Ken Herock has been in professional football for more than 38 years. He was respected throughout the National Football League for his expertise as a talent hunter and administrator. Ken has been a player, scout, coach, personnel director and general manager. He has also served on the College Relations Board for the National Football League.
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Ken was named the Raiders Director of Player Personnel in 1975.
In 1976 he became the first Director of Player Personnel for the then fledgling Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Within three years, he helped build the Bucs into a playoff contender, one which advanced to the NFC Championship Game in 1979. Herock remained with Tampa Bay through the 1984 campaign. While at Tampa he was responsible for supervising the first scouting combine which eventually evolved into the Indianapolis National Invitation Camp.
Herock subsequently returned to the Raiders personnel department for a three year period (1984-1986).
He was named Director of Player Personnel for the Atlanta Falcons in 1987 and became the team's Vice President of Player Personnel a year later, a position he held through the 1996 season. During his 10 years with the Falcons, Ken procured a number of key players for the franchise, including Hall of Famers Brett Favre, Deion Sanders and Chris Doleman with Pro Bowlers Morten Andersen, Jamal Anderson, Cornelius Bennett, Bobby Hebert, Craig Heyward, Lincoln Kennedy, Clay Matthews, Andre Rison, Elbert Shelley, Chuck Smith, Jessie Tuggle and Bob Whitfield.
He then joined the Green Bay Packers and was named Vice President of Personnel where he remained until 2001.
As a collegian at West Virginia, Herock earned All-Conference honors as both a tight end and linebacker and since has been named to West Virginia University’s Sports Hall of Fame and is a member of the Mountaineer Legends Society. Ken has also been inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame.
In 2002 Ken established Pro Prep, a service which prepares future professional prospects for the National Football League. Ken has worked with over 1,000 top prospects the last fifteen seasons to enhance their position in the National Football League Draft.
“The NFL pre-draft interview program is a critical variable in a player’s ultimate draft evaluation. Whether you have a player with character concerns or an immaculate background, winning the interviews can be as important as running the 40. With his decades of experience as an NFL evaluator and decision maker, Ken brings the knowledge, expertise and the tools to empower our athletes to tackle the pre-draft interview process. Whether you have a guy with character concerns or one with an immaculate record, it is imperative that they are prepared the right way. With Ken, we know our athletes will be prepared and will leave a positive and lasting impression after each interview.”
-- C.J. LaBoy, Relativity Sports
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