We wil get to the half-way point today as we look at the greatest players to wear each number in Miami Dolphins history. Or as the case may be the best player out of a bad bunch.
We will start with uniform number 49.
Jimmy Warren 66-69, Ray Jones 1971, Charlie Babb 72-79, William Judson 81-89, Marvell Burgess wore the number in place of Judson during the strike of 1987, Tony Paige 1990-92, Robert Wilson 94-96, Dewayne Dotson 1997. Heading into training camp this year, Micajah Reynolds has been assigned the number.
At first glance it would seem that Judson would have the honor of wearing the uniform the best but it’s hard to overlook the play of Charlie Babb. Babb was with the team for all three of their Super Bowl’s in the 1970′s and in his career he totaled 12 interceptions. In his eight year career Babb played both safety and corner. Williams Judson spent eight years in Miami as well and totaled 24 interceptions and two touchdowns. Still, it’s a matter of opinion and sometimes stats don’t determine our stars so you decide this one.
Frank Emanuel 68-69, Dick Palmer 1970, Bruce Elia 1975, Larry Gordon 76-82, Louis Cooper 91, Dwight Holllier 92-99, Michael Hamilton 2000, Brendon Ayanbadejo 2003-04, Nick Rogers 2005, Edmond Miles 2007, Erik Walden 2008-2009, Bobby Carpenter 2010, Marvin Mitchell 2011, and Olivier Vernon 2012 to present.
Some good names in this group that spawn some pretty good memories. Now it’s up to you to reflect back and see who wore this number the best!