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Former Miami Dolphins Offensive Lineman Passes Away

Written by Tony Ghaul

Former NFL offensive lineman Ronnie Lee, who blocked for Earl Campbell in high school and Dan Marino in the NFL, has died at the age of 66.

A third-round draft pick of the Dolphins out of Baylor, Lee played tight end in his first four NFL seasons and started 37 games over his first four years in Miami.

After signing with the Falcons in 1983, Lee moved to the offensive line and played as a backup for 14 games. The next season he returned to the Dolphins and started a second stint in Miami. During the next six years with the Dolphins, Lee started 62 games at offensive tackle.

Lee signed with the Seahawks and played three more seasons. He started 21 games for them.

Lee was a high school teammate of NFL Hall of Fame RB Earl Campbell. He played on an undefeated Texas state championship team and was elected to the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame as well as the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame.

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