To follow Howard Twilley, we come to one of my all-time favorites: "Crash". QB-WR-TE-RB-LS-KH-DB-ST 1981-1992
James Christopher 'Crash' Jensen was an 11th Rd. pick out of Boston U. for the Miami Dolphins (and got #11), and he was drafted as a QB. He had actually been the Yankee Conference POY and had a starting record as a QB of 17-3-1 for the Terriers. However, David Woodley was here as the established starter (until he gave way to Danny 13), so it was obvious the Jensen would have to find another way to contribute.
So he did.
He never got to throw many passes, but he was 4-7 (57.1%) for 102 yards, 2 TDs and no Ints. His modest numbers are still a QB R of 141.4! He once caught a Marino lateral pass on a flea-flicker then turned and threw a 35 yard TD to Mark Duper against New England.
He filled in a few times as emergency halfback, and has 26 carries for 142 yards (a tremendous 5.5 yard per rush avg.).
He filled in when needed at WR and at TE, lining up in every receiver position. He is 9th all-time on Miami's receiving list, with 229 receptions, 2171 and 19 TDs. He once had a 12 reception 110 yard game against New England. He posted 58 receptions 5 TDs in '88 and 61 receptions and 6 TDs in '89. He caught Dan Marino's 200th TD pass.
He was everywhere we needed.
He was a Holder for FG units and Kickoffs.
Injury created a lack? He filled in at Long Snapper.
He played on some end-of-the-game Prevent teams as an extra DB.
He had a knack for making Special Teams tackles, which unfortunately were not as well documented by the NFL as they are now. He was voted the Dolphins Special Teams MVP in 1988.
The on-the-field adventures of Crash weren't limited to rushes, receptions and passes, however: He proposed to his soon-to-be wife at Halftime of a game in which he was playing. She was a Dolphins cheerleader at the time.
Beyond all of his contributions and key plays, it was his style that endeared him to fans. "Crash" was reckless intensity, and he is so respected by his peers that he was voted Team Unsung Hero (for the alum who never got the credit they deserved) in 2006, over the likes of Louis Oliver and OJ McDuffie, to name a few.
He spent his entire career with Miami, and 12 years in the league is quite an accomplishment on it's own.
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