Dolphins at Colts: Connections

Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts meet for the first time since 2009 later today. Here's a look at the executive, coach, and player connections between the two teams.

The Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts meet later today, with both teams looking to continue their surprising success this season. In an NFL full of free agent movements, coaching trees, and executive hires, every team is connected to every other franchise. Here's a look at the connections between the Dolphins and Colts.

Hometown Ties:

  • Dolphins Defensive Backs Coach Lou Anarumo coached at Purdue from 2004-2011
  • Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is from Miami, Florida and played college football for Florida International from 2008-2011
  • Colts QB Andrew Luck, Colts WE Donnie Avery, Colts DE Cory Redding, and Dolphins DE Derrick Shelby are all from Houston, Texas
  • Colts LB Robert Mathis and Dolphins S Reshad Jones are from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dolphins RB Lamar Miller, Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon, and Colts WR T.Y. Hilton are all from Miami, Florida
  • Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano coached at Miami from 1995-2000
  • Dolphins RB Marcus Thigpen played college football at Indiana from 2004-2008
  • Colts WR Reggie Wayne played college football at Miami from 1997-2000

Former Teams:

  • Colts CB Vontae Davis played for the Dolphins from 2009-2011 and was with the team in training camp this year prior to being traded
  • Colts LB A.J. Edds played for the Dolphins in 2010
  • Colts C Samson Satele played for the Dolphins from 2007-2008

Pro Teammates:

  • Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle and Colts Linebackers Coach Jeff Fitzgerald were coaches together with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2008-2011
  • Dolphins G Richie Incognito and Colts WR Donnie Avery played together with the St. Louis Rams from 2008-2009
  • Colts Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky and Dolphins Assistant Special Teams Coach Dave Fipp were coaches together with the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-2010
  • Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano and Dolphins Linebackers Coach George Edwards were coaches together with the Cleveland Browns in 2004

College Teammates:

  • Dolphins Defensive Backs Coach Lou Anarumo and Colts Defensive Line Coach Gary Emanuel were coaches together at Purdue from 2010-2011
  • Dolphins RB Reggie Bush and Colts T Winston Justice played together at USC from 2003-2005
  • Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll, Dolphins T Will Yeatman, and Colts LB Moise Fokou played together at Maryland from 2005-2008
  • Dolphins S Chris Clemons and Colts LB Kavell Conner played together at Clemson from 2005-2008
  • Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano and Colts S Tom Zbikowski played together at Notre Dame from 2004-2005
  • Colts QB Andrew Luck, Colts TE Coby Fleener, and Dolphins T Jonathan Martin played together at Stanford from 2008-2012
  • Dolphins Assistant Wide Receivers Coach Phil McGeoghan and Colts Offensive Quality Control Coach Frank Giufre were coaches together at Maine in 2007
  • Colts QB Drew Stanton and Dolphins P Brandon Fields played together at Michigan State from 2003-2006
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