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Local football player and his team receive special surprise from Miami Dolphins

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Local football player and his team receive special surprise from Miami Dolphins (WPEC)

A local football player and his team received a special donation from the Miami Dolphins Tuesday.

The donation comes at a time when their senior captain Miles Levine is in the hospital fighting everyday to get back on the field.

Levine's family and teammates said all the support is keeping him motivated.

“If I could switch places with him, I would, but I can’t,” Owen Levine said.

Owen is Miles Levine's older brother.

“Now it’s just him getting back and him getting 100 percent like he was,” Owen Levine said.

Miles Levine suffered a head injury Aug. 17 when he was tackled in the fourth quarter of a practice game.

“He is making a miraculous recovery," Owen Levine said. 'The doctors say they've never heard of it."

On Tuesday, Owen Levine and his sister Lily visited Spanish River High School for a special surprise from the Miami Dolphins.

The two accepted a framed Miami Dolphins jersey with Levine’s name and his football number nine.

The Dolphins also spoiled the team with new cleats and equipment.

“It’s crazy to think how many people are putting their time and effort in allowing my brother to get better and be there for him and giving him the love and support that he needs to get better,” Owen Levine said.

Just last Friday, Miles Levine received a surprise hospital visit from Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake.

Benny Alfonso, Miles Levine's best friend, said he knows these moments are making a difference.

“It’s huge and it keeps him motivated for sure,” Alfonso said.

Miles Levine's teammates and family know the road to recovery will be tough, but Owen Levine said his brother is a fighter.

“If you know him you know he is one of the strongest kids you will ever meet,” he said.

Owen Levine said his brother is expected to be released from the hospital on Friday.

He also said Miles Levine plans to attend the next home game in two weeks cheering on his team from the sideline.

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