Two-time Grey Cup champion and former CFL all-star Ed Hervey was named general manager of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club on Dec. 10, 2012.
In only his first season as general manager, Hervey has already orchestrated key signings to stabilize the quarter back position, add depth to the defensive line and re-establish the Eskimos in the CFL draft, ensuring Canadian talent remains the foundation of the team’s future success.
After retiring as a player in March 2007, he stayed on as the team’s west coast scout and was promoted to head scout two years later. Hervey is responsible for finding and recruiting top household names to the green and gold, including the 2012 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year JC Sherritt.
In eight seasons (1999-2006) as an Eskimo wide receiver, the former University of Southern California football and track star stood out for his world-class speed, toughness and leadership – on and off the field. In 118 games, he caught 476 passes for 6,715 yards and 43 touchdowns. He played eight post-season games and three Grey Cup games, winning in 2003 and 2005. In 2006, Hervey received the David Boone Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the community.