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TEXANS WITH TIES TO FLORIDA
WR Andre Johnson (University of Miami, from Miami); C Chris Myers (University of Miami, from Miami); CB Brandon Harris (University of Miami, from Miami); WR Lestar Jean (Florida Atlantic, from Miami); ILB Mister Alexander (Florida State); WR Coach Larry Kirksey (RB coach, University of Florida).
FORMER DOLPHINS ON THE TEXANS
QB John Beck was Miami’s second-round pick in 2007 and got his first career start with the Dolphins (2007-08); LB Tim Dobbins (2010); K Shayne Graham played two games with Miami in 2011; G Wade Smith was a third-round pick of Miami (2003-05); QB Coach Karl Dorrell was the Dolphins’ QB coach (2011) and WR coach (2008-10); Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Schiotz was the Dolphins’ head strength and conditioning coach (2007).
FORMER TEXANS WITH THE DOLPHINS
Offensive Coordinator Mike Sherman was Houston’s offensive coordinator from 2006-07; S Troy Nolan was a seventh-round draft pick of the Texans in 2009 and played for the team from 2009-11.
DOLPHINS WITH CONNECTIONS TO TEXAS
OC Mike Sherman (coached at Texas A&M, 1989-1993, 95-97, head coach 2008-11; Houston Texans, 2006-07); Asst. QB Coach Zac Taylor (coached at Texas A&M, 2011) and OL Coach Jim Turner (coached at Texas A&M, 2008-11); LB Kevin Burnett (Dallas Cowboys, 2005-08); TE Anthony Fasano (Dallas Cowboys, 2006-07); FB Jorvorskie Lane (Texas A&M, from Lufkin); QB Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M, from Big Spring); DT Kheeston Randall (Univ. of Texas, from Beaumont); TE Coach Dan Campbell (born in Clifton; TE at Texas A&M, 1994-98; Dallas Cowboys, 2003-05); DL Coach Kacy Rogers (Dallas Cowboys, 2003-07); LB Coach George Edwards (Dallas Cowboys, 1998-2001).
TEXANS-DOLPHINS NOTABLE COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
Texans WR Andre Johnson, C Chris Myers and played with Dolphins T Vernon Carey (Miami); Texans DE Tim Jamison played with T Jake Long (Michigan); Texans RB Arian Foster played with Dolphins DT Tony McDaniel, LB Kevin Burnett and CB Jonathan Wade (Tennessee); Texans CB Brice McCain played with Dolphins LB Koa Misi, DE Paul Soliai, DE Derrick Shelby and CB Sean Smith (Utah); Texans NT Shaun Cody and ILB Brian Cushing played with Dolphins RB Reggie Bush (USC); Texans QB John Beck played with Dolphins LS John Denney (BYU); Texans G Wade Smith played with Dolphins T Artis Hicks (Memphis); Texans C Ben Jones played with Dolphins S Reshad Jones (Georgia); Texans WR DeVier Posey played with Dolphins WR Brian Hartline and LB Austin Spitler (Ohio State); Texans CB Brandon Harris played with Dolphins RB Lamar Miller and DE Olivier Vernon (Miami).
TEXANS-DOLPHINS PRO CONNECTIONS
Dolphins DL Coach Kacy Rogers (2003-07) coached with Texans DC Wade Phillips in Dallas (2007-10); Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby (2004-09) played for Arizona with Texans DE Antonio Smith (2004-08); Texans LB Tim Dobbins (2008-09) played for San Diego with Dolphins LB Kevin Burnett (2009-10); Texans G Wade Smith (2007) played for N.Y. Jets with Dolphins LB Jason Trusnik (2007-09); Dolphins WR Anthony Armstrong (2010-11) and T Artis Hicks (2010) played for Washington with QB John Beck (2010-2011); Dolphins LB Kevin Burnett (2005-08) and TE Anthony Fasano (2006-07) played for Dallas with CB Alan Ball (2007-11) and ILB Bradie James (2003-11) and while Phillips (2007-10) and Texans LB Coach Reggie Herring (2008-10) were on staff; Dolphins G Richie Incognito (2006-08) played for St. Louis with P Donnie Jones (2007-11); Dobbins (2008-09) played for San Diego with Dolphins WR Legedu Naanee (2007-10); Burnett (2005-08) played for Dallas while Phillips coached there (2007-10); Texans G Andrew Gardner (2011), K Shayne Graham (2003-09), CB Johnathan Joseph (2006-10), and WR Kevin Walter (2003-05) played for Cincinnati while Dolphins DC Kevin Coyle coached there (2001-11); James (2003-11) played for Dallas when Dolphins DL Coach Kacy Rogers coached there (2003-07).