The Miami Dolphins Alumni Association's Unsung Hero Award was established in 2004 to honor former Dolphins players who did not receive the recognition that he deserved during his playing days. In order to be nominated for the award, a retired player must have seen action in a minimum of four seasons during the allotted time period and not earn All Pro or Pro Bowl recognition.
This year, the nominees were players who saw action during the 2000-10 time period. Fans have the opportunity to select the final three nominees from the list on the attached link, with the Dolphins Alumni Association selecting the final winner.
Previous winners include quarterback Earl Morrall in 2004, running back Tony Nathan in 2005, wide receiver/tight end Jim Jensen in 2006, defensive tackle Manny Fernandez in 2007, running back Bernie Parmalee In 2008, quarterback Don Strock in 2009 and Shawn Wooden in 2010.