Behind the Line of Scrimmage
Jan 17, 2019
Michael Huyghue
Behind the Line of Scrimmage

Michael Huyghue (pronounced "HEWG") is widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in the professional sports industry having a career that spans over 30 years. Huyghue was twice named to the Sports Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Sports Executives. Huyghue has been a pioneer in the industry, paving the way for many other African Americans who followed in his footsteps.

Most recently, Huyghue was the Commissioner of the United Football League, comprised primarily of young National Football League players and former NFL Head Coaches. Huyghue founded and directed the UFL raising over two hundred million dollars in seed money. The UFL operated for four nationally televised seasons, competing directly against the NFL. The UFL saw limited viewership but over 150 of its players and dozens of its coaches found full time positions in the NFL.

Michael is married to his law school classmate, Kimberly Wyche, has three children (Kristen, Kathryn and Tyler) and resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. He is a board member of the Northeast Florida Boys & Girls Club of America, among many other charitable organizations.  He is also an avid golfer, and a commercial rated pilot.