The Miami Dolphins will honor the memory of Pro Football Hall of Fame center Jim Langer with a decal on their helmets this season.
The Dolphins will add the tribute decal with the initials “JJL” in honor of Langer, whose full name was James John Langer. He passed away Aug. 29 at the age of 71.
The decal will be the second this season for the Dolphins, who also will wear the initials “NAB” in honor of Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti. Born Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti, he passed away July 30 at the age of 78.
Langer played every offensive snap at center for the unbeaten 1972 team.
Langer spent 10 years with the Dolphins (1970-1979), earning first-team All-Pro honors four times and six selections to the Pro Bowl. He finished his career with two seasons with his home-state Minnesota Vikings.
Langer was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987, becoming the fourth Dolphins player to make it in his first season of eligibility. The others are quarterback Dan Marino, receiver Paul Warfield and defensive end Jason Taylor.
—Field Level Media