Vince Promuto
No. 65
Personal information
Born:(1938-06-08)June 8, 1938
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died:June 1, 2021(2021-06-01) (aged 82)
Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.
Career information
High school:New York City (NY) Mount St. Michael
College:Holy Cross
NFL draft:1960 / Round: 4 / Pick: 48
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:130
Games started:56
Fumble recoveries:8
Player stats at · PFR

Vincent Louis Promuto (June 8, 1938 – June 1, 2021) was an American professional football player who was a guard for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League (NFL). He was later a Drug Enforcement Administration official.

Early life

Vincent Promuto was born on June 8, 1938, in New York City, and grew up in the Pelham Bay section of The Bronx.


Promuto played college football at the College of the Holy Cross and was then drafted by the Redskins in the fourth round in the 1960 NFL Draft. He was a guard in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins from 1960 to 1970. He played 130 games in his career, all with Washington. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 1963 and 1964. He is a member of the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.[1]

Promuto subsequently worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration (USDEA).[2] He died of congestive heart failure on June 1, 2021, in Pompano Beach, Florida, one week before his 83rd birthday.[1]


  1. ^ a b Schudel, Matt (June 4, 2021). "Vince Promuto, Pro Bowl football player for Washington in 1960s, dies at 82". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Mollenhoff, C. (June 30, 1975). "Maybe a Cover-Up? National Drug Scandal Looms". Pampa Daily News. Pampa, Texas. p. 2. Retrieved October 17, 2016 – via The Jackson subcommittee already has heard evidence that Bartels issued orders to limit an investigation of his good friend, Vincent Promuto, the former Washington Redskin lineman who was serving as a public relations man in DEA's Washington office.