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Rams at Dolphins Connections

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.

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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

  • Anthony Armstrong, Wide Receiver, Dolphins, and Rocky McIntosh, Linebacker, Rams both played for the Washington Redskins from 2010-2011
  • Reggie Bush, Running Back, Dolphins, and Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Linebacker, Rams were together on the New Orleans Saints from 2008-2010
  • Cortland Finnegan, Cornerback, Rams, and Randy Starks, Defensive Tackle, Dolphins, were teammates with the Tennessee Titans in 2006-2007
  • Wayne Hunter, Tackle, Rams, Kellen Clements, Quarterback, Rams, and Jason Trusnik, Linebacker, Dolphins all played for the New York Jets from 2008-2009
  • Tony McDaniel, Defensive Tackle, Dolphins, and Wayne Hunter, Tackle, Rams were teammates with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006
  • Joe Philbin, Head Coach, Dolphins, was the Assistant Offensive Line Coach and Tight Ends Coach while Ray Sherman, Wide Receivers Coach, Rams was the Wide Receivers Coach from the Green Bay Packers in 2003-2004
  • Dave Puloka, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dolphins and Andy Sugarman, Offensive Quality Control Coach, Rams were together with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007

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