The Miami Dolphins announced today their team award winners for the 2014 season.
Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was selected for the Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award. The award is voted on by the South Florida media and the organization. This year marks the first time Tannehill has won the award. Through the first 15 games of the season Tannehill has started every game while completing 369 of his 551 pass attempts, gaining 3,786 yards. He has also thrown for 26 touchdowns to only 12 interceptions. His 67% completion rate thought 15 games puts him on pace for the second highest rate in team history.
Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake has won the Don Shula Leadership Award for the second season in a row. This is an award that is voted on by his fellow teammates. He is the sixth Dolphin to win this award back to back with the previous winners being Zach Thomas (1998-1999), Derric Rodgers (2000-2001), Junior Seau (2003-2004), Jason Taylor (2006-2007) and Karlos Dansby (2010-2011). Wake has been the starter in all 15 of Miami's games this season. He has recorded 33 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 18 hits on the quarterback, eight tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and three force fumbles to match his career high.
Tackle Jason Fox takes home the Nat Moore Community Service Award. This award is given to the Dolphins player who is recognized for his involvement in the South Florida community. This award is is chosen by the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Fox, who also played his college ball in Miami at the University of Miami displayed his interest in serving the community by volunteering for more events than any other Dolphin player.