Tim Mingey, the Jacksonville Jaguars' Assistant Director/College Personnel, has been presented the C.O. Brocato Scout of the Year Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Texas vs. the Nation Challenge. The Pro Football Hall of Fame – Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Challenge was played on Saturday in El Paso, Texas.
"Tim Mingey is without question one of the best scouts in the NFL," said Jaguars General Manager/Sr. V.P. Player Personnel Gene Smith. "Tim is as good of a person as he is a professional, and he sets a high standard for others to follow. I'm truly honored to work with Tim and I've certainly learned a lot from him over the past 15-plus years of working together. He's highly respected and has developed tremendous trusted contacts on college football staffs throughout the country."
Mingey is in his 16th year with the Jaguars, arriving in 1994 as a college scout. He was promoted to Executive Scout in 2003 and to his current position a year ago. He previously spent 21 years at the college level as a coach and recruiting coordinator.
The Scout of the Year award is named after C.O. Brocato, a veteran scout of 35 years in the NFL. Brocato is currently the Supervisor of College Scouting for the Tennessee Titans, and he has been nominated for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"Tim's been a major college coach and recruiting coordinator, and he understands the game and the players who play it," Smith added. "It's great to have one of our own recognized like this, because Tim has built an outstanding reputation league-wide through his work ethic and integrity."
Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who started all 16 games for the Jaguars as a rookie last season, played in the Pro Football Hall of Fame – Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Challenge a year ago. Knighton was drafted by the Jaguars in the third round out of Temple. A total of 25 players were drafted from the 2009 game, with 76 signing NFL contracts.