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Dee Hart lands a tryout with Miami Dolphins, Joe Philbin impressed

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May 10, 2015


Next level Rams? It’s happening all across the NFL landscape.

Dee Hart is the latest in a long line of Colorado State football players to graduate into the NFL, with a shot at making the roster, as is the case for Hart in Miami.

The Miami Dolphins invited the former Rams and Alabama running back to camp for a tryout and he’s reportedly impressing head coach Joe Philbin.

“He is really doing some good things,” Philbin said in Jackson’s piece here (near the bottom).

Hart transferred to Colorado State after being booted from ‘Bama for alleged marijuana possession. With the Crimson Tide, Hart was mostly a special teams player in his first two seasons, getting 43 carries for 172 yards.

In Fort Collins, with former ‘Bama guy Jim McElwain as Rams head coach, Hart was able to prosper as the team’s top running back in 2014. Dee showed much heart, running with toughness up the gut and also able to bounce the ball outside and turn on the jets for scores. The phenomenal picture accompanying this piece shows the young man’s grit and determination, as he carried three defenders over the goal line.

Hart started 10 games, ran for 1,275 yards and 16 touchdowns for CSU which resulted in being named second-team All-Mountain West.

Without a doubt, Hart’s most memorable game came in the Rams’ romping of New Mexico. The junior rushed for 230 yards and five touchdowns, catching a touchdown pass as well to set a school-record with six scores in one game.

Of course, all that is history now. What matters is impressing the Dolphins coaches, which is apparently already happening. It all bodes well for Hart early on in the tryout process.

Next Level Rams

Offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo was drafted in the second round by the Denver Broncos, while quarterback Garrett Grayson was taken by the New Orleans Saints in the third round during the 2015 NFL Draft.

Post-Draft, Bernard Blake was given a tryout by the Green Bay Packers, Charles Lovett landed a tryout in New Orleans with Grayson and Mike Orakpo was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.

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