January 28, 2016
MIAMI DOLPHINS SIGN MURPHY TO RESERVE/FUTURE CONTRACT
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced that the team has signed wide receiver Tyler Murphy to a reserve/future contract.
Murphy entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 and spent a total of four weeks on the Steelers’ 53-man roster. Murphy, who played in two games, recorded one catch for 16 yards in Pittsburgh’s season opener against New England on Sept. 10. He was on the Steelers’ practice squad for the remainder of the season.
Murphy played one season at quarterback for Boston College in 2014. As a graduate transfer, he broke the Atlantic Coast Conference’s single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,184, a mark that led the team that season. He earned the Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year and All-New England honors. A graduate of the University of Florida, Murphy started six games under center for the Gators in 2013. He was 112-of-185 passing (60.5 percent) for 1,216 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.
January 25, 2016
GRIMES AND JONES NAMED TO PRO BOWL
NEW YORK – The National Football League today announced that Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes and safety Reshad Jones have been selected to participate in the 2016 Pro Bowl. The annual game will be played on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET and televised live on ESPN from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The addition of Grimes and Jones gives the Dolphins five Pro Bowl selections (including tackle Branden Albert, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and center Mike Pouncey, who will not play in the game due to injury) for the first time since following the 2002 season when the team had seven players selected to the NFL’s annual all-star contest. Overall, this is the 13th time in team history that Miami has had five-or-more Pro Bowl selections (1971-74, 1978, 1983-84, 1986, 1993-94, 2000 and 2002).
Jones and Grimes extend Miami’s streak to 18 consecutive seasons with a defensive player selected to the Pro Bowl. Miami has had at least one representative in the Pro Bowl in all but two seasons of the team’s 50-year history. The only seasons in which the Dolphins did not have a Pro Bowl representative were following the 1980 and 1997 campaigns.
Additionally, the selections of Grimes and Jones marks the first time since following the 2003 season (cornerback Patrick Surtain and safety Brock Marion) that the Dolphins have had two members of their secondary selected to the Pro Bowl in the same season. Following the 2002 season, the Dolphins had three representatives from their secondary (cornerback Sam Madison, Marion and Surtain) selected to the Pro Bowl.
Grimes has been named to the Pro Bowl following each of his three seasons (2013-15) with the Dolphins and the fourth time overall, having also been named to the NFL’s annual all-star game following the 2010 season as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. Grimes’ three Pro Bowl selections ties him with Surtain (2002-04) for the second-most Pro Bowls by a Dolphins cornerback, behind only Madison’s four invitations (1999-2002). Grimes joins Hall of Fame wide receiver Paul Warfield (five times, 1970-74) as the only Dolphins players to earn Pro Bowl invitations following each of their first three seasons in Miami after coming over from another team. Grimes had signed as an unrestricted free agent in March 2013 after playing for the Falcons, while Warfield was acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Brown in 1970.
Since joining the Dolphins in 2013, Grimes has totaled 13 interceptions, tied for the fourth-most in the NFL during that time. He is also tied for fourth in the league in passes defensed, with 43 since 2013.
In 2015, Grimes totaled 42 tackles, four interceptions and 14 passes defensed. He now ranks tied for 10th in team history with 43 passes defensed and tied for 23rd with 23 interceptions despite playing just 47 games in a Dolphins uniform. He is the only player to rank in the top 25 of both lists and play in 50 games or less.
Jones’ selection is the first of his six-year career, as he becomes the first Dolphins safety to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Yeremiah Bell was named to the game following the 2009 season. Overall, Jones becomes the sixth safety in team history to earn Pro Bowl status, joining Jake Scott (1971-75), Dick Anderson (1972-74), Tim Foley (1979), Marion (2000, 2002-03) and Bell.
In 2015, the safety led all NFL defensive backs with 135 total tackles (106 solo) and tied the franchise record with two interception returns for touchdowns in 2015. He also posted two sacks, 10 passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
During his six years with Miami (2010-15), Jones has totaled 8.5 sacks, the second-most among Dolphins defensive backs in team history. His three career interception returns for touchdown puts him in a tie for second place in club annals.
