Seattle Seahawks scouting government Alonzo Highsmith has approved a football position at his alma mater, the College of Miami.
The college announced Thursday that Highsmith has been employed as the Hurricanes’ basic manager of soccer operations.
A Miami indigenous, Highsmith returns to the program he starred for as a fullback from 1983 to 1986. A member of the College of Miami Sports activities Corridor of Fame, Highsmith completed his college or university career with 2,935 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns, one particular coming in the 1984 Orange Bowl victory in excess of Nebraska that earned Miami the 1983 national championship.
“Alonzo is a accurate Miami Hurricane,” Miami mentor Mario Cristobal explained in a assertion produced by the faculty. “He understands the motivation and sacrifice it usually takes to be a champion on and off the subject. His remarkable enthusiasm for the College of Miami and this city is unparalleled.
“Alonzo brings working experience as a student-athlete, a 1st-round NFL draft decide and an NFL executive. He shares our vision for the trajectory and the society of this soccer system, and his knowledge and expertise will permit him to make a positive and potent affect on our method and community. I am fired up to welcome property a further Miami Hurricane!”
Highsmith, 57, was drafted third all round by the Houston Oilers in 1987 and also performed for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers throughout a 6-yr NFL profession.
Highsmith invested the past two decades in the Seahawks’ entrance workplace, most lately keeping the title of senior govt advisor to the standard supervisor. He was the Cleveland Browns’ vice president of participant staff from 2018 to 2019 and beforehand put in 19 seasons in the Eco-friendly Bay Packers’ scouting section, in which he labored intently with current Seahawks GM John Schneider.
“It is an honor to arrive again to the University of Miami and I am extremely humbled,” Highsmith explained in the statement. “The prospect to work with Mario Cristobal and [athletic director] Dan Radakovich, as effectively as my enthusiasm and like for the town of Miami is what brought me again. I could not move up this chance and this challenge.”
Highsmith gets the most recent large-ranking scout to depart Seattle’s entrance office environment in modern seasons. The others are Carolina Panthers GM Scott Fitterer, Panthers assistant GM Dan Morgan (who in the beginning left for the Buffalo Costs) and Indianapolis Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds.