Justin Vincent, the former most valuable player of LSU's BCS Championship Game win over Oklahoma during the 2003 season, enters his first year as assistant director of player personnel for the Tigers in 2012. As assistant director of player personnel, Vincent will have an active role in the off-the-field development of LSU football players.
A native of Lake Charles, La., Vincent returned to LSU last fall after a four-year stint in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons. Vincent won a Super Bowl title as a member of the Steelers in 2008. Vincent graduated in the spring of 2011 with a degree in communications studies.
A four-year letterwinner for the Tigers from 2003-06, Vincent capped his LSU career with 2,021 yards and 17 touchdowns. He recorded six 100-yard games, including an SEC Championship Game record 201 yards in LSU's 34-13 win over Georgia in the 2003 title game.
Vincent then followed that with 117 yards on 16 carries in LSU's 21-14 victory over top-ranked Oklahoma to claim the BCS National Championship in January of 2004. Vincent played in 51 games during his career, starting 18 times.
Vincent finished his rookie season with 1,001 yards and 10 touchdowns, which still stands as the most rushing yards by a true freshman in LSU history.