Marty Hurney

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Marty Hurney
Carolina Panthers
Position: General manager
Personal information
Born: Wheaton, Maryland
Career information
High school: Olney (MD) Good Counsel
College: Catholic University
Career history
As executive:
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Marty Hurney is an American football executive, who is currently the General Manager of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL).

Early years[edit]

Hurney grew up in Wheaton, Maryland,[1] and attended Good Counsel High School and Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Professional football career[edit]

Early career[edit]

A journalist by trade, he first began in football in the Washington Redskins public relations department when owner Jack Kent Cooke asked him to join the team.[2] He then served in the front office of the San Diego Chargers as General Manager Bobby Beathard assistant.[3]

Carolina Panthers (first stint)[edit]

Hurney then joined the Carolina Panthers as the team's Director of Football Administration, before being named the Director of Football Operations the following season. Becoming the Panthers' de facto General manager, alongside Jack Bushofsky.

In 2002, Hurney was named the Panthers' General manager, a position he held until 2012, when after the Panthers began the season with a 1–5 record, he was fired on October 22, 2012.[4] Many of the best players on the 2015 Panthers team that won the NFC Championship were drafted by Hurney, including quarterback Cam Newton and linebackers Luke Kuechly, and Thomas Davis.

Carolina Panthers (second stint)[edit]

In July 2017, after General manager and successor Dave Gettleman was fired by the Panthers, Hurney was re-hired to serve as the teams interim General manager.[5]

On February 4, 2018, he was placed on paid administrative leave on the NFL began an investigation into whether he had violated the league's personal conduct policy, when no evidence was found, he was reinstated by the Panthers.[6] On February 21, 2018, he was hired as the Panthers' full-time General manager.[7][8]

Outside football[edit]

After leaving the Panthers, Hurney continued to work in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a radio personality with fellow host Al Gardner on ESPN 730 radio. Hurney was an owner of the station.[9]


  1. ^ Carolina Panthers Marty Hurney Jerry Richardson fired nfl - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  2. ^ Strickland, Bryan. "Carolina Panthers: Marty Hurney". Carolina Panthers. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Ex-sportswriter makes headlines as GM". Boston Globe. 2004-01-27. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  4. ^ "Panthers GM Hurney fired after team's 1-5 start". Yahoo!. Yahoo! Sports. September 30, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ Reyes, Lorenzo (July 19, 2017). "Carolina Panthers re-hire Marty Hurney as interim GM to replace fired Dave Gettleman". Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Marty Hurney reinstated". February 16, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Carolina Panthers name Marty Hurney as general manager". February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  8. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Marty Hurney named Panthers general manager". NFL. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Hurney back with Panthers for second GM stint". Retrieved 2017-07-19. 

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Preceded by
Bill Polian
Carolina Panthers General Manager (de facto as director of player operations) with Jack Bushofsky (as director of pro personnel)
Succeeded by
George Seifert
Preceded by
George Seifert
Carolina Panthers General Manager
Succeeded by
David Gettleman