Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers - Connections

It's Friday - time to put the past behind us and get ready for the Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers game.  To start our build up to game time, here are the connections between the Dolphins and Chargers.

Former Dolphins:

Chris Dishman (Assistant Secondary Coach, San Diego) participated in the NFL Minority's Coaching Fellowship with the Dolphins during the 2006 training camp.

Randy McMichael (TE, San Diego) was drafted by the Dolphins in 2002, playing with the team until 2006.

Kory Sperry (TE, San Diego) spent 2009 with Miami.

Norv Turner (HC, San Diego) was the Miami offensive coordinator in 2002‐2003

Former Chargers:

Kevin Burnett (LB, Miami) was a member of the Chargers in 2009 and 2010.

Igor Olshanky (DT, MIami) played for San Diego from 2004-2008.

Former Teammates:

Karlos Dansby (LB, Miami) and Travis LaBoy (OLB, San Diego) were together in Arizona in 2008.

Richie Incognito (OL, Miami) and Randy McMichael (TE, San Diego) were teammates with the St. Louis Rams in 2007-2009.

Travis LaBoy (OLB, San Diego), Billy Volek (QB, San Diego), and Randy Starks (DE, Miami) played for the Tennessee Titans together

Greg Manusky (DC, San Diego) held the same position with the San Francisco 49ers in 2007-2008, when Mike Nolan (DC, Miami) was the head coach.

Matt Moore (QB, Miami) and Na'il Diggs (LB, San Diego) were teammates with the Carolina Panthers (2007‐2009)

Jeff Nixon (RB Coach, Miami) was with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007 with Takeo Spikes (LB, San Diego) and in 2010 with Antwan Barnes (LB, San Diego) 

Mike Nolan (DC, Miami) coached Takeo Spikes (LB, San Diego) in San Francisco in 2008.

Nick Novak (K, Chargers) spent part of 2005 with three teams, being teammates with Marc Colombo (OL, Miami) with the Chicago Bears, Kevin Burnett (LB, Miami) in Dallas, and Karlos Dansby (LB, Miami) with the Cardinals

Tony Sparano (HC, Dolphins), Jeff Ireland (GM, Miami), Kacy Rodgers (Defensive Line Coach, Miami), Dan Campbell (TE Coach, Miami), Todd Bowels (Assistant HC/Secondary Coach, Miami), Matt Moore (QB, Miami), Kevin Burnett (LB, Miami), Marc Colombo (OL, Miami), Anthony Fasano (TE, Miami), Nate Jones (CB, Miami), and Patrick Crayton (WR, San Diego) were all together in Dallas with the Cowboys.

Norv Turner (HC, San Diego) was the offensive coordinator under Mike Nolan (DC, Miami) in 2006 in San Francisco.

Former College Teammates:

Ikaika Alama‐Francis (LB, Miami) and Travis LaBoy (OLB, San Diego) played together at Hawaii in 2003.

Steve Bush (WR Coach, Miami) served as the quarterback coach and David Corrao (Defensive Quality Control Coach, Miami) was a graduate assistant for Syracuse University in 2001-2003, while Steve Gregory (SS, San Diego) played for the team.

Chris Clemons (FS, Miami) was played with Marcus Gilchrist (CB, San Diego) at Clemson (2007‐2008)

Karlos Dansby (LB, Miami) and Marcus McNeil (OL, San Diego) played together at Auburn for the 2002 and 2003 seasons

Vontae Davis (CB, Miami) and Corey Liugetwere (DT, San Diego) both attended Illinois from 2008-2009.

Brandon Fields (P, Miami) and Ogemdi Nwawbuo (DL, San Diego) both played for Michigan State University for the 2006 season.

Reshad Jones (FS, Miami) and Darryl Gamble (LB, San Diego) were together at Georgia from 2006-2009.

OLJake Long (OL, Miami) and QB Chad Henne (QB, Miami) were teammates with Jonas Mouton (LB, San Diego) at Michigan from 2006‐2007.

Randy McMichael (TE, San Diego) and Joe Danna (Assistant Secondary Coach, Miami) were together at the University of Georgia in 2001.

Marlon Moore (WR, Miami) and Ryan Matthews (RB, San Diego) were teammates together at Fresno State in 2006-2009.

Randy Starks (DE, Miami) played at the University of Maryland, where he was teammates with Nick Novak (K, San Diego)

Roberto Wallace (WR, Miami) was teammates in 2007 with Brandyn Dombrowski (OL, San Diego) and in 2007-2009 with Vincent Brown (WR, San Diego), when they all attended San Diego State University

Eric Weddle (S, San Diego) and Paul Soliai (DT, Miami) were teammates at Utah (2004-2006)

Hometown Connections:

Antwan Barnes (OLB, San Diego) is from Miami and attended Florida International University. 

Reggie Bush (RB, Miami) is from San Diego, attending Helix High School in La Mesa, CA.

David Carrado (Defensive Quality Contol Coach, Miami) attended the University of San Diego (1992).

Karl Dorrell (Quarterback Coach, Miami) grew up in San Diego, attending Helix High School in La Mesa, CA

Richard Goodman (WR, San Diego) is from Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Corey Liuget's (DE, San Diego) hometown is Miami, FL.

Mike Sullivan (Offensive Line Coach, San Diego) attended the University of Miami (1986-1991); Sullivan was inducted into the University of Miami Hall of Fame in 2009.

Jimmy Wilson (CB, Miami) is from San Diego, attending Point Loma High School.

Will Yeatman (TE, MIami) was born in Naples, Italy, but was raised in San Diego.

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