Before joining the Dolphins as General Manager on Sunday, Dennis Hickey spent nearly two decades in personnel/scouting roles with the Buccaneers. To put that span of time in perspective, Hickey’s first year with Tampa Bay (1996) was also Tony Dungy’s first as the club’s head coach.
On Monday, the Buccaneers praised Hickey’s work as he moved onto his new role in Miami.
“Dennis was a valued member of our football operations for 18 years and he will provide the Dolphins with a wealth of football knowledge and experience,” Buccaneers co-chairman Bryan Glazer said on Monday, according to the club. “During his time here, Dennis provided steady leadership and direction for our college scouting and draft preparation efforts. We appreciate his years of service and wish him and the Dolphins continued success.”
Hickey spent the majority of his Tampa Bay tenure (1998-2009) as a college scout. His rise to the General Manager’s role in Miami surely won’t go unappreciated by the hundreds of scouts currently working in the league with an eye on moving up in the personnel world.