Miami Dolphins at New York Jets - Connections

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After a long two weeks of no Miami football, it's time for the Dolphins to head back out onto the field with this week's Miami Dolphins at New York Jets Monday Night Football match-up.

Former Teams:

Dawn Aponte (Senior VP of Football Operations, Miami) worked in the Jets front office from 1991-2005.

Todd Bowles (Assistant HC and Secondary Coach, Miami) began his coaching career in New York in 200, serving as the Jets defensive backs coach.

Bryan Cox (Pass Rush Coach, Miami) played for the Jets from 1998-2000, starting 36 games (134 tackles and 12 sacks); he served as the assistant defensive line coach for the Jets from 2006-2008.

Brian Daboll (OC, Miami) was the Jets Quarterbacks coach from 2007-2008.

Brian Gaine (Assistant Director of Player Personnel, Miami) was signed to the Jets practice squad in 1996, and joined their front office in 1999 as a member of the college scouting department, continuing in 2000 as the manager of pro-development/NFC, from 2001-2003 as a pro scout, and in 2004 as the Assistant Director of Pro Scouting. 

Matthew Mulligan (TE, NY Jets) spent part of the 2008 season on the Miami practice squad.

Mike Nolan (DC, Miami) served in the same role with the Jets in 2001.

Kevin O'Connell (QB, NY Jets) spent the 2011 preseason with the Dolphins.

Chris Shea (Personnel coordinator, Miami) spent the 2000-2004 seasons with the Jets as a pro personnel assistant.

Jason Taylor (LB, Miami) was with the Jets for the 2010 season.

Jason Trusnik (LB, Miami) was with the Jets from 2007-2009.

Patrick Turner (WR, NY Jets) spent 2009-2010 with the Dolphins.

Mike Westhoff (Special Teams Coordinator, NY Jets) spent the 1986-2000 seasons as a tight ends and special teams coach with the Dolphins.

Home Towns:

Emanuel Cook (S, NY Jets) is from Riviera Beach, Florida.

Anthony Fasano (TE, Miami) is from Verona, New Jersey.

Santonio Holmes (WR, NY Jets) attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida.

Richie Incognito (OL, Miami) is from Englewood, New Jersey.

Darren Rizzi (Special Team Coach, Miami) is from Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Former Teammates:

Mark Brunell (QB, NY Jets) was teammates with Reggie Bush (RB, Miami) with the New Orleans Saints for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Kevin Burnett (LB, Miami), Igor Olshansky (DT, Miami), Antonio Cromartie (CB, NY Jets) and LaDanian Tomlinson (RB, NY Jets) all played together with the San Diego Chargers in 2009.

Karlos Dansby (LB, Miami) was a member of the Arizona Cardinals with Calvin Pace (LB, NY Jets) from 2004-2007.

Aaron Maybin (LB, NY Jets) played with Richie Incognito (OL, Miami) in 2009 with the Buffalo Bills.

Tony McDaniel (DT, Miami) was a teammate of Wayne Hunter (OL, NY Jets) with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006.

Randy Starks (DE, Miami) played with Garret McIntyre (LB, NY Jets) in 2004 with the Tennessee Titans.

Donald Strickland (CB, NY Jets) spent last year with the San Diego Chargers, along with Kevin Burnett (LB, Miami)

College Teammates:

Tyrone Culver (S, Miami) and Garret McIntyre (OL, NY Jets) played together at Fresno State in 2002-2005.

Marcus Dixon (DT, NY Jets) and Kendall Langford (DE, Miami) were at Hampton University from 2004-2007.

Brian Hartline (WR, Miami), Austin Spitler (LB, Miami), Nick Mangold (C, NY Jets), and Santonio Holmes (WR, NY Jets) were teammates on the Ohio State Buckeyes for the 2005 season.

Jake Long (T, Miami) and Chad Henne (QB, Miami) played with David Harris (LB, NY Jets) in 2004-2006 with the University of Michigan Wolverines.

Sione Pohua (DT, NY Jets) and Paul Soliai (DT, Miami) were both Utah Utes in 2004.

Robert Turner (OL, NY Jets)  and Ryan Cook (OL, Miami) were both starters on the University of New Mexico offensive line in 2003-2005.

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