Bob Griese had a storied history with the Miami Dolphins, manning the quarterback position with the team from 1967-1980. Over the course of his career, he threw for 25,092 yards and 192 touchdowns. Griese was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Certainly, this is a career that one dreams of as they are growing up playing football and it's only fitting that he is honored for all his accomplishments. This morning, that will happen as his hometown of Evansville, Indiana will formally rename a street near his high school stadium called Bob Griese Pass. A monument in his honor will also be unveiled.
During the ceremony, he will be joined by former teammate Nat Moore and Darrell Hazell, who is currently the head coach of Purdue. Purdue, of course, is where Griese played in college before the Dolphins selected him fourth overall in the 1967 NFL Draft.
Griese led the Dolphins to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances, including two Super Bowl victories (VII and VIII). He later worked as a television commentator for college football on ESPN on ABC. Since 2002, Griese has been an analyst of Miami Dolphins preseason TV broadcasts and in 2011, he joined the Dolphins Radio Broadcast team as a color commentator, replacing former teammate Jim Mandich.
We send our congratulations out to Griese and his family for this well-deserved honor.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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