Ed Hervey

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Edward Hervey
Born: (1973-05-04) May 4, 1973 (age 44)
Houston, Texas
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) WR
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Southern California
High school Compton (CA)
NFL draft 1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 166
Drafted by Dallas Cowboys
Career history
As administrator
20072008 Edmonton Eskimos (West Coast Scout)
20092012 Edmonton Eskimos (Head scout)
20132016 Edmonton Eskimos (GM)
2017–present BC Lions (GM)
As player
1995 Dallas Cowboys
1997 Oakland Raiders*
1998 Denver Broncos*
1998 Oakland Raiders*
19992006

Edmonton Eskimos

*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2001, 2003
CFL West All-Star 2001, 2003

Edward Hervey (born May 4, 1973) is a former Canadian football wide receiver in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Edmonton Eskimos. He is currently the general manager of the BC Lions of the CFL. He played college football at the University of Southern California. He also served as general manager of the Eskimos from 2013 through 2016, winning the 103rd Grey Cup to conclude the 2015 CFL season.

Early years

Hervey attended Compton High School, where he played as a quarterback and wide receiver. He was selected to the All-Moore League team as a senior. In track, he helped the school win the California state 4 × 400 metres relay competition.

He moved on to Pasadena City College, where he played as a quarterback. As a freshman, he posted 12-of-28 completion for 116 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 137 yards on 26 carries.

Hervey became a starter in 1992, registering 78-of-143 completions for 919 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 791 rushing yards on 169 carries and 8 rushing touchdowns on his way to a 10-1 record. He was named the MVP of the Rose City Classic Bowl, as he ran for one touchdown and passed for another in a 28-27 win over the College of the Desert. He also received Junior College All-State and All-Mission Conference honors.

In track, he finished second in the 1992 California state community college 200 metres with 20.99 seconds and 400 metres with 46.41 seconds. As a sophomore, he recorded 20.65 seconds in the 200 metres and 46.02 seconds in the 400 metres, receiving South Coast Conference Track Male Athlete of the Year honors, after winning both events at the conference championships.

He transferred to the University of Southern California after his sophomore season and was converted into a wide receiver. He was considered the team's fastest player, with head coach John Robinson (also former coach of the Los Angeles Rams), saying Hervey was the fastest player he had seen on a football field, including ex-Ram and Olympic 4 × 400 metres relay gold medalist Ron Brown.[1]

As a junior he was named a starter, but tallied only 22 receptions for 219 yards and a 15-yard touchdown pass, after suffering a sprained left ankle that forced him to miss 2 games and would limit him the rest of the season. The next year, he suffered a right knee sprain in the season opener and would only play in 8 games (4 games missed and 5 starts), finishing his college career with 41 receptions for 482 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was a teammate of All-American wide receivers Johnnie Morton and Keyshawn Johnson.

In track as a senior, he earned All-American honors in three events at the NCAA Track and Field Championships. He finished fifth in the 200 metres with 20.53 secondsÑ; his best was a 20.40 seconds time at the Pac-10 championships, where he was third. He also ran the second leg on both the 4 × 100 metres and 4 × 400 metres relay teams that finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Hervey was selected in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie, he was leading the team in kickoff returns during the preseason (8 for a 24.4-yad average), until fracturing his left fibula in the final week of training camp.[2] Although he returned on September 6, he was declared inactive for every game during the season, as the Cowboys went on to win Super Bowl XXX. He was waived on August 20, 1996.[3]

Oakland Raiders (first stint)

In 1997, he signed with the Oakland Raiders and was waived on August 24.[4]

Denver Broncos

On February 13, 1998, he was signed by the Denver Broncos and released before the season started.[5]

Oakland Raiders (second stint)

In 1998, he was signed by the Oakland Raiders and waived on August 26.[6]

Edmonton Eskimos

Hervey played eight seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League, and was a CFL all star in 2001 and 2003.

Over the course of his career Hervey posted 6715 yards receiving with 476 receptions in 118 career CFL games. In 2001, he had his best season stats-wise, when he registered 1447 yards on 77 receptions with 12 touchdowns. He was also a part of two Grey Cup winning teams. In 2006, he received the David Boone Memorial Award in recognition for his contributions to the community.

Front office career

On March 20, 2007, Hervey officially announced his retirement from professional football. He served as the Eskimos' head scout until December 10, 2012, when he was named as the club's general manager.[7] In 2015, the Eskimos won the Grey Cup. On April 7, 2017, the Eskimos held a press conference to announce the termination of Hervey's contract.[8] On November 30. 2017, Hervey was named the general manager of the BC Lions.[9]

CFL GM record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Result
EDM 2013 4 14 0 .222 4th in West Division - - Failed to Qualify
EDM 2014 12 6 0 .666 2nd in West Division 1 1 Lost in West Final
EDM 2015 14 4 0 .777 1st in West Division 2 0 Won Grey Cup
EDM 2016 10 8 0 .555 3rd in West Division 1 1 Lost in East Final
Total 40 32 0 .555 1 Division
Championships
4 2 1 Grey Cups

References

  1. ^ "Coming On Fast : Injuries Have Sidelined USC's Ed Hervey, but Now He's Ready for Stretch Run". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Eskimos name former receiver Ed Hervey GM". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Eskimos fire general manager Hervey - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  9. ^ "LIONS NAME HERVEY GM; BUONO TO COACH LAST SEASON IN 2018". cfl.ca. November 30, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017. 

External links

  • Hervey fighting on in CFL
  • CFLapedia bio
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