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Former UNLV Standout Shines in Miami Dolphins Camp

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Former UNLV Rebels CB Torry Mctyer is in training camp with the Miami Dolphins trying his best to find a landing spot in the NFL. Although it may seem like quite a long shot for him to make a Dolphins roster that seems loaded with options in the defensive backfield, that doesn’t seem to have swayed him from competing hard. In just the second day of camp, he grabbed the attention of the coaching staff by intercepting two passes, and had the one play not been stopped he would have taken it in for a defensive score.

Versatile Corner

UNLV defensive back Tory McTyer runs a Jackson State University interception back for a touchdown during their game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. UNLV won the game 63-13. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

Mctyer was a two-year starter with the Rebels and played exclusively on the outside. Now that he is getting his chance with the Miami Dolphins, their coaching staff believes in versatility. That being said, he will get plenty of reps in camp as a slot corner. The coaches thinking is if someone goes down, then the next man can step in and not miss a beat because of having the practice at the different positions. That was the case last season with the Miami Dolphins when rookie CB Xavien Howard went down early in the season, then toward the end of the season Byron Maxwell went down, hurting the Miami Dolphins chances of winning their first playoff game in 15 years. Bobby McCain, the Dolphins main slot corner, got a little banged up the other day in camp, giving Mctyer some extra reps to show the coaches that he belongs in this league.

Ready for Challenges

Torry understands that making the Miami Dolphins roster as an undrafted rookie free agent will be a challenge but he has already shown that he is up to that challenge. So even if he fails to crack the Dolphins 53 man roster, maybe he can show enough for another team to take a chance on him, or possibly even put him on their practice squad so he can stay in the NFL and continue to chase his dream. He is well on his way to making his dream become a reality.

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