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1984 MIAMI 
DOLPHIN MEDIA 

GUIDE 



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PRESEASON 

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Sat., Aug. 4 

INDIANAPOLIS 

REGULAR SEASON 

8:00 PM 

Sun., Sept. 9 

NEW ENGLAND 

1:00 PM 

Sun., Sept. 23 INDIANAPOLIS 

4:00 PM 

Sun., Oct. 14 

HOUSTON 

1:00 PM 

Sun., Oct. 28 

BUFFALO 

4:00 PM 

Sun., Nov. 11 

PHILADELPHIA 

1:00 PM « 

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Mon., Nov. 26 

N.Y. JETS 

9:00 PM 

Sun., Dec. 2 

L.A. RAIDERS 

4:00 PM 

Mon., Dec. 17 

DALLAS 

9:00 PM 


AJ1 Starting Times are Eastern Time 
Home Games: Aqua 



DAVID OVERSTREET 

(September 20, 1958 * June 24, 1984) 

For the third time in three years, the Miami Dolphins lost an important 
member of their football family. Last June 24, running back David 
Overstreet was killed in an automobile accident in Winona, Texas while 
traveling to his hometown in nearby Big Sandy. David had been the 
Dolphins’ number one draft choice in 1981, and had displayed his 
outstanding talent in his Miami debut season of 1983. That the life of 
another Dolphin player has been senselessly taken is a tragedy to be 
mourned by those who knew David or who appreciated his unique abilities 

This book and the Dolphins’ 1984 season is dedicated to the fond 
memory of David Overstreet. 


CREDITS 

The 1984 Miami Dolphin Media Guide was written and compiled by 
Chip Namias, Director of Publicity. 


Typing Assistance: Gayle Baden 
Photographers: Alan Schwartz, Dave Cross 
Typesetters: Donna and Ken Risch 
Printers: Brooks Graphics, Hollywood, Florida 


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1984 MEDIA GQIDF 

INDEX 


BIOGRAPHIES 

Administrative/Assistant Coaches/ 

Player Personnel/Football Staff. 

Donald F. Shula . 

Draft Choices. 

Free Agents... ’ 

Joseph Robbie. 

Veterans.* *, 

GAME-BYGAME 

All-Time Playoffs. 

1983 Regular Season. 

GENERAL ^ 

All-Time Draft . 

Club Directory. 

Covering the Dolphins. 

David Overstreet Memoriam. 

Dolphin Honors. 

Dolphin Name, 1984 Key Dates 

Dolphins On-The-Air. 

Historical Highlights. 

Media Information..*.*.*.*!** 

1984 Opponents. 

1984 Schedule. 

Orange Bowl. **’**’*' 

Origin of the Dolphins, Pronunciation Guide 

Retired Jersey. 

Trades... 

Travel Itinerary. 

Ticket Information. 

NFL “ 

Schedule . 

RESULTS ~ ~ 

All-Time Dolphin Won-Loss Record. 

All-Time Pre-Season Results. 

Dolphins vs. the NFL. 

Dolphins vs. the NFL (Pre-season) ..!. . 

Year-By-Year. 

ROSTERS 

All-Time Roster. 

Depth Chart. 

First-Year Roster. !!!..!.!.! 

Veterans Roster. 

STATISTICS 1 

Attendance. 

Dolphin Consecutives. 

Dolphins Since 1970 Merger!!!!!!!!!!!!‘ 

Dolphin Top Tens. 

Home and Away, Month-By-Mo nth .... 

Individual Records.. 

Last Time. ’ . 

1983 Dolphin Statistics. 

1983 Game-By-Game Offense, Defense’!!!!!! 

1983 Rushing, Receiving, Passing. 

Offense, Defense Year-By-Year.. . . . . 

Opponent Individual Records 

Opponents Longest Plays ...!!!!!!! . 

Opponent Team Records. !!!!!!!!!!!! 

Outstanding Performances. 

Prime Time Dolphins ......!!!!!!!!!! . 

Team Records. * . 

Ten Largest Margins. . 

Year-By-Year Leaders. !!!!!!!. 


-.11-23 
-.7-10 
- 90-97 
98-101 
... 4-6 
-29-89 


142-151 

132-141 


. 120-123 

.3 

. 198-199 

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. 163-165 

.24 

. 196-197 

. 110-116 

- *.26 

. 201-205 

Inside Front Cover 

.25 

.102 

.28 

. 117-119 

. 199-200 

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206-207 


,... 159 
161-162 
157-159 
... 160 
152-156 


. 107-109 

.103 

.106 

104-105 


175-176 
.... 167 

.27 

168-169 
.... 174 
177-185 
.... 166 
124-126 
127-128 
129-131 
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194-195 
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193-194 
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185-192 
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. -a ii r»M ia r i v r -j1 a i ttjrfan a a 

DOLPHIN DIRECTORY 


ADMINISTRATIVE 

4770 Biscayne Boulevard 
Suite 1440 
Miami, FL 33137 


TRAINING CAMP 

St Thomas University 
16400-D NW 32nd Avenue 
Miami, FL 33054 


Downtown Office — 

President. 

Vice-President. 

1= Exec. VP & Gen. Manager.. 

Corporate Secretary. 

Corporate Treasurer... 

Vice-President Special Projects 

and Business Affairs. 

Vice President Public Affairs. 

Secretary to the President. 

Assistant Secretary to the President. 

Secretary to VP & Gen. Mgr.... 

Traveling Secretary. 

Director of Publicity... 

Director of Sales... 

Director of Publications and Promotions .... 

Publicity and Sales. 

Controller.. 

Ticket Director. 

^sst Ticket Director. 

^cket Consultant. 

\iblic Relations Secretary. 

Bookkeeper . .7.. 

f' :i * Asst Bookkeeper .. 7... 

Librarian. 

Secretary..77... 1....... 

t Receptionist.7 YY . 7.7. 

Concessions Manager. 

Ticket Aides. 

Mail Clerk... . 


(305) 576-1000 

.Joseph Robbie 

■ • --*.Elizabeth L Robbie 

■ .J. Michael Robbie 

.Deborah R. Huggins 

.Timothy J. Robbie 

* * *.Donald J. Poss 

. Joseph K, Abrell 

.Mariam E. Kircher 

.. Roberta Lowe 

.Joan Buetel 

.Bryan Wiedmeter 

.Chip Namias 

.Frank Buetel 

.Robert Kearney 

. H.R. Homing 

.Howard F, Rieman 

.Steve Dangerfield 

.Mary Gallagher 

.Ross Paul 

.Gayle Baden 

.*-Doris L Young 

-.Mary Scharff 

.Ann Laliotes 

*.Marilyn Traitz 

.Mercedes Borazan 

. Bruce Beck 

.Mabel Booker. Carios Diaz, 

Gail Eidenire 
.-.. Carios Bouffartiguez 


Training Camp — (305) 625-6491 

Head Coach/Vtee President.. .7 ...Donald F. Shula 

Defensive Backs. Punting . Tom Keane 

Special Teams, Linebackers.Bob Matheson 

Offense, Offensive Line. Sandusky 

Run Defense, Defensive Line. Scarry 

..-...David Shula 

z5; ens . e * * * ...Chuck Studley 

Offensive Backs . Taseff 

Strength & Flexibility.Junior Wade 

Dir. of Pro Scouting & Administrative Asst.Charley Winner 

Dir. of Piayer Personne!. . T Connor 

Asst Dir. of Player Personnel .Ebert Dubenlon 

T ra ' n i r ..Robert Lundy 

Asst Trainer . Bill Davis 

Equipment Manager. Dan Dowe 

Equipment Aides.Bill Herman, Bob Monica 

“ na 9? r .A) King 

Secretaiy to Head Coach.Anne Rodriguez 

? ecreta 'y.Patricia Daley 

Secreta, y.Debbie Hardy 

College Area Scouts.Milt Davis, Mike Cartwright 

Team Physician Emeritus . Dr . Herbert W. Virgin Jr 

Team Physician.Dr. Char|es £ w 

Medical Consultant.Dr. Edward S( 


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Robb,e epitomizes this firm pursuit ^'"consistencies.” 

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seaso (7 pet ^^^^^ t unpr^d n ‘I 1 ® NR -crown. Theybejewek-d 
1 bought the Super Bowl record of ,7 ’ 0 that l97:> 

P ated as champions with a two v» ° ^ ,arni ’ and then the Dolphins 
f Robbie, 68, enters the wZT V ^ ° f 32 ' 2 ’ 
or excellence. As president and marT Wkb no * ess °f an insatiable demand 
anchise that has compiled a winn- 39 ' 09 9enera ' Partner, he administers 
since merging the American FooSn 9 percenta 9e of .700 in the 14 us.rs 
rootbalf League with the older NFL Onl> t*, . 

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r ..... d£,S^^ 1970, and to 

IV*. Robbie, a former South n,L. . , 9 mree strai 9 bt conference titles. 

parlayed cunning and persistence into'th 0 ^ 31 * 1 A J innea P°l‘s lawyer, 
reached the playoffs 10 times in*the lasMA^M 1 " 9 3 f ™ chise «« has 
Super Bowl four times. n me last 14 seasons and qualified for the 

respon^Mity'^b.TaS'Skfthe^are^h^ 1 ? » 6headcoachin 9 

team except Dallas and Pittsburgh h!t ch^lJ^ t°" OWed ’ ever / NFL 
more than 100 moves has topped Rnhh’ ,^ ec ^ coa > c ^ !es ' hut none of the 
ShuJa alliance was renewed in h983 extendin Robbf e- 

Of ail the plaudits accnmr! ^ e ndmg through the 1986 season. 
Robbie s persevering character more suited tha of th e Dolphins, none fit 

dere!op«| through "personal effort out C rf 9 hardlhip°' J,S£andin9 careers 

know aCut.-tobbS Mid fn acceptenc^ "V Wol j J ' d , cherisJl most of any I 
represents struggle and achS e ^it 3 J ( K° U ' d u be Ws one ’ to me 
been my opinion that the stnjgdeitedf fo d ^ r ,? U9h m 7 life ' 't has always 
as the ultimate achievement” <?ually important and rewarding 

the Orange C^mmittL\nd*i (S^ r9 L° n f fo ° tba " ''mposed by 
sentiment among AFL owners who pmS A?lalT‘ ?<Sg l 35 adwrse 
In 1965, a client Robbie met on a Flori^T 1 966 expansion. 

AFL expansion franchise for Philadebhla^^hh- ^ interested in an 
Commissioner Joe Foss, a dassma^TC Robbie inquired of AFL 
Dakota and a colleague in the state l4fs?a b turl Satmeani ^ reifyof ^ uth 

recalls. "He said there wou^b^^^ l L , ' t j 9at,0 f n in Philadelphia," Robbie 
but not for Philadelphia. 9 ^ chance °f getting a team for Miami, 

for the'franchi'^ 1 there Merest ShESg" 1 " Mami - & ' decided to apply 

since^69 C wh^ C s^jng t Q^ a t ^'g^^^ r ^' ^ornas, *ni he had known 
Memphis. That Lebanese co^itiWhen fiP'^ 0 0 ' 5 ofSt Jude ’ s Hospital in 
awarded an AFL franchise for a $7 5 ^Efee^ app,ication a " d was 

jto jte. Tlrestadlum^stwcnhird/empfyJnAos ^ " eVer intimid ^ d 
Dolphins averaged only 25,551 and 27J20 tofetSMld When 1,16 

IWt d^* COu< ^*'' forlVgames'and ITthe’r Id Wavera9eof 28.742 
Rohh d Par ^ ersh 'P bad secretly negotiated afranih' 0 " 6 meniber of the : 
?° bb ' e recruited five Miami iniest^ Jk ^u 6 move t0 Seattle. 

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jwl’ai’th S3 SSteS’S"' he •“ lor s | 

Csonka and Moms and had traded for R 6 ^° pdlns bac * drafted Qriese 

field leadership was the missing etemfnt° n,C ° ntl ’ Uttle and Warfie,d - On’ j j 

Dolphins were tan*med froTsw^ d 3 ' Immediately in 1970, the 
qualifiers. RobbiesfaithTonceapathl^“ nd ffevers to ^-4 playoff 
fanabcal support. There was an NR.records or, 0rida Was rewar ded Mth 
9n^ ^ ° 22 consecutive sellouts while thi’i^i w aSon Uckets in >973 

ssrrs- over washin9t ° n ** ^m madehisto,ywi,h j 

Miami Herald^>ublishe?D?ck Caiii 1 n ° rida owes a lot to Joe Robbie " i 
!£° ‘°° k sub^ntial 6 ^hSSS^ 19 ^“^ U 

franchise in the old American Fnoth^N i d par,a y ed an expansion ? f I 

operations in major-league swrts League into one of the top 1 J, 

Don Shula, one of pro football’s most admired^ R ? bbie wbo recruited ’ 1 
community today because he brought'SK dK*- We f« 3 better t - 
Robbie had been obsessed with th , r Ph here ,n 1 966." , 11 

prolific Pulitizer Prize-winning ai^hor ^ a A cha mpi° nship team, as the I, 

Sports in America.” Michener Wote: A ' Mlchener described it in !!. 


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A "TJl® majority of owners I have met are like Joe Robbie of Miami real 
devotees, men and women to whom the building of a respectablTteam 
becomes a passion, and they add luster to the sorting scene , ? 
end, they are willing to make extraordinary sacrifices in order to build a 
winner, and their loyalty to their team often exceeds that of their players " 

The <0 Dol .P hins ’ through Robbie's adroit management, have direrto^ 
some $2 million to charitable organizations in the community that suDnnn^ 
them. Robbie also involves himself personally in many civicendeavors H* 
is currently serving on the Public Health Trust for Jackson Xm ^ 

chiMrcn ' s h “p*»' •«< is. h j3 

ch *™ °l“* St m /. 

His managerial ability is recognized by NFL colleagues when twica h» 
has been elected to serve on the six-member Executive CommitteTof the 

R«o M „“r m T«' e , Co “ na '' - d h ' ■**“« afTsS: 

... 'If was Presented the prestigious Timmie Award from the Touchdown 
Llub of Washington in 1974 for the “extraordinary achievement" bvZ 
Dolphins over a four-year period (54-1M) through three Super 
"i o?o 3 u an £ e 1‘ Robb,e s credits include Pro Football Executive of thf* Vp a ? 
vvhihnF 6 ^ M land Athletic Club ' Football Man of the YearinlS 
i and the Mmuteme n Club of the Twin Cities and 
Football Father of the Year in 1976 by Pop Warner Junior League Fatten 

More recently, he was elected to the South Dakota Sportswriters Hall of 
Fame and received the C.H.I.E.F. Award from the Indercndent rtn? f 
and Universities of Florida, the Human^ASSi'^^Sftg 

c^L of s^sX^ ami ’ and ** Good SmnA ™ d 

J 7.2-million arena aUife alma^ater,'the^niversity^of^uS^3akota°v4i?ch 

Sn S Into th^Tchool^HdfopFame. 0 ^ *~ aWS c ' e 9 ree ln 1 ^79 ar| d inducted 

He may be the only person ever elected student body president of two 
colleges Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen S D and ihp 

^rudentF, d f S r Uth Dak ? ta in Vermillion. He founded the South Dakota 
d || rab ° n consisting of the student governments of all of South 

- jkot f s colle ges and universities, and he served as its president both 
\ears he was student president at Northern and USD 

A gifted extemporaneous speaker, he won the National Discussion 
ASSESS 'n Chicago in 1940 and earned his law degree from 
\Wd S i J 9 u 46 ' Hlsed ocation was interrupted by Navy duty during 

Pacific Sons ^ Br0nZe Star for his part ' n fiva Soutb 

- S3w SK 7 ' loa'o 6Sisseton ’ S - D ‘ He and his wife Elizabeth, 
orned December 28, 1942, have raised 11 children. Robbie first 

Ph ,aW IP S,D * ( 1946 '51) when he served as Democratic 

^mHvhadn'iS,t St3te f?i'5 at0r and J950 gubenatorial candidate. His 
wSS r children when he moved to Minneapolis in 1951 to 

\?°'Td a , ? OUnSel ° ffice of Pr| ce Stabilization, and later he 

- ^cted a four-state area with 500 employees. 

-nirrafc- 3 charter^member of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Planning 
.mmission, and he drafted the law which created the Minnesota 
umcipal Commission, for which he was chairman from 1959 to 1965 

. 1 ? 6bl after 20 y ear s as a lawyer, that Joseph Robbie 
r “ought pro football to Miami. 



DONALD F. SHULA 

_VICE-PRESIDENT, HEAD COACH 



Don Shula would measure a coach’s success by yardsticks other than 
victories and championships, although he has miles of achievements in 
those ways. Of greater importance to pro football's most celebrated winner 
is something intangible. What matters most is one’s integrity as a 
competitor. 

"if r m remembered for anything as a coach," Shula says, "1 hope it’s for 
playing within the rules. I also hope it will be said that my teams showed 
class and dignity in victory or defeat” 

He has assured his place among the giants of the National Football 
League by being the only coach to reach the Super Bowl three straight 
years and the youngest coach to win 100 games. His career winning 
percentage of .709 is the best among the NFL’s all-time 10 top winners. 

Shula has become to coaching what his unbeaten 1972 Miami Dolphins 
are to team accomplishment: the standard of excellence by which all 
others are measured. 

But there is an intriguing footnote to the record Shula has carved in his 
21 years of pacing the NFL sidelines. This statistic speaks volumes about 
his coaching ability and his style - the Dolphins have been the least- 
penalized team in the NFL during Shula’s 14 seasons in Miami. 

"We never let an error go unchallenged,” says Shula, who drills for 
precision in every practice. "Uncorrected errors will multiply. Someone 
once asked me if there wasn’t benefit in overlooking one small flaw. I asked 
him, What is a small flaw? " 

Shula was voted Coach of the Decade for the 1970s by the Pro Football 
Hall of Fame’s 25-member selection committee, and his Dolphins have 
reached the playoffs three more times in the 1980s. He marches into 1984 
with a record of 226-91-6 and a strong chance of rising to No. 3 on the all- 
time victory list. 

f u * timate " achievement was the NFL’s first unbeaten, untied record 
° f ; u? 972 “* in onI y the third season of Shula's transformation of the 
Dolphins from a struggling American Football League franchise to an NFL 
power. His incredible two-year record of 32-2 including Super Bowl 
conquests in 1972 and 1973 probably will never be surpassed. 

Maybe because Shula never regarded an unbeaten season as impos¬ 
sible, the feat became a reality. 

At the beginning of the season, you don’t say to yourself, ’We can’t win 
every football game,’ ” he says. "I believe you go out every day trying to wjn 
and every week trying to win. You set a goal to be the best, and then you 


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work hard every hour of every day, striving to reach that goal. If you all™ 
yourself to settle for anything less than Number One, then you are cheat! 
yourself. J taring 

With teams in Baltimore and Miami, Shula has built five unbeat» 
streaks of 10 or more games, and no other coach has more than two in 
Ic'of Stre f r ^f' u- ls 12 J? ercent winning mark in 14 seasons in Miami ( 15 \ 
to^l 2 969 ” 6 S hlS 72 ' 8 perCent success in Baltimore (73-264) from 1963 

By winning the AFC East title in 1983, the Dolphins have either won or 
shared first place in the division 11 times in the 14 years under Shula ana 
have cached the playoffs 10 times. His Dolphins have been almost 
invincible at the Orange Bowl with an 89-20-1 record (81.4 %),including an 
NFL-record 31-game winning streak at home from 1971 to 1974 2 
gam^s^ 6 8 ^ mes * n 21 seasons, Shuia’s teams have won at least 10 

Siula, 54, has made a mark on the game as an innovator of defensive 
complexities and situational substitutions, and he has a reputation as a 
Ce f in| y' other coaches can develop brilliant strategy and 
exhort their players to perform at peak. But Shula seems to surpass others 
in his skill as a teacher. iers 

“The important thing is not what Don Shula knows or what anv of mv 
assistant coaches know, Shula says. "The important thing is that we can 
transmit to the people we re responsible for. They're going to be tested 
Sunday afternoon, and the fact that we win on Sunday afternoon indicates 

^nsmitlnfoSn;" 9 ‘° them ’ ™ at ’ S What C ° aching is ~ 016 abilit y 

Twice with the Dolphins, in 1970 and 1977, Shula has deployed five 
rookies in the starting defense and won 10 of 14 games each season. Aid 
for those exigencies brought on by injuries to his starting quarterback 
Shula has more solutions. Backup quarterbacks for the Dolphins have a 

27-7-1 record under Shula since 1970. 

a w "l , }ing attitude in preseason success which reads 83-24- 

4 (76 %) including 32*4-1 at Baltimore and 51-203 at Miami. 

■ '-’f 61 ? the youngest head coach, 33, in NFLhistory when the Colts 

DenSl r™ ' n 1 9 1 3 af M r Mra Ula u t 2- ree years as defensive coordinator of the 
1968 afieM ? p and ?? i NFLl ** Colts re ? c l hed the title game in 1964 and 
1968 after 12-2 and 13-1 campaigns, and the 1967 Colts posted an 11-1-2 
record. Those three powerhouse teams averaged scoring almost 30 points 
per game. r 

. Shula’s resourcefulness is best documented in 1965 when injuries 
T^'m h CO ^ uaderda cks John Onitasand Garry Cuozzo,and halfback 
Tom Matte wore the playbook on his wnstband and directed a 20-17 
upset at Los Angeles. 

Shula transformed a 3*10*1 Dolphin team into a playoff qualifier his first 
season in Miami and laid the foundation fora perennial contender. In 1971 
the Dolphins won their first of four consecutive AFC East titles, and on 
Chnstmas Day in Kansas City, the NFL’s longest game (82 minutes, 40 
seconds) ended with Garo Yepremian’s winning 37-yard field goal in the 
second overtime. A week later, the Dolphins stymied the Unitas-ied Colts 
21-0 on the same Poly-Turf where Baltimore had won Super Bowl Vthe 
previous January. r 

Dethroning the Colts launched the Dolphins to three consecutive AFC 
championships — a feat unequalled in either conference since the 1970 
{i?n? e icu Ut , a dis fPP oi ? tin 9 24-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl 
VI tilled Shula and his players with greater drive, and in 1972, the Dolphins 
attracted headlines as the ‘Greatest Team Ever.” 

i cv 7 o U ^ a da !™ ed 38-year-old Earl Morrall from the waiver list in April, 
1972 recalling Morralls leadership of the 1968 Colts. When quarterback 
Bob Gnese suffered.a broken ankle in the fifth game, Morrall took charge 
/ooln stra !2 ht whiles. The Dolphins rewrote the NFL rushing record 
00 yards), and with a regular-season record of 105-30-5, Shula became 
the first NFL coach to win 100 games in his first decade. Later in his career, 
he was to accomplish the even more impressive feat of winninq 200 games 
in his first 20 seasons as an NFL boss. 

un ^ eaten Dolphins were three-point underdogs to the 
Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. Shula elected to go with a healthy 
Gnese, and the Dolphins dominated the Redskins 14-7 for the coach’s first 
NFL crown. 

No less impressive were the 1973 Dolphins, losing only twice in 17 

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games. The Dolphins set a modem NFL record by allowing only 1,290 
yards passing and only five touchdown passes, and they overwhelmed 
three playoff opponents, 85-33, including a 24-7 rout of the Minnesota 
Vikings in Super Bowl VIII. 

Another three-game surge in the playoffs, this time a 76-26 blitz, earned 
the AFC championship in the strike-shortened 1982 season and landed 
the Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII. Miami held a four-point lead in the fourth 
quarter before Washington broke a long touchdown run that sparked a 27- 
17 Redskin victory. 

Donald Francis Shula was bom January 4, 1940 in Grand River, Ohio, 
and raised in Painesville, Ohio. He was a running back at John Carroll 
University in Cleveland, and in 1950, he gained 125 yards when the Blue 
Streaks upset Syracuse, 21-15. 

Shula was the lone rookie on Coach Paul Brown’s defending NFL 
champion Cleveland Browns in 1951 (until Shuia’s college teammate Carl 
Taseff joined the Browns at mid sea son). Shula and Taseff were involved in 
the largest trade in modem NFLhistory, a 15-player deal with Baltimore in 
1953, and Shula played four seasons with the Colts (1953-56) and one 
season at Washington (1957) at right comerback. He had 21 career 
interceptions for 247 yards. 

Shula entered the coaching ranks with an assistant’s job at Virginia 
(1958) and Kentucky (1959), and he joined the NFL’s Detroit Lions in 
1960 under Coach George Wilson — a man he later replaced in Miami. 
The Lions posted a 26-13-1 record with Shula as the defensive coordinator. 

“Ive tried to learn from all and copy none,” Shula says. “Everyone 1 
played or coached under were different types, and I learned from them 
while still being myself. I’ve never gone out and tried to be Paul Brown or 
Blanton Collier or George Wilson. They satisfied my great thirst for 
knowledge, my searching and looking to find out the what, the how, and the 
why. I tried to take all the things I’ve been exposed to, and if I can 
incorporate them into the framework of Don Shula, that’s fine. 

In 1963, Shula succeeded Weeb Ewbankas head coach at Baltimore, 
and in the 21 seasons which have followed, he has reached the NFL’s 
championship game six times with two victories. 

Today, he takes an active role in NFL leadership, serving since 1975 on 
the select NFL Competition Committee which evaluates and recommends 
changes in playing rules. Improved safety in pro football has also been a 
major concern of this committee. 

Shula especially values his family life and his Catholic faith. He and the 
former Dorothy Bartish have been married 26 years (7/19/58) and have 
raised five children — two boys and three girls. Oldest son David, 25, and 
his wife Leslie presented the Shulas with a grandson in 1983. 

David Shula, a 1982 late-season addition to the Dolphin coaching staff, 
had broken all pass receiving records at Dartmouth and had played for 
Baltimore in 1981. Younger brother Michael, an all-state quarterback at 
Columbus High who led the Explorers to the state final in 1982, is a 
sophomore quarterback at Alabama. 

The Shulas oldest daughter, Donna, became a bride in 1984. Sharon is 
a law student at Florida State University, and Annie attends Barry University 
in North Miami. 

















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1965 

1966 

1967 


SHOLA’S 21-YEAR RECORD 




1968 

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1969 

Baltimore 

1970 

Miami... 

1971 

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1972 

“Miami... 

1973 

“Mami... 

1974 

Miami... 

1975 

Miami.., 

1976 

Miami... 

1977 

Mami.... 

1978 

Miami.... 

1979 

Miami.... 

1980 

Miami.... 

1981 

Miami.... 

1982 

•Miami.... 

1983 

Miami.... 

*NFL runner-up ** 


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2 

0 

I 

0 

1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 


PCT. 
.571 
.857 
.769 
.643 
.917 
.929 
.615 
.714 
.769 
1.000 
.857 
.786 
.714 
.429 
.714 
.688 
.625 
.500 
.719 
.777 
.750 


FINISH 

3rd, NFL West ConfT 
1st, NFL West Conf. 
T-l st, NFL West Conf. 
2nd, NFL West Conf. 
T-Ist, NFL Coastal 
1st, NFL Coastal 
2nd, NFL Coastal 
2nd, AFC East 
1st, AFC East 
1st, AFC East 
1st. AFC East 
1 st, AAFC East 
T-lst, AFC East 
3rd, AFC East 
T-lst, AFC East 
T-lst, AFC East 
1st, AFC East 
3rd, AFC East 
1st, AFC East 
1st, AFC East 
1st, AFC East 


Baltimore Total. 71 

Miami Total. 

21-YEAR TOTAL. . . .. 213 


REGULAR season 

PCT. 

.745 
.711 
.722 


ALL GAMES 


23 

57 

80 


73 26 

153 65 

226 91 


T PCT, 

4 .728 
2 .700 
6 .709 


NFL ACTIVE COAPHfc 


COACH 
Tom Landry 
Don ShuJa 
*Bud Grant 
Chuck Noll 
Chuck Knox 
Don Coryell 
Bum Phillips 
Forrest Gregg 
Monte Clark 
Sam Rutigiiano 
Tom Flores 
Bill Walsh 
Jim Hanifan 
Joe Gibbs 
Dan Reeves 
Marion Campbell 
Ron Meyer 
Mike Ditka 
Frank Kush 
John Robinson 
Kay Stephenson 
Dan Henning 
Joe Walton 
John Mackovic 
Bill Parcelis 


years teams 
24 Dallas 
21 Bait, Miami 
17 Minnesota 
15 Pittsburgh 
11 Rams, Buf., Sea. 

11 St L, San Diego 
9 Houston, N.O. 
Clev., Cin. 

S.F., Detroit 
Cleveland 
L.A. Raiders 
San Francisco 
St Louis 
Washington 
Denver 
Atl., Phila. 

New England 
Chicago 
Baltimore 


REGULAR 

SEASON 

w L T PCT. 


7 
7 
6 
5 
5 
4 
3 
3 
3 
2 
2 
2 

I LA. Rams 
1 Buffalo 
1 Atlanta 
I N.Y.Jets 
1 Kansas City 
1 N.Y. Giants 


214 119 
213 80 
151 87 

133 81 
100 58 
95 59 
71 60 

50 48 
47 56 

46 43 

47 36 
34 39 
25 31 
30 11 
21 20 


30 

12 

14 

17 

7 

8 
9 
9 

10 

12 


6 .640 
6 .722 
5 .632 
I .621 
1 .632 
1 .616 
0 .542 
0 .510 
0 .456 
0 .517 
0 .644 
0 .466 
1 .447 
0 .732 
.512 
.268 
.520 
.440 
.300 
.562 


CAREER 

w L T PCT. 


234 134 
226 91 
161 99 
147 87 
106 66 
98 65 


6 .634 
6 .709 
6 .617 
1 .628 
1 .616 
1 .601 


•Retired following 1983 season 


0 
0 
0 
0 
1 

0 

0 .500 
0 .438 
0 .438 
0 .375 
1 .219 


75 

63 

0 .543 

52 

50 

0 .510 

47 

58 

0 .448 

46 

45 

0 .505 

55 

27 

0 .671 

38 

40 

0 .487 

25 

32 

1 .440 

36 

12 

0 .750 

21 

21 

0 .500 

11 

30 

0 .268 

13 

13 

0 .500 

11 

14 

0 .440 

7 

17 

1 .300 

10 

8 

0 .556 

8 

8 

0 .500 

7 

9 

0 .438 

7 

9 

0 .438 

3 

12 

1 .219 

3 

12 

1 .219 


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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFl 
J. MICHAEL ROBBIE 


Executive Vice President 
and General Manager 

11th NFL Season, 11th with Dolphins 
Born: January 6, 1948 


Entering his seventh year as the Dolphins’ Executive Vice-President and 
ueneral Manager, Mike Robbie is responsible for the overall operation of 
the team s front office. His duties encompass ail aspects of club operations 
from contract negotiations to financial management 
Robbie s initial endeavors for the Dolphins came when he served in the 
team s ticket department from 1971-75, including two seasons as Ticket 
Director. He then took a three-year leave of absence to obtain his law 
degree from the University of South Dakota. He returned to South Florida 
and in October, 1978, was named to his current position. Robbie’s ieqai 
training and business background, coupled with his earlier "grassroots” 
experience in the Dolphin organization laid solid groundwork for his 
successful entrance as the team’s day-to-day administrator. 

Included among his Dolphin projects has been the implementation of a 
computer system for all club operations from ticket accounts to scoutinq 
In^addifion, Robbie has represented the Dolphins at NFL meetings since 

Robbie earned both his Juris Doctor and M.B.A. degrees from the 
University of South Dakota, and he has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineerinq 
from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the South Dakota 
c*uVf , urth oldest of 11 Robbie children, he is a native of Mitchell 
bouth Dakota and a graduate of Minneapolis’ De LaSalle High School. ’ 
Mike and his wife Dwyn live in Miami Shores. 


DONALD POSS 



Wee-President 
Hanning and 
Special Projects 

2nd NFL Season, 2nd with Dolphins 
Bom: October 16, 1932 


tl e ® nters his second season of involvement with the Miami Dolphins 
R^hhio - P ° S f C0l ? tinues to work very closely with team owner Joseph 
Florida ° PanS f ° r 3 propose<:i new multi-purpose stadium for South 

S ss cert ?! nl y h * s the credentials to undertake this project. He was the 
chief executive officer of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission 
which supervised the design, financing, and building of the Metrodome 
Stadium in Mnneapolis. During the five years that Poss served with the 
Commission, he negotiated and managed all major contracts which 
resulted in completing the Metrodome on time and within budget 
For 17 years, Poss was a Mnneapolis surburban city engineer and city 

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Don and his wife Ann have three children, Vicki, Susan and Dan. 


JOE ABRELL 



Vice President- 
Public Affairs 

1st NFL Season, 1st with Dolphins 
Born: July 24, 1934 


On July 6, 1984, Joe Abrell was named to the position of Vice 
C U k' C ^° r t ^ e Miami Dolphins. In that capacity, Abrell 
wil be directly responsible for all informational aspects of the Dolphins as 

Stadium CO ° r ^ natin ^ mar ^ etin 9 an ^ sales for the proposed Dolphin 

r ,n A 0inin . g his position of Director of Public Affairs 

for M,amfs WTVJ-TV (CBS) where he also hosted and was 
producer of the highly successful Montage” magazine show. Abrell had 
assumed his public affairs post in 1972after serving three years as Channel 
ihS ^ ^ ing his position at WTVJ. Abrell began law 

1976 > and has **en admitted to the 
Florida and Distnct of Columbia bars. 

Following his graduation from Indiana University with a deqree in 
“f and J° urna Iism, Abrell served as a reporter for the Terre Haute 
A* *U tar before ^f comin 9 a correspondent for Newsweek Magazine 
After three years at Newsweek, he joined WTVJ as Directorof Special News 

ffnT JH I 963 u Fr ° m 1 5 6 l 5 ' 66 ’ AbreI1 was a CBS bellow at Columbia 
University where he earned his masters degree in political history. 

Joe and his wife Judy live in Miami. Daughter Lisa is a Miami money 
broker while son Brad is a sophomore at the University of Florida. 




Some men “have seen it all," and on the subject of Miami Dolphin 
football, Tom Keane has. . . literally. Keane joined the expansion Dolphins 
in 1966 and has been molding great defensive backfields ever since. In 
fact among NFL assistant coaches, only Dallas’ Ernie Stautner (1966-83) 
can claim to have labored for one team as long as Keane has. 

Keane’s charges had another successful season in 1983. Faced with the 
season-long loss of top comerback Don McNeal, Keane molded a top- 
notch unit that ranked in the NFL’s top quarter in both interceptions and 
pass defense, in the strike-shortened 1982 campaign, Miami DB’s boasted 
33 interceptions in nine regular season plus four playoff games (2.36 per 
contest). Since joining the Dolphins, Keane-led defensive backfields have 
averaged an impressive 22 interceptions per season. The Dolphins led the 
NFL in interceptions in 1978 (32), finished second in the AFL in that initial 
’66 season (31), and in 1973, allowed only five touchdown passes en route 
to a Super Bowl crown. 

The 58-year-old Keane was an All-Pro safety for the Baltimore Colts in 
1953, a season he intercepted a Colt record 11 passes. In 1952, Keane 
picked off ten passes, posted a 42.8-yard punting average, and held the ball 
for Bert Rechichar’s 56-yard field goal that stood as an NFL record for 17 
years. 

Keane started as a freshman quarterback and tailback for Ohio State’s 
undefeated 1944 club, then served 20 months for the U.S. Navy, stationed 
in the South Pacific. Upon his return, he enrolled at the University of West 
Virginia, playing two seasons for the Mountaineers. Keane skipped his 
senior season to be drafted by Los Angeles, and played for them from 
1948-51. He was then traded to the Dallas Texans (1952), continuing with 
that franchise when it moved to Baltimore (1953-54). After spending the 
1955 season with the Chicago Cardinals, Keane suffered a career-ending 
knee injury while tackling Tank Younger in a ’56 pre-season game. 

His coaching career began in 1957 with the Cardinals, then continued in 
1960 with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. From 
1961-64, Keane was head coach and general manager of the United 
Football League’s Wheeling Ironmen, leading them to a pair of league 
titles. He joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1965 before being named to 
George Wilson’s Dolphin staff in ’66. 

Tom and his wife Mary (married 7/5/52) live in Miami. The Keanes have 
two daughters, Candice and Mary, and two sons, Tom and Tim. 



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BOBMATHESON 


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Special Teams, 
Linebackers 

2nd NFL Season, 2nd with Dolphins 
Bom: November 25, 1944 


zisr' • w *« 

Miami PMroCgthe 

returner Fulton Walker led the NFLwftha 267Ww a spec,al teams, kick 

«S££" fc ^ - d ■“ ™" 

bS^mS^JSSSSJSSl lTJV°i *” 

arfi^^-S»a»«5as 

ssss.'sss s 

the five short zones and three deeD 70 n*° . J f/ seynumber - bu t also for 
system created. P ZOnes ln 1116 P ass defense that the 

Do^ln^ebacker^H^led^^tealriTn'tarti* 6 - ™ S ‘ ever P layad by a 

Unebacker of the Year in 75 and CWeS K L 974 ' was ^ dubs 

Matheson participated,^ SuperBoJsd 6 ^' 9 ^ 1 3 ° «*«“77 
Matheson earned AIlvkXL r ™ dunn S b ' s Dolphin tenure, 
collegiate career at Duke Oniversi^ngea'efif'ln^fifi 01 ?, 0 ^ during his 
record for tackles while also beinarlhhfd 6 ' ? 6, h . e set a school 

tefore joining In S* “ "* B ' u ^te®ack^S 


JOHN SANDUSKY 


Offense, 

Offensive Line 

26th NFL Season, 9th with Dolphins 
Bom: December 28, 1925 


entering his 26th season as an NFLcoach^ 9 ff ’ J ° hn Sandusky ,s 
other member of Miamfs veteran^^h’bve years more service than any 
‘title” of OfFense/Offensivp [ i n I c P es P lte his assistant coaching 

about defense, having spentseventhS‘ S alS ° quite ^ ow,ed g eab,e 
side of the line of scrimmage. f H 25 seasons coa ching the other 

averaged over^noiYits P[°^ uctj * ve ?P e for the Miami offense as the team 
had an excellent season ? arn . e> Sandusky-tutored offensive line 
the NFL In addition fm .r of 2^*7? 9 uar terback sacks, the fewest in 



j0ined the Dol P hins in '976 after spending 
p^!f ^ li 973 ‘ 75) as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Eagle! 

Pnor to that, he was a coach for the Baltimore Colts from 1950-7? 
including the 1963-69 seasons under then-Colt Head Coach Don Shula 
£5“ ^ ov ^‘?. Mia ? i in 1970, he attempted, but was unable to 

Wth him '- Sandusky was on ^ Colt staff for their two 
Super Bowl appearances in games III and V. 

When DonMcCafferty was fired as Baltimore's head coach after winnino 

reS e hfs^cer^ 9 f ames m i97z became ** ^ 

charges to four victones in their final nine games. Two of 
Sandusky s losses that season were to Shula’s undefeated Dolphin team. 

an AjJ'Arnerica tackle at Villanova University (1946-49) 
before jo,nirgfce NFL's Cleveland Browns in 1950. He playedboA 

™de S ‘rtn?ll C Nn nS /-r tackle ! n si ? seasons in Cleveland as^e Browns 
5*7 l! 0 .? 6 ^ game ln al1 six of those campaigns (three wins) 
Sandusky then played one year (1956) with the Green Bay Packers before 
beginning his coaching career at Villanova (1957-58) 

^^" dusky h as *6 unique distinction of having served in four different 

John and his wife Ruth (married 3/31/51) live in Cooper City. They have 
soT j^ S ’ d^fo T978rf ° eny ’ r nd 3 daughter named R uth- Another 

S5,oit d Tian 7 ^ C ° mpl “" 0n! ’■«!, , 


MIKE SCARRY 

jj jfrk Defensive Line, 

Run Defense 

1 9th NFL Season, 15th with Dolphins 
Bom: February 1, 1920 


Mike Scarry s coaching career began in 1948 and now 36 vears later he 
remains one of the most knowledgeable and resected men in the 
profession. Seamy s charges have included past Dolphin stars like Bill 
Stanfill, Manny Fernandez, Vem Den Herdeh eorjirSu u B 

starters Bob Baumhower, Doug Betters, and Kim Bokamperlalus up-and* 
coming youngsters Mke Charles and Charles Benson ^ ’ P P d 

rv,^■ IT7 S de ^ nsive * ine was Puttin’ on the blitz" again in 1983 as the 
In l Q 7 Q m* season games over the past six seasons (1978-83) 

is & 

Dol^in defender have gone over the 40-sack mark on four occasions 

SEJfwSX S W*”’* md al “ ted *- >» 

JOi J?lf l 0011 St } ula ’ s Cto'pb'n Staff in 1970 after serving as a San 
1 ®' year college coaching career with stops at Western 

trainer. During his footbaH head coacWng^enureat lAfeiynesbur^ifeYellow 

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Jackets posted a 17-8-1 record, including a pair of West Penn Conference 

?he NA!A dd h 0n ’ he re u mited ^ undefeated Waynesburg squad that won 
the NA1A championship in 1966. Scarry is a member of the NA1A 
Waynesburg College, and Western Pennsylvania Halls of Fame. 

Scarry's playing days began at Waynesburg where he was a center anH, 
!ve^ C t ker f T? 9 u 9 ,, 4 LHehasthe distinction of having played in the first 
After *fh V1Sed game between Waynesburg and Fordham in '39 

After a two-year Army stint, Scarry joined (and captained) the Cleveland 

th^ri fr °I ri . 9 n 4 " 45 ' Wben 1,16 Rams ,eft for i-°s Angeles, he signed with 
the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference 0946-471 
captaining them as well, and being named All-Pro in '46. ’ 

A native of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, Mike and his wife Elizabeth 

Reth^Jvvi, ^d^ 4 ^ * ive in They have raised eight children Saliv 

Beth, Mike, Patncia, Tom, Maggie, John, Jim, and Dennis. y 

DAVID SHULA 


Receivers, 

Pass Offense 

3rd NFL Season, 3rd with Dolphins 
Bom: May 28, 1959 


“The youngest assistant coach in the NFL 25-vear-old navM cu i 
attained permanent status on the Dolphin coaching staff in January 1983 
the°ti^ n9 3 f u 06 P?? nth temporary assignment to replace Wally English At 

SS£i hwraP' who TK d -»S 

season. In 1983, Duper posted the first 1000 yard receiving camoainn in 
Dolphin history. In addition, '83 rookie Mark Clayton emerged as an 
outstanding young pass-catcher, gea as an 

S ^ la one season (1981) as a return specialist/wide receiver for 
?98? , 'Fh!?la e Ai : ? Qh ? adlng 1)16 club in punt returns. On September 27 
Dons Mphinteam 3 5001 David's Colt club competed against fa to 

m^or Ri^ a rr»! W0 ' tirne AJ, ' lvy Lea ? ue selection at Dartmouth and holds all 
J 9 Green receiving records including most career catches (133) 

hkv^^rf r rec , eMn9 0822). He started every game during 

wrdsSh,m r ; a ,| d aS V 6 " 10 '' ca V ght 52 passes (school record) for 758 
Mgh &hod. 3 f0Ur ' Sp0rt letterman a ‘ Hollywood's Chaminade 

DannJa a 0/9/83) Wife LeS “ e (manied 6/5/82) live in Miami with their son 



CHUCK STUDLEY 



Defense 

16th NFL Season, 1st with Dolphins 
Born: January 17, 1929 


rVr^Iw!lr S 07 dIey a PP° inted the Dolphins’ defensive coach last 
December 27, replacing Bill Amsparger who left to become the head 

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coach at Louisiana State University. Replacing “Arns” will be a tough job 
but from early indications, Studley appears up to the task. 

Studley began the 1983 season as the Defensive Coordinator for the 
Houston Oilers. Following the teams 0-6 start. Head Coach Ed Biles 
resigned on October 10, with Studley being tabbed as Interim Head Coach. 
He took over the undermanned Oilers, guiding them to upsets over Detroit 
and Cleveland, and nearly one over Miami. Studley’s Oilers led Shula’s 
Dolphins in the fourth quarter of their December 4 Astrodome encounter 
before the visitors finally prevailed, 24-17, 

Prior to his service in Houston, Studley spentthe 1979-82 seasons as the 
defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. The '81 49er squad 
went all the way," capturing Super Bowl XVI with a victory over the 
Cincinnati Bengais. Before heading to California, Studley had been a 
Bengal assistant for ten seasons (1969-78). 

Studley, bom in Maywood, Illinois, was an All-America guard at the 
- university of Illinois (1949*51), captaining their undefeated 1951 team that 
went to me Rose Bowl. He began his coaching career at Alton (III.) High 
before returning to his alma mater to coach the Fighting 
Illini (1955-59). As a head coach, he led the University of Massachusetts to 
a Yankee Conference championship in 1960, then spent eight years at the 
helm of the University of Cincinnati, helping the Bearcats to a pair of 
Missouri Valley titles. 

Chuck and his wife Peggy (married 6/24/50) live in Miami Lakes. They 
have six children, Carole, Doug, Susan, David, Mike, and Steve. 


CARL TASEFF 



Offensive Backs 

18th NFL Season, 15th with Dolphins 
Bom: September 28 t 1928 


, C3rI l as f *. s en * erin 9 his 15th season in charge of the Miami offensive 
backfield Dunng those years, Taseff s stable of backs has included such 
past Dolphin greats as Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick, and Mercury Morris, plus 
current standouts Tony Nathan and Andra Frankiin. Under Taseff s clever 
guidance, Dolphin offensive backfieids have changed along with the 
team s strengths, going from the ground-oriented attack of the ’70’s to the 
more explosive air game unveiled in 1983. In fact, in the eight-year span 
from 1970-77, Taseff s backs ranked fifth or higher in NFL rushing on 
seven occasions. a 

Taseff came to Miami in 1970, the first season of the Don Shula Era, after 
spending two years working for the CEPO scouting combine (1968-69) 
Pnor to that, he had coaching stints with the AFL’s Boston Patriots (1964) 
and the NFL’s Detroit Lions (1965-66). 

As a player, Taseff was. a star running back at Cleveland's John Carroll 
University scoring 22 touchdowns in 1950. He began his pro career in 
1951 his hometown Cleveland Browns before beginning a nine-year 
term (1953-61) with the Baltimore Colts. A comerback for the Colts, Taseff 
set a team record with a 90-yard punt return fora touchdown against Green 

5? u i iij* holds an NPL record with a 99-yard return of a Wait 
Michaels field goal attempt against the Rams (12/12/59). After the Colts, 
Taseff played the latter part of the ’61 season for Philadelphia before 
winding up his playing career with Buffalo irr 1962. Overall, Taseff s career 
stats show 112 punt returns for 826 yards . . . and no fumbles. 

Taseff and Shula’s relationship dates back to their college days when 
they played in the same backfield together for Coach Herb Eisele’s John 

/?n?il?v Uad 4 ^ y Were aIso roommates while both played for Cleveland 
(1951 -52) and Baltimore (1953-56). 

Carl and his wife Lucy (married 11/18/78) live in Pembroke Pines. He 
has two daughters, Cynthia Sue and Susan by a previous marriage. 

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JUNIOR WADE 



Strength and 
Flexibility 

1 Oth NFL Season, 10th with Dolphins 
Bom: February 2, 1947 


On February 15, 1983, Dolphin Head Coach Don Shula promoted 
Junior Wade to the position of Assistant Coach in charge of Strength and 
Hexibility. After serving eight years as the club’s assistant trainer, it was a 
just reward for the hard-working Wade. As a trainer, Wade had long had the 
respect of the Dolphin players for his knowledge and his willingness to 
boost player morale by putting himself through the same rigorous 
rehabilitation as that prescribed for injured Dolphins. 

Wade, who also helps Assistant Coach Bob Matheson with the Miami 
special teams, first joined the Dolphins as a training camp assistant for the 
1973*74 pre-seasons. He was hired by the Dolphins on a full-time basis in 
time for the 1975 campaign. Wade’s past job experience includes having 
worked as an athletic trainer and guidance counselor at Fayetteville State 
and as the trainer for the St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball farm team in 
Orangeburg, South Carolina. 


Wade was also the head baseball coach and assistant trainer at Davidson 
College. In 1975, he led the Wildcats to a 21-15 record, the best mark the 
school had ever posted. A three-year ietterman himself at South Carolina 
State, Wade also earned his master’s degree in education. 

Junior, a native of Bath, South Carolina, lives in Hialeah with his wife 
Constance (married 12/13/70) and sons Aaron (2/25/72) and Jason 



PLAYER PERSONNEL 


CHARL EY WINNER 

Director of Pro 
Personnel, 
Administrative Asst. 

30th NFL Season, 4th with Dolphins 
Bom: July 2, 1925 


Charley Winner is entering his 30th year in the NFL in 1984, and boasts 
experience in virtually all phases of a football operation. In addition to his 
current duties of scouting the upcoming Dolphin opponent, Winner also 
searches for free agent talent, handles waiver and trade transactions for the 
team, and negotiates some player contracts. 

Winner joined the Dolphins in 1981 after working one year for a cable 
television company. Prior to that, he enjoyed a distinguished coaching 
career which began in 1948as an assistant under future father-in-law Weeb 
Ewbank at Washington University in St Louis. He moved to Case Tech in 
1950 under Head Coach Lou Saban, remaining there for four seasons. In 
1954, W/inner began his professional coaching career at Baltimore, again 
v th Ewbank at the helm. From 1954-65, he coached Colt ends, defensive 
tjcks, linebackers, and served as defensive coordinator. During his 
Baltimore stint, he coached a defensive back named Don Shula, later 
serving on Shula’s staff when he became the Colt boss. 

In 1966, Winner accepted the head coaching position of the St. Louis 
Cardinals, a post he held for five seasons. His teams had a 35-30-5 record, 
including an outstanding 9-4-1 mark in 1968. From 1971*72, Winner 
coached defensive backs for George Allen’s Washington Redskins, whose 
72 squad lost to the Dolphins in the Super Bowl. He was again reunited in 
1973 with Ewbank, this time as an assistant for the New York Jets. Winner 
took over as Jet head coach the following year, posting a 9*14 slate in two 
seasons. He then coached Cincinnati’s defensive backfield from 1976-79. 
Lnder Winners guidance, Bengal DB’s had conference rankings of first 
( 976) and second (1978) during his tenure there. 

A native of Somerville, New Jersey, W/inner attended Southeast Missouri 
State College for one year before being drafted into the service in 1942. A 
radio operator and gunner in the Air Force, he flew 17 missions over 
Germany, and once spent six weeks in a German TOW camp. Following 
the war, he completed his education at Washington University, earning 
letters in football and track. 

Charley and his wife Nancy (married 6/23/50) live in Plantation, They 
have two daughters, Cinda and Lisa. 



CHOCK CONNOR 



Director of 
Player Personnel 

7th NFL Season, 7th with Dolphins 
Born: July 7, 1937 


A shrewd judge of football talent, Chuck Connor is entering his seventh 

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season with the Miami Dolphins. As Director of Player Personnel, Connor* 
primary task is scouting college players and preparing for the NFL’s annual 
draft. Connor has done this quite well, as 34 players from his first six Miam' 
drafts (1978-83) remained on the team’s roster entering the pre-season' 

Since Connor s arrival, the Dolphins have slowly rebuilt several 
areas, including the defensive backfieid, the offensive line, running back 
and the kicking game. Connors astute scouting and drafting has 
accomplished this without missing a competitive beat. The Dolphins won 
divisional titles in 1979, ’81, and ’83, and made it to the Super Bowl in 
strike-shortened’82 campaign. e 

Connor joined the Dolphins in February, 1978 after spendinq the 
previous three years scouring for BLESTO, an organization that provides 
college player evaluations to subscribing NFL teams. In his last year with 
BLESTO, Connor had been promoted from area to regional scout 
responsible for a nine-state area in the southeastern United States. 

