INDIANAPOLIS–Packers college scout Alonzo Highsmith was presented with the “Scout of the Year” award recently at the Texas vs. the Nation” all-star game.
“I was really, really surprised. I look at it like this: It could go to any scout. They travel the same road. They picked me and I think the Packers winning had a lot to do with it,” Highsmith said.
Highsmith, who scouts Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi, is in Indianapolis this weekend for the scouting combine. The area Highsmith scouts has produced players such as Donald Driver, Jermichael Finley and Tramon Williams.
“They just happened to be in my area. There are a bunch of guys in my area always,” Highsmith said.
Highsmith’s award is, yet, another feather in the cap for General Manager Ted Thompson’s personnel department.
“It has truly been an honor and a privilege to work for the organization. It’s all about the Packers and the team,” said Highsmith, who has spent his entire 12-year career as a scout for the Packers. He was hired by then general manager Ron Wolf.
“My only goal has been every day and each day to gather the strength to work my hardest. Working with good people brings out the best in you,” Highsmith said.
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