Celebrity Miami Dolphins fan #3: Darius Rucker
We’re not really sure exactly why Darius Rucker is a fan of the Miami Dolphins, but he is arguably the most well-documented of the celebrity fans. We all found out that Rucker was a Dolphins’ fan in 1995 when, as the frontman for the band Hootie and the Blowfish, he gave us the lyric “The Dolphins make me cry” on the hit single “Only Wanna Be With You”.
Since then, we have seen Rucker on the sidelines at home games, and he sang the National Anthem during the International Series at Wembley Stadium in 2017. He loves the Dolphins so much that he named his daughter “Dani” after legendary quarterback Dan Marino.
Rucker isn’t from South Florida, though. In fact, his sports fandom is all over the place. He is from South Carolina, but is a Dolphins fan as well as a Cincinnati Reds fan.
Unfortunately, Rucker seems to have been cheating on this “favorite” team a bit. In 2016, he performed the Star Spangled Banner at a Jets/Bills game, but claims he only did so for good friend Bruce Smith, whose jersey was being retired.