Miami Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey announced today that the team has named Eric Stokes as assistant general manager.
“Eric is an experienced and accomplished talent evaluator with a proven record of success at various levels of professional football and we are thrilled to have him join the Dolphins,” said Hickey. “I have been fortunate to have worked with Eric in the past, he is known throughout the NFL as a well-respected forward thinker with strong leadership qualities who will be a great addition to our personnel staff and our organization. On behalf of the entire organization I would like to welcome Eric, his wife Tisa and their daughters Erisa, Payton and Madison to the Miami Dolphins family.”
Stokes joins the Dolphins after spending the last two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the director of college scouting. He was responsible for coordinating and compiling the evaluations of all draft-eligible players, while overseeing the entire college scouting staff.
Stokes came to the Buccaneers after 14 seasons of playing and scouting experience in the NFL. He worked 12 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks as assistant director of college scouting (2010-11), area scout (2000-01, 2005-09) and as an assistant in the pro personnel department (2002-04).
Stokes played two seasons as a safety for the Seahawks after being selected in the fifth round (121st overall) of the 1997 NFL draft. He also was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 1999 expansion draft. Stokes graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in sociology. He and his wife, Tisa, have three daughters -- Erisa, Payton and Madison.