The Miami Dolphins will honor Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas this Sunday with induction into the team's Ring of Honor. The friends, brothers-in-law, and anchors to the Miami defenses of the 1990s and 2000s will rigghtfully share the stage together Sunday afternoon.http://www.thephinsider.com/2012/10/11/ ... g-of-honor
Throughout the late 1990s and the early 2000s, two players epitomized everything it was to be a member of the Miami Dolphins. These two players were the heart and soul of the defense, and were the heart and soul of the fan base. And, on Sunday, they will once again stand together and they are inducted into the team's Ring of Honor.
Zach Thomas spent 13 seasons playing linebacker in the NFL, 12 with the Miami Dolphins. During his career, he started 182 of the 184 games in which he appeared, recording 10.5 sacks, 17 interceptions, 16 forced fumbles, 8 fumbles recovered, 4 touchdowns (all interception returns), and 1,733 tackles. Thomas was named to seven Pro Bowls, as well as a five time First Team All Pro selection, and was selected as the AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1996.
Jason Taylor played defensive end and linebacker over fifteen NFL seasons, spending 13 seasons over three stints with the Dolphins. During his career, Taylor started 199 games over his career, appearing in an addition 34, recording 139.5 sacks, 8 interceptions, 46 forced fumbles, 29 fumble recoveries, 9 touchdowns (3 interceptions, 6 fumble returns - an NFL record), three safeties, and 777 tackles. Taylor was named to six Pro Bowls and was a four time First Team All Pro selection, as well as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and the Walter Payton Man of the Year winner in 2007.