Former Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent, a franchise staple during the team's rise under Andy Reid in the early 2000s, has been named the NFL's Executive Vice President of Football Operations.
Troy Vincent named NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Details to follow. — Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) March 19, 2014
Vincent served as president of the NFL Players Association until March of 2008 (when he retired) and was always an activist for giving players the resources they needed to thrive off the field. He approached the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business during his time with the Buffalo Bills (2004-06) and pitched the idea for what would become the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program, the purpose of which is to educate players about starting a business and responsibly investing and managing money - necessary skills for succeeding in their post-football careers.
Vincent's efforts eventually led him to the league office, where he was hired as the NFL's Vice President of Active Player Development in 2010.
"Troy Vincent brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to this leadership position," Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "He knows the game inside out from the locker room to the board room. He has done an exceptional job growing services to our players and former players, and he is ready and eager to lead our football operations group. Troy's passion for education, personal development, and innovation will bring a new vitality and vision to our football group."
According to the NFL, in his new role Vincent "will oversee all aspects of football operations in the league office with a focus on quality and innovation. His responsibilities will include officiating, integrity of the game, on-field discipline, game operations, player personnel, and college relations."
Vincent was a five-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro, won the Walter Payton, "Whizzer" White and Bart Starr Man of the Year Awards, was selected for the Eagles 75th Anniversary Team and inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2012.