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There are Red Raiders all over the NFL. Obviously, the most notable is Patrick Mahomes with the Kansas City Chiefs. Jordyn Brooks with the Seahawks is gaining some attention, carving out a starting role for himself on defense. Danny Amendola is still kicking in Detroit with the Lions.
There's no NFL team that has more than one Red Raider except the Miami Dolphins, and they have three.
Sam Eguavoen and Jakeem Grant both have impressive roles on the team and have been with the Dolphins for several seasons. The newest Red Raider Dolphin is running back DeAndre Washington, who joined the team at the NFL trade deadline earlier this week.
The Dolphins have a crowded running back room, but that doesn't mean that the the team's had much success finding a lead running back. Washington will have the opportunity to come in and compete for snaps.
Eguavoen has appeared in every game this season as a special teams player. He also plays linebacker, including playing more than 45 snaps on defense in a 24-0 win against the Jets.
The Dolphins' most prolific and tenured Red Raider is certainly Jakeem Grant, who is certainly making a name for himself in the NFL -- and the team's record book.
Grant has scored 10 touchdowns in the NFL, which might not sound like a lot since 2016, but five of those are return touchdowns. That number includes this record-breaking 88-yard punt return just this past Sunday.
Those five career return touchdowns is the Dolphins' franchise record for most in a career. Grant also holds the most career punt return TDs for the Dolphins, with three. He's also in 6th place all-time among Dolphins kick returners with 2,145 career kick return yards.