(Edmonton) – The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club has hired Ed Hervey as their general manager, effectively immediately.
Since 2009, the two-time Grey Cup champion and former CFL all-star has been the Eskimo Head Scout. He played a key part in Edmonton’s preparation for the CFL Canadian Draft each spring and held successful open tryouts for the team in Northern and Southern California.
In his eight seasons as a player, Hervey stood out with his world class speed, toughness and leadership on and off the field. In 118 career games, he caught 476 passes for 6,715 yards and 43 touchdowns. He played in eight post-season games and three Grey Cup championships. In 2006, Hervey received the David Boone Memorial Award in recognition of his tireless work in the community.
“Ed is the right man to build us a world-class team – on the field and in the community,” says Eskimo President and CEO Len Rhodes. “He embodies the Eskimo Way and will give our community a consistently-competitive team for years to come.”
Statement from Ed Hervey
“My plan is simple and effective; do not reinvent the wheel but reinforce the fact that teamwork on and off the field wins championships.
The acquisition of the most talented players, coaches and staff will allow the Edmonton Eskimos to return to its proper place amongst the CFL elite.
The Football Department needs a strong leader who can and will make the tough decisions, will always have the best interests of the Edmonton Eskimos first and foremost, has a passion and commitment for the Edmonton community and will give our fans the one thing they genuinely want and deserve … HOPE.”
Hervey won two Grey Cups as a receiver for the Eskimos in 2003 and 2005.
Biographical details Born: May 4, 1973 (age 39) Birthplace: Houston, Texas College: University of Southern California Major: History
History with Edmonton Eskimos 2009 – 2012 Head Scout 2007 -2008 West Coast Scout 1999-2006 Wide Receiver, #81