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Encyclopedia > O. J. McDuffie
O. J. McDuffie
Date of birth December 2, 1969 (1969-12-02) (age 37)
Place of birth Marion, Ohio
Position(s) Wide receiver
College Penn State
NFL Draft 1993 / Round 1/ Pick 25
Statistics
Team(s)
1993-2000 Miami Dolphins

Otis James McDuffie (born December 2, 1969 in Marion, Ohio) is a former NFLAmerican Football player who played wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins from 1993 to 2000. In college, McDuffie was an All-American at Penn State University. He was formerly a radio personality for WAXY, an AM sports radio station in South Florida. O.J. is the Father of one Son, Otis James McDuffie, Jr. (born 2002) is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Marion is a city in Marion County, Ohio, United States. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1993 NFL Draft // DE Michael Strahan 40th overall pick LB Chad Brown 44th overall pick DB Ray Buchanan 65th overall pick K Jason Elam 70th overall pick G Will Shields 74th overall pick NT Gilbert Brown 79th overall pick S John Lynch 82th overall pick FB Lorenzo Neal 89th... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Marion is a city in Marion County, Ohio, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Wax has traditionally referred to a substance that is secreted by bees (beeswax) and used by them in constructing their honeycombs. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

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Miami Dolphins

McDuffie was selected in the first round (25th pick overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft. He returned punts and was a reserve wide receiver before earning the starting spot for the Dolphins. During his formative years as a member of the Dolphins, McDuffie became known as Dan Marino's favorite receiver. His 415 career catches are fourth all-time in Dolphins history. In 1998, McDuffie caught 90 passes, leading the NFL in that category. He is the only Dolphin to achieve this feat. The 1993 NFL Draft // DE Michael Strahan 40th overall pick LB Chad Brown 44th overall pick DB Ray Buchanan 65th overall pick K Jason Elam 70th overall pick G Will Shields 74th overall pick NT Gilbert Brown 79th overall pick S John Lynch 82th overall pick FB Lorenzo Neal 89th... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


Dan Marino, during his retirement speech; singled out O.J., saying he was, "probably the toughest guy I've ever played with." McDuffie played his entire NFL career in Miami with the Dolphins, retiring in 2000 due to a severe toe injury.


Penn State

McDuffie played college football for legendary coach Joe Paterno at Penn State. He wore the number 24 for the Nittany Lions. He set many single-season and career receiving records, as well as all-purpose yard records. His performance in a Penn State Fiesta Bowl victory over Tennessee on January 1, 1992 garnered him the game's offensive MVP. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Joseph Vincent Paterno (born December 21, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York), nicknamed JoePa, is the head coach of Pennsylvania State Universitys college football team, a position he has held since 1966. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


McDuffie also played baseball while at Penn State. Baseball on the professional, amateur, and youth levels is popular in North America, Central America, parts of South America, parts of the Caribbean, and East Asia. ...


He earned a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State in 1992. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


High school

McDuffie attended Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio, excelling in football, basketball, track and field and baseball. He set Hawken's record for all-purpose yards with 7,302 in his high school career. In 1986, McDuffie returned an interception 108 yards, an unofficial Ohio state record [1]. During his senior year in 1987, he was named the A-AA Ohio Player of the year. For the 1987 high school football season, he scored 136 points (21 touchdowns) ahead of future professional football players Desmond Howard and Robert Smith [2]. Hawken School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school in Northeast Ohio. ... Gates Mills is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Several sports leagues honor their best player with an award called Player of the Year. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... Desmond Howard (born May 15, 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former American football wide receiver and kick returner in the NFL. He played for the Washington Redskins (1992-1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995), Green Bay Packers (1996, 1999), Oakland Raiders (1997-1998) and Detroit Lions (1999-2002). ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ...


His number 32 is retired at Hawken School, and the News-Herald named McDuffie the number 3 player of the 20th century in Northeast Ohio [3]. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... NASA image of Greater Cleveland and Lake Erie Greater Cleveland is a nickname for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio. ...


External links

  • About O.J. McDuffie on SportsTalk 790

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Larry Gordon (born July 8, 1954 in Monroe, Louisiana, died July 3, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a former American football linebacker who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. ... Kim Bokamper (born 1954) is a former American Football linebacker who played his entire nine year career with the National Football League Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1985. ... A.J. Duhe (born November 27, 1955) is an former american football linebacker who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1984 in the National Football League. ... Jon William Giesler (born December 23, 1956) is a former NFL offensive tackle who played ten seasons with the Miami Dolphins. ... Don McNeal (born May 6, 1958) is a former American professional football player who played defensive back for the Miami Dolphins in the 1980s. ... 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O. J. McDuffieTerry KirbyRonnie Bradford • Chris Gray • Robert O'Neal • David Merritt • Dwayne Gordon Terry Gayle Kirby (born January 20, 1970 in Hampton, Virginia), is a former American professional football player who played 10 seasons in the NFL from 1993-2002. ... Ronnie Bradford is a former American football player and the current special teams coach for the NFLs Denver Broncos. ... Christopher William Gray (born June 19, 1970 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an offensive guard for the Seattle Seahawks. ...


 
 

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