Connor began his career as a coach on the high school level, spendinn 
15 years (1960-74) at Montour High near Pittsburgh. Eight of those 
seasons were spent as a head coach, with his 1967 squad goina 
undefeated, in '74, he continued as u teacher at Montour while becoming 
the defensive backfieid coach at Camegie-Mellon University. While at 
Montour, Connor had begun evaluating players from film for the Pittsburah 
Steelers, which eventually led to his BLESTO position. y 

Chuck and his wife Dorothy (married 6/27/59) live in Stone Mountain 
Georgia. They have four children, Chuck (4/23/60), Mike (1/16/6^* 
Karen (6/20/66), and Scott (7/29/76). 1 } ' 


ELBERT DUBEWION 

f Assistant Director of 
Mayer Personnel 

17th NFL Season, 6th with Dolphins 
Born: February 16, 1933 


Responsible for the midwestern states encompassing the Big Ten and 
the Big Eight conferences, Elbert Dubenion enters his sixth season with the 
Miami Dolphins. Last season, “Duby” was elevated to the post of Assistant 
Director of Player Personnel, and thus works very closely with Director of 
Player Personnel Chuck Connor and Head Coach Don Shula in 
preparation for the annual collegiate draft 

As a player, Dubenion was an original member of the Buffalo Bills in 
1960, staying with them until his retirement midway through the 1968 
season. Nicknamed “Golden Wheels,” he still holds many Buffalo 
receiving records including most receptions (296), most yards on 
receptions (5,304), and most touchdown receptions (35). In 1964, 
Dubenion caught 42 passes for 1,139 yards and 10 TDs as the Bills 
captured the AFL championship. He had originally signed with the 
Cleveland Browns in 1959, but was injured at the College All-Star camp. 

Once his playing career ended, Dubenion accepted a scouting position 
with the Bills which he held from 1968-78. A Little All-America at Bluffton 
College in 1958, he set a school record with 53 touchdowns in his four 
varsity seasons. 

Elbert and his wife Marilyn (married 6/8/59) live in Westerville, Ohio. 
They have four daughters, Debbie (3/1/61), Carol (1/8/63), Susan 
(10/8/65), and Lisa (2/16/67). 


MILT DAVIS 


College Scout 


18th NFL Season, 7th with Dolphins 
Bom: May 31,1929 


\fersatile Milt Davis has been the Dolphins college scout for the 14-state 
western region since 1978. In addition to that duty, Davis also serves as a 
counselor and biology professor at Los Angeles City College. 

Davis began his scouting career in 1967 with the Baltimore Colts, 
continuing in that capacity until 1976. He spent the 77 season “beating the 
bushes” for the Los Angeles Rams before joining the Dolphins. 

In four seasons as a Colt defensive back (1957-60), Davis twice tied for 
the NFL lead in interceptions and was an All-Pro selection in 1957. In that 
rookie season, Davis picked off ten of his 27 career interceptions. He was a 
member of the Colts’ 1958 and ’59 teams that defeated the New York 
Giants for the league championship. 

Richly educated, Davis received his undergraduate degree, a master’s 
degree in zoology (he’s an avid bird-watcher), and a doctorate in 
administrative education from UCLA. 

Milt and his wife Yvonne (married 1/18/58) live in Los Angeles. They 
have three children, Allison (2/19/59) and twins Brian and Hilary 
(5/21/62). 



MIKE CARTWRIGHT 



College Scout 


2nd NFL Season, 2nd with Dolphins 
Bom: February 12, 1946 


College Scout Mike Cartwright is responsible for scrutinizing the football 
talent in the Rocky Mountain states. In his second Dolphin season, 
Cartwright came to the Miami organization from the BLESTO scouting 
combine. He worked for BLESTO from 1979-82, first as an area scout 
before being promoted to regional scout. 

Cartwright’s initial scouring position was with the San Francisco 49ers, 
working for Pro-Line. Prior to that, he was head coach and athletic director 
at St Mary’s School in Cheyenne, Wyoming for three years before serving 
the same tenure as head football coach at Cheyenne East High. Also a 
former teacher, Cartwright holds a B.S. in physical education and 
biological science from the University of Wyoming. 

Mike and his wife Mary (married 9/25/74) live in Cheyenne with their son 
Jeremy (4/25/77), and Mike’s two sons by a previous marriage, Chad 
(12/12/64) and Brad (12/30/68). 


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FOOTBALL STAFF | 
BOB LUNDY 

Head Trainer 

18th NFL Season, 18th with Dolphins 
Born: Ma rc h 28, 1936 


In 17 years as head trainer of the Miami Dolphins, Bob Lundy has seen a 
lot of bumps and bruises and has handled them all with professionalism 
and sound knowledge. The respect the Dolphin players havefor Lundy was 

m W l 4 W A h S^ e W3S awarded the game ball following Miami's 
fourth consecutive AFC Eastern Division title. y 

Lundy is responsible for the day-to-day treatment of injured Dolphins in 
coordination with team physicians. He also oversees the Dolphins' 
extensive off-season conditioning program which has been somewhat 
responsible for a reduction in injuries over the past few seasons 

H^Tr^il n r d 1116 9,°iP hins f ° r * he, t inau g ural 1 966 season under then- 
Head Coach George Wilson, and has been with the club for all but oneof its 

e ,OTn r f a ' !f tate in 1973) - Don Shula t°ok over as 
ead coach in 1970, Lundy was retained and he has been manninq the 
training room ever since. y 

A native of Wollaston, Massachusetts, Lundy is a 1958 graduate of 
iL 00 U™ersity . Wh,le a graduate student at Indiana University, he served 
as the Hoosiers assistant trainer before becoming the head trainer at 
Detroit University (1960-63). Lundy s first professional job came in 1964 
when he served two seasons as the Detroit Lions' assistant trainer. 

Bob and his wife Alice (married 6/2/62) live in Miami Thev have three 
sons, Bobby (3/30/63), Billy (6/30/66), and David (1/30/70) 


In 1978, Davis got his master’s degree in health and physical education 
from Tennessee Tech. The following fall, he was named Athletic Trainer for 
Men at the diversity of Tennessee-Martin, a position he held until 
accepting his current post 
Bill and his wife Linda live in Pembroke Pines. 


DAN DOWE 



Equipment Manager 


19th NFL Season, 19th with Dolphins 
Bom: September 16, 1924 


If the Dolphin family tree is traced back to its 1966 origin, somewhere 
among its roots will be Dan Dowe. He was hired as the team’s assistant 
equipment manager in ’66, and was promoted to equipment manager for 
the 1969 season. 

A legendary practical joker, Dowe's humor is spread evenly among 
players, coaches, and visitors to the Dolphins’ training complex. Past and 
present players, along with Dol-fans, turned out to roast Dowe at a 1978 
t mquet. 

Prior to joining the Dolphins, Dowe worked for a Boston industrial 
e:ectronics firm as an aerospace lab technician, and as a police officer in 
the Miami Beach suburb of Bal Harbour. The native of Brighton, 
Massachusetts served four years aboard the U.S.S. Forest during World 
W&r II. After having been involved in the invasions of Normandy and North 
Africa, the ship was hit by a suicide plane near Okinawa in May, 1944. 

Dan and his wife Virginia (married 6/8/57) live in Hollywood Hills with 
their son Darin (9/14/69). 


BILL DAVIS 



Assistant Trainer 


2nd NFL Season, 2nd with Dolphins 
Born: April 8, 1954 


In May, 1983, Bill Davis joined the Miami Dolphins as assistant trainer. He 
had previously worked for the Dolphins on a part-time basis, serving as an 
assistant to Head Trainer Bob Lundy during the team’s 1975-79 pre- 
season training camps. Davis is responsible for aiding Lundy with injury 
treatment and rehabilitation of Dolphin players. 

Davis initially got involved in athletic training while he was a student at 
. . s o n . Col,e se. He aided current Dolphin Assistant Coach Junior Wade 
\tfiile Wade was baseball coach and assistant trainer for the Wildcats. The 
30-year-old Davis received his B.A. degree from Davidson in 1976, and 
earned his NATA certification the following year. 

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July 8 
July 12 
July 19 
July 22 
July 28 
July 28 
August 3-5 
Sept. 2 
Dec. 17 
Dec. 23 
Dec. 29-30 
Jan. 6 
Jan. 20 


1984 KEY DATES 


Pre-Camp 

Rookie/Free Agents Report to Camp 
Veterans Report to Camp, Picture Day 
Family Day 

Scrimmage with New Orleans Saints (Vero Beach) 

Hail of Fame Game at Canton, Ohio 

First Preseason Weekend 

Regular Season Opens 

Regular Season Closes 

AFC and NFL First Round Playoffs 

AFC and NFC Divisional Games 

AFC and NFC Championship Games 

Super Bowl XIX Stanford Stadium, 

Palo Alto, California 

AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii 


THE DOLPHIN NAME 

Mariners Marauders, Mustangs, Missiles, Moons, Sharks, Suns - none 
of those other names suggested to the American Football Leaoue 
expansion franchise in 1965 could raise a fin to the runaway winner 9 

1Q £n Phil ^" Was ® ubmitte ^ by 622 entrants in a contest which attracted 
JMj 3 3 r nd n ]° re 4,13,1 3 thousand different names. The dozen 
media 3 WSre de ivered to 3 seven-member screening committee of local 

The bottienose dolphin, an intelligent creature with an irresistible built-in 
gnn, has inspired wonderment for centuries. Plutarch obseived 1 900 
^ars ago that the dolphin “is the only creature who loves man for his Z 

fnnen„-h Vety w ne v T' ^ a 43,6 of ^ dol P hill ’s cleverness and 
E uty ’ and sclen hsts are fascinated by a dolphins natural equipment 
which far surpasses the range of Navy sonar equipment. 

p° l P! lin is °, ne of the fas test and smartest creatures of the sea," 
"nftu- Robble ^ ln announcing the team name October 8, 1965 

Can a I k l nd kil1 a shark or 3 whale - Sailors say bad luck will 
come to anyone who harms one of them/’ 7 

tramps v S ° n ° f W f St ^ ami T n ^ ,ifetime Passes to Dolphin 

i K T 6 tiebreaker was picking the winner and 

score of the 1965 game between the University of Miami and Notre Dame 
— it ended in a socreless tie. 


iiS?ZSb5wm 



THE ORANGE BOWL 

As the Miami Dolphins enter their nineteenth season of existence, so too 
do they enter their nineteenth season of residency in the Orange Bowl. With 
a present capacity of 75,206, the Orange Bowl has been the site of many 
great sporting events including five Super Bowls, the annual Orange Bowl 
Classic, and championship boxing matches. 

The Orange Bowl was originally built for $325,000 in 1937 as a project of 
the Works Progress Administration. With an initial seating capacity of 
25,000, bleacher seat expansion in 1945 added 12,000 seats. Three years 
later, double-decking of the north and south stands increased the Bowl’s 
capacity to 60,000. In 1949, the sale of $50 non-interest bonds enabled the 
addition of 7,500 seats to boost the stadium’s total to 67,500. The decking 
of the west end zone in 1968 brought the Orange Bowl to its current 
capacity of just over 75,000, although temporary east end zone bleachers 
between 1971-76 brought the total seating to 80,045. 

The Orange Bowl’s playing field consists of Prescription Athletic Turf 
which was installed in 1976. The PAT replaced the Poly-Turf that had been 
in the stadium for the previous six seasons. 




The Dolphins’ all-time leading rusher, Larry Csonka. 



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media information 

S2ESME JEWS &£. S JSJS 

u >U ^ et T r i ar ? ,mmed,ate deadline) may request them on a single- 
basis ‘ Telephone or written credential requests must be made at 
teast three working days in advance to Chip Namias, Director of Publicity 

33137G05 576 lonn? p iscayn j Boulevard, Suite 1440, Miami, Florid^’ 
331 37 (305-576-1000) Reserved credentials can be picked up at the Press 
Gate, located between Gates 9and 1 Oat the Orange Bowl on L day 

Phot °S ra P hers wfth accredited media outlets on 
dea dj ir je may request credentials on a single-game basis 
from the Dolphins Public Relations Department. Due to spaceiimitations 
it is not possible to issue credentials to freelance photographers. Field 
photographers are reminded to reman outside of the bench areas. 

T °9 et to the Orange Bowl press box, enter the Press Gate 

fnnr+h d n^ tWeen ? atGS 9 . and 10 * are ^ree P ress levels: third and 
mf? r working press, while home and visiting radio are 

bp hn d 0n Hf e ^ eve * 0n y credentia,s issued by the Miami Dolphins win 
be honored for admittance to the Orange Bowl. ^ 

LOCKER ROOMS: Admission to the home and visiting locker rooms is 

r^HpnH^ic y nful JI \ dlv,duaI team - 0n! y media representatives with proper 
credentials will be admitted to the locker rooms. No one will be admiTtedto 
the locker rooms prior to the game. 

PARKING: Press parking at the Orange Bowl is very limited. All parkino 
pass ^quests must be directed to Stadium Manager Walter Golby or to 
Assistant Manager Max Cruz, (305) 579-6971. Lot *1 (entrance N.W. 3rd 
Street) is the area utilized for media representatives. 

^ ny media mem ber desiring to have their own press box 
on?x h opo rjof ord f er * d ! re ctly from Southern Bell Special Services at 
(305) 883-1491, or from Rivers Demby of AT&T at (305) 493-6365 Pool 
Charge-a-Call phones will be available. 

C ° Py transm ission is available at every Miami 
QT?n h Q Qa ^ ^ transmission representative is Tim Lippman 
9320 S. Hollybrook, Pembroke Pines, Florida, (305) 983-5600. PP 

K/ C 5f SS: 9- n,y , workin 9 Photographers, TV camera personnel, 
and ciub/stadium officials are permitted on the field during the game. 
Media members with press box passes are allowed on the field with five 

^?aSJSited! n f0Urth qUarter ‘ Y ° Ur co °P eratl ' on in this matter is 

PRACTICE: Regular season practice sessions are usually held at 2.00 PM 
Tuesday through Friday, and at 11.00 AM on Saturday (home game). 
Practices are normally closed to out-of-town media unless special 
permjssion is granted by the coaching staff. To request permissionjor to 
^i nSe o f ? r UnCh ^ me ° r P° st 'P ractice interviews, please call the Dolphins’ 
Public Relations Department Television crews are allowed to shoot the first 

med^ nUteS practice * The team i° c ^ er room is not open to the general 

PRACTICE DIRECTIONS: The Dolphins practice at St Thomas 
University (formerly Biscayne College) during both the pre-season and the 

[Z p S n aS °^J° get to Morth Miami location, take 1-95 north to 826 
West Follow 826 west to the N.W. 27th Avenue exit. When taking the N.W. 
,_Zl\ 1Ue eXlt ?P 1 ?’ P r °ceed through the first traffic light (stay in right 

h S H eC °nu hQh } and ^ rn left (N * W - 32nd Avenue). The entrance to 

the University will be about 500 yards down on your right. Show the gate 
guard proper media identification and he will direct you to the Dolphin 
complex. The Dolphins maintain press facilities in rooms *1 and *2 of 
the University Inn, adjacent to the practice field. 

ADVANCING: Generally, the Dolphins request that the opposing team’s 
p ubhc rdatjons representative visit training camp on Thursday to coincide 
with the weekly media conference call. 


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DOLPHINS SINCE 
1970 MERGER 

Since the 1970 merger of the National and American Football Leagues 
he Miami Dolphins have consistently ranked in the top echelon of pro 
footban. Miami, Dallas, and the LA Raiders are the only teams to have won 
more than 70 percent of their games, and the Dolphins have more reqular 
season victories (142) than any AFC club. The Dolphins are also the only 
team in either the AFC or NFC to win three straight conference 
championships (1971-73). 


REGULAR SEASON 


TEAM 

W 

L 

T 

Pet. 

Dallas 

147 

54 

0 

.731 

Miami 

142 

57 

2 

.711 

LA. Raiders 

138 

57 

6 

.701 

Tttsburgh 

132 

68 

1 

.659 

Minnesota 

128 

71 

2 

.642 

LA. Rams 

126 

71 

4 

.637 

Washington 

127 

73 

1 

.634 

Denver 

104 

92 

5 

.530 

Cincinnati 

106 

95 

0 

.527 

Cleveland 

101 

98 

2 

.507 

Detroit 

96 

102 

3 

.485 

St Louis 

94 

102 

5 

.480 

San Diego 

91 

105 

5 

.465 

San Francisco 

92 

107 

2 

.463 

Atlanta 

91 

107 

3 

.460 

lew England 

91 

110 

0 

.453 

idianapolis 

89 

110 

2 

.448 

Xansas Gty 

87 

109 

5 

.445 

Philadelphia 

86 

111 

4 

.438 

Green Bay 

83 

111 

7 

.430 

Buffalo 

84 

115 

2 

.423 

Chicago 

84 

116 

1 

.420 

Seattle 

48 

69 

0 

.410 

Houston 

81 

118 

2 

.408 

N.Y. Jets 

80 

120 

1 

.400 

N.Y, Giants 

70 

129 

2 

.353 

Tampa Bay 

38 

78 

1 

.329 

Xew Orleans 

59 

138 

4 

.303 


PLAYOFFS 
W L 

19 11 

11 8 
16 7 

14 6 

8 10 

7 9 

8 6 

2 4 

2 4 

0 3 

0 2 
0 3 

3 4 

6 4 

1 3 

0 3 

4 5 

0 1 

3 4 

1 2 

1 3 

0 2 

2 1 

4 3 

2 2 

1 1 

1 3 

0 2 












exclusive 6 2^0(W-^rd^chj^ I in a ^98(^ C On' < th^ e I4th , pas ? er in *6 NFL's 

SSSS l 5?JSSS•fi^SS ^ 

( He had a .698 winning percentage (91-39-1) under Coach rv>n ^ i 

ssfa-i-ifsas 

^ e .,?,P ro ^ a ^^ rnost unselfish guv I’ve ever been armtn/i'' cu i «u 


GRIESE'S PASSING ST ATISTICS 

—ATTCOMP. YDS. P CT. miNT 

331 166 2005 50.2 15 18 

13- 13 355 186 2473 5Z4 21 16 

, . 9 : 9 a 252 121 1695 58.0 10 16 

14- 14 245 142 2019 48.0 12 17 

14-13 263 145 2089 55 1 19 9 

6-5 97 53 638 54.6 4 4 

Wil ?]? 116 1422 53 - 2 17 8 

13- 3 253 152 1968 60.1 16 15 

0-0 191 118 1693 61.8 14 13 

3-13 272 162 2097 59.6 11 12 

14- 14 307 180 2252 58.6 22 13 

11-9 235 148 1791 63.0 11 U 

14-12 310 176 2160 56.8 14 16 
—6-3 100 61 790 61 n 6 4 


1967 

1968 

1969 

1970 

1971 

1972 

1973 

1974 

1975 

1976 

1977 

1978 

1979 

1980 


TKLD. 


TOTAL 

[Playoffs 


161-152 3429 
12-11 208 


68t 

50t 

53t 

54t 

86t 

39 

46 

54 

79t 

47t 

73t 

63t 

51 

54 


1926 25092 56.2 192 172 86t 

112 1467 53.8 10 12 75t 


25/240 

43/372 

33/289 

31/282 

23/248 

7/45 

11/75 

27/202 

16/131 

30/266 

36/303 

18/165 

26/223 

9/89 


335/2930 

15/152 


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1983: Appeared in 15 games for Dolphins in '83 with no starts 
Emergence of rookie lineman Mike Charles limited playing time ' 'in 

CVpHrt^i,? ?K C h aSi ° n 1 l i nei 7] an dut * was als ° active on special teams.' 
Credited with two solo tackles. * * 


PRO: Had attained starting position twice during career, but was felled bv 
injuries both times. . .In '82, suffered torn ankle ligaments in fifth game of 
season versus Minnesota . . . CJnderwent surgery and was 
sidelined for remainder of Dolphins' Super Bowl season . . . Was a brief 
starter in 1981 at right end before a hemorrhaging leg contusion dictated 
an operation . . Was on injured reserve for five weete before NovS 
reactivation . . . Played on special teams during 1980 rookie camDaian 
and earned a game ball against Cincinnati fora blockofa Pat Mdnally punt 

^ 1980 UPaW ‘ nnin9Ml fied90al ' ' •™ rdround draftee, 75th played 


fOLLEGIE: Did not start for powerhouse Nebraska until senior season of 
I"? 9 ' • ; Ra c ke d u Pseven tackles for losses and recovered two fumbles 
that year for the Big Eight s top rushing defense. . . Was named Second 
Team All-Big Eight while three defensive linemates achieved first team 

AN Bkr Finht' SO •vor^ Mention All-America and Academ£ 

drift ^ Egh u/' ' 7 ? Cornhuskers posted 10-2 record and had ten seniors 
d : ' ' Was red-shirted in 1979 and missed half of' 77 season with a 
broken knee . . . Received BA in advertising from Nebraska. 

(STaiiwVlRmt ( r 7 ' /78) With two daughters, Amy 
try 2//b9) andAngie (7/18/73) by wife s previous marriage. . .Makes off- 

season home in Lincoln, Nebraska. . . Hobbies includelrchery, hunting, 

Panthei ""hviri?? tv° 1' ' ' U *~ av ° rit * n ? OVie as Return of the Pink 

"Th? ^a? ‘ ° W as a The J Twil| 9 ht Zone,” and favorite book as 

. Ty e . Sun Al s ° R |ses • • • Attended Stillwater (Minn.) Hiqh School 
lettenng in football, hockey, and track . . . Full name is WNliam Perrv 
Barnett, bom May 10, 1956 in St Paul, Minnesot a 7 

NFL STATISTICS 

BOB BAC IMHOWER | 

Defensi ve Tackle 

\mBm 73 


Height ..6-51 



Weight. 

Bom ... 

.265 

. 8/4/55 



College. ..,. 

.. .. Alabama 


■L 

How Acq .. . 

... D2, 1977 



NFL. 

.. .. 8th Year 



1983: Had another typically solid season in '83 . . . Started all 17 reqular 

pIa y. off 9 a .™ es at ^cWe slot. . . Finished second to Bob 
Brudzinski in solo tackles with 67 and in total tackles with 97 . Runner- 
up to Doug Betters in quarterback sacks with eight, and aiso forced a 

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fumble and recovered one . . . Was voted a starter for the AFC in the Pro 
Bowl for his fourth appearance in that prestigious event. . . Among other 
nonors, was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by Pro Football 
Weekly, All-Pro by AP, AA-AFC by UP1, and All-NFL by PFW... Had four 
.olos and five assists in 14-6 win over Kansas City on September 25 and 
contributed nine solos and two assists in 17-7 loss at New Orleans on 
October 2. . . Credited with eight initial stops in 37*0 whitewash of Colts 
on November 20 and had six initials, two assists, and 1V4 sacks in 31*24 
defeat of Atlanta on December 10... Racked up five solos, one assist, and 
three sacks in 34-14 victoiy over Jets on December 16and led team with 
eight solos, four assists, and game's only sack in 27-20 playoff loss to 
Seattle on December 31. 

PRO; Is the only Dolphin defensive tackle ever named to the Pro Bowl 
(1979, ’81, ’82, and ’83). . . Was second on the team in total tackles in 
1982 with 59 and third in sacks with 3 ] A . . . Streak of 89 consecutive starts 
ended in ’82 regular season finale on January 2, 1983 due to groin injury 
>ut did play in the game... Has thus started 110 of 111 regular season 
ind playoff games since arriving in Miami. . . Was selected Second Team 
,-MI-NFL in ’82 by AP and All-AFC by UP! . . . Achieved All-NFL status 
(Sporting News) in 1981, becoming first Dolphin defender so honored 
since 1974... Set positional team record for QB sacks that season with 
nine, surpassing Manny Fernandez’s eight in ’81 . . . 1981 highlight was 
winning game ball for four sacks of Ken Stabler in 16-10 win over Houston 
; • •}Was All-AFC (CJPI, Pro Football Weekly) and Second Team All-NFL in 
81 (AP) . . . Paced team in total tackles in 1980 with 135.. . Pair of 

blocked field goals led to Ctolphin wins over Atlanta and New England. . . 

Had 146 tackles in ’79, eclipsing own club record fora defensive lineman 
. . . Chosen All-AFC and Second Team All-NFL . . . Became first Miami 
defensive lineman to score a touchdown in nine years on a 13-yard run 
1 blowing a fumble recovery against Cincinnati in 1978 . . . Credited with 
44 total tackles that season... In 1977, shared NFL Defensive Rookie of 
tie Year honors (Football Digest) with teammate AJ. Duhe, also picking 
up NFL All-Rookie accolades . . . Notched 131 total tackles in 77, 
including 19 stops plus two QB sacks and a fumble recovery versus 
Bengals . . . Operations have included June, 1978 surgery on left knee; a 
knee cyst removed in January, 1979; and surgery on ulna nerves in both 
elbows in January, 1981 .. . Second round draftee, 40th player in 1977. 

COLLEGE: Was two-time All-Southeastern Conference performer at the 
University of Alabama ... A three-year starter, totaled 246 tackles (28 for 
losses) for Paul Bear” Bryant’s Crimson Tide. . . College teammate and 

current personal friend is New Orleans QB Richard Todd. . . Starred in the 

; emor Bowl where coaches happened to include staff of the Dolphins. 

/as a broadcasting major at Alabama. 

PERSONAL: Single, resides in Ft Lauderdale ... Is involved in a 
business called Rainbow of South Florida, selling the “Amazing Water 
Machine,” a revolutionary type of vacuum cleaner that purifies, deodorizes, 
sanitizes, and vaporizes in addition to vacuuming... A boating enthusiast’ 
operates Nautical Dolphin charters with 65-foot yacht . . . Owns an 
Amazon parrot named Ralph who is fluent in English and Spanish . 
Attended Palm Beach Gardens High School before transferring to 
uscaloosa, Alabama for senior year . . . Sister Debbie works in public 
relations for the Birmingham Stallions of the CJSFL. . . Full name is Robert 
Glenn Baumhower, bom August 4, 1955 in Portsmouth, Virginia 



ADDITIONAL STATS 

orced Fumbles: 1 in 1978, 1 in 1980, 1 in 1981, 1 in 1983 for total of 4 
nterception: 1 (no return) at San Diego 10/15/78 

Blocked FGs: vs. Jets 10/16/77, at Atlanta 9/21/80, vs. New England 12/8/80 for 
total of 3 


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Fullback 



WOODY BENNETT 


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Height.6-2 

Weight.225 

Bom .3/24/55 

College. Miami (Ha) 

HowAcq. FA, 1980 

NFL. 6th Year 


1983: Managed to stay healthy in '83, appearing in ail 16 regular season 
games with two starts . . , Overall, gained 197 yards on 49 carries (4.0 

average) with two touchdowns. . .Also caught six passes for an additional 
35yards. . .AlongwithAndraFranklin,isone-halfofDoiphins'"EIephant 
Backfield used in short yardage situations. . .Also saw action on special 
teams with five solo tackles and one assist. . . At New Orleans, started for 

injured Franklin and had 24 yards on seven carries in 17-7 loss on October 
2. . . Gained 40 yards on just six carries and scored a touchdown in 38-35 
OT loss to Buffalo on October 9 ... Had a TD along with ten yards on 
three cames in 37-0 van over the Colts. . . Special teams highlight came 
on November 13 at New England with three solos plus an assist in 17-6 
defeat. . . In Seattle playoff loss on December 31, contributed 31 yardson 
seven carries and rushed for a touchdown... Led the team in pre-season 
rnshing with 175 yards on 47 carries including 65 yards on 14 attempts in 
38-7 rout of Washington on August 19. 

in J uries in the past, is an explosive runner when healthy 

* . . Missed most of 1982 season on injured reserve before being activated 
prior to regular season finale. . . Limited to 1 5 yards on nine carries in that 
curtain-closer at Baltimore... In January 23, 1983 AFC title game versus 
Jets, scored seven-yard TD to snap scoreless tie in eventual 14-0 Miami win 

• • * Earned starting berth in 1981, gaining 104 yards on 28 carries in first 
three games before being sidelined by torn knee ligaments against 
Houston . . . Was claimed by Dolphins after being waived by Jets on 
November 18, 1980 and became a starter 12 days later . . . Replacing 
Terry Robiskie, amassed 187 yards on 43 attempts (4.3 average) in three 
starts, missing the season finale with a foot injury ... In second start 
gained 77 yards on ten carries in win over New England . . . Received 
garrKi ball the next week at Baltimore, gaining 86 yards on 20 carries and 
catching a 19-yard TD pass in front of family and friends from nearby York, 
Pennsylvania ... Had carried only three times for 13 yards in eight 1980 
games for Jets before joining Dolphins. . .Made’79 New York squad as a 
free agent and saw action in 15 games. . . Ended up as a Jet try-out after 
unsuccessful five-week trial with Montreal of the CFL 

COLLEGE: Played two years (1976-77) at the University of Miami, gaining 
a total of 164yards. . . Was a blocking back for Ottis Anderson, now with 
the St Louis Cardinals. . . Began college career at Arizona Western Junior 
College as a defensive end in 1974 and was red-shirted in ’75. 
PERS°NA L: Single, spends the off-season in York, Pennsylvania . . . 
After leaving the University of Miami, spent six months working a night shift 
tor Consolidated Freightways in Los Angeles . . . Spent winter of 79 
training at Body Masters in New Orleans under renowned bodybuilder 
Boyer Coe . . . Dramatically increased strength, and is only Dolphin 
running back to surpass 400 pounds in bench press. . . Attended William 
Penn High School in York, earning all-state honors as a defensive end. . • 
Also lettered in track, setting school shot put record . . . Full name is 
Woodrow Bennett, Jr., bom March 24, 1955, 


NFL STATISTICS 


YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

ATT. 

RUSHING 
YDS. AVG. 

LG 

1979 

N.YJ. 

15-0 

2 

4 

2.0 

3 

1980 

N.YJ.-Mia. 

*12-3 

46 

200 

4.3 

19 

1981 

Miami 

3-3 

28 

104 

3.7 

12 

1982 

Miami 

1-0 

9 

15 

1.7 

5 

1983 

Miami 

16-2 

49 

197 

4.0 

25 

5-YEAR TOTALS 

47-8 

134 

520 

3.9 

25 

PLAYOFFS 

5-0 

32 

79 

2.5 

12 


RECEIVING 
NO. YDS. LG TP 

1 9 9 0 

3 26 19t 1 

4 22 10 0 

0 ooo 
6 35 9 

14 92 I9t 1 

0 ooo 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Kickoff Returns: 1 for 7 yds. in 1979; 6 for 88 yds., long 26 in 1980with Jets for total 
of 7 for 95 yards, long 26 


CHARLES BENSON 


Defensive End 


1983: Suffered serious groin injury in pre-season training camp that 
hindered progress . . . Was placed on injured reserve prior to regular 
season . . . Activated on October 28 to replace center Mark Dennard on 
the 49-man roster . . . Saw action in the remaining eight regular season 
games plus the Seattle post-season contest. . . Credited with one solo hit 
and one assist, playing mostly on special teams . . . Could be tried at 
linebacker during the ’84 pre-season. . . Possesses excellent pass-rushing 
ability . . . Third round draftee, 76th player in 1983. 

COLLEGE: Earned All-America honors as a senior at Baylor University, 
and was a three-time All-Southwest Conference selection . . . Selected to 
play in Hula Bowl in Honolulu. . . Led team in tackles for losses three years 
in a row. . . As a senior, paced club with 91 tackles (43 solo) including 20 
for losses, and knocked down four passes . . . Against SMU in ’82, led 
defensive line that held highly-touted Mustang tandem of Eric Dickerson 
(73) and Craig James (22) to combined total of 95 yards. . .Junior year 
included 88 tackles (54 solo), 13 for yardage losses, four passes defensed, 
and three blocked kicks . . . Sophomore totals were 63 tackles (35 solo) 
with 16 for losses, and an amazing 13 “knock-downs” on pass attempts 
. . . Had 21 total tackles and one interception as a freshman . . . Majored 
in physical education. 

PERSONAL: Single, spends off-season in Houston . . . Hobby is 
traveling . . . Lists favorite movie as “Which Way Is Up?” and favorite TV 
show as ‘Sanford and Son” . . . Enjoys listening to Maurice White . . 
Attended Aldine High School in Houston . . . Was selected to aII-district 
and all-city teams as a linebacker. . . Full name is Charles Henry Benson, 
bom November 21, 1960 in Houston. 

NFL STATISTICS 

GAMES/STARTS: 1983: 8/0 (P-1/0) 


DOUG BETTERS 


Defensive End 




Height .6-7 

Weight .265 

Bom.6/11/56 

College .... Nevada/Reno 

HowAcq ...... D6, 1978 

NFL.. 7th Year 


1983: Had a truly sensational season in 1983 . . . Really emerged as 
dominating force in sixth league campaign ... Top honor was being 
named NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year by AP (other honors listed 
below) . . . Finished third in NFL in QB sacks with 16 behind Jets’ Mark 





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Gastineau (19) and San Francisco’s Fred Dean (17!^) after leading league 
most of the season . . . Led club in fumble recoveries with four, fumbles 
forced with two, and also had four passes defensed . . . Contributed 59 
solo hits and 17 assists for 76 total tackles. . . Had perhaps finest game in 
September 4 season opener at Buffalo with six solos, two assists, and four 

sacks in 12-0 win. . .Those four sacks in one game matched total number 

of QB drops for entire 1982 season. . . In 14-6 victoiy over Kansas City on 
September 25, chipped in with six initial hits, one assist, two sacks, and a 
fumble recovery. . . Had pair of sacks and batted a Richard Todd pass that 
was intercepted and returned for a TD by Kim Bokamper in Miami’s 32-14 
triumph over Jets on October 16 . . . Contributed two sacks, four tackles 
and a bat-down” in 21-7 win at Baltimore on October 23 . . . Turned in 
complete game versus Rams on October 30 with five tackles, one sack a 
pass defensed, and a fumble recovery . . . Against San Francisco, had 
seven tackles, a sack, and recovered two 49er fumbles in final 1:54 to 
preserve 20-17 Dolphin victory on November 6. 

PRO: Ferocious pass-rusher, is intimidating with tremendous size . 
Holds Dolphin club record for forced fumbles with 14. . . Was second on 
team in sacks with four in strike-shortened 1982 season . . . Broke right 
thumb in first game following strike (vs. Buffalo, November 21) and missed 
two starts, then played with cast for remainder of Super Bowl season 
Switched from right end to left end for 1981 campaign and had five QB 
drops and 63 tackles . . . Had played 65 consecutive games when 
hospitalized by staph infection and a severe back boil prior to AFC East 
championship game vs. Buffalo (12/19/81). . . Received first-ever game 
ball for that Bills’ match, despite listening to game on radio from hospital 

room. . • Notched a career-high 83 tackles to go along with four sacks in 

1980. . . Became a full-time starter in 1979 and had 74 tackles and eight 
sacks, thus causing switch of A.J. Duhe to linebacker for 1980 . . . With 
Duhe injured, started six games as a rookie in ’78 with 50 tackles and four 
sacks . . . Sixth round draftee, 163rd player in 1978. 

COLLEGE: Spent senior season (1977) at Nevada/Reno and helped 
Wolfpack to 8-3 record with 82 tackles, ten QB sacks, fourforced fumbles 
and four fumble recoveries . . . Played first three years at University of 
Montana before following defensive coordinator John Smith to 
Neva da/Reno . . . Primarily played defensive tackle in college 
Majored in social science, and has also worked towards teaching degree! 

PERSONAL: Married this past off-season to Stacey, spends off-season in 
Whitefish, Montana . . . Donates time to Special Olympics and Big 
Brothers . . . Business-wise, is involved in Kitty Hawk Aviation Aircraft 
Leasing . . . Hobbies include snow skiing, hunting, and flying (has pilot’s 
license). . . Enjoys listening to Jimmy Buffet Huey Lewis, and Jerry Jeff 
Walker. . . Favorite movies are “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" 
and “Risky Business,” while favorite TV show is “Late Night With David 
Letterman” . . . Lists favorite book as “Tough Trip Through Paradise”. . . 
Once lived in ’65 van instead of apartment while a student at Montana 
Attended Arlington Heights High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, 
lettering in football, basketball, and baseball . . . Full name is Douglas 
Lloyd Betters, born June 11, 1956 in Lincoln, Nebraska. 


YEAR 

TEAM 

NFL STATISTICS 

G-S TACK. ASST. 

TOTAL 

FUM. 

REC. 

QB 

SACK 

1978 

Miami 

16-6 

30 

20 

50 

0 

4 

1979 

Miami 

16-14 

42 

32 

74 

0 

8 

1980 

Miami 

16-16 

52 

31 

83 


4 

1981 

Miami 

15-15 

45 

18 

63 

0 

5 

1982 

Miami 

9-7 

18 

8 

26 

0 

4 

1983 

Miami 

16-16 

59 

17 

76 

4 

16 

6-YEAR TOTALS 

88-74 

246 

126 

372 

5 

41 

PLAYOFFS 

8-6 

20 

9 

29 

1 

0 


NFLPA Defensive Lineman of the Year (AFC) 

Football Digest NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year 

Pro Football Writers Ail-Pro 

Pro Football Weekly Afl-NFL 

Sporting News All-Pro 

NEA All-Pro 

Football News All-Pro 

Football Digest All-Pro 

101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year 


GLENN BLACKWOOD 




Height ..... 

.. 6-0 

Weight. 

. 190 

Bom. 

.... 2/23/57 

CoHege..... 


Hour Acq ... 

.. D8b, 1979' 

NFL........ 

.... 6th Year 



1983: Enjoyed another steady season in 1983. . . Started all 16 regular 
season games, finishing with 73 total tackles on 54 solos and 19 assists 
. . . Also had three interceptions to move into ninth place on all-time 
Dolphin list with 12... Credited with four fumble recoveries, seven passes 
defensed, and a sack. . . Top game came in season-opener at Buffalo with 
an interception plus five tackles in 12-0 Miami win . . . Other thefts came 
against Bill Kenney in 14-6 edging of Kansas City on September 25, and 
versus Vince Ferragamo in 30-14 conquest of Rams on October 30. . . 
Had total of seven tackles in Seattle playoff loss. 

PRO: Known as a hard hitter and intelligent player, makes all Dolphin 
defensive calls in the secondary... In Miami's Super Bowl season of ’82, 
had two regular season interceptions plus three post-season pickoffs for 
NFL’s top-rated defensive backfield. . . Returned interception 35yards for 
touchdown in 45-28 win over Jets on September 12,1982. . .Was voted 
Outstanding Defensive Back by South Florida media for 1981 when four 
interceptions led the club . . . Older brother Lyle joined team in seventh 
game of ’81 season and duo became known nationally as "The Bruise 
Brothers” . . . Had pair of interceptions against Terry Bradshaw in 
nationally-televised 30-10 Dolphin win over Pittsburgh for personal '81 
highlight. . . In first year as starter in 1980, set team record for tackles by a 
DB with 118, and also had three interceptions... As a rookie in 1979, was 
club’s nickel back before season-ending knee injury in Dolphins’ 11th 
game. . . Suffered tom ligaments against Baltimore in freak confrontation 
with brother Lyle . . . With Lyle blocking for a Colt punt returner, 
unsuccessfully dodged him and landed awkwardly. . . That had been the 
first-ever on-field confrontation between the Blackwoods. . . Eighth round 
draftee, 215th player in 1979. 

COL LE GE: Started three seasons for the perennial powerhouse Univer¬ 
sity of Texas Longhorns. . . Used pri marily as a comerback at UT. . . Had 
42 tackles as a senior, with Longhorns posting 9-3 record (including Sun 
Bowl victory) . . . Credited with 62 tackles in '77 junior season as Texas 
went 11-0 before losing to Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. . . Returned 
interception 30yards for a TD against Rice that season. . . During career 
at Texas, Longhorn secondary also included future pros Johnnie Johnson, 
Derrick Hatchett, and Ricky Churchman. . . Majored in pre-dental studies. 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Forced Fumbles: 2in 1978, 3in 1979,3in 1980, 3in 1981, 1 in 1982,2in 1983 for 
total of 14 

BETTERS’ 1983 HONORS 

AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year 
AP All-Pro 

AFC Pro Bowl (starter) 

UPI AFC All-Star 


PERSONAL: Married to Beth (4/3/82), couple makes year-round home 
in Mami. . . Spent ’83 off-season as Sports Director for Mami’s WKQS- 
FM . . . Is very active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Youths for 
Christ. . . Hobbies include hunting, fishing, and playing golf. . . Enjoys 
listening to Ronnie Milsap and Willie Nelson . . . Favorite movie is 
|Caddyshack,” and favorite TV shows are “Cheers” and “MASH” . . . 
“Bruise Brothers” identification with brother Lyle has resulted in highly- 
successful merchandising of T-shirts, posters, etc.. . . Brothers even cut a 
record last season entitled, "All The Way To Tampa Bay” being met with 
mixed” reviews . . . Attended Winston Churchill High School in San 

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Antonio, lettering in football, baseball, basketball, and track. . . Full name 
is Glenn Allen Blackwood, bom February 23,1957 in San Antonio, Texas. 


NFL STATISTICS 

FUM. 


YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. 

ASST. 

TOTAL 

REC. 

1_NT. 

YDS. 

LQ 

1979 

Miami 

11-0 

17 

8 

25 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1980 

Miami 

16-15 

66 

52 

118 

4 

3 

0 

o 

1981 

Miami 

16-16 

71 

25 

96 

1 

4 

124 

39 

1982 

Miami 

9-9 

18 

6 

24 

1 

2 

42 

35 

1983 

Miami 

16-16 

54 

19 

73 

4 

3 

0 

_0 

5-YEAR TOTALS 

68-56 

226 

no 

336 

10 

12 

166 

39 

PLAYOFFS 

6-6 

23 

10 

33 

0 

3 

23 

9 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Punt Returns: 1 for 0 yards, 3 FC in 1980; 2 for 8 yds. long 6,2 FC in 1981 for total 
of 3 for 8 yards, 5 FC 

Passes Defensed: 2in 1979,18in 1980,9in 1981,4in 1982,6in 1983 for total of 


LYLE BLAC KWOOD 

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Height..6-1. 

Weight....... 190 

Bom..... 5/24/51 

College .... Tex. Christian 
HowAcq ..... FA. 1981 
NFL. 12th Year 


1983: Again teamed with brother Glenn to give Dolphins one of the 
toughest safety combinations in NFL. . . Was the starter in all 16 games at 
free safety position . . . Placed third on team in total tackles with 91, 
including 60 solo stops . . . Other stats included four interceptions for 77 
yards, seven passes defensed, and one forced fumble... On October 2, 
had 12 tackles (nine solos) and three passes defensed in 17-7 loss at New 
Orleans. . . Chipped in with six total tackles and an interception with a 45 
yard return in October 30 win over Rams . . . Led Dolphins in solo stops 
with seven in clutch 2017 victory at San Francisco on November 6, then 
added six initial hits and an interception (16-yard return) in 37-0 shutout of 
Colts on November 20. . . Sealed Miami’s 24-17 conquest at Houston on 
December 4 thanks to interception of an Oliver Luck aerial with just 1 '28 to 
play . . . Had eight total tackles in playoff defeat on December 31. 

PRO: One-half of the now-infamous “Bruse Brothers,” along with younger 
brother Glenn. . . Started all nine games in ’82 Super Bowl campaign and 
was second on squad in solo hits with 38 (58 total tackles). . . Had two 
regular season interceptions and one post-season theft for NFL’s # 1 ’82 
pass defense . . . After being cut by Colts, thought career was over until 
inked by Dolphins on September 30, 1981 after Don McNeal suffered tom 
hamstring . . . Started final 10 games of *81 season, replacing Don 
Bessillieu and had 57 total tackles and three interceptions . . . Played for 
Colts from 1977-80, originally joining Baltimore after being waived by 
Seattle in '77 pre-season . . . Appeared in 11 games in 1980with one start 
and one interception. . . Flayed in 16 and started 12 games in ’79 with 94 
total tackles (73 solo) and four interceptions. . . Had 16 starts in 1978 and 
was second on team in tackles with 147 solos and 34 assists. . . Was also 
second on club in interceptions with four (146 yards, 36.5 avg.), including 
two returns for TDs (78, 21 yards). . . Established personal high with 12 
solo stops versus Denver in ’78. . . Had best season in 1977, leading NFL 
with ten interceptions (163 return yards), including three in one game 
against Jets . . . Honored as Second Team All-Pro by AP in ’77 . • • 
Appeared in 11 games for 1976 Seahawks, mostly on special teams (two 
blocked FGs) and as punt/kickoff returner . . . Had been selected by 
Seattle in ’76 expansion draft . . . Played for Cincinnati from 1973-75. 
primarily as punt returner . . . Originally drafted by Denver, was cut by 
Broncos in ’73 pre-season and claimed by Bengals . . . Ninth round 
draftee, 217th player in 1973. 




COLLEGE: Was All-Southwest Conference pick in two seasons at Texas 
Christian University (1971-72) . . . Had nine interceptions in those two 
years including school record 83-yard return against Washington in ’71 
. . . Played in North-South Shrine game in Miami in ’72. . . Transferred to 
TCCI after intercepting 15 passes in two seasons at Texas’ Biinn Junior 
College . . . Has a B.G.S. in government from TCCI 
PERSONAL: Married to Suzanne (10/6/75), and spends off-season in 
Austin, Texas with couple’s three daughters, Ashley (1/4/78), Brooke 
(7/24/80), and Katy (10/15/82). . . Spent this past off-season working in 
real estate, landscaping, and taking graduate classes . . . Has donated 
considerable time to Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for 
Christ, Youths For Christ, and Queen Louise Children’s Home. . .Hobbies 
include fishing, hunting, scuba-diving, snow skiing, golf, and racquetbal! 
. . . Favorite TV show is “Hill Street Blues,” and favorite movies are “Ben 
Hur” and “Cool Hand Luke”. . . Funniest incident in pro career occurred 
with Colts when he dipped two doughnuts in wax and they were 
subsequently eaten by All-Pro tackle George Kunz. Kunz then chased him 
all over training camp. . . Attended Winston Churchill High School in San 
Antonio, lettering in football, baseball, and basketball. . . Full name is Lyle 
V. Blackwood, Jr., bom May 24, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas. 


YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

NFL STATISTICS 

FUM. 

TACK. ASST. TOTAL REC. 

INT. YDS. 

LG 

1973 

Cin. 

7-0 

NA 

NA 


NA 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1974 

Cin. 

131 

NA 

NA 


NA 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1975 

Cin. 

14-2 

NA 

NA 


NA 

0 

2 

44 

40 

1976 

Seattle 

11-0 

23 

8 


31 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1977 

Balt 

14-14 

56 

16 


72 

2 

10 

163 

37 

1978 

Balt 

16-16 

147 

34 


181 

2 

4 

146 

78t 

1979 

Bait 

16-12 

73 

21 


94 

2 

4 

63 

27 

1980 

Balt 

1M 

18 

7 


25 

0 

1 

0 

0 

1981 

Miami 

12-10 

37 

20 


57 

0 

3 

12 

11 

1982 

Miami 

9-9 

38 

20 


58 

1 

2 

41 

21 

1983 

Miami 

16-16 

60 

31 


91 

0 

4 

77 

45 

| 11-YEAR TOTALS 139-81 

NA 

NA 


NA 

7 

30 

546 78d 

PLAYOFFS 8-7 20* 9* 29* 1 3 7 

* Only includes tackling stats from six Dolphin playoff games 

PUNT RETURNS KICKOFF RETURNS 

8 

YEAR 

TEAM 

NO. FC 

YDS. AVG. 

LG 

TD 

NO. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LG TD 

1973 

Cin. 

4 4 

12 3.0 

4 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1974 

Gn. 

10 3 

29 2.9 

7 

0 

1 

17 

17.0 

17 

0 

1975 

Gn. 

23 0 

123 5.3 

31 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1976 

Seattle 

19 2 

132 6.9 

26 

0 

9 

215 

23.8 

45 

0 

1977 

Balt 

7 5 

22 3.1 

10 

0 

1 

24 

24.0 

24 

0 

1978 

Bait 

1 2 

2 20 

2 

0 

1 

18 

18.0 

18 

0 

1979 

Balt 

4 1 

-1 -0.2 

2 

0 

3 

41 

13.7 

19 

0 

1980 

Balt 

0 0 

0 0 

0 

0 

2 

41 

20.5 

25 

0 

TOTALS 


68 17 

319 3.2 

31 

0 

17 

356 

20.9 

45 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Passes Defensed: 7 in 1981, 1 in 1982, 7 in 1983 
Blocked FGs: vs. Dallas 10/3/76 vs. Tampa Bay 10/17/76 
Pass Reception: 1 for 8 yards, 1976 

Touchdowns: 78 yards vs. St Louis, 10/8/78; 21 yards vs. New England, 11/26/78 


KIN BOKAMPER 



Defensive End 




Height . 6-6 

Weight ..255 

Bom ■ ..9/25/54 

College.San Jose St 

HowAcq-- Dlb, 1976 

NFL.. 7th Year 


1983: Again was Dolphins’ starter at right end position . . . Started 15 

games with 48 total tackles (27 solos, 21 assists). . . Also had two QB 

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sacks, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed, one fumble recovery, and 
a pair of interceptions . . . Led team with nine solo stops in 27-14 loss to 
Raiders on September 19. . . Celebrated 29th birthday with interception 
(19-yard return) in 14-6 edging of Kansas City September 25 to keep 
“birthday winning streak” alive . . . Intercepted a Richard Todd pass and 
returned it 24 yards for go-ahead touchdown in 32-14 win over Jets on 
October 16... Suffered strained knee ligaments vs. Colts on October 23, 
and missed Rams game . . . Earned game ball with two sacks of Mark 
Herrmann plus a forced fumble in 37-0 whitewashing of Colts November 
20 . , . Had four total tackles and one pass defensed in Seahawk playoff 
loss. 

PRO: Exceptional pass rusher, is improving on run defense. . . Durable 
performer, has missed only three games in 6-year Miami career . . . Had 
seven QB sacks in 13 *82 games (nine regular season, four playoff) to lead 
team . . . Made transition from linebacker to defensive end for 1981 
season. . . 2216 total sacks in first four seasons justified positional switch, 
and in first year as a DE, contributed 916 sacks (including playoffs) . . . 
Spent most of ’81 campaign as replacement for Vem Den Herder in 
obvious passing situations. . . Was voted Linebacker of the Year by South 
Florida media for play in 1980 with 93 total tackles and 516sacks. . .Tore 
knee ligaments in 1980 finale against Jets, but rebounded successfully 
. . . Voted to the Pro Bowl in 1979, thus becoming only Dolphin LB besides 
Nick Buoniconti to achieve that honor. . . Statistically, had best season in 
1978 with 124 total tackles (79 solos, 45 assists) plus eight sacks. . .Had 
pair of QB sacks plus a blocked punt vs. Colts (10/29/78), and added two 
more sacks against Houston in playoffs. . . In ’ 77 season opener, was one 
of four rookies among defensive starters in 13-0 win at Buffalo . . . 
Credited with 92 total tackles in debut campaign . . . Spent entire 1976 
season on injured reserve after suffering knee injury against Philadelphila 
in pre-season contest. . . First round draftee, 19th player in 1976. 

COLLEGE: Starred as defensive end for two seasons at San Jose State 
(1974-75) ... As a senior, had 72 total tackles (11 for losses) for 9-2 
Spartans who won Pacific Coast Athletic Association title and had nation s 
sixth-ranked rushing defense . . . Was voted Most Valuable Defensive 
Player in East-West Shrine game, and also played in East-West and Blue- 
Gray all-star affairs . . . Began college career at Concordia College in 
Moorehead, Minnesota before transferring to San Jose City College . . . 
Majored in physical education. 

PERSONAL: Married to Colleen (4/26/80), couple resides in Ft 
Lauderdale . . . Spent this past off-season working for North American 
Production Company, . . Donates time to Ronald McDonald House and 
End World Hunger organizations . . . Hobbies include scuba diving and 
golf. . . Is a big fan of professional wrestling . . . Enjoys listening^ to Willie 
Nelson . . . Lists favorite movie as “Patton,” favorite TV show as “Leave It 
To Beaver,” and favorite book as “Papillon” . . . Attended Milpitas (Cal.) 
High School, lettering in football, basketball, wrestling, golf, and tennis. . - 
Full name is Kim Bokamper, born September 25, 1954 in San Diego. 




NFL STATISTICS 




1 

YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. 

ASST. 

TOTAL 

FUM. 

REC. 

QB 

SACK 

IPfT.YDS. 

1976 

1977 

Miami 

Miami 

14-14 

52 

INJURED RESERVE 
40 92 2 

26 

0 

0 

1978 

Miami 

16-16 

79 

45 

124 

0 

8 

1 

2 

1979 

Miami 

14-13 

37 

31 

68 

0 

46 

1 

1 

3 

1980 

Miami 

16*16 

56 

37 

93 

0 

516 

6 

1981 

Miami 

16-1 

17 

5 

22 

0 

7 6 

0 

0 

1982 

Miami 

9-6 

35 

5 

40 

0 

36 

1 

1 

43 

1983 

Miami 

15-15 

27 

21 

48 

1 

2 

2 

7-YEAR TOTALS 

100-81 

303 

184 

487 

3 

3316 

6 

55 

PLAYOFFS 

8-8 

27 

9 

36 

0 

8 

0 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Forced Fumbles: 1 in 1978, 2 in 1979, 2 in 1983 for total of 5 (P-1 vs. San Diego 
1/2/82) 

Blocked Punt: vs. Baltimore 10/29/78 

Blocked FGs: at New England 12/11/77, vs. Cincinnati 10/9/78 (P-vs. Houston 
12/24/78) 



1983: Started all 16 games for the Dolphins at right outside linebacker 
. Won the job following the unfortunate death of Larry Gordon in June, 
1983. . . Credited with 44 solo hits and 19 assists for total of 63 tackles 
. Aiso showed fine pass-rushing ability with 616 sacks, third on the team 
Had seven passes defensed. . . Contributed four initial hits, an assist, 
and a QB sack in 27-14 loss to Raiders on September 19... Career 
highlight came in earning game ball with nine solos, one assist, one sack, 
and two “bat-downs” in 21-7 victory at Baltimore on October 23. 

