Jan 9, 2015
7:30 am - 9:45 am
Carmel Country Club
4735 Carmel Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
Visionary, Intelligent, inspirational, compassionate and a man of great integrity are words frequently used to describe Troy Vincent. A perennial All-Pro during a 15-year NFL career with an outstanding record of achievements in business and sports, his body of work is exemplary in promoting collaboration, professionalism and culture change as the standard of excellence for the game of football.
For his on the field achievements, Troy was nominated for induction into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame during his first year of eligibility in 2011. He has been inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame for the Philadelphia Eagles, the state of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin and his high school alma mater, Pennsbury High. Troy was a 1992 first round draft pick as a defensive back and arguably the most decorated player in NFL history for his on and off the field accomplishments–5x Pro Bowl selection, 3x All-Pro selection and received numerous prestigious awards including 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 ñ he is the only player to have ever received all four in the history of professional football.
In addition, Sporting News named him on the 35 or Younger Most Powerful People in Sports and Ebony Magazine recognized him as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports.
On both a personal and professional level, Troy is deeply committed to giving back and exemplifies a true passion for leading others to personal success. His community service involvement includes board positions for University of Wisconsin Foundation, Love Thy Neighbor CDC, United Negro College Fund-The Art of Giving Back, and support of a multitude of other philanthropic activities. Troy also has the spirit of entrepreneurship evidenced by his working closely with collegiate institutions and professional organizations in the areas of project management, professional coaching, strategic development, and crisis management.
Troy recently received the prestigious 2012 National Jefferson Award, considered the Nobel Peace Prize for extraordinary community service and for making the world a better place to live. Troy also received the coveted 2011 Leadership in Sport Award at the Sport
for Social Change Awards ceremony in Washington D.C., for his outstanding leadership in using sport to enrich all lives, most importantly the lives of those in need.