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Miami Dolphins All-Time Top 100 Players: 89. Dwight Hollier

Dwight Hollier loved to hit people, an asset that served him well as the anchor of the Dolphin defense in 1993, and at each of the linebacker positions, playing in 122 games over eight seasons with the franchise.

Dwight Hollier started out his prep football career at Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Virginia, where the locals used to call him "Psycho."

``I had it on my license plate,`` Hollier said. ``But that`s something I`ve since tried to get away from.``

Hollier was drafted out of the University of North Carolina by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 1992 NFL Draft.

In his rookie season, Hollier made the squad out of training camp with impressive special teams play and on the field awareness. As originally quoted by Sun Sentinel Staff Writer Chris Lazzarino:

``I`ve got to make big plays on special teams,`` Hollier said, ``because you`re not going to get a whole lot of shots to play your position. You get those shots on special teams, so you`ve got to make the most of them.``

Due to an abdominal injury to incumbent starter John Offerdahl, Hollier was thrust into the starting lineup at the middle linebacker position starting in the December 6th game at San Fransisco, a game the Dolphins lost, 27-3. He would start through the season and the playoffs.

In 1993, Hollier would continue to impress right out of training camp, starting 10 and appearing in all 16 games, making a career high 94 tackles.

He was limited to 11 games in 1994, starting seven due to a torn posterior cruciate ligament of the left knee. He made his first career interception in week 16, against the Detroit Lions in a 27-20 victory.

Hollier returned in 1995, and played in every game for the next three seasons, starting 18 of the 48 contests.

After appearing in 15 games for the Dolphins in 1999, Hollier moved on to play for the Indianapolis Colts for one season before retiring.

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