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Dolphins DC Kevin Coyle inspired by brother's 9/11 bravery

Coyle and his brother will reunite this weekend, as Miami travels to New York.


Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle is proud of his younger brother Harry, and it's easy to understand why. Harry was a firefighter in New York City on 9/11. Like many others, he rushed into the World Trade Center to try and save those in peril. Unlike many others, he was fortunate enough to survive. Kevin Coyle has told his brother's story to his defensive players in Miami.

"It's important to recognize what we do is fun, it's great," Coyle told the Florida Sun-Sentinel. "But there's a lot more true heroes out there in my opinion that we sometimes take for granted -- and we shouldn't."

The brothers will reunite once again this weekend as the Dolphins head to New York to play the Jets. Coyle visits New York every off-season to see his extended family. While there, he always makes time to visit the 9/11 memorial on Staten Island.

"You can stand in the middle of it, and if you look out it goes directly toward where the towers used to be," Coyle said. "You want to wake up, look over and see it back the way it used to be."

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