Joe Rose (American football)

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Joe Rose
No. 80, 87
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-06-24) June 24, 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth: Marysville, California
Career information
College: University of California, Berkeley
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 7 / Pick: 185
Debuted in 1980
Last played in 1987
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 112
Receiving yards 1493
Touchdowns 13
Stats at NFL.com

Joseph Harold Rose (born June 24, 1957) is a former American football tight end who played six seasons for the Miami Dolphins from 1980 to 1985 and one game for the Los Angeles Rams in 1987 in the National Football League.

Football career[edit]

Rose played high school football at Marysville, Ca., where he led Northern California in reception yardage in his senior year. Rose played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was the hero of the 1979 Big Game between Cal and Stanford. He caught the game-winning touchdown pass, which was originally ruled incomplete but later changed (correctly) to a touchdown. He was drafted in the seventh round (185th overall pick) of the 1980 NFL Draft by the Dolphins. Rose's best season in the NFL came in 1983 where he made 29 receptions for 345 yards and 3 touchdowns. His career statistics were 112 receptions, for 1493 yards with 13 touchdown receptions. Rose is best known for catching Hall of Famer Dan Marino's first ever touchdown pass in 1983.

Broadcasting career[edit]

After retiring from football, Rose became a radio broadcaster in the Miami area on 560 WQAM AM. He was a vocal critic of former Dolphins head coach Nick Saban, calling him a liar. Rose is currently the color commentator on the Dolphins radio broadcast and sports anchor for NBC-6 in Miami, Florida. He lives in Davie, Florida.

Rose loves to play ping pong and won a local charity event with Derrick Pope from the Dolphins. He is known to admire Dwyane Wade.

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