After being named the club's director of player engagement on July 31, 2017, Grey Ruegamer enters his sixth season in the role and ninth year overall in Green Bay after playing three seasons (2003-05) with the Packers as an offensive lineman.
As the director of player engagement, Ruegamer is vital in maintaining locker-room cohesiveness and overall player health. He assists players in acclimating to their roles, both on and off the field and in the Green Bay community, and adapting to a new life in Green Bay.
Ruegamer also oversees the Packers' wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of players and their families in today's NFL. The department provides a framework of assistance within which players and their immediate family members can address the pressures created by daily life and complicated by the demands of playing professional football. The program is also set up to get players prepared for life after football and helps them seek educational and vocational opportunities.
Ruegamer played 10 total seasons in the NFL on the offensive line, appearing in 124 games with 17 starts during the regular season and 12 contests with two starts in the postseason. After originally being selected by Miami in the third round (No. 72 overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft and spending one season with the Dolphins, he spent three seasons with the New England Patriots (2000-02) before spending his three seasons in Green Bay and playing the final three seasons of his career with the N.Y. Giants (2006-08). Ruegamer was a member of two Super Bowl champion teams, the 2001 Patriots and the 2007 Giants.
Once his playing career wrapped up, Ruegamer spent three years (2009-10, 2013) as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington. He also earned his bachelor's degree from Arizona State in liberal studies as well as his master's degree in health and human performance from California University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to his current role, Ruegamer was a certified wellness coach and worked at The Summit Medical Fitness Center in Kalispell, Mont., from 2014-16.
A 1998 Walter Camp All-America honoree, first-team All-Pacific-10 selection and one of 12 finalists for the Lombardi Award, Ruegamer was a four-year starter at Arizona State (1995-98). He was inducted into the Sun Devil Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
A native of Las Vegas, Ruegamer currently resides with his wife in Green Bay.