One of the Seahawks vital cogs in their front place of work is heading again to his alma mater.
As formally announced by the university on Thursday, Seahawks scouting government Alonzo Highsmith will be re-becoming a member of the Miami Hurricanes as standard manager of football operations. It stays unclear whether or not the franchise will go after a substitute to fill his emptiness ahead of the get started of the 2022 time.
Highsmith, 57, starred in Coral Gables as a fullback from 1983 to 1986. In four years on campus, he rushed for 1,873 yards, caught 92 passes for 977 yards, and scored 25 whole touchdowns, which includes scoring in Miami’s 1984 Orange Bowl victory about Nebraska that captured a nationwide championship. He was inducted into the University of Miami Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 1997.
“Alonzo is a genuine Miami Hurricane,” Miami head coach Mario Cristobal explained in a statement posted by the university. “He understands the commitment and sacrifice it normally takes to be a winner on and off the field. His great enthusiasm for the University of Miami and this town is unparalleled.
“Alonzo brings experience as a student-athlete, a to start with-round NFL draft choose and an NFL govt. He shares our eyesight for the trajectory and the lifestyle of this football program, and his awareness and encounter will permit him to make a favourable and strong influence on our method and neighborhood. I am fired up to welcome household another Miami Hurricane!”
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Immediately after assisting place the ‘Canes on the map in a stellar collegiate job, the Oilers drafted Highsmith third all round in the 1987 NFL Draft. He performed 6 seasons with 3 diverse teams, dashing for 1,195 yards, catching 42 passes, and scoring 10 touchdowns. Following the end of his football job, he transitioned into boxing, publishing a 27-1-2 history with 23 knockouts.
Signing up for the Seahawks in 2020, Highsmith invested the previous two seasons with the group and most a short while ago held the title of senior government assistant to typical supervisor John Schneider. Prior to coming to the Pacific Northwest, he expended 6 seasons with the Packers as a senior personnel executive and two seasons with the Browns as vice president of player personnel.
Returning to the Hurricanes, Highsmith will have a next prospect to elevate the software back into countrywide relevancy as he when did as a player. At the time viewed as just one of the nation’s powerhouse courses, they have not won an ACC championship given that joining the convention and have not competed for a national title given that 2002.
“It is an honor to occur back again to the College of Miami and I am very humbled,” Highsmith claimed in the assertion produced by the program. “The chance to get the job done with Mario Cristobal and [athletic director] Dan Radakovich, as effectively as my passion and adore for the city of Miami is what introduced me back. I could not go up this prospect and this challenge.”
More than the previous several seasons, the Seahawks have found an exodus of higher-profile scouts from the firm. Heading back again to Miami, Highsmith joins Panthers typical supervisor Scott Fitterer, Panthers assistant common manager Dan Morgan, and Colts assistant normal manager Ed Dobbs as the most up-to-date member of the front business to depart. Place scout Tyler Ramsey also left with Fitterer for Carolina to be elevated to a nationwide scout.