7 Football Players who Played for Dolphins and Commanders

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players who have played for both the Miami Dolphins and Washington Commanders.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Dolphins and Commanders.

Irving Fryar

Irving Fryar had an impressive 17-year NFL career, playing as a wide receiver from 1984 to 2000. Drafted 1st overall by the New England Patriots in the 1984 NFL Draft, he made his mark with the Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins.

Known for his speed and athleticism, Fryar amassed 851 receptions for 12,785 yards and 84 touchdowns in his career.

He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and had five 1,000-yard receiving seasons, his best season arguably coming in 1994 with the Dolphins where he posted 1,270 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.

Fryar Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Patriots, Dolphins, Eagles)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Patriots, Dolphins, Eagles)

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick, nicknamed “Fitzmagic,” is a well-traveled quarterback known for his intelligence and grit. He was drafted in the 7th round by the St. Louis Rams in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Fitzpatrick is the first Harvard quarterback to ever start an NFL game. Over his career, he has played for several teams, including the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, Jets, Buccaneers, Dolphins, and the Commanders. A consummate journeyman, Fitzpatrick has shown an ability to produce solid numbers, often surpassing initial expectations.

Fitzpatrick finished his career with 34,990 passing yards and 223 touchdowns with a career QBR of 82.3.

*Fitzpatrick was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 11)

Fitzpatrick Key Stats

  • 3000+ Passing Yards Season (Bills, Jets, Dolphins)

Gus Frerotte

Gus Frerotte is known for his journeyman career in the NFL as a quarterback from 1994 to 2008. He played for seven different teams, including the Washington Football Team, Detroit Lions, and Minnesota Vikings.

Perhaps his best season came in 1996 when he was named to the Pro Bowl while with Washington. In that season, he threw for 3453 yards and 12 touchdowns. Frerotte’s most memorable moment might be his infamous headbutt celebration which resulted in a sprained neck.

Over his career, he accumulated 21,291 passing yards and 114 touchdowns, serving mostly as a solid backup or spot starter.

Marco Coleman

Marco Coleman was a first-round draft pick, selected 12th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 1992 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech, where he gained recognition as one of the nation’s top defensive prospects.

Coleman had a long and productive NFL career, playing for several teams over 14 seasons. After his stint with the Dolphins, he went on to play for the San Diego Chargers, the Washington Football Team (then known as the Redskins), the Jaguars, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Over his career, Coleman amassed over 65.5 sacks and was known for his pass-rushing abilities. He earned Pro Bowl honors in 2000 while with Washington.

Vonnie Holliday

Vonnie Holliday was selected in the 1st round, 19th overall, by the Green Bay Packers in the 1998 NFL Draft. The defensive end made an immediate impact, earning All-Rookie honors.

Holliday had a 15-year career in the NFL, playing for multiple teams including the Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Washington Football Team, and the Arizona Cardinals.

Known for his pass-rushing skills, Holliday accumulated 62.5 sacks, 599 tackles, and 9 forced fumbles over his career. He also had a knack for making plays in crucial situations, often coming up with big sacks or tackles for a loss.

Matt Turk

Matt Turk had a lengthy and successful career as a punter in the NFL. He entered the league in 1995 and went on to play for several teams throughout his career, including the Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Turk’s career achievements include being selected as a 1st-Team All Pro in 1996 as a member of the Redskins (now the Commanders) along with 3 Pro Bowl nods. He was known for his strong leg and ability to pin opposing teams deep in their own territory.

Additionally, Matt Turk was part of the Houston Texans’ inaugural season in 2002 and played a significant role in the team’s early years. He retired from the NFL in 2012 after a career that spanned 17 seasons, making him one of the NFL’s longest-tenured punters.

Turk Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Redskins)
  • Pro Bowl (Redskins)

Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson was drafted 27th overall by the Chiefs in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State. During his time with the Chiefs, Johnson earned two Pro Bowl selections in 2005 and 2006 and was named a First-Team All-Pro in 2005. In 2006, he set an NFL record with 416 carries in a single season.

Johnson was known for his powerful running style, agility, and ability to break tackles. He amassed over 6,000 rushing yards and scored 55 rushing touchdowns during his career.

Despite his on-field accomplishments, Johnson faced several off-field issues, including legal problems and suspensions, which ultimately impacted his career. After leaving the Chiefs, Johnson had brief stints with the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Football Team, and Miami Dolphins before exiting the NFL.

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