Eagles at Dolphins Connections

Welcome home, Ronnie Brown.

Here are the connections between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins ahead of their match up on Sunday:

Former Teams

Ronnie Brown (Running back, Philadelphia) was drafted by the Dolphins 2nd overall in 2005, remaining with Miami until 2010.

Jeff Nixon (Running Backs Coach, Miami) served as the Eagles' assistant special teams and assistant running backs coach from 2007-2010

Former Teammates

Brian Daboll (Offensive Coordinator, Miami) was in New England from 2003 to 2006 with Asante Samuel (Cornerback, Philadelphia)

Karlos Dansby (Linebacker, Miami) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were teammates from 2008 to 2009 with the Arizona Cardinals

Darren Krein (Strength and Conditioning Coach, Miami) coached Owen Schmitt (Fullback, Philadelphia) and Jason Babin (Defensive End, Philadelphia) with the Seattle Seahawks in 2008

Matt Moore (Quarterback, Miami) and Evan Mathis (Guard, Philadelphia) played together in Carolina in 2007

Steve Smith (Wide Receiver, Philadelphia) was with the New York Giants in 2007 and 2008 with Bill Sheridan (Linebacker Coach, Miami) and Dave DeGuglielmo (Offensive Line Coach, Miami)

Tony Sparano (Head Coach, Miami) was the Cleveland Browns' offensive line coach in 2000, when Doug Pederson (Quarterback Coach, Philadelphia) played for the team.

Randy Starks (Defensive End, Miami) was a teammate of Jon Dorenbos (Long Snapper, Philadelphia) and Vince Young (Quarterback, Philadelphia) with the Tennessee Titans in 2006.


College Connections

Colt Anderson (Safety, Eagles), Dan Carpenter (Kicker, Miami), Lex Hilliard (Running Back, Miami), and Jimmy Wilson (Cornerback, Miami) were all together at the University of Montana from 2004-2007 (Wilson was there for the 2006 season)

Jason Avant (Wide Receiver, Philadelphia) was at the University of Michigan with Jake Long (Tackle, Miami) from 2003-2005 and Chad Henne (Quarterback, Miami) in 2004 and 2005

Reggie Bush (Running Back, Miami), Winston Justice (Tackle, Philadelphia), and Steve Smith (Wide Receiver) were all at USC from 2003-2005. Mike Paterson (Defensive Tackle, Miami) was at USC form 2003-2004.

Nolan Caroll (Cornerback, Miami) and Moise Pokou (Linebacker, Philadelphia) were at Maryland from 2005-2008

Kurt Coleman (Free Safety, Philadelphia) was teammates with Brian Hartline (Wide Receiver, Miami) from 2006-2008 and Austin Spitler (Linebacker, Miami) from 2006-2009 at Ohio State. Brian Rolle (Linebacker, Philadelphia) was with the Buckeyes, from 2007-2009, as well.

Karlos Dansby (Linebacker, Miami) and Ronnie Brown (Running Back, Philadelphia) were teammates from 2001-2003 at Auburn. Dansby was also teammates with King Dunlap (Offensive Lineman, Philadelphia) when Dunlap was redshirting in 2003

Kyle DeVan (Guard, Philadelphia) and Matt Moore (Quarterback, Miami) both played at Oregon State together. Moore was also teammates with Brandon Huges (Cornerback, Philadelphia) from 2005-2006

Anthony Fasano (Tight End, Miami) was a teammate of Trevor Laws (Defensive Tackle, Philadelphia) from 2003-2005 at Notre Dame.

Cullen Jenkins (Defensive Tackles, Philadelphia) was at Central Michigan University with Joe Danna (Assistant Secondary Coach, Miami)

Brandon Marshall (Wide Receiver, Miami) was teammates with Asante Samuel (Cornerback, Miami) in 2002 at Central Florida.

Jarrad Page (Safety, Eagles) was a UCLA from 2003-2005, where Karl Dorrell (Quarterbacks Coach, Miami) was the quarterbacks coach.

Jason Peters (Tackle, Arkansas) was completing his last year (2003) when Nate Garner (Offensive Lineman Coach, Miami) first reported to the team.

Mike Pouncey (Center, Miami) and Riley Cooper (Wide Receiver, Philadelphia were both Florida Gators from 2007 to 2009. Chad Henry (Punter, Philadelphia) was also with the University of Florida from 2007-2010)

Kacy Rodgers (Defensive Line Coach, Miami) coached Jason Peters (Tackle, Philadelphia) at the University of Arkansas

Steve Slaton (Running Back, Miami) and Owen Schmit (Fullback, Miami)were together at West Virginia 2005-2007.

Hometown Connections

Will Barker (Tackle, Miami) is from Mawr, Pennsylvania, 10 miles from Philadelphia

Evan Mathis (Guard, Philadelphia) played with the Dolphins I n2008

Jared Odrick (Defensive end, Miami) hails from Lebranon Pennsylvania, two hours from Philadelphia

Doug Pederson (Quarterback Coach, Philadelphia) was a Dolphin quarterback in 1993

Steve Slaton's (Running back, Miami) hometown of Levittown, Pennsylvania is 25 miles from Philadelphia

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