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Chiefs vs Dolphins Week 2 Connections between Kansas City and Miami

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The Miami Dolphins welcome the Kansas City Chiefs into South Florida today. What connections exist between the two clubs?

Former Miami Dolphins and current Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano is one of many connections between the two franchises as they prepare to face off in Week 3 of the 2014 season.
Former Miami Dolphins and current Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano is one of many connections between the two franchises as they prepare to face off in Week 3 of the 2014 season.
Ezra Shaw

We continue our weekly look at the connections between the Miami Dolphins and their upcoming opponents with a look at the Kansas City Chiefs. The Dolphins leave the AFC East for the first time this season, hosting the AFC West Chiefs, but there are still plenty of player and coaching connections between the two clubs.

Former Teams

  • Dolphins offensive tackle Branden Albert was a first round pick for Kansas City in 2008, playing for the team from 2008-2013.
  • Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano played for Miami from 2008-2012.
  • Chiefs assistant secondary coach Al Harris played cornerback for Miami in 2010 and served as a coaching intern in 2012.
  • Chiefs cornerback Chris Owens played for Miami in 2013.
  • Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson played quarterback for Miami from 1993-1995.
  • Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was a second round draft choice for Miami in 2009, playing for the team from 2009-2012.

Former NFL Teammates

  • Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery and Miami wide receiver Brandon Gibson were teammates with the St. Louis Rams in 2009.
  • Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemey was a running back with the San Diego Chargers and teammates with Miami head strength and conditioning coach Darren Krein when he played defensive end with the team in 1994
  • Chiefs defensive line coach Tommy Brasher and Miami head strength and conditioning coach Darren Krein were both on the Seattle Seahawks staff in 1998
  • Dolphins cornerback Cortland Finnegan and Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery were teammates with the St. Louis Rams in 2011.
  • Chiefs linebackers coach Gary Gibbs held the same position with the Dallas Cowboys while Miami tight ends coach Dan Campbell was a tight end for the team and Miami defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers held the same position for Dallas from 2003-2004,
  • Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and Kansas City defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas were together on the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff in 2003
  • Chiefs linebacker Joe Mays and Miami running back Knowshon Moreno were teammates with the Denver Broncos from 2010-2012.
  • Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell and guard Shelley Smith were teammates with Kansas City linebacker Joe Mays with the Houston Texans in 2013.
  • Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin (2003-2009) and linebackers coach Mark Duffner (2003-2005) were on the Green Bay Packers coaching staff when Kansas City assistant secondary coach Al Harris was a cornerback (2003-2009)
  • Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles with Miami running backs coach Jeff Nixon was a special teams and offensive assistant coach from 2007-2010
  • Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler and Kansas City guard Jeffrey Linkenbach were teammates with the Indianapolis Colts from 2010-2011

College Teammates

  • Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey (2007-2010) was teammates with Dolphins tackle Jason Fox (2006-2009), running back Lamar Miller (2009-2010), and defensive end Olivier Vernon (2009-2010) at the University of Miami.
  • Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali and Miami defensive end Cameron Wake were teammates at Penn State from 2002-2005.
  • Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno and Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston were teammates at the University of Georgia from 2007-2008.
  • Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler and Kansas City defensive tackle Vance Walker were teammates at Georgia Tech from 2005-2007.

Hometown/State Connections

  • Chiefs defensive lineman Allen Bailey attended the University of Miami
  • Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is from Miami, Florida.
  • Chiefs wide receiver Frankie Hammond is from Hallandale Beach, Florida and attended the University of Florida.
  • Chiefs assistant secondary coach Al Harris is from Pompano Beach, Florida.
  • Chiefs defensive tackle Jaye Howard attended the University of Florida.
  • Chiefs center Rodney Hudson attended Florida State University.
  • Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas attended Kansas State University.