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Eric Winston Elected NFLPA President

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 03/19/2014
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ORLANDO, Fla. - Miami Hurricanes alum Eric Winston was nominated and elected as President of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) on Tuesday at the NFLPA Board of Player Representatives Meeting.

A third-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the former Hurricane has started 112 consecutive games for the Texans, Chiefs and Cardinals. Winston has been active with the NFLPA since being elected as a Co-Alternate by the Houston Texans in 2010, including being a voice for players during the 2011 lockout and serving on the union’s committees for finance and agent discipline. Winston does community work on behalf of Shriners Hospital for Children and local charities in his hometown and team cities.

Winston played for the Houston Texans from 2006-11. He played the 2012 season with the Kansas City Chiefs, before playing the 2013 campaign with the Arizona Cardinals.

In college, he played in 42 games - with 29 starts - for the Hurricanes, earning All-America honors as a senior. He began his college career as a tight end before switching to the offensive line after his freshman season. 

Winston takes over for outgoing NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth. Foxworth was unanimously elected to the post in 2012 following four years of service on the executive committee. In 2007, he was elected by the Broncos as a Player Representative and was named the Broncos’ Walter Payton Man of the Year. In 2008, he ran and was elected as the youngest Vice President of the NFLPA Executive Committee.

The University of Miami has launched the $7 million Football Victory Fund to address the most important needs of the football program. There are a variety of ways to contribute to the Football Victory Fund as well as to Hurricanes Athletics.  For more information on how you can donate and details of the pending projects, please call the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699 or visit umvictoryfund.com
 
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