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Dolphins rookie jersey numbers: Jamil Douglas wears number 75

The Miami Dolphins have announced the jersey number assignments for the rookie draft class. We take a look at fourth-round pick Jamil Douglas' number 75 today.

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The Miami Dolphins have released the jersey assignments for their 2015 Draft class, giving each player the number which he will wear. We will take a look at all seven players' assignments, and the history of that particular number, over the next couple of days.

We move on to the team's fourth-round selection, offensive lineman Jamil Douglas, who will wear number 75.

History of number 75

Ken Rice - 1966-1967
Manny Fernandez - 1968-1975
Rick Dvorak - 1977
Doug Betters - 1978-1987
Jeff Faulkner - 1990
Dave Zawatson - 1991
Shane Burton - 1996-1998
Damian Gregory - 2000
Todd Perry - 2001-2003
Chidi Ahanotu - 2004
Josh Shaw - 2004
Manny Wright - 2005
Derreck Robinson - 2007
Nate Garner - 2009-2014

Most Recent Player

Garner was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh-round of the 2008, but was waived at the end of the preseason, only to be claimed off waivers by the Dolphins. He made his NFL debut the next season, and appeared in all 16 games. After missing the entire 2010 season due to a foot injury, Garner did not miss a game from 2011 through the first 10 games of the 2014 season, when a head injury ended his season. Over his time with the Dolphins, Garner was the jack-of-all-trades for Miami's offensive line, playing all five positions and working as the plug-and-play option whenever needed. He only started 19 games for the Dolphins, but was a key member of the line, working as the unit's sixth-man.

Name Games
Nate Garner 74

Best Player

Garner could actually make a play for the best player spot in this list if not for Dolphins Walk of Fame and Honor Roll member Fernandez.  After going undrafted in 1968, Fernandez signed with the Dolphins, playing eight years for the team. He immediately became a starter, playing first at right defensive end before moving to defensive/nose tackle the next season. He played in 103 career games for Miami, starting 93 of them. He should have been named the MVP of Super Bowl VII, when he recorded 17 tackles in the game, but lost out to safety Jake Scott. He recorded an unofficial 35 sacks in his career.

Name Games Sacks INT FF FR
Manny Fernandez 103 35 (unofficial) 0 0 6