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5 Things to Know about New Vikings T Sean Hickey

The Vikings announced Wednesday they had signed offensive lineman Sean Hickey to their roster. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound tackle played four seasons at Syracuse.

Here are five things to know about the 24-year-old:

1. Fourth NFL stop

Hickey went unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft before he signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints. He spent time working as a second-team guard during camp but was cut and then brought back for the practice squad.

The Saints released Hickey in October 2015, and he spent time with the Patriots and Jets last season.


2. And Hickey makes three

With the addition of Hickey to their roster, the Vikings now have three players who hail from Pennsylvania: Hickey (Murrysville), Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia) and Brandon Fusco (Cranberry Township). Hickey grew up just 34 miles from fellow lineman Fusco.

3. Syracuse stats

Hickey played four seasons for the Orange, starting 38 consecutive games in his final three seasons. He was a captain for his redshirt senior season, manning the left tackle position for the second year in a row, and was named Third-Team All-ACC by the coaches and Phil Steele. Hickey is the first Syracuse alum on the Vikings roster since quarterback Donovan McNabb (2011).

View images from the Sunday, July 31 practice at Verizon Vikings Training Camp.

4. Shares a name

Sean Hickey shares a name – identical spelling and all – with a recognized composer producing out of New York. The musical Hickey is 21 years older than the lineman, and the tools of his trade are the guitar and piano.

5. Hollywood high school

The summer after Hickey graduated from Franklin Regional High School, his alma mater was used as a set for the film *I Am Number Four, *produced by Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.

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