The Miami Dolphins signed fullback Jorvorskie Lane on Tuesday, filling up the team’s 90-player training camp roster. Lane, who is listed at 5-11, 277-pounds, has a connection with Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, who coached him during his tenure as Texas A&M.
Lane rushed for 2,090 yards on 461 carries, and scored 49 touchdowns for the Aggies. But most of his production came before Sherman’s arrival. Sherman moved Lane to fullback his senior season, and the Texas native gained 93 rushing yards and scored five touchdowns that season. Lane went undrafted and played the 2010 season in the Indoor Football League for the West Texas Roughnecks, where he compiled 326 all-purpose yards for 12 touchdowns.
Coach Joe Philbin said fullbacks won’t be a large part of Miami’s offensive package, especially with the presence of H-back Charles Clay. But it is clear the Dolphins didn’t want to go to training camp without one.