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Wake, Pouncey And Fields Win Team Awards

Posted May 21, 2013

Team announces winners of Dan Marino MVP Award, Don Shula Leadership Award and Nat Moore Community Service Award.



Defensive End Cameron Wake was named the Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award, center Mike Pouncey won the Don Shula Leadership Award winner and punter Brandon Fields took home the Nat Moore Community Service Award, it was announced today.

This was the first time that Wake has won Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award which is voted on by the South Florida media. In 2012, he started all 16 games and finished the year with 53 tackles and 15 sacks. Wake ranked third in the AFC and fourth in the NFL in sacks and also tied for the sixth highest single season sack total in Dolphin history. Wake joined Jason Taylor (two times -- 2000, 2002) as the only players in Dolphin history to have multiple seasons of 14 or more sacks, having notched 14 in 2010.

This was the first Don Shula Leadership Award for Pouncey which is voted on by Dolphins players. He started at center all 16 games in 2012. In his career, the second-year center has started every game since joining the team as a first-round pick out of the University of Florida.

Fields took home the Nat Moore Community Service Award for the second time in his career. The punter was a co-winner last year with kicker Dan Carpenter and is given to the Dolphins player recognized for his involvement in the South Florida community. The winner of this award is chosen by the Miami Dolphins Foundation. In 2012, Fields participated in more events than any other player on the team and his commitment can even be shown during the offseason when he worked with the team’s Punt Pass and Kick finalist and gave her tips in punting at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University.

In addition to participating in team events, Fields created the Brandon and Katie Fields Youth Fitness Fund in 2010. With a focus on health, fitness and a positive attitude, the mission of the Brandon and Katie Fields Youth Fitness Fund is to promote physical activity and good health to children in the community.

Miami Dolphins Team Awards

Don Shula Leadership Award
This award is given each year to a Miami Dolphins player who exhibits leadership on and off the field, as selected by the Dolphins players and the organization. This award was re-named The Don Shula Leadership Award in 2005 to reflect the accomplishments of former Dolphins Head Coach Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history.

1989 WR/RB Jim Jensen
1990 LB Hugh Green
1991 LB Cliff Odom
1992 LB Bryan Cox
1993 CB Troy Vincent
1994 WR Irving Fryar
1995 QB Dan Marino
1996 WR Fred Barnett
1997 QB Dan Marino
1998 LB Zach Thomas
1999 LB Zach Thomas
2000 LB Derrick Rodgers
2001 LB Derrick Rodgers
2002 DE Jason Taylor
2003 LB Junior Seau
2004 LB Junior Seau
2005 LB Zach Thomas
2006 DE Jason Taylor
2007 DE Jason Taylor
2008 QB Chad Pennington
2009 S Yeremiah Bell, LB Jason Taylor
2010 LB Karlos Dansby
2011 LB Karlos Dansby
2012 C Mike Pouncey

Dan Marino Most Valuable Player
This award is voted on by the South Florida media and the organization. This award was re-named The Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award in 2000 to reflect the achievements of Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino.

1966 RB Joe Auer
1967 QB Bob Griese
1968 QB Bob Griese
1969 LB Nick Buoniconti
1970 QB Bob Griese, WR Paul Warfield
1971 QB Bob Griese
1972 QB Earl Morrall
1973 FB Larry Csonka
1974 QB Bob Griese
1975 C Jim Langer
1976 LB Steve Towle
1977 QB Bob Griese
1978 RB Delvin Williams
1979 FB Larry Csonka
1980 QB David Woodley
1981 RB Tony Nathan
1982 FB Andra Franklin
1983 QB Dan Marino
1984 QB Dan Marino
1985 QB Dan Marino
1986 QB Dan Marino
1987 QB Dan Marino
1988 QB Dan Marino
1989 QB Dan Marino
1990 QB Dan Marino
1991 QB Dan Marino
1992 QB Dan Marino
1993 FB Keith Byars
1994 QB Dan Marino
1995 QB Dan Marino
1996 LB Zach Thomas
1997 WR O.J. McDuffie
1998 WR O.J. McDuffie
1999 CB Sam Madison
2000 DE Jason Taylor
2001 LB Zach Thomas
2002 DE Jason Taylor, RB Ricky Williams
2003 DE Adewale Ogunleye
2004 DE Jason Taylor
2005 WR Chris Chambers
2006 DE Jason Taylor
2007 Vacant
2008 QB Chad Pennington, LB Joey Porter
2009 RB Ricky Williams
2010 Vacant
2011 Matt Moore
2012 Cameron Wake

Nat Moore Community Service Award
This award is given each year to a Miami Dolphins player recognized for his involvement in the South Florida community. The winner of this award is chosen by the Miami Dolphins Foundation. This award was re-named in 2005 to The Nat Moore Community Service Award to highlight the commitment of former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Nat Moore has to the South Florida community.

1987 CB Don McNeal
1988 K Fuad Reveiz
1989 LB John Offerdahl
1990 LB John Offerdahl
1991 FB Tony Paige
1992 S Liffort Hobley
1993 LB John Offerdahl
1994 LB Bryan Cox
1995 LB Bryan Cox
1996 QB Dan Marino
1997 S Shawn Wooden
1998 QB Dan Marino
1999 CB Terrell Buckley, CB Ray Hill, S Calvin Jackson, CB Greg Jeffries, CB Sam Madison, S Brock Marion, CB Patrick Surtain, CB Jerry Wilson, S Shawn Wooden
2000 DE Trace Armstrong, DE Jason Taylor, LB Zach Thomas
2001 LB Twan Russell
2002 LB Tommy Hendricks
2003 S Shawn Wooden
2004 CB Sam Madison
2005 WR Wes Welker
2006 S Renaldo Hill
2007 T Vernon Carey, TE Justin Peelle
2008 LB Akin Ayodele
2009 FB Lousaka Polite
2010 FB Lousaka Polite
2011 K Dan Carpenter, P Brandon Fields
2012 P Brandon Fields
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