PRO: Despite strike-shortened 1982 season, was voted Dolphin Rookie of 
the Year by the South Florida media . . . Appeared in all nine regular 
season gameswith 13 total tackles, two QB sacks, and a forced fumble. . . 
Both sacks came in regular season finale at Baltimore Januaiy 2,1983 for 
8 yards in losses . . . Fourth round draftee, 108th player in 1982. 

COLLEGE: Had outstanding career at Duke University, including All- 
Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a senior. . . Accumulated 246 total 

tackles for the Blue Devils. . . In senior season, accounted for 95 tackles, 

five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries for 6-5 Duke. . . Also had 
an amazing 18 QB sacks that year. . . Lists funniest football incident as 
time he put a hit on South Carolina (now New Orleans) star George Rogers 
and lost both shoes from the impact. . . Tutored at Duke by then-Blue 
Devil linebacker coach (and now Dolphin assistant coach) Bob Matheson 
. . . Has a B.S. in history from Duke. 

PERSONAL: Single, spends off-season between Pembroke Pines and 
Silver Springs, Maryland. . . Is involved in family partnership in real estate 

business. . .Also involved in summer camps in the Washington, Virginia, 

and Maryland areas . . . Donates time speaking to youths on the 
importance of education . . . Favorite recording artist is Earl Klugh . . . 
Enjoys the TV show “The Jeffersons,” and also is a James Bond turn tan 
. . . Lists “Roots” as favorite book. . . Hobbies include stamp collecting, 
playing racquetball, and checking out advanced stereo equipment. . . 
Youngest of 15 children, has seven brothers and seven sisters . . . 
Attended Plymouth High School in Plymouth, North Carolina, lettenng in 
football, basketball, and track. . . Full name is Charles Emanuel Bowser, 

O 1 QRQ in Pk/mnilth. 




NFL STATISTICS 









FtIM. 

QB 



YEAR TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. 

ASST. TOTAL 

REC. 

SACK 

int.yds.| 

1982 Miami 

1983 Miami 

9-0 

16-16 

11 

44 

2 13 

19 63 

0 

0 

2 

66 

0 

0 

0 

__o 

2-YEAR TOTALS 
PLAYOFFS 

25-16 

5-1 

55 

1 

21 76 

2 3 

0 

0 

86 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 
Forced Fumble: 1 in 1982 


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1983: Beat the odds to make team after being lower round draft choice of 
Miami. . . Saw considerable action in 14 games, including one start. 

Finished season with 28 solo stops and eight assists for 36 total tackles. 

Also contributed two QB sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, one 
fumble recovery, and one pass defensed. . . Made first pro start in place of 
injured Eamie Rhone in 27-14 loss to Raiders on September 19 . . . Led 
team in that LA. game with ten total tackles (five solos, five assists) plus a 
sack while playing in front of hometown fans . . . Snared first career 
interception on a Bill Kenney pass in 14-6 win over Kansas Gty on 
September 25 . . . Again stepping in for an injured Rhone, had seven 
tackles and a defensed pass in 17*7 loss at New Orleans on October 2. 
Ninth round draftee, 250th player in 1983. 

COLLEGE: Played junior and senior seasons at Purdue, being named All- 
Big Ten in final campaign there (1982)... Set a Purdue and Big 10 record 
in '82 with an incredible 161 solo tackles plus 48 assists (209 total). . . 
That figure works out to an average of 15 solo hits per game . . .Also 
broke up nine passes, recovered a fumble, and had ten tackles for losses 
. . . Was Boilermaker captain as a senior and was named teams Most 
Valuable Player. . .As a junior in 1981, had 82 solos and 20 assists for 102 
total tackles (second on team) . . . Transferred to Purdue from Los 
Angeles Southwest Junior College . , . Twice named to the All-Southern 
California JuCo squad . . . Majored in criminal justice and has aspirations 
to be a probation officer. 

PERSONAL: Single, resides in Los Angeles during the off-season . . . 
Hobbies include swimming and dancing . . . Enjoys listening to Luther 
Vandross and Cheryl Lynn. . . Favorite TV show is “Dynasty" and favorite 
movie is '*48 Hours" . . . Attended Inglewood High School in Inglewood, 
California, lettering in football and basketball . . . Had 112 tackles as a 
senior and was twice named Most Valuable Flayer of high school team. . . 
Full name is Mark Anthony Brown, bom July 18, 1961 in Trenton, New 
Jersey. 





NFL STATISTICS 





YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. 

ASST. TOTAL 

FCIM, 

REC 

QB 

SACK 

IrtT. 

YDS. 

1983 

Miami 

14-1 

28 

8 36 

I 

2 

1 

6 

PLAYOFFS 

1-0 

0 

0 0 

0 

0 

0 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Forced Fumbles: 1 in 1983 
Passes Defensed: 1 in 1983 


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1983: Had exceptional season in 1983 with steady, consistent play. . . 
Started all 16 regular season games plus playoff contest. . . Led Dolphins 
in tackles with 73 solo hits and 31 assists for a total of 104. . .Also had one 
QB sack, a fumble recovery, two passes defensed, and tied for the team 
lead with two forced fumbles . . .During one five-game stretch (October 

9 * November 6), led the team in tackles four times. . . Paced club with 12 
solos and two assists in 38-35 OT loss to Buffalo on October 9 . . . 
Followed that up with 11 solo hits and six assists in 32-14 Miami victory 
over Jets on October 16 . . .On October 30 versus Rams, had 12 total 
tackles in 30-14 triumph... In 20-17 win at San Francisco on November 
6, had ten total tackles and stripped 49er running back Roger Craig of ball 
at the Miami 21 with just 1:54 remaining to preserve victory. . . Tied for 
team lead in total tackles in Seattle playoff match with 12. 

PRO: Has been firmly entrenched in Dolphin lineup since 1981 
acquisition . . . Had a total of 50 tackles in strike-shortened 1982 season, 
and led club in QB sacks with 4Vfc. . . In ’82 opener against Jets, had six 
tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and an interception. . . Was third on club 
in tackles in 1981 with 102 (63 solos) for AFC’s stingiest scoring defense 
. . . Helped set up decisive field goal for Don Shula’s 200th win in ’81 with 
overtime interception of New England’s Steve Grogan . . . Tied for team 
lead in forced fumbles that season with three . . . Acquired by Dolphins 
from Rams on April 28, 1981 just minutes before the start of the ’81 draft 
. . . Miami surrendered third-round choice in 1981, second-round pick in 
'82, and changed places with Rams on second round selection (from 15th 
to 28th pick). . . Had a strange 1980 season, walking out of Rams' camp 
five days before season opener, returning the day before the opening 
game, and starting the second-ninth games before again leaving on 
November 5 in contract dispute . . . Helped *79 Rams to Super Bowl, 
finishing second on club in tackles with 127, notching five QB sacks, and 
defensing 14 passes. . . Was part of Ram defense that set NFL record by 
holding Seattle to -7 yards total offense in ’79 contest . . . Finally won 
starting job in October, 1978 and contributed 56 tackles for NFL’s *1 
defense . . . Scored only TD of career on 31-yard interception return of 
Scott Bull pass in ’78 . . . Started seven games as a 1977 rookie before 
Jack Reynolds reclaimed job after contract holdout. . . Had 54 tackles 
and a pair of interceptions as a frosh . . . Joined Paul Warfield, Mike 
Current, and Neal Colzie as only former Ohio Staters who have started for 
Dolphins — all obtained by trade. . . Considered very intelligent player, is 
a firm believer in film study . . . First round draftee, 23rd player in 1977 
(third LB behind Robert Jackson and Robin Cole). 

COLLEGE: Had outstanding career at Ohio State with 214 tackles in 43 
games for the Buckeyes. . .Asa senior, honored as an All-America by AP, 
UPI, NEA, Football Writers, Kodak, and Football News. . . Was a two-time 
All-Big Ten selection . . . Was named club MVP as senior and played in 
Hula Bowl and Japan Bowl. . . Celebrated 22nd birthday in Buckeyes’ 27- 

10 win over Colorado in 1977 Orange Bowl as Ohio State posted 9*2*1 
record ... In junior year, Buckeyes had 11-1 mark . . . Has a B.S. in 
marketing. 

PERSONAL: Married to Susan (5/6/78), spends off-season in Orange, 
California with son Brandon (7/7/82) . . . Worked in commercial real 
estate during this past off-season. . . Hobbies include hunting and playing 
golf. . . Enjoys listening to Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. . . Favorite 
movie is “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest," and actually lists “The Don 
Shula Show" as favorite TV program . . . Attended Fremont Ross High 
School in Fremont, Ohio, lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. . . 
Full name is Robert Louis Brudzinski, bom January 1, 1955 in Fremont 

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Height ..., 

.511 

Weight ., , 


Bom , , , 


College ,,. 

•. • Penn State 

How Acq . ., 

03b, 1978 

NFL.. 

... 6th Year 



v*J 

'h\ 


September 4 ed ^Tor^eeBaal^teffiib^w n9 f 9a ? e at Buffa, ° on 
first quarter shovel pass plav rinT ! locking for Tom Vigorito on 
Placed on injured "Se .' ! ' CTlndlT^ ^ T* ^nd was 
consecutive games (regular season and plavoffsfsfn K ° f - P ,ayin 9 in 81 
Had caught eight passes for 84 yards and ™ , Sl "ce joining team ... 

• • • °n Dolphins’ active roster for less than th^ UChd ° Wn in P re ' seas °n 
does not count as “NFL Experience” * 9ames ’ 1983 season 

team-leading 356 yards, and 20 9-vard av^rk™ ^ receptions for a 

• • • AJso had six catches for 178ya?dsfn D^avofft ^ a Q % seventh best in NFL 

career highlight 76-yard TD reception^ avera 9 e )> deluding 

XVII. . .Became a starter^“^ngton in Super BaS 
with 29 catches for 631 yards (21.8 average) 81 Ca J? p f a, 9 n ^ ni shing season 
game on October 25, 1981 at Dallas with « r * ’ 8t ?b stjca ^y> bad best-ever 
and yardage (164) | n *81 th career 'highs in receptions (five) 

catches of 22 and 46 yards St Louis ' had twoTO 

and contributed 11 receptions for 199 vl^f 0f th StSeVengarnesin ,98 °- 

included 92-yard day versus^ 't 5 ® 30 "’ • '79season 

pre-season receiving that year with ' • Paced the club in 

TDs . Was Miami's leading punt returner'h^ fo £ 257 yards and two 
returns for 232 yards), and ranks ninth on?h» f year of 1978 (28 
category. , . Impressive Oranae Bowl deh . - G s a ' tlme list in that 
0 8 38 yards) in 78 pre-season math ^h'^'^^ pairofTD catches 
draftee, 81st player in 1978. ^ ^ OLns • * • Third round 

36 rec^^ons^or^OSS^^apj^g^®®^^®^ 0 at Penn State '"eluded 
the nation in punt returns with a 13 7 \,*m ouchdowr| s... As a senior, led 
had a 67-yarder against Arizona StJtein F^Z^ T 18 attem Pts. and also 
for507yardsand fiveTDsin F,esta ?° wl • - -Caught28passes 
MVP of both the Hula Bowl and jipan rI? Uon ' ' Was " a med 

t 1 ll 5 Cott ° n Bowl W* 55 yards msh^nql 02 var^^™"’ VOted MVP 
touchdowns in 41-20 win over Baylor 9 ’ H£- ya R S < £ e 5 ei . v,n 9- and P3''r° f 
PHRSONAI . c;^. ■ Mas a B.S. in journalism. 

now-cancelled “PM^on^m^fum/m 1 ?' ' ' Was co-host of 

for station’s sports department. ^ fs^Lo^ijyd 311 d-' Tent,y works 

involved in advertising agency in 


v, oik Times ami five-part series sweated ',hf r ° te ™ ne artides for New 
1 onceming intercollegiate athfetics^ Art th a°a 9 n° Ut United States 
School in Pittston, P^nstdvania p’ , Attended Plttston Area High 

state high school histoty with 4 449 vards in thr 006 ° f t0p P Ve rushers in 
Full name is JameTcarmen r^ il '"^ree seasons (1971-73). . . 
Pennsylvania. efao ’ bom October 6, 1956 in Pittston, 


YEAR 


TEAM 


1978 

1979 

1980 

1981 

1982 

1983 


Miami 

Miami 

Miami 

Miami 

Miami 

Miami 


NFL STATISTICS 

GS NO. 

16-1 


YDS. 


*5-YEAR TOTALS 
PLAYOFFS 


16-3 
16-4 
16-5 
9-9 
_ 1-1 
74-23 
7-5 


6 

12 

11 

29 

17 

0 


145 

223 

199 

631 

356 

0 


24.2 

18.6 

18.1 

21.8 

20.9 

0 


75 

9 


LONG 

43 

30 

52 

69t 

46 

0 


1554 

240 


20.7 

26.7 


TD 

3 

3 

1 

3 

1 

0 


69t 

76t 


11 


'to^rcTye^ e p| r ^ r ** ^ three 9 ames > *us 1983 season does not count 


Punt Returns: 28 for 8Fc2£ "A™ 

PC. ta,,o h 

Kickoff Returns: 2 for 40 yards. 20.0 avg„ long 21 in 1978 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS 

5 vs. Dallas, 10/25/81 
4 vs. Tampa Bay, 11/29/82 
164 vs. Dallas, 10/25/81 
93 vs. Washington, 10/18/81 
2 vs. St Louis, 9/6/81 
69 vs. Dallas, 10/25/81 
52 vs. San Francisco, 11/16/80 


Most Receptions: 

Most Yards: 

Most TD Receptions: 
Longest Reception: 



1983: Huge lineman who is still growing Plavnd lorn. 

NFL s youngest plaver beninnir.^ }£~ ” ' ' ' . yed ,g 83 season a 
Saw action in ail 16 reaiita? c M ® cam Paign at only 20 years of age 
statistics induded if solos and Sf " i ^J hree starts ■ • - TacWin 
quarterback sacks and onetumble s,sts • • • Also had thre 

Ryan in end zone to record a safeilf in m° ^ 7V Tackled Jets’ QB Pa 
October 16 . . . ^ am ' s 32-14 win at New York o. 

that game, played as a fourth man in 4 3 dev£? Ph f n linebackin 9 corps it 
defense . . . Earned fiTlia start th ?"afion from team’s normal 3-< 
contributed four solos and one assfet ^^* 1 ” Baltimore am 
Bokamperin 30-14 victory over Rams on rvth^'n p,a fu ° f injured Kirr 
- - - Chipped in with three initial h»t ,„2 < ??J >er 3 ,° and had three assist: 
Atlanta on December 10 nnvpil^d ^ sacks in 31 -24 besting of 
Levitation Dance” following’sack of^rh^T^ (and since banned ) 
triumph over Jets in December fi™L Rrchard Todd in Dolphins’ 34-14 
draftee, 55th player in 1983 . 9 r season finale. . .Second round 

t» OR. Third T..n, byAP„d sSS^S^SXSS^S 

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East selection. . . Credited with 41 solos and 32 assists in senior season 
. . . Earned appearance in Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine qame In 
junior year, had 71 total tackles (45 solos, 26 assists) . . Majored in 
communications. J in 


PERSONAL; Single, spends off-season in East Orange, New Jersey 

^ S ‘ S A rM 0 r^ 0V,W 33 Hours '' and "TradingPlaces," favorite TVshow 

as All My Children, and favorite book as "Roots” . . . Enjoys listeninq to 
Joselyn Brown . Attended Science High School (N.J.), a schoolfor 
ar J d , c °™P et< ; d athletically at Central High, lettering j n 
football (all-state), basketball, and track. . . Full name is Michael William 
Charles, born September 23, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey. 


YEAR TEAM 

NFL STATISTICS 

_ „ FUM. qb 

G S TAC K. asst. TOTAL REC. sack 

1983 Miami 

16-3 18 

8 26 1 3 

PLAYOFFS 

1-0 0 

1 1 0 0 

ADDITIONAL STATS 

Pass Defensed: I in 1983 (P) 

Safety: 1 in 1983 

STEVE CLARK 

Guard 


Jk 


7b 


Height ... ,, 6-4 

Weight.255 

Bom .... ,, 8/2/60 

College ... .Utah 

How Acq .... D9a, 1982 
NFL.3rd Year 

in 


1983: Used exclusively by Dolphins on special teams in 1983... Saw 
action in 11 games for Miami in'83. . . Contributed three solos and one 
assist for total of four tackles... A defensive lineman through college and 
in pros, was converted to offensive line late in '83 season ... Is listed as 
back-up to Ed Newman at right guard on Dolphins' 1984 pre-season depth 
chart ... In August 13 pre-season game against New Orleans, led the 
team in total tackles with eight... Was waived on August 29 final roster 
cut-down, then brought back the next day. 

PRO: Originally cut in late August 1982 after having been Miami late 
round draft choice. . . Following initial departure from Dolphins, tried out 
for Toronto Argonauts of Canadian Football League, but did not make 
team ... Was re-signed by Miami on December 7 following season¬ 
ending ankle injury to Bill Barnett. . . Appeared in two of four remaining 
regular season games . . . Had no tackles, but contributed a fumble 

’ n ^ na ^ e versus Cote * • • Ninth round draftee, 

239th player in 1982. 

COLLEGE: Starred at University of Utah, earning All-America honors 
from Football Writers Association as a senior. . . Was one of eight finalists 
for prestigious Lombardi Award . . . Named Western Athletic 

Conference s Defensive Piayer of the Year in 1981 . . . Was a two-time All- 
WAC selection ... At Utah, had career totals of 213-tackles and 20 
quarterback sacks ... In senior season, was Utes’ media guide “cover 
boy while notching 12 QB sacks for 120 yards in losses . . . Earned 
Defensive Most Valuable Player award in Senior Bowl' . . . Underwent 
successful rehabilitation following sophomore knee surqery Majored 
in business. 

PERSONAL: Single, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah . . . Spent this past off¬ 
season working in real estate . . . Hobbies include skiing, hiking, and 
camping . . . Enjoys listening to Bob Marley and The Cars . . . Lists 
favorite movie as “Return of the Jedi,” favorite TV show as “60 Minutes,” 

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and favorite book as “The World According to Garp”. . . Attended Skyline 
High School in Salt Lake City, lettering in football, baseball, and basketball 
■ - - Helped Skyline to pair of state championships while twice earning alt- 
state honors. . . Full name is Stephen Spence Clark, bom August 2,1960 
in Salt Lake City, Utah. 


NFL STATISTICS 

GAMES/STARTS: 1982:2/0, 1983:11/0. 2-YEAR TOTALS: 13/0. 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Tackles: 31-4 in 1983 
Fumble Recoveiy: 1 in 1982 



MARK CLAYTON 



Height ... 

...5-9 

Weight .... 

..175 

Bora. 

...... 4/8/61 

College ... 


How Acq .. 

... D8b, 1983 

NFL... 




1983: Was a receiver, passer, rusher, and kick returner for Dolphins in ’83 

. . - Appeared in 14 games and set a club record for punt return yardage in 

a season with 392on 41 returns (11 fair catches) fora 9.6-yard average and 
one TD. . . Had become Miami’s punt returner following opening-game 
knee injury to Tom Vigorito ... As a wide-out, caught six passes for 114 
yards (19.0 average) and a touchdown . . . Also rushed twice for nine total 
yards, returned one kickoff for 25 yards, and was 1 for 1 as a passer 
Had three punt returns for 43 yards (iong 20) in 34-24 win over New 
England September 11... Returned Russell Erxleben punt 34 yards in 
17 J ! S SS at Mew ° riear ! s 0ct o b er 2. . . Best game came in 38-35 OT loss 
to Buffalo October 9 with two receptions for 53 yards, including first-ever 

NFL touchdown on 14-yard catch and season-high 39-yard cradling. . .In 

that same contest, threw a 48-yard TD pass to Mark Duper on a double 
reverse option (Dan Marino to Tony Nathan to Clayton). . . Received a 
game ball following 37-0 romp of Colts November 20 after recording first 
TD punt return for 60 yards (six returns for 97 yards on the day). 
Suffered broken rib against Cincinnati on November 28 and missed next 
two games . . . Had one return for 32 yards in Seattle playoff loss 
December 31. . . Led dub in pre-season receptions with 11 for 118 yards 

. . - Had four catches for 48 yards and one TD in 38-7 rout at Washington 

on August 19 . . . Eighth round draftee, 223rd player in 1983. 

COLLEGE: Had school record-setting tenure at the University of 
Louisville... Set Cardinal career records for most receiving yards (2004) 
and highest average per catch (20.9) . . . Enjoyed spectacular senior 
season with 53 catches for Louisville record 1112 yards, 20.9-yard average 
and six touchdowns to rank 13th in nation in receiving, . . Also set school 
standard with three TD receptions versus Richmond on October 16, 1982 
. . . Was named All-South Independent and team MVP in ’82 . . . As a 
junior, had 27 catches for 596 yards (22.1 average) and three TDs and 
contnbuted 15 receptions for 288 yards (19.2 average) and one 
touchdown as a sophomore. 


PERSONAL: Single, resides in Hialeah . . . Enjoys watching colleqe 
basketball especially Denny Crum-led Louisville Cardinals . . . Attended 
Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, lettering in football, basketball, and 
track -Was an all-state selection in football as a senior. . .Full name is 
Mark Gregory Clayton, bom April 8, 1961 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 






NFL STATISTICS 

_ ’ 



YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

ATT. 

RUSHING 
YDS. AVG. 

LG TD 

NO. 

PUNT RETURNS 
FC YDS. AVG. 

LGTD 

1983 

Miami 

14-0 

6 

114 19.0 

39 1 

41 

n 

392 9.6 

60 1 

| PLAYOFFS 

t-0 

0 

0 0 

0 0 

1 

2 

32 32.0 

32 0 




- 



5 f 

i • i 
| 


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ADDITIONAL STATS 

Rushing: 2 for 9 yards in 1983 
Passing: 1 for i for 48 yards, 1 TD in 1983 
Kickoff Return: 1 for 25 yards in 1983 


AmI. duhe 


Linebacker 




Height. 

.6-4 

Weight. 

.235 

Bom ....... 

... 11/27/55 

College .... 

.LSU 

How Acq .. . 

... Dl, 1977 

NFI_.... 

.... 8th Year 



1983: Produced another steady season of play at linebacker for the 
Dolphins in 1983 . . . Finished fourth on team in total tackles with 87 on 
61 solos and 26 assists. . . Was also fourth on the club’s QB sack list with 
5!£, and chipped in with two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and a 
defensed pass. . . Was named to GPI’s Second Team AFC All-Star squad 
and was a Pro Bowl alternate. . . Contributed six tackles and 1 x h sacks in 
September 4 opening day shutout at Buffalo . . . Followed up that effort 
with team-leading eight solos, three assists, and a QB drop in Miami’s 34- 
24 win over New England September 11... Suffered groin injury in 
October 16 Jets’ contest, missing most of that game plus following week’s 
Baltimore confrontation . . . Against Cincinnati on November 28, had 
seven initial hits and forced two fumbles in 38-14 Dolphin victory . . . 
Paced club with eight solo tackles in 24-17 road win at Houston December 
4 . . . Tore knee ligaments in playoff loss to Seattle on December 31, 
undergoing surgery two days later . . . Also underwent off-season 
shoulder surgery. 

PRO: Enthusiastic, intense, colorful performer . . . Ended up fourth on 
team in total tackles in 1982 with 56. . .In four ’82 playoff games, had 19 
tackles, four QB sacks, and four interceptions . . . Really gained national 
prominence in AFC Championship game on January 23, 1983 with three 
interceptions, including one returned 35yards for a touchdown, in 14-0 win 
over Jets . . . “Controlled freelancing” at LB position was contributing 
force in New York QB Richard Todd’s five interceptions . . . Finished 
second among team tackle leaders in '81 with 110 (61 solos, 49 assists), 
and also added 7V6 sacks. . . Earned pair of game balls that season versus 
St Louis and Kansas City. . .Named First Team All-AFC by UP1 following 
1981 campaign . . . Move to linebacker from defensive lineman during 
Larry Gordon’s 1980 training camp holdout was prompted by local sports- 
writer’s suggestion to Head Coach Don Shula . . . Began ’80 season at 
outside linebacker, moving inside by third game . . . Had 84 total tackles 
and tied for team lead in sacks with 5 : A> that year. . . Slowed by abdominal 
muscle pull in 1979, eventually lost starting right end job to Doug Betters 
* . . Mssed first five games of 1978 while rehabilitating fromAugust knee 
surgery . . . Had 47 tackles and career-high eight sacks in '78 . . . 
Accounted for longest fumble return in Dolphin history on October 15, 
1978, sprinting 68 yards with a Dan Fouts bobble . . . Was co-NFL 
Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1977 after leading Mami in sacks with 
seven and making 83 tackles. . . Earned game ball versus Jets with three 
QB drops in 14-10 win, and helped cement 17-5 triumph over New 
England with blocked punt that led to clinching TD. . . First round draftee, 
13th player in 1977 (seventh defensive lineman). 

COLLEGE: Was a four-year starter at LSG and a two-time Academic All- 
SEC. . . Averaged 72 tackles per season during Tiger career, and also had 
27 tackles for losses (133 yards). . . Notched 84 total tackles as a senior, 
and was named Most Valuable Defensive Player for South squad in Senior 
Bowl. . . Senior Bowl head coach was Don Shula and defensive Iinemate 
was Alabama’s Bob Baumhower . . . Awarded scholarship to LStl after 
blocking three punts in 1973 high school all-star game . . . Holds B.S. in 
general studies. 

PERSONAL: Married to Frances (5/24/80), resides in Miami Shores with 

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son Adam Joseph HI (10/6/83). . . Wife is a former Orange Bowl queen 
. . . Business-wise, is a partner in Chroma Copy, and owns Adam’s 
Seafood And Produce in Louisiana... Is honorary chairman for the Cystic 
r ibrosis Bowl For Breath, and holds same distinction for Muscular 
Dystrophy Skate-A-Thon . . . Hosted A.J. Duhe Golf Invitational this past 
off-season and raised nearly $10,000 for St Augustine’s Florida State 
School For The Deaf and Blind. . . Hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, 
hunting, and playing golf. . . Enjoys listening to Jimmy Buffet and Men At 
Work. . . Lists favorite movies as ‘ Terms of Endearment” and “Raiders of 
the Lost Ark,” while favorite TV shows are “Dynasty” and “60 Minutes”. . . 
Attended Leon Godchaux High School in Reserve, Louisiana, lettering in 
football, baseball, and basketball. . . Full name is Adam Joseph Duhe, Jr., 
bom November 27, 1955 in New Orleans. 


YEAR 

TEAM 

NFL STATISTICS 

G-S TACK. ASST. TOTAL 

FtIM. 

REC. 

QB 

SACK 

1977 

Miami 

14-14 

48 

35 

83 

2 

7 

1978 

Miami 

1310 

25 

22 

47 

2 

8 

1979 

Miami 

132 

13 

18 

31 

0 

2 

1980 

Miami 

16-15 

44 

40 

84 

0 

5fc 

1981 

Miami 

16-16 

61 

49 

110 

1 

7V6 

1982 

Miami 

9-9 

35 

21 

56 

0 

2 

1983 

Miami 

1515 

61 

26 

87 

1 

5 x fi 

7-YEAR TOTALS 

96-81 

287 

211 

498 

6 


PLAYOFFS 

8-8 

28 

15 

43 

0 

3 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Forced Fumbles: 2 in 1977, 1 in 1981, 2 in 1983 for total of 5 (P-1 vs. San Diego 
1/2/82) 

Interception: 1 for 11 yards in 1981, 1 for 0 yards in 1982 for total of 2 for 11 yards 
(P-4 for 36 yards in 1982) 

Safety: 1 in 1978 
Blocked Punt: 1 in 1977 




MARK DUPER 


Height .5-9 

Weight . 187 

Bom. 1/25/59 

College .... Northwestern 
State (La.) 

HowAcq. D2, 1982 

NFL .3rd Year 


1983 : Literally exploded onto NFL scene in 1983 . . . Became first-ever 
Dolphin receiver to go over 1,000 yard mark with 1,003 on 51 catches 
(Paul Warfield’s 996 in 1971 had been previous high). . . Average-per- 
catch of 19.7 yards was tops in AFC and fifth in NFL . . . Caught ten 
touchdown passes while appearing in all 16 games with 11 starts . . . 
Earned Second Team All-AFC honors from GP1 and was a member of the 
AFC Pro Bowl squad (one catch for 19 yards). . . According to Sportsa- 
gram’s complex Receivers Rating System, was top-ranked receiver in AFC 
in ’83 with 114.0 rating, and was second in NFL behind Mike Quick of 
Philadelphia (119.0) . . . Made first pro reception versus Raiders on 
September 19 with three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown . . . 
Started first NFL game on October 9 in 38-35 OT loss to Buffalo and had 
seven receptions for 202 yards and two TDs . . . That yardage total was 
second highest in Dolphin history behind Nat Moore’s 210 versus Jets in 
1981. . .Two scores versus Bills included 63-yarder from Dan Marino and 
48-yarder from WR Mark Clayton on double reverse option ... In 30-14 
triumph over Rams on October 30, gathered in seven passes for 134 yards 
and one six-pointer. . . Earned game ball for being on receiving end of five 
balls for 121 yards and one touchdown in 37-0 shutout of Colts on 
November 20 ... TD in that contest was an 85-yarder from Marino for 
second longest pass play in Dolphin history behind 86-yard 1971 hook-up 

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between Bob Griese and Warfield. . . Against Cincinnati on November 28 
had five receptions for 84 yards and pair of scores (7, 15 yards) in 3844 
victory. . . Followed that up with four snags for 80 yards at Houston in 24- 
17 edging of Oilers on December 4 ... On December 10, had four 
catches for 96 yards against Atlanta, then broke Warfield's record in 
December 16 season finale with four receptions for 71 yards and a 
touchdown ... Had most productive receiving day in Dolphin playoff 
history on December 31 versus Seattle with nine catches for 117 yards and 
one score. 

PRO: Blazing fast, ran a 4.3 40-yard dash in Dolphin camp. . . Played in 
only two games in rookie year of 1982 and did not catch a pass. . .Slowed 
by ankle injury and hamstring pull, two appearances came in final pair of 
regular season games . . . Second round draftee, 52nd player in 1982 

COLLEGE: Played only two years of college football at Northwestern 
State in Natchitoches, Louisiana. . .Asa senior, caught 24 passes for 592 
yards (24.7 average) and seven touchdowns, including three TDs versus 
Northeast Louisiana . . . Attended college on a track scholarship . . At 
N.W. State, had a 4.28 clocking in 40-yard dash ... Ran anchor leg on 
Demons’ star-studded NCAA championship 400-meter relay team that 
also consisted of the late Joe Delaney (Kansas City Chiefs), Victor Oatis 

(Indianapolis Colts), and Mario Johnson. . .Also qualified for NCAA meet 
in 100-meter dash . . . Broke Delaney’s school record in 100 meters with 
time of 10.21 . . . Majored in law enforcement 

PERSONAL: Single, spends off-season in Mansura, Louisiana . . . Nick- 
name is “Super Duper” ... A surprise draftee, had impressed Dolphin 
Coach Don Shu la in BLESTO workout in Detroit with acrobatic over-the- 
shoulder catch . . . Works out with Buffalo quarterback Joe Ferguson at 
N.W. State during off-season . . . Attended Moreauville (La.) High School 
lettering in track . . . Moreauville High did not field a football team 
High school track marks include 9.9 in 100, 22.6 in 220, 2241" in long 
jump, and 44' 10" in triple jump. . . Full name is Mark Kirby Duper, bom 
January 25, 1959 in Pineville, Louisiana. 


1982 Miami 

1983 Miami 

2-0 

16-11 

0 

51 

0 

1003 

0 

19,7 

0 

85 

2-YEAR TOTALS 
PLAYOFFS 

18-11 

1-1 

51 

9 

1003 

117 

19.7 

13.0 

85 

32 


ROY FOSTER 


Guard/Tackle 




1983: Continued to progress in 1983 . . . After shuttling between tackle 

and guard spots since Miami arrival, remained at guard for most of’83. . . 

Appeared in all 16 regular season games plus Seattle playoff match on 
both scrimmage plays and special teams . . . Utilized as third tight end in 
short yardage situations because of blocking prowess . . . Made first 
professional start for injured Eric Laakso on September 19 against Raiders 
in Los Angeles Coliseum, having played collegiately in same stadium at 

use. 

PRO: Amazingly, is the first alumnus of USC to ever play for Dolphins. . * 
Saw action in all 13 regular season and playoff games in strike-shortened 
82 campaign, mostly on special teams . . . Like several other Miami 
rookies, development was hindered due to strike . . . First round draftee, 
24th player (fifth offensive lineman) in 1982. 


COLLEGE: Was a three-year starter at guard for USC ... As a senior, 
earned All-America accolades from UP1, Football Writers, Football 
Coaches Association, and Sporting News ... A finalist for Outland 
Trophy, played in Hula Bowl and Olympia Gold Bowl. . . Blocked fora pair 
of Heisman Trophy winners in Charles White and Marcus Allen during 
Trojan career. . . Originally recruited to USC as a fullback, then shifted to 
offensive line . . . USC offensive lines featuring infamous "Student Body 
Right” have also produced All-Americas Pat Howell, Brad Budde, and Keith 
Van Home . . . Majored in public administration. 

PERSONAL: Single, resides in Miami. . . Hobbies include playing cards, 
traveling, and listening to music. . . Enjoys listening to Whispers. . .Lists 
favorite TV show as Dynasty” ... Is a big fan of comedy films . 
Attended Shawnee Mission (Kan.) West High School for two years after- 
moving from Los Angeles. . .Lettered in football and track. . .Fullname 
is Roy Allen Foster, born May 24, 1960 in Los Angeles. 

NFL STATISTICS 

^^S/START 8 : 1982: 9/0 (P-4/0), 1983: 16/1 (P-1/0). 2-YEAR TOTALS: 


ANDRA FRANKLIN 




Bom.8/22/59 

College ....... Nebraska 

How Acq ...... D2. 1981 

NFL............ 4th Year 


*-/T 


1983: Despite being slowed by injury problems in 1983, still managed to 
gain over 700 yards rushing for third time in as many league seasons. . . 
Appeared in 15 games with 12 starts while leading Dolphins in rushing for 
second consecutive year . . . Gained 746 yards on 224 carries for a 3.3- 
yard average and a career-high eight rushing TDs. . .Surprisingly,did not 
catch a single pass all season . . . Top yardage game of ’83 came in 
season opener at Buffalo on September 4 with 75 yards on 18 carries 
Overall, had most productive day of campaign in 34-24 win over New 
England on September 11 with 74 yards on 15 attempts and two 
touchdowns (six, seven yards). . . Severely bruised shoulders on freak hit 
while scoring TD versus Kansas City on September 25. . . Missed follow¬ 
ing week’s New Orleans game and was bothered by shoulders for most of 
the season ... Ran for 70 yards on 17 rushes and scored a TD in 37-0 
whitewash of Colts on November 20. . . In Miami’s come-from-behind 24- 
17 win at Houston on December 4, gained 66 yards on 15 attempts and 
scored Dolphins’ opening touchdown. 

PRO: A bruising, power runner, is counted on in short yardage situations 
. . . Had outstanding 1982 season, being named to the Pro Bowl and also 
earned Second Team All-AFC honors from UPI . . . Finished second 
behind New York’s Freeman McNeil in AFC rushing with 701 yards on 177 
carries and seven TDs, prompting club Most Valuable Player award in 
voting by South Florida media ... ’82 rushing total in strike season 
projected over normal 16-game schedule would have been 1246 yards 
... In 1981, broke Jim Kiick’s team rookie rushing record of 621 yards 
(1968) by running for 711 yards on 201 tries and seven touchdowns. . . 
Replaced injured Woody Bennett in third game of ’81, and caught three- 
yard TD pass from Don Strock that beat Houston, 16-13. . . Scored four 
touchdowns in first pair of NFL starts, and racked up first 100-yard game 
against Baltimore on November 1 . . . Was honored by South Florida 
media as team s top rookie. . . Second round draftee, 56th player in 1981 
(fourth fullback). 

COLLEGE: Had fine career at the University of Nebraska, being utilized 
primarily as a blocking back . . . During Comhusker tenure, Nebraska 
posted records of 9-3, 9-3,10-2, and 10-2. . .Gained 543 and 678 yards in 

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final two collegiate seasons, thus totalling 1,738 yards on 324 carries f <? „ 
average) and ten TDs at Nebraska . . . Gained 1 ?? v*rdc ■ *. S l ^ 
Missouri and Oklahoma as a senior when 'Huskers ranked^ecnnH^ 
nation in total offense with 491.2 yards per-aame Jfc nd ln 

Team All-Big Eight honors from AP and (JP1 that season Was blnrl?^ 
back for 1,000-yard Nebraska runners RickBems^.' Hipp and ja " 9 

rsr■ seltss; 

watching basketball . . Favorite movie is "And Justice For AtF and r n , d 
favonte TV show as Hill Street Blues” Attain Jt a . , „ , and ,lst s 
School, lettering in football, basketball,'andtradf ^ ^uUnarnrH^ 
Bernard Franklin, bom August 22, 1959 rn Antiston AlLama " ^ 


1 YEAR TEAM 


G-S ATT. 


NFL STATISTICS 

RUSHING 


RECEIVING 


1981 Miami 

1982 Miami 

1983 Miami 

16-11 

9-9 

15*12 

201 

177 

224 

711 

701 

746 

3.5 29 
4.0 25t 
33 18 

ID 

7 

7 

8 

NO. 

3 

3 

0 

YDS. 

6' 

9 

o 

lg 

3t 

6 

o 

TD 

1 

1 

3-YEAR TOTALS 
PLAYOFFS 

40-32 

6-6 

602 

93 

2158 

335 

3.6 29 
3.6 12 

22 

2 

6 

0 

15 

0 

6 

0 

0 

2 

0 


J< 

ON GIESLER 

Tackle 

79 

* ^ N ~T 

Ljr J* k 


Height ... 6-5 

Weight. 260 

B °m.. 12 / 23/56 

c °liege ....Michigan 

HowAcq. DI, 1979 

NFL .. 6 th Year 


1983: Continued improved and steady play in 1983 . Starts ,n in 
/Vong wft^Bob KuTd^en l be ^ g,lDw^ht 0 Stephenso < n , Ed^Tewlrmn^^ d E ' 

games in 1981. . . In 1980, suffered shoulder separation in New Orleans 
i^0^1ielpin^Dotoh^'^'^ n ^^' ^^^^HS^BuffatoonOctoberlft 

COLLEGE: Standout offensive lineman for Bo Schembechler at the 

•»^?^siS^?i^HS5S^SSS5!SSSSS” n itSSS5 

iS? ■ Won " n - " 

PERSONAL, Married to Lori (6/30/79) with daughter Kristin (11/1/SI). 

50 


NFL STATISTICS , 

S L i%r ,. 1SK ,i 



CLEVELAND GREEN 


Tackle 


vT* 

<>? I !V> 


Height ..,.. 


Weight. 


Bom ....... 

.... 9/11/57 

College_ 

..., Southern 

How Acq ... 

... FA, 1979 

NFL.. 

. • L . 6th Year 



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the^riJf? been J he , D ° lphi c ns ’ top reserve at offensive tackle since beatinc 

plus all four ptayoff^tTOtei^dUdii^gS^p^Bj^f^f" 131 

and averaged over 100 tackles in final two seasons of^oleqe ball k * 

SESSstS 

Bolton.' ’ Cleveland Carl Green, born September 11,1957 in 


NFL STATISTICS , 


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1983: Again played integral part in Dolphins’ three-man tight end system 
. . .Saw action in 15 games \yith eight starts in 1983. . . Usually started 
along with Dan Johnson when Dolphins began game in double-TE 
alignment . . . Caught 22 balls for 202 yards with 9.2-yard average per 
catch . . . After catching only four passes in first seven games, caught at 
least one ball in last nine regular season contests. . . Combined with other 
two Miami tight ends, Dan Johnson and Joe Rose, Dolphins got 75 
receptions for 736 yards from TE position . . . Had three catches for 
season-high 49 yards, including a 25-yarder in 17-7 loss at NewOrleans on 
October 2. . . Had pair of clutch receptions in 20-17 win at San Francisco 
on November 6 . . . Caught 1983-high four balls in 31-24 victory over 
Atlanta on December 4. 

PROi Tough blocker, also has reliable pair of hands. . . Has missed just 
one regular season game (10/9/83) in six Dolphin seasons ... In strike- 
shortened 1982 season, had 12 catches for 66 yards and two TDs, both 

against the Colts. . . Six receptions in’82 post-season olay included pair of 
scoring receptions versus New England in 28-13 Miami win ... In 1981 
season had personal best of five catches for 89 yards in 41-38 OT playoff 
loss to San Diego . . . 50-yard touchdown reception in that game is 
longest-ever scoring hook-up involving a Dolphin tight end. . . Appeared 
in all 16 games in 1980, making 12 starts. . . Statistically, had best season 

jn 1979 with 30 receptions for 386 yards and three TDs. . .Won starting 
job in pre-season thatyearwhen regular TE Andre Tillman suffered broken 
leg . . . Actually took two snaps from center as quarterback against 
Chicago (9/23/79) when all three Miami QBs were injured ... In rookie 
season of 1978, special teams talents in addition to receiving skills paved 
way for roster spot . . . Had 20 tackles, including ten solos on special 
teams, and also was part-time snapper on punts in 78. . . Two of first four 
pro receptions went for touchdowns. . . Ninth round draftee, 247th player 
in 1978. 

COLLEGE: Originally went to Arizona State as a quarterback, starting 
opening game of sophomore season at QB (5 for 11 for 67 yards) before 
being shifted to receiver . . . Overall, three-year receiving stats at ASU 
show 47 catches for 547 yards, including 19 receptions for 269 yards in 
senior season . . . Was college teammate of Green Bay star receiver John 
Jefferson . . . Appearance in Can-Am Bowl was tip-off to Dolphin scouts 
. . . Majored in business administration. 

PERSONAL: Married to Joanie (1/31/81), couple lives in South Jordan, 
Utah with sons Nathan (7/19/79), Adam (3/18/82) and Aaron (1/5/84) 
... Is part-owner of Teamworks Sports Shop in Utah . . . Spent past off¬ 
season working in advertising . . , Aiso was involved in summer football 
camp . . Hobbies include reading and playing golf. . . Favorite book is 
Shogun” while favorite recording artists are Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffet, 
and Alabama . . . Brother Bryan was minor league player in Chicago 
Cubs organization . . . Attended Bingham High School in Bingham, Utah, 
lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. . .Was state’s Most Valuable 
Player in football and basketball in both junior and senior years . . . Was 
also two-time all-state selection in baseball . . . Scored 1,150 points in 
three seasons of high school basketball . . . As a senior, was rated the 
nation’s top high school athlete, appearing on the cover of Sports 
Illustrated (4/29/74) . . . Full name is Bruce Alan Hardy, born June 1, 
1956 in Murray, Utah. 




NFL STATISTICS 




YEAR 

TEAN 

G-S 

NO. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LONG 

TD 

1978 

Miami 

16-0 

4 

32 

8.0 

15 

2 

1979 

Miami 

16-14 

30 

386 

12.8 

28 

3 

1980 

Miami 

16-12 

19 

159 

8.4 

19 

2 

1981 

Miami 

16-6 

15 

174 

11.6 

21 

0 

1982 

Miami 

9-6 

12 

66 

5.5 

19 

2 

1983 

Miami 

15-8 

22 

202 

9.2 

25 

0 

6-YEAR TOTALS 

88-46 

102 

1019 

10.0 

28 

9 

PLAYOFFS 

8-6 

13 

169 

13.0 

50t 

3 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Kickoff Returns: 2 for 27 yards, long 15 in 1978 
Passing: 0 for 1 in 1979 


Most Receptions: 
Most Yards: 

Most TD Receptions: 
Longest Reception: 


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS 

4, four times 

62 vs. Minnesota, 9/16/79 
55 vs. Buffalo, 12/19/81 
1, nine times 

28 vs. Cleveland, 11/18/79 
25 vs. NewOrleans, 10/2/83 



VINCE HEFLIN 



Height.6-0 

Weight... 185 

Bom.7/7/59 

College_Central State 

(Ohio) 

HowAcq. FA, 1982 

NFL ... 3rd Year 



1983: Appeared in 14 games for Miami in 1983, almost exclusively on 
special teams . . . Was second on club in special teams tackles with 14 
solos and two assists for total of 16 . . . Had one punt return for 19 yards 
and one kickoff return for 27 yards in 31-24 win over Atlanta on December 
10 . . . Was originally waived on final cut-down of pre-season on August 
29, but was brought back on September 7 following season-ending injuries 
to Jimmy Cefalo and Tom Vigorito. . . Was on way to Montreal to sign with 
Canadian Football League’s Concordes when Dolphins beckoned. 

PRO: Was the only free agent to earn spot on Dolphin roster in 1982. . . 
Saw action in six of regular season games plus all four playoff matches. . . 
Had total of nine special teams tackles in ten games in '82 . . . Also had 
two kickoff returns for 49 yards with a long of 31. . .In pre-season game at 
Denver in 1982, caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from Jim Jensen. 

COLLEGE: Attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio... In 
senior season of 1981, set school records with 53 receptions for 796 yards 
and six touchdowns . . . Majored in business administration. 

PERSONAL: Married to Susan (6/30/84), couple spends off-season in 
Dayton, Ohio . . . Spent past off-season working towards college degree 
. . . Is an outdoor sports enthusiast. . . Lists favorite movie as “Conan The 
Barbarian,” favorite TV show as “Remington Steele,” and favorite book as 
“The Shining” . . . Enjoys listening to Luther Vandross . . . Brother Victor 
was a 1983 draft choice of Denver and now plays for St. Louis . . . 
Attended Wayne High School in Dayton, lettering in football and baseball 
. . . Full name is Vincent George Heflin, bom July 7, 1959 in Springfield, 
Massachusetts. 


NFL STATISTICS 

GAMES/STARTS: 1982: 6/0 (P-4/0), 1983: 14/0 (P-1/0). 2-YEAR TOTALS: 
20/0 (P-5/0) 


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ADDITIONAL STATS 

Tackles: 4-0-4 in 1982, 14-2-16in 1983 for total of 18-2-20 (P-4-04 in 1982, M-2in 
1983 for total of 5-1-6) 

Kickoff Returns: 2 for 49 yards, long 31 in 1982; 1 for 27 yards in 1983 for total of 

3 for 76 yards, long 31 

Punt Returns: 1 for 19 yards in 1983 



1983: Was on injured reserve for entire 1983 season . . . Underwent 
surgery after suffering chipped bone on knee in pre-season game against 
New Orleans on August 29 . . . 1984 status further clouded when forced 
to again undergo knee surgery in April of ’84 . . . Had been prime 
competitor for 1983 Dolphins' starting linebacker spot previously held by 
the late Larry Gordon. 

PRO: Appeared in all nine regular season games plus four playoff 
contests in 1982. . . Primarily used as back-up to Bob Brudzinski and also 
on special teams . . . Regular season statistics included ten solo tackles 
plus five assists . . . Best game came in '82 regular season finale at 
Baltimore, registering three solos, an assist plus a quarterback sack with a 
forced fumble. . . Impressed Dolphin coaches in 1982 pre-season with 19 
total tackles in four games . . . Sixth round draftee, 164th player in 1982. 

COLLEGE: Was originally a walk-on tight end at Florida State . . 
Converted to linebacker prior to 1980 junior season . . . Led Seminoles in 
total tackles (132) and solo stops (75) as a senior . . . Paced team in 
tackles in five of FSG’s 11 regular season contests . . . Scored three 
touchdowns in college, two on blocked punt returns and one on an 
interception . , .Asa junior, recorded 50 tackles and was team leader in 
fumble recoveries and blocked kicks. . . Holds B.S. in physical education. 

PERSONAL: Single, spends off-season in Umatilla, Florida . . . Has 
seven brothers and sisters . . . Attended Umatilla High School, lettering in 
football and track . . . Holds high school records in 100 and 220 yard 
dashes, and 880 yard relay. . . Full name is Ronald Hester, born May 26, 
1959 in Atlanta, Georgia. 



ADDITIONAL STATS 

Forced Fumble: 1 in 1982 



1983: Appeared in all 16 regular season games plus Seattle playoff 
match in 1983 . . . Saw limited action at running back, being utilized 
primarily on special teams. . . Had five solo tackles on special teams . . . 
Recorded Dolphins first blocked kick of ’83 season, muzzling a Chuck 
Ramsey punt in Miami’s 32-14 win over Jets on October 16 . . . Only 
rushes of season came in 37-0 shutout of Colts on November 20, gaining 
12 yards on two carries (long 10). 

PRO: Played in all nine regular season games during strike-shortened 
1982 season . . . Gained 51 yards on 13 carries, and also caught six 
passes for 33 yards as utility back. . .Saw special team duty in Mia mi's’82 
playoff drive to the Super Bowl. . . Obtained by Dolphins on July 22,1981 
from Los Angeles Rams in exchange for fourth round draft choice in 1983 
, . . Suffered stretched ankle ligaments in second game of 1981 season 
versus Pittsburgh and was placed on injured reserve for five games . . . 
Overall in ’81, netted 146 yards on 37 rushes for one TD, and also caught 
12 balls for 73 yards and a score ... In AFC East championship game 
against Buffalo that season, completed 14-yard pass to Bruce Hardy for 
first Dolphin pass completion by non-quarterback since 1974 . . . Top 
game as Dolphin came on September 6, 1981 at St Louis, gaining 40 
yards on just four carries . . . For Rams in 1980, played only first seven 
games of season, then was placed on injured reserve for final nine contests 
with bruised sternum . . . Had 120 yards on 39 carries in ’80 to go along 
with four receptions for 29 yards. . . Best rushing game as a pro came on 
October 12,1980 with 73 yards gained on 15 carries versus Cardinals. . . 
Played in all 16 games as a rookie in '79 with 114 yards rushing, 36 yards 
receiving, and 305 yards in kickoff returns (15 returns, 20.3 average). . . 
Was a member of LA team that played in Super Bowl XIV versus 
Pittsburgh, returning three kickoffs for 47 yards (long 27) . . . Second 
round draftee, 54th player in 1981. 

COLLEGE: Attended Memphis State, lettering in both football and track 
. . . Rushed for 739 yards as a senior (5.9-yard average) to lead Tigers in 
that category. . . Played flanker, fullback, and tailback at Memphis State 
. . . Most productive day at MSG camp in 1977junior season, gaining 157 
yards on 16 carries against Mississippi State to gamer GPI Back of the 
Week honors . . . Holds B.S. in business administration. 

PERSONAL: Married to Villa (1/6/79), couple resides in Plantation with 
daughter Valencia (2/14/80) and son Quadtrine (11/18/83) . , . Spent 
this past off-season obtaining contractor’s license . . . Along with wife, is 
active in volunteer work for American Heart Association . . . Has brother 
Norman who is a senior defensive back at Texas Tech . . . Enjoys playing 
tennis and golf, traveling, and long distance running . , . Lists favorite 
movie as “Star Wars,” favorite TV show as "Wild World of Animals,” favorite 
book as “Lace,” and favorite recording artist as Jeffrey Osborne . . . 
Attended Hillsboro High School in Nashville, Tennessee, lettering in 
football, basketball, baseball, and track. . . Full name is Eddie Wayne Hill, 
bom May 13, 1957 in Nashville. 


YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

NFL STATISTICS 

RUSHING 

ATT. YDS. AVG. LG TD 

NO. 

