Former Miami Dolphins player and broadcaster Jim Mandich will be inducted into the team's Honor Roll on Sunday.
Mandich, who died in May after a lenghty battle with bile duct cancer, will be the 22nd member of the Dolphin Honor Roll. Previous inductees Don Shula, Dwight Stephenson, Larry Little, Nick Buoniconti, Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield and Bob Griese are expected to take part in the ceremonies at halftime of Sunday's Dolphins-Raiders game.
Fans attending the game will receive a commemorative T-shirt honoring Mandich, courtesy of Publix, while supplies last.
Mandich was a member of the 1972-73 17-0 team and earned two Super Bowl rings with the Dolphins. He became part of the radio broadcast team from 1992 to 2010. Mandich eventually left his popular talk show, but continued to broadcast Dolphins games this season with play-by-play man Jimmy Cefalo and analyst Joe Rose.
Mandich also hosted Tuesday meetings of the Miami Dolphins Touchdown Club throughout the season.
Diagnosed with bile-duct cancer early in 2010, Mandich's battle with the disease was the motivation behind the first Dolphins Cycling Challenge.
Mad Dog" led a lap around Sun Life Stadium to launch that first event, and the photograph of an ill Mandich giving a thumbs-up was the lasting image -- used as inspiration and plastered on every banner and handout associated with the Challenge.
"I am so glad that we are making this bigger and better, and it's going on for the second year, which will grow and grow and grow each and every year, in honor of my husband," said Bonnie Mandich.
Mandich's wife, Bonnie, and sons, Michael, Mark and Nick, will represent Mandich at the ceremony.Copyright © 2015, CT Now