Grimes will replace Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, who is unable to participate due to advancing to Super Bowl 50. Jones will replace Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson, who will miss the game due to injury.
For the third consecutive year, Pro Bowl rosters will not be tied to a conference. Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will air on Wednesday, Jan. 27 on ESPN2 (7:30 p.m. ET). Two Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers — Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice — will serve as NFL Legends captains for the 2016 Pro Bowl. Irvin and Rice return for the second time after being the winning captains during the previous two Pro Bowls.
January 25, 2016
MIAMI DOLPHINS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF UPDATES
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced several updates to the team’s coaching staff.
Additions to the offensive staff include Running Backs Coach Danny Barrett, Assistant Wide Receivers Coach Ben Johnson and Offensive Quality Control Chris Kuper.
On defense, the Dolphins coaching staff additions include Defensive Backs Coach Lou Anarumo, Defensive Line Coach Terrell Williams, Assistant Linebackers Coach Charlie Bullen and Defensive Quality Control Rusty McKinney.
The special teams staff consists of Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Darren Rizzi and Assistant Special Teams Marwan Maalouf.
The organization has promoted Dave Puloka to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and named Jim Arthur and Ted Rath as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches.
Additionally, Ken O’Keefe will be the team’s Senior Football Research Analyst and Blue Adams will serve as Football Research Analyst.
They join previously announced hires of Head Coach Adam Gase’s coaching staff that include Offensive Coordinator Clyde Christensen, Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph, Quarterbacks Coach Bo Hardegree, Wide Receivers Coach Shawn Jefferson, Tight Ends Coach Shane Day, Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster, Linebackers Coach Matt Burke and Assistant Offensive Line Coach Jeremiah Washburn.
“I am excited about this group of talented and experienced coaches,” said Gase. “I have high regard for their collective experience, knowledge and passion for the game. We will tirelessly work together to build schemes around our players’ strengths and are looking forward to getting to work and preparing for the upcoming offseason program.”
Adams enters his fifth season with the Dolphins after serving as assistant defensive backs coach from 2012-15. He helped mentor two Pro Bowl selections in 2015 (safety Reshad Jones and cornerback Brent Grimes), the first time Miami had at least two defensive backs selected to the Pro Bowl since 2003. Grimes is tied for fourth in the NFL in both interceptions (13) and passes defensed (43) since joining the Dolphins in 2013, working with Adams in all three of his seasons with Miami.
Anarumo returns to the Dolphins for his fifth season as defensive backs coach. He also served as Miami’s defensive coordinator midway through the 2015 season. In his first game as defensive coordinator, the defense registered six sacks, forced four turnovers and allowed just 10 points to the Tennessee Titans (Oct. 18, 2015). He previously spent eight seasons as the defensive backs coach at Purdue (2004-11).
Arthur joins the Dolphins as an assistant strength and conditioning coach after spending the past 11 years with the Chicago Bears where he was the team’s strength and conditioning coach (2008-14) and assistant strength and conditioning coach (2005-07, 2015). During his tenure with Chicago, the Bears won the NFC in 2006 and advanced to the NFC Championship Game in 2010.
Barrett joins the Dolphins after finishing last year as the interim head coach at Central Florida. He also served as the team’s quarterbacks coach (2015) and spent four years as UCF’s running backs coach (2011-14). Barrett coached three all-conference running backs – William Stanbeck, Storm Johnson and Latavius Murray – and two draft picks – Johnson and Murray. Barrett spent seven seasons (2000-06) as the head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders and helped the team reach the playoffs in five straight seasons (2002-06).
Bullen returns for his fifth season with the Dolphins and first as assistant linebackers coach. He spent the past three seasons (2013-15) as the team’s assistant defensive line coach and began his Dolphins tenure as the team’s defensive assistant (2012). In his four years of work with the defensive line, Miami ranked in the top half of the league in sacks (154). Bullen came to Miami from Iowa, where he was a student assistant (2007-08) and graduate assistant (2009-11).