RECEIVING 
YDS. LG 

TD 

1979 

Rams 

16-0 

29 

114 

3.9 

27 

1 

4 

36 

211 

1 

1980 

Rams 

7-1 

39 

120 

3.1 

19 

0 

4 

29 

11 

0 

1981 

Miami 

11-2 

37 

146 

3.9 

23 

1 

12 

73 

16 

1 

1982 

Miami 

9-0 

13 

51 

3.9 

13 

0 

6 

33 

10 

0 

1983 

Miami 

16-0 

2 

12 

6.0 

10 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

5-YEAR TOTALS 

59-3 

120 

443 

3.7 

27 

2 

26 

171 

21t 

2 

PLAYOFFS 

9-0 

3 

8 

2.7 

4 

0 

2 

3 

2 

0 



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M . v . D SINGLE-GAME HIGHS 

Most Yards Rushing: 73 vs. St Louis, 10/12/80 

Most Rushing Atttempts: 16 vs. St Louis, 10/12/80 
Longest Run: 27 vs. Seattle, 11/4/79 

ost Receptions: 3 vs. Oakland. 11/15/81 

ost Receiving Yards.: 30 vs. Oakland, 11/15/81 
Longest Reception: 211 vs. N.Y. Giants, 10/28/79 



JIM JENSEN 


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quarterback S 0t ° n fOSter ' ' ' Eleventh roun d draftee. 293 rd player in 

S? EL , E , GE: / ,ad outstanding collegiate career at Boston CIniversitv 

sdiS hfs'tor ? 510 T t k p f 'Z ' 31 < 1979 ’ 80 >- which was besi 

attempts (50 fnr *2 Vah re Jf r s ^ ow 217 completions in 433 

S3arf 3 S',“S;^ 

total offense figure of 1,798 yards ... Led BU to Yankee Conference title 

* An Ah' New afote"Th^ conference’s Offensive Player of the Year 
' ' ’ Akn S S i ,, r ho -I- ce ’ . was selec ted to play in the Senior Bowl 

• • - Also played volleyball for Terners. . . Holds B.S. in special education. 

PER n!d'^sL S ^ le ' now f . makes Year-round home in Pembroke Pines 
iotion comnanv work in Ft. Lauderdale for major suntan 

hro?hlr y u ' ■ HdS also been involved with United Way . . . Has 
brother tv !™ 6 u h °, WaS s ai catcher in Pittsburgh Pirates’ organiLtion and 

brother Tom who played football at Villanova. . . Hobbies include playing 

*ab 9 ama r ** U ' listening to Bruce sSgsfeen and 

’ • Ll ®ts favonte book as The Shining" . . . Funniest football 
incident occurred when mooned” by entire offensive line upon approach 

Buck! West H^h'srh du , ring n fir f Dol P hin workout. . . AttSded^entral 
andvollevbai? ^ u/ u" P oy ' est °wn. Pennsylvania, lettering in football 
Olrecord -Was a h,gh school All-America while leading team to 22 - 

U, 1958 in Abington, Pems^fa ‘ 0pher JCnSen ’ b ° m N ° Vember 


NFL STATISTICS 

SfoTTU^Ia/O^P-e/O? <P ' /0> ’ 1982:6/ ° (P ' 4/0) ’ ' 983:1 ®/°(P-1/0).3- 

_ ADDITIONAL STATS 

Ta . dt *® s = P’S- 14 in 1981.1-1-2 in 1982,5-1-6 in 1983 for total of 15-7-22 (P 2-0-2 
in 1982) 

Passing: 0 for 1 in 1982 


DAN JOHNSON 


Tight End 




87 


Height .6-3 

Weight.240 

Bom ........... 5/17/60 

College ....... Iowa State 

HowAcq ..... D7a, 1982 

NFL... 2nd Year 


!983: Won starting tight end job with impressive pre-season performance 
‘ ?, e , d ai! 16 regular season games plus playoff contest. . . Finished 

fifth in dub receiving with 24 catches for 189 yards and four touchdowns 
iu- With s ^ atistics of other Miami tight ends Joe Rose and Bruce 
Hardy, Dolphin production at that position included 75 receptions for 736 
yards and seven TDs . . . In home opener against New England on 
September 11, recorded first NFL regular season reception for 33 yards 

then snagged one-yard TD toss on same drive. . . Also had scorinq catch 

in next home game in 14-6 victory over Kansas City. . . Cradled five-vard 
touchdown pass from Dan Marino in 32-14 win over Jets on October 16 
. . . Against Cincinnati on November 28, had four catches (includinq one 
or a score) in 38-14 triumph over Bengals ... Had a career-high five 
receptions for 42 yards in December 16 regular season finale versus Jets 
. . In Seattle playofF loss, caught two balls for 29 yards and one TD. 

PR° : Had disappointing “rookie” season in 1982. . . Developed severe 

bhm splints and was placed on injured reserve, remaining there for the 
entire season . . . Seventh round draftee, 170th player in 1982. 

COLLEGE: Attended Iowa State as a transfer student ... In senior 
season of 1981, caught 21 passes for290yards for the 5-5-1 Cyclones 
g * ven »ook at fullback in *81 spring drills, but shoulder separation 
* * * Hl 9 hlight of senior campaign was key 44-yard 
reception in 23-12 victory over Rose Bowl-bound (and arch-rival) Iowa y 
lop statistical game for Iowa included five catches for 66 yards aqainst San 

vard^tnnrhri * * anWe if W in Junior year, still managed 76- 

yard touchdown in 69-0 whipping of Colorado State. . . Had transferred to 
owa State from Golden Valley Lutheran, a Minnesota junior colieqe . 

Set career records there with 59 receptions for 1,033 yards and 13 
touchdowns . . . Majored in industrial education. 

PERSONAL: Mamed to Kristen (2/20/82), makes off-season home in 
Minneapolis, Minnesota with son Joshua (7/11 /82). . . Has brother Duke 

^na!oftb!n feSSi °p alh °, Ctey ’ ’• ’ H ?. bbiesincludefishin 9.hunting and 

s&te "AM b 4ar \\/ F M VO " te m °c e - IS Co01 Hand Luke " and fe vorite TV 
show is AU-Star Wrestling . . . Enjoys listening to Michael Jackson. 

Nickname is Bomber” . . . Attended Cooper High School in New Hope 

Minnesota, lettering in football, track, and hockey. . . Full name is Daniel 
Jerome Johnson, bom May 17, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

I _ NFL STATISTICS I 


YEAR TEAM 

G-S 

NO. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LONG 

TD 

1983 Miami 

16-16 

24 

189 

7.9 

33 

4 

PLAYOFFS 

1-1 

2 

29 

14.5 

19 

1 


Tackles: 1-1-2 in 1983 


ADDITIONAL STATS 


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WILLIAM JQDSON 




Height.6-2 

Weight. 190 

Bom.3/26/59 

College ,.. S. Carolina St 

HowAcq. D8. 1981 

NFL.3rd Year 



1983: Had storybook season in 1983. . .After being used very sparingly 
in 1982, won starting left cornerbackjob following season-ending Achilles 
injury to Don McNeal last July . . . Started all 16 regular season games 
plus Seattle post-season loss. . . Led Dolphins in interceptions with six for 
60 return yards . . . Was second on team in solo tackles with 69, also 
adding 13 assists for 82 total tackles . . . Tied for club lead in passes 
defensed with 12, and also was credited with one forced fumble... To cap 
off season, was selected by South Florida media as Dolphins’ Outstanding 
Defensive Back for 1983 ... In first regular season start, withstood 
pressure from Buffalo QB Joe Ferguson to contribute three passes 
defensed in 1 2-0 Miami shutout on September 4 . . , First NFL career 
interception came on September 25 off a Bill Kenney aerial and resulted in 
a personal-high 29-yard return in win over Chiefs. . . Led team with seven 
solos plus an assist in that contest to earn defensive game ball. . .Season 
highlight came in 32-14 triumph over Jets on October 16 with three 
interceptions of Richard Todd passes, ail in the second quarter. . . Thefts 
occurred on first and last plays of second stanza, plus one in between, and 
were part of Miami club record six interceptions on the day ... In 37-0 
whitewash of Colts last November 20, had an interception and also paced 
team in tackles with nine solos plus an assist. . . Contributed seven solos 
and three passes defensed in 24-17 edging of Houston on December 4 
... In December 16 34-14 win over Jets, again led Dolphins in tackles with 
eight solos plus two assists, also adding a forced fumble and a pass 
defensed . . . Had solid overall game in 27-20 playoff loss to Seattle with 
eight total tackles, three passes defensed, and a blocked field goal. 

PRO: Appeared in all nine regular season plus four playoff games in strike- 
shortened 1982 . . . Used only on special teams, had five total tackles in 
those 13 matches . . . Spent the entire 1981 season on injured reserve 
after suffering torn hamstring in pre-season finale versus Kansas City. . . 
Possesses excellent speed and upper body strength . . . Eighth round 
draftee, 209th player in 1981. 

COLLEGE: Was a three-year starter at South Carolina State . . . Career 
totals show 96 solos, 65 assists (161 total tackles), 11 interceptions, and six 
fumble recoveries . . . Was co-captain of squad as a senior as team went 
10-1 with third place ranking in Division 1-AA . . . Moved from safety to 
cornerback in final season when S.C. State dropped opener, then won ten 
straight. . . Contributed 56 total tackles and a pair of interceptions in that 
1980 campaign ... In junior season, club posted 8-3 mark and defeated 
Norfolk State in Gold Bowl. . . Had 41 solos and 25 assists plus five aerial 
thefts in 1979 . . . Was college teammate of former Dolphin defensive 
back Thomas Tutson ... An honor student at S.C. State, holds B.S. in 
business administration. 

PERSONAL: Married to Cassandra (6/2/84), spends off-season between 
Miami and Atlanta . . . (Jsed past off-season for traveling and training for 
the '84 season . . . Hobbies include photography and music, also enjoys 
jistening to George Benson . . . Favorite movies are “Ragtime” and 
Scarface, while favorite TV show is “The Jeffersons” . . . Attended 
Sylvan Hills High School in Atlanta, lettering in football, basketball, 
baseball, and track . . . Once intercepted three passes and threw two 
touchdown passes in same high school game . . . Full name is William 
Thadius Judson, born March 26, 1959 in Detroit. 


YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

NFL STATISTICS 

TACK. ASST. TOTAL 

FtIM. 

REC. 

INT. 

YDS. 

LG 

1982 

Miami 

9-0 

2 

1 

3 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1983 

Miami 

16-16 

69 

13 

82 

0 

6 

60 

29 

2-YEAR TOTALS 25-16 

71 

14 

85 

0 

6 

60 

29 

| PLAYOFFS 

5-1 

6 

4 

10 

0 

0 

0 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Passes Defensed: 12 in 1983 (P-3 in 1983) 

Forced Fumble: 1 in 1983 
Blocked Held Goal: (P-1 in 1983) 


MIKE KOZLOWSKI 


Safety 




f 



Height.6-1 

Weight .. 198 

Bom.2/24/56 

College . Colorado 

HowAcq .... DlOb, 1979 
NFL............ 5th Year 



1983: Versatile athlete, again used as nickle back in Dolphin defensive 
schemes as well as on special teams. . . Valuable performer, appeared in 
all 16 games plus playoff match . . . Contributed 25 solos and 14 assists 
for 39 total tackles . . . Also had two interceptions, six passes defensed, 
and one quarterback sack. . . That sack was Dolphins’ only QB dropping 
in 38-35 OT loss to Buffalo on October 9. . . The following week against 
Jets, actually played weak-side linebacker in revamped 4-3 defense with 
Miami short on LB’s due to injuries . . . Career highlight came in 
December 16 regular season finale against Jets, intercepting two Richard 
Todd passes and returning both for touchdowns (35,38 yards) in a span of 
just 61 seconds . . . Thus became only 13th player in NFL history to 
accomplish that feat. . . Ironically, last time Dolphins had two interception 
returns for TDs in the same game was also against Todd and Jets 
(9/12/82, Don McNeai and Glenn Blackwood). . . Had four total tackles 
and defensed pass in 27-20 post-season loss to Seattle. 

PRO: Played in all 1982 regular season and playoff games in Dolphins’ 
drive to the Super Bowl . . . Contributed 21 total tackles, two fumble 
recoveries, two passes defensed, a QB sack, and an interception in ’82. . . 
In 9-7 win at Buffalo on November 21, had interception for 36-yard return 
and fumble return for 30 yards. . . In 1981, had three aerial thefts and 39 
total tackles . . . Managed pair of interceptions in AFC East title game 
versus Buffalo won by Dolphins 16-6 . , . Returned Sam Cunningham 
fumble 25 yards for touchdown in 24-14 win over New England. , , Spent 
entire 1980 campaign on injured reserve with a severely sprained left ankle 
... In rookie season of 1979, played mostly on special teams before 
taking over for injured Glenn Blackwood as nickle back for final five games 
. . . First NFL start was in that season’s regular season finale versus Jets, 
subbing for an injured Tim Foley. . . Had cemented spot on 79 roster with 
pair of interceptions in pre-season win over Minnesota . . . Was first-ever 
Dolphin rookie to make transition from college running back to NFL 
defensive back . . . Originally wore jersey # 37, but yielded it to Andra 
Franklin to take # 40, which was worn by fellow Colorado alumnus Dick 
Anderson . . . Good combination of speed and strength, also possesses 
36" vertical jump . . . Tenth round draftee, 272nd player in 1979. 

COLLEGE: Played two seasons as a running back at University of 
Colorado. . . Gained 239 yards on 61 carries as a senior and 165 yards on 
40 rushes as a junior. . . Participated in Challenge Bowl in 1979, an all-star 
contest between the Big Eight and Pacific Ten . . . Rebounded from 
dislocated elbow as a senior after doctor advised that football career was 
over. . . Twice suffered punctured lung in 77, but returned against Iowa 
State with 42-yard TD run and 53-yard halfback option scoring toss ... In 
1976, earned All-State (Cal.) JuCo honors at Mira Costa Junior College 

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with 1,100 yards rushing. . . Spent ’ 75 winter semester at Brigham Young 
. . . Attended San Diego State in 1974 on a volleyball scholarship. 

PERSONAL: Married to Kristy (6/25/76), couple lives in Plantation with 
daughters Kemery (11/26/77), Brynn (5/25/79), and Jordan (2/4/83) 
... Is involved in own company called Kozlowski Paint and Paper, Inc.. 

Has brother Glen who was a wide receiver at Brigham Young. . . Comes 
from unusual heritage, father is Polish and mother is Samoan. . . Hobbies 
include skiing, scuba diving, wind surfing, tennis, and volleyball 
Attended San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, California, lettering in 
football, basketball (MVP), track, and volleyball. . . Full name is Michael 
John Kozlowski, born February 24, 1956 in Newark, New Jersey. 


NFL STATISTICS 

FUM 


YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. 

ASST. 

TOTAL 

REC. 

INT. 

YDS. 

LG 

TD 

1979 

Miami 

16-1 

22 

9 

31 

0 

0 

0 

0 

o 

1980 




INJURED RESERVE 





-1981 

Miami 

14-0 

26 

13 

39 

1 

3 

37 

29 

o 

1982 

Miami 

9-0 

19 

2 

21 

2 

1 

36 

36 

6 

1983 

Miami 

16-0 

25 

14 

39 

0 

2 

73 

38t 

2 

14-YEAR TOTALS 55-1 

92 

38 

130 

3 

6 

146 

38t 

2 

[IPLAYOFFS 

7-0 

16 

7 

23 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Kickoff Returns: 4 for 85 yards, 21.3 avg., long 22in 1979; 1 for40yardsin 1981* 
1 for 10 yards in 1982; 4 for 50 yards, 12.5 avg., long 11 in 1983 for total of 10 for 
185 yards, 18.5 avg., long 40 

Punt Returns: 3 for 21 yards, 4 FC, 7.0 avg., long 11 in 1979; 1 for 9 yards, 1 FC 
in 1981; 1 FC in 1982; 2 for 12 yards, 10FC, 6.0 avg., long 11 in 1983 for total of 6 
for 42 yards, 16 FC, 7.0 avg., long 11 

Passes Defensed: 1 in 1979, 3 in 1981, 2 in 1982, 6 in 1983 for total of 12 

QB Sack: 1 in 1983 

Fumble For TD: 25 yards vs. Mew England, 12/6/81 


BOB KOECHENBERG 


Guard 




Height .... 


Weight .. , , 

.255 

Bom. 

. ... 10/14/47 

College ., . 

.. Notre Dame 

How Acq ., 

.... FA, 1970 

NFL. 

.... 15th Year 



1983: Dolphins “old pro” continued to shine in 1983. . . Appeared in all 
17Miami regular season and playoff games with 16 starts at left guard. . . 
Also handled snapping chores on Dolphins field goal attempts . . . 
Performance in ’83 earned sixth trip to the Pro Bowl. . . Along with Jon 
Giesler, Dwight Stephenson, Ed Newman, and Eric Laakso, was member 
of offensive line that allowed the fewest quarterback sacks in the National 
Football League in ’83 (23) . . . Was selected in fan balloting as the 
Dolphins' 1983 NFL Man of the Year. 

PRO: Tremendous competitor, has played more regular season games 
(190) than any other player in Dolphin history... Is also the only player to 
compete in all 19 playoff games in franchise annals ... Is the lone 
remaining Dolphin from 1972 undefeated “Greatest Team Ever” . . . 
Solid, steady play has resulted in six Pro Bow] appearances (1974,75/77, 
78, ’82, and’83). . .Versatile performer, can play tackle and center as well 
as current guard position . . . Has had consecutive start streaks of 53,42, 
and 49 games during Miami career . . . Extremely strong, regularly 
records mark of 430 pounds in bench press. . . Was All-NFL selection in 
1975 (NEA) and 1978 (AP), Second Team All-NFL in 1975 (Writers) and 
1977-78 (NEA)... In 1978 All-Pro season, started eight games at guard 
and seven games at tackle while earning Pro Bowl spot at guard and 
Sporting News All-AFC honors at tackle . . . Of 195 regular season and 
playoff starts, 31 have been at left tackle position. . .In 1977, suffered pair 

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of fractures in back in August yet managed to return to lineup after missing 
just two regular season starts . . . /Hissed last four starts in 76 due to bone 
chips in ankle . . . Sat out regular season finale in 1973 because of 
fractured forearm, but returned for playoffs and effectively shut down 
Minnesota’s Alan Page in Super Bowl V1H victory. . . After being signed as 
free agent in 1970, took over for injured Maxie Williams in season's ninth 
game and embarked on streak of 53 straight starts . . . Originally drafted 
by Philadelphia was cut by Eagles . . . Subsequently signed with Atlanta, 
was placed on taxi squad, then waived the following week. . . Next signed 
on with Chicago Owls of semi-pro Continental League, playing seven 
games including five without pay. . . Was selling business forms in 1970 
when inked by Dolphins . . . Fourth round draftee, 80th player in 1969. 

COLLEGE: Attended Notre Dame, playing both as an offensive tackle 
and as a defensive lineman ... In senior season of 1968, was voted 
Fighting Irish’s Defensive Lineman of the Year while playing both ways. . . 
Participated in East-West and All-American Bowl all-star classics . , .Also 
played third base for Notre Dame baseball team . . . Holds B.A. in 
economics. 

PERSONAL: Married to Marilyn (10/9/78), couple lives in renovated 
mansion on Miami’s Star Island with daughter Alexandra (6/25/82). . . 
Has two sons Bryan (6/23/71) and Erik (3/10/73) by previous marriage 
. . . Business-wise, is president of Bob Kuechenberg’s State of the Art and 
has held real estate licenses in Florida and California . . . Along with wife, 
has made profitable venture out of refurbishing old houses ... Is very 
active with Special Olympics and the Boy Scouts, and for second year in a 
row, is Honorary Chairman for Florida Lung Association . . . Also is a 
sports marketing representative for Pan American Airlines . . . Brother 
Rudy, one of eight siblings, attended Indiana and played in the NFL . . . 
Hobbies include fishing and diving . . . Lists favorite TV show as 
“Nightline'’ ... As a child, rode in gunnysack on father’s back in rodeo 
clown act. . . Attended Hobart High School in Hobart, Indiana, lettering in 
football, baseball basketball, and track . . . Full name is Robert John 
Kuechenberg, bom October 14, 1947 in Gary, Indiana. 


NFL STATISTICS 

GAMES/STARTS: 1970:8/5 (P-1/1), 1971:14/14 (P-3/3), 1972:14/14 (P-3/3), I 
1973: 13/13 (P-3/3), 1974: 14/14 (P-1/1), 1975: 14/14, 1976: 10/10, 1977: 
14/12,1978:16/15 (P-1/1), 1979:16/16(P-1/1), 1980:16/16,1981; 16/9 (P-1/1), 
1982:9/9 (P-4/4), 1983:16/15(P-1/1). 14-YEAR TOTALS: 190/176(P-19/19) 


ERIC LAAKSO 


Tackle 




Height .... 

..6-4 

Weight .... 

.260 

Bom. 

... 11/29/56 

College ... 


How Acq .. 

., D4b, 1978 

NFL ....... 

.... 7th Year 



I .ZSSM 


1983: Member of one of the top offensive lines in National Football 
League ... A fixture at right tackle for Miami, appeared in 15 regular 
season games in ’83 with 14 starts . . . Also started in Seattle playoff loss 
. . . Did not start September 19 game versus Raiders due to groin injury 
(Roy Foster started) and November 13 contest at New England due to 
knee injury (Cleveland Green started). . . Missing Raiders’ start ended 48- 
game consecutive start streak. . . Helped Dolphin offensive line allow the 
fewest quarterback sacks in the National Football League (23). 

PRO: Very intelligent player, has developed into rugged blocker. . . With 
fellow tackle Jon Giesler, ranks with Doug Crusan/Norm Evans 
combination as one of the top tackle tandems in club history. . . Started 
every game in strike season of 1982. . . Along with Giesler, was awarded 
game ball in ’82 opener versus Jets for holding New Yorkers without a QB 
sack. . . Became full-time starter in 1980 season, . . Spent 1978 and 79 

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seasons as guard/tackle swingman, spelling Larry Little and Mike Current 
. . . Was on injured reserve for two months in 79 due to ankle injury, but 
returned to start pair of games for injured Little . . . Is the only player in 
Dolphin history whose first NFL start came in a playoff game (versus 
Houston 12/12/78) . . . Fourth round draftee, 106th player in 1978. 

COLLEGE: Was Honorable Mention AP All-America as offensive lineman 
at Tulane as a senior. . . Also earned All-South Independent honors. 
Attended Tulane after Green Wave recruiter Tony Misita visited home in 
Connecticut during winter and agreed to observe Finnish custom of 
jumping into ice-covered pond after sauna . , . Recruiters from Pittsburgh 
and Boston College refused the stunt . . . Has B.A. in geology. 

PERSONAL: Married to Debbi (7/4/81), resides in Cooper City with son 
Shane (6/19/83). . . Spent off-season working for Woodale Development 
Corp. building single family homes . . . Donates considerable time to End 
World Hunger . . . Hobbies include playing golf and racquetball, fishing, 
and spending time with family. . . Father Olavi played professional soccer 
in Finland . . . The only NFL player of Finnish descent, made three-week 
tour of Finland in June, 1982 to critique training camps of 13-team 
Americalainen Jalkapallo Lihto. . , Lists favorite movie as “Caddyshack,” 
favorite TV show as Nova,” and favorite book as “Moby Dick” , . . Enjoys 
listening to AI Jareau . . . Funniest football incident occurred at Super 
Bowl XVII post-game party when forced to take bus with Washington 
players back to Redskin hotel after Dolphin buses had already left . 
Attended Killingly High School in Danielson, Connecticut, lettering in 
football, track, and baseball . . . Full name is Eric Henry Laakso, bom 
November 29, 1956 in New York, New York and raised in Sterling, 
Connecticut. 


NFL STATISTICS 

GAMES/STARTS: 1978: 16/0 (P-1/1), 1979: 10/2 (P-1/0), 1980: 16/16, 1981 
16/16 (P-1/1), 1982:9/9 (P-4/4), 1983:15/14 (P-1/1). 6-YEAR TOTALS: 82/57 
(P-8/7) 


PAUL LANKFORD 


Comerback 





Height ... 

.6-2 

Weight ... 

......... 184 

Bom ...... 

. 6/15/58 

College 

., . Penn State 

How Acq . . 

.. ,, D3, 1982 

NFL ........ 




1983: Continued to improve in 1983. . . Appeared in all 16 games plus 
post-season contest . . . Utilized when Dolphins went to six defensive 
backs and occasionally as a nickle . . , Also saw action on special teams 
. . . Contributed 22 solos and six assists for total of 28 tackles. . .Also had 
one interception, six passes defensed, and a forced fumble. . . Made first 
and only NFL start in 38*35 OT loss to Buffalo on October 9, chipping in 
with six solos and an assist. . , Only NFL interception came off Mike Pagel 
pass and led to Dolphin touchdown in 21-7 victory over Colts on October 
23 . . . Had pre-season theft of Danny White aerial in 20-17 loss to Dallas. 

PRO: Like all rookies in 1982, development was somewhat slowed due to 
players’ strike . . . Played in all seven regular season games following 
resumption of season, notching five solo tackles. . . Also saw action in all 
four post-season games in Miami’s drive to Super Bowl XVII, with four solos 
and a single assist. . . Possesses excellent speed (4.49 in 40-yard dash) 
and mobility . . . Third round draftee, 80th player in 1982. 

COLLEGE: Starred as defensive back at Penn State . . . Streak of 20 
consecutive starts included ’81 Nittany Lion win over Southern California in 
Fiesta Bowl. . . Achieved Honorable Mention All-America from Sporting 
News and Football News as a senior. . . Overall, had 50 solos and 12 
assists in final two Penn State campaigns . . . Against University of Miami 

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in 1981, had 63-yard interception return, forced a UM fumble, and 
recovered one. . .Led Penn State in interceptions as a junior with four. . . 
A world-class hurdler, earned fourth place finishes in two consecutive 
NCAA meets, including 50.06 time in 400-meter intermediate hurdles. . . 
Has B.S. in health planning and administration, 

PERSONAL: Single, resides in Hialeah. . .Spent past off-season actively 
involved in Dolphins conditioning program . . . Attended Farmingdale 
(N.Y.) High School, lettering in football and track ... Is junior national 
record holder in 400-meter hurdles set at USA versus USSR junior meet in 
1977. . . Crosstown high school track rival was Renaldo Nehemiah, now a 
San Francisco wide receiver . . . Full name is Paul Jay Lankford, bom 
June 15, 1958 in New York, New York. 


YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

NFL STATISTICS 

TACK. ASST. TOTAL 

FUM. 

REC. 

INT. 

YDS. 

LG 

1982 

Miami 

7-0 

5 

0 

5 

6 

0 

0 

0 

1983 

Miami 

161 

22 

6 

28 

0 

1 

10 

10 

2-YEAR TOTALS 23-1 

27 

6 

33 

0 

1 

10 

10 

PLAYOFFS 

5-0 

6 

3 

9 

0 

0 

0 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Passes Defensed: 6 in 1983 
Forced Fumble: 1 in 1983 



DAN MARINO 







Bom. 

. ... 9/15/61 

College .... 

. . . Pittsburgh 

How Acq . . . 

. . . D1. 1983 

NFL....... 

.... 2nd Year 



1983: Enjoyed a simply spectacular rookie season in 1983 . . . Defied 
the outdated cliche about first-year NFL quarterbacks by producing 
immediate big numbers . . . Numerous honors (listed separately below) 
included All-AFC, Second Team All-Pro, Sporting News Rookie of the Year, 
and Football News AFC Offensive Player of the Year. . .Also became the 
first rookie quarterback ever voted to start in the Pro Bowl, though was 
unable to play due to knee injury. . . Amazingly accumulated all honors 
and statistics despite playing only the equivalent of ten games . . . 
Officially, saw action in 11 games with nine starts . . . Dolphins posted 8*1 
record in those nine starts . . . Completed 173 of 296 passes (58.4%) for 
2210 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just six interceptions . . . Miniscule 
interception rate of 2.0 shattered Bob Gileses 1971 club record of 3.42 
and was second in the NFL (behind Atlanta’s Steve Bartkowski) . . . 
Quarterback efficiency rating of 96.0 was tops in AFC, thus becoming first 
rookie QB since 1970 merger to lead a conference in passing . . . Only 
four other first-year signal-callers in history have accomplished that 
including New York’s Harry Newman in 1933, Washingtons Sammy 
Baugh in 1937, Cleveland’s Parker Hall in 1939, and Cincinnati’s Greg 
Cook in 1969 (AFL) . . . Became known as Danny u Cover-Boy," 
appearing on cover of Sports Illustrated, Sport, Sporting News, Football 
News, Football Digest, and Pro, and was also the subject of feature stories 
in Newsweek and People ... In just one season, is already the fifth most 
prolific passer in Dolphin history. . . Made first regular season appearance 
late in 27-14 September 19 loss to Raiders, engineering touchdown drives 
in first two NFL possessions after Dolphins had trailed 27-0 (scoring passes 
to Joe Rose and Mark Duper). . . Appeared once more in relief of David 
Woodley, playing final two quarters of 17-7 loss to New Orleans on October 
2 (team trailed 17-0 when Woodley departed). . . Made first professional 
start in October 9 38-35 OT loss to Buffalo in Orange Bowl, but enjoyed 
quite an afternoon. . . Completed 19 of 29 passes for 322 yards and three 

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touchdowns the fifth best passing performance in Dolphin record bn , 

ta : 

Moored Pf^ 

«i 'HP 

game broke streak of 95 passes without a pick-off Aiso hadT^N^f 
rushing TD versus LA, a two-vard score H ThrmwV ’ i n!r ad v rst ^FL 
29) and two TDs, both to Moore in clutch 2fil7^I ^ ya " ds 05 of 

141 yards and one interceDfinn d-l- j/ror 

percentage game in 37-0 November 20 v^iterLsh o^ColtellitUn 3500 ^ 
21 thraws (66.7%) for 240 yards including aSjdrotft 0 " £° f 
play represented second longest pass Dlavin rv,lnhin hioT ^uV- ' 1)131 
yard completion from Griese to Paul Warfield 1 1 / 14/71 0ty F behlnd 86- 
38-14 pnme time win over Cincinnati on November 28 connw^'n^ 
g ^qI 63 f ° r 21 ^yards, no interceptions, and three TDs. Wa S 9 l°7 
for 195 yards at Houston on December 4 before suffering loftu /of26 
on scramble in fourth quarter. One intowSSn3 * taee sprain 

only third pick-off in previous 242'passes % that El!!? 6 Tl rked 

(37 in 1981) and career f 79) X to V, chdoW11 Passes for season 
leader with 8290 yards compared to 657fi nf b °° S a l i ITle total of ^ ense 
Along with Dorsett(*lta^^^^^ ^ ‘ ’ ' 

three players to have Pitt jersey reti?ed G On NKTAA^n?’ ' S T? ° f 0niy 
fifth in passing yardage, fourth in completionfand n •m nmks 

n.r 9 hometown.school,. 

11 1, and 9 3 including four bowl appearances (Fiesta Gator Qn ' J 

&an 


YEAR TEAM 

G-S 

NFL STATISTICS 

ATT. COMP. YDS PCT. TD 

INT. 

LG 

TKLD. 

RATE 

1983 Miami 

11-9 

^96 175 2210 58.4 20 

6 

85 

10/80 

96.0 

j PLAYOFFS 

1-1 

25 15 193 60.0 2 

2 

32 

0/0 



«—• ,983 

1983 GAME*BY*GAME PASSING 

DATC_gpPQNENT ATT. COMP YDS. PCT. Tn I NT ir.Tvn 


+9/19 at LA Raiders 17 11 90 64.8 2 

*10/2 at N. Orleans 22 12 150 54 5 i 

10/9 BUFFALO 29 


10/16 at NY. Jets 
10/23 at Baltimore 
10/30 LA RAMS 
11/6 at San Fran. 
11/13 at N. Eng. 


0 11 0/0 

- - 1 25 1/6 

19 322 65.5 3 2 63 3/35 

30 17 225 56.7 3 0 66 3/10 

18 11 157 61.1 2 0 64 0/0 

38 25 279 65.8 2 1 46 0 0 

29 15 194 51.7 2 ‘ 

37 14 141 37.8 0 


W/L 


15 194 51.7 2 0 29 1/11 

.. ‘ 1 17 1/15 

0 85 0/0 


11/20 BALTIMORE 21 14 240 66.7 1 u or> u/O 

11/28 CINCINNATI 29 18 217 621 3 0 43 1/3 

IP/4 26 17 195 65.4 1 1 28 0/0 

25 15 193 60.0 2 2 32 0/0 

* Played in relief of David Woodley 


\2/4 at Houston 
*12/31 SEATTLE 
•Playoff game 


L 14-27 
L 7-17 
L 35*38 (OT) 
W 32-14 
W 21-7 
W 30-14 
W 20-17 
L 6-17 
W 37-0 
W 38-14 
W 24-17 
L 20-27 


.... . ,. MARINO’S 1983 HONORS 

AFC Pro Bowl (starter) 

UP! All-AFC 

AP All-Pro Team (2nd Team) 

Football News AFC Offensive Player of the Year 
Sporting News NFL Rookie of the Year 
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year (2nd Place) 

Pro Football Weekly All-AFC 
College and Pro Football News Ail-Pro 
101 AFC Offensive Player of the Year 
UP1 All-Rookie Team 
Pro Football Writers All-Rookie Team 
Football Digest All-Rookie Team 
Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team 
One of six finalists for Bert Beil Award 


DON McNEAL 


appearance schedule ' a 35 ? °^’ se ^°n on extensive personal 

Illustrated tatoll pretteTissS”""^" 4 “*)«•£■ Spot® 

featured in 1984 NFL promofionai TV rnmJ ?° S Y a,ter Payton ' is 

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Height .... 


Weight .... 


Bom ...... 

.5/6/58 

College .... 

. ... Alabama 

How Acq . . . 

■ • • Dl, I960 

NFL. 

. . .. 4th Year 



AcWHesSnn* enti /4- 9 ^? se , aso { on Nured reserve with a ruptured 

«$5h duty SobrenS'Bo^ pSnSgf * ' ‘ ^ 

tenrnft«, ^ ? eason of ’82, led Dolphins in interceptions 

^J'rK^if!Kar55s?as*s? 

f5 a " y , • • - Missed regular season finale, but managed to play in San 

?qHn°NFi y ?rh a f medespi * e ? astand P' n in arm . . .Started 13games!" 

l g 9 a 8 me^ta L a d t e Rttabumh" bef( ?f , s ^ stainin g br °ken wrist and torn thumb 
garments at Pittsburgh ... Had five interceptions that season and was 

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league start in ’80 featured three "take /«?•• TV ., Back • • • First 
Tommy Rtzgerald Memorial Award as outstanding m k- St - r S earned 

S?b™ ^te?aS s Sr , " ftur , Bear ' a y s " , ">‘ , „'««>yol 

1978 and 79, andtas an AJ°Wri^ e Pa ‘ r of . national championships in 
All-America strength team and runsa 4 sJmTdd V Also " as named to 
solos, 29 assists, seven interc e n{ions LH ?Q ddaSh - J, V 0vera ». had 68 
Alabama . . . Played in East-Wbst and q? 29 Pf ss ^ s defensed while at 
During tenure at Ca team™ B ° W ‘ f Star games • • 

Ohio State 35-6, Penn State 14-7 and Art?consecutive Sugar Bowls, over 
of Nittany Lion receiver Scott Ftokee st^dthT 249 ' n Goa, ' line tackle 

3K& ■ -—SSSSSsr^&SK 

educational program for children nfmin^!T Up , n far I n ' bas worked in 
- - - Hobbies include collecUnTi^^ Dade fields 

playing tennis and basketball 9 ^ cw* « d "^‘chbooks reading, and 
favorite TV shows as ’’Dvna«h/” “kv! ,| 0 ^ S J rea ^ ln 9 f he Bible . . . u s ts 
while favorite recording^rtisUs Denkre wiml'" 9 ' and ' ,Sanford and Son,” 
County High School in A^ore Alaba^ Th = ’ Attended Escambia 
baseball (MVP), and basketball ’ DW n ’t l ! tte ^ n 3, ln . foo * al ' (MVP), 
football until junior year, then helped sch™?l b ®f ln Paying high school 
1974... One of 10 children S hv f^l » State championship in 

- - -Fullneme is Donald McNeal, bom V ^ 


NFL STATISTICS 


YEAR TEAM Ct. Q tji/'i/ 4nnaB I'dAL. 

T980 Miami fJo" - 56 - fH 35 

| S 3 'm I 1 I S 'o 7 '?T 

PLAYOFFS 5-5 7 *5 17 ^ 2 9 59 23 1 

-—-—- - - £ _9 0 2 36 on n 


17 15 o 

0 0 0 
42 23 1 


9 59 23 1 

2_36 20 0 


Passes Defensed: 17 in ST ^\ TS 

1981, 11 in 1982 for total0M3? ' 98I ’ and3ln > 982 for total of 36 (P-2 in 
Forced Fumbles: 1 in 1980, 1 in 1981 for total of 2 


Wide Receiver 


WAT MOORE 

. i 89» 


Height. r.q 

Weight. 


Bom. 

.... 9/19/51 

College 


How Acq ., . 

•. - D3, 1974 j 

NFL. 

... 11th Year 


r ®t tritimph^'tere^Otfobe? 30 CaU9 Foll' Xb ri l th f0r63yardsin30 ‘14 
ss » receptions for season-hiqh 85 vard«? aM ?.f 0 ^? wed ^ at up six more 
id 19 yards) in 20-17 edaina of S^F™^ S £ n y two touc hdowns (24, 
* game ball fortotSomanS 6 ’ ■ ■ Earned 

ig Marino in fourth quarter to tie score vereus Hnncf d ? COnng aenal fr °m 
0- won by Dolphins? . . Was voted bv toS Boustoa ln game eventually 
3 f Byron “Whizzer” White Award wht>h tearn 7 a i5ri as P° P b n candidate for 
n his team, commu^and cou^ ’ 

o NFL Man of the Year. ^ • • • 's a 1984 nominee for Miami’s 

5 ^ 378 reoutar 

all-time list 55 A*mTr u/ rece P tjon yards is also tops on Miami’s 

r club record *"® Sh ° rt ° f ^ Csonka 's 

i 79) . . . Has coltaed ten S for J consecuti ™ seasons (1974- 

1 Warfield’s team record Cau^h? SameS ’r ^ short of Paul 
i shortened 1982 campaiqn. Mis^ed^hrfo C passes82 V ards in strike- 

hittmSd^" 9 WithjUSt 26 c a tches^oMly n ards dUet §X e ssed 

-HSftSKSf 3360 " ? h ct0ber4 ’ 1981 ««»ss 

yards, all tosses from Don Shock (to TEtef f ° r 210 

in 1980, and cauqht a touchrW rJL° P S V ’ ; Contnbuted 47 receptions 
season . . . Missed 79 Dre-cMcf 3SS -H S u Miami s eight victories that 
process, but rebounded with 48 catchy foRMO transverse 

passes in 1978 for 646 yards andter?’ 'Mso caught 48 

season (9/25/7 7 PSi' ’ Agai " s ‘San Francisco that 
yard reverse, and a 7^2rd bomb °. r 3 ?T d SCreen ’ a lg - 

reason with broken lea but h art u ^ out ^ na ^ ve 9 ames of ’76 

becamefull-timfstelrin l9 75 ”ft In^ S ! P? r ’ catc h average of 18.9. . . 
:ampaign that included seven starts and^ 7 h6S for 705 y ards after rookie 
:atchesof73and67wr^fire^i^ 37 receptions. . .Had scoring 

win Tommy Rtzgerald Award as oijtstand' Pre " Se ?, SOn 9 ame in ’ 74 to help 

senior, then underwent surgery following NFi d; 3ufferedkneein Wasa 
career at the University of TennSffl; t?L ’ 1 Began collegiate 
enrolling at Miami-DadeCommunitvrnll^oS ba f ore d mPP‘ n 9 out and 

at Dade South before cc^cSeLred S to n* ‘ iV ?' ayed basketball 
Majored in physical education ° ° OU9 D,ckey s Qators • • • 

'r, S in Miami with dau ghters 
October 14? 1983 4ote to J \ and Melanie < 10/10/81). . 0n 

children and educator ^ns Suo^t^pT^ 510 " 3 ' Committ ce on 
skating disco) and The^^InfemoLounnefn r irRolledhe 9 ua in Mami (roller 

Stetbail,an“.Fullnime^Na^lir'' infill! 

19, 1951 in Tallahassee. Nathanrel Moore, born September 


1983: Enjoyed successful “comeback” in iq a 3 . . 

job to Jimmy CefaJo in 1982 reclaim^ 3 *' ‘ ; A ft er los, ng starting 

season-ending toiee fol,ow ' n 3 Ce«o’* 

receptions for 558 yards (second on teamV, 1'Jt d b f nner year with 39 

6fi 


YEAR team G-s 

1974 Miami 13-7 

1975 Miami 14.14 

1976 Miami 9.9 

1977 Miami 14.14 

1978 Miami 16-15 

1979 Miami 16-14 

1980 Miami 16-16 

1981 Miami 13-n 

1982 Miami 9-0 

1983 Miami 16-15 

d! > ]^J° TALS13& 115 

PLAYOFFS 8-4 


NFL STATISTICS 

receiving 

_NO. YDS. AVG. LG TD 

37 605 16.4 48 2 

40 705 17.6 79t 4 

33 625 18.9 67t 4 

32 765 14.7 73t 12 

io ^ I3 ' 5 47 10 

48 840 17.5 53 6 

47 564 12.0 33 7 

26 452 17.4 52 2 

8 82 10.3 23 1 

, 39 558 14.3 66 6 

378 5842 15.5 79t 54 
10 164 16.4 40 1 


RUSHING 

ATT, YDS. AVO. LG ID 

3 16 5.3 15 0 

8 69 8.6 36 0 

4 35 8.8 21 0 

14 89 6.4 24 1 

4 '3 -.8 3 0 

3 22 7.3 18 0 

3 3.0 3 0 
' 3 3.0 3 0 

0 0 0 0 0 

o 0 0 o n 

38 234 6.2 36 1 

1 7 7.0 7 0 


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ADDITIONAL STATS 

100-Yard Games: 2 in 1975,2 in 1976,2 in 1977,3 in 1979,1 in 1981 for total of 
10 

Passing: 1 for 1 for 31 yards in 1974,0 for 1 in 1980 for total of 1 for 2 for 31 yards 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS 
Most Receptions: 8 vs. N.Y Jets, 9/30/79 

7 vs. N.Y. Jets, 10/4/81 

Most Yards: 210 vs. N.Y Jets, 10/11/81 

144 vs. Buffalo, 12/17/77 

Most TD Receptions: 3 vs. St Louis, 11/24/77 

Longest Reception: 79 vs. Chicago, 11/2/75 

73 vs. San Francisco, 9/25/77 



1983: Had another typically consistent season in 1983 . . . Finished 
second on team in rushing with 685 yards on 151 carries for fine 4.5-yard 
average . . . Led Dolphins in pass receptions with 52 for 461 yards. . . 
Also had three kickoff returns for 15 yards. . . In 12-0 opening day win at 
Buffalo on September 4, was responsible for seven of team’s eight pass 
completions, catching six and throwing one on halfback option. . . Paced 
Miami in rushing (63 yards) and receiving (4 for 44 yards), and also 
completed pass to Bruce Hardy in 14-6 victory over Kansas City on 
September 25 . . . Earned game ball in 30-14 triumph over Rams on 
October 30 with 66 yards rushing on 11 carries (18-yard TD) and four 
catches for 29 yards . . . In 38-14 rout of Cincinnati on November 28, 
gained 76 yards on 13 attempts, caught pair of balls for 19 yards, and had 
22-yard pass completion to Hardy . . . Enjoyed best rushing game of 
season on December 4 at Houston with 82 yards on 14 carries, and scored 
winning TD on 5-yard run with 3:51 remaining in contest . . . Though 
leading team in receptions, first and only scoring toss did not come until 
51st catch versus Atlanta on December 10. 

PRO: In five Miami seasons, is ranked seventh on team’s all-time rushing 
list (2095 yards) and fifth on receiving list (192 receptions). . . Gained 233 
yards on 66 attempts, and caught 16 passes for 114 yards in strike- 
shortened ’82 season. . . Missed Minnesota game with severe hip pointer, 
but played in all other matches . . . Gained 204 yards running and 127 
yards receiving in Dolphins’ drive to Super Bowl XVII. . . Had top season in 
young career in 1981 with 147 carries for a team leading 782yards and an 
NFL-leading 5.3-yards per-carry. . . Also had 50 receptions for 452 yards 
and was voted team’s Most Valuable Player by South Florida media . . . 
Total of 1,234 yards (rushing/receiving) was second highest in team 
annals . . . That season, became only player in Dolphin history with back- 
to-back 50-plus reception seasons . . . Had caught 57 balls for 588 yards 
and five TDs in ’80 to set Miami club standard for receptions by a running 
back . . . Notched first 100-yard rushing game of career on 12/6/81 with 
119 yards on 17 carries versus New England and also had 98-yard effort 
against Washington . . . Had 161 total yards (77 rushing, 84 receiving) in 
prime time victory over Pittsburgh . . . Missed three games in ’81, 
including AFC East title contest, with assorted injuries ... In memorable 
41-38 playoff loss to San Diego in ’81 season, had 162 total yards 
(including 114 yards on career-high nine receptions) and pair of 
touchdowns ... In that game, ran final 25 yards on now-infamous flea 
flicker play following lateral from Duriel Harris . . . Managed career-high 
5.5-yard rushing average in 1980 on 60 carries for 327 yards . . . Set 
Dolphin record for all-purpose yardage in rookie season of 1979 with 1,603 
yards (68 rushing, 213 receiving, 306 punt returns, 1016 kickoff returns) 
. . . Was Sporting News All-AFC as punt returner in ’79 . . . Third round 
draftee, 61st player in 1979 (tenth running back). 

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COLLEGE: Had outstanding career as running back at University of 
Alabama . . . Crimson Tide posted successive 11*1 records in final two 
seasons there . . . Overall, gained 1,997 yards on 310 rushes (6.4-yard 
average), had six 100-yard games, and scored 29 touchdowns . . . Had 
770 yards running as a senior and 642 yards and 15 TDs (10 one-yard 
plunges) as a junior. . . At’Bama, also had 32 kickoff returns for 689yards 
(21.5-yard average) and 46 punt returns for 489 yards (10.6-yard average) 

. . . Finished college career with 127 yards rushing on 21 carries in 14-7 
Sugar Bowl edging of Penn State to win national championship. . .Played 
in Senior Bowl and Hula Bowl. . . Majored in business administration. 

PERSONAL: Married to Johnnie (6/16/79), couple resides in Miami 
Lakes with daughters Nichole (7/9/80) and Natalie (8/9/83) ... Was 
guest instructor at several football camps during off-season... Is involved 
with Big Brothers, Big Sisters Foundation . . . Hobbies include playing 
racquetball and basketball . . . Enjoys listening to Rick James and 
Smokey Robinson . . . Lists favorite TV shows as “The Jeffersons,” 
“Benson,” and “All My Children”. . . Favorite movie is “The Exorcist” and 
favorite book is The Bible . . . Attended Woodlawn High School in 
Birmingham, Alabama, lettering in football, baseball, and basketball. . . 
Full nameisTonyCurtis Nathan, bom December 14,1956 in Birmingham. 


NFL STATISTICS 

RUSHING 


YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

ATT. 

YDS. AVG. 

LG 

1979 

Miami 

16-0 

16 

68 

4.2 

18 

1980 

Miami 

16-6 

60 

327 

5.5 

18 

1981 

Miami 

13-11 

147 

782 

5.3 

46 

1982 

Miami 

8-7 

66 

233 

3.5 

15 

1983 

Miami 

16-12 

151 

685 

4.5 

40 


5-YEAR TOTALS 69-36 440 2095 4.8 46 10 
PLAYOFFS 6-2 67 271 4.0 26 1 


RECEIVING 

NO. YDS. AVG. LG TD 

17 213 12.5 35 2 

57 588 10.3 61 5 

50 452 9.0 31 3 

16 114 7.1 16 0 

52 461 8.9 25 1 

1921828 9.5 61 11 
25 247 9.9 27 1 


ADDITIONAL STATS „ _ 

Punt Returns: 28 for 306 yards, 14 FC, 10.9 avg., long 86t in 1979; 23 for 178 
yards, 12 FC. 7.7 avg., long 30 in 1980 for total of 51 for 484 yards, 26 FC, 9.5 


avg., long 86t 

Kickoff Returns: 45 for 1016 yards, 22.6 avg., long 43 in 1979; 5 for 102 yards, 
20.4 avg., long 31 in 1980; 3 for 15 yards, 5.0 avg., long 12 in 1983 for total of 
53 for 1133 yards, 21.4 avg., long 43 

Passing: Ofor 1 in 1980,0 for 1 in 1981,1 for 2 for 15yards and 1 TD in 1982,3 for 
4 for 46 yards in 1983 for total of 4 for 8 for 61 yards and 1 TD 


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS 


Most Yards Rushing: 


Most Rushing Attempts: 
Longest Run: 

Most Receptions: 

Most Receiving Yards: 
Longest Reception: 


119 vs. New England, 12/6/81 
98 vs. Washington, 10/18/81 
18 vs. N.Y Jets, 12/20/80 
46 vs. St Louis, 9/6/81 
8 vs. Pittsburgh, 9/10/81 
118 vs. New Orleans, 9/28/80 
61 vs. San Diego, 11/20/80 



ED NEWMAN 



Height ..... 

......... 6-2 

Weight ..... 

.,,.255 

Bom ....... 

..... 6/4/51 

College .... 


How Acq ... 

... D6, 1973 

NFL........ 

... 12th Year 



1983: Capped off season with third consecutive Pro Bowl invitation . . . 
Started all 16 regular season games plus Seattle playoff contest. . . Was 
prominent member of offensive line (Jon Giesler, Bob Kuechenberg, 
Dwight Stephenson, and Eric Laakso) that allowed the fewest quarterback 
sacks in the National Football League (23) . . . Was an ’83 Dolphin 
nominee for the NFL Man of the Year program. 

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S*?«%| 3 a iSSS? £,„*■" 

^aji»i^s£Pxfe 3 S 

^aiiSKs^ B ~*!?? iii sS5?^ssysns5^£f 

a J16 games of 79 season after becoming full-time starter in 197ft * u ^ 
all 14 games including four starts at each giard'Sn S™'!! 

Sff e " 

SSSS^r-*^ 

United Way (1980). . . Hobby is reading science fiSon™™ ad f ? r 
mcvie as ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark," andfavorit^SaV-’KS 

Hinh ^h^ J0 , yS » ' Sten ' n9 /° Fleetwoo d Mac. . . Attended SyosseUN Y) 
High School, lettering in football and wrestlim Fi,iin a S«? e ci j 

Kenneth Newman, bom J une 4, 1951foNew York aj ' S EdWard 

NFL STATISTICS , 

Blssd 



EARNIE RHQWF 



Height ... 6-2 

Weight. .,., 224 

Bor n..8/20/53 

College .. Henderson Sate 
(Ark.) 

HowAcq.FA, 1975 

NFL 9th Year 



1983: Slowed by illness, still posted solid statistics in 1983 Started 12 

SSS&2K StS*** 44 aSSiStS ’ -e rme 3 rcept S on rt tL 2 

passes defensed rec ° ve " e J' °"e forced fumble, and two 

^t^T^ h^^a' n ' n '^S^^shirfoutlit^iffaloOT)&pt«nber^^Sat 

on November 13, paced Dolphins in tackles with eight (7,1). . .Bnfoyed 

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best al -around game of ’83 on November 28 versus Cincinnati with two 
solos, 12 assists, two QB sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery, and a 

,°^ df ^t t 5- ea . m ?, ame “: - • At Houston on December 4, again 
jed for dub lead in tackles with eight (6,2), then paced team outright the 
followng week versus Atlanta with four solos and eight assists . . . For 
s xth time of season, tied (or led) team in total tackles with 12 (7,5) in playoff 
loss to Seattle on December 31. F y 

PRO; Was named Dolphins’ defensive captain in 1982. . . In that strike- 
shortened season, led team in tackles with 86 on 66 solos and 20 assists 
. - . Had super post-season as Miami advanced to Super Bowl XVII In 
our playoff games, notched six solos versus New England, ten solos aaaist 

Sth to 690 ’ - 1 \h 0t c teck, ! s (8,3) versus the Jets, and then led tacklers on 
rotfi teams in the Super Bowl with Washington by accounting for 11 solos 
and three assists . Became full-time starter in 1981 and led Miami in 
tackles with 171 (120,51) to go along with six QB sacks . . . For that 
performance, was voted team’s Outstanding Linebacker by South Florida 
niedia and also earned inaugural Rusty Chambers 110 Percent Award. . 
fad 15 tackles in 81 season-opener, but suffered cracked rib and was 
forced to wKirflakjacket for remainder of season. . .Seta Dolphin record 
or most QB sacks by a linebacker in a single game with three dumps of 
Jets Richard Todd (11/22/81)... In 1980, had 66 tackles and three 
■ntercepdons, including theft in final minutes of 21-16 win over New 

Pull • 



1 9 ame Respite learning of accidental shooting death of father in 
Kansas. . . Played only first four games in 1977before sufferingfoJnteft 
<nee ligaments and undergoing surgery. . .Spent entire 1976 season on 
"lu^u reserve, requinng surgery after tearing right knee ligaments in pre- 

■JS^nd h^ri^w 6 ° d rf S t0 make Do 'P hin roster as free agent rookie in 

* o, and had 15-tackle performance versus Buffalo. 

