Vance new Asst Director of Football Ops

Former NFL defensive back and Tampa Bay Bucs staffer Eric Vance has been hired to help assist Miami's football operations, Al Golden announced this morning.

Eric Vance played defensive back in the NFL and has spent the last six seasons in Player Development with the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Vance, who worked with player development, new signees, and assisted coaches in daily practice duties, has everyone around the program very excited.

"We are extremely excited to announce today that Eric Vance joined The UFamily," Golden said. "He brings with him a wealth of knowledge as a successful Division I student-athlete, a professional athlete, and as an educator.

"Eric is a perfect fit for our program as he exemplifies the core values we look for from our student-athletes," Golden said. "Eric excelled at the highest level in academics, athletics and leadership while in college and made the successful transition from professional football to the workforce. Lastly, Eric will be able to share his experiences as both an NFL player and staff member with our student-athletes as he assists them in reaching all of their goals here at The University of Miami."

Vance, who is a Vanderbilt graduate, played a total of five seasons with the Bucs, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, and Carolina Panthers.

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