Bruce Allen was Thursday hired to replace Vinny Cerrato as executive VP and General Manager of the Redskins.

Cerrato will be replaced by Bruce Allen, the Redskins, team owner Daniel Snyder announced today in a statement.

Bruce Allen is the personification of an NFL winner, Snyder added.

Allen, 53, is the son of the late George Allen, the former Hall of Fame coach of the Redskins. Allen was recently General Manager at Tampa Bay.