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2014 Miami Dolphins Team Award Winners Announced

On Friday, the Miami Dolphins announced their team award winners. Two of the winners won’t come as a surprise, but one them might be.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill won the Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award. Defensive end Cameron Wake also took home the Don Shula Leadership Award and tackle Jason Fox claimed the Nat Moore Community Service Award.

This was the first time Tannehill won the Dan Marino Most Valuable Player Award, which was voted on by the South Florida media and the Dolphins organization. In 15 games this season, Tannehill has thrown for 3,786 yards, 26 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. His 67.0 completion percentage is on pace to be the second-highest in Miami Dolphins franchise history.

Wake won the Don Shula Leadership Award for the second straight season. The award is voted on by the Dolphins players. Wake became just the sixth player in franchise history to win the award in back-to-back seasons, joining Zach Thomas (1998-99), Derrick Rodgers (2000-01), Junior Seau (2003-04), Jason Taylor (2006-07) and Karlos Dansby (2010-11).

In his sixth season in the league Wake recorded 33 tackles (29 solo), 11.5 sacks, 18 quarterback hits, eight tackles for loss, and forced three fumbles. Because of his excellent season, Wake was named to his fourth Pro Bowl earlier this month.

In only his first season with the Dolphins, Fox was named the Nat Moore Community Service Award winner, which is given to the player who is recognized for his involvement in the South Florida community.  The annual winner of this award is chosen by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Fox, who played collegiately at the University of Miami, volunteered for more events than any other Dolphins player on the team. He became a regular face at community events throughout the season.

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