COI A^^ Jnaia ^*° n at H u nderson State in A^delphia, Arkansas 

• . Achieved^NAlA AII-Amenca honors in 1974... That season, Reddies 
advanced to NAIA title game, losing to Texas A and I. . . Holds B S in 
physical education. 

PERSONAL: Single, spends off-season in Texarkana, Arkansas 
Donates personal time to United Way . . . Hobbies include fish no 

Pen^rarass n9 ’|-1 d f Playi -? 9 ten " iS ’ ’ i. listeni "S to Teddy 

■R^?m •• / ’ •., LjS ^/ av ° nte mo '?. es as Ten Commandments" and 
Rocky III, favorite TV shows as Wide World of Sports" and "The 

H»5h^h S ’ | an i f t!!t 0nte b A °? k as 7116 Bible • • • Attended Rankin Street 
' 'uAshdown, Arkansas lettering in football and track. . .Full 

n ame is Earnest Calvin Rhone, bom August 20,1953 in Ogden, Arkansas. 


[year team 


1975 Miami 

1976 

1977 

1978 

1979 

1980 

1981 

1982 

1983 


G-S 

14-4 


NFL STATISTICS 

Fan. ob 

TACK. A88T. TOTAL REC. SACK INT. YDS. 


Miami 

Miami 

Miami 

Miami 

Miami 

Miami 

Miami 


4-0 

16-2 

16-0 

14-1 

16-16 

9-9 

12-12 


41 29 70 

INJURED RESERVE 


8-YEAR TOTALS 
PLAYOFFS 


4 

25 

45 

45 

120 

66 

38 


2 

21 

33 

21 

51 

20 

44 


101-44 

8-6 


384 221 

53 16 


6 

46 

78 

66 

171 

86 

82 


0 

0 

1 

0 

1 

0 

2 


0 

0 

0 

1 

6 

2 

3 


605 

69 


0 

2 

2 

3 

3 

1 

1 


0 

4 

17 

33 

35 

4 

15 


13 14 no 

2 0 0 


^ ADDITIONAL STATS 

Passes Defensed: 2in 1978,5in 1979,3in 1980,9in 1981,2in 1983 for total of 


Forced Fumbles: 1 in 1978, 1 in 1981, 1 in 1983 for total of 3 















1983: Had outstanding rookie season as Dolphin punter . . . Punted 74 
times for 3188 yards, 11 touchbacks, and placed 27 kicks inside the 20 
(tops in AFC). . . Average per-kick of 43.1 yards established new Dolphin 
club record, eclipsing George Roberts’mark of 42.6 set in 1980. . .That 
43.1 mark ranked fourth in the NFL while 36.5-yard net average placed 
third league-wide. . . Post-season honors included Pro Football Digest All- 
Rookie and Football Digest All-Rookie teams. . .Was second alternate for 
AFC in Pro Bowl. . . Had 63-yard boot against LA. Raiders on September 
19 . . . Several times hit Superdome scoreboard overhang in warm-ups 
prior to Dolphins’17*7 loss in New Orleans on October 2. . . Suffered only 
blocked punt of year on season’s 27th kick October 16 versus Jets when 
Darrol Ray smothered one . . . Dolphins turned tide later in same game 
when Eddie Hill stuffed a Chuck Ramsey punt... In November 13 duel 
with NFL’s leading punter (at the time) Rich Camarillo, outkicked Patriot 
punter with 5/45.2 yards to Camarillo’s 6/40.0 yards . . . Averaged 46.8- 
yards on four kicks including season-high punt of 64 yards in 37-0 shutout 
of Colts on November 20 ... In regular season finale, averaged 46 yards 
on five boots in prime time win over Jets . . . Sixth round draftee, 167th 
player in 1983. 

COLLEGE: Enjoyed record-setting career at the University of Iowa . . . 
Considered one of the greatest punters in NCAA history, led the nation in 
punting in both junior and senior seasons . . . Overall, punted for nearly 
four and a half miles in tenure at Iowa . . . Also handled kickoffs for 
Hawkeyes... In senior season of 1982, averaged 48.1 -yards per kick while 
earning Second Team All-America honors from CJPI and NEA, and being 
named First Team All-Big Ten . . . Participated in East-West Shrine all-star 
game . . . Had best year as a junior with an NCAA record 49.8-yard 
average on 44 kicks . . . Received First Team All-America selection that 
season from AP and CJPI, as well as First Team All-Big Ten honors . . . 
Averaged better than 50 yards a punt in eight games in ’81 (59.0 vs. 
Northwestern) and five in ’82 (55.3 vs. Michigan). . . As a sophomore, 
averaged 40.6-yards punting and also connected on six of nine extra points 
and six of 15 field goal attempts . . . Was runner-up among Big Ten 
punters as a freshman with 42.6-yard average, but was four punts short of 
qualifying for eighth place NCAA ranking . . . Was also placekicker for 
final nine games of that’79 season, converting 22 of 25PATs and five of 11 
FGs . . . Was AP Honorable Mention All-America as frosh . . . Also 
lettered for Hawkeye baseball team in 1979 . . . Majored in commu¬ 
nications. 

PERSONAL: Married to Carla (3/31/84), couple spends off-season in 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa . . . Worked this past off-season as disc jockey at local 
nightclub . . . Has done charity work for Special Olympics and for the 
Shriners’ Hospital, and also participated in national drug awareness 
program for NCAA ... As only child in neighborhood, practiced punting 
by Wcking footballs and soccer balls back and forth over family house. . . 
Punting concentration technique includes picking out person in end zone 
stands and trying to reach them ... Is notoriously fast weight gainer and 
loser . . . Brother Mike is a minor league baseball player . . . Hobbies 
include playing guitar, video games, and kicking . . . Lists favorite movie 
as ‘“Psycho II,” favorite TV shows as “Sanford and Son” and “Hill Street 
Blues,” and favorite book as “The Four Seasons” . . . Enjoys listening to 
the Isley Brothers and Tavares . . . Attended East Waterloo (la.) High 
School, lettering in football, baseball, and basketball. . . Was all-state and 
all conference in both football (punter and tight end) and baseball. . . Full 
name is Reginald Henry Roby, born July 30, 1961 in Waterloo, Iowa. 

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NFL STATISTICS 





YEAR 

TEAM 

G 

NO YDS. 

AVG. 

TB IN 20 

LG 

BLK. 

FC 

NET 

1983 

Miami 

16 

74 3188 

43.1 

11 27 

64 

1 

13 

36.5 

PLAYOFFS 

1 

4 142 

353 

0 1 

42 

0 

1 

— 




JOE ROSE 



Height .... 

...64 

Weight .... 

.......230 

Bora. 

... 6/24/57 

College .... 

. . California 

How Acq.. . 

.. D7, 1980 

NFL....... 

... 5th Year 


1983: Continued role as Dolphins’ top receiving tight end. . . Appeared 
in all 16 regular season games plus Seattle playoff contest. . . Finished 
fourth on clubs receiving chart with 29 catches for 345 yards (11.9 
average), and three touchdowns . . . Combined with statistics of Dan 
Johnson and Bruce Hardy, Miami’s tight ends accounted for 75 receptions 
for 736 yards and seven TDs. . .In Dolphins’27-14 loss to the LA. Raiders 
on September 19, caught Five balls for 52 yards including Dan Marino’s first 
NFL regular season TD pass . . . Had a touchdown catch of 24 yards 
among four receptions for 37 yards in 32-14 victory over N.Y. Jets October 
16 . . . Returning to hometown Bay Area, had season-high 53 receiving 
yards on four catches in 20-17 edging of San Francisco . . . Longest 
reception of’83 was 37-yarder against Cincinnati, and also nabbed scoring 
toss in Dolphins’ 31-24 win over Atlanta . . . Was one of three Dolphins 
nominated for NFL Man of the Year in 1983. 

PRO: Fine receiver with sure pair of hands, has also developed into solid 
blocker . . . Has never missed a regular season or playoff game during 
Dolphin tenure, performing in 63 consecutive contests (all as non-starter) 

. . . As in ’83, was Miami’s fourth leading receiver in 1982 with 16 catches 
for 182 yards and two TDs . . . Both scoring catches came from Don 
Strock in fourth quarter off 23-17 loss at Tampa Bay 11/29/82. . .Setup 
go-ahead touchdown with 35-yard catch in playoff win over New England 
. . . Was on receiving end of 23 passes for 316 yards and pair of TDs in 
1981 . . .Set up winning field goal in 13-10 win over Washington with 50- 
yard snag . . . Enjoyed career-high for single-game yardage in ’81 AFC 
East title game with Buffalo, gaining 69 yards on three catches. . . Had two 
touchdown receptions in that season’s memorable 41-38 OT playoff loss 
to San Diego . . . Had 13 catches for 149 yards as a rookie in 1980, with 
only TD nullified by holding penalty against Jets . . . Seventh round 
draftee, 185th player in 1980. 

COLLEGE: Four-year player for University of California . . . Caught 63 
passes for 755 yards and four touchdowns in career at Berkeley. . . Was 
voted Outstanding Offensive Player in East-West Shrine game, teaming 
with Brigham Young QB Marc Wilson for seven receptions for 102 yards 
. . . Became full-time starter as a senior and earned Second Team All-PAC 
10 honors with 49 catches for 567 yards and four scores (sixth in 
conference). . . Caught four balls for 52 yards in 1978 junior campaign 
after cradling nine passes for 92 yards in previous season . . . Originally 
recruited to Golden Bears as wide receiver, but was red-shirted in 1976 to 
prepare for tight end transformation . . . Had only one varsity reception in 
frosh season of ’75, but had 33 catches for 531 yards (14 for 222 yards in 
one game) for JV team . . . Has B.A. in social science. 

PERSONAL: Married to Kelly (6/5/82), couple resides in Pembroke 
Pines ... Is involved in charity work for Kidney Foundation of South 
Florida and Ronald McDonald House. . . Cousin Rod Scurry plays for the 
Pittsburgh Pirates . . . Hobbies include fishing, playing golf, and watching 
movies . . . Lists favorite movies as “Terms of Endearment" and all Clint 
Eastwood films . . Also enjoys novels by Ernest Hemmingway . . . 

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Favorite recording artists are Bob Seger and Kenny Loggins. . . Attended 
Marysville (Cal.) High School, lettering in football, basketball, baseball, and 
track . . . Full name is Joseph Harold Rose, bom June 24, 1957 in 
Marysville, California. 




NFL STATISTICS 




YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

NO. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LONG 

TD 

1980 

Miami 

160 

13 

149 

11.5 

50 

0 

1981 

Miami 

160 

23 

316 

13.7 

50 

2 

1982 

Mami 

9-0 

16 

182 

11.4 

44 

2 

1983 

Mami 

160 

29 

345 

11.9 

37 

_3 

4-YEAR TOTALS 

57-0 

81 

992 

12.2 

50 

7 

PLAYOFFS 

6-0 

8 

119 

14.9 

35 

2 


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS 


Most Receptions: 
Most Yards: 

Most TD Receptions: 
Longest Reception: 


6 vs. Tampa Bay, 11/29/82 
69 vs. Buffalo, 12/19/81 
2 vs. Tampa Bay, 11/29/82 
50 vs. Baltimore, 10/5/80 
50 vs. Washington, 10/18/81 


SAWDERS SHIVER 




Height ... 6*2 

Weight .230 

Bom .2/15/55 

College .. Carson-Newman 

HowAcq.. FA. 1984 

NFL.. 9th Year 



1983: Signed by the Dolphins to a free agent contract on May 12, 1984 
. . . Had been released by the Colts after spending eight seasons with them 
. . . Appeared in all 16 games for the Colts in *83. . . Contributed a total of 
34 tackles last season on 21 solos and 13 assists ... Of that total, eight 
solos and five assists came on special teams . . . Also had one 
quarterback sack. 

PRO: Used primarily as an outside linebacker during career in Baltimore 
. . .In 1982, started six of nine regular season games with 21 solos and 19 
assists for the season . . . Lost starting job at end of ’82 to Dave Simmons 
. . . Best game that year came against Minnesota with six solos and two 
assists . . . Notched seven tackles in ’82 game versus N.Y. Jets and had 
two punt coverage tackles and a fumble recovery at Miami. . . Flayed in 14 
games with 11 starts in 1981 after missing first two matches with foot injury 
. . . Finished season with 65 solos and 23 assists for Colts. . . Top game 
of’81 was against Jets (11/29/81) with 12 initial hits and three assists. . . 
Was bothered by foot, shoulder, and hand injuries in 1980, but managed to 
play 14 games with 12 starts . . . Contributed 66 total tackles including 
three six-tackle performances. . . Scored only touchdown of professional 
career on 34-yard interception return against Pittsburgh. , . Enjoyed best 
season in 1979, starting all 16 games and finishing second on the team in 
total tackles with 149(131 solos, 18 assists). . .Also tied for the club lead 
in interceptions with four for 85 return yards . . . Twice had games in 79 
with ten tackles . . . Also led the Colts in punt coverage tackles (9) and 
kickoff coverage tackles (8). . . Participated in all 16 games in 1978 with 
four starts and led Colts in special team solos with 12 (had 49 total tackles 
overall) . . . Contributed 15 tackles as a linebacker in 1977 with an 
additional 12 stops on special teams. . . Also had a blocked punt against 
New England (10/23/77). . . Appeared in all 14 games in rookie season 
of 1976, leading team in kickoff coverage tackles with 13 . . . Fifth round 
draftee, 134th player in 1976. 

COLLEGE: Was a four-year letterman at Carson-Newman . . . Rayed 
linebacker, defensive end, and safety during collegiate career . . . Was 
team captain as a junior and senior . . . Earned Outstanding Defensive 
Player award at Carson-Newman in senior season . . . Had 94 tackles and 

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nine QB sacks that year. . . Also lettered in track. . . Holds B.S. in health 
and recreation. 

PERSONAL: Married to Julie (5/26/79), spends off-season in Baltimore 
with daughters Tia (5/30/80) and Holly (8/3/83). . . During off-season, 
works as a business development representative fora Baltimore-area bank 
. . . Also donates time to Ronald McDonald House and the Kennedy 
Institute for Children . . . Cousin Ernie Jackson played for New Orleans 
from 1972-79. . . Hobbies include playing racquetball and basketball, and 
building with wood . . . Lists favorite movie as "Raiders of the Lost Ark" 
and favorite book as “I’m OK, You’re OK" . . . Attended Lower Richland 
High School in Hopkins, South Carolina, lettering in football, baseball, and 
track. . . Full name is Sanders Thomas Shiver, bom February 15,1955 in 
Gadsden, South Carolina. 




NFL STATISTICS 




YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. 

ASST. 

TOTAL 

INT. 

YDS. 

1976 

Baltimore 

14-0 

15 

5 

20 

0 

0 

1977 

Baltimore 

14-0 

23 

4 

27 

0 

0 

1978 

Baltimore 

164 

46 

3 

49 

0 

0 

1979 

Baltimore 

1616 

131 

18 

149 

4 

85 

1980 

Baltimore 

14-12 

48 

18 

66 

1 

34 

1981 

Baltimore 

14-11 

65 

23 

88 

0 

0 

1982 

Baltimore 

8-6 

21 

19 

40 

0 

0 

1983 

Baltimore 

160 

21 

13 

34 

0 

0 

8-YEAR TOTALS 

112-49 

370 

103 

473 

5 

119 

PLAYOFFS 

2-0 

NA 

NA 

NA 

0 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Touchdown: 1 vs. Pittsburgh (34-yard interception return) in 1980 


STEVE SHULL 


Linebacker 




Height ..6*1 

Weight ........... .225 

Bom .3/27/58 

College . .. William & Mary 

How Acq..FA. 1980 

NFL ... 4th Year 



1983: Spent entire 1983 season on injured reserve . . . Suffered tom 
ligaments in right knee during July 30 Dolphin scrimmage in Orange Bowl 
. . . Underwent surgery the following day . . . Participated in intensive 
rehabilitation and signed new contract last May. 

PRO: Known for aggressive play and bone-jarring tackles, served as 
special teams captain in 1981 and 1982. . . Possesses good speed (4.7 in 
40-yard dash), strong point as linebacker is ability against the run . . . 
Often inserted on Dolphin defense in goal-line situations . . . Had six 
tackles in strike-shortened 1982 season, then added seven more in four 
post-season games. . . Best statistical season came in 1981, contributing 
20 solo tackles, five assists, and two fumble recoveries. . . Gave up jersey 
# 59 that season to veteran Bob Brudzinski, assuming current *52.. . . 
Racked up 17 total tackles in rookie season of ’80 . . . Beat the odds to 
make Miami roster as a free agent, impressing coaches with special teams 
ability and intensity . . . Was initially waived on final cut-down day of ’80 
pre-season, but was brought back the next day when Jon Giesler was 
placed on injured reserve . . . Before beginning of 1980 training camp, 
was not contacted by any other professional team besides the Dolphins. 

COLLEGE: Was a three-year starter at William and Mary in Williamsburg, 
Virginia . . . Overall, notched a school record of358 career tackles. . .As 
a senior, was named to AJI-Virginia team selected by coaches of that state’s 
five major colleges . . . Also was honored with selection to Jewish All- 
America team . . . Top game came against Appalachian State, forcing 
three fumbles and recovering two to earn ECAC Player of the Week honors 
. . . Holds a B.A. in business management 

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PERSONAL: Single, resides in Cooper City . . . Spent past off-season 
working for Miami’s Beber and Silverstein advertising agency. . . Hobbies 
include skiing and racquetball. . . Lists favorite movies as “Raiders of the 
Lost Ark” and “The Great Santini,” favorite TV show as “Dallas,” and 
favorite book as “Hawaii” . . . Enjoys listening to Eric Clapton and Wana 
Chung . . . Attended Neshaminy High School in Langhome 
Pennsylvania, captaining football team. . . Full name is Steven Shull bom 
March 27, 1958 in Philadelphia. 




NFL STATISTICS 



YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. 

ASST. 

TOTAL 

fum. 

REC. 

1980 

Miami 

16-0 

14 

3 

17 

o 

1981 

Miami 

16-0 

20 

5 

25 

2 

1982 

Miami 

9-0 

3 

3 

6 

o 

1983 



INJURED RESERVE 



3-YEAR TOTALS 

41-0 

37 

11 

48 

o 

PLAYOFFS 

5-0 

7 

2 

9 

c. 

0 



GERALD SMALL 



Height . . . 

.5-11 

Weight . . . 


Bom. 

. 8/10/56 

College . .. 

. . San Jose St 

How Acq. . 

. .. D4a, 1978 

NFL ...... 




1983: Started 15 regular season games for Miami at right comerback 
spot... Sat out October 9 38-35 OT loss to Buffalo with hamstring injury, 
thus ending streak of 78 consecutive regular season appearances (65 
starts) since becoming a pro . . . Overall, had 37 solos and 12 assists for 
career-high of 49 total tackles . . . Was second on team behind William 
Judson with five interceptions for 60 return yards . . . Also tied for club 
lead with Judson with 12 passes defensed . . . Interception of Steve 
Grogan pass in 34-24 win over New England on September 11 included 
season-best 28-yard return. . . In 32-14 triumph over N.Y. Jets on October 
16, nabbed two of Dolphins’ record-tying six interceptions . . . Enjoyed 
solid game in October 23 win over Colts with seven solos, an assist, an 
interception, and a pair of passes defensed . . . Had four solo stops and a 
pick-off of Vince Ferragamo pass in 30-14 thumping of LA. Rams 
Interception and 18-yard return of Dave Krieg pass in waning minutes of 
27^0 S S ame se * U P 9°‘ a head TD in game Dolphins eventually lost 

PRO: Has been a Dolphin starter at cornerback since final three games of 
1978 rookie season . . . Ranks third on Dolphins’ all-time list with 23 
interceptions . . . Total of 378 interception return yards is all-time best for a 
Miami comerback. . . Has led team in passes defensed in each of last five 
seasons . . . Had 26 tackles and two interceptions in nine 1982 games, 
then added three more interceptions in playoffs . . . Played 1982 season 
after rebounding from separated shoulder suffered in May ’82 basketball 
game ... Did not have any interceptions in 1981, but set Miami club 
record with 23 passes defensed . . . Pick-off wise, had best season in ’80, 
finishing fifth in NFL with seven interceptions for 46 yards. . .Oneofthose 
thefts was clutch last minute interception of Jack Thompson aerial to seal 
17-16 win over Cincinnati . . . Contributed 34 tackles and five 
interceptions in 1979 . . . Was voted Rookie of the Year by South Florida 
media for performance in 1978 . . . Started 78 opener versus Jets for 
injured Curtis Johnson, then served as nickel back until taking over 
starter’s role in 14th game of season. . . Four interceptions for 157 yards 
that season for impressive 39.3-yard average included 46-yard touchdown 
against Raiders . . . Won 78 Tommy Fitzgerald Award as outstanding 
rookie in training camp . . . Fourth round draftee, 93rd player in 1978. 

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COLLEGE: Three-year starter for San Jose State and was an All-Pacific 
Coast Athletic Association selection in each of those seasons . 
Snatched 12 career interceptions for 239 yards (19.9 average). . . Played 
only six games in senior season of 1977 due to separated left shoulder and 
had 30 total tackles. . . Participated in East-Wfest Shrine game and Senior 
Bowl, impressing scouts with handling of Florida All-America (now with 
San Diego) Wfes Chandler in latter . . . Best collegiate season came as 
sophomore in 1975 with seven interceptions for 104 yards and two TDs 
. . . Along with current Dolphin teammate Kim Bokamper, paced Spartan 
defense that produced 9-2 record that year . . . Majored in advertising. 

PERSONAL: Married this past off-season to Lynn (7/7/84), couple 
resides in Miami . . . Spent off-season traveling and also playing for 
Dolphins’ basketball team. . . Donates time to United Way and also to San 
Jose Spartan Foundation . . . Hobbies include sports and music . . . 
Enjoys listening to Grover V&shington, Ronnie Laws, and Jean Cam. . . 
Lists favorite movie as “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” favorite TV 
shows as All My Children” and “Dynasty,” and favorite book as “The Other 
Side of Midnight”. . . Attended Desert High School at Edwards Air Force 
Base (Cal.), lettering in football (quarterback), basketball, baseball, and 
track . . . Full name is Gerald David Small, bom August 10, 1956 in 
Washington, D.C. 





NFL STATISTICS 





YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. ASST. 

TOTAL 

FUM. 

REC 

INT. 

YDS. AVG. 

LG 

TD 

1978 

Miami 

16-4 

25 

8 

33 

2 

4 

157 39.3 

46t 

1 

1979 

Miami 

16-16 

24 

10 

34 

0 

5 

74 14.8 

40 

0 

1980 

Miami 

16-16 

24 

15 

39 

0 

7 

46 6.6 

22 

0 

1981 

Miami 

16-16 

26 

15 

41 

2 

0 

0 0 

0 

o 

1982 

Miami 

9-9 

17 

9 

26 

0 

2 

41 20.5 

21 

0 

1983 

Miami 

15-15 

37 

12 

49 

0 

5 

60 120 

28 

0 

[ 6-YEAR TOTALS 88-7 6 

153 

69 

222 

4 

23 

378 16.4 

46t 

x 

1 PLAYOFFS 

7-7 

22 

3 

25 

0 

4 

42 10.5 

18 

0 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Passes Defensed: 5 in 1978, 11 in 1979, 19 in 1980,23 in 1981,6in 1982,12in 
1983 For total of 76 

Lateral: (P-22 yards on lateral from Lyle Blackwood vs. San Diego, 1/2/82) 



1983: Captured imagination of Dolfans and media with unlikely path to 
roster spot. . . Gained national publicity with “headhunting” abilities on 
special teams . . . Was voted Dolphins’ Special Teams Player of the Year 
. . . Saw action in all 16 regular season games and Seattle playoff match 
. . . Led Dolphins in special team tackles with 18 solos and two assists for 
20 total stops . . . Also contributed one forced fumble and one fumble 
recovery. . . Notched three solo hits plus an assist on “specials” in 32-14 
win over N.Y. Jets on October 16... Followed that up with three solos and 
a forced fumble on October 23 as Dolphins defeated Colts 21-7 .. . 
Completed three-week hot streak October 30 with three more special team 
solos versus LA. Rams. . .Made first NFL regular season appearance as a 
defensive back on November 13 in 17-6 loss at New England. . .Chipped 
in with pair of unassisted tackles in 27-20 post-season loss to Seahawks 
. . . Established “timing relationship” with punter Reggie Roby, catching 
several of Roby’s booming punts 50 yards down fie Id . . . Kami ka zee style 
coupled with slender physique occasionally caused hyperventilation and 
two-day rehabilitative period following games . . . Initially impressed 

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coaches and national TV audience in pre-season win over Washington bv 
leading team in tackles with six (all on special teams). . . Head Coach Don 
Shula called that performance “the best game I’ve ever seen a player have 
on special teams.” 

COLLEGE: Attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. for just one 
year (1979). . . Was forced to leave school after father suffered stroke and 
family needed additional support... In one season at Howard, was a 
Second Team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection and tied for 
the league lead in interceptions with five. 

PERSONAL: Single, spends off-season in Columbus, Ohio . . After 
leaving college after one year (1979), was thus not eligible for NFL. draft 
until after class graduated in 1982 . . . Wrote to all professional teams 
requesting tryout and though five teams responded (Dallas, Detroit 
Houston, Miami, and New Orleans), only Dolphins followed’ up with 

personal phone call. . .Carried football 24 hours a day for final year before 
college class graduated and conducted personal work-outs in backyard 
. . . Played semi-pro in 1981 for Twin City Cougars in Sacramento 
California . . . Donates time to children’s hospital in Columbus . ’ 

Hobbies include bike riding, fishing, video games, weight lifting, and movie- 
going . . .Enjoys listening to Luther Vandross. . . Lists favorite movie as 
.Brian's Song,” favorite TV show as “Silver Spoons,” and favorite book as 
Jack Tatum: They Call Me Assassin”. . . Nickname is “Kroeter” after the 
unknown rookie in national light beer TV commercial . . . Funniest 
football incident occurred when football pants fell down while running for a 
touchdown in high school. . . Attended Mifflin High School in Columbus 
Ohio, lettering in football, track, and wrestling . . . Full name is Robert 
Donnell Sowell, Jr., bom June 23, 1961 in Columbus. 



NFL STATISTICS 




YEAR TEAM 

G-S 

TACK. 

asst, 

total 

FOM. 

REC 

FUM. 

FOR. 

1983 Miami 

16-0 

18 

2 

20 

1 

1 

PLAYOFFS 

1-0 

2 

0 

2 

0 

0 


DWIGHT STEPHENSON 1 

| Center 


m 

[il 

iy 

57 

Height .6-3 

Weight .255 

Bom.11/20/57 

College .Alabama 

HowAcq.D2, 1980 

NFL . .. 5th Year 


1983: In only fourth season in NFL, reached peak of profession in 1983 
. . . Started all 17 regular season and playoff games while establishing 
reputation as league’s premier center . . . Among many post-season 
honors (listed separately below), was chosen as an AFC Pro Bowl starter, 
All-Pro, and NFLPA Offensive Lineman of the Year. . . Was the “center of 
attention” on Dolphin offensive line (Jon Giesler, Bob Kuechenberg, Ed 
Newman, and Eric Laakso) that allowed the fewest quarterback sacks in 
the NFL with 23. . . Entering 1984, has streak of 30 consecutive starts and 
has not missed contest in 63 games since turning pro. 

PRO: A quick, strong blocker, became full-time starter in 12th game of 
1981 season. . .Started all 13gamesin 1982 regular and postseason as 
Dolphins reached Super Bowl XVII. . . Was selected to play in the Pro Bowl 
that season . . . First NFL start came in ’81 after regular center Mark 
Dennard suffered tom calf muscle in season’s 11th game . . . Miami 
posted 4-1 record in those final five games and captured AFC East title. . . 
Competition with Dennard for starting job in ’82 was aborted when current 
Philadelphia Eagle incurred broken arm. . . Participated in all 16 games in 
rookie campaign of 1980 . . . Second round draftee, 48th player in 1980 
(third center). 


COLLEGE: Enjoyed outstanding career at University of Alabama . . . 
Was a three-time All-Southeastern Conference selection . . . Called the 
greatest center I have ever coached” by the late Paul “Bear” Bryant 
helped Crimson Tide to three consecutive Sugar Bowl victories over Ohio 
State, Penn State, and Arkansas . . . During final two seasons at ’Bama, 
learn won 21 straight games and national championships in 1978 and 79 
. . As a senior, was a finalist for Lombardi Award, given annually to 
nation s outstanding lineman . . . Participated in both Senior Bowl and 
Shrine game. . . Earned Football News First Team All-America 
and AP and UP! Second Team selection . . . Had been switched from 
defensive end to center as a sophomore . . . Majored in social welfare. 

f, ER ? 0r ?^ to Dinah (2/27/82), couple lives with daughter 

* 5/80) in Miami. . . Along with teammate and neighbor Don 
McNeal, made headlines last June when helping police catch three men 
responsible for over 30 break-ins in Miami area . . . Charity-wise, ran a 
sports camp that benefited.church in North Miami. . . Hobby is fishing 
... Lists favorite movie as “Enter the Dragon,” favorite TV show as “The 
Jeffersons, and favorite book as biography on John F. Kennedy . . 
Enjoys listening to The Commodores. . . Attended Hampton (Va.) High 
School, lettering in football and basketball. , . Earned all-state honors as 

center and defensive tackle for 75 state champs. . .Has six brothers and 
sisters . . . Full name is Dwight Eugene Stephenson, bom November 20, 
1957 in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. 


NFL STATISTICS 

1981: 16/5 1982: 9/9 (P-4/4). 1983: 

16/16 (P-1/1). 4-YEAR TOTALS: 57/30 (P-6/5). 


AFC Pro Bowl (starter) 
GPI AFC All-Star 


1983 HONORS 


Pro Football Writers All-Pro 
Pro Football Weekly A1I-NFL 
AP All-Pro (2nd Team) 

NEA All-Pro 
Football News All-Pro 
College and Pro Football News All-Pro 
NFLPA Offensive Lineman of the Year (AFC) 
Seagram’s Seven Crowns of Sports 
NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year 


DON STROCK 1 

Qu.Ht.it.Jrk 

10 

Height .6-5 

Weight .220 

Bom ..11/27/50 

College .... Virginia Tech 
HowAcq.--D5, 1973 

NFL.. 11th Year 



1983: Completed another season as Dolphins* ace “relief pitcher” 

Saw action in 15 games, including three at quarterback... Had two starts 
. . . Duties included serving as holder for Uwe von Schamann on field goal 
and exha point attempts . . . Overall, completed 34 of 52 passes for 403 
yards (65.4%), four TDs, and one interception for a QB efficiency rating of 
100.7 . . . Missed all of training camp as free agent hold-out. . . Signed 
senes of one-year contracts on September 5, the day after Dolphins’ 
opening game . . . After receiving Commissioner’s Exemption, was 
activated on September 9 . . . Suffered serious foot laceration in freak 
injury at home in early October . . . First quarterback action of season 
^.ame on December 4 in fourth quarter at Houston after Dan Marino left 
game with knee sprain . . . On first play, pitched out to Tony Nathan who 
scored winning touchdown with 3:54 remaining in game . . . Started for 

injured Marino in final two regular season games. . .Start in 31*24 victory 

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over Atlanta was first since October 12, 1981 . . . Completed 18 of 22 
passes for 229 yards, no interceptions, and two TDs (Joe Rose, Tony 

Nathan). . ..Was 11 of 11 in first half, and 81.8% completion rate for game 
was fourth best in club history. . . In 34-14 prime time win over N.Y. Jets, 
connected on 16 of 30 throws for 174 yards, one interception, and two 
touchdowns (Mark Duper, David Overstreet). 

PRO: Considered premier back-up quarterback in NFL, could start on 
several teams . . . Relishes image as football’s Rich "Goose” Gossage, 
even wears baseball hat and warm-up jacket while standing on the sidelines 
. . . Saw limited playing time in strike-shortened 1982 season, completing 
30 of 55 for 306 yards . . . Almost rescued Miami from 23-17 loss at 
Tampa Bay (11/29/82) with 17 completions in 34 attempts for 204 yards 
. . . Helped Dolphins best Jets (12/18/82) by completing six of six passes 
for 53 yards to set up winning 47-yard field goal by von Schamann with 
three seconds left in game . . . In 1981, hit on 79 of 130 passes (60.1 %) for 
901 yards including key relief appearances in wins over Houston, 
Philadelphia, and Kansas City to help propel Miami to AFC East title . . 
Relieved David Woodley five times in ’81 (once due to injury) and had one 
start versus Buffalo. . . Best-remembered Dolphin performance came on 
January 2,1982 in playoff game versus San Diego. . . Entered game with 
Dolphins trailing 24-0 in second quarter and completed club record 29 
passes in 43 attempts for 403 yards and four touchdowns (Miami lost 41- 
38 in OT). . . Highlight of 1980 campaign was keying late rally from nine- 
point deficit to defeat Cincinnati 17-16 . . . Suffered concussion in sixth 
game of '80, and played only a half over remainder of season. . . In 1979, 
quarterbacked the equivalent of three and a half games and produced 109 
point (31.1 per game). . . Had been a free agent following both 1979 and 
’80 seasons . . . Enjoyed productive year in 1978 with 72 completions in 
135 attempts for 825 yards and 12 scores. . .Started first seven games of 
’78 connecting on 65 of 125 tosses and ten touchdowns as Dolphins 
posted 5-2 record in that span . . . Established regular season club 
standard with 26 completions in 41 throws for 322 yards against Jets. . . 
Originally began holding duties in 1978 and had TD pass to Vem Den 
Herder on fake field goal attempt against Baltimore. . . Played sparingly in 
1976 and ’77, completing 23 of 51 passes during those two season . . . 
Started three games in 1975 and first NFL start came December 7 with 
both Bob Griese and Earl Morrall injured . . . Connected on 12 of 15 
passes (including 11 in a row) and two touchdowns to beat Buffalo 31-21 in 
that game . . . Spent entire 1973 season on taxi squad . . . Fifth round 
draftee, 111th player in 1973 (seventh quarterback). 

COLLEGE: Had outstanding career in pass-oriented offense at Virginia 
Tech . . . Overall, completed 628 passes in 1174 attempts (53.5%) for 
8857 yards. . . Led the nation in passing as a senior, connecting on 228 of 
427 (53.4%) for 3243 yards and 16 touchdowns . . . Those numbers 
included 34 of 53 performance for 527 yards against Houston . . . Was 
voted Outstanding Offensive Player in Blue-Gray game and also 
participated in the Hula Bowl . . . Holds B.S. in distributive education. 

PERSONAL: Married to Debby (2/17/79), couple resides year-round in 
Miami Springs. . . Has donated time to fund-raising for Ronald McDonald 
House ... An avid golfer, works at Doral Country Club during off-season 
. . . Attended Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 
lettering in football and basketball. . . Full name is Donald Joseph Strock, 
bom November 27, 1950 in Pottstown. 





NFL STATISTICS 





YEAR 

TEAM 

G-S 

ATT. COMP. 

YDS 

PCT. 

TD 

I NT. 

LG 

TKLD. 

1973 




TAXI 

SQUAD 





1974 

Miami 

1-0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0/0 

1975 

Miami 

6-3 

45 

26 

230 

57.8 

2 

2 

25 

3/29 

1976 

Miami 

4-1 

47 

21 

359 

44.7 

3 

2 

53t 

4/41 

1977 

Miami 

4-0 

4 

2 

12 

50.0 

0 

1 

9 

0/0 

1978 

Miami 

16-7 

135 

72 

825 

53.3 

12 

6 

57 

9/73 

1979 

Miami 

16 4 

100 

56 

830 

56.0 

6 

6 

53 

2/22 

1980 

Miami 

16-2 

62 

30 

313 

48.4 

1 

5 

33 

5/49 

1981 

Miami 

16-1 

130 

79 

901 

60.1 

6 

8 

52 

6/45 

1982 

Miami 

9-0 

55 

30 

306 

54.5 

2 

5 

43 

2/5 

1983 

Miami 

15-2 

52 

34 

403 

65.4 

4 

1 

47 

3/30 

110-YEAR TOTALS 103-20 

630 

350 4179 

55.6 

36 

36 

57 

34/294 

PLAYOFFS 

*4-0 

62 

38 

551 

61.3 

4 

3 

50t 

2/19 

|*Only includes games played at quarterback 








ADDITIONAL STATS 

Pushing: 1 for-7yards in 1974; 6 for 38 yards, long 18,1 TDin 1975; 2 for 13 yards, 
long 11, 1 TD in 1976; 10 for 23 yards, long 12 in 1978; 3 for 18 yards, long 11 in 
1979; 1 for-3yardsin 1980; 14 for-26 yards, long 9 In 1981; 3 for *9 yards, long Oin 
1982; 6 for -16 yards, long -2 in 1983 for totals of 46 for 31 yards, long 18,2 TDs 


STROCICS STARTING CALLS 



YEAR 

ATT. 

COMP. 

YDS. 

PCT. 

TD 

INT. LONG 

TKLD. 

w 

1975 

Buffalo 

15 

12 

99 

80.0 

2 

0 

17 

0/0 

L 

at Baltimore 

18 

7 

90 

38.9 

0 

1 

25 

1/11 

* 

Denver 

6 

4 

20 

66.7 

0 

0 

14 

2/18 

W 

1976 

Buffalo 

22 

11 

219 

50.0 

2 

1 

53t 

1/12 

L 

1978 

at N.Y. Jets 

23 

10 

108 

43.5 

1 

2 

24 

1/12 

W 

at Baltimore 

20 

13 

151 

65.0 

3 

0 

57 

2/\5 

W 

Buffalo 

14 

7 

97 

50.0 

1 

0 

37 

1/9 

L 

at Philadelphia 

17 

6 

76 

35.3 

0 

3 

22 

2/15 

W 

St. Louis 

21 

12 

144 

57.1 

2 

1 

46t 

0/0 

W 

Cincinnati 

20 

12 

134 

60.0 

2 

0 

34 

1/4 

*W at San Diego 

t o-ro 

10 

5 

33 

50.0 

1 

0 

19 

1/9 

w 

15* 5 

Chicago 

17 

12 

207 

70.6 

0 

0 

53 

1/U 

* 

at Baltimore 

6 

3 

50 

50.0 

1 

0 

29t 

0/0 

* 

New England 

12 

3 

62 

25.0 

0 

2 

30 

1/11 

L 

N.Y Jets 

41 

26 

322 

63.4 

t 

2 

38 

0/0 

* 

1980 

at Atlanta 

21 

10 

75 

47.6 

0 

0 

17 

I/ll 

*L 

at New England 

7 

3 

16 

42.9 

0 

2 

7 

1/5 

L 

1981 

at Buffalo 

44 

26 

245 

59.1 

1 

4 

22 

2/20 

W 

1983 

Atlanta 

22 

18 

229 

81.8 

2 

0 

47 

0/0 

W 

N.Y. Jets 

30 

16 

174 

53.3 

2 

I 

29 

3/30 


Was replaced at halftime trailing Denver 10-0; was replaced at halftime leading San 
''ego 21-7; was injured in second quarter at Baltimore tied 7-7; was replaced at 
• Iftime trailing New England 17-13; was replaced at halftime trailing Atlanta 7-3; was 
- ured in second quarter at New England trailing 10-0. 


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS 


dost Pass Attempts: 
dost Pass Completions: 

dost Yards Passing: 
dost TD Passes: 
dost Interceptions: 

Jest Percentage: 
xtngest Completion: 


44 vs. Buffalo, 10/12/81 
26 vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/15/79 
26 vs. Buffalo, 10/12/81 
322 vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/15/79 

3 vs. Baltimore, 9/10/78 

4 vs. Buffalo, 10/12/81 

4 vs. Tampa Bay, 11/29/82 
81.8 vs. Atlanta (18 of 22). 12/4/83 
57 (to L. Harris) vs. Baltimore, 9/10/78 


TERRY TAUTOLO 



Height . 6-2 

Weight.230 

Bom.8/30/54 

College. UCLA 

HowAcq. FA, 1983 

NFL .8th Year 



1983 : Signed by the Dolphins as a free agent on October 18, 1983 . . . 
dad been released by the Detroit Lions after spending two seasons with 
hem . . . Appeared in all nine regular season games after Miami arrival, 
primarily on special teams. . . Also participated in Dolphins’ playoff loss to 
Seattle. . . Contributed nine solos and four assists for 13 total tackles, then 
3dded two solos and two assists versus Seahawks. . . Performance versus 
Seattle matched best game of regular season (2-24 total tackles) in 38*14 
vin over Cincinnati on November 28. 

PRO: Has played for five teams during seven-year NFL career. . . Played 
Tree regular season games plus playoff contest for Detroit in 1982 . . . 

81 


80 












Had originally been waived by Lions in final cut-down of ’82, but was » 

Toaflfto ? ecerTlb 7 22 5 f sWke season. . . Came to Detroit in October 
1981 after being released by San Francisco . . . Saw action in final 11 ‘ 
games that season, chalking up seven solos and two assists . Best 
stetisticai season cametin 1980 with 49ers with 76 total tackles on 54sofo‘ 
uwth 2 e 2 p' sts V - Had begun 80 campaign without a team, then siq ne d 
EL®" F A “ h C ° ln 8 e P t< r™ ber and played in all 16 games without 
' Also chipped in with one QB sack, an interception, and parrf 
fumble recoveries that year... Had been traded to Chicago in 1980 n5 

ptv^’f t>U Dh V f a by c Bears before eventually inking with 49ers P 
Played for Philadelphia from 1976-79 . . . Played in all 16 games wi'th 
career-h'gh eight starts (in place of injured Bill Bergey) for Eagles in 1 979 
’ Scried 3? solos, 22 assists, a forced fumble and a fumble r^ove^ 
while captaining special teams that year . . . Plaved 16 games with t?^ 
starts in 1978 with total of 20 tackles. . . Appeared in all 14 Phillvcontoct° 
in 77 with 28 total tackles after seeing action in 13 games with 29 total 
stops as a rookie in 1976 ... 13th round draftee, 353rd player in 1976 
COLLEGE: Began collegiate career at Long Beach Citv College 
1976 B™ 9 to GCLA to play forDick Vermeil. . .Was a member of Bruins 
1975 Rose Bowl (Januaiy, 1976) championship team . . . Led GCLA in 

Also e nart?rinat n - Wth 117 > inc| uding a season-high 15 versus GSC. 
Wnesiology ' n 9 a " d * rack in college ’ ’ ’ ^! OKd 

Mth^daughter ( % 30/d2 \ ( ^ •" Long Beach, California j 

in -i, I j^ Ugb j® r ( & /26/82)' ‘ - Spent off-season traveling. . .Hobbies 1 
fevirite Tn/ dl h 9 and ^ aW '? g ’ ’ ’ noi'oys listening to Earl Klugh . . Lists 1 
fevonte TV show as St Elsewhere" and favorite book as "Baha” ..at 
Samoan descent, is cousin of Manu Tuiasosopo (Seattle), Jack Thompson 

B t y ' ari R c M0 K I a ^ u , pu (NeW Er >g |and ) • • .Attended Millikan High i 
&h F ] n L “ ng Beach ' Cai'fornia, lettering in football, wrestling, and track 
California ‘ S Tefry Lynn Ta utolo, bom August 30, 1954 in Corona | 


NFL STATISTICS 


[YEAR 

TEAM 

_G-S_ 

7976 ’ 

Phil. 

13-0 

1977 

Phil. 

14-2 

1978 

Phil. 

16-2 

1979 

Phil. 

16-8 

1980 

San Fran. 

16-4 

1981 

Detroit 

HO 

1982 

Detroit 

3-0 

1983 

Miami 

9-0 

8 -YEAT 

t TOTALS 

98-16 

PLAYOFFS 

5-0 


Linebacker 


RODELL THOMAS 

T54K 


re- °?^ tcbto 4‘3 defense from customary 3 - 4 . . . Was second on team in 
er - - ' n W!th ^ solos and five assists . . . Also started 

11 h!l i Week J n a ? 17 victo, y over Colts at middle linebackerand notched 
;st three solos and three assists. a 

os PRO: A linebacker with good speed, runs a 4.7 40-yard dash 
-d Appeared in eight games for Seattle in 1 982 as a back-up linebacker and 
U f 5pe /; la taams Performer . . . Overall, had seven tackles including three- 
** iff** efforis against Houston and Denver . . . VJas acquired by the 

e ' SmEJ? Pn ° r ,‘° i r^t 9ame f * he K I 981 season after being released 
., Jf ,\“ am • • • 1 I Seattle matches that year (two starts), had 24 total 

th tackles and two fumble recoveries . . . Returned one of those fnmhle 
9 I^M^ nes8ve ^ ar8s ^° ra touchdown against the Raiders. . .Twicehadsix 
ry tackles in a game versus Kansas City and Cleveland . . . Was originally 
0 signed by Dolphins in pre-season of '81 and was immediately shifted from 
5 -g^eodtolnebacker . . Was wai w d on final cutdow^andrefornedS 
- °f Quincy. Flonda to coach junior varsityfootball Re-signed 

b ^] P f ,ns /j? llo ^ n 9j n juries in regular season opener. . . Played three 
e games for Miami before release due to injury to Don Me Neal and 
s’ subsequent signing of Lyle Blackwood. neal and 

n a?t^°^L W f a th 'ff^ ar sta * er and four-year letterman at Alabama 
. State . Played guard, tackle, and tight end during collegiate career 

f Manried to Unda (11/24/81), couple spends off-season in 

i ^ Hohh ^ 3 i • • Pf st off season working as a substitute teacher 

. . - Hobbies include playing basketball and softball. . .Enjoys listening to 

Attended ^h if'^^c u ’ Favorite Wshow is “Knots Unding" 

; * ; Attended Shanks High School in Quincy lettering in football 

■ rasketball, and baseball... Was a Prep AII-AmUca in l 976 - wS 

became a tight end in high school after rambling 60yards for TD on tack^ 

Quin«5. Pay • ’ ’ FU| ' name iS Rode " 1110,1195 b °- August 2U958 in 

NFL STATISTICS 

1981 Miami 3-0 1 0 ~ 7 - 7 .’ 

Seattle 11-2 14 m ° 

1982 Seattle 8-0 5 2 ^7 ^ 

1983 Miami _ 16-2 _ n 12 23 ? 

3-YEAR TOTALS 3*4 Tl S-«- ± 

[playoffs 10 o 2 o 5 l * 

ADDITIONAL STATS 

Touchdown: 1 vs. Raiders (5-yard fumble recovery) in 1981. 



Guard/Center 


JEFF TOEWS 


on Angni? 31 d ^° lpblns for second Miami tour of duty as free agent 

A Wr ' • 983 n a l t I r haVln9 been releas ed by the Seattle Seahawks 
' ’ ' f lb aames pius piayoff contest against former club 

3n tribiuted 23 total tackles on 11 solos and 12 assists. . .Also had 
one fumble recoveiy. . . Highlight of season came on October 16 in 32-14 

Brndifosk^rh^R ' ’ ^ ° nl ^ other heal % linebackers (Bob 
Brudzinski, Charles Bowser), started at middle LB as Dolphins were forced 






Height --..._63 

Weight ... 255 

Bom .11/4/57 

College ..... Washington 

How Acq...... D2, 1979 

NFL. 6th Year 


denthVh^c ^ ff K- S, .t hn , eman ’ , s P? nt most of 1983 season listed on 
c . hart as Oolph'ns back-up at left guard, right guard, and center 
!?. ,s expe^ed to be teams reserve at center behind AJl-Pro Dwiqht 
otephenson . . . Appeared in eight games with one start in ’83 . . That 
one start came in 17-7 loss at New Orleans on October 2. . Plaved that 
game in place of injured Eric Laakso. y 

















PRO: A rugged blocker who has proven a capable back-up . . . Saw 
action in all nine regular season games in i 982 and started regular season 
finale in place of injured Ed Newman . . . Also started all four playoff 
games at right guard as Dolphins ended up in Super Bowl XVII. . . Played 
in nine contests in 1981 with career-high seven starts . . . Stepped in as 
starter at left guard following foot injury to Bob Kuechenberg . . . Durinq 
’81 starting tenure, Dolphins posted 6-1 record * . , Made seven 
appearances in 1980, including some relief work for injured Larry Little in 
games five and six. . . Used almost exclusively on special teams in rookie 
campaign of 79, seeing action in 11 games . . . Second round draftee 
53rd player in 1979. 

COLLEGE: Enjoyed four-year career as starter at University of 
Washington . . . Was a guard as a freshman and sophomore before beinq 
shifted to tackle for final two seasons . . . Earned First Team All-America 
honors from Sporting News and Second Team accolades from APand CIPI 
in 78 senior year. . . Huskies were 84 that season including Rose Bowl 
victory over Michigan . . . Participated in East-West Shrine game and 
Japan Bowl all-star classics . . . Was First Team AU-Pac 8 when 
Washington posted 7-4 mark in junior season . . . Majored in political 
science. 

PERSONAL: Married to Kathy (6/21/80), couple spends off-season 
between Davie and Seattle with daughter Ashley (11/14/81). . . Hobbies 
include fishing and doing woodwork . . . Lists favorite movie as “The 
Godfather” and favorite TV show as “60 Minutes” . . . Brother Loren 
recently retired after spending 11 seasons with Pittsburgh and brotherTim 
was a lineman at San Jose State. . .Attended Del Mar High School in San 
Jose, California, lettering in football, basketball, and wrestling . . . Fuil 
name is Jeffrey Mark Toews, bom November 4, 1957 in San Jose. 


: t team record . . . Had games only TD on seven-yard reception in 16-6 
7C East championship game versus Buffalo (12/19/81) . . . Also 
:ored touchdowns on 31-yard reception against Colts in first NFL start 
earned game ball) and on 30-yard run versus New England . . . As a 
-okie, was timed at 4.5 in 40-yard dash and bench pressed 365 pounds 
. Won Tommy Fitzgerald Award as outstanding rookie in ’81 training 
amp . . . Fifth round draftee, 138th player in 1981 (pick acquired from 
hiladelphia in 1979 trade for Leroy Harris). 

:OLLEGE: Was a four-year letterman at University of Virginia ... Set 
:hool record with 648 rushes and is second in Cavalier history with 2912 
ards rushing (15 touchdowns). . . Also had career reception totals of 62 
atches for 415 yards and two TDs . . . Rushed for 100 or more yards on 
ght occasions ... As a senior, ran for 742 yards to finish fourth in 
tlantic Coast Conference and caught 29 passes to rank fifth in ACC. . . 

(rticipated in East-Wfest Shrine game. . . Enjoyed best season as a junior 
i:h 1044 yards rushing (5.8 average) for third in ACC thus earning all- 
i nference honors . . . Over junior and senior seasons, went 302 carries 
ithout a fumble . . . Gained 800 yards as a sophomore and 326 as a 
eshman . . . Holds B.S. in human resources. 

ERSONAL: Married to Dianne (6/27/81), couple resides in Pembroke 
:nes with son Justin (8/13/82). . . Spent past off-season working toward 
raduate degree . . . Previously has worked for South Florida stock 
rokeragefirm. . . Hobby is play ng golf. . . Has filmed national television 
Dmmercial for Panasonic . . . Attended DePaul High School in Wayne, 
ew Jersey, lettering in football, track, and baseball . . . Helped high 
ihool football team to 1975 state championship . . . Full name is 
v omas Vigorito, born October 23, 1959 in Wayne, New Jersey, 


NFL STATISTICS 

GAMES/STARTS: 1979: 11/0, 1980:7/0, 1981:9/7, 1982:9/1 (P-4/4) 1983 
8/1. 5-YEAR TOTALS: 44/9 (P-4/4) 


NFL STATISTICS 


rEAR_ TEAM 

981 

1982 

1983 


G-S ATT. 


RUSHING 
YDS. AVG. 


LG TD 


Miami 

Miami 

Mami 


16-1 

9-1 

1-0 


35 

19 

0 


116 

99 

0 


3.3 30t 
5.2 33 
0 0 


RECEIVING 

N O. YDS, AVG. LG TD 

"~33 237 72 3It 2 

24 186 7.8 26 0 

1 7 7.0 7 0 


TOW VIGORITO 


Running Back 




Height . . , 

.5-10 

Weight , . . 

