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One of the most recognizable Dolphins, Reggie Roby found his way into Dolphin fan hearts with his quiet demeanor, his trademark wristwatch and his thundering kicks. His tremendous career spanned 16 years (he was drafted in the same class as Dan Marino (1983), where he was a 6th Rd. selection out of Iowa. He had also been a draft choice of the Cincinnati Reds as a pitcher, and Miami never looked back. He set an NCAA record for a 49.8 yard average for Hawkeye's HC Hayden Frye in 1981, and he followed it up by leading the nation again with 48.1.
He never averaged under 40 yards in ANY NFL season, and led the league in average in 1991 with 45.7 per kick. His career average is 43.3.
Despite having 992 punts in his career, he had only 5 blocked.
He punted for 42951 yards, or more than 24 MILES.
He was a three-time Pro Bowler ('84, '89, '94) and two-time 1st Team All-Pro ('84, '94).
He logged punts of 77 (the longest in the league in '87) and 73 yards (the longest in '86).
He attempted one pass on a fake, and completed it for a 48 yard gain, when a member of Tampa Bay towards the end of his career.
"Thunderfoot" passed from this life on Feb. 22, 2005 (he was 44), and is survived by his wife Melissa and five children. His cousin Courtney Roby is a FA WR who has played for the Titans,Bengals, Colts and Saints.
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