Vince Amey

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Vince Amey
Alliance San Diego
Position: Defensive line coach
Personal information
Born: (1975-02-09) February 9, 1975 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 289 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school: Union City (CA) James Logan
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 7 / Pick: 230
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career AFL statistics
Total tackles: 68
Sacks: 4.5
FF / FR: 1 / 3
receptions: 6
Receiving yards: 46
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR
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Vincent Wayne Amey (born January 9, 1975) is a former American football defensive end and current defensive line coach for the San Diego franchise of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He played college football at Arizona State. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft. He then played for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the short-lived XFL.

High school career[edit]

Amey attended James Logan High School in Union City, California. While at Logan, he was a three-year letterman in football as a defensive tackle. He was an All-state selection as a senior. He was amed one of the "Top 20 Prospects" in the East Bay area. He also lettered in track and basketball.[1]

College career[edit]

Amey attended Arizona State University where he was a four-year letterman for the Sun Devils. As a freshman in 1994 he was one of nine true freshman to appear in a game. He appeared in eight games, recording six tackles. In 1995 as a sophomore, he appeared in 10 games, starting at both left and right defensive tackle. As a junior in 1996, he recorded 20 tackles, one sack, two passes defended and one interception, returned for a touchdown. In 1997, he started 11 games at right defensive end. He recorded 26 tackles, one sack, and one pass broken up.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Amey was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft. He was released on August 30, during final cuts. However, he was re-signed on November 13, 1998.[2] While with the Raiders, he appeared in four games, starting one. He spent the spring playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe, where he won World Bowl '99.[3] He was again cut during final cuts for the 1999 season. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams on July 24, 2000, and released on August 21, 2000.[2] In 2001, he joined the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL.

After the XFL folded, Amey joined the Los Angeles Avengers as an offensive / defensive lineman, of the Arena Football League. In 2001, he recorded one reception for nine yards and three tackles. In 2002, he recorded two receptions for 20 yards, as well as four tackles and one pass break-up. In 2003, he recorded one reception for 12 yards, along with three tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In 2004 he recorded eight tackles.

In 2005, Amey signed with the Arizona Rattlers, and recorded one reception for three yards, and one carry for zero yards. He also recorded 13 tackles, one sack, one pass break-up and one fumble recovery. In 2006, he recorded 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three pass break-ups. In 2007, he recorded 24 tackles, two sacks, and one fumble recovery. He also recorded one receptions for two yards and one touchdown.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2011, Amey served as the defensive line coach at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.[3] In 2012, he became a strength and conditioning coach at Arizona, in 2015, he became a football analyst for the Wildcats and in 2016, head coach Rich Rodriguez named him the Wildcats defensive line coach.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Las Vegas Outlaws Roster - Vince Amey". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Vince Amey Transactions". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Bartel, Jason (February 10, 2016). "Arizona football: Wildcats promote Vince Amey to defensive line coach". Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Rodriguez hires Vince Amey as Arizona's defensive line coach". February 10, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2017.