Johnson is in his fifth season with the Dolphins and first as assistant wide receivers coach. He previously served as an assistant quarterbacks coach (2013-15) and offensive assistant (2012). Johnson was appointed tight ends coach for the final 12 games of the 2015 season. He came to Miami from Boston College, where he was a graduate assistant (2009-10) and tight ends coach (2011).
Kuper was a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos and played in 90 career games (2006-13), making 79 starts. He was picked as one of the team’s co-captains three times from 2010-12 and was selected for the 2013 Pro Bowl.
Maalouf returns to Miami for his fourth season as assistant special teams coach. Working with Rizzi, Maalouf helped the Dolphins set a franchise record with three blocked punts in the 2014 season. The unit also blocked two field goals, giving the team five blocked kicks for the year, the most since 1977. In 2015, rookie punter Matt Darr averaged 47.6 yards per punt, the fourth-best mark in team annals. Maalouf was the special teams coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.
McKinney enters his first season with the Dolphins after spending the past two seasons (2014-15) on the Cleveland Browns staff, where he served as a coaching intern (2014-15). He joined the Browns from Bentley University, where he was the defensive coordinator (2013) and also oversaw linebackers and strength and conditioning. McKinney played at Towson, where he earned All-Patriot League honors in 2000 and 2001 and was named a team captain and team MVP as a senior.
O’Keefe returns to Miami for his fifth season after spending the past four years as the team’s wide receivers coach (2012-15) and senior offensive assistant (2015). Under his guidance, Jarvis Landry totaled 194 receptions from 2014-15, the most receptions in league history by a player in his first two NFL seasons. O’Keefe previously served as the offensive coordinator for the University of Iowa from 1999-2011.
Puloka has been promoted to head strength and conditioning coach after spending the past eight seasons as the team’s assistant strength and conditioning coach. He will oversee players’ weight training and the team’s offseason conditioning plan. Puloka came to Miami from the Atlanta Falcons, where he was the team’s assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2007.
Rath comes to Miami from the Detroit Lions, where he served as a strength and conditioning assistant for the past seven seasons (2009-15). In Detroit, Rath worked with Coordinator of Physical Development Jason Arapoff to start the annual Detroit Lions Strength and Conditioning Clinic in 2011. The event is a forum for providing, sharing and exchanging information in the ever-changing world of strength and conditioning.
Rizzi will return for his eighth season and fifth as special teams coordinator. He has developed a Pro Bowler at three specialist positions (long snapper John Denney, punter Brandon Fields and kicker Dan Carpenter) during his tenure. In 2015, rookie punter Matt Darr posted the fourth-best single-season punting average (47.6) in team history. Rizzi came to Miami in 2009 after he spent one season as the head coach at Rhode Island (2008).
Williams returns to Miami for his second season as defensive line coach. In his first year with the Dolphins, his unit helped the team rank second in run stuffs (65) and lead the NFL with 157 rushing yards lost on negative plays. He spent three seasons as the defensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders (2012-14) and helped the Raiders finish eighth in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed per play (3.97) in 2014.
January 21, 2016
Miami Dolphins Become First NFL Franchise To Host Multiple International Cheerleader Auditions
Miami, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins will host cheerleader auditions in Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Dolphins also will continue to host auditions in South Florida. The team will canvas Latin America in search of adding enthusiastic, charismatic and talented women to represent one of the most prestigious brands in the NFL.
“Miami is the gateway to Latin America and the Miami Dolphins are a global brand. We are excited to combine the beauty we have in South Florida with the ladies we meet in Latin America in hopes of forming a truly international squad,” Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Entertainment & Brand Impact Dorie Grogan said.
One of the most visible entertainment groups in all of professional sports, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have traveled to more than 30 countries on five continents over the past decade and continue to be an iconic and international face of NFL Cheerleaders. The cheerleaders are on the sidelines for all home games and are extremely active in the community; visiting schools and hospitals, as well as charity and corporate events.
