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Former Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70

Former Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70

Larry Little, the Dolphins Hall of Fame guard, is a hulk of a man at 6-foot-1, 265 pounds. He’s African-American with a deep voice. So you can understand why Little chuckles when he recalls tiny Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian, 5-foot-8 and balding, born in Cyprus to Armenian parents, and speaking English with an accent, doing an impersonation of Little.

“He used to get me upset because he liked imitating me,” Little said. “But he was a great person, a great teammate.”

Yepremian, a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1970s who was best-known for his memorable Super Bowl VII blunder, died Friday of brain cancer. He was 70.

According to Maritza Yepremian, Garo’s...