Troy Vincent Sr.
Troy Vincent, Executive Vice President of the NFL Football Operations, began his football career as a first round pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 1992 Draft. After 15 seasons playing in the league, he was nominated to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame and inducted into the Hall of Fames for the Philadelphia Eagles, the State of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin and Pennsbury High School.
As Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Vincent informs the business of the NFL through the unique lens of his previous roles as not only a player, but also as a Player’s Union President and Senior Vice President of Player Engagement. He employs the highest standards to enhance and preserve football and its value to society.
With a platform that touches millions, Troy Vincent is recognized as one of the most powerful influencers. His recognitions include being named one of the Most Influential Minorities in Sports in 2016 by Forbes Magazine, one of Savoy Magazine’s top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in 2016 and was also listed as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports by Ebony Magazine.
Vincent has long been a promoter of the values of character and leadership. He is the only player in history to have received the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award, NFL Players Association Byron Whizzer White Award, Sporting News #1 Good Guy, and NFL Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award. Vincent also received the National Jefferson Award for Public Service, considered the Nobel Prize for extraordinary public service and making the world a better place to live.
Vincent utilizes this platform for good, helping in philanthropic efforts across the nation As a national leader and advocate against domestic violence and sexual assault, his commitment to leadership over violence has anchored him as a nationally recognized voice for those who have none or struggle to be heard. As a humanitarian and powerful advocate in the national campaign against domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, Vincent is a servant leader, demonstrated by his visits to shelters, speaking to men’s groups and challenging others to lend their platforms.
His transformational and visionary leadership approach promotes using the game of football to positively impact people’s lives through excellence and service by applying a vision of clarity, consistency and credibility to all aspects of football operations.