Welcome to the second article in a series designed to inform the Fin fan base of lesser known players currently on the Miami Dolphin roster. Last week we discussed Mike Rivera, and this week I continue to address the LB position.
A.J. was drafted by Miami last year in the fourth round at the 119th overall pick and signed a four year, 2.26 million dollar contract. The Fins even moved up seven spots to make sure they got their man. A.J. played all four years for the Iowa Hawkeyes with 39 starts out of 47 games at the outside linebacker position. He is a mountain of a man for the LB position measuring 6’4”, but may need to add some bulk to his 246 pound frame. It was devastating that A.J. was injured prior to the season and was placed on injured reserve for the entire year. Regardless, let’s take a look at just some of his many accomplishments, accolades and skill sets.