Alonzo Highsmith, a scouting executive, has accepted a job at his alma mater, The University of Miami, according to ESPN.
Highsmith will beAccording to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, he was named as the general manager of football operations. The Miami native makes his return to the program that he played for from 1983 to 1986 as a fullback. Highsmith, a member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame was able to finish his college career with 2,935 total yards and 25 touchdowns. One of these was in the 1984 Orange Bowl win over. That earned Miami the national championship in 1983.
In 1987, he was drafted by the Houston Oilers as the third overall pick. He also played in the NHL for theDuring a six-year NFL football career.
Highsmith, who is 57, was employed in the Seahawks front office for the past two seasons, holding the title as senior executive advisor to general manager. Highsmith was also theFrom 2018 to 2019, he was the vice president of player personnel. He previously played 19 seasons in the NFL. He worked closely with John Schneider, current Seahawks general manager.
Highsmith is the latest high-ranking scout who has been poached from Seattle's top office in recent seasons. Other scouts areGM Scott Fitterer and Panthers assistant GM Dan Morgan, who initially left for the ) and assistant GM Ed Dodds.