receiver Michael Jenkins.

Prior to his time in Atlanta, Ruskell spent 17 seasons with Tampa Bay. He joined the Buccaneers in 1987 as a regional scout before assuming the role of director of college scouting (1992-2000). In 2001 he was named Tampa Bay’s director of player personnel, a title he held for three seasons. Ruskell along with current Titans GM Ruston Webster helped build a Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII following the 2002 season. The Buccaneers made the playoffs in five of Ruskell’s final seven seasons with the team, including two NFC Championship game appearances. The Buccaneers had 49 Pro Bowl nods during Ruskell’s time with the team after having 15 prior to his arrival (1976-1986). From 1997-03, Tampa Bay had a league-best 45 Pro Bowl selections from 18 different players. In 2000, the Buccaneers had an NFL-best nine Pro Bowl selections, including a league-high six starters. On the 2002 NFL Championship team, of 22 usual starters, Ruskell oversaw the drafting of 11 of those players, signed one as an undrafted free agent and helped bring in another eight through free agency during his time as director of player personnel. Prior to his time in the NFL, Ruskell served as the director of scouting for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL from 1985-86 after working as a scout for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders (1983-85).

Ruskell is a University of South Florida alum where he was a communications major.

 

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