Sports

Mack Lamb, First Miami Native to Play for Dolphins, Dies at 66

In the world of professional sports it's a rarity when a hometown boy gets to play on his city's professional teams. Mack Lamb was the first Miami native to ever suit up in the aqua and orange and remained in the community ever since. He passed away recently at the age of 66.


Lamb was signed as a free agent by the 'Fins in 1967, the team's second season. He played 15 games with the team, including four starts.

Lamb had attended high school at Miami Booker T. Washington High School and attended college at Tennessee State.

Lamb was traded in 1969 to the Chargers for his former Booker T. teammate and future hall-of-famer Larry Little, though Lamb never suited up for the chargers.

No cause of death has been released, but funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Miami.

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Kyle Munzenrieder