Vincent Rivera begins his first season on the Panthers coaching staff in 2018.
COACHING: Vincent Rivera makes his coaching debut in 2018 as Carolina’s defensive quality control coach.
In his role, Rivera breaks down game film, analyzes opponent tendencies and assists in the preparation of the defensive game plan.
Rivera worked as a football operations intern for the Panthers during the 2017 season.
PLAYING AND PERSONAL: Rivera began his collegiate career at the University of San Diego, redshirting in 2012 and seeing action at running back in 2013 before transferring to the University of California-Berkeley. After sitting out the 2014 season, Rivera played two seasons (2015-16) at Cal, seeing action at running back, wide receiver and on special teams. He finished his career at Cal with 44 catches for 487 yards and four touchdowns. Rivera graduated with a degree in film and media studies.
Rivera is the nephew of Panthers head coach, Ron Rivera.
HISTORY: Running back: San Diego 2012-13, Running back/wide receiver: California 2014-16. Pro coach: Joined Panthers in 2018.