Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Two former Dolphins in Super Bowl XLVIII
By James Walker
The Miami Dolphins haven't won a Super Bowl in 40 years. However, the Dolphins have two former players who are participating in this year's Super Bowl and have a chance to win their first title.
Former Miami receiver Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos and defensive lineman Tony McDaniel of the Seattle Seahawks both had productive years with their respective teams. Welker caught 73 passes for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns in Denver this year. McDaniel recorded 52 tackles and two sacks as a rotational player for the Seahawks.
Welker played his first two years for the Dolphins in 2005 and 2006. He caught 96 passes for Miami before being traded to the New England Patriots, where Welker lost a pair of Super Bowls appearances to the New York Giants.
McDaniel played for the Dolphins from 2009-12. He recorded seven sacks for Miami in four seasons. This will be McDaniel's first career Super Bowl.
One of these former Dolphins will win their first career Super Bowl. The Broncos and Seahawks will play at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2.