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Troy Vincent: NFL Star And League Exec On Developing Character

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives, and other major sports figures and academics who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features former NFL star Troy Vincent (@TroyVincent23). An NFL executive vice president of football operations, Vincent's illustrious playing career as an NFL cornerback included three All-Pro awards five Pro Bowl appearances, and as testament to his character, receiving the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. His executive positions also have included presidency of the NFL Players Association.

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18), PCA Founder and CEO, talks to Vincent about early influences on his character-development, especially his grandfather. Vincent also recalls the impact on his character of coaches, such as Don Shula (Miami Dolphins), Barry Alvarez (University of Wisconsin) and his high school coach, Jim Dundala.

Vincent provides information and inspiration for student-athletes to maintain their focus on and off the field. He also describes the types of athletes and people he hopes reach the NFL and advises coaches on how to help them get there.

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