Written by Matthew Cannata
When tight end Dustin Keller went down in preseason last year, many Miami Dolphins fans thought that the offense took a major blow and that there wasn't another tight end on the roster who could step up and fill the void.
All of those fans, including myself, were wrong after Charles Clay emerged as a legitimate threat on offense during the 2014 season. He became so much of a threat that when the Dolphins played the New England Patriots, head coach Bill Belichick had cornerback Aqib Talib shadow him throughout the game.
Clay had many great moments during the 2014 season, including a huge touchdown catch in the snow against the Pittsburgh Steelers to seal the victory. However, the catch that gained him the most recognition was when they played the San Diego Chargers on November 17, 2013. At the Chargers' 40-yard line, quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw a short pass to Clay, who then proceeded to run over numerous Chargers defenders en route to a touchdown.
That play was enough to be ranked 48th in the top 100 plays of the 2013 season by the NFL Network. The Dolphins, Clay and fans all over the world are hoping that he can continue his success in 2014 and have an even bigger season than 2013.