SENIOR PERSONNEL EXECUTIVE
Roman Phifer enters his second season as Senior Personnel Executive with the Denver Broncos in 2022. He was hired by the club on May 18, 2021.
A 21-year NFL veteran as a player/coach/scout and a three-time Super Bowl-champion linebacker, Phifer spent the 2021 campaign assisting the pro and college scouting departments as a Senior Personnel Executive.
An assistant linebackers coach with the Broncos from 2009-10, Phifer re-joined the club after spending the previous three seasons (2018-20) with the Detroit Lions as West Coast Area Scout.
Prior to the NFL, Phifer worked as Director of Player Development at his alma mater, UCLA, from 2016-17 and oversaw all aspects of day-to-day player welfare and life skills. He also worked closely with the university's staff to monitor scholastic progress and was the primary facilitator for all Bruins football community outreach.
During his time with the Bruins, Phifer participated in a two-week scouting internship with the Lions in 2017. He joined the club full time prior to the 2018 NFL Combine.
An All-American linebacker at UCLA, Phifer was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round (31st overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons (1991-98) with the Rams before going on to play with the N.Y. Jets (1999-2000), New England (2001-04) and N.Y. Giants (2005).
A four-time Pro Bowl alternate (1995, '96, 2001, '03), Phifer was a part of three Super Bowl-winning teams with the Patriots (2002, '04-05). During his 15-year NFL playing career, Phifer appeared in 212 regular-season games (177 starts) and totaled 1,123 tackles (858 tackles), 29 sacks (181.5 yds.), 11 interceptions, 65 passes defensed, 12 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries. He added 42 tackles (30 solo) in nine career postseason games (7 starts).
Phifer (pronounced: Fl-fer) grew up in Charlotte, N.C.
Denver Broncos 2021-2022
Senior Personnel Executive
Detroit Lions 2018-2020
West Coast Area Scout
Director of Player Development
Denver Broncos 2009-2010