The National Football League today announced that prominent sports attorney Arthur McAfee has been named Senior Vice President of Player Engagement.

McAfee will oversee the NFL Player Engagement staff – part of the NFL Football Operations team under the direction of Executive Vice President Troy Vincent – which assists players in reaching their highest potential on and off the field by providing guidance, support and resources before, during and after their NFL experiences.

“Arthur brings a distinguished body of work in player advocacy to our team,” Vincent told USA Today. “His vast experience will further assist our department in advancing the game by serving all players – past, present and future.”

McAfee, who begins his new role on Monday, is a founding partner of The McAfee Group, a consulting firm that advises sports leagues and organizations – including the US Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association and the USA Track & Field Athletes Advisory Council – agents, athletes and others on sports-related business and legal affairs. Prior to that, McAfee was a staff counsel for the NFL Players Association and an enforcement representative for the NCAA.

McAfee, a graduate of Morehouse College and Howard University School of Law, has also taught sports law, contracts and negotiation at Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to maximize the resources and network of the NFL to improve the NFL experience for the entire player community,” McAfee said.

NFL Player Engagement serves, educates and assists current and former players and their families to achieve a successful, well-balanced, and healthy life during and after their playing experience. Through a unique system of resource distribution, Player Engagement offers league-activated services and empowers club Directors of Player Engagement with programs and offerings that foster success both on and off the field. Through Player Engagement, the entire NFL family has access to NFL Total Wellness. Total Wellness focuses on four areas that are critical to success in life: physical, emotional, personal and financial strength. Each has a rich set of tools, resources, ideas and inspiration supported through Player Engagement.