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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In attendance at Tuesday’s Miami Dolphins luncheon was a legacy of success, personified by some proud alumni, collided with hope for the future.

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CBS4 Sports anchor and Dolphin alum Kim Bokamper summed it up.

“I think like myself a lot of fans are really excited about the prospects for this football team,” Bokamper said.

Before a packed house of fans at Miami’s Intercontinental Hotel, the 2015 Dolphins paraded out to warm introductions.

The players were flanked by cheerleaders, all except top draft pick DaVonte Parker, asking the crowd “where’s mine?”

After watching a film touting the Dolphins proud history, defensive star Cameron Wake talked of breaking the team’s seven year playoff drought.

“Now is the time I believe for us to break through,” said Wake. “I really believe we have all of the pieces, so that this is the year. ”

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This season’s roster is loaded with talent and pizzazz.

Receiver Jarvis Landry made some flashy plays and wore sparkly shoes.

The Dolphins defense added sizzle with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

On the field he’s a monster, but in front of this crowd the shy superstar was not about to break out any dance moves.

By mingling with fans, Dolphins players got a true sense of the optimism created by their busy offseason.

Now all they need to do is blend that hope into a season that’s already guaranteed to mix in plenty of fond memories.

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“How great would it be,” asks Dolphins alum Nat Moore, “for the Dolphins in their 50th season to make the Super Bowl? And it’s the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl.”

Jim Berry