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99 Days Of 99 Jersey Numbers: #76

Posted Jun 23, 2014

In the history of this jersey, it was worn by only one player who started more than two years.

As we tick the days off to the season opener against the Patriots on Sept. 7, each day we highlight the players who wore that particular jersey number during their tenure in Miami. In some cases, the player and jersey number are synonymous. In other cases, the jersey number represents sustained greatness at a particular position. Whatever the case may be, jersey numbers are an important part of the fabric of professional football.

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In the history of this jersey, it was worn by only one player who started more than two years  –  James Brown (1996-99), who started at right tackle all four seasons he was in Miami. In fact, it was worn by only three other players who  started significant portions of any given season  –  Tom Nomina (1966-68) who started at defensive tackle two of his three years with his three years with the Dolphins, Don Reese (1974-75) a starter his second season in Miami at defensive tackle before substance abuse problems curtailed his Dolphin career, and Tom Toth (1986-89) who started 12 games at right guard in 1987. So the real legacy of this jersey number has yet to be written.

The complete list of Dolphins who have worn #76 includes Nomina (1966-68); Jeff Richardson (1969); Willie Young (1973); Ron Berger (1973); Reese (1974-75); John Alexander (1977-78); Rod Walters (1980); Mike Fultz (1981); Steve Clark (1982-85); Tom Toth (1986-89); Tim Irwin (1994); Brown (1996-99); Marcus Spriggs (2001-02); Josh Shaw (2005); Chris Liwienski (2007); Brandon Frye (2008); and Lydon Murtha (2009-11).

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Tomorrow:   What player who wore #75 received strong consideration for MVP honors for his play in Super Bowl VII?

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