Ladies at least 18 years old by May 1, 2016 and high school graduates by June 1, 2016 with a valid passport for travel are welcome to register for auditions. The following are the dates and locations for auditions:
|March 3||JW Marriott Copacabana||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|March 6||Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel y Centro de Convenciones||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|March 12||Location to be announced||Mexico City, Mexico|
|April 2||Four Points by Sheraton||Bogota, Colombia|
|April 23||Doctors Hospital Training Facility||South Florida|
A select few ladies will make it to Final Auditions, scheduled for May 1 at Nova Southeastern University.
For further information or to register for auditions, please visit DolphinsCheerleaders.com
January 20, 2016
LANDRY AND ALBERT NAMED TO PRO BOWL
NEW YORK – The National Football League today announced that Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry and tackle Branden Albert have been selected to participate in the 2016 Pro Bowl. The annual contest will be played on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 and televised live on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Landry had one of the most productive seasons in Dolphins history in 2015, totaling a franchise-record 110 receptions. His 1,157 receiving yards were sixth-most in a single-season in team history. Landry totaled 1,947 combined yards (1,157 receiving, 113 rushing and 667 return yards), placing him fifth in club annals. For his career, Landry has caught more passes (194) than any player has ever amassed in his first two NFL seasons. He was named a co-recipient of the team’s Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award on Dec. 31, 2015.
Landry becomes just the eighth wide receiver to be selected to a Pro Bowl, joining Paul Warfield (1970-74), Nat Moore (1977), Mark Duper (1983-84, 1986), Mark Clayton (1984-86, 1988, 1991), Irving Fryar (1993-94), Chris Chambers (2005) and Brandon Marshall (2011).
This is Landry’s first Pro Bowl selection and he earned it following his second NFL season, joining Duper (1983) and Clayton (1984) as the only wide receivers in team history to accomplish that feat.
Albert was named to the Pro Bowl for his second time overall and first as a member of the Dolphins. Albert was also selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and becomes the only offensive tackle in Dolphins history to earn Pro Bowl recognition with two franchises.
Albert started 14 games at left tackle in 2015 and earned the team’s Ed Block Courage Award after overcoming a significant right knee injury on Nov. 9, 2014. Protecting quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s blind side, Albert helped the signal-caller pass for 4,208 yards in 2015, the ninth-best mark in the NFL and the most in Tannehill’s career. He also paved the way for running back Lamar Miller to tie his career high with eight rushing touchdowns.
Albert becomes the fifth Dolphins offensive tackle selected to the Pro Bowl and first since Jake Long in 2011. He joins Norm Evans (1972, 1974), Wayne Moore (1973), Richmond Webb (1990-96) and Long (2008-11) on the list. Along with center Mike Pouncey, this marks the eight consecutive season that a Dolphins offensive lineman has been selected to the Pro Bowl.
Landry and Albert join Pouncey as the three Dolphins selected for the game. Miami has had at least one representative in the Pro Bowl in all but two seasons. The only seasons in which the Dolphins did not have a Pro Bowl representative were following the 1980 and 1997 campaigns.
Landry will replace Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Albert will replace Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams.
For the third consecutive year, the Pro Bowl will be “unconferenced.” Players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will air on Wednesday, Jan. 27 on ESPN2 (7:30 p.m. ET). Two Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers — Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice — will serve as NFL Legends captains for the 2016 Pro Bowl. Irvin and Rice return for the second time after being the winning captains during the previous two Pro Bowls.
January 20, 2016
MIAMI DOLPHINS ADD THREE ASSISTANTS TO COACHING STAFF
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced that Clyde Christensen has been named offensive coordinator, Bo Hardegree quarterbacks coach and Jeremiah Washburn assistant offensive line coach.
Christensen has been an offensive coach for more than 35 years, including 20 in the NFL, and brings three seasons of NFL offensive coordinator experience to the Dolphins. He spent the past 14 seasons (2002-15) with the Indianapolis Colts, where he was the offensive coordinator for two years (2010-11) and, most recently, the quarterbacks coach (2012-15).
