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Jason Licht
Director of Player Personnel

Biography

Jason Licht (pronounced LIGHT) enters his third season with the Cardinals and first as Vice President, Player Personnel after being promoted on January 22, 2013. He re-joined the team in May, 2012 as Director, Player Personnel after spending three seasons (2009-11) as the Director of Pro Personnel with the New England Patriots. Licht worked for one season as a personnel executive with Arizona in 2008.

Jason Licht (pronounced LIGHT) enters his third season with the Cardinals and first as Vice President, Player Personnel after being promoted on January 22, 2013. He re-joined the team in May, 2012 as Director, Player Personnel after spending three seasons (2009-11) as the Director of Pro Personnel with the New England Patriots. Licht worked for one season as a personnel executive with Arizona in 2008.

In his new role, Licht will take on an increased role in both college and pro personnel evaluation and also with contract negotiations.

Prior to working with the Cardinals in 2008, Licht spent five years (2003-07) with the Philadelphia Eagles, including the final two years as Vice President of Player Personnel. During Licht’s career, he has worked with four Super Bowl teams (New England—XLVI, XXXVI, Arizona—XLIII, and Philadelphia—XXXIX)

Licht joined the Eagles in 2003 as the club’s assistant director of player personnel until being promoted in 2006. He came to Philadelphia after a four-year stint as a member of New England’s player personnel staff. He was hired by the Patriots in 1999 as a college scout and was elevated to national scout in 2001 and then to assistant director of player personnel in 2002.

He started his NFL career in Miami from 1995-96, serving as an assistant in the college and pro personnel scouting departments for the Dolphins before becoming an offensive assistant/quality control coach in 1996. In 1997, he worked for National Football Scouting (NFS), a college football scouting service, before joining Carolina’s scouting staff in 1998.

An all-conference defensive tackle at Nebraska-Wesleyan where he played in 1993-94, he was originally a walk-on at the University of Nebraska and played linebacker on the freshman team in 1989. He switched to guard for two years (he redshirted in 1990 and lettered in 1991) before transferring. Licht earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Med from Nebraska-Wesleyan.

Licht was born in Fremont, NE. He and his wife, Blair, have two sons, Charlie and Theo, and a daughter, Zoe.

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