Our Team of Specialists
Tony Villani - Founder / Co-Owner
Since XPE and Tony Villani has relocated to South Florida, he is building an even more impressive client list than he had in Atlanta. The likes of Super Bowl Champion WR Anquan Boldin, 2XPro Bowl S Eric Berry, 2XPro Bowl OL Maurkice Pouncey, 1st Round Pick OL Mike Pouncey, WR Pierre Garcon, and Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter are all regulars training day after day just like Jamal, Hines, Takeo, Wayne, and Osi did with XPE in Atlanta. Going into DECADE #2 of the XPE Sports business has led Tony to start a nationally recognized certification program for trainers wishing to learn the most effective speed and agility techniques along with releasing a full patented XPE SHREDmill and XPE SHREDsled equipment line.
Matt Gates - Co-Owner
Just a few of his on the field records were:
- Most receptions by a rookie in NFL history
- Fastest WR to 200, 300, 400, and 500 catches in NFL history
- Best receiving yards per game average (season): 100.1 (2005) for the Arizona Cardinals
- Most post-season receiving yards (game): 145 for the Baltimore Ravens
Boldin was the 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was selected to three Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens. He also won both the NFLPA NFL Man of the Year followed up by winning the NFL Man of the Year the next year.
He holds many NFL records, some of which include:
- One of two players to record 120+ receptions in a season twice, 1994 and 1995. (Wes Welker)
- Most touchdown receptions 7 yards or less in NFL history (48)
- First player to record a 150-yard receiving game in 3 different decades (Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens are the only other players to do so)
Since retiring from the NFL, Carter has worked as an analyst on HBO‘s Inside the NFL, ESPN‘s Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown, and online at Yahoo Sports. He opened Cris Carter’s FAST Program in 2006 to train NFL players and to help younger athletes. It is here he met Bill Welle (part Owner and Founder) and Tony Villani as they were part of this training staff. He has been helping Bill and Tony with XPE’s Combine Training Class since 2011 after Tony relocated XPE from Atlanta to South Florida in 2010. He assists in all skill development for WR’s, TE’s, RB’s along with DB’s and S’s. He also sets up various media training opportunities for clients.
Jeremy is now passing on his knowledge to the next generation of defensive skill players. He has been doing combine skill training now for five years. He has trained and trains some of the best defensive players in the NFL at their respective positions. Eric Berry, Rahim Moore, Marcus Gilcrest, Josh Evans, Bashaud Breeland, Matt Elam, Kareem Jackson, Dee Milliner, Darquez Dennard, Calvin Pryor and others have been under his watch to hone in on their defensive skill set. Jeremy has also been on Draft Academy with Tony Villani on the combine preparation of DE/OLB, Shane Ray (number #1 draft pick of the Denver Broncos, 2015). Other than his family, Jeremy is most proud of his philanthropic endeavors. The Jeremy Lincoln Foundation (since 1998) gives free football clinics, Thanksgiving food giveaways (JLF Turkey Drive) and educational after school clinics for children that are less fortunate.