Administration Coordinator, Pittsburgh Steelers

Samir Suleiman (Suh-meer Sool-e-min) is entering his 18th season in the NFL and sixth season as the Steelers’ Football Administration Coordinator. Suleiman assists primarily with the management of the salary cap, player contract negotiations and team logistics. In 2015, he was selected to attend the NFL Career Development Symposium for front office personnel. 

Previously, he worked for the St. Louis Rams (2000-09), first, as one of the youngest Directors in the NFL in the newly-created position of Director of Football Administration, then was promoted to Director of Football Operations in 2005, where he was the team’s secondary football executive, primary negotiator and liaison with the NFL Office and helped oversee all aspects of football operations (player personnel, coaching, budgeting, medical, video, equipment and player programs) as well as evaluated both college and pro players (including most responsibilities of pro scouting directors), culminating in the Rams’ Super Bowl XXXVI appearance. In 2005, he was selected to represent the Rams at the NFL-Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program for Managers, and in 2008, Suleiman was a panelist on football analytics at the MIT Sloan Sports Business Conference. Prior to joining the Rams, he served as Manager of Contract Information for the Jacksonville Jaguars (1998-1999) when the franchise won their first two division championships. He was also hired in 2011 as an Expert Witness for the winning Defense in the Aldra Wilson v. Chad J. Prusmack, M.D. malpractice lawsuit. 

Suleiman began his career in 1997 with the NFL Management Council, for which he monitored club compliance with the salary cap and analyzed player contracts, and was a member of the Club Services Committee (2001-09) that oversees technology development and all MC/Club interaction. He is one of only a few executives that have worked at the NFL Office and for three division-winning organizations that each played in Conference Championship Games. 

Born in Washington, D.C., Suleiman was a letterman in four sports in high school and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from James Madison University where he played wide receiver on the 1994 Lambert Cup Championship football team and in 2003, was presented with an Outstanding Alumnus Award. He also played semi-pro football for the Brooklyn (NY) Mariners that won the 1997 Garden State Football League Championship.

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