June 27, 2017

Shown below are the two Miami Dolphin back-to-back Super Bowl rings awarded to the team during the 1972 and 1973 seasons:

Miami Dolphins Superbowl VII and Super Bowl VIII rings for Jim Kiick

In a classy and special gesture, made to a struggling teammate, former Dolphin players presented Jim Kiick with another Super Bowl ring.

Former Miami Dolphins running back Jim Kiick has been missing his championship ring from Super Bowl VIII for many years (the championship ring pictured on the right).

According to Barry Jackson, a writer for the newspaper The Miami Herald, the Dolphins organization and some of his former teammates stepped up in an attempt to fix this matter.

The Miami Dolphins gave Kiick a new Super Bowl ring a few weeks ago. However, the new championship ring turned out to be a replica of the Super Bowl VII ring, which the Kiick family still has (pictured on the left).

The Dolphin Super Bowl VII ring is considered very special, as it capped and celebrated the team’s undefeated 1972 season.

“It was nice to get it,” Kiick said. “Now I have two. The [Super Bowl] ring was more important than the money.”

Kiick spent most of his seven-year career with the Dolphins. He earned two Pro Bowls appearances in 1968 and 1969 and led the AFL with nine rushing touchdowns in 1969.

Kiick has been dealing with mental impairment and is in an assisted living facility. According to a recent Sports Illustrated story by S.L. Price, Kiick is struggling with dementia. However, Kiick disputed the severity of his situation as was written in the article.

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