Jim Mandich dead at 62


Former Miami Dolphins player and radio analyst Jim Mandich has died of bile-duct cancer at age 62. Despite chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Mandich had been on the air for every Dolphins game in 2010.

Having played tight end for eight seasons for the Dolphins, Mandich finished his NFL career by playing one season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then he returned to Miami and found a new home behind the mic. Mandich hosted a sports talk show on WQAM-AM and was in the broadcast booth as color analyst for the Dolphins radio broadcasts 1992-2004 and 2007-2010.