.190 

Bom .... 

. . . 10/23/59 

College .. 


HowAcq, , 

. . D5b. 1981 

NFL ....... 

.... 3rd Year 



2-YEAR TOTALS 26-2 54 215 4.0 33 2 58 430 7,4 31t 2 

PLAYOFFS 5-0 4 17 4.3 6 0 9 103 11.4 23 0 

'Was on active roster for less than three games, thus 1983 season does not count! 
iwards years played. ^ 


ADDITIONAL STATS 

Punt Returns: 36 for 379 yards, 12 FC, 10.5avg., long 87t in 1981; 20 for 192 
yards, 5 FC, 9.6 avg., long 59t in 1982; 1 for 62 yards in 1983 for totals of 57 for 
633 yards, 17 FC, 11.1 avg., long 87t 


OWE VON SCHAMANN 


Kicker 




1983 : Suffered torn knee ligaments and cartilage damage in Dolphins’ 
opening day 12-0 win at Buffalo on September 4, . . Was injured on tackle 
after returning punt for 62 yards . . . Ironically, that turned out to be 
Miami’s longest punt return of the season . . . Underwent extensive 
surgery on September 5 and was placed on injured reserve for remainder 
of season . . . Status for 1984 is clouded due to extensive rehabilitation still 
underway. 

PRO: A versatile performer, can play running back, wide receiver, and is ‘ 

s -"“.s*”" StoSs»s i9, L c gs“ ss? as Tf, 01 **, 

acv-'*-—*■ ~ ^ J • --- - — • • nad injury-tree season, appeanng in all 17 regular season and playoff 

^ x_ -j -- *« r 27 field goal attempts (66.6%) including 8 
. Also established Dolphin club record by 





Height- 

.6-1 

Weight. 


Bom. 

..... 4/23/56 

College 

.. .Oklahoma 

How Acq ... 

... D7. 1979 

NFL . 

.... 6th Year 



AFC in punt returns with a 9.6-yard average and rushed 19 times for 99 i o*‘r 0-7 1 ** ~~ . , 7 -v ”'7 p j7 v 

yards (5.2 average). . . Scored two touchdowns, one on a 59-yard puntjgtan'igS^ctose/^Also'MiSvf.nh®''7 k® 
return in season-opener versus N.Y. Jets and another the following week J, akina 45p/ £ rt n 48attejJinti) ^ iPff Ph ^ If CO , rd i 

against Colts on a 33-yard run . . . In post-season action, caughtseven k - P )- ' • Booming kickoffs permrtted only 19- 

balls for 91 yards and had 11 punt returnVfor additional 186 yard! and one^lutou? It Buffido HI,' h" dolphins opemng day 1 2- 

TD. . . Established then-Dolphin records (eclipsed in '83 by Mark Clayton) and ^rwfto Lo 3 T ( '" f ° Ur 

with 36 punt returns for 379 yards and a 10 5-vard averaqe Ranked f , 23, 36, * , *??? to account fo ™ n of Miami s scoring 

fourth in AFC and ninth in NFLhi average-per return in^8^and was runner- ni SS ed37^rcte! versus LA Raiders ^1Q F? 3 °l! 

up in AFC punt return yards . . . Returned punt for 87 yards and^Sg ^on ia t 

touchdown in Miami’c nati^n^iK/ ^0-10 victnn/ ovpt Pitt^hiimhto *, • C n *T * ' J^ts on October 16, saw streak of 25 

} victory over Pittsburgh to straight PATs end on Ben Rudolph block ... Was responsible for all of 


84 


85 

















¥■ 


Dolphins' scoring in 17-6 loss at New England on November 13 with field - 
goals of 52 and 29 yards (is 16-19 on FGs in career against Patriots). 
Owns two longest FGs in Sullivan Stadium history with that 52-yarder p\[ 
53-yard three-pointer kicked in 1979. . . Converted five PATs plus 47-yai 
field goal in Miami’s 38-14 triumph over Cincinnati on November 28. 

PRO: Soccer-style right-footed kicker, earned AP Second Team All-Pr 
honors in 1982. . . Career-wise, has connected on 92 of 130 FG 


- 9- - ’ - --i *iw**w4 ui U1 Cm i yaiQS 

in 9-7 win at Buffalo in first game following players’ strike. . . Kicked clutch! 


NFL STATISTICS 


s 

fAR 

TEAM 

G 

PATs 

FGs 

PCT. 

BLK 

NET AVG. 
YDS. MADE 

LG 

PTS. 

79 

Miami 

16 

36/40 

21/29 

.724 

3 

692 

33,0 

53 

99 

980 

Miami 

16 

32/32 

14/23 

.609 

1 

416 

29.7 

48 

74 

3 981 

Miami 

16 

37/38 

24/31 

.774 

0 

768 

32.0 

46 

109 

3 982 

Miami 

9 

21/22 

15/20 

.750 

1 

479 

31.9 

47 

66 

*983 

Miami 

16 

45/48 

18/27 

.667 

1 

603 

33.5 

52 

99 

’ YEAR TOTALS 73 

171/180 

92/130 .708 

6 2958 

32.2 

53 

447 

Layoffs 

7 

21/22 

4/7 

.571 

0 

101 

25.3 

34 

33 


J -^ - J — - J v.! t lull iu »y tw 4.U" I J , 

Suffered hairline fracture of transverse process while recovering San Dieqo 
fumble on kickoff in 1/16/83 playoff game . . . Recovered sufficiently to/FAR 
kick following week in AFC Championship game versus Jets and in Super* 525 " 

Bowi XVII. . .Had been hospitalized with colitis during'82 pre-season and 

lost more than 20 pounds . . . Unsure of ’82 return, Dolphins pai 
kickers through training camp, but eight-week players’ strike all 
recovery. . . Boasted 77.4% field goal conversion rate in 1981 (24 of' 


FIELD-GOAL ACCURACY 
1-19 20-29 30-39 40*49 50 PLC1S TOTAL PCT. 


,979 

0/0 

8/8 

9/14 

2/4 

2/3 

21/29 

.724 

1 980 

0/0 

9/10 

3/5 

2/5 

0/3 

14/23 

.609 

t 981 

0/0 

9/9 

11/12 

4/10 

0/0 

24/31 

,774 

l 982 

0/0 

8/9 

4/5 

3/5 

0/1 

15/20 

750 

• 983 

2/2 

6/6 

5/8 

3/6 

2/5 

18/27 

,667 

1 5-YEAR TOTALS 

2/2 

40/42 

32/44 

14/30 

4/12 

92/130 

.708 


(Bold indicates FG Made) 


. . . Finished eighth in NFL scoring derby with career best 109 points ** 

Made 30-yard field goal to beat New England 30-27 in overtime (11/8/81 j 
for Head Coach Don Shula’s 200th victory. . . Also had winning field goals 

tobeat Philadelphia (1:04 remaining), Baltimore (1:02 remaining), and 1983 KICKING 

Washington (934 remaining) . . . Missed PAT versus Dallas in ’81 that Buffalo (33,23,36,50); New England (28,32): at LA. Raiders (37); Kansas Gtv * 0 
snapped streak of 70 consecutive extra points spanning 29 games . . .at New Orleans (45); Buffalo (52,43); at N.Y. Jets (37,35); at Baltimore (0 ar>. ; 
buttered pair of unfortunate missed FG attempts in infamous 41-38 OJ\. Rams (50, 32); at San Francisco (35, 23); at New England (52. 29. 52 r. 
playoff loss to Chargers (1/2/82) after having made 18 of previous 203!timore (42);Gncinnati (47), at Houston (19); Atlanta (18,44); N.Y. Jets (39.49. 
attempts . . . Scored 74 points in 1980 including winning FGs against®I- PLAYOFFS: Seattle (Oatt). 

Cincinnati (1:55 remaining), Atlanta (32 remaining), and New England 

(overtime) . . . Was third in AFC in rookie season of 1979 with 72.4% 1982 KICKING 

conversion rate on field goals . . . Had 53-yarder (vs. New England) and N.Y. dets (25); Elmore (29); at Buffalo (42, 29, 56, 21); at Tampa Bay >29 
51-yarder (vs. Houston) . . . First NFL field goal attempt was blocked bv nnesota < 34 ’ 28 > 35 > 24 )i at New England (45b); N.Y. Jets (47,49,23,47): Burfe o 
Buffalo’s Sherman White and returned 76 yards fora touchdown bv 5,30>;atBaltirnore(34 ’ 25),PLj ^ YOFFS:fSewEngland ^ 2);San Dlego(24 23 
Charles Romes ... In 79 training camp, beat out Garo Yepremian for Y * Jets {0 att): Washin 9 ton at Pasadena, SB XVII (20). 

Dolphin kicking job . . . Seventh round draftee. 189th player in 1979 1Qni 

(fourth kicker). lyol KlLKlNU 

w St Louis (27,30); Pittsburgh (44,32,42);at Houston (42,37.47,27):at Baltimore 

COLLEGE: Enjoyed successful kicking career for Barry Switzer at 17); N. Y. Jets (43, 47); at Buffalo (0 att); Washington (37, 25); at Dallas i0art*. 
University of Oklahoma . . . Shattered NCAA career mark with 125 altimore (41,32); at New England (24,26,30); Oakland (43,36); at N.Y. Jets 46 
consecutive PATs (previous record was 87) . . . Missed only one extra 3); Philadelphia (43,27); New England (37, 32); at Kansas City (39); Buffalo * 22 
point in 141 attempts . . . Connected on 30 of 48 career field goal® 1 33). PLAYOFFS: San Diego (34, 43b, 34b). 
attempts and is Sooners’ record holder in placekicking points with 230. 

Was an All-Big Eight selection asajuniorand senior. . . Longestfield qoai 1980 KICKING 

at OU was 58-yarder at Oklahoma State in 1977 Most memorable FG Buffal ° <° att > ; Cincinnati (46, 39,39); at Atlanta (28, 27); New Orleans *0 ar. 
was 41 -yarder that beat Ohio State 29-28 with just six seconds remainina in 2itimore (44 * 24 ’ ^ at Mew England (0 att.); Buffalo (23); at N.Y. Jets (0 att. it 

77 . . .That season, also handled Sooner punting cho°es^393^^ f,1 and 53);at h ^ Pi e9 S^ 4 ? Q E 2 -^ 

average on 35 boots . . . Also played soccer for Sooners . . . Majored in ttsburgh (42) ’ New En 9 ,and < 27 > 24 > 23 ) at Baltimore (34), N. Y. Jets (21,38b. 

language. 1979 KICKING 

PERSONAL: Married to Tina (3/12/83), couple spends off-season in Buffalo (34b, 34,37); Seattle (36,31); at Minnesota (Oatt); Chicago (21.34.43 at 
Norman, Oklahoma . . . Is on Sports Council for National Foundation for Jets ( 25 « 37); at Oakland (23); Buffalo (29, 34b); at New England (53. 40 
Ileitis and Colitis . . . Donated money out of own pocket for everyfield goal reen ( 48 * 26 * 36); Houston (32, 51); Baltimore (32,22); at Cleveland (38 i* 
kicked in 1983 to the Foundation . . . Also started “Kicks For Research” aitimore (OatL); New England (31,43,27);at Detroit (Oatt.); N.Y. Jets (52b. 33.25 
program for NF1C ... In addition, Florida Podiatry Association 
contributed money for every successful field goal to the United Way . 

Spent off-season working toward realtor’s license . . . Previously h< 
worked in Memphis for commodities brokerage . . . Was one of 14 Nf 
kickers who competed for $50,000 in prize money in First Annual Nor 
American Pro-Kickoff held in Ottumwa, Iowa lastMay. . . Hobbies inclu< 
playing soccer, golf, and tennis. . . Attended Eastern Hills High School 
Ft Worth, Texas, lettering in football and soccer. . .Was actually draft<_„ 
as a goalkeeper in 1977 by the Dallas Tornado of the North American 
Soccer League . . . Full name is Uwe Detlef Walter von Schamann, born 
April 23 1956 in West Berlin, Germany. . . Moved with mother to Ft Worth 
in 1972. 


KICKING SURFACES 


^EAR 

HOME 

PCT. 

ROAD 

GRASS 

ROAD 

TURF 

TOTAL 

'1979 

14/20 

.700 

4/4 

3/5 

21 29 

1 1980 

9/16 

.563 

4/6 

1/1 

14 23 

1 1981 

12/18 

.667 

3/3 

9/10 

24 3*. 

'1982 

8/11 

.727 

4/4 

3/5 

i5 a: 

51983 

7/12 

.583 

4/6 

_ 7/9 __ 

18 2’ 

5-YEAR TOTALS 

50/77 

.649 

19/23 

23/30 

92,130 


Most Field Goals Made: 

Most Field Goal Attempts: 
Longest Field Goal Made: 
Longest Field Goal Attempted: 
Most PATs Made: 

Most PAT Attempts: 


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS 

4 vs. Buffalo, 9/4/83 
4, five times 

53 vs. New England, 11/21/79 
56 vs. Buffalo, 11/21/82 
6 vs. N.Y. Jets, 9/12/82 
6 vs. N.Y Jets, 9/12/82 


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V) 


YEAR TEAM 

G-S 

NFL STATISTICS 

TACK. ASST. TOTAL 

INT. 

YDS. AVG. 

LG 

1981 Miami 

16-2 

25 

6 

31 

1 

0 0 

0 

982 Miami 

9-0 

4 

2 

6 

3 

54 18.0 

30 

983 Miami 

15-0 

2 

1 

3 

1 

7 7.0 

7 

3* YEAR TOTALS 

40-2 

31 

9 

40 

5 

61 12.2 

7 

PLAYOFFS 6-1 13 1 

‘Nine-yard lateral from Don Me Neat 

KICKOFF RETURNS 

14 

0 *9 0 

PUNT RETURNS 

0 

YEAR TEAM 

NO. 

YDS. AVG. 

LG TD 

NO. 

FC YDS. AVG. LG 

TD 

1981 Miami 

38 

932 24.5 

90t 1 

5 

1 

50 10.0 17 

0 

1982 Miami 

20 

433 21.7 

32 0 

0 

0 

0 0 0 

0 

1983 Miami 

36 

962 26.7 

78 0 

8 

0 

86 10.8 23 

0 

3-YEAR TOTALS 

94 

2327 24.8 

90t 1 

13 

1 136 10.5 23 

0 

PLAYOFFS 

17 

433 25.5 

98t 1 

0 

0 

0 0 0 

0 


Height 5-11 W~ B > f nmc-yaiu laiciai uuin lajii ruicai 

Weight .!!!..!!!!! .196 I- * f /BJM KICKOFF RETURNS PONT RETURNS 

* '£-J> r A/wn il * /* ** 1 yEAR TEAM NO. YDS. AVG. LQ TP NO. FC YDS. AVG. LG TD 

* cX«.w^LL S” /”V*i . 1981 Miami 38 932 24.5 90t 1 5 1 50 10.0 17 0 

1 College,.,. West Virginia — U \ | 982 Miami 20 433 21.7 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 

I at ■ Ji HowAcq.D6b. 1981 __ W \ 1983 Miami 36 962 26.7 78 0 8 0 86 10.8 23 0 

* IrTSi WHB NFL 4th Year 2502 ,} ' 3-YEAR TOTALS 94 2327 24.8 90t 1 13 1 136 10.5 23 0 

I-—-=*-1-MBwWiry ““——1H. JPLAYOFFS 17 433 25.5 98t 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 , 

,!S £* I “WSffiifr., in 1981. „n 1*21, « 

average figured on 36 returns for 962 yards. . . Also returned eight punts 
for 86 yards (10.8 average) and saw some action at defensive back for 
Miami . . . Earned several post-season honors including First Team All' 

NFL from Pro Football Writers, Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly, and 
Football News. . . Also was honored by NFLPA as league’s Kick Retume 
of the Year and was a Pro Bowl alternate . . . Had one interception duri 
season, against Joe Ferguson in 38-35 OT loss to Buffalo . . . Top ki 
return day of ’83 came in 32-14 win over N.Y. Jets on October 16 with thr 
attempts for 143 yards (47.6 average) including a season high return of 7 
yards . . . Contributed four returns for 124 yards (31.0 average) in 20-1 
edging of San Francisco on November 6 . . . Against Houston o 
December 4, returned kickoffs (3/100 yards) and also handled punts fo 
injured Mark Clayton . . . Subbed for Clayton again the following wee 
versus Atlanta and also had 73-yard kick return. 


PRO: Strong and swift, has seen spot duty at defensive back. . .Finish 
second on club in interceptions in strike season of 1982 with three ( 
return yards) and also added one theft during playoffs . . . Averaged 21.7 
yards on kickoff returns, but saved most memorable return day for Super 
Bowl XVII . . .In that game against Washington, established Super Bowi 
record with 190 return yards on four kickoffs . . . 98-yard touchdo 
scamper was longest KO return in the history of the NFL’s title game. 
Asa 1981 rookie, ranked second in AFC with 24.5-yard kick return average 
(38/932 yards) including a 90-yard TD against Buffalo . . . A 
contributed 25 solos and six assists at cornerback and on special tea 
. . . Had interception in first-ever NFL start (10/18/81) againsi 
Washington . . . Other career start came in AFC East title game versus 4 
Bills (12/19/81) won by Dolphins, 16-6 . . . Sixth round draftee, 154th 
player in 1981 (pick obtained from Minnesota in Jim Langer trade). 

COLLEGE: Was a four-year letterman at West Virginia as a defensiv 
back, running back, and kick returner. . . Was a DB except in sophomor 
season (RB). . . Had five interceptions in career, and collected 73 and 8 
total tackles in final two collegiate campaigns . . . During Mountainee 
tenure, had TD punt returns of 88,85, and 77 yards with career punt return 
figures showing 675 yards on 58 attempts (11.6 average). , .Asa senior 
finished second in the nation in punt returns with 14.6-yard averag 
(21/307 yards). . . Was kickoff return specialist in first two seasons with 
31 for 617 yards ... As a sophomore tailback, gained 392 yards on 7 
carries for a 5.0-yard average and two TDs . . . Also played baseball foi 
Mountaineers , . . Holds B.S. in physical education. 

PERSONAL: Single, spends off-season in Martinsburg, West Virginia 
Is star of 1984 Miami NFL United Way commercial that is airing nationail 
this season . . . Has also dene extensive charity work for March of Dime 
and the Boy’s Club . . . Hobbies include horseback riding, fishing, an 
boating . . . Enjoys listening to Marvin Gaye . . . Lists favorite movie a 
“Police Academy,” favorite TV show as “All My Children,” and favorite boo 
as The Bible . . . Attended Martinsburg (W. Va.) High School, lettering i 
football, baseball, basketball, and track. . . Rushed for 1172 yards and ha 
15 interceptions as a senior . . . Full name is Fulton Luther Walker, Jr 
born April 30, 1958 in Martinsburg. 




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1984 DRAFT CHOICES 


RND NO 

NAME 

POS 

HT 

WT 

DATE 

COLLEGE 

1 

14 

Jackie Shipp 

LB 

6-2 

236 

3/19/62 

Oklahoma 

2 

53 

Jay Brophy 

LB 

6-3 

233 

7/27/60 

Miami (Fla.) 

4 

109 

Joe Carter 

RB 

511 

198 

6/23/62 

Alabama 

5 

138 

Dean May 

QB 

6-5 

220 

5/26/62 

Louisville 

6 

165 

Rowland Tatum 

LB 

61 

240 

11/20/62 

Ohio State 

7 

194 

Bernard Carvalho OG/T 

6-3 

260 

9/29/61 

Hawaii 

8 

221 

Ron Landry 

FB 

6-2 

225 

7/8/62 

McNeese St 

9 

250 

Jim Boyle 

OG/T 

6-5 

270 

7/27/61 

Tulane 

10 

277 

John Chesley 

TE 

6-5 

225 

7/2/62 

Oklahoma St 

11 

305 

Bud Brown 

S 

6-0 

194 

4/19/61 

S. Mississippi 

12a 

320 

William Devane 

DT 

6-2 

275 

5/28/62 

Clemson 

12b 333 

Mike Weingrad 

LB 

6-2 

232 

7/2/60 

Illinois 


I Off. Guard/Tackle 



JIM BOYLE 

172 '? 


Height. 

... 6-5 

Weight..... 

.270 

Bom. 

.... 7/27/61 

College - 


Draft....... 

...... 9. 250 


COLLEGE: A three-year starter at tackle and guard for Tulane . . 

_ \l t __ __ n Cn A Unff pa-jp/in tri Ii inin 


11-1 CIM last season with 133 (56 solos, 77 assists) while also picking off 
three passes from linebacking post to tie for club lead. . . Awarded many 
post-season accolades including Football News First Team All-America; 
GP1, NEA, and Sporting News Second Team All-America; and AP Third 
"Team All-America . . V Was chosen to play in both the East-West Shrine 
game and the Senior Bowl. . . Twice was named Southeastern Defensive 
Player of the Week in ’83 . . . First honor came following 12-tackle, one 
interception performance In win over Notre Dame while repeat award was 
earned after notching 15 tackles, an interception, and a blocked field goal 
in victory over Wfest Virginia. . . Also had 17 and 14 tackles respectively in 
triumphs over Florida State and East Carolina . . . Was defensive 
spearhead in Hurricanes’ 31-30 Orange Bowl victory over Nebraska 
(1/2/84) with seven solos, nine assists, and a pair of pass deflections. . . 
Led Miami in total tackles as a junior with 135 (89, 46) to earn AP 
Honorable Mention All-America and First Team All-South Independent 
. . Had 18 tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery versus 
vVlssissippi State; 17 stops against Maryland; and 16 hits and interception 
n three quarters versus Florida . . . Also contributed 13 tackles on six 
other occasions. . . Collected 40 total tackles as a sophomore and took 
over starting job in seasons tenth game . . . Had nine tackles against 
North Carolina State and 11 versus Notre Dame in those first two collegiate 
starts . . . Had left school in 1980 to join brother Ray working in a rubber 
plant in West Helena, Arkansas . . . Inspired by CIM’s Peach Bowl win, 
phoned then-Hurricane Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger and was 
granted opportunity to rejoin (JM. . . Originally recruited to Coral Gables 
school as tight end, but saw little action there as a freshman. . . Nickname 
is “Bionic Brophy” for toughness and ability to play hurt. . . Majored in 
health, physical education, and recreation. 

PERSONAL: Single, splits time between Coral Gables and Akron, Ohio 
. . Is active in South Florida Special Olympics . . . Hobbies are sports 
and music . . . Enjoys listening to rhythm and blues . . . Lists favorite 
movie as “Trading Places” and favorite TV show as “Cheers”. . . Attended 
Buchtel High School in Akron, lettering in football and basketball... As a 
senior tight end, was First Team National High School Coaches All- 
America and First Team All-State with 25 receptions for 319 yards and six 
TDs. . . Was also First Team All-State as a junior linebacker averaging 20 
tackles per game. . . Full name is James Jay Brophy, born July 27, 1960 


Green Wave co-captain as a senior. . . Enjoyed best season in junior year 
of 1982, earning AP Honorable Mention All-America and All-South 
Independent honors . . . Was also First Team All-Metro Conference and 
First Team All-Lousiana selection . . . Was honored as Tulane’s Offensive 
Most Valuable Player for ’82 season . . . Chosen as team’s offensive player 
of the game in loss to Vanderbilt that year. . .In freshman and sophomore 
years, Green Wave posted records of 7-5 (Hall of Fame Bowl) and 6-5. . . 
Was red-shirted in 1979 . . . Holds B.S. in physical education. 

PERSONAL: Single, resides in Cincinnati . . . Lists favorite movie as 
"The Sting” and favorite TV show as “Hill Street Blues” . . . Enjoys 
listening to Bruce Springsteen . . . Attended Western Hills High School in 
Cincinnati, lettering in football and baseball. . . Full name is James Robert 
Boyle, born July 27, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio. 


in Akron, Ohio. 


BOD BROWN 


Safety 


JAY BROPHY 



Linebacker 




Height .. 6-3 

Weight.. 233 

Bom .7/27/60 

College ..... Miami (Fla.) 
Draft .2. 53 


COLLEGE: Capped outstanding career at University of Miami by helping 
Hurricanes to 1983 national championship . . . Three-year linebackinc 
totals show 169 solos and 139 assists for 308 total tackles and si> 
interceptions . . . Was team captain and called Hurricane defensive 
signals in both 1982 and ’83 . . . Finished second on team in tackles foi 




43 


Height .............. 6-0 

Weight .194 

Bom-....... 4/19/61 

College ... Southern Miss, 
Draft.. 11,305 


COLLEGE: Three-year starter and four-year letterman at safety for 
Southern Mississippi. . .Career totals show 135 solos and 155 assists for 
290 total tackles. . . Also contributed seven interceptions. . .As a senior 
last season, earned AP Honorable Mention All-America as well as First 
Team All-South Independent. . . Paced Eagles in ’83 with 123 total tackles 
(50 solos, 73 assists) and also had an interception, two fumble recoveries, 
and ten passes defensed . . . Career-best came last year in finale versus 
East Carolina with 20 total stops . . . Was Second Team All-South Inde¬ 
pendent in 1981 and ’82. . . In junior campaign, finished third on club in 
tackles with 45 solos and 49 assists and tied for team tops in interceptions 
with five . . .Asa sophomore, collected 66 total tackles (35,31), and had 
seven total stops as a 1980 freshman . . . Played in 1980 Independence 
Bowl and 1981 Tangerine Bowl for Eagles . . . Majored in municipal 
recreation. 

PERSONAL: Married to Karen (6/8/84), couple resides in DeKaib, 
Mississippi . . . Has brother Bill who played football at Alabama . . . 


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Hobbies include deer hunting, water skiing, and playing softball. . , Lists 
favorite movie as “Rocky” and favorite TV show as “Matt Houston” 
Attended West Kemper High School in DeKalb, lettering in football’ 
baseball, basketball, and track. . . Was used as quarterback, wide receiver 
safety, and punter while playing for father Billy who was West Kemper’s 
head coach . . . Was a Second Team All-State selection and was MVP of 
high school's conference (Sam Dale) ... Was also all-conference in 
basketball and baseball. . . Full name is Charles Lee Brown, bom Aprill 9 
1961 in DeKalb, Mississippi. ’ 


JOE CARTER 


Running Back 



ntests... Is second-everMiami draft pick from CIH with Dolphins having 
ected defensive back Jens White in second round of 1974 draft... Is 
it player ever drafted by NFL who hails from a “neighboring island” 
awaiian island other than Oahu). . . After shuttling between guard and 
:kle for first three seasons, played exclusively at tackle as a senior. . . 
ned Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference selection in ’83. . . 
jo participated in Hula Bowl. . . Served as Rainbows’ co-captain last 
ason . . . “Graded out" at better than 80% in all UH games in 1983. . . 
a junior, started eight games at left tackle and two at left guard ... In 
80 game versus Fullerton State, was named offensive player of the 
me . . . Was red-shirted in 1979 . . . Majored in communications. 

RSONAL: Single, resides in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii . . . Has worked 
>sely with Special Olympics in home state. . . Also has brother currently 
tying for Hawaii. . . Hobby is playing the guitar. . . Enjoys listening to 
Hie Nelson. . . Lists favorite movie as "Raiders of the Lost Ark," favorite 
show as “The A Team,” and favorite book as “Moby Dick”. . . Attended 
ipaa High School in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, lettering in football, basketball, 
ri track... An all-state performer in football, also served as student body 
:sident. . . Full name is Bernard Patrick Carvalho, Jr., born September 
. 1961 in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. 


JOHN CHESLEY 


COLLEGE: Played four seasons as running back at University of 
Alabama ... For career in multi-back Crimson Tide offense, earned 169 
times for 812 yards (4.8 average) and nine touchdowns . . . Also caught 
22 passes for 206 yards (9.4 average) and five scores . . . Strong and 
quick, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.37... As a senior, served as Alabama’s 
kickoff return specialist with 21 returns for 454 yards (21.6 average) 

Long return was 43-yarder versus Penn State, but had 99-yard TD called 
back for clipping in same game. . . In ’83, rushed 43 times for 156 yards 
and two TDs while three of five receptions went for touchdowns. . . With 
30 points, was Tide’s third leading scorer last season . . . Due to injuries, 
lost starting job during senior year to eventual Southeastern Conference 
Freshman of the Year Kerry Goode. . . Was team’s game captain against 
Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and Mississippi State . . . Scored Alabama’s 
first touchdown of 1983 campaign on 15-yard pass from roommate (and 
current USFL star) Walter Lewis in win over Georgia Tech . . . Gained 284 
yards on 54 attempts (5.3 average) as a junior and had career-high 15 
receptions for 157 yards (10.5 average) . . . Top rushing season 
statistically came in 1981 with 59 rushes for 331 yards and a team-leading 
5.6-yard per-carry average ... In limited playing time as a freshman, 
gained 41 yards on 13 totes . . . Majored in advertising. 

PERSONAL: Single, lives in Starkville, Mississippi. . . Hobby is fishing : 
. . . Enjoys listening to Michael Jackson . . . Also is a horror movie buff 
. . . Attended Starkville (Miss.) High School, lettering in football and track < 
. . . Rushed for 3000 yards in high school career and was an all-state i 
selection. . . Was also Most Valuable Player of Mississippi High School All- i 
Star game. . . Full name is Joseph Thomas Carter, born June 23,1962 in i 
Starkville. 


Tight End 



BERNARD CARVALHO 


Off. Guard/Tackle 




Height.. 6-3 

Weight. 260 

Bom.. 9/29/61 

College .Hawaii 

Draft..7. 194 



COLLEGE: Saw action in all 44 games during four-year varsity career at 
University of Hawaii (1980-83). . . Was a starter in final 32 of those 44 


s DLLEGE: Superb all-around athlete, is a bruising blocker who 
>ssesses good pair of hands that resulted in several one-handed catches 
t { nng four-year varsity career at Oklahoma State. . . Played under current 
liversity of Miami Head Coach Jimmy Johnson . . . Career OSU totals 
_ dude 76 receptions for 934 yards (12.3 average) and eight touchdowns 
i % • Finished with 27 catches (11th in Big Eight) for 300 yards and pair of 
’ s last season as Cowboys won invitation to Bluebonnet Bowl . . . 

iformance earned AP and UPI Second Team All-Big Eight honors . . . 
1 )p games in ’83 included five catches for 52 yards and a TD in win against 
f ncinnati, six receptions for 57 yards versus Missouri, and54 yard son five 
< adlings in Bluebonnet triumph over Baylor. . . Junior season came to 
; i end in season’s fourth game after suffering knee injury on 61 -yard pass 
- ay against Kansas. . . Prior to injury, accumulated 11 receptions for 166 
i irds (15.1 average) and pair of touchdowns . . . Had 56 yards on four 
itches (one TD) against North Texas State . . . Best collegiate season 
ime as sophomore, ranking fifth in Big Eight with 26 receptions for 350 
trds (13.5 average) and four touchdowns, tops among Cowboy pass- 
itchers . . . 14 of 26 receptions came in final three games. . .All three 
ceptions versus North Texas State were big gainers that led to field goals 
9-0 OSU win . . . Contributed five catches for 72 yards and two 
uchdowns against Iowa State... In limited freshman action, caught 1 2 
-sses for 118 yards . . . Majored in business. 

ERSONAL: Single, lives in Washington, D.C.. . . Has brother Francis 
ho played for Philadelphia and New Orleans while brother A1 played for 
liladelphia and Chicago. . . Hobbies include reading, fishing, and music 
. . Enjoys listening to Michael Jackson . . . Lists favorite movie as 
ndiana Jones and The Temple of Doom,” favorite TV show as “Dallas,” 
id favorite author as Stephen King . . . Attended Eastern High School in 
Washington, D.C., lettering in football and basketball . . . Star-studded 
gh school career included All-Metro and Washington Metro Defensive 
layer of the Year. . . Also was named First Team All-America by National 
igh School Coaches Association and by Coach Magazine. . . Captain of 
jotball and basketball teams, once scored four TDs in a football game and 
ored 44 points in basketball contest. . . Played on same high school 




















WILLIAM DEVANE 


Defensive Tackle 



63 


Height.. 6*2 

Weight.275 

Bom .5/28/62 

College ........ Clemson 

Draft.. 12a, 320 



DEAN MAY 




Height ..6*5 

Weight. 220 

Bom. 5/26/62 

College ..Louisville 

Draft.....5, 138 


COLLEGE: Saw considerable action in all four seasons at Clemso Quarterback 
University . . . Career totals show 77 solos and 54 assists for 131 toU 
stops, ten tackles for losses, seven QB sacks, three forced fumbles, and fiv 
fumbles recovered . . . Gained national attention as one-half of Tigen 
version of “The Bruise Brothers” along with 330-pound teammate Williar 
Perry . . . Duo split time at middle guard, thus confusing opposin 
offenses . . . Unique arrangement with Perry held down stats, but sti 
produced 43 total stops (21 solos, 22 assists) as a senior (11 games, seve 
starts) and led team in fumble recoveries with four . . . Top game la< 
season showed seven tackles at Boston College. . . Also had five tackle 
against Wake Forest and five versus Maryland as Clemson clinchet 
unofficial Atlantic Coast Conference crown . . . Started four of 11 game 
in '82 junior year, but virtually split playing time with Perry. . . Contribute* 

Georgia' and Wak^Fore^. ^Startedfirstsixgames of 1981 (eighUtarfroLLEGE: A strong, classic drop-back passer, had four-year career as 
in allfand had 32 tackles. . . Forced a fumble and recovered one in 22-1 ;U arterback at University of Louisville . . Enjoyed stand °^ t ^ s ° n ^p 
Orange Bowl win over Nebraska. . . Neutralized Comhusker All-Americ jnior an d senior . . . Career statistics show 328 ? ° 2 

center Dave Rimington in that win which gave Tigers the natl0nj ttempts ( 46 . 7 *) for 4359 yards. 29touchdowns, and 34 nterceptions^ .^ 
championship . . . Collected 11 total tackles in seven games as ) U e to senior season injury, was 145 yards short of UL career pass ng 

Duk * - -' ^ * m ' n “ , "£r re s°3^ 

PERSONAL: Single, resides in Clemson. Sooth Carolina. . . r.'nhrowhwfshooWw'insMwn's efghthVmeafHorid^ltaieand 

elementary school math teacher when football career is over. . . Hobbieg ( 9) . Was en j oy j ng finest season of career up to 

include music and watching TV. . .Enjoys listening to jazz and soul musi completions in 263 tries (52.8*) for 1609 yards. . .Of 

. . . Attended Jacksonville (N.C.) High School, lettenng ln f for over 200 yards in five of them. . . 

basketball, and track. . . Was All-State selection in senior Y ear °f] s 2 o Q f 38 fo^ 215 yards in tough loss to nationally-ranked Southern 

well as earning Onslow County Player of the Year honors. . Hac115THVas20 of 38 ^ t Q p J ses for UL record .tying 354 yards and 

sacks in final season . . . Full name is William Henry Devane, Jr., bom M trilir hHowns versus Western Kentucky . . . Against Pittsburgh, 


RON LANDRY 


Fullback 


sacks in final season . . .Full name is William Henry Devane, Jr., bom Mae ° f ' t0 u C hdowns versus Western Kentucky . . . Against Pittsburgh, 
28, 1962 in Jacksonville, North Carolina. ompleted 23 of 39 attempts for 247 yards, then in final full game as 

olleqian, was good on 28 of 54 passes (school record for completions and 

______ -tempts) for 269yards ingamewithVirginiaTech. . . 1982juniorseason 

j n flN I A NI>RY deluded 311 attempts (UL record) with 141 completions for 2034 yards 

KUIl * __• n rd.d'crHt and 17 TDs fUL record). . . Threw for 237yards and three 

-c —J r^VTSF^^^Hnichdowns in 28-22 upset of Oklahoma State . . . Best game as a 

- Fu b3Ck - K?Tl|£^^Bardinal was versus Richmond with 22 of 35 for 304 yards and four TDs 

p , Emerged as starter during ’81 sophomore year, with starts versus 

\ ^j ^BW WjSP^^^fckiahoma State and previousiy-unbeaten SMG (won by UL) . . ■ Threw 
23 passes in limited freshman playing time . . Was in dormitory 
I in Johnny Gnitas Towers when informed of drafting by Miami. . . 

Jr Height • • 62 N) ^Aajored in communications. 

JL J/ Weight.. 225 u^j|A jtl Ad&i ^RSONAL: Single, lives in Louisville, Kentucky . . . Hobbies include 

« W Bom ... 7 / 8/62 vater s |ding, golf, and tennis . . . Enjoys listening to Lionel Richie and 

Vjt jgk College ... McNeese State Lists favorite movie as "Indiana Jones and the Templeor 

\ Draft... 8. 221 *^P|^)oom,” favorite TV show as "Hill Street Blues," and favorite book as The 

_ l __|_ i - . . .Grandfather was an All-America tackle at Michigan in 1931 

. . Attended Trinity High School in Louisville for freshman and 
COLLEGE: Three-year letterman at McNeese State . . . Used primanl homore years before moving to Tampa and attending Chamberlain 
by Cowboys as blocking fullback for Buford Jordan, school’s all-tim 1!gh School for i ith and 12th grades . . . Full name is Dean Curtis May, 
leading rusher (now with Mew Orleans of GSFL). . . Career totals sho\^ m May 2 6, 1962 in Orlando, Florida. 

243 rushes for 1281 yards, two touchdowns, and a sparkling 5.3-yar 

average. . . In entire college career, was stopped for minus yardage onl 




Height .............. 6-2 

Weight.. 225 

Bom...7/8/62 

College ... McNeese State 
Draft. .8. 221 


COLLEGE: Three-year letterman at McNeese State . 

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JAC KIE SHIPP 

Linebacker 




Height 


Weight 

.. 236 

Bom ...... 

. 3/19/62 

College ... 

.... Oklahoma 

Draft...... 

..1. 14 



ilos and 126 assists for 262 total tackles along with six interceptions (92 
turn yards). . . Moved from outside linebacker to inside LB prior to 
•rnor season and adjusted well, earning NEA and Sporting News Second 
:am All-America honors along with First Team All-Big Ten selection . 
ayed in East-West Shrine all-star game . . . Served as Buckeyes' 
jfenstve co-captain in ’83 senior season, leading team in total tackles with 
* (75 so os, 81 assists). . . Known as good open field tackier, paced 
■im in tackles in eight of 11 games last season... Top statistical qame 
; a senior was against Wisconsin with 14 tackles, a QB sack, and an 
lerception . . . Also had 13-tackle effort versus Minnesota and notched 
ntafzkJcs on three other occasions . . . Capped Buckeye career with 13 
cWesm Fiesta Bowl versus Pittsburgh. . .First became starter at outside 
lebacker in fourth game of junior year against Florida State 
ontnbuted 76 total stops (45, 31) including ten for losses and three 
[exceptions . . In sophomore campaign of ’81, played in all 12 games 
COLLEGE: Was 14th plaver selected in entire nr n , u . m dm 9 Libe . rt y ^ ni "e solos and eight assists ... Had 13 

ONo a* 

losses) on 248 solos and 229 assists. . . That total of 477 tackles rank* 

second on Oklahoma’s all-time list behind Daryl Hunt (Houston) Single, resides in Inglewood, California, home of current 

Averaged an amazing 150 tackles over last three seasons, leadinq Sooner*' 'T' n l ' nebac , kerM ? rk B . rown • • • Hobbies include drawing and going to 
in that category all three years. . . Unique combination of strenqth speed * ^ eaC M * * * ^ avor * te movie as “Splash” and favorite TV show as 

and size, bench presses 415 pounds and runs a 4.55 40-yard dash • • ; Enjoys listening to Jeffrey Osborne . . . Attended 

Also called defensive signals for Otl. . . Senior season totals show 63 om ' n 9 s, / de H, ? b S'* 001 in Inglewood, lettering in football (captain), 
solos and 65 assists for 128 total tackles (four for losses) and two fumble 3 ? e . (captain), and track . . . Played quarterback, running back, 
recoveries . . . Earned several post-season honors including NEA and ;f ? ns,ve back, a n d tight end in high school. . . Totalled 1200 yards 

Football News Second Team All-America, and AP Honorable Mention All h ! n ? and 20 mshln 9 705 in high school career . . . Threw ten 

America and First Team All-Big Eight. . . Participated in the Hula Bow ^hdown passes in undefeated sophomore season as QB. . .Fullname 
and Senior Bowl. . .Top game of'83 was 17 tackles (8 solos 9 assists) in Rowland So' Tatum, bom November 20,1962 in Inglewood, California, 
bss to Texas . Also collected 16 total stops versus Ohio State and 
Nebraska . . . Was in on 142 tackles (64, 78) as a junior and had ten or. 
more stops in seven of 11 games . . . Post-season junior accolades 
included AP Honorable Mention All-America and AP/GPI First Team All- 
Big Eight. Against Texas in '82 contributed 21 tackles, three short of" 

wa h *°R? r p CO h?iVr' Had LT tacW ® s in 9 ames Wth GSC and Nebraska and. 
was Big Eight Defensive Player of the Week for 14-tackle effort versus Iowa 
c. V™ d 16 stops versus Kansas State and 13 against Kentucky 
. . . btatistically, best season came as sophomore in 1981 with 182 total 
tacWes on 105 solos and 77 assists . . . Total of 182 represents most i 
tackles in single year since defensive stats began to be kept in 1969 
Had fantastic final four games of 1981 with 21 tackles versus Kansas State’ 

23 against Missouri, 21 in game with Nebraska, and 16 against Oklahoma 
btate . . . In reserve role as a freshman, collected 25 total tackles (16 9) 

. . . Majored in business. 

PERSONAL: Single, currently lives in Norman, Oklahoma. . .Spent off¬ 
season continuing work towards college degree . . . Hobby is plavina 
d °^.n e | ’ uL bsts ( avorite TV show as "The A Team" and favorite book 
ow-kIIL 1 »; ' \ A ‘ t< T nded Donart High School in Stillwater, 0LEE 9 E: Played two seasons at University of Illinois after transferring 
Oklahoma, lettering ln football, baseball, and track. . . Father is academic ^junior college. . . Two-year totals as Fighting lllini middle linebacker 
~ ' s administrator for clude 124 total tackles (seven for losses) c-^- 1 — 

■ i . . . _ fprroPih’Anc an A him A>mLU __ _ : _ 


MIKE WEINGRAD 



Height. 


Weight. 


Bom ....... 

..... 7/2/60 

College- 


Draft..._ 

.... 12b. 333 



ROWLAND TATUM 



, ... uuai.L/UII,OI|U UOLK. . . rauier IS 3Cau61. lie - - - .. 

counselor at Oklahoma State while mother is states administrator for cIude 124 totaI ^cUles (seven for losses) on 64 solos and 60 assists "two 
1 ,° ° S * • ; name is Jackie Renardo Shipp, bom March 19, ^eptions, and two fumble recoveries... As a senior, earned UPl’and 
1962 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. P Second Team Ail-Big Ten honors. . . Extremely strong, was named to 

*\ V? 83 ^ 1l * Amenca Strength Team as selected by the National Strength 
id Conditioning Association ... Can bench press 405 pounds, records 
d 5 pounds in the squat, and 295 pounds in the power clean. . Led ail 
inois linebackers last season with 58 total tackles (23 solos, 35 assists) 

. . Contributed ten tackles against both Missouri and Purdue . . . Was 
»ps on team in tackles in ’82 with 66 stops on 41 initial hits and 25 assists 
■ Had Personal Illinois best of 11 tackles versus Ohio State. . Hailing 
f)m Columbus and not recruited by Buckeyes, considers that game as 
iggest thrill . . . Was red-shirted upon 1981 arrival at Illinois following 
opendectomy . . . Began collegiate career at Hartnell Junior College in 
a mas, California ... Was an all-conference and All-California JuCo pick 
i leading Hartnell to states small-division championship . . . Maiored in 
loiogical science. J 

ER s ONAL : Single, resides in Columbus, Ohio . . . Hobbies include 
ater skiing and weight lifting . . . Attended Walnut Ridge High School in 
olumbus, lettenng in football, wrestling, and track... Set school record 

COLLEGE: Four-year player for Ohio State... Had career totals of .36/dng^ Fu " " ame is Mchael Burt °" 

96 97 



Height .6-1 

Weight .240 

Bom .......... 11.20/62 

College .Ohio State 

Draft , ..6, 165 



















Ht: 6-1 


FERNANZA BURGESS 

Morris Brown FA 


Wt: 210 


Bom: 3/6/60 


m ■ ■ ■_ _ ^ ■-.-■ ¥rwi _ l - L 67 yards that year. . . Injuiy-piagued 1982 campaign (eye) included five 

X^7o4 F UFF /X IwP WTR atches for 113 yards in six games . . . Top season came as 1981 

—. ..——- - ——- ophomore with 43 receptions for 676 yards and six TDs . . . Had four 

:atches for 93 yards as a freshman. 

82 FERNANZA BURGESS PERSONAL: Single, lives in Detroit, Michigan. . . Was one of Dolphins' 

WR Morris Brown FA firee picks in June 5 supplemental draft of (JSFL and CFL players . . . 

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 210 Bom: 3/6/60 5egan ’84 season with Philadelphia Stars of (JSFL. . . Had late arrival to 

COLLEGE: Was a quarterback at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, :am P» Stars were impressed enough to place on ten-man 
playing there from 1979-82... As a running QB, averaged 6.3 yards per-l eve l°P men ta! squad despite limited look. . . Chose however to return to 
carry during collegiate career . . . Four-year stats included completing ©liege and was later ruled a free agent allowing signing by Dolphins. . . 
51% of passes with an 18.3 yard per-completion average . . attended Cass Technical in Detroit, . . Full name is Duan Edward Hanks. 
Ambidextrous, often threw passes with both arms in games ... In '82 )0m July 28, 1961 in Detroit 
senior season, completed 83 of 198 for 1209 yards, nine touchdowns, and 
12 interception^, . . Also rushed 84 times for 261 yards (3.1 average) and 
five TDs that year. 

PERSONAL: Married to Vanessa, couple lives in Miami. . . Had a 1983^® JOHNNY HARRIS 

pre-season tryout with the St. Louis Cardinals . . . Attended South MiamiMississippi Valley St. FA 

High School . . . Full name is Fernanza Burgess, bom March 6, 1960 in’ It: 6-4 Wt: 266 Bom: 8/3/60 

Miami. COLLEGE: Played 1981 season at Mississippi Valley State. . .Notched 

58 solos and 49 assists for 107 total tackles . . . Also contributed five 
co PAwnnci w quarterback sacks in 11 games. . . Began collegiate career at Alabama A 


C.C\ TAr\r\ />> M H>nnr l T w auLiuiu I 1 yoiiica. . . ucyau wucyiaic v.ai cci ainiauaman 

Oy 1UDD vAMruLLL 3nd M. 

uJ* u/f 5 r»cc* 9in * a d i /oo PERSONAL: Single, lives in Demopolis, Alabama . . . Attended 

rcv'-E J"T t BOm: ,V 28/61 Demopolis High School. . . Full name is Johnny L. Harris, bom August 3. 

COLLEGE: Had four-year career at University of West Virginia ... I960 in Demopolis, Alabama. 

Notched 235 total tackles during Mountaineer tenure . . . 1982 senior 
campaign included 57 solos (seven for losses), 14 assists, and five 

quarterback sacks. . . Collected 41 solos (six for losses), 24 assists, three 2 A NHRA IONFQ 

QB sacks, and three fumble recoveries as a junior. . . Earned AP All-East ° cV» 

and Honorable Mention All-America that season ... Had 63 total tackles Btate „ , 

as a sophomore and 36 as a freshman . . . Majored in general studies 6-2 203 Bom: 1/7/60 

pprqonai • ^ • * n , ’COLLEGE: Played four years at Albany State . . . Was a linebacker as a 

active for fmirnflmpc in i o*n u/ith a ■ s,n *?!j? n4 Pennsylvania . . - Was eshman and sophomore before being moved to defensive back. . .Very 

Football vln ^ an 9 Iers a |} lted . States ^uick, has been timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash. . . In senior campaign of 

letterino in foothall and u/rptflinrr l f\ K f ns * n 9 ton - 1982, served as team captain and was all-conference and all-state (college 

nfaotto ^ ' ^° n h,gh S ^°° All America honors jjvision)... In ’82, contributed 72 solos and 23 assists (95 total tacklesfin 

s T^Alan d CViSSh^hLm ^n, ?» W L est ^‘ * : FuI1 name addition to collecting three interceptions (one TD) and 14 passes defensed 

is Todd Alan Campbell, born January 28, 1961 in New Kensington. . . Also was ail-conference as a junior with 50 solos, 26 assists, an 

nterception (58-yard TD), and seven passes defensed . . . Asa linebacker 
_ a i r\ci n 53 initial hits, 19 assists, four interceptions, and ten passes 

/ AL DELGRECO defensed . . . Freshman stats showed 61 solos, 19 assists, and an 

PK Auburn FA nterception. 

Bom: 3/6/62 PERSONAL: Single, resides in Macon, Georgia . . . Was a 1983 draft 

COLLEGE: Enjoyed record-setting career at Auburn University and ho!ds;>ick of the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League. . . 
Voo? ^ 3 sc ^°°* s ^ c ^ng standards . . . During senior season ofVas in the Bandits’ pre-season camp in 1984 after being in Denver 

1983, surpassed Joe Cribbs as Tigers' all-time leading scorer, finishing Broncos’ camp in ’83. . . Attended Lanier High School in Macon. . .Full 
with total of 236 points . . . Converted 110 of 111 PATs at Auburn andname is Andra Adolphus Jones, bom January 7, 1960 in Macon, 
twice had streaks of 55 in a row . . . Also holds school record for most 
career field goals (42 in 69 attempts) and tied NCAA mark for most field 

goals in a game (six in 18-3 win over Kentucky in '82). . , Career distances o rUADI 170 I V7117TO 

marks for field goals show 2/2 from less than 20 yards, 22/25 from 20-29 V*n/\lflJ2.0 LJ-. WlO 

8/14 from 30-39, 8/21 from 40-49, and 2/7 from 50-plus... As a senior’^ Albany State FA 

scored Auburn record 72 points and kicked field goal in waning seconds^ 5-11 Wt: 239 Bom: 4/23/61 

that defeated Michigan in January 2, 1984 Sugar Bowl. . . .Career-Iong^OLLEGE: Was four-year letterman as fullback at Albany State . . . 

field goal was 52 yards against Alabama (1980) and Nebraska (1981). . > areer statistics show 363 rushes for 1471 yards (4.1 average) and 13 

Majored in business. touchdowns. . . Also caught 10 balls for 60 yards. . . .Best season came 

PERSONAL: Single, lives in Key Biscayne, Honda . . . Attended Coral’™ 1983 A S . eni< ?L W ! th 618 147 CarrieS ( ‘°P?° n c ' ub) andse Y?" 

Cables (Fla.) High School, lettering in football and soccer Full name is ? ' ' ^ S ° led team » a Ju™°r 157 attempts for 582 

Albert Louis DelGreco, Jr„ born March 6, 1962 in Providence Rhode / ^ dsandf ° U M COreS n ' • >82 yards on 42 carries with two TDs ,n 

Island. cnee, rcnoaeyj^Qjy over /v\ oms Brown that season . . . Produced 84 yards as a 

sophomore and 187 as a freshman. 

PERSONAL: Single, lives in Cleveland, Ohio. . .Attended John Marshall 
OA Hf IAN HANKQ High School in Cleveland . . . Full name is James Charles Lewis, born 

W ^^StephenR Austin FA April 23, 1961 in Meridian, Mississippi. 

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 180 Bom: 7/28/61 

COLLEGE: Four-year player for Stephen F. Austin State in Nacogdoches, 

Texas . . . Career totals showed 61 receptions for 1049 yards and eight ZS DAVID NELSON 

touchdowns. . . Returned from serious eye injury in *83 senior season, but RB Heidelberg FA 

school had pair of freshman receivers emerge as ail-conference Ht: 6-2 Wt: 230 Bom: 11/23/63 

performers. . .Used as deep threat with 4.4 speed.caught nine balls for COLLEGE: Began college career at Taft Junior College before 

98 99 


CHARLES LEWIS 





Kentucky . . . Led 
.As a senior in 1982, 


transferring to Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. . . In only 
at Heidelberg (1982), rushed 120 times for 344 yards and one touchdown 
. . . Also had ten receptions for 63 yards. 

PERSONAL: Single, lives in North Miami. . .Played one season of semi- 
pro football in 1983 for the Bucktown Buccaneers in Miami. . .Full name 
is David Leon Nelson, bom November 23, 1963 in Miami. 

