#Throwback Thursday: Jim Jensen

Tom DiPace/Associated Press

Tom DiPace/Associated Press

“I always asked him, ‘Coach, where you want me to go?’ during practice,” Jensen said.

When you talk about players who did everything in their power to get on the field, former Dolphins legend Jim Jensen immediately springs to mind.

Of course, he first came to mind because it seemed unusual for a guy who wore a No. 11 jersey to run the ball on third down. Or to throw himself at runners on special teams. But that’s what he did.

Jensen played quarterback at Boston University and was drafted by the Dolphins in the 11th round. But his future would not be at his college position. He would line up at receiver, running back and yes, he even threw a few passes, too. His career passer rating was 141.4 which would be an all-time record … if he had attempted more than seven passes. He completed four of them for two touchdowns.

He was a special-teams ace, too. “Crash” often became an adjective as he famously collided with kick returners, but it was how he was often referred to by the Dolphins fans.

Jensen played 12 years for the Dolphins from 1981-1992 and was the personification of a football player. (Tim Tebow could probably take a few pointers from this guy.)

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