At Indianapolis, Christensen worked closely with quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. In his four seasons as quarterbacks coach, the Colts went 41-23 (.641), advanced to the playoffs three times and won the AFC South twice. From 2012-14, Luck recorded the most passing yards (12,957), the second-most passing touchdowns (86) and tied for the second-most regular season victories (33) by any NFL quarterback in his first three seasons.
As offensive coordinator for the Colts (2010-11), Christensen helped Manning set an NFL record with 450 completions in 2010. Manning posted his 13th consecutive 25-plus touchdown season and 11th 4,000-plus yards passing season in 2010 and set then-career highs for completions (450), attempts (679) and yards (4,700). Those numbers were also single-season franchise records.
Christensen worked with the Colts’ wide receivers from 2002-09 and added assistant head coach responsibilities in 2008. The Colts had at least one wide out selected for the Pro Bowl in all eight seasons he worked with the unit. Wide receivers Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne played the majority of their NFL careers with Christensen as their position coach and currently rank first and second in team history in nearly every career receiving category, including receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns and 100-yard receiving games. Christensen also helped Indianapolis win Super Bowl XLI in February 2007.
Prior to Indianapolis, Christensen spent six seasons (1996-2001) on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff (1996-2001). He served as tight ends coach (1996-98), quarterbacks coach (1999-2000) and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2001, where he helped the Buccaneers reach the NFC playoffs after a 9-7 regular-season finish. Under Christensen in 2001, wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson set the franchise record with 106 receptions and quarterback Brad Johnson set the club single-season mark with 340 completions.
Hardegree brings eight years of coaching experience to Miami and spent the 2015 season as an offensive assistant with the Chicago Bears, where he worked under current Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase, who was then the Bears’ offensive coordinator. In Hardegree’s lone season in Chicago, he helped the Bears’ rushing attack improve from No. 27 to No. 11 in the NFL as the unit averaged 25.6 more rushing yards per game. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finished the 2015 season with the highest passer rating (92.3) of his career and threw seven fewer interceptions than the prior year. He also posted the best interception rate (2.3) of his career in a season where he played at least 12 games. Running back Jeremy Langford rushed for 537 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. His 537 rushing yards ranked seventh among NFL rookies and his six touchdowns were tied for fourth amongst rookie rushers.
In 2014, Hardegree was an offensive quality control coach for the Denver Broncos, also working with Gase. Hardegree helped the Broncos finish 12-4, earn an AFC West title and first-round bye in the playoffs. Denver ranked second in the NFL in scoring, averaging 30.1 points per contest. Quarterback Peyton Manning completed 66.2 percent of his passes for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns and set the NFL’s career passing touchdown record on Oct. 19, 2014 against San Francisco. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas recorded 1,619 receiving yards, breaking the team record for most receiving yards in a season. Thomas’ 111 receptions were a career high and ranked second in the NFL. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders also set career highs in both receptions (101) and receiving yards (1,404) and ranked fifth in the NFL in both categories. Running back C.J. Anderson, who entered the 2014 season with just seven career carries, rushed for 648 yards on 140 carries (4.6 avg.) and eight touchdowns over the final seven games of the regular season, helping the Broncos win five of their final seven contests. Anderson was the first Denver running back since 2004 to rush for 150 yards in back-to-back games.
Prior to Denver, Hardegree spent three years (2011-13) as an intern at Louisiana State, working with the offense in 2012-13 and the defense in 2011. During his three seasons, LSU went 33-7 overall, winning the SEC in 2011 and advancing to the 2012 BCS National Championship Game. In 2013, LSU ranked 23rd out of 124 FBS teams in scoring, averaging 35.8 points per game. Current Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry was the team’s leading receiver, hauling in 77 receptions for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns. At LSU, Hardegree also coached New York Giants wide out Odell Beckham, a two-time Pro Bowl selection and the 2014 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Cincinnati Bengals’ RB Jeremy Hill, who rushed for 1,124 yards as a rookie in 2014.
