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Dolphins select DE Terrence Fede in seventh round

The Dolphins have a bunch (football term) of defensive ends on the roster to the point No. 3 overall selection Dion Jordan had trouble getting snaps last season.

Doesn't matter to Dennis Hickey as he just picked Marist College defensive end Terrence Fede in the seventh round today. This is Miami's final scheduled draft pick of 2014.

Fede is the first Marist player drafted into the NFL.

"I just made history at Marist college," he said. "This is a big day for Marist College."

Fede, 6-3 and 276 pounds, collected 25 1/2 sacks in his Pioneer League career. He is from Nyack, New York and is of Haitian background.

"I can transition my speed into power," Fede, "I think that's what the Dolphins like and that's what I like about my game."

Fede said he was waiting all day to be drafted, which was very important to him.

Fede was suspended from Marist in 2010 for violating team rules.

"It was a wakeup call to me," Fede said. "Me not having football ... It allowed me time to think. When I was back home, I was training and working at my craft to come back with a bang."

 

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