Dolphins Will Honor Late Jim Langer With Helmet Decal

The Dolphins now will have two tribute decals on their helmets in 2019.

The team announced Friday it would add a JJL decal in honor of Hall of Fame center Jim Langer. Langer, whose full name was James John Langer passed away Aug. 29 at the age of 71.

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Earlier, the Dolphins announced their would wear a decal with the initials NAB in honor of Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti. Born Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti, he passed away July 30 at the age of 78.

The team had previous worn helmet stickers with their uniform numbers to honor the memories of active Dolphins players who had passed away, including running back David Overstreet (1984) and linebacker Larry Gordon (1983).

The Dolphins wore a black armband on their jerseys with the initials "JR" in 1990 to honor the passing of team founder Joe Robbie.

Langer, who anchored an offensive line that paved the way for the Dolphins' dominant running game of the 1970s, earned Pro Bowl recognition six consecutive years (1973-78), was named to the NFL's 1970s All-Decade team and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987 in his first year of eligibility.

Buoniconti, the leader of the No-Name Defense that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1972 and 1973, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001. He earned three Pro Bowl invitations in seven seasons with the Dolphins.

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