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For the second time this season, the Miami Dolphins will face off against the New York Jets. With that rematch, it's time for us to take a look at the connections between the two teams for the second time this year.

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Dolphins host the New York Jets this afternoon. Here are the player and coaching connections between the two teams:

Hometown Ties:

  • Dedrick Epps, TE, Jets played college at Miami
  • Anthony Fasano, TE, Dolphins is from Verona, NJ
  • Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets, is from Belle Glade, FL
  • Richie Incognito, G, Dolphins is from Englewood, NJ
  • Jake Long, T, Dolphins and Bart Scott, LB, Jets are both from Detroit, MI
  • Darren Rizzi, Special Teams Coach, Dolphins is from Hillsdale, NJ

Former Teams:

  • Dawn Aponte, Executive Vice President of Football Administration, Dolphins worked in the Jets' front office from 1991-2005
  • Yeremiah Bell, S, Jets played for the Dolphins from 2004-2011
  • Dave Deguglielmo, Offensive Line Coach, Jets, served as the Dolphins' offensive line coach from 2009-2011
  • Brian Gaine, Assistant GM, Dolphins played on the Jets practice squad in 1996 before moving to their front office (College Scouting Department - 1999, Pro Development/NFC - 2000, Pro Scout - 2001-2003, Assistant Director of Pro Scouting - 2004)
  • Clyde Gates, WR, Jets played for the Dolphins in 2011 and was with the team through the preseason this year
  • Chris Shea, Assistant Director of Pro Scouting, Dolphins served as the Jets Pro Personnel Assistant from 2000-2004
  • Tony Sparano, Offensive Coordinator, Jets, served as the Dolphins' head coach from 2008-2011
  • Jason Trusnik, LB, Dolphins played with the Jets from 2007-2009
  • Mike Westhoff, Special Teams Coordinator, Jets, coached the Dolphins' special teams from 1986-2000

Pro Teammates:

  • Kevin Burnett, LB, Dolphins, Anthony Fasano, TE, Dolphins, Matt Moore, QB, Dolphins, and Nick Folk, K, Jets were all teammates with the Dallas Cowboys in 2007
  • Kevin Burnett, LB, Dolphins and Antonio Cromartie, CB, Jets, were teammates with the San Diego Chargers in 2009
  • Karlos Dansby, LB, Dolphins and Calvin Pace, LB, Jets were teammates together with the Arizona Cardinals from 2004-2007
  • Aaron Maybin, LB, Jets, Ellis Lankster, CB, Jets, and Richie Incognito, G, Dolphins were teammates with the Buffalo Bills in 2009

College Teammates:

  • Lou Anarumo, Defensive Backs Coach, Dolphins, served as the defensive backs coach at Purdue while Dustin Keller, TE, Jets played there from 2004-2007
  • Brian Hartline, WR, Dolphins played for Ohio State from 2005-2008 during which time Austin Spitler, LB, Dolphins (2005-2009), Nick Mangold, C, Jets (2002-2005), and Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets (2002-2005) all played for the team
  • Jake Long, T, Dolphins and David Harris, LB, Jets were teammates at Michigan from 2004-2007
  • Sione Pohua, DT, Jets and Paul Soliai, DT, Dolphins were teammates at Utah in 2004
  • Eric Smith, S, Jets and Brandon Fields, P, Dolphins were teammates at Michigan State from 2003-2005
  • Sean Smith, CB, Dolphins, Koa Misi, LB, Dolphins, and Caleb Schlauderaff, OL, Jets, were teammates are Utah from 2006-2008.
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