18 JOHNATHAN NEWBY 

WR Western Kentucky FA 

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 185 Bom: 6/12/60 

COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Western 

Hilltoppers in receiving in each of last two seasons. . .. _ 

caught 38 passes for 578 yards (15.2 average) and six touchdowns 
.Enjoyed spectacular junior season, leading Ohio Valley Conference in 
receiving (48), reception yards (736), and average catches per-game (4.4) 

. Those 48 catches also represent a school record and include three 
TDs . . Spent most of first two collegiate seasons as special teams 
performer although only reception in those two years was a 48-yard 
touchdown . . . Majored in special education. 

PERSONAL: Single, lives in Clairton, Pennsylvania . . . Was in Buffalo 
Bills’ pre-season camp in 1983 .. . 

lettering in football, basketball, and track ... Did not play high school 
football until junior season and did not start until senior year. . • Has 12 
brothers and sisters.. . Full name is Johnathan Lee Newby, born June 12, 
1960 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. 


9 MARK RICHT 

QB Miami (Fla.) FA 

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 193 Bom: 2/18/60 

COLLEGE: Spent five years at University of Miami (1978-82) and was red- 
shirted in 1979 . . . Career statistics included 105 completions in 229 
attempts (46.3%) for 1431 yards, nine TDs,and 17 interceptions. ..Spent 

most of career as reserve behind former Hurncane starter Jim Ke y. . . 
Posted 4-1 record as starter in '82 following shoulder injury to Kelly. . . 
Completed 22 of 41 for 200 yards and a TD in win over Michigan State in 
first career start .. . Also started against Louisville Notre Dame 
Mississippi State, and Florida State (273 yards passing vs FSU). . . Career 
highlight came in 1981 opener against Florida, replacing Kelly and 
engineering gamewinning points with 55-yard TD P as * a " d 20-yard 1 toss 
that set up winning field goal . . . Backed up Kenny McMillian as 
freshman under then-head coach Lou Saban. 

PERSONAL: Married to Tami, resides in Boca Raton . . . Was ‘^Denver 

Broncos’preseason camp in 1983. . . Attended Boca Raton High School 
. Full name is Mark Allan Richt, born Pebruary 18, 1960 in Omaha, 
Nebraska. 

65 GEORGE SCHMIDT 

G Millersville (Pa.) Univ. FA 

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 265 Bom: 5/1/60 

COLLEGE: Started final three seasons of four-year career (1. . • 
Outstanding guard, was co-captain of Marauders as a senior. . . Was AH- 
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in sophomore, junior, and senior 
seasons . In ’82, won school*s “Trenchman Award and was runner-up 

for same honor in ’81. - . School kept statistics on player knock-downs for 

offensive linemen and had 78 in 1982 and 77 in 81. . * ^as member of 
1981 Marauder offense that led NCAA Division II in rushing with 322.9 
yards per-game ... Did not allow a QB sack to personal defensive 
opponent in j’unior or senior years. 

PERSONAL: Married to Lisa, lives in Shillington, P el \ n ®y |v ® n )? '' 
Played briefly for Philadelphia Stars of USFL . . . Attended Ward MeMte 
Hiqh School in Setauket, New York . . . Full name is George Henry 
Schmidt, born May 1, 1960 in Long Island, New York. 

27 ROOSEVELT STRAUGHTER 

DB Northeast Louisiana FA 

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 184 Born: 1/26/61 

COLLEGE: Three-year letterman at Northeast Louisiana .. . Caree 
totals include 143 solos, 40 assists, six interceptions, and five kickofl 

100 


etums for 94 yards. . . Used primarily as a comerback, collected 63 
jolos, 21 assists, and a pair of interceptions in senior year of 1982 . . . 
Junior season stats showed 56 total tackles (49 solos, 7 assists) and three 
nterceptions after producing 43 total hits and one pick*off as a freshmen. 

PERSONAL: Single, Gves in Monroe, Louisiana . . . .Was a tenth round 
jraft choice of Pittsburgh Steelers in 1983. . .Also has been in pre-season 
:amps of Memphis Showboats of United States Football League and 
Ottawa Roughriders of Canadian Football League . . . Attended 
‘Aangham (La.) High School . . . Born January 26, 1961 in Monroe. 

21 GARFIELD TAYLOR 

RB Kansas FA 

Hit: 6-1 Wt: 205 Bom: 2/3/61 

COLLEGE: Four-year totals at University of Kansas included 251 carries 
or 1037 yards (4.1 average) and 11 touchdowns . . . Also caught 20 
passes for 158 yards and one TD . . . Was limited to just five games in 
[ 983 with ten rushes for 37 yards and ran for 48 yards on 26 totes in 82 
Best season came in *81, leading Jayhawks in rushing with 728 yards 
:>n *167 attempts and six TDs. . .Also had 14 receptions for 108 yards. . 
:: amed Honorable Mention All-Big Eight that season . . . Was conference 
Offensive Player of the Week versus Kentucky in ’81 with 135 yards rushing 
Freshman statistics included 48 rushes for 249 yards and pair of TDs 
Was red-shirted in 1979 due to knee injury . . . Majored in 
;ommunications. 

PERSONAL: Single, resides in Miami. . . Attended Killian High School 
n Miami... Full name is Garfield Ernest Taylor, born February 3, 1961 in 
v\iami. 



101 




ORIGIN OF THE DOLPHINS 


YEAR DRAFT (40) 

FREE AGENTS/WAIVERS (10) TRADE (P) 

. 1970 

G Bob Kuechenberg (FA) 


1973 QB Don Strock (5a) 

G Ed Newman (6) 

1974 WR Nat Moore (3) 

1975 

LB Eamie Rhone (FA) 


1976 DE Kim Bokamper (lb) 

1977 LB AJ. Duhe(l) 

NT Bob Baumhower (2) 

1978 WR Jimmy Cefalo (3b) 

CB Gerald Small (4a) 

T Eric Laakso (4b) 

DE Doug Betters (6) 

TE Bruce Hardy (9) 

1979 T Jon Giesler (1} 

C Jeff Toews (2) 

RB Tony Nathan (3a) 

PK (Jwe von Schamann (7) 
S Glenn Blackwood (8b) 

S Mike Kozlowski (10b) 

T Cleveland Green (FA) 


1980 CB Don McNeal (1) 

C Dwight Stephenson (2) 
DT Bill Barnett (3) 

TE Joe Rose (7) 

LB Steve Shull (FA) 

FB Woody Bennett (W-Jets) 


1981 FB Andra Franklin (2b) 

RB/ WR Tom Vigorito (5b) 
KR Fulton Walker (6b) 

CB William Judson (8) 

WR Jim Jensen (11) 

S Lyle Blackwood (FA) 

WR Vince Heflin (FA) 

LB Bob Brudzinski 
(Rams) 

RB Eddie Hill (Rams) 

1982 G Roy Foster (I) 

WR Mark Duper (2) 

CB Paul Lankford (3) 

LB Charles Bowser (4) 

LB Ron Hester (6b) 

TE Dan Johnson (7a) 

G Steve Clark (9a) 

1983 QB Dan Marino (I) 

DE Mike Charles (2) 

DE Charles Benson (3) 

P Reggie Roby (6) 

WR Mark Clayton (8/ 

LB Mark Brown (9) 

CB Robert Sowell (FA) 

LB Terry Tautolo (FA) 

LB Rodeli Thomas (FA) 
i-B Emmett Tilley (FA) 



PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 


Bob Brudzinskj — Brud-ZIN skee 

A.J. Duhe — DOO-ay 

Jon Glesler — GEESE-ier 

Bob Kuechenberg — KOOCH en burg 

Eric Laakso — LAX-so 

Reggie Roby — ROW-bee 

Robert Sowell — SO-well 

Terry Tautolo — Ta*TOW*low 

Jeff Toews — TAVES 

Owe von Schamann — OO-va von SHA-minn 


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NO. NAME 

POS. HT. 

WT. 

BIRTH 

NFL 

EXP. 

OTLLEGE 

HIGH ftCHnni r»rrv 


70 Barnett, Bill 

73 Baumhower, Bob 
34 Bennett Woody 

78 Benson, Charles 

75 Betters, Douq 

DE/1 

DT 

FB 

DE 

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' 6-4 

6-5 
6-2 
6-3 
87 

260 

265 

225 

267 

265 

5/10/56 

8/4/55 

3/24/55 

11/21/60 

6/11/56 

5 

8 

7 

2 

7 

Nebraska 

Alabama 

Miami 

Baylor 

Nevada-Reno 

Stillwater, MN 
Tuscaloosa, AL 

York, PA 

Houston, TX 

nujMCKiwu, KUoTER 

4 Reggie Roby, P 

5 Uwe von Schamann, K 

10 Don Strock, QB 

11 Jim Jensen, WR 

13 Dan Marino, QB 

47 Blackwood, Glenn 
42 Blackwood, Lyle 

58 Bokamper, Kim 

56 Bowser, Charles 

51 Brown, Mark 

S 

S 

DE 

LB 

LB 

80 

81 

86 

6-3 

6-2 

190 

190 

255 

235 

225 

2/23/57 

5/24/51 

9/25/54 

10/2/59 

7/18/61 

6 

12 

8 

3 

2 

Texas 

Texas Christian 

San Jose State 

Duke 

Purdue 

San Antonio, TX 

San Antonio, TX 
Milpitas, CA 

Plymouth, NC 

22 Tony Nathan, RB 

28 Don McNeai, CB 

31 Eddie Hill, RB 

32 Tom Vigorito, RB 

34 Woody Bennett, FB 

59 Brudzinski, Bob 

81 Cefalo, Jimmy 

71 Charles, Mike 

76 Clark, Steve 

83 Clayton. Mark 

LB 

WR 

DT/E 

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WR 

84 

5- 11 

6- 4 
6-4 
59- 

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188 
290 
255 
. T 175 

1/1/55 

10/5/56 

9/23/62 

8/2/60 

4/8/61 

8 

6 

2 

3 

2 

Ohio State 

Penn State 

Syracuse 

Utah 

Louisville 

Fremont, OH 

Pittston, PA 

Newark, NJ 

Salt Lake City, UT 

37 Andra Franklin, FB 

40 Mike Kozlowski, S 

41 Fulton Walker, CB 

42 Lyle Blackwood, S 

44 Paul Lankford, CB 

77 Duhe, A.J. 

85 Duper, Mark 

61 Foster, Roy 

37 Franklin, Andra 

79 Giesler, Jon 

LB 

WR 

G/T 

FB 

T 

6-4 

5- 9 

6- 4 

510 
85 

235 

187 

275 

225 

260 

11/27/55 

1/25/59 

5/24/60 

8/22/59 

12/23/56 

8 

3 

3 

4 

6 

Louisiana State 

NW State (La.) 
Southern California 
Nebraska 

Michiqan 

Reserve, LA 

Moreauville, LA 
Shawnee Mission, KS 
Anniston, AL 

Woodvilie OH 

47 Glenn Blackwood, S 

48 Gerald Small, CB 

49 William Judson, CB 

51 Mark Brown, LB 

52 Steve Shull, LB 

74 Green, Cleveland 

84 Hardy, Bruce 

88 Heflin, Vince 

Hester, Ron 

31 Hill, Eddie 

T 

TE 

WR 

LB 

RB 

6-3 

6-5 

80 

82 
.. 6-2 

262 

232 

185 

222 

210 

9/11/57 

6/1/56 

7/7/59 

5/26/59 

5/13/57 

6 

1 

3 

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56 Charles Bowser, LB 

57 Dwight Stephenson, C 

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11 Jensen, Jim 

87 Johnson, Dan 

49 Judson, William 

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59 Bob Brudzinski, LB 

60 Jeff Toews, G 

61 Roy Foster, G/T 

64 Ed Newman, G 

67 Bob Kuechenberg, G 

68 Eric Laakso, T 

70 Bill Barnett, DE/T 

71 Mike Charles, DT/E 

73 Bob Baumhower, DT 

74 Cleveland Green, T 

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44 Lankford, Paul 

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79 Jon Giesler, T 

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81 Jimmy Cefalo, WR 

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MIAMI DOLPHINS 
ALL-TIME ROSTER 


( 1966 - 1983 ) 


___ HEAD COACHES 

GeOTge Wilson — Northwestern. 

Don Shula — John Carroll. 


66-69 

70-83 


ASSISTANT COACHES 


, Am sparger, Bil — 

Miami, Ohio. 70-73, 76*83 

; Bingaman, Les— Illinois.66-69 

Clarice, Monte— Southern Cal... 70-75 

Costello, Vince— Ohio G.. 74 

Crosby, Steve— Fort Hays.79-82 

Doll, Don— Southern Cal.75-76 

English, Wally— Louisville.82 

Hefferie, Ernie— Duquesne..... 66-69 
Henning, Dan— Wm & Mary ... 79-80 

Idzik, John— Maryland.66-69 

Keane, Tom— West Virginia.66-83 


Matheson, Bob— Duke .83 

McPeak, BUI -Pittsburgh ....... 73-74 

Pellegrini, Bob— Maryland .66-67 


Sandusky, John-VHlanova_76-83 

Scany, Mike— Waynesburg.70-83 

Schneiker, Bob -Bowling Green .. 74 
Schnellenberger, Howard— 

Kentucky... 70-72, 75-78 

Shula, David— Dartmouth.82-83 

Taseff, Cart -John Carroll...... 70-83 

Wade, Junior-S. Carolina St _83 

Walston, Bobby— Georgia.66-67 


PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER 


A _ 

Alexander, John (DE) Rutgers.. 77-78 

Allen, Jeff (CB) Cal-Davis.80 

Anderson, Dick (SS) Colo .. 68-75, 77 
Anderson, Teny (WR) 

Bethune-Cookman.77-78 

Andrews, John (DE) Morgan St. 75-76 
Auer, Joe (RB) Georgia Tech .,, 66-67 
B___ 

Babb, Charlie (S) Memphis St .. 72-79 
Bachman, Ted (CB) N. Mex. a ... 76 
Bailey, Elmer (WR) Minnesota .. 8081 
Baker, Mel (WR) Tex Southern .... 74 
Ball, Lany (LB) Louisville 72-74. 77-78 
Bannon, Bruce (LB) Penn St ... 73-74 
Barber, Rudy (LB) 

Bethune-Cookman. 68 

Barnett, Bin (DE) Nebraska .... 80*83 
Barislch, Carl (DT) Princeton ... 77-80 

Barnes, Rodrigo (LB) Rice ...75 

Baumhower, Bob (DT) Alabama 77-83 
Beaudoin, Doug (S) Minnesota ... 80 

Beier, Tom (S) Miami. Fla __67, 69 

Benjamin, Guy (GB) Stanford .. 78-79 
Bennett, Woody (RB) 

Miami, Ra. 8083 

Benson, Charles (DE) Baylor..... 83 

Berger, Ron (DE) Wayne St ..73 

Bessillieu, Don (S) Ga. Tech ... 79-81 
Betters, Doug (DE) Nev/Reno .. 78-83 
Bishop, Richard (DE) Louisville ... 82 
Blackwood, Glenn (S) Texas ... 79-83 

Blackwood, Lyle (S) TC0.81-83 

Bokamper, Kim (DE) 

San Jose St.77-83 

Bosaige, Wade (S) Tulsa.77 

BoutweU, Tom (QB) So. Miss.69 

Bowser, Charles (LB) Duke_82-83 

Boynton, John (T) Tennessee_69 

Bramlett, John (LB) 

Memphis State. 67*68 

Branch, Mel (DE) LSCJ.66-68 

Braxton, Jim (RB) W. Va.78 

Briscoe, Marlin (WR) Omaha ... 72-74 
Brown, Dean (S) Ft. Valley St..... 70 

Brown, Mark (LB) Purdue ........ 83 

Brudzinskj, Bob (LB) Ohio St .. 81-83 


Bruggers, Bob (LB) Minnesota.. 66-68 

Bulaich, Norm (RB) TCU.75-79 

Buoniconti, Nick (LB) 

Notre Dame .... 69-74, 76 

C~ — 


Canale, Whit (DE) Tennessee .... 66 

Cariton, Dairy! (T) Tampa.75-76 

Carpenter, Preston (TE) Ark ..... 66 

Casares, Rick (RB) Florida ....... 66 

Cefalo, Jimmy (WR) Penn St ... 78-83 

Cesare, Billy (S) Miami. Fla... 80 

Chambers, Rusty (LB) Tulane .. 76-80 

Charles, Mike (DT) Syracuse.83 

Chesser, George (RB) 

Delta State.66-67 

Clancy, Jack (WR) Michigan_67-69 

Clancy, Sean (LB) Amherst ..... 78 

Clark, Steve (DE) Utah ..._ 82-83 

Clayton, Mark (WR) Louisville..... 83 

Cole, Teny (RB) Indiana.71 

Colzie, Neal (S) Ohio St. 79 

Cooke, Ed (DE) Maryland ...... 66-67 

Cornelius, Charles (CB) 

Bethune-Cookman ... 77-78 

Cornish, Frank (DT) 

Grambling . 7071 

Cowan, Lairy (RB) Jackson St.... 82 

Cox, Jim (TE) Miami, Ra .. 68 

Cronin, BUI (TE) Boston College .. 66 
Crowder, Randy (DT) 

Penn State .. 74.76 

Crusan, Doug (T) 

Indiana. 68*74 


Csonka, Larry (FB) Syracuse 68-74, 79 
Current, Mike (T) Ohio St... 67, 77*79 

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DamaJl, Bill (WR) N. Carolina .,, 68-69 

Davis, Gary (RB) Cal Poly.. 76*79 

Davis, Ted (LB) Georgia Tech.70 

DeMarco, Bob (C) Dayton .70*71 

Del Gaizo, Jim (QB) Tampa ... 72, 75 
Den Herder, Vem (DE) 

Central College, Iowa.71-82 

Dennaid, Marie (C) Tex. A&M... 79-83 

Dennery, Mike (LB) So, Miss.76 

Diana, Richard (RB) Yale __... 82 


Dombrook, Thom (G) Kentucky 80 


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Dotson, AI (DT) Grambling.66 

Drougas, Tom (T) Oregon.75*76 

Duhe, A J. (LB) LSU. 77-83 

Dunaway, Jim (DT) Mississippi... 72 
Duper, Mark (WR) Northwestern a 

.82-83 

Dvorak, Rick (DE) Wichita St .. 77 

¥ — — 
Edmunds, Randall (LB) 

Georgia Tech...68-69 

Elia, Bruce (LB) Ohio State.75 

Ellis, Ken (CB) Southern.76 

Emanuel, Frank (LB) Tenn.68-69 

Eriandson, Tom (LB) Wash. St.. 66*67 

Evans, Norm (T) TCG. .. 66-75 

F - 

Faison, Eari (DE) Indiana. 66 

Fartey, Dale (LB) W. Virginia.71 

Fernandez, Manny (DE) Utah .. 68-75 

Fleming, Marv (TE) Utah.70-74 

Foley, Tim (CB) Purdue.70-80 

Fowler, Charlie (G) Houston.... 67-68 
Franklin, Andra (FB) Nebraska .81-83 
Fultz, Mike (DT) Nebraska .... 81 

_Funchess, Tom (T) Jackson St ... 74 
G - 

Giaquinto, Nick (RB) Conn..... 80-81 

Giesler, Jon (T) Michigan.79-83 

Gilchrist, Cookie (RB) None.66 

Ginn, Hubert (RB) Fla. A&M ... 70-75 

Goode, Irv (C-G) Kentucky.73-74 

Goode, Tom (C) Mss. State .... 66-69 

Gordon, Lany (LB) Ariz St.76-82 

Grady, Gany (S) E Mich.69 

Green, Cleveland (T) 

Southern.79-83 

Griese, Bob (QB) Purdue.67-80 

Gioth, Jeff (WR) Bowling Green... 79 
H 

Hammond, Kim (QB) Ra. St.68 

Hardy, Bruce (TE) Ariz. St.*78-83 

Harper, Jack (RB) Rorida.67-68 

Harris, Duriel (WR) N. Mex. St.. 76-83 

Harris, Leroy (RB) Ark. St.77*78 

Haynes, Abner (RB) N. Tex. St_67 

Heflin, Vince (WR) Central a ... 82-83 
Heinz, Bob (DT) Pacific.. 69-74, 76-77 
Heath, Clayton (RB) 

Wake Forest. 76 i 

Hester, Ron (LB) Rorida St...! 82-83 i 

Higgins, Jim (G) Xavier.66 1 

Hill, Baity (S) Iowa State.75-76 1 

Hill, Eddie (RB) Memphis St_81-83 

HU1, Ike (WR) Catawba.76 l 

Hines, Jimmy (WR) Texas So.69 / 

Holmes, John (DE) Ra. ASM .... 66 r 

Holmes, Mike (WR) Texas So.76 7 

Hopkins, Jeny (LB) Tex. ASM .. 67-68 l 

Howell, Mike (DB) Grambling.72 

Howell, Steve (RB) Baylor.79-81 » 

Hudock, Mike (C) Miami, Ra.66 £ 

Hunter, BUIy (RB) Syracuse.66 £ 

M _ IS 

Jackson, Frank (WR) SM(J.66-67 ^ 

Jacobs, Ray (DT) N 

Howard Payne.67*68 C 

Jaquess, Pete (DB) q 

Eastern New Mexico.66*67 n 

Jenkins, AJ (T) Tulsa.72 n 

Jenkins, Ed (RB) Holy Cross.72 o 

Jensen, Jim (QB) Boston Univ.. 81 -83 TT 

Joe, BUIy (RB) Villanova.66 — 

Johnson, Curtis (CB) Toledo ... 70-78 P* 

Johnson, Dan (TE) Iowa State .. 82-83 ** 

Joswick, Bob (DE) Tulsa.68-69 ** 

Judson, William (CB) Pe 

S. Carolina St . 82-83 Pe 

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j Keyes, Jimmy (LB-K) Miss ..... 68-69 

\ Kiick, Jim (RB) Wyoming.68-74 

I Kindig, Howard (G-C) 

1 Cal State-Los Angeles_ 72-73 

Kocourek, Dave (TE) Wisconsin'.. 66 
Kolen, Mike (LB) Auburn ... 70-75 77 
Kozlowski, Mike (S) Colorado ., 79-83 
Kremser, Kari (K) Tennessee ..... 69-70 
jSuechenberg, Bob (G) N. Dame 70-83 

Laakso, Eric (77 Tulane ...._78-83 

Lamb, Mack (CB) Tenn. St.67-68 

Land, Mel (LB) Mich. St. 79 

Lankford, Paul (CB) Penn St.. .* 82-83 
Langer, Jim (C) S. Dakota St ... 71*79 

.Lawless,. Burton (G) Rorida.. 81 

Lee, Ronnie (TE) Baylor.79-82 

Leigh, Charles (RB) None.71-73 

Little, Larry (G) 

Bethune-Cookman. 69-80 

Lothridge, Billy (P) Ga. Tech 72 
Lusteg, Booth (K) Connecti cut ... 67 
M -~ 

Malone, Benny (RB) Ariz. St.... 74-78 
Mandich, Jim (TE) Michigan.... 70*77 

Marino, Dan (QB) Pittsburgh.83 

Mass, Wayne (T) Clemson ..._ 71 

Matheson, Bob (LB) Duke ... 71-79 

Matthews, Bo (FB) Colorado.81 

Matthews, Wes (WR) NE Okla .. 66 

Mauck, Cari (C) So. Illinois ...... * 70 

McBride, Norm (DE) Utah.69*70 

McCreary, Loaird (TE) 

Tennessee St. .76-78 

McCulIers, Dale (LB) Ra. St.* 69 

McDaniel, Wahoo (LB) Okla ... 66-68 
McFarland, Jim (TE) Nebraska 75 
McGeever, John (S) Auburn...... 66 

McNeal, Don (CB) Alabama .... 80-83 

Mertens, Jim (7E) Fairmont St ... 69 * 
Michel, Mike (P-K) Stanford...... 77 

Milton, Gene (WR) Fla. A&M ... 68-69 

Mingo, Gene (K) None.66*67 

Mira, George (QB) Miami. Ra .... 71 
Mitchell, Melvin (G) Tenn. St ... 76-78 f 
Mitchell, Stan (RB) Tennessee .. 66-70 
Moore, Maulfy (DT) 

Bethune-Cookman. 72-74 

Moore, Nat (WR) Florida .. 74-83 

Moore, Wayne (T) Lamar Univ.. 70-78 
Moreau, Doug (TE) LSU....... 66-69 

Morrall, Eari (QB) Mich. St.72-76 

Morris, Mercury (RB) 

West Texas St.. 69-75 

Moser, Rick (RB) Rhode Island .... 80 
jlumphord, Lloyd (CB) Tex. So fig ?a 

Nathan, Tony (RB) Alabama.... 79-83 
Neff, Bob (S) 

Stephen F. Austin. 66-68 

Neighbors, BUIy (G) Alabama ..66-69 ' 
Newman, Ed (G) Duke. 73.33 


Nomina, Tom (DT) Miami, Ohio . 66-68 
Noonan, Kari (WR) Iowa ....... 66-71 

Norton, Rick (QB) Kentucky .... 66-69 

Nottingham, Don (RB) Kent St . 73-77 


Keating, BUI (DT) Michigan 


Orosz, Tom (P) Ohio St.. 81-82 

Ortega, Ralph (LB) Rorida.79*80 

Overstreet, David (RB) Oklahoma 83 
Owens, Morris (WR) Ariz. St .. 75-76 

P “- 

Pialmer, Dick (LB) Kentucky ...... 70 

Park, Ernie (G) McMunay. 66 

Pearson, Willie (CB) N.C A&T.... 69 

Pesuit, Wally (T) Kentucky.77-78 

PetreUa, Bob (S) Tennessee_ 66-71 

Poole, Ken (DT) NE Louisiana .. 81-82 

Potter, Steve (LB) Virginia.81-82 

Powell, Jesse (LB) W. Tex. St... 69-73 


Price, Sam (RB) Illinois. 66-68 

Pryor, Barry (RB) Boston 0..... 69-70 
Pybum, Jack (T) Texas A&M ... 66-68 

R 

Rather, Bo (R) Michigan.73, 78 

Ray, Ricky (CB) Norfolk St ..... 81-82 
Reese, Don (DT) Jackson St ... 74-76 
Rhone, Eamie (LB) 

Henderson, Ark.*.75*83 

Rice, Ken (G) Auburn.. 66-67 

Richardson, Jeff (T) Mich. St.69 

Richardson, John (DT) UCLA .. 67-71 
Richardson, Wfflie (WR) 

Jackson St. 70 

Riley, Jim (DE) Oklahoma ..... 67-71 

Roberson, Bo (WR) Cornell. 66 

Roberson, Vem (S) Grambling_77 

Roberts, Archie (QB) Columbia... 67 
* Roberts, George (P) Va. Tech .. 78-80 
Roberts, Guy (LB) Maryland ...... 77 

RobisJde, Terry (FB) LSU.80-81 

Roby, Reggie (P) Iowa.83 

Roderick, John (WR) SAW.66-67 

Rose, Joe (TE) California.80-83 

Rudolph, Jade (LB) Ga. Tech. 66 

_§ ____ 

Salter, Bryant (S) Pittsburgh.76 

Scott, Jake (S) Georgia.70-75 

Seiple, Lany (P) Kentucky.67-77 

Selftidge, Andy (LB) Virginia.76 

Sellers, Ron (WR) Florida St...... 73 

Shull, Steve (LB) Wm/Mary_80-83 

Simpson, Bob (DE) Colorado .... 78 
Small, Gerald (CB) 

San Jose St.78-83 

Smith, Tom (RB) Miami, Ra ...... 73 

Solomon, Freddie (WR) Tampa. 75-77 

Sowell, Robert (CB) Howard.83 

Speyrer, Cotton (WR) Texas ..... 75 

StanfHl, BUI (DE) Georgia.69-76 

Stephenson, Dwight (C) 

Alabama......80-83 

Stofa, John (QB) Buffalo 66-67, 69-70 
Stowe, Otto (WR) Iowa State ... 71-72 

Strode, Don (QB) Va. Tech.74-83 

Stuckey, Henry (CB) Missouri .. 72-74 
Swift , Doug (LB) Amherst ..... 70-75 
T_ 

Tautolo, Teny (LB) UCLA.83 

Taylor, Ed (CB) /Memphis St .... 79-82 


Testerman, Don (FB) Clemson ... 80 
Thomas, Norris (CB) So. Miss .. 77-79 
Thomas, Rod ell (LB) 

Alabama St .81, 83 

Thornton, Jack (LB) Auburn ..... 66 

THIey, Emmett (LB) Duke.83 

Tillman, Andre (TE) Tex Tech . . 75-78 
Toews, Jeff (G) Washington ....79-83 
Torczon, LaVeme (DE) Nebraska . 66 

Toney, Bob (FB) Penn St.79 

Towle, Steve (LB) Kansas.75-80 

Tucker, Gary (RB) Chattanooga ... 68 


Vlgorito, Tom (RB) Virginia.81-83 

Volk, fdek (S) /Michigan ...77-78 


Wade, Charley (WR) Tenn. St..... 73 
Walker, Fulton (CB) West Va ... 81*83 

Walters, Rod (G) Iowa ..80 

Wantland, Hal (TE) Tenn .. 66 

Warfield, Paul (WR) Ohio State . 70*74 
Warren, Jimmy (CB) Illinois .... 66-69 
Washington, Dick (DB) 

Bethune-Cookman.. 68 

Weisacosky, Ed (LB) Miami, Fla. 68-70 

West, Willie (S) Oregon . 66-68 

Westmoreland, Dick (CB) 

North Carolina A&T.66-69 

White, Jeris (CB) Hawaii.74-76 

Wickert, Tom (T) Wash. State.74 

Williams, Delvin (RB) Kansas... 78-80 
Williams, Maxie (G-T) SE La ,.. 66-70 
Wilson, George, Jr. (QB) Xavier .. 66 

Wlndauer, BUI (DT) Iowa .75 

Winfrey, Stan (RB) Ark. St.75-77 

Wood, Dick (QB) Auburn. 66 

Woodley, David (QB) LSU.80-83 

Woods, Lany (DT) Tenn. State.... 73 
Woodson, Fred (C) Fla. A&M ,.67-69 


Yepremian, Garo (K) None.70-78 

Young, Steve (D Colorado.77 



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HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS 

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1965 

March 3 — Minneapolis lawyer Joseph Robbie meets AFL Commissioner Joe 

Foss in Washington, and Foss advises Robbie to apply for an 
expansion franchise in Miami. 

May 6 — Joseph Robbie meets Miami Mayor Robert King High to ascertain the 

availability of the Orange Bowl stadium, and the mayor agrees to 
invite the AFL to Miami. 

June 7 — AFL Executive Committee votes to expand in 1966 at a meeting in 

Monmouth Park, N.J. 

Aug. 16 — AFL awards its first expansion franchise to Joseph Robbie and 

television star Danny Thomas for $7.5 million. 

Nov. 27 — Miami picks Kentucky QB Rick Norton and Illinois RB Jim Grabowski 

in first round of AFL's college draft Tulsa WR Howard Twiiley is 
selected in 12th round. 

Dec. 16 — Miami Dolphins. LTD. organizes as a Florida limited partnership. 

Joseph Robbie becomes Managing General Partner and Danny 
Thomas Sports, Inc., becomes the other general partner. 

1966 

Jan. 15 — Miami picks 31 players from eight teams in AFL expansion draft 

One of the draftees, OT Norm Evans of Houston, would play 10 
seasons at right tackle. 

Jan. 29 — George Wilson becomes first head coach after eight years coaching 

the Detroit Lions (57*46-6 and NFL champions in 1957) and one 
year as a Washington assistant. 

June 8 — AFL merges into NFL with Pete Rozel! as commissioner. An AFL- 

NFL championship game is scheduled for the next January followed 
by a common draft. 

July 5 — Dolphins open first training camp at St. Petersburg Beach as 83 4 

players report. 

Aug. 7 — Training camp moves to St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Fla. 

Sept. 2 — Joe Auer returns opening kickoff 95 yards for Dolphin TD in first 

regular-season game, but Oakland wins, 23-14, at Orange Bowl 
before 26,776 spectators. 

Oct 16 — Dolphins end string of nine losses (four in preseason) by defeating 

Denver, 24-7 with a George Wilson, Jr. screen pass to Billy Joe 
turning into a 67-yard TD. Only 23,393 spectators were at Orange 
Bowl. 

Oct. 23 — QB Rick Norton suffers broken-jaw during third quarter of 20*13 

victory at Houston, and Norton is lost for the season. 

Dec. 18 — QB John Stofa passes for four TDs capped by 14-yard strike to Joe 

Auer with 38 seconds remaining for 29*28 victory over Houston at 
Orange Bowl before 20,045 spectators. 

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March 14 — Miami picks Purdue QB Bob Griese in first round of common draft 
Griese is the fourth player selected. 

June 1 — Joseph Robbie and W.H. Keland purchase the interest of Danny 

Thomas and agree to equalize present holdings in Miami Dolphins, 4 
Ltd., whenever either acquires outside holdings. 

Aug. 19 — Record crowd of 50,822 sees first interleague game which Atlanta 

wins, 27-17. 

Sept 17 — QB John Stofa breaks his right ankle shortly after scoring a TD, and 

rookie Bob Griese directs 35-21 victory over Denver at Orange Bowl. 

RB Abner Haynes gains 151 yards in season opener, Griese throws 
68-yard TD pass to Joe Auer. 

Nov. 26 — Dolphins end eight-game losing streak by defeating Buffalo, 17-14 

on a fourth-down, 31-yard TD pass from Bob Griese to Howard 
Twiiley with 1:01 remaining. 

Dec. 17 — CB Dick Westmoreland scores TD with his 10th interception in 41 -32 

victory over Boston at Orange Bowl. Patriots RB Jim Nance gains 

164 yards. 

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Dec. 27 — Miami trades QB John Stofa to expansion club Cincinnati for 1968 

draft picks in first and second rounds. 

1968 

Jan. 30 — Miami picks Syracuse FB Larry Csonka in first round of draft Csonka 

is the eighth player selected. 

Aug. 17 — Dolphins gain first interleague victory. 23-7. over Philadelphia at 

Orange Bowl. 

Aug. 31 — AFL-record crowd of 68,125 at Orange Bowl sees Coach Don 

Shula’s Baltimore Colts win interleague game, 22-13. WR Jack 
Clancy (67 catches as rookie) injures left knee, out for season. 

Nov. 24 — Rookie strong safety Dick Anderson returns interception 96 yards for 

TD in 34-10 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. 

Dec. 8 — QB Bob Griese sets records with 2,473 yards, 186 completions and 

21 TDs for season after directing 38-7 victory over Boston at Orange 
Bowl. Griese misses final game due to bruised knee. 


1969 

Jan. 28 — Miami picks Georgie DE Bill Stanfil! in first round of draft, Stanfili is 

the 11th player selected. 

March 24 — Miami obtains ail-time AFL middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti from 
Boston in trade for QB Kim Hammond and LB John Bramlett. 

May 10 — Pro football realignment for 1970 places Dolphins in AFC East with 

Boston, Buffalo. New York Jets and NFL’s Baltimore, 

\ay 16 — Joseph Robbie becomes majority owner of Dolphins when he is 

joined by five Miami businessmen in purchasing the interest of W.H, 
Keland. 

July 2 — Miami obtains RG Larry Little, a native Miamian, from San Diego in 

trade for CB Mack Lamb. 

Sept. 14 - QB Bob Griese passes for a record 327 yards and rookie Mercury 

Morris returns kickoff 105 yards for TD, but Dolphins lose season 
opener 27-21. at Cincinnati. 

Oct. 26 - Dolphins notch first victory after 0-4-1 start as MLB Nick Buoniconti 

helps restrict rookie O.J. Simpson to 12 yards on 10 carries, Miami 
wins 24-6 over Buffalo at Orange Bowl. 

Nov. 9 — Only 8,374 spectators brave a downpour at Boston College and FB 

Larry Csonka splashes 54 yards for TD in 17-16 victory over Patriots 
QB Bob Griese injures right knee, out for final five games, 

1970 

Jan. 27 - Miami obtains WR Paul Warfield from Cleveland in trade for 1970 

first-round draft pick. 

Feb. 18 — Don Shula, 40, becomes head coach and vice president after seven 

years coaching the Baltimore Colts (71-23-4). He succeeds George 
Wilson after four years with Dolphins (15-39-2). 

April 11 — Dolphins join scouting combine, BLESTO-V. 

April 13 — NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle gives the Dolphins 1971 first-round 

draft pick to Baltimore as compensation for loss of Don Shula, 

April 20 — Don Shula completes coaching staff with Mike Scarry (defensive 

line). Monte Clark (offensive line), Bill Arnsparger (defensive 
coordinator), Howard Schnellenberger (offensive coordinator), Carl 
Taseff (offensive backs) and holdover Tom Keane (defensive backs), 

April 25 — Don Shula meets 47 players for indoctrination camp at University of 

Miami. 

July 12 — Rookies report to new training headquarters at Biscayne College in 

North Miami. 

Aug. 10 — Dolphins cut QB Rick Norton who signed four-year $350,000 

contract as club’s first draftee in 1966. 

Aug. 29 — Record crowd of 76,712 sees fourth consecutive preseason victory, 

20-13 over Baltimore. 

Oct. 3 — Dolphins post first-ever victory over Oakland, 20-13, as WR Paul 

Warfield catches two TD passes, 

Oct 10 — Dolphins post first-ever victory over New York Jets, 20*6, and OBJ oe 

Namath (93/161 for 1506 yards and 12 TDs in eight previous 

meetings), 20-6. 

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ISov. 22 — Dolphins reverse a 33-0 loss by defeating Baltimore, 34-17 at Orange 

Bowl as free safety Jake Scott returns punt 77 yards for TD. 

Dec. 20 — Dolphins extend winning streak to six games and clinch playoff berth 

with 45-7 victory over Buffalo at Orange Bowl. 

1971 

Sept. 1 — Miami obtains LB Bob Matheson from Geveiand in trade for 1972 

second-round pick and Matheson later becomes key to the “53 
Defense." 

Oct. 17 — QB Bob Qriese sets NFL record with three consecutive passes for 

TDs in first quarter of 41-3 victory over New England at Orange Bowl. 

Nov. 7 — Dolphins post first-ever shutout, 34-0, over Buffalo at Orange Bow! 

although Bills gained 364 yards. 

Nov. 14 — QB Bob Griese, despite illness, tallies Dolphins from 21 *3 deficit to a 

24-21 victory over Pittsburgh at Orange Bowl with record 86-yard TD 
pass to Paul Warfield and record 73-yard punt by Larry Seiple. 

Dec. 19 — Record regular-season crowd of 74,215 paid sees Dolphins win AFC 

East title by defeating Green Bay, 27-6. FB Larry Csonka becomes 
club’s first 1,000-yard rusher with 1,051 yards, and placekicker Garo 
Yepremian leads NFL with 117 points. 

Dec. 25 — Dolphins win longest game (82 minutes, 40 seconds) in pro football 

history. 27-24 at Kansas City as Garo Yepremian kicks 37-yard field 
goal in second overtime of AFC semifinal playoff. 


1972 

Jan. 2 — Dolphins stymie Baltimore, 21-0, for first AFC Championship before 

78,629 spectators at Orange Bowl, Colts are scoreless for first time in 
97 games and strong safety Dick Anderson returns interception 62 
yards for clinching TD. 

Jan. 16 — Dallas rushes for 252 yards in defeating Dolphins 24-3 in Super Bowl 

VI before 81,035 spectators at Tulane Stadium, New Orleans. 

April 25 — Dolphins claim 16-year pro QB Earl Morrali, 38, on waivers from 

Baltimore. 

Oct. 1 — Dolphins end season ticket sale at record 69,303. 

Oct 15 — QB Earl Morrali replaces injured Bob Griese (broken right leg, 

dislocated ankle) at Orange Bowl and finishes 24-10 victory over San 
Diego for 50 record. 

Oct 22 — Garo Yepremian kicks longest field goal (54 yards) of career in 24-23 

victory over Buffalo at Orange Bowl. 

Nov. 12 — Don Shula becomes first NFL coach to win 100 regular-season 

games in 10 seasons as Dolphins smother New England, 52-0 with 
501 total yards at Orange Bowl. 

Dec. 16 — Dolphins achieve NFL’s first 14-0 regular-season record and break 

NFL rushing record with 2,960 yards by defeating Baltimore 16-Oat 
Orange Bowl, 

Dec. 31 — QB Bob Griese comes off bench in 7-7 battle in third quarter after 10- 

game absence and rallies Dolphins to 21-17 victory at Pittsburgh to 
repeat as AFC champions. 

1973 

Jan. 14 — Dolphins cap a perfect season in Super Bowl VII at Los Angeles by 

defeating Washington 14-7 for NFL’s first unbeaten, untied record. A 
28-yard TD pass form Bob Griese to Howard Twilley and 
interceptions by LB Nick Buoniconti and safety Jake Scott are key 
plays. 

April 18 — Dolphins surpass NFL record with 74,961 season ticket sales. 

Kansas Gty held old record of 72,855 in 1972. 

Sept. 30 — RB Mercury Morris sets single-game rushing record of 197 yards on 

15 carries with three TDs (24,70,35) in 44-23 win over New England 
at Orange Bowl. 

Nov. 11 — Dolphins shut out Baltimore for fourth consecutive time, 44-0, as CB 

Tim Foley returns two blocked punts for TDs at Orange Bowl. 

Dec. 15 — WR Paul Warfield catches four TD passes (21, 7, 16, 4) from Bob 

Griese in first half of 34-7 victory over Detroit at Orange Bowl. 
Dolphins compile best two-year record (26-2) in NFL history. 

Dec. 30 — Dolphins rush for 266 yards in defeating Oakland 27-10 for 

unprecedented third straight AFC Championship at Orange Bowl. 

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1974 

Jan. 13 — Dolphins overpower Minnesota 24-7 in Super Bowl VIII at Rice 

Stadium in Houston for second consecutive NFL Championship. FB 
Larry Csonka gains 156 yards on 33 carries as Dolphins outscore 
three playoff foes, 8533. 

Jan. 20 — Garo Yepremian kicks five field goals for AFC including 42-yarder 

with 21 seconds remaining for 1513 victory in Pro Bow) at Kansas 
City. 

March 31 — FB Larry Csonka, WR Paul Warfield, and RB Jim Kiick sign $3.3 
million package deal in Toronto to play for John Bassett in World 
Football League. 

July 1 — NFL Players Association declares strike, Dolphin Managing General 

Partner Joseph Robbie charges NFLPA with “search and destroy" 
mission. 

July 10 — Chicago Tribune Charities cancels July 26 College All-Star Game 

with Dolphins due to strike. 

July 17 — Seven veterans cross picket line: C Jim Larvger, S Jake Scott, TE Jim 

Mandich, LB Bob Matheson, QB Earl Morrali and RBs Don 
Nottingham and Mercury Morris. 

Aug. 14 — Strike ends after seven weeks. 

Nov. 17 — Dolphins outlast Buffalo 35-28 at Orange Bowl on 23-yard TD by 

Don Nottingham with 19 seconds remaining; third time in season 
that Dolphins score winning points with less than 20 seconds to play. 

Dec, 2 — FB Larry Csonka gains lOOyards for 19th time with 123 yards in 24-3 

victory over Gncinnati at Orange Bowl; seventh consecutive win on 
Monday night TV. 

Dec. 15 — Dolphins rally from 24-point deficit to defeat New England 34-27 for 

31st consecutive victory (excluding preseason) at Orange Bowl. QB 
Earl Morrali passes for 288 yards as Mami closes with 11 -3 record. 

Dec. 21 — Raiders spoil Dolphins’ bid for third consecutive NFL Championship 

28-26 in AFC semi-final at Oakland on 8-yard TD pass from Ken 
Stabler to Clarence Davis with 26 seconds remaining. 


1975 

Sept 22 — Winning streak at Orange Bowl stops at 31 games after 31-21 loss to 

Oakland. 

Oct. 19 — Dolphins intercept Jets’ QB Joe Namath six times In 43-0 victory at 

New York. 

Oct 22 — World Football League folds after losing $30 million, but three ex- 

Dolphins still under contract to John Bassett. 

Nov. 23 — QB Bob Griese suffers tom tendons in right foot during third quarter 

of 3517 loss to Baltimore at Orange Bowl. 

Dec. 7 — Third-string QB Don Strock directs 31*21 victory over Buffalo at 

Orange Bow! for 12th cosecutive victory over Bills. 

Dec, 14 — Dolphins suffer 10-7 loss in overtime at Baltimore on 31 -yard FG by 

Toni Unhart and miss qualifying for playoffs for first time in six years 
under Don Shula. 


1976 

Jan. 22 — Prescription Athletic Turf (grass) approved for Orange Bowl stadium 

at a cost of $244,500. 

March 30 — Seattle selects Dolphin original OT Norm Evans in expansion draft; 

Tampa Bay selects LBs Bruce Elia and Doug Swift, who retires to 
enter medical school. 

SepL 26 — Dolphins face QB Joe Namath of New York Jets for last time and 

post 16-0 shutout at Orange Bowl. 

Oct. 17 — V/R Howard Twiiiey, last of Dolphin originals, surpasses 3,000 career 

yards with eight catches for 104 yards in 20-17 overtime loss to 
Kansas Gty at Orange Bowl. 

Dec. 5 — WR Freddie Solomon gains 252 yards in three-TD spectacular that 

includes 79-yard punt return, 53-yard pass play, and 59-yard flanker 
reverse in 4527 victory over Buffalo Bills at Orange Bowl, 

1977 

March 14 — Dolphins agree to 10*year lease for use of Orange Bowl with three- 
year cancellation notice. New lease doubles rent to $45,000 per 
game, but is less than Gty of Miami’s proposed 10 percent of gross 
ticket sales. 


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Sept 23 - 


QB EarlI Morrall, 43, who spent five seasons with the Dolphins, retires 
21 ^ career Morrall passed for 20,809 career yards and 
guided the Dolphins through most of undefeated 1972 season. 

■ QB Bob Griese, forced to wear eyeglasses because of problems with 
YoriTGiants SeS P3SSeS f ° r two 1135 ln 27 ’ 21 Preseason victory at New 

QB Bob Griese becomes first since 1972 to throw six TD passes in a 
game, and Dolphins set records of 55 points and 503 yards in 55 -14 
rout on Thanksgiving Day at St Louis. 

Rookie RB Leroy Harris gallops 77 yards for longest TD run in 
Dolphin histoiy, capping 17-6 victory over Baltimore at Orange Bowl. 
Maxwell Club of Philadelphia names QB Bob Griese as its Pro Player 

Dolphins close 104 season with QB Bob Griese’s record 22nd TD 
Orange Bo^. * * W00rd 13th 10 in 31 • 14 victory over Buffalo at 


1978 

- Chuck Connor, 40, becomes Director of Player Personnel after three 
years scouting for BLESTO. He succeeds Bobby Beathard, who 

Redskins ^ became seneral manager of Washington 

- Dolphins acquire RB Delvin Williams from San Francisco 49ers in 

(^Change for WR Freddie Solomon, FS Vem Roberson, and picks in 
the first and fifth rounds of 1978 draft P 

■ QB Bob Griese suffers torn ligaments in left knee during 24-20 

Dolnhintm'rib 00 ' at ,T ai ?P a ’ a . nd backup Don Strock guides 
Dolphins to 5-2 record before Griese fetums as starter OcL 22. 

A 17-point blitz in first quarter and five quarterback sacks enable 
Doljjhins to upset defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys 
23-16 at Orange Bowl. ’ 

Delvin Williams becomes first 1,000-yard rusher of 1978 with 144 
yards and two TDs in 25-24 triumph at Buffalo, marking 18th straight 
win over Bills. Williams sets Dolphin record of 1,258 yards rushinlin 
season. 3 

LB Larry Gordon intercepts three passes in 23-6 rout of Oakland 
Raiders at Orange Bowl to clinch “wild-card" berth in playoffs. 

Garo Yepremian ties NFL record with 16th consecutive field, goal 
capping 23-3v.ctoryover New Englandand boosting Dolphinsto 11 -' 


1979 

Howard SchneHenberger, receivers and passing game coach is 
named head coach at the University of Miami. 

FB Larry Csonka. 32. re-signs with Dolphins as a free agent after four- 

aana b (T97&78r 0rld FOOtba " Lea9U6 ° 975) ^ NPL ' S New York 

FB Larry Csonka scores three TDs for second time in career as 
Dolphins crush Chicago 31-16 at Orange Bowl for 4-0 start. 

Tony Nathan escapes on record 86 -yard punt return for TD as 
Dolphins defeat Buffalo, 17-7, for 20th consecutive win in series. 

S , et r 5 en sin 9 le ' game record of 10 catches for 180 
yards in 27-7 rout of Green Bay at Orange Bowi. 

QB Bob Griese, benched in favor of Don Strock for second straight 4 
game, rallies Dolphins to 26 points in second half for 39-24 victory 
over New England as FB Larry Csonka scores three TDs. 

QB Bob Griese completes 17 of 22 passes for 229 yards in 28-10 win 
at Detroit which clinches AFC East title. y 

Pittsburgh overpowers Dolphins with 20-point first quarter in 34-14 
playoff victory at Pittsburgh, and Steelers eventually win Super Bowi 


1980 

Si l nS l 0 Tl ea l contract trough 1983 season and 
cancels old pact which had one year remaining 

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Sept 10 


Sept 27 


“ QB Bob Griese wins his 100th game, coming off bench and passing 

for two TDs in fourth quarter for 20-1 7 victoiy at Atlanta. 9 

David . Wo T'? y P 3 **® for three TDs and runs for another 
tw> TDs in stunning 35-14 upset of defending National Conference 
champion Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim. 


- Six-time All-Pro guard Larry Little, 35, retires from a 14-year career 
I64starte 2 Wlth 916 Do| P hins - He ended with a club record 

06 1116 14th passer in footbal1 his “”y >o eclipse 25,000 

yards, retires from a 14-year career with the Dolphins. He had 
presided over 101 ofthe 135victories in the club's histoiy (101-62-3) 
oH^ C< ?l e M USAll '? oin 1971 and 1 9 ?7. The six-time Pro Bowl 
25 ^ 2 ^^^ rac 9L d ? of ’- 926 completions in 3,429 attempts. 
Siu- TT and 56,2 Percent passing accuracy. He guided 
Dolphins to Super Bowl triumphs in 1972 and 1973. 

-ItooWe Tom Wgorito rambles 87 yards for record punt-return TD as 
ScmwTstdls^f 3a '° bef ° re 74 ' 190 fans ' ,ar 3est Orange 

“£° acb and so " clash - Shula Bowl I, has Don Shula opposed by 

3? P unt returner D^ d Shula. Dolphins outlast Colts 

dl 28 for fourth straight win in Baitimore. 

-Wide receiver Nat Moore sets Dolphin record with 210 receiving 
yards (seven catches) as Miami and New York Jets play to 28-28 ti e. 

“ST ^T 1 . captur f s 200* NBL coaching victory when linebacker 
Bob Brudzinski intercepts pass in overtime and sets up Uwe von 
Schamann for 30-yard field goal in 30-27 triumph at New England 

C °?I P i- ele sweep of last four S a mes of season and win AFC 

r^Li m ' n ■ 6 ' 6 C T qUaSt of Buffal ° before 72,956 fans at Orange 
Bowl. Miami posts fourth-best record (11 -4-1) in NFL 9 


1982 

-Dolphins overcome 24-0 deficit but succumb in overtime. 41 -38 to 
SSir^hv 0 highest-scoring playoff game in history. Rolf 
~ dh ^m ndS u f0Ur ' h0Ur stnj 9 gle with 29-yard field goal. It is only 
fn^l, rv 0- W f le n tW 2- quarterbacks . Miami reliever Don Strock 
CwTST P a t n L° UtS ' b °' h passed for more fban 400yards. 
Orange Bowl crowd of 73,735 comprised fourth sellout of season. 

—NFLPA calls players' strike with games not resuming until November 

~ml»L e » 0f the , m ° S ! bi “T incidents in Miami Dolphin history, a work 
release pBrolee cleared a space on the snow-frozen New England 
th ? t enabled the Patriots to kick a late fourth-quarto field 
goal and win the game 3-0 before 25,716 fans. H 

—The incredible record of not having won in 16 years in the Oranoe 

^•on C dh t Tf U » ed H aS f ^ P° lphins scored 20 unanswered points in the 
second half to defeat the Buffalo Bills 27-10. 


1983 

—For the first time in nine years, the Dolphins won a playoff game 
defeating the New England Patriots 28-13 before 68,842 fans. 

