Standing side by side were two men who both played defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, but in different eras, which is why Manny Fernandez found himself looking up to Tim Bowens.
The 6-foot Fernandez played at 250 pounds in the 1970s and now weighs a svelte 205. The 6-foot-4 Bowens played at 325 pounds a decade ago and looks it.
''What makes you think the game has changed?'' Fernandez said with a laugh.
Fernandez and Bowens are among six former players to be inducted into the Dolphins' Walk of Fame, the team announced Wednesday. Joining them in a ceremony before Sunday's game against Jacksonville will be quarterbacks Earl Morrall and Don Strock, receiver Nat Moore and former defensive end A.J. Duhe.
Fernandez played with the Dolphins from 1968-75 and was a member of their Super Bowl championship teams in 1972 and 1973. Morrall (1972-76) also won Super Bowl rings, and Strock (1974-87), Moore (1974-86) and Duhe (1977-84) played on Super Bowl teams.
Bowens (1994-2004) helped ...