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6. Larry Little

After two unremarkable seasons as a backup Guard with the San Diego Chargers, Larry Little was traded to the Miami Dolphins for Mack Lamb.  Little was not thrilled as the Dolphins were not particularly good at the time, but that feeling would quickly change as Miami was building something special.  As for the Chargers, Lamb never played for them. 

We guess we know who won this trade.

Now a starting Right Guard, Little was named an AFL All-Star in his first season in Miami, and from 1971 to 1975, he was a First Team All-Pro.  Little's work on the right side of the line, was a vital cog of the Dolphins back-to-back Super Bowls in the early '70s, and after his run of dominance ended during the first half of the '70s, he would still secure two Second Team All-Pro Selections in the second half of the decade.  Little retired in 1980, and he would be named to the 1970s All-Decade Team.  Again, who won this trade?

Little would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, and was enshrined to the Dolphins Honor Roll the same year.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Guard
  • Acquired: Traded from the San Diego Chargers for Mack Lamb before the 1969 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1980 Season.
  • Games Played: 159
  • Notable Statistics:

    152 Games Started
    5 Fumble Recoveries
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards
    128 Approximate Value

    12 Playoff Games
    1 Fumble Recovery
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (VII & VIII)
    First Team All-Pro (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1975)
    Second Team All-Pro (1977 & 1978)
    Pro Bowl (1971, 1972, 1973 & 1974)
    AFL All-Star (1969)

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