Rams at Dolphins Connections

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With the amount of player and coaching movements throughout the NFL, teams are connected more than ever. From former college teammates to players having played with opposing teams, and coaches branching out of coaching trees, there are always interesting connections between opponents. This week, we look at the connections between the Miami Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams.

The Miami Dolphins host the St. Louis Rams later today, with the Dolphins looking to backup their win over the Cincinnati Bengals last week. Meanwhile, the Rams have won their last two games and are looking to stretch that win streak to three. As the two teams get ready to face off, here's a look at the connections between the them:

Hometown Ties

  • Michael Brockers, Defensive Tackle, Rams and Derrick Shelby, Defensive End, Dolphins are both from Houston, Texas
  • Michael Egnew, Tight End, Dolphins, attended college at Missouri from 2008-2011
  • Tony McDaniel, Defensive Tackle, Dolphins and Brian Quick, Wide Receiver, Rams are both from Columbia, South Carolina
  • Rocky McIntosh, Linebacker, Rams, played college football at Miami from 2001-2005
  • Brandon Washington, Guard, Rams (Practice Squad), is from Miami, Florida, and went to the University of Miami from 2009-2011

Former Teams

  • Paul Boudreau, Offensive Line Coach, Rams held the same position for the Dolphins from 1999-2000
  • Richie Incognito, Guard, Dolphins, started his career with the Rams, playing with them from 2005-2009
  • Kendall Langford, Defensive Tackle, Rams, played for the Dolphins from 2008-2011

Pro Teammates

College Teammates

  • Kevin Burnett, Linebacker, Dolphins, Tony McDaniel, Defensive Tackle, Dolphins, and Scott Wells, Center, Rams were all members of the Tennessee football program from 2001-2003
  • Anthony Fasano, Tight End, Dolphins, and Trevor Laws, Defensive Tackle, Rams, both played for Notre Dame in 2005
  • Brian Hartline (2005-2008), Wide Receiver, Dolphins, Austin Spitler (2006-2009), Linebacker, Dolphins, James Laurinaitis (2005-2008), Linebacker, Rams, were teammates at Ohio State
  • Ben Johnson, Offensive Assistant Coach, Dolphins, and Ben Sirmans, Running Backs Coach, Rams coached together at Boston College in 2011
  • Jared Odrick, Defensive End, Dolphins and Josh Hull, Linebacker, Rams, played together for Penn State from 2007-2009
  • Mike Pouncey, Center, Dolphins and Janoris Jenkins, Cornerback, Rams, played for Florida from 2008-2010
  • Barry Richardson, Tackle, Rams, and Chris Clemons, Safety, Dolphins, were teammates at Clemson from 2005-2007
  • Steve Smith, Wide Receiver, Rams, and Reggie Bush, Running Back, Dolphins, played for USC together in 2004 and 2005
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