6 Football Players who Played for Dolphins and Lions

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

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 Lions.

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh is an NFL defensive tackle known for his dominant presence on the field and his aggressive style of play. He played college football at the University of Nebraska, where he garnered numerous accolades and emerged as one of the most dominant defensive players in the nation.

Selected second overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL Draft, Suh made an immediate impact, winning the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Throughout his tenure with the Lions, he was consistently recognized as one of the top defensive linemen in the league, earning multiple Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections.

Suh later played for the Dolphins, Rams, Buccaneers, and Eagles. One of the team highlights of his career includes winning Super Bowl LV with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Suh Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Lions)
  • Pro Bowl (Lions, Dolphins)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Buccaneers)

Reggie Bush

Reggie Bush was selected second overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 2006 NFL Draft. Bush played a pivotal role in the Saints’ Super Bowl XLIV victory against the Indianapolis Colts. His career also included stints with the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, and Buffalo Bills.

While not often a traditional every-down back, Bush was known for his versatility and explosive playmaking in both the running and passing game. Bush accumulated over 9000 yards from scrimmage and 54 total touchdowns in his NFL career.

Bush Key Stats

  • 1000+ Yard Rushing Season (Dolphins, Lions)
  • Super Bowl Winner (Saints)

Joey Harrington

Joey Harrington was drafted by the Detroit Lions as the 3rd overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played for the Lions, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints during his NFL career, which spanned from 2002 to 2007.

Harrington’s career as a starting quarterback was marked by struggles and unfulfilled expectations. Over his six-year career, he threw for 14,693 yards, 79 touchdowns, and 85 interceptions, completing 56.1% of his passes.

While he showed glimpses of promise, Harrington was unable to establish himself as a consistent starting quarterback in the league.

Harrington Key Stats

  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Lions)

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola, a wide receiver and return specialist, had a career in the NFL that spanned from 2009 to 2021. He began as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys, but rose to fame with the New England Patriots (2013-2017), winning two Super Bowl titles with them.

Amendola also had stints with the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.

Over his career, Amendola recorded over 617 receptions for more than 6000 yards, with 24 receiving touchdowns. He also contributed to special teams with 1860 punt return yards and 3590 kick return yards.

Daunte Culpepper

Daunte Culpepper was selected 11th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Vikings, Culpepper was recognized for his arm strength and mobility.

Culpepper’s 2004 season with the Vikings was one of the most productive ever by a QB, as he set a single-season record for total yardage produced by a quarterback (5123 yards) and led the NFL in passing yards (4717). His performance earned him a Pro Bowl selection, one of three he would achieve in his career (2000, 2003, 2004).

His career took a downturn following a serious knee injury in 2005, and he then bounced around with several teams including the Dolphins, Raiders, and Lions. Despite these later challenges, Culpepper left a significant mark in the NFL, ending his career with 24,153 passing yards and 149 touchdowns.

Culpepper Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Vikings)
  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Vikings)

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.

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