Everyone knows that some of the best high school and college football in the nation is played right here in the state of Florida and over the years, many of the stars from those universities have gone on to play for the Dolphins. Whether it’s current Fins Brandon Marshall (UCF), Vernon Carey (Miami), or Channing Crowder (Florida); or some of the heroes of the past like Larry Little (Bethune-Cookman), Trace Armstrong (Florida), Terrell Buckley (FSU), and Woody Bennett (Miami), the in-state schools have always helped to stock the roster.
The state of Florida has always been known for producing elite NFL defensive backs from the in-state colleges. The University of Miami has sent Ed Reed, Antrel Rolle and the late Sean Taylor to the NFL. Florida has produced former Dolphin safety Louis Oliver and current Browns cornerback Joe Haden. Not to be outdone, FSU can boast of Deion Sanders and LeRoy Butler.