The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Michael Huyghue Senior Vice President of Football Operations for the team. Huyghue, 34, joined the Jaguars in March of 1994 and has served the past two years as Vice President of Football Operations.
Michael is making an outstanding contribution to the development of a championship football team for Jacksonville,² said Wayne Weaver, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Jaguars. ³And he has
provided critical leadership in our efforts to have a major positive effect on our community.²
Huyghue will continue in his duties as the team's administrator for all football-related matters, including negotiating player contracts and overall administration of the salary cap.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my role in the Jaguars organization,² Huyghue said, ³and I'm fully committed to seeing through our goal of building a championship team.²
Huyghue came to the Jaguars from the Detroit Lions, for whom he served as Vice President of Administration and General Counsel in 1993. In Detroit, Huyghue oversaw day-to-day administrative responsibilities and negotiated player contracts.
In 1992 Huyghue served as the Vice President/Administration and General Counsel for the World League. During the 1991 season he served as General Manager for the Birmingham Fire after four years working for the NFL Management Council.
From 1987 to Œ90, Huyghue was Labor Relations Counsel to the NFL's Management Council, where he advised the 28 member clubs on interpretation and enforcement of Collective Bargaining Agreement provisions between the League and the NFL Players Association. During his first year with the Management Council, he was also an integral part of the signing of replacement players during the 1987 players' strike. Rounding out his labor experience, Huyghue also served briefly in 1987 in the legal department of the NFL Players' Association based in Washington, D.C.
Huyghue earned a bachelor's degree in communication arts from Cornell University, where he was a three-year starter at wide receiver. He went on to earn a juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982 and is a member of the State Bar in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.