Top 5: Renaldo Hill

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  1. In each of his four seasons as a college defensive backs coach, Hill tutored an all-conference player — safety Marqueston Huff at Wyoming in 2013, safety Jordan Whitehead at Pittsburgh in 2015 and 2016, and cornerback Avonte Maddox at Pitt in 2017.
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  1. Hill's secondary played a big role in Pittsburgh's 24-14 victory over then-No. 2-ranked Miami the day after Thanksgiving this past November. The Panthers held Miami quarterbacks to only 15 completions in 36 attempts.
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  1. Hill first met Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase in the late 1990s when he played at Michigan State and Gase was a graduate assistant under Nick Saban.
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  1. Hill had a 10-year career as an NFL defensive back, including three seasons (2006-08) with the Dolphins. He had six interceptions for the Dolphins, including three in 2008 when he started 15 games for the AFC East champions.
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5 Hill becomes the 10th person to serve as player and coach for the Dolphins, following Bob Matheson (LB, 1971-79, coach 1983-86); Larry Seiple (P/RB/TE, 1967-77; coach, 1988-99), Tony Nathan (RB, 1979-87; coach, 1989-95), Dwight Stephenson (C, 1980-87; coach, 1992), Bernie Parmalee (RB, 1992-98; coach, 2002-04), Jeff Dellenbach (T/C, 1985-94; coach, 2004), Terry Robiskie (FB, 1980-81; coach, 2007), James Saxon (FB, 1992-94; coach, 2008-10) and Bryan Cox (LB, 1991-95; coach 2011).

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