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Former Dolphin OJ McDuffie bowls perfect game

Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:58 am
Edited on: June 29, 2011 1:04 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

OJ McDuffie played nine seasons in the NFL, all with the Dolphins. In 1993, Miami drafted him in the first round (25th overall) out of Penn State, and when it was all said and done, McDuffie had 415 career catches, 5,074 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns.

It's been a decade since McDuffie last caught an NFL pass, but he's still in South Florida and, even at 41, he's still one of the best athletes in the room. We say this because Tuesday night, McDuffie bowled a perfect game at the AMF Lanes in Davie, Fla.

How do we know this? Because's Patrick Pfaff witnessed it in person.

"The alley was about to close and we look over at this large group and we see everyone watching one bowler as he enters his final frame," Pfaff told the Eye on Football blog in a exclusive. "He throws it down and gets a strike. The alley erupts, bells and whistles are going off -- he'd just bowled a 300.

"So naturally we want to go over and see who had bowled the perfect game, and its a short but muscular man wearing a shirt that says 'OJ McDuffie's 300 club,'" Pfaff said. "He's jumping up and down, obviously overjoyed, and that's when we realized it was Dolphins great OJ McDuffie."

Here's the video proof, too. (Warning: there's some naughty language so keep that in mind before you watch it at your cubicle with the volume blasting.)

A quick Google search shows that McDuffie isn't new to the sport -- his Catch 81 Foundation hosts an annual Strikes for Kids Bowling Tournament with the proceeds going to charity. As a side note, Chad Ochocinco might think about taking up bowling as an offseason hobby. It's safer than soccer or riding a bull, and the learning curve isn't quite so steep.

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Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 8:16 am

Former Dolphin OJ McDuffie bowls perfect game

It is a tainted 300, OJ played with the Bumpers up

Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:21 pm

Former Dolphin OJ McDuffie bowls perfect game

lol congrats to McDuffie, I'm kinna dissapointed tho that i didnt go that day 2 witness that. That bowling alley is 10 minutes from my house.

Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 10:47 pm

Former Dolphin OJ McDuffie bowls perfect game

Talk about a slow news day!!!

Since: Aug 29, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 5:30 pm

Former Dolphin OJ McDuffie bowls perfect game

As a bowling proprietor in Ohio and someone who has rolled 'several' perfect games .... CONGRATS to OJ McDuffie.
Also as a Cincinnati Bengals season ticket holder, can you give my Bengals any pointers either playing football or bowling !

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:36 pm

Former Dolphin OJ McDuffie bowls perfect game

Amanda apparently has no game and got beer framed in the third...

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