Ruston Webster is an executive vice president and the general manager of the Tennessee Titans. He was previously the interim general manager of the Seattle Seahawks after serving as the vice president of player personnel under general manager Tim Ruskell. Prior to joining the Seahawks, he was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office where he started as a scout.
He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is married with two children.
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In his first offseason as General Manager, Webster addressed several areas of the team through free agency, the NFL Draft and building continuity with long-term deals for core players. During the free agency period, the team added seven-time Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson, defensive end Kamerion Wimbley and defensive lineman Leger Douzable. Speed and athleticism were added to the roster with the first-round selection of WR Kendall Wright and throughout the remainder of the draft. Prior to free agency opening in March, tight end Craig Stevens signed a long-term deal and in June safety Michael Griffin also signed an extension.
Prior to his arrival in Tennessee in 2010, Webster gained 22 years of personnel experience split between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his four years in Seattle, Webster was the vice president of player personnel and oversaw the day-to-day management of the pro personnel and college scouting departments. Upon the departure of Tim Ruskell in December 2009, Webster was named interim general manager until John Schneider was hired to fill that role in January 2010.
Webster spent 18 years with Tampa Bay in a variety of roles, including the director of player personnel (2005), director of college scouting (2001-04), director of pro personnel (1989-91) and regional college scout (1988, Northeast; 1992, South; 1993, Midwest; 1995-2000, Southwest). He was a part of the front office staff that helped build the Super Bowl XXXVII Champion Buccaneers in 2002.
Webster started his career as a college coach with stops as a graduate assistant at Southwestern Louisiana (1985), Alabama (1986) and Tulsa (1987).
A native of Madison, Miss., Webster earned his college degree at the University of Mississippi. He and his wife, Gayle, have a daughter, Hannah, and two sons, Jacob and Drew.
GM Ruston Webster’s background:
2012: Tennessee Titans - General Manager 2010-11: Tennessee Titans - Vice President of Player Personnel 2006-09: Seattle Seahawks - Vice President of Player Personnel 2005: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Director of Player Personnel 2001-04: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Director of College Scouting 1992-00: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Regional Scout 1989-91: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Director of Pro Personnel 1988: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Regional Scout 1987: Tulsa - Graduate Assistant/Tight Ends Coach 1986: Alabama - Graduate Assistant 1985: SW Louisiana - Graduate Assistant
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