My purpose is to help others realize their passion and assist the next generation of advocates in finding their voice.
Troy Vincent is the Executive Vice President of Football Operations at the National Football League, beginning his football career as the 7th overall pick in the first round for the Miami Dolphins in the 1992 NFL Draft. After 15 seasons of playing in the league, Troy continues to be nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Philadelphia Eagles, the State of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin and Pennsbury High School.
In his current position with the NFL, 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 impact people’s lives through excellence and service by applying clarity, consistency and credibility to all aspects of football operations.
As a national leader and advocate against domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, Troy’s commitment to LEADERSHIP OVER VIOLENCE has allowed him to have a powerful voice for the voiceless. Troy demonstrates his character and desire to affect change by visiting shelters, speaking to men’s groups and challenging others to lend their platforms to fight injustice. 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 for extraordinary public service and making the world a better place to live.
Awards & Recognition
A Call to Men
Honors an individual or organization using their influence to promote healthy, respectful manhood and prevent violence against women and girls at the institutional level.
2017 Ford Kinnick
Recognizes Big Ten football student-athletes who have garnered success in leadership roles following their academic and athletic careers.
Honors exemplary men who lead against gender-based violence and advocate on behalf of women and girls
ICON TALKS 2019
Presented to an icon of society who manifests their purpose and passion in how they live their life and touch others as remarkable visionaries, trailblazers, innovators and history makers.
Peace Over Violence
Leadership Over Violence Humanitarian Award.
Recognizes former student-athletes for their collegiate and professional achievements.
Hero Award given to an individual who's work exemplifies or describes the YWCA's mission which is the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women.
Considered the Nobel Prize for national community service.
NFL Walter Payton Man
of the Year Award
Recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field.
Whizzer White Award
The highest honor bestowed by the NFLPA on a player who goes above and beyond to perform community service in their team cities and hometowns.
Sporting News #1
#1 Good Guy in all sports. Annual list of athletes who care.
NFL Athletes in
Action Bart Starr
Given to the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community.