The Miami Dolphins missed their first game of the season because of Hurricane Irma so I didn't find out until this past Sunday that field goal kicker Andrew Franks was let go from the team after two seasons.
The appearance of Andrew Franks was always my favorite part of any NFL game because of the incredulous reaction from the broadcast commentators whenever he appeared on the field. They would always say something like: "Andrew Franks from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute?!?"
That's right: Franks rose to the NFL from a Division III school sometimes described as the "oldest technological university in the English-speaking world." The recently-unemployed Franks will now have to fall back on his Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering.