Troy Vincent began his 15-season playing experience in the NFL as a first round pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 1992 Draft. He made five Pro Bowl appearances and was selected as an All-Pro three times. He has been nominated to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame and has been 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 a player, a player’s union president, and the Senior Vice President of Player Engagement. He employs the highest standards to enhance and preserve football and its value to society.
His transformational and visionary leadership approach promotes using the game of football to positively affect people’s lives through excellence and service by applying a vision of clarity, consistency and credibility to all aspects of football operations. Vincent holds a broad range of responsibilities for the business of football, including Officiating, Football Administration and Club Services, Policy and Compliance, Marketing and Communications, College Relations, Strategic Development, Game Initiatives and Player Engagement.
Vincent long has been a promoter of the character and leadership values that football contributes to society. 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 is considered a national leader and an advocate against domestic violence and sexual assault. He 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. The Big 10 recognized Vincent in 2017 with the Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award.