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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker Jordan Tripp seems determined to get the “A” for attitude award.

As a fifth round draft pick, he understands his role on the team.

“I see my role as doing whatever the coaches want me to do,” Tripp said. “Whether it’s special teams, getting reps at linebacker, whatever it may be.  They’re gonna give me opportunities and I’ve gotta be ready to maximize those opportunities.”

As a reserve linebacker, Tripp understands that his coaches know best.

“I feel the strongest position is wherever I’m at that week,” said Tripp. “To tell you the truth, I’ve played it all the way across the board.  Wherever the coaches have me is probably gonna be my strongest spot. They know what’s going on so I’m just gonna do what they tell me to do.”

But Tripp looks like more than just a loyal soldier.  The kid from Montana has shown that he can play.

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Tripp’s Johnny-on-the-spot nature has not gone unnoticed.

“I love his work ethic,” Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said. “The guy is one of the first guys in the building every day and one of the last guys to leave. I think he has a chance to contribute. He’s very smart, he studies his position, he’s very involved in special teams so I think he’s off to a good start.”

It may help that he comes from a long line of football players.

Tripp’s grandfather and father both played at Montana before Tripp became a standout who caught the Dolphins eye.

Playing and studying the game is in his blood.

“You can never over prepare,” said Tripp. “Coming into a game prepared and knowing your responsibility allows you to play full speed, 110 miles per hour and not worry about anything.”

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