Omar Khan (administrator)

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Omar R. Khan
Pittsburgh Steelers
Date of birth February 1977 (age 39)
Career information
College Tulane University[1]
High school Archbishop Rummel High School '94 (Metarie, LA)[2]
Career history
As administrator
1997–2001 New Orleans Saints football operations[1]
2001–2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Football Administration Coordinator
2011–2016 Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football Administration
2016–present Pittsburgh Steelers Vice President of Football & Business Administration
Career highlights and awards

Omar R. Khan (born February 7, 1977) is the Director of Football Administration for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.[3]

Early years[edit]

His mother is a native of Honduras and his father is from India. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating 1994 from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, he matriculated to Tulane University from which he earned a degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration in 312 years.

Football career[edit]

As a student, Khan worked with the Tulane football team as an Undergraduate Assistant. Following his time with the Tulane Football program, Khan served as a Scouting/Personnel Intern with the New Orleans Saints. Once he graduated in 1997, he was brought on in a full-time role by the Saints in the Football Operations Department. He worked his way up the ladder in New Orleans by diligently handling anything that was asked of him.

In 2001 he was hired by the Steelers in the Football Operations/Player Personnel Department. In that role he has helped to assemble two Super Bowl winners. Along with General Manager Kevin Colbert, in 13 seasons they have drafted and signed/extended 23 Pro Bowl Players. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saints open preseason with Hall of Fame game against Pittsburgh Steelers" (PDF) (Press release). New Orleans Saints. August 5, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Rummel alum Omar Khan, '94, seeking to keep Steelers "super"" (PDF). Archbishop Rummel High School. February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Front Office". Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Steelers front office has Crescent City connection". New Orleans Times-Picayune. February 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20.