Dennis Hickey (American football)

Dennis Hickey is the former general manager of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was hired on January 27, 2014[1][2] and left on January 2, 2016.[3] One of his first changes upon being hired by the Dolphins was the development of a football analytics department.[4] Hickey is 46 years old.[5]

Dennis Hickey
Buffalo Bills
Personal information
Born:1970 (1970)
Career information
College:Coffeyville, Tulsa
Career history
As coach:
  • Blinn Junior (1994–1995)
    Defensive backs coach & recruiting coordinator
As executive:
As administrator:

Early life and early careerEdit

In 1990, Hickey failed to procure a football scholarship at the University of Tulsa.[6] Hickey instead played football for Coffeyville Community College, where he led the team to a junior college football championship.[6]

Eventually however, Hickey finally caught on with Tulsa, playing safety for the team for 3 seasons. In 1991 Tulsa finished the season 10-2.[6]


NFL careerEdit

Prior to being hired by Miami, Hickey worked in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football operations group, serving in a number of personnel roles. He worked under general managers Rich McKay, Bruce Allen and Mark Dominik and alongside head coaches Tony Dungy, Jon Gruden, Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano.



  1. ^ Dolphins hire Dennis Hickey as GM
  2. ^ Dolphins hire Dennis Hickey as new GM
  3. ^ "Miami Dolphins part ways with GM Dennis Hickey". Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey thinks outside the box
  5. ^ "Who is this guy? A brief bio of new Miami Dolphins GM Dennis..." Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "New Miami Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey has overcome obstacles and shown staying power". My Palm Beach Post. My Palm Beach Post. Retrieved October 1, 2018.