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Mark Murphy named to USA Football board of directors

Posted Oct 17, 2013


USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, announced today that Green Bay Packers President and Chief Executive Officer MARK MURPHY has joined the independent nonprofit’s board of directors. USA Football leads the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The Indianapolis-based organization with members in 50 states and Washington, D.C., created and administers the education-based player safety program Heads Up Football.

Murphy joins four other recently named board members: Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President DAWN APONTE, Director of Louisiana Youth Football LEROY HOLLINS II, NorthShore University HealthSystems board-certified neurological surgeon DR. GAIL L. ROSSEAU and Cincinnati St. Xavier High School head football coach STEVE SPECHT.

Murphy is in his sixth year as the Packers’ president and CEO. Under his direction, the team has earned four playoff berths, captured two division titles and won Super Bowl XLV. Murphy was a Redskins co-captain from 1980-84, a period that included consecutive Super Bowl appearances (1982-83). In 1983, he led the NFL with nine interceptions and earned consensus All-Pro honors.

USA Football’s Board of Directors:

  • Dawn Aponte, Miami Dolphins    
  • Mark Meana, Fairfax County (Va.) Youth Football League
  • Joe Browne, National Football League    
  • Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers
  • Tom Cove, Sports & Fitness Industry Association    
  • Carl Peterson, USA Football Chairman
  • Jim Delany, Big Ten Conference    
  • Dr. Gail L. Rosseau, NorthShore University HealthSystems
  • Bob Gardner, National Federation of State H.S. Assns.    
  • Steve Specht, Cincinnati St. Xavier High School
  • Roger Goodell, National Football League    
  • Grant Teaff, American Football Coaches Association
  • Merril Hoge, Former NFL Player    
  • Mike Wilcox, Wilcox Financial/Wilcox Sports Group
  • Leroy Hollins II, Louisiana Youth Football   

“I’m honored to be named to USA Football’s board of directors,” Murphy said. “With an increased focus on player safety, this is a significant time for our young athletes and our game. I served on the NFL’s Youth Football Fund for more than a decade, and look forward to working with others on the board to continue this important work of making the sport better and safer at all levels.”

“We’re proud to have Mark contribute toward our goals as a member of our board,” said USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK. “As a former player and current executive, his experience and knowledge will benefit the nearly 3 million children who love to play this game and are doing it safer and better in programs adopting USA Football’s standards.”

About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football (usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, partners with leading medical organizations and collaborates with football stakeholders for a better, safer game through coaching education and player skill advancement.

 
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