Dolphins at Cardinals: Team Connections

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

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 Arizona Cardinals.

The Miami Dolphins face off against the Arizona Cardinals this afternoon. Here are the player, coach, and executive connections between the two teams:

Hometown Ties:

  • LaRon Byrd, WR, Arizona, went to college at Miami (2008-2011)
  • Calais Campbell, DE, Arizona went to college at Miami (2005-2007)
  • Rob Housler, TE, Arizona went to college at Florida Atlantic (2006-2010)
  • Richie Incognito is from Glendale, Arizona
  • Javarris James, RB, Arizona went to college at Miami (2006-2009)
  • Tony McDaniel, DT, Miami, and Andrew Roberts, WR, Arizona are both from Columbia, SC

Former Teams:

Pro Teammates:

  • Anthony Armstrong, WR, Miami and Vonnie Holliday, DE, Arizona were teammates with the Washington Redskins in 2010
  • Sigismondo "Louie" Cioffi, DB Coach, Arizona, and Kevin Coyle, DC, Miami coached together with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2001-2010
  • Daryn Colledge, G, Arizona played under Joe Philbin, HC, Miami when they were both with the Green Bay Packers from 2006-2010
  • Kevin Coyle, DC, Miami and Ray Horton, DC, Arizona coached together with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2001
  • Jay Feely, K, Arizona and Jason Trusnik, LB, Miami were teammates with the New York Jets from 2008-2009
  • Richie Incognito, G, Miami and Paris Lennon, LB, Arizona were teammates with the St. Louis Rams for part of the 2009 season
  • Freddie Kitchens, TE Coach, Arizona and Kacy Rodgers, Defensive Line Coach, Miami coached together with the Dallas Cowboys in 2006
  • Matt Moore, QB, Miami and Jeff King, TE, Arizona were teammates with the Carolina Panthers from 2007-2010; King was also teammates with Richard Marshall, CB, Miami with the Panthers from 2006-2010 and with R.J. Stanford, CB, Miami in 2010
  • Kacy Rodgers, Defensive Line Coach, Miami and John McNulty, QB Coach, Arizona coaches together with the Dallas Cowboys in 2003

College Teammates:

  • Sam Acho, LB, Arizona and Kheeston Randall, DT, Miami played together at Texas from 2008-2010
  • Ron Aiken, Defensive Line Coach, Arizona and Ken O'Keefe, WR Coach, Miami coached together at Iowa from 1999-2006
  • Daryn Colledge, G, Arizona, and Legedu Naanee, WR, Miami played together at Boise State from 2003-2005
  • Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona and Jonas Gray, RB, Miami were teammates with Notre Dame from 2008-2011
  • Richie Incognito, G, Miami and Stewart Bradley, LB, Arizona played for Nebraska together from 2002-2004
  • Jared Odrick, DE, Miami (2006-2009), Levi Brown, T, Arizona (2002-2006), and Rich Ohrnberger, G, Arizona (2004-2008), were together at Penn State
  • Joe Philbin, HC, Miami and Ron Aiken, Defensive Line Coach, Arizona coached together at Iowa from 1999-2002
  • James Sanders, S, Arizona, and Richard Marshall, CB, Miami, were teammates at Fresno State from 2003-2004
  • Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami, Lamar Miller, RB, Miami, and LaRon Byrd, WR, Arizona were all at Miami together from 2009-2011
  • Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona (2006-2008), Brian Hartline, WR, Miami (2005-2008), and Austin Spitler, LB, Miami (2005-2009) were teammates at Ohio State
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