The Miami Dolphins will induct former player and radio broadcaster Jim Mandich into the team's Honor Roll this Sunday. "Mad Dog" Mandich, who passed away this past April after a fight with bile duct cancer, won two Super Bowls with the Dolphins, and served as a member of the team's radio broadcast from 1992 to 2010.
The induction into the Ring of Honor will occur at halftime, with several members of Mandich's family, including his wife Bonnie, and his three sons Michael, Mark, and Nick, on hand. Also attending the ceremony will be Ring of Honor members Don Shula, Dwight Stephenson, Larry Little, Nick Buoniconti, Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield, and Bob Griese. Mad Dog's induction will bring the total number of inductees to 22.
Also being honored during the game are the Dolphins will be the riders from the Dolphins Cycling Challenge. The riders rose money to assist in the fight against cancer. The second annual ride was dedicated to Mandich's memory.
Prior to the game, the Dolphins will unveil the newly created Walk of Fame, located in Joe Robbie Alumni Palaza at Sun Life Stadium's Gate C. The Palaza is centered on the newly rededicated statue to Joe Robbie, and the initial members of the Walk of Fame will be Dolphins founder Joe Robbie, along with all of the team's Pro-Football Hall of Fame members: Shula, Stephenson, Little, Buoniconti, Csonka, Warfield, Griese, Jim Langer, and Dan Marino.
All of the festivities will be centered around the Dolphins' Week 13 game against the visiting Oakland Raiders. Oakland currently leads the AFC West with a 7-4 record. The Dolphins are in last place in the AFC East, with a 3-8 record.