Miami Dolphins By The Numbers: Ten


 

Finally a little debate.  Not much as I have a feeling who is going to knock this out of the park.  Still, there are some very good historical names on this list of players wearing jersey number ten.  To me, personally, I have always liked that number and in fact at one point couldn’t decide who’s name I wanted to put on the back of my own authentic number ten jersey.  So I copped out and put my own.  Hey, I was young what can I say.

The real members of the Miami Dolphins who wore the jersey did so with a lot of talent, pride, and most of them wore it well.

George Wilson, Jr. was the first QB the Dolphins had and was the son of their first head coach as well, George Wilson, Sr.  He wore the jersey one season in 1966.  In 1971 George Mira wore the jersey number followed by Don Strock who wore the jersey from 1974 – 1987.  The number passed to Pete Stoyonovich from 1989 – 1995 and then to Olindo Mare from 1997 – 2006.  Trent Green wore the number for one season in 2007 and Chad Pennington wore it from 2008 – 2010.  The number went to WR’s after that with Clyde Gates in 2011 and Jabar Gaffney in 2012.  Brandon Gibson wears the jersey now.

So who wore it best?

The first name that pops up is Don Strock.  The longtime Dolphins back-up QB took over for Earl Morrall when he retired.  He backed up Hall of Famer’s Bob Griese and Dan Marino.  He served as the QB behind David Woodley and was more than capable of coming off the bench to lead game winning drives and changing the momentum.  But Strock wasn’t the only one to wear the jersey.  Both Pete Stoyanovich and Olindo Mare served the Dolphins well.  Stoyo played six seasons with the Dolphins and Mare played nine seasons with Miami.  An argument might also be made for Chad Pennington who was the last QB to lead the Dolphins to the playoffs.

So you decide.  Who wore number 10 the best?

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  • Marshall summerlin

    hands down Don Strock….a true professional and the ultimate backup quarterback and one of my all time favorite players…..Fin4Ever

  • Bill Stowers

    Chad pennington. He was a starter and led the team to the playoffs and getting 2nd in the mvp race and 1st for comeback player of the year. Don strock was great but he hardly played through his time. And i love both players but i have to give it to pennington because he is my favorite player of all time. Sorry, but yes, im very biased on this one haha.

    • Marshall summerlin

      Jets fans are not allowed to vote lol…I liked Chad as well but he did not play here long enough to be in the voting no matter how well Ricky and the rest of the team played with Chad at QB…I wish he could have played here longer….Fin4Ever

  • Johnny

    Olindo Mare… I know he’s a kicker, BUT?? I believe he’s the Dolphins All-Time leading scorer…
    Plus I met him in front of the Air Force-mobile some years back… He was a nice guy and thanked me for my Air Force service… Cool dude… Hey, points are points… And he was dependable for the Dolphins for a long time..
    Give some love to the kicker ..

    • Marshall summerlin

      I was USFA as well Johnny….thank you for you’re service..m..Strock all the way…I also liked Mare and Stoyo…Fin4Ever

      • Johnny

        And Thank You for your service..
        Go Air Force!!!
        Phins up!