A native of Reserve, Louisiana, A.J. Duhe followed a legendary high school career by becoming one of the top players in the Southeastern Conference at LSU. In 1977, the Miami Dolphins selected Duhe with the 13 th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft and he did not disappoint, tallying 83 tackles and seven sacks to be named the 1977 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Duhe would play his entire eight-year professional career with the Dolphins as both a defensive end and linebacker, earning Pro Bowl honors in his final season of 1984. He is best remembered, however, for his performance in the 1982 AFC Championship game in the Orange Bowl against the New York Jets. In that game, Duhe snagged three interceptions, returning one 35 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal Miami’s 14-0 victory and a trip to Super Bowl XVII. In The Tank, A.J. shares his passion for food that may also come with a bit of individuality, recalls how tough Don Shula was, but also how much he respects the legendary Dolphins Head Coach, explains where he fit in among the Killer B’s Defense, and offers some marriage advice that only a man married 40 years can provide.
After turning down Harvard to walk on at Stanford, Greg Camarillo signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. While with the Chargers, Camarillo was relegated to special teams duties, however in 2007, former Chargers offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, took the helm in Miami and claimed Greg off of waivers. Camarillo caught just 8 passes for 160 yards that season, however one of those catches became the play that would define his seven-year NFL career. The Dolphins begin the ’07 season with 13 consecutive losses but on December 16, Miami quarterback Cleo Lemon connected with Camarillo on a 64-yard touchdown pass in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens, clinching the team’s first and only win of the season. In The Tank, Greg reflects on his game winning catch that has cemented his place in Dolphins history, sharing what led up to that moment and how that singular play has impacted the rest of his life. He also opens up about the difficulties of being traded, the importance of having a parking pass when entering Hard Rock Stadium on game day, being inspired by words of wisdom from Michael Jordan, and explains why he is a legend of O.J. McDuffie’s Grand Ghoul Halloween event.
Keith Jackson, a 2001 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, played for the University of Oklahoma from 1984 to 1987, twice earning consensus All-America honors, while also helping the Sooners earn a National Championship in 1985. Buddy Ryan and the Philadelphia Eagles made Jackson the 13 th overall selection in the 1988 NFL Draft and did not disappoint, being selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons in Philly. Jackson joined the Miami Dolphins on September 29, 1992, ending an extended holdout from the Eagles and becoming a pioneer in the National Football League’s free agency process. The All-Pro tight end wasted little time in becoming one of Dan Marino’s favorite targets, as well as a fan favorite, hauling in a 24-yard touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills just five days after he signed with Miami. In his three seasons with the Dolphins, Jackson tallied 146 receptions for 1,880 yards and 18 TDs and was selected to the Pro Bowl twice. During his visit in The Fish Tank, Jackson fondly reflects on his tenure in Miami, particularly his appreciation for Marino, while also discussing the challenges he faced with the Dolphins’ weekly weigh-ins, his efforts to help a young McDuffie manage his own expectations, and shares a poignant homage to the late, great Don Shula.