NFL executive and former WI Badger Troy Vincent to keynote the 31st Annual Black Excellence Awards

November 12, 2015


Awards banquet to be held Friday, February 19, 2016

The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper is pleased to announce Executive Vice President of Football Operations at the National Football League (NFL) and former Wisconsin Badger Troy Vincent as keynote speaker for the 2016 Black Excellence Awards program. Troy started his football career playing in college for the University of Wisconsin Badgers, with aspirations of eventually playing for the Green Bay Packers. However, during the 1992 NFL Draft he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the seventh pick in the first round. Troy would spend four seasons with the Dolphins. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996, where he spent eight more seasons. Vincent made five consecutive Pro Bowls from 1999 to 2003. In 2002 Vincent was the recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Troy shares the record for the longest interception in Eagles history against the Dallas Cowboys in 1996. After teammate James Willis intercepted Troy Aikman four yards into the endzone, he ran 14 yards before lateraling to Vincent, who returned the interception 90 yards for a 104- yard touchdown. Troy Vincent would spend the remainder of his pro-football career playing with Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins. During his post career, Troy was president of the NFL Players Association from March 29, 2004 until March 18, 2008. Troy was selected as the Vice President of Active Player Development in February 2010. The NFL Players Development organization was renamed the NFL Player Engagement Organization in 2011.

Troy also helped start the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which helps train NFL players in starting a business, investing and managing money. In his personal life Troy serves on numinous boards, including the Board of Directors for the University of Wisconsin Foundation, and is active in many charities. Troy is married to Tommi Vincent, and they have five children. Troy Vincent will keynote the 31st Annual Black Excellence Awards on Friday, February 19, 2016. The program will be held at The Italian Conference Center, 631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202. For more information please call (414) 263- 5088.