by Aaron Wilson
March 19, 02014
Former NFL cornerback Troy Vincent has been named NFL executive vice president of football operations.
The league promoted Dave Gardi from vice president of labor relatiions to senior vice president of football operations.
Vincent was previously the head of NFL player engagement.
Now, 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 will serve as a non-voting member of the Competition Committee and supervise development programs for players, coaches, and football executives. Gardi will work closely with Vincent on the administration of policies and programs in the football operations group."
“Troy Vincent brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to this leadership position,” NFL commissioenr 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.
“Dave Gardi adds his own unique and broad skill set, including being steeped in the game his entire life as a player and the son of a coach. Together, Troy and Dave bring strong and talented new leadership to this critical function.”
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