Troy Vincent is a 15-year NFL veteran. As head of the NFL’s player engagement department, he directs essential support programs and services for players and their families in cooperation with NFL executives, coaches and players.
A former defensive back for the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins, Vincent was nominated for induction into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame this year (his first year of eligibility), and is slated for induction into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this month. He is already included in the halls of fame at the University of Wisconsin and Pennsbury High School.
His community and volunteer work includes board positions for University of Wisconsin Foundation; Love Thy Neighbor-Community Development and Opportunity Corporation; and United Negro College Fund-The Art of Giving Back, as well as many philanthropic activities. This year, he was honored with the Leadership in Sport Award at the Sport for Social Change Awards.
He is also the recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award; the NFL Players Association’s Byron “Whizzer” White Award; Sporting News’ “#1 Good Guy” award; and NFL Athletes in Action’s Bart Starr Award—the only player to receive all four awards in the history of professional football. In addition, Sporting News included him on the list of “35 or Younger Most Powerful People in Sports,” and Ebony magazine recognized him as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports.
Prior to joining the NFL in player engagement, Vincent served as a key advisor to collegiate institutions and professional organizations in the areas of project management, professional coaching, strategic development and crisis management.