Linam, No. 50, tackles a ball carrier, jaring the pigskin loose, during a game with the University of Central Florida Knights.

Atmore man’s son joins Miami Doplhins

Published 4:34pm Saturday, August 18, 2012

The son of an Atmore man signed a deal this week that officially makes him a Miami Dolphin.

Josh Linam, son of Atmore resident Kevin Linam, signed with the National Football League team Wednesday after being released from the San Diego Chargers.

Linam signed on with the Chargers as a free agent in May after graduating from the Universtiy of Central Florida, where he played middle linebacker for the school’s team, the Knights.

Linam was released after sustaining and injury during training camp, but after several days of communication with Miami, he official became a Dolphin Wednesday.

The move comes after Linam waited anxiously during the NFL draft to find out if his football career would continue past college.

“It was mayhem. It was crazy. It was nothing all day until right after the draft got over and then teams started calling,” Linam said. “Within a few minutes, I had to talk to my agent to try and make a deal with a team that was the best fit for me and where I had the best shot to make a roster. “

While the team he will play for has changed, Linam will be looking to leave his mark on the NFL in 2012.

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