Manuel Jose Fernandez (born July 3, 1946 in Oakland, California) is a former American football player of Mexican American descent who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played in three Super Bowls for the Dolphins.
At San Lorenzo High School in San Lorenzo, California, he played football, wrestled, and threw the discus.
Next came Chabot Junior College before enrolling at Utah under head coach Mike Giddings. Fernandez wore number 65 at the Utah and was a 3-year letterman.