Darius Rucker – A Die-Hard Miami Dolphins Fan
If you are a fan of country music, then chances are you have heard of Darius Rucker. He is a Grammy Award-winning musician and an accomplished singer who made his debut in the country music genre more than a decade ago.
But what you may not know is that Rucker is a massive football fan, and he has been since he was a kid. He has a tattoo of the Dolphins’ emblem on his body, and has also written songs about his love for the team. He even fronted the band Hootie & the Blowfish and sang a hit song about how the Dolphins make him cry, and Dan Marino even guested on the track.
There are a lot of musicians who are devoted fans of their teams, but no one is as loyal to the Miami Dolphins as Rucker. He has sung at Dolphins games, and even hosted the Dolphins’ Hall of Fame induction party.
Besides the Dolphins, Rucker has a strong connection with the South Carolina Gamecocks. He supports their football team and has a golf tournament every year to raise money for youth golf programs.
The 56-year-old has been a die-hard fan for so long that he has even toured with the team, according to People. Whether tailgating or watching from home, he wears his favorite team’s gear.
He even partnered with the NFL and Fanatics in 2021 to create his own line of merchandise called the NFL x Darius Rucker Collection By Fanatics. The collection includes a wide variety of apparel for men and women. It features tops, bottoms and outerwear with the logos of all 32 teams.
When the team isn’t playing, you can find Rucker hanging out with his family at their Florida beach house or going on a vacation to Hawaii. He also enjoys golf and loves to go to the Masters every year.
His obsession with sports goes beyond just his hometown team; Rucker has always had a big love for golf and sports in general. He and his wife have been married for 20 years, and they have two children.
Although he may not be able to afford to live in Florida permanently, he has always tried to keep his passion for the Dolphins alive. He has even performed at the team’s Hall of Fame induction party, and he has a Dolphins logo tattooed on his body.
This is just the kind of loyalty that you’d expect from a celebrity. It’s one of the reasons why Rucker is a beloved country crossover artist.
That’s why we were surprised to learn that the singer recently praised his favorite coach, Don Shula, who passed away on Monday at the age of 90. It’s no secret that Shula was a legendary coach in the Dolphins’ history, and his passing was a major loss for the Dolphins community.
The Dolphins are 11-5 this season, and they look like they could be on their way to the playoffs if they can get quarterback Tua Tagovailoa back healthy. If he can do that, and if the rest of the Dolphins team plays as well as they did last week in the win over the Buffalo Bills, then this might be one of the best seasons for the Dolphins in their history.