—The Dolphins choked off the San Diego Chargers famed offense and 
defeated them 34-13 before 71,383 fans. The Chargers were held to 

aver^ge°^ enSe ° f ^ 2 ° 3 yards bel ° W thefr lea 9 ue ' lea ding 

-AJ Duhe set an AFC playoff record with three interceptions, 
including one for a 35-yard touchdown romp — as the Dolphins 
defeated the New York Jets for the third time in one season to win the 
AFC crown 14-0. 

—In Pasadena, California, the Dolphins appeared in their fourth Super 
5?™!; a " d In S P’ te * eac *’ n 9 with only ten minutes to play, they lost 
27-17 before a sellout crowd of 103,667 and a TV audience 
estimated at 115 million. Fulton Walker set a Super Bowi record with 
a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and he returned four 
kickoffs for a total of 190 yards. 

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Dec. 16 

Dec. 27 

Dec. 31 

March 5 

June 24 


~ 1983 ^ quarterb ^ k Da" Marino in the first round of the 

of Pittfburih AH A yer ° Vera } ^ 6 drafting ° fthe former University 
2 U Al••America marks the first time in Dolphin history that 
the club has chosen a QB with its initial draft choice. * 

S'**?** ^ Gordon dies of a rare heart disease while 
jc^gmg in Anzona at the age of 28. Gordon had been the Dolphins' 
first round draft choice in 1976 out of Arizona State. 

-Led by six quarterback sacks (four by Doug Betters), the Dolphin 
78 7 I S 4 S n S U l th c e B f a '° Bi,ls 120 in ^ 1983 season opener 

—Quarterback Dan Marino and wide receiver Mark Duper make their 
£•«*■** forlhe Mami Dolphins, with Marino pSi^ for 3^ 
yards and Duper netting seven catches for 202 yards. The offensive 

S°B S Xl^ dUCeS ?Z'A 0tal yards between *e Dolphins and Bills, 
with Buffalo winning the Orange Bowi encounter, 38-35 in overtime. 

~WiL D m Jn!^ eCOndary interce P te si * New York Jet passes (three by 
Dn Sle- i , r 9 uarter) to lead Mlerei to a 32-14 win in the 
Dolphins final Shea Stadium appearance QB Dan Mari™ 

*»•**'»- «“ 

*as 

*e U seasln State an,Versity ' His resignation is effective at the end of 

-Squads for the 1983 Pro Bowl are announced with six Dolphins 
being named to the squad (four starters), plus four alternates 

RphTc 9 U P C M t n i^ e team were MT Bob Baurr >hower, DE Doug 
Du S er ' 06 Dan G Ed Newman, and C 

Dwight Stephenson. The alternates included LB AJ. Duhe G Bob 
Kuechenberg (later added to team), P Reggie Roby, and KR Fulton 

-With Starting QB Dan Marino sidelined for the second consecutive 
a o l6f Plt Q h<?r Don strock a 9 a, ' n steps in to help lead Miami to 
op«i Bow Wln c J' ,er J®ts. Safety Mike Kozlowski breaks 

, p n u , a c,ose 9 ame he returns two interceptions for 

“r h S ‘ n f a 61second s P an 'n the fourth quarter. WR Mark 
r P atches four passes for 71 yards to become the first Dolphin 
-T?A rvjkj. 90 ° Ver lhe 1000 yard mark in a single season. 

The Dolphins name 54-year-old Chuck Studley as their Defense 

a rdefenZ' aCe B “'. Arnspar 3 er - Studley had spentthe 1983 season 
Hou^n aiers 1 "' ^ ^ in,erim head coa ch of the 

AFC &St for the 1 '* time in 14 
years, the Dolphins see their season and 1983 end on a 
disappointing note as the Seattle Seahawks beat them 27-20 in a 
conference semi-final playoff game in Miami. 


1984 

'newmulUn^m 0wn f rdose P h Robbie announces plans to build a 
new multi-purpose stadium in north Dade County. Mr. Robbie also 

funding^ aCqU ' S,ti ° n ° f ““ and d ^usses"possible stadium 
Wnona 9 b ^ in aaa otomobile accident in 


DOLPHIN TRADES 


PLAYER FOR PLAYER TRADES 


1966 


13 Q?ter^ VeneSS tQ Houston for 08 Billy Anderson rights (1965 redshirt draftee of 


S 

C 

TE 

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QB 


CB 


CB 

S 

WR 


1967 


John McGeever to San Diego for DE Bob Petrich 
Mike Hudock to New York Jets for OT Nick DeFelice (4-5) 

Bill Cronin to Denver for DT Ray Jacobs (5*4) 

Ernie Park, QB George Wilson, Jr., DE Earl Faison and RB Cookie Gilchrist to 
ptekin 1968^27? Pk,nS ’ RB HayneS ’ DEDanny U Rose and ^ 


1969 


Buonfconfi 1 (3-24^ J ° h " " nd 5th PiCk in 1970 to Boston for LB Nick 

Mack Lamb to San Diego for G Larry Little (7*2) 


1970 


Dick Westmoreland to Minnesota for G Bookie Boiin (5* I) 

Tom Beier to San Francisco for T/C Lance Oissen (5-1) 

Jack Clancy to Green Bay in compensation for TE Marv Fleming (5-18) 


1971 


Carl Mauck to San Diego for DT Tony Liscio and 4th pick in 1972 


(9-8) 


1972 


LB Dale Farley to Buffalo for DT Jim Dunaway (6-7) 

rank Cornish to Buffalo for G/C Howard Kindig and 5th pick in 1973 


1973 


RB f ° r ^ Ron Se,,ers and 2nd pick in 1974 (5-10) 

n? m ® a,tJmore for RB °° n Nottingham, 6th pick in 1974 (10-2) 

DT Mike Kadish to Buffalo for C/G Irv Goode (*27) U ^ 


1975 


WR Marlin Briscoe and RB Hubert Ginn to St Louis for RB Donny Anderson and 
compensation for TE Jim McFarland (5-6) V Anaerson and 

LB Bruce Bannon to San Diego for DE Pete Lazetich (7*23) 


1976 


FS Jake Scott and 4th pick in 1977 to Washington for FS Bryant Salter (8*24) 


1977 


■ ° T Datyi Cariton to Tam P a Ba V OT Mike Current and 5th pick in 1978 


( 8 - 8 ) 


WR 


RB 


1978 


,Stand5thpid < si " >978 to San Francisco 
*° WaShin9 ‘° n ^ ™ Jim Bra *°" 


RB 


1980 


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PLAYER FOR DRAFT PICKS 


1967 

LB John Bramlett from Denver (7-25) .4th i n 1968 

TE Dave Kocourek to Oakland (9-5). ’’*’’**** 8th in 1968 

QB Jon Brittenum to San Diego.... ^ rr l ; n i qcq 

QB Billy Anderson to Houston ." ” " T!‘ ‘' ah n S 

QB Archie Roberts from MY Jets (9-26) .8th in 1968 

QB John Stofa to Cincinnati (12*261 ._ ■?*./ 


1968 

LB Tom Erlandson to San Diego (8*19)... 
WR John Roderick to Oakland (8-21). 


1970 

Paul Warfield from Cleveland (1-26) ... 


WR Willie Richardson from Pittsburgh (9-15) 


Russell Price from Houston. 


1972 

WR Marlin Briscoe from Buffalo (6-7). 

OT Wayne Mass to New England. 

G/C Bill Griffin to New England... 


Bob DeMarco to Cleveland (9-26) . 


CB Dave McCurry to Chicago . 


Jeff White to New Orleans (8-29). 


... 13th in 1967 

T 

.... 5th in 1967 

DT 

... 12th in 1967 
.... 8th in 1967 

OT 

3rd, 5th in 1967 

CB 

.... 4th in 1968 

TE 

.... 8th in 1968 

DE 

•... 3rd in 1968 
.... 9th in 1968 
.... 8th in 1968 

OT 

1st, 2nd in 1968 

FS 


LB 

...7th in 1969 

CB 

... 5th in 1969 

FB 

....1st in 1970 

QB 

... 8th in 1971 
... 5th in 1971 

C 

... 2nd in 1972 
.. 10th in 1972 

LB 

... 7th in 1972 

LB 


RB 

■ • 

FB 

....1st in 1973 
... 7th in 1973 
... 7th in 1973 

P 

... 7th in 1973 

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LB 


P 

1 in 1974, 1975 


.. 9th in 1974 
.. 7th in 1974 

QB 1 


1974 

QB Joe Theismann to Washington (1-25). l st in IQ7 

DT Larry Woods to NY Jets (8 7)...T .T!.6th " 975 

WR Charley Wade to Chicago (8-9) . 10th in 975 

RB Ed Jenkins to NY Giants (a 17). 14th in 1975 

G/C Howard Kindig to Washington (8-21) . 10th in 1976 

OT John Mooring from NY Jets (8-28). 6th in 1975 

WR Bo Rather to Chicago (9-10).. T T 3rd !n 1977 


Ray Netties, rights to Tampa Bay (1-21).5th, 6th in 1977 

Barry Smith and 

Randy Young from Tampa Bay (2-7). 6th in 1977 

Carl Barisich from Seattle (7-20). ..." *11th in 1978 

Steve Young from Tampa Bay (8-30). .***’* 4th in 1978* 

*5th obtained in Darryl Cariton trade 

Jeris White to Tampa Bay (9*5) .......... .5th in 1978 


manaicn to Washington (5-11)... 8th i n 1979 1980 

Council Rudolph from Tampa Bay (7-5).8th in 1979 


1979 

Neal Colzie from Oakland (3-22)... 3rd in 1979* 

*3rd obtained in Benny Malone trade 

Ralph Ortega from Atlanta (4-18).3rd in 1979 

Charles Cornelius to San Francisco (8-21). !!!!!!** *11th In 1980 

Leroy Harris to Philadelphia (8-27).. 5th in 1981 


Jim Langer to Minnesota (9-24). 


. 4th in 1981 
. 6th in 1981, 
5th in 1982 


1981 

Bob Brudzinski from Los Angeles (4-28).3rd in 1981 

. , . _ 2nd in 1982* 

2nd obtained in Davis/Thomas trade, 1980 

Iff *> *** • ■ -. 9th in 1982 

Eddie Hiii from Los Angeles (7-22)... 4th in 1983 

Steve Howell to Philadelphia (8-18). 10th in 1982 

George Roberts to San Diego (8-31). 6th in 1982 


LB Larry Evans from Denver (8-15). 5th in 1985 

P Tom Orosz to San Francisco (8-29). 12th in 1984 


i—>dviG wooaiey to Pittsburgh (2-21).3rd in 1984 

r m i , , , and conditional undisclosed in 1985 

C Mark Dennard to Philadelphia (3-6)...Undisclosed 

WR Duriel Hams to Cleveland (3-27).Undisclosed 

in 1985 


1975 

CB Henry Stuckey to NY Giants (1-28).5th in 1975 

DE Karl Lorch, rights to Washington (1-30). ’ *10th in 1976 

RB Norm Bulaich from Philadelphia (7-9)... 4th in 1976 

LB Larry Bail, 5th in 1976 to Detroit (9-7).!! 4th in 1976 

WR Me! Baker to New Orleans (9-9).. 7th in 1976 


1976 

Rodrigo Barnes to St Louis (4-6) . 12th in 1976 

Mercury Morris to San Diego (8-24).4th in 1977 

Andy Selfridge from NY Giants (9-2). 6th in 1977 

Ken Ellis from Houston (9-21).3rd 4th in 1 Q 77 * 

*4th obtained for Mercury Morris 


118 


119 





































































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ALL-TIME 



DRAFT CHOICES 

(Bold Face Indicates Active Roster) 

1966 EXPANSION DRAFT 

FROM NEW ENGLAND 


FROM KANSAS CITY 



Eddie Wilson 

QB 

Arizona 

A! Dotson 

DT 

Grambling 

Billy Neighbors 

G 

Alabama 

Mel Branch 

DE 

Louisiana St. 

Ross O’Hanley 

S 

Boston College 

Frank Jackson 

WR 

SMU 

Jack Rudolph 

LB 

Georgia Tech 

Ron Caveness 

LB 

Arkansas 

FROM BUFFALO 



FROM NEW YORK JETS 


Billy Joe 

FB 

Villanova 

Wahoo McDaniel 

LB 

Oklahoma 

Bo Roberson 

WR 

Cornell 

Willie West 

S 

Oregon 

xJim Davidson 

OT 

Ohio State 

Mike Huddock 

C 

Miami (Fla.) 

Howard Simpson 

DT 

Auburn 

LaVeme Torczon 

DE 

Nebraska 

FROM DENVER 



FROM OAKLAND 



John McGeever 

S 

Auburn 

Rich Zecher 

DT 

Utah State 

Ed Cooke 

DE 

Maryland 

Dick Wood 

QB 

Auburn 

Tom Erlandson 

LB 

Washington St. 

Ken Rice 

G 

Auburn 

Tom Nomina 

DT 

Miami (Ohio) 

Gene Mingo 

K 

No College 

FROM HOUSTON 



FROM SAN DIEGO 



Norm Evans 

OT 

Texas Christian 

Dave Kocourek 

TE 

Wisconsin 

Tom Goode 

C 

Miss. State 

Ernie Park 

G 

McMuny 

Jack Spikes 

FB 

Texas Christian 

Jimmy Warren 

CB 

Illinois 

Maxie Williams 

OT 

SE Louisiana 

Dick Westmoreland 

CB 

N.C. A&T 

xretlred 






1966 

1 a x Jim Grabowski 


RB Illinois 

10 x-Pat Killorin 

C 

Syracuse 

1 b Rick Norton 


QB Kentucky 

11 Sam Price 

RB 

Illinois 

2 Frank Emanuel 


LB Tennessee 

12 Howard Twilley 

WR 

Tulsa 

3 x-Larry Gagner 


G Florida 

13 x-Ken Kramer 

TE 

Minnesota 

4 x-Dick Leftridge 


RB West Virginia 

14 Phil Scoggin 

P 

Texas A&M 

5 Grady* Bolton 


DT Miss. St. 

15 Jeny Oliver 

OT 

SW Texas 

6 x-Ed Weisacosky 


LB Miami (Fla.) 

16 Don Lorenz 

DE 

Stephen Austin 

7 x-Don Hansen 


LB Illinois 

17 x-Mike Bender 

G 

Arkansas 

8 Bob Petrella 


S Tennessee 

18 x-Rick Kestner 

E 

Kentucky 

9 x-BNI Matan 


DE Kansas St. 

19 Doug Moreau 

TE 

Louisiana St. 




20 Jon Tooker 

CB 

Adams State 



x-signed with National Football League 



1966 REDSHIRT DRAFT 

1 John Roderick 


WR SMU 

7 Don Williams 

DE 

Wofford 

2 Harold Fulford 


WR Auburn 

8 Jon Brittenum 

QB 

Arkansas 

3 Jack Clancy 


WR Michigan 

9 x-Craig Baynham 

WR Georgia Tech 

4 xJim Mankins 


RB Florida St, 

10 x-Randy Winkler 

or 

Tarieton St. 

5 x-Fritz Greenlee 


TE Arizona 

11 Kai Anderson 

C 

Illinois 

6 Bill DamaH 


DB North Carolina 





x signed with National Football League 



1967 

1 Bob Griese 


QB Purdue 

10 Tom Beler 

S 

Miami (Fla.) 

2 Jim Rilev 


DT Oklahoma 

11 Jack Pybum 

OT 

Texas A&M 

3 TO DENVER for Cookie Gilchrist 

12a y-StanJuk 

LB 

South Carolina 

4 Bob Greenlee 


DE Yale 

12b y-Jim Whitaker 

CB 

Missouri 

5a TO DENVER for Cookie Gilchrist 

(from Denver for Jerry Oliver) 

5b x Gary Tucker 


RB Chattanooga 

13 TO BUFFALO for George Wilson Jr. 

(from Buffalo for Jack Spikes) 

14 Charlie Stikes 

CB 

Kent State 

6 Bud Norris 


TE Washington St. 15 Jake Ferro 

LB 

Youngstown 

7 Larry Seiple 


TE Kentucky 

16 Maurice Calhoun 

RB 

Central Ohio 

8 TO OAKLAND for Bill Cronin 

17 Larry Kissam 

T 

Florida a. 

9 John Richardson 

DT UCLA 






x-taxi squad ‘67 

y-entered medical school 



1968 


la Larry Csonka RB Syracuse 

1 b Doug Cmsan OT Indiana 

(from Gncinnati for John Stofa) 

2a Jim Keyes LB Mississippi 

2b Jim Cox TE Miami (Fla.) 

(from Gncinnati for John Stofa) 

3a Jim Urbanek DT Mississippi 

3b Dick Anderson S Colorado 

(from San Diego for John Brittenum) 

4 TO DENVER for John Bramlett 

5 Jim Kllck RB Wyoming 

6a Kim Hammond QB Florida St 

(from Denver in 7 man deal) 

6b x Jimmy Hines WR Texas Southern 
7 xJohn Boynton T Tennessee 

x-taxi squad ’68 


8a TO NEW YORK for Archie Roberts 
8b Randall Edmunds LB Georgia Tech 
(From Oakland for Dave Kocourek) 

9a Sam McDowell T SW Missouri 

9b y-Tom Paciorek CB Houston 

(from Houston for Billy Anderson) 


10. 

Joe Mirto 

T 

Miami (Fla.) 

11 

Cornelius Cooper 

DE 

Prairie View 

12 

Paul Paxton 

T 

Akron 

13 

Bob Jos wick 

DE 

Tulsa 

14 

Ray Blunk 

TE 

Xavier 

15 

Ken Corbin 

LB 

Miami (Fla.) 

16 

Henry Still 

DT 

Bethune-Cookman 

17 

Bill Nemeth 

C 

Arizona 

y-pro baseball 




1969 

i 

BUI Stanfill 

DE Georgia 

8 

Bruce Weinstein 

TE 

Yale 

2 

Bob Heinz 

DT Pacific 

9 

Jesse Powell 

LB 

West Tex St 

3 

Mercury Morris 

RB West Tex St 

10 

Jim Mertens 

TE 

Fairmont St. 

4 

Norm McBride 

LB Utah 

11 

Mike Berdis 

DT 

N, Dakota St 

5a 

Willie Pearson 

WR N.C A&T 

12 

Dale McCulIers 

LB 

Florida St, 


Kari Kremser 

K Tennessee 

13 

Amos Ayres 

S 

Arkansas AM&N 


(from Oakland for John Roderick) 

14 

Glynn Thompson 

DT 

Troy State 

6 

Ed Tuck 

G Notre Dame 

15 

Chick McGeehan 

WR 

Tennessee 

7a 


C Boston Col, 

16 

Lloyd Mumphord 

CB 

Texas Southern 

7b 

John Kutka 

G Penn State 

17 

Tom Krallman 

DE 

Xavier 


(from San Diego for Tom Erlandson 






- 


1970 




1 

TO CLEVELAND for Paul Warfield 

10 

Dick Nittinger 

G 

Tampa 

2 

Jim Mandlch 

TE Michigan 

n 

Brownie Wbeless 

DT 

Rice 

3 

Tim Foley 

CB Purdue 

12 

Mike Kolen 

LB 

Auburn 

4 

Curtis Johnson 

CB Toledo 

13 

Dave Buddington 

RB 

Springfield 

5 

TO NEW ENGLAND in Buoniconti deal 

14 

Gary Brackett 

G 

Holy Cross 

6 

Dave Campbell 

DE Auburn 

15 

Pat Hauser 

WR 

East Tenn. 

7 

Jake Scott 

S Georgia 

16 

Charles Williams 

G 

Tennessee St 

8 

Natvei Chavers 

RB Jackson St 

17 

George Myles 

DT 

Morris Brown 

9 

Hubert Ginn 

RB Florida A&M 





1971 

i 

TO BALLT1MORE for Don Shula 

10 

Ron Maree 

DT 

Purdue 

2 

Otto Stowe 

WR Iowa State 

11 

Vic Surma 

T 

Penn State 

3 

Dale Farley 

LB West Virginia 

12 

Leroy Byars 

RB 

Alcorn A&M 

4 

xJoe Theismann 

QB Notre Dame 

13 

Lonnie Hepburn 

CB 

Texas Southern 

5 

TO PITTSBURGH for Willie Richardson 

14 

David Vaughn 

TE 

Memphis St, 

6 

Dennis Coleman 

LB Mississippi 

15 

Bob Richards 

G 

California 

7 

Ron Dickerson 

CB Kansas St 

16 

Chris Myers 

WR Kenyon 

8 

TO PITTSBURGH for Bob DeMarco 

17 

Curt Mark 

LB 

Mayvilte, N.D. 

9 

Vem Den Herder 

DE Central. Iowa 







x-signed with Canadian Football League 



1972 


1 x-Mike Kadtsh DT Notre Dame 

2 TO CLEVELAND for Bob Matbeson 

3 Gary Kosins RB Dayton 

4a I an y Ball DE Louisville 

(from San Diego for Carl Mauck) 

4b A1 Benton T Ohio Univ. 

5 Charlie Babb S Memphis St. 

6 y-Ray Nettles LB Tennessee 

7a Bill Adams G Holy Cross 

(from Denver for John Stofa) 

7b Calvin Harrell RB Arkansas St 

x-taxi squad *72 y-signed with Canadian Football League 


8 

Craig Curry 

QB 

Minnesota 

9 

Greq Johnson 

CB 

Wisconsin 

10 

TO HOUSTON for Russell Price 

11 

Ed Jenkins 

WR 

Holy Cross 

12 

Ashley Bell 

TE 

Purdue 

13 

Archy Robinson 

CB 

Hillsdale 

14 

Willie Jones 

LB 

Tampa 

15 

Bill Davis 

DT 

Wm & Mary 

16 

Al Hannah 

WR 

Wisconsin 

17 

Vem Brown 

S 

Western Mich. 


1973 


1 TO BUFFALO for Marlin Briscoe 

2 x-Chuck Bradley C Oregon 

3 Leon Gray T Jackson St 

4 Bo Rather WR Michigan 

5a. DonStrock QB Virginia Tech 

(from Buffalo in Frank Cornish deal) 

5b Dave McCuny CB Iowa State 

6 Ed Newman G Duke 

7a Kevin Reilly LB Villanova 

(from New England for Wayne Mass) 

7b Ben Shephard RB Arkansas Tech 

(from New England for Bill Griffin) 

7c Willie Hatter WR Northern III. 

(from Geveland for Bob DeMarco) 


7d Tom Smith 

RB 

Miami (Fla.) 

8 

Archie Pearmon 

DE 

NE Oklahoma 

9 

Kari Lorch 

DE 

Southern Cal. 

10 

Rot Fernandes 

DE 

Eastern Mich. 

11 

Chris Kete 

G 

Boston College 

12 

Mike Mullen 

LB 

Tulane 

13 

Joe Booker 

RB 

Miami (Ohio) 

14 

Greg Boyd 

RB 

Arizona 

15 

Bill Palmer 

TE 

St, Thomas 

16 

James Jackson 

DE 

Norfolk St. 

17 

Charley Wade 

WR 

Tennessee St 


x-injured reserve '73 


1974 


I 

Don Reese 

DE Jackson St 

7b Joe Sullivan 

T 

Boston College 

2a 

v-Andre Tillman 

TE Texas Tech 

8 Mel Baker 

WR 

Texas Southern 


(from Green Bay for Jim Del Galzo) 

9a Tom Wlckert 

T 

Washington St 

2b 

Bennv Malone 

RB Arizona St 

(from Chicago for Dave frtccurry) 


(from Dallas in Otto Stowe deal) 

9b x-Bob Lally 

LB 

Cornell 

2c 

Jeris White 

CB Hawaii 

10 x-Gary Valbuena 

QB 

Tennessee 

3 

Nat Moore 

WR Florida 

11 Gerry Roberts 

DE 

UCLA 

4 

x-BIII Stevenson 

DT Drake 

12 Jim Revels 

S 

Florida 

5 

x-CIeveland Vann 

LB Oklahoma St 

13 x-Clayton Heath 

RB 

Wake Forest 

6a 

Randv Crowder 

DT Penn State 

14 Sam Johnson 

LB 

Arizona St 


(from Baltimore in Hubert Ginn deal) 

15 Larry Cates 

CB 

Western Mich 

6b 

x-Bob Wolfe 

T Nebraska 

16 Jesse Wolf 

DT 

Praine View 

7a 

Carl Swierc 

WR Rice 

17 Ken Dickerson 

CB 

Tuskegee 


(from New Orleans for Jeff White) 

xsigned with World Football League y-injured reserve 74 


120 


121 


! 



Danyl Cariton 

^ Fred Solomon WR Tampa 

(from Green Bay for Jim Del Gaizo) 

? b R e Arkansas St 

3 Gerald Ht I LB Houston 

1 5™*^* LB Ohio State 

5 « or ris Owens WR Arizona a 

(from Giants for Henry Stuckey) 

? if ny ?"L S kwa State 

Steve Towle LB Kansas 

(from MY Jets for Larry Woods) 
TONYJETS for John Mooring 
Phillip Kent RB Baylor 

Bamey Crawford DT Harding 

James Wilson G Clark 


6a 


IOa RB Oklahoma 

(from Chicago for Charley Wade) 

10c ^ H^ard^g, 6 

;£^^isr' a 

15 sSjohJf" W Color ^oSt. 

16 Wemon Smith c <WrNewman 

17 Dwaine Copeland RB Middb Tenn. 


2a JO LA in Bob Brudzinski deal 
2b Andra Franklin FB Nebraska 
(from LA in Bob Brudzinski deal 
Si™ WR Mev/Vegas 

4b &m°J eansforGu y B ^min) 

4b Brad Wnght QB N™M«bco 

5a Ken Poole DE ME Louisiana 

5b Tom Vlgorito RB Virginia 

(from Philadelphia for Leroy Harris) 

x-signed with Canadian Football League. Roster 


10 

M 

12 


^MackMoon? DE Texas ASM 
^ CB W ’ V,r 9 m,a 

lf ^, M,nn . esota In Jim ^ngerdeal) 

^ N mJud, ° n CB s Carolina St. 

John Noonan WR Nebraska 

Steve Folsom TE Utah 

S® Boston (Jniv 

John Alford DT S Card.na St 

in 1983 yinjured resetvt '81 


1976 


la Larry Gordon LB Arirono St 

(from Washington for Joe Thiesman) 

18 San Jose SL 

n^rl?u'5 r “ , ' y TE Tennessee St 

P."^ "S'? WR New Mexico a 

McMn Mitchell G Tennessee St 

(from Detroit for Larry Ball) 
i h JO PHILADELPHIA for Norm Bulaich 

5 TO DETROIT with Larry Ball 

6 Gary Davis RB Cal Pojy/SLO 

if* ,ngerso < !' G-T Nevada/Vegas 

• 7 U Mew Orleans for MeJ Baker) 

7b Johnny Owens DE Tennessee St 

8 Bob Simpson DT Colorado 

x-lnjured reserve 76 y-quit camp 76. active roster 
z-remamed at South Carolina as coach 


lb 

2 

3 

4a 


9 y-Norris Thomas 
10a Gary Fencik 
(from Washington 
10b Don Testemnan 
11 Dexter Pride 
12a Randy Young 
12b Darryl Brandford 
(from St Louis for 

13 BemieHead 

14 Bob Gissler 

15 Ron Holmes 

16 Mike Green 

17 zJeff Grantz 


CB Southern Miss. 
S Yale 
for Karl Lorch) 

RB Clemson 
RB Minnesota 
T Iowa State 
DT Northwestern 
Rodrigo Barnes) 

C Tulsa 
LB S. Dakota St 
RB tftah State 
P/WR OhioUniv. 

QB South Carolina 


Rw Foster GT Southern Cel 

Merit Duper WR NWSt.La. 

ftul Unkfonl CB Penn State 

Chwles Bowser LB Duke 

DT Miemi 

5b rETh ™. KO “ in Jim Unger deai) 

Ob rach Diana FB Yale 

CB S. Carolina St 

6b D * 9 ° ° r G f° rge Rotwts ) 

6b Ron Hester LB Florida St 

Dan Johnson TE Iowa State 

(from New Orleans for Guy Benjamin) 


1982 


2 

3 

4 
5a 


7a 


RB Jackson St 

8 Tate Randle S Texas Tech 

9a Steve Clark DE Otah 

ou If 10 ? 1 P^ troit fo f Steve Towle) 

,® b RB SELouaume 

10a Robin Fisher LB Florida 

J , rom Philadelphia for Steve Howell) 

Ob Wayne Jones CT Utah 

P SfiPiH' 7 ’ T Warning 

12 Mike Rodnque WR Miami 


2 R^n UhC u DE Louisiana St. 

2 Bob Baumhower DT Alabama 

Ik In, HOUSTON for Ken Ellis 
3b Mike Watson T Miami (Ohio) 

rl S???,f?' Ca9 ° f ° r B ° Rathef ) 

i ™ W £^TF 0N in J * ke Scott deat 

5a Mike Michel P . K Stanford 

(from Tampa for Ray Nettles' nghts) 


1977 


J E£ ,/ !S rino 06 Pto 

| SS2SZ on 

--4 - T§-W^i- nSMi4Hm d « 81 

8 Reggie Roby p Iowa 


1983 


ff«TS fo iAn^r St 

l Bruce Herron LB iWa/i. 

o Horace Perkins 
Robert Turner 


x-slgned with OSFL 


7 Keith Woetzel 

8 Mark Clayton 

9 Mark Brown 

10 Anthony Reed 

11 Joe Lukens 

12 x-An thony Ca rter 


LB Rutgers 
WR Louisville 
LB Purdue 
RB S. Carolina St. 
OG Ohio State 
WR Michigan 


10 Mark Carter 


John Alexander 
Terry Anderson 


LB New Mexico 
CB Colorado 
RB Oklahoma St. 

T Eastern Mich. 

DE Rutgers 
WR BethuneCookman 


1984 


4= 


1 

2 
3a 


TO SAN FRAN in Delvin Williams deal 
Guy Benjamin QB Stanford 

Lyman Smith DT Duke 

(from NY Giants for Larry Csonka) 

3b Jimmy Cefalo WR Penn State 

4a Gerald Small C B San Jose SL 

(from Cleveland for Paul Warfield) 

£ 7 Tulane 

5a Ted Burgmeier S Notre Dame 

cu Tampa Ba y for Jeris White) 

5b TO SAN FRAN in Delvin Williams deal 


1978 


x-injured reserve 78 


7a DE Nevada/Reno 

' a f ' arl Baldischwtler T OkJahnm* 

(from Cleveland for Paul WarfWd) 

? S X nfy WR NE Missouri 

9 16 Amheret 

10 fri? dy TE Arizona SL 

10 x-Maik Dennard C Texas AFM 

2a *5 S S ATTLE f ° r Cari Barisf ch 

PhSik fe RB Middle Tenn, 

12b Bill Kenney QB Northern Cob 

(from Denver for Jim Kiick) 


; *££&***£*»*” 

3b JO BUFFALO in trade-up 
> (from Pittsburgh in Woodley deal) 

5 RB AlaSma 

6 J^ y r QB Louisville 

6 Rowland Tatum LB Ohio State 


7 Bernard Carvalho 

8 Ron Landry 

9 Jim Boyie 

10 John Chesley 

11 Bud Brown 

12a William Devane 
12b Mike Weingrad 


OGT Hawaii 
FB McNeese St 
OG T Tulane 
TE Oklahoma St 
S S. Mississippi 
DT Gem son 
LB Illinois 


,3— t-u iiiinor 

(from San hran in Orosz deal) 


VAIIIU Ototc 


l ‘J°"5 les,er T Michigan 

t t T ^ G Washington 

3a Tony Nathan RB AJaban^ 

u ttrom Tarnpa Bay for Randy Crowder) 
3b LB Michigan SL 

(from NY Giants for Larry Csonka) 

3C J? 0nr 4 Ue TE Baylor 

,, Worn New Orleans for Don Reese) 

3d TO ATLANTA for Ralph Ortega 

4 Steve Howell RB Baylor 

5 Don BksIMcu S Georgia Tech 

6 Steve Undquist G Nebraska 

x-missed final 


L x a T ff S, h Schamann 

8b GI° m f ° r Jim Mand 'ch) n9 r ° en 

8b Glenn Bladovood S Texas 

(from Denver for Jim Kiick) 

9 C TS^T A BAY f0r Council Ru J°lph 

y Jett Weston ht r, 

10a Jerome Stanton CB Michigan Si 

-H.SH. »a«ss 



1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 
7 
8a 
8b 


Don McTieal CB Alabama 

Dwight Stephenson C Alabama 

SEfSjTf 1 DE Nebraska 

WR Minnesota 

TO WASH in Benny Malone deal 
Eugene Byrd WR Michigan St. 

£*5?* TE California 

CB CalDavis 

David Woodley QB Louisiana St. 

(from Washington for Jim Mandich) 


10a f^nn?ff Speed OT Nebraska 

10b BenLorJJ ^ sSSJh Sfc? 

3 la Past consideratbns)° 3 

SKPlrt 06 Mankato St 

lib TOmfTnF^SSS 70 forChas ’ ^melius) 

2 P 354 considerations 

12 Chuck Stone G N. Carolina a 



1983 DOLPHIN 
STATISTICS 



PRE-SEASON ( 2 - 2 ) 

DATE 

OPPONENT 

SCORE 

PAID 

ATTENDANCE 

Aug. 6 

Aug. 13 

Aug. 19 

Aug. 26 

at Dallas 

NEW ORLEANS 
at Washington 
at N.Y. Giants 

17-20 L 
17-19 L 
38-7 W 
24-3 W 

46,826 

38.735 

54,750 

58,732 


REGULAR SEASON (12-4) 


PAID 


DATE 

OPPONENT 

SCORE 

ATTENDANCE 

Sept 4 

at Buffalo 

12-0 W 

78,715 

Sept 11 

NEW ENGLAND 

34-24 W 

59,343 

Sept 19 

at LA Raiders 

14-27 L 

57,796 

Sept 25 

KANSAS CITY 

14-6 W 

50,785 

Oct 2 

at New Orleans 

7-17 L 

66,489 

Oct 9 

BUFFALO 

35-38 L (OT) 

59,948 

Oct 16 

at New York Jets 

32-14 W 

58,615 

Oct 23 

at Baltimore 

21-7 W 

32,343 

Oct 30 

LA. RAMS 

30-14 W 

72,175 

Nov. 6 

at San Francisco 

20-17 W 

57,832 

Nov. 13 

at New England 

6-17 L 

60,771 

Nov. 20 

BALTIMORE 

37-0 W 

54,482 

Nov. 28 

CINCINNATI 

38-14 W 

74,506 

Dec. 4 

at Houston 

24-17 W 

39,434 

Dec. 10 

ATLANTA 

31-24 W 

56,725 

Dec. 16 

N.Y. JETS 

34-14 W 

59,975 

TEAM STATISTICS 





DOLPHINS 

OPPONENTS 

TOTAL FIRST DOWNS . 



314 

288 

By Rushing. 



132 

122 

By Passing. 



151 

147 

By Penalty. 



31 

19 

Third Down: Made/Att.., 



79/211 

78/204 

Third Down Efficiency .., 



37% 

38% 

Fourth Down: Made/Att , 



9/14 

5/10 

Fourth Down Efficiency , 



64% 

50% 

TOTAL NET YARDS ...... 



5195 

5139 

Average Per Game. 



324.7 

321.2 

Total Plays. 



1033 

992 

Average Per Play----- 



5.0 

5.2 

NET YARDS RUSHING .... 



2150 

2037 

Average Per Game. 



134.4 

127.3 

Total Rushes. 



568 

460 

NEW YARDS PASSING.... 



3045 

3002 

Average Per Game...... 



190.3 

187.6 

Tackled/Yards Lost ..... 



23/190 

49/363 

Gross Yards Passing 



3235 

3365 

Attempts/Completions .. 



442/254 

480/277 

Pet. of Completions. 



57.5 

57.7 

Had Intercepted ........ 



11 

26 

PUNTS/AVERAGE. 



75/42.5 

90/40.8 

NET PUNTING AVERAGE . 



3625 

34.1 

PENALTIES/YARDS ...... 



64/567 

95/836 

FUMBLES/ BALL LOST.. . 



^ 30/16 

39/18 

TOUCHDOWNS. 



48 

32 

By Rushing. 



16 

11 

By Passing. 



28 

19 

By Returns. 



4 

2 

SCORE BY QUARTERS: 

DOLPHINS 

56 

135 91 

107 0 

389 

OPPONENTS 

62 

68 44 

124 

73 3 

250 


RUSHING 



ATT. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LG 

TD 

Franklin... 

224 

746 

3.3 

18 

8 

Nathan. 

151 

685 

4.5 

40 

3 

Overstreet'. 

85 

392 

4.6 

44 

1 

Bennett. 

49 

197 

4.0 

25 

2 

Woodley.:... 

19 

78 

4.1 

15 

0 

Marino. 

28 

45 

1.6 

15 

2 

Hill. 

2 

12 

6.0 

10 

0 

Clayton. 

2 

9 

4.5 

9 

0 

Hardy. 

1 

2 

2.0 

2 

0 

Harris. 

1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

Strock. 

6 

-16 

*27 

*2 

0 

TOTALS. 

568 

2150 

3.8 

44 

16 

Opponents. 

460 

2037 

4.4 

55 

11 


PASSING 


PCT. 

ATT. COMP. YDS. PCT. TP I NT. INT, LG TACKLED 


Marino. 296 173 2210 38.4 20 6 2 0 85 10/80 

Woodley. 89 43 528 48.3 3 4 4.5 64 10/80 

Strock. 52 34 403 65.4 4 1 1.9 47 3/30 

Nathan. 4 3 46 75 0 0 0 22 0/0 

Clayton.. 1 1 48 100 1 0 0 48 0/0 

TOTALS. 442 254 3235 57.5 28 11 2.5 85 23/190 

Opp.. 480 277 3365 57.7 19 26 5.4 80 49/363 


RECEIVING 



NO.. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LG 

TD 

Nathan. 


52 

461 

8.9 

25 

1 

Duper. 


51 

1003 

19.7 

85 

10 

Moore.. 


39 

558 

14.3 

66 

6 

Rose. 

j., , 

29 

345 

11.9 

37 

3 

Johnson.. 


24 

189 

7.9 

33 

4 

Hardy. 


22 

202 

9.2 

25 

0 

Harris. 


15 

260 

17.3 

64 

1 

Overstreet. 


8 

55 

6.9 

20 

2 

Clayton. 


6 

114 

19.0 

39 

1 

Bennett. 


6 

35 

5.8 

9 

0 

Vigorito. 


1 

7 

7.0 

7 

0 

Woodley. 


1 

6 

6.0 

6 

0 

TOTALS. 


254 

3235 

12.7 

85 

28 

Opponents ... 


277 

3365 

12.1 

80 

19 


INTERCEPTIONS 


NO. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LG 

TD 

Judson.. 

........... 6 

60 

10.0 

29 

0 

Small. 

. 5 

60 

1Z0 

28 

0 

L Blackwood. 

. 4 

77 

19.3 

45 

0 

G. Blackwood. 

. 3 

0 

0 

0 

0 

Kozlowski .. 

.. 2 

73 

36.5 

38 

2 

Bokamper.. 

2 

43 

21.5 

24 

1 

Lankford. 

. 1 

10 

10.0 

10 

0 

Walker. 

.. 1 

7 

7.0 

7 

0 

Brown. 

. 1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

Rhone .. 

. 1 

15 

15.0 

15 

0 

TOTALS. 

26 

345 

13.3 

45 

3 

Opponents. 

11 

205 

18.6 

45 

1 


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NO. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LG 

TD 

Walker. 

Kozlowski. 

. A 

962 

26.7 

78 

0 

Heflin. 


50 

12.5 

23 

0 

Clayton. 


27 

27.0 

27 

0 

Nathan. 

. 3 

25 

25.0 

25 

0 

Bennett. 


15 

0 

5.0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

0 

TOTAL. 

Opponents .... 


1085 

1024 

23.1 

19.0 

78 

40 

0 

0 


’83 GAME-BY-GAME OFFENSE 


PUNT RETURNS 


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NO. 

FC 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LG 

TD 

Clayton. 

Walker . 

. 41 

Q 

11 

392 

9.6 

60 

1 

Kozlowski. 

. O 

U 

86 

10.8 

23 

0 

Vigorito. 


1 u 

12 

6.0 

11 

0 

Heflin . 

J 

u 

A 

62 

62.0 

62 

0 

Sowell. 

1 

u 

19 

19.0 

19 

0 

G. Blackwood. 


0 

2 

0 

10 

0.0 

iO.O 

0 

10 

0 

0 

TOTAL.. 

Opponents. 


23 

13 

581 

229 

10.6 

7.2 

62 

24 

1 

0 


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PUNTING 


TOTAL. 75 

Opponents. .... 90 


_ HELD GOALS 

-—- 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ TOTAL 

von Schamann 2/2 6/6 ^8 3/6 57i T^T 

TOTALS. 2/2 6/6 iTi-i? 6 " 2/5 -liTiT 

°PP° nents . 4/5 3/5 2/5 9/15 7 

von Schamann Sequence: 

(33, 23, 36, 50), (28, 32), (37), (0 att.), (45), (52,43), (37,35) 
(0 att), (50, 32), (35, 23), (52, 29, 53), (42), (47), (19), (18, 
44), (39, 49, 20). 


von Schamann. 

Duper... 

Franklin . g 

Moore. 

Johnson . 

Nathan. 3 

Rose. 

Overstreet. 1 

Bennett. 2 

Clayton. 

Marino. 2 

Kozlowski .... *. 

Harris . 

Bokamper .. . 

TOTALS.... 16 

Opponents ... 11 

‘Includes safety by Mike Charles 


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’83 RUSHING STATISTICS 


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’83 GAME SUMMARIES 


GAME *1 

MIAMI 12, BUFFALO 0 


ORCHARD PARK, SEPT. 4 — The Miami Dolphins, led by a defense that pro* 
duced six quarterback sacks and two interceptions, shutout the Buffalo Bills 12-0 
before 78,715 fans at Rich Stadium. The victory continued the Dolphins’ dominance 
over Buffalo with Miami owning a 28-6-1 mark against the Bills. The game matched 
the NFL's top two defenses from 1982, and only 435 yards of total offense were 
mustered by the Dolphins and Bills. A Glenn Blackwood interception led to Owe von 
Schamann’s first of four field goals on the day, a 33-yarder very early in the second 
quarter. Von Schama nn followed with field goals of 23,36, and 50 yards to account for 
all of the game’s scoring. His counterpart, Fred Steinfortwas not as fortunate, missing 
on attempts of 33 and 49 yards, and having a 34-yard try blocked by Miami linebacker 
Eamie Rhone. Offensively, it was not a productive Dolphin day as Miami managed 
only 177 net yards, including just 26 net yards passing (an all-time low for a Don 
Shula-coached Dolphin team). Miami lost two key players with season-ending knee 
injuries as WR Jimmy Cefalo and WR/PR Tommy Vigorito went down in the first half. 


Miami 0 6 3 3 - 12 

Buffalo 0 0 0 0 - 0 

Miami—FG von Schamann 33 yards 
Miami—FG von Schamann 23 yards 
Miami—FG von Schamann 36 yards 
Miami—FG von Schamann 50 yards 

A-78,715 actual, 80,020 paid 



Miami 

Buffalo 

First Downs 

13 

14 

Rushes - Yards 

36-151 

21-86 

Passing Yards 

26 

172 

Total Yards 

177 

258 

Had QB Sacked 

320 

6-61 

Passes 

23-9-0 

36-21-2 

Punts 

7-43.0 

8-37.1 

Fumbles/Lost 

1-1 

1-0 

Penalties/Yards 

1-5 

8-55 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - Miami: Franklin 18-75. Nathan 11-44, Overstreet 4-15 
Buffalo: Cribbs 16-76, Leaks 5-10 

PASSING — Miami: Woodley 22-8-0, 40 yards, no TD; Nathan 1-1-0, 6 yards, no TD 
Buffalo: Ferguson 36-21-2, 233 yards, 2 TDs 
RECEIVING — Miami: Nathan 6-29, Vigorito 1-7, Woodley 1-6, Bennett 1-4 
Buffalo: Butler 7-99, Cribbs 7-60 


GAME *2 

MIAMI 34, NEW ENGLAND 24 


MIAMI, SEPT. 11 — The Miami Dolphins, displaying a virtual balanced attack, 
defeated the New England Patriots 34-24 before 59,343 fans in the Orange Bowl. The 
victory marked the 16th consecutive time that the Dolphins have bested the Patriots in 
Miami. The Dolphins racked up 396 yards offensively with 201 yards coming on the 
ground and 195 through the air. After the Pats took an early lead on John Smith’s 22- 
yard field goal, the Dolphins ended the first quarter on Andra Franklin’s six-yard 
touchdown in a drive highlighted by a pair of David Woodley to Nat Moore 
completions. Miami tight end Joe Rose’s 32-yard reception set up Uwe von 
Schamann’s 28-yard field goal. Later in the second quarter, starting tight end Dan 
Johnson’s first NFL reception (33 yards) led to a one-yard Woodley to Johnson TD to 
give Miami a 17-3 halftime advantage. Miami increased its lead in the third quarter as 
first-year Dolphin linebacker Mark Brown recovered Ricky Smith’s fumbled punt to 
pave the way for a 23-yard von Schamann field goal. The South Floridians then 
notched their longest play of the young season, a 64-yard Woodley to Dune) Harris 
touchdown hook-up. The Patriots managed three fourth quarter TD’s, including 
scoring passes from Steve Grogan to Lin Dawson (12 yards) and Clarence Weathers 
(36 yards), plus a five-yard Mosi Tatupu run. The Dolphins’ final score came on 
Franklin’s second six-pointer of the day following Gerald Small’s interception and 
28-yard return. 


New Eng. 3 0 0 21 - 24 

Miami 7 10 10 7 - 34 

New England—FG Smith 22 yards 
Miami—Franklin 6 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Miami—FG von Schamann 28 yards 
Miami—Johnson 1 yard pass from Woodley 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami—FG von Schamann 23 yards 
Miami —Harris 64 yard pass from Woodley 
(von Schamann kick) 

New England—Dawson 12 yard pass from 
Grogan (Smith kick) 

New England —C. Weathers 36 yard pass 
from Grogan (Smith kick) 


Miami—Franklin 7 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

New England—Tatupu 5 yard run (Smith 
kick) 


A-59,343 actual. 62,309 paid 



New Eng. 

Miami 

First Downs 

19 

21 

Rushes - Yards 

27-127 

45-201 

Passing Yards 

187 

195 

Total Yards 

314 

396 

Had QB Sacked 

5-22 

323 

Passes 

21-14-1 

20-11-0 

Punts 

4-50.8 

343.3 

Fumbles/Lost 

2-1 

14 

Penalties/Yards 

4-29 

547 


* INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - New England: Collins 12-76, van Eeghen 9-25 
| Miami: Franklin 15-74, Nathan 15-72, Bennett 5-36, Overstreet 8-22 

PASSING — New England: Grogan 16-10-1, 151 yards, 2 TDs; Eason 4-4-0, 58 yards, no TD 
j Miami: Woodley 20-11 -0, 218 yards, 2 TDs 

RECEIVING — New England: C. Weathers 4-92, Jones 2-29, Dawson 2-19, van Eeghen 246 

* Miami: Hams 4409, Moore 342, Johnson 2-34, Rose 1-32 

i 


GAME *3 

L~A. RAIDERS 27, MIAMI 14 


■ LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 19 — The Miami Dolphins fell from the ranks of the 

unbeaten, losing a 27-14 decision to the Los Angeles Raiders before 57,796 fans at 
the Coliseum. The defeat was Miami’s ninth road loss to the Raiders without a win, and 

! dropped their ‘‘lifetime" record versus the Silver and Black to 3-131. Despite 
outgaining the Raiders 308-271, the Dolphins never could get untracked against the 
• stingy Los Angeles defense. The Raiders scored a touchdown in each quarter, 
beginning with Frank Hawkins’ two-yard run set up by a 20-yard completion from Jim 
Plunkett to Malcolm Barnwell, plus a pass interference call on Miami's Glenn 
j Blackwood. Late in the second quarter, Dolphin piacekicker Uwe von Schamann's 
• streak of 11 consecutive regular season field goals came to an end when he was wide 
| right on a 37-yarder. Taking over on their own 20, Plunkett drove LA. 80 yards in 1:35, 
; featuring three passes to tight end Todd Christensen (the last one 14 yards for a TD), 

r The only scoring in the third quarter came when LA.’s Rod Martin forced a David 

Woodley fumble that was recovered by Raider rookie Greg Townsend and returned 66 
* yards for a touchdown. Greg Pruitt’s five-yard TD closed out Los Angeles’ scoring. 

I Down 27-0, Dolphin Head Coach Don Shula inserted rookie Dan Marino as 

l quarterback for his first regular season action. Five Marino completions, plus a 
roughing the passer penalty, keyed Miami’s first TD drive, culminating in a six-yard 
toss to tight end Joe Rose. Following a Dolphin recovery of an onsides kick, Marino 
led Miami to his second six-pointer in as many series as a pro. Completing six of eight 
on this drive, Marino hit Mark Duper for a two-yard touchdown, the latter’s first NFL 
TD. 


I Miami 0 0 0 14 — 14 

LA Raiders 7 6 7 7 — 27 

L.A. Raiders—Hawkins 2 yard run (Bahr 
I kick) 

! LA. Raiders—Christensen 14 yard pass 
from Plunkett (kick failed) 

L.A. Raiders—Townsend 66 yard fumble 
return (Bahr kick) 

L.A. Raiders—Pruitt 5 yard run (Bahr kick) 
Miami—Rose 6 yard pass from Marino (von 
Schamann kick) 

Miami—Duper 2 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 



Miami 

LA Raiders 

First Downs 

19 

21 

Rushes - Yards 

29-101 

38-152 

Passing Yards 

207 

119 

Total Yards 

308 

271 

Had QB Sacked 

327 

6-43 

Passes 

35214 

154 1-0 

Punts 

545,8 

4-47,3 

Fumbles/Lost 

24 

2-1 

Penalties/Yards 

541 

551 


| A—57,796 actual, 60,696 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

} RUSHING - Miami: Franklin 11-34, Overstreet 8-27, Woodley 5-22, Nathan 310 
j LA. Raiders: Allen 22-105, King 7-27, Hawkins 5-12 

f PASSING - Miami: Woodley 18-10-1, 144 yards, no TD; Marino 17-11*0, 90 yards, 2 TDs 
j LA Raiders: Plunkett 1311-0, 162 yards, 1 TD 

RECEIVING - Miami: Rose 55Z Moore 353, Nathan 327, Duper 322, Harris 2-26. 

LA Raiders: Christensen 6-95, Barnwell 2-35, Branch 146, 


GAME # 4 

MIAMI 14, KANSAS CITY 6 


MIAMI, SEPT. 25 — The Miami Dolphins, despite seven turnovers, held on to 
defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 14*6 before 50,785 fans in the Orange Bowl. The story 
of the contest was turnovers as the Chiefs committed five give-aways for a game total 
of 12. Miami’s five fumbles lost established a new team record and the final 2:41 of the 
first half “featured" four turnovers. Scoring-wise, Kansas City took a 6-0 second 
quarter lead on Nick Lowery field goals of 45 and 46 yards. Miami rookie linebacker 
Mark Brown’s first career interception and a pair of David Woodley runs for a total of 
23 yards set up Andra Franklin’s one-yard touchdown. The bizarre finish to the first 
haif included a Bill Kenney fumble, a Woodley interception (by Durwood 
Roquemore), and William Judson’s initial NFL interception with a 29-yard return to 
end the second quarter. The game’s final score came in the third quarter when the 
Dolphins mounted the only sustained drive of the contest. Miami marched 85 yards in 
14 plays with the touchdown coming on a one-yard pass from Woodley to fight end 
Dan Johnson. A 15-yard Woodley to Duriel Harris hook-up followed immediately by 
Tony Nathan’s 18-yard halfback toss to Bruce Hardy paved the way for the score. 
Neither team seriously threatened in the final quarter, and a Glenn Blackwood 
interception (Miami’s fourth of the game) with 15 seconds remaining sealed the 
Dolphin win. 


132 


133 







1 


Kans. Qty 3 3 0 0 - 6 

Miami _ 0 7 7 0 - 14 

Kansas Qty— FG Lowery 45 yards 
Kansas City— FG Lowery 46 yards 
Miami— Franklin 1 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Miami— Johnson 1 yard pass from Woodley 
(von Schamann kick) 

A— 50,785 actual, 55,125 paid 



K-Clty 

Miami 

First Downs 

8 

20 

Rushes ■ Yards 

2563 

47-179 

Passing Yards 

92 

100 

Total Yards 

155 

279 

Had QB Sacked 

313 

1-10 

Passes 

22-10-4 

1811-2 

Punts 

839.8 

330.6 

Fumbles/Lost 

l