By Lisa Johnson//@LJ1303
One of the great honors I had today was speaking to former Miami Dolphins wide receiver great, Nat Moore. Moore was the 78th pick in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft in 1974. Nat played for the Dolphins for 13 seasons from 1974 to 1986.
Today, Nat serves as Senior Vice President of Alumni Relations for the Dolphins. In 2011 the Dolphins introduced The Joe Robbie Alumni Walk of Fame, which honors former players not only for their achievements on the field but off as well.
This year, the Dolphins have announced it will add 6 players to the Walk of Fame. The last class to be inducted was 2014. It had been put on hold due to the new renovations of Hard Rock Stadium.
On July 10th the Dolphins announced the new 6 inductees. They are Hall of Fame defensive end Jason Taylor, wide receivers Mark Clayton and Mark “Super” Duper, aka the Marks brothers, linebacker John Offerdahl, safety Dick Anderson, and to finish it out, left tackle Jon Giesler.
While speaking with Moore, he lit up when the talk turned to Giesler. According to Moore, Giesler might have been the greatest left tackle in the game. Not taking anything away from tackle Richmond Webb., what not too many fans realize about Gielser, Moore said, is that he went 38 games without giving up a sack!
He is the only Dolphins player to do that. That was the same year that the Dolphins had the fewest number of sacks at 7.
This year’s inductees will all be part of Moore’s annual Alumni Weekend. The festivities get started on November 11, 2018 with a Golf Tournament at Miami Beach Golf Club. It will be followed up by a new event Saturday Night that Moore is excited about.
The first ever “White Party” of Alumni weekend will take place at Wynwood Walls in Miami, the country’s only outdoor street art museum. Rounding off the weekend, the 6 new Walk of Fame inductees with be honored during the December 2nd home game against the Buffalo Bills.
You can find the Walk of Fame outside the stadium and is a part of Joe Robbie Alumni Plaza.
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