Washburn spent the past seven years (2009-15) working with the offensive line for the Detroit Lions. He joined the Lions staff in 2009 as an assistant offensive line coach and was promoted to offensive line coach in 2013.
The 2014 Detroit Lions won 11 games, the most in a single season for the franchise since 1991. Washburn’s offensive line helped protect quarterback Matthew Stafford, who earned Pro Bowl honors by directing the No. 12 passing offense in the NFL (251.9 yards per game). The offensive line was forced to use seven different starting lineup combinations due to injuries and Washburn helped two rookie offensive linemen, tackle Cornelius Lucas and guard Travis Swanson, develop. Swanson started four games and was voted the team’s Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.
In 2013, Washburn’s first year as the Lions’ offensive line coach, he helped a unit that returned just two starters rank second in the league in fewest sacks allowed (23). Detroit also finished second in sacks per pass play (3.5 percent) and tied for first in percentage of negative offensive plays (6.9 percent). The unit allowed zero or one sacks in 11 games and allowed two or fewer sacks in 14 games. On Nov. 28, 2013, the Lions rushed for 241 yards against Green Bay, the club’s most in a single game since Oct. 12, 1997.
Prior to Detroit, Washburn worked six seasons (2003-08) with the Baltimore Ravens in personnel and scouting. He spent two years as a player personnel assistant (2003-04) and four as an area scout (2005-08), where he was responsible for scouting the southwest area. As a player personnel assistant, he assisted in pro scouting, including some advance scouting of opponents, unrestricted free agents, NFL Europe and other free agents. He also assisted the college scouting director in preparation for the NFL draft.
January 19, 2016
MIAMI DOLPHINS SIGN TWO TO RESERVE/FUTURE CONTRACTS
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced that the team has signed quarterback Zac Dysert and tight end Dominique Jones to reserve/future contracts.
Dysert was a seventh-round selection (234th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2013 NFL draft. He was on the Broncos’ active roster for the entire 2013 season. Dysert was a member of Denver’s practice squad in 2014 and spent time on Houston and Buffalo’s practice squads in 2015. He played collegiately at Miami (Ohio) and became the school’s all-time leading passer with 12,013 career passing yards, surpassing former Redhawk and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Jones entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, playing in four games that season. He played in eight NFL games in 2013, six with Indianapolis and two with the Kansas City Chiefs, and appeared in one contest for the Broncos in 2014. For his career, Jones has played in 13 games, starting three, and has three receptions for 42 yards (14.0 avg.) and two first-down catches. He was briefly on Miami’s practice squad in 2012.
January 19, 2016
Dolphins Cancer Challenge 2016 Save The Date
The Miami Dolphins will hold the 6th Annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) on February 20, 2016.
On February 20, 2016, all routes for DCC VI will lead to Sun Life Stadium. Participants can choose between seven options: from a 5k walk/run to rides 13-100 miles. In addition, there are volunteer opportunities available for anyone who interested in being a cancer fighter.
The DCC will culminate in a Finish Line Celebration with Grammy-Award winners Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge to headline the festivities at Sun Life Stadium. The concert will be a celebration of DCC participants’ hard work and fundraising efforts for cancer research. All members of the community are invited to join in the celebration.
The DCC is dedicated to improving people’s lives through the financial support of innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is done through a fun, safe and exceptional bike ride with routes in Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami and 5k run/walk at Sun Life Stadium, with 100% of participant-raised funds going directly to Sylvester. Founded by the Miami Dolphins in 2010, the DCC has already raised more than $11 million for cancer research in the South Florida community.
More information on all of the activities associated with the DCC, along with fundraising requirements for each event and information on the concert, including purchasing tickets, can be found at DolphinsCancerChallenge.com.
The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health pillar. In part inspired by Dolphins alumnus and long-time radio voice Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich’s courageous battle with cancer, the DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center –Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Since its inception, the DCC has raised over $11.55 million, donating 100% of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. Every person, fan and age can fight cancer! For additional information, call (305) 943-6799 or visit www. DolphinsCancerChallenge.com. DCC can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/RideDCC and on Twitter at @TackleCancer.