Before 2018 free agency hit, the 49ers signed Daniel Kilgore to a new long-term deal. Just days later, they traded him to the Dolphins for a late round pick.
Kilgore was a cheap replacement for Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey, who joined the Los Angeles Chargers. The seven-year vet from Appalachian State instantly became a starter for the Dolphins, before suffering a week 4 injury that ended his season.
Not only has Daniel Kilgore worked his way back, he has even been named a captain of the young new-look Dolphins. On Friday he met with the media and reflected about being named a captain of the 2019 Miami Dolphins.
Daniel Kilgore on being named a captain:
“It’s a huge honor. I was a captain last year before the injury. To be voted on by your peers is a true honor. It’s not a job that I take lightly. I think it comes with a big responsibility and I’m ready for it, and get these guys ready to go on Sunday.
Whats the biggest thing you feel like the captain should do?
“Lead by example. I’m not like a big ‘rah, rah guy.’ I’m not going to stand in front everybody and give an emotional speech. I’m just going to do my job and come in with that attitude and get better.”
Is there any difference in leading such a young team?
“No. I’ll go about my business the same way I have for nine years. I go through the same routine. Be one of the first ones in and one of the last ones to leave. Well, not today. My daughter turns one (year old) tomorrow so I’m going to leave early today. (laughter) But no, it’s no different for me. (I’m) the same guy. The same responsibility – do my job.”
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