Jaguars give team president Lamping 5-year extension

Jacksonville, FL ( - The Jacksonville Jaguars have given team president Mark Lamping a five-year contract extension.

Owner Shad Khan announced the extension Wednesday.

Since being hired for the position in February 2012, Lamping has overseen all business operations for the Jaguars.

"Mark has impressively served the Jaguars and, by extension, the National Football League since I introduced him as our new team president in early 2012," Khan said. "Our business performance over the past three years has been remarkable under Mark, and his commitment to the Jacksonville community has been nothing short of spectacular. From growing our brand regionally and internationally, to seeing through our emphasis on improving the game day experience at EverBank Field and much more, Mark has done it all. We're all very fortunate to have Mark Lamping as our Jaguars team president today and for many more years to come."

In Jacksonville, Lamping has helped improve the in-game experience for fans at EverBank Field. The Jaguars ranked in the top four of all eight categories in the NFL's Voice of the Fan Survey in 2014.

Before joining the Jaguars, Lamping had been president and CEO of MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. Prior to his stint at MetLife, Lamping spent 13 years as president of the St. Louis Cardinals, overseeing a team which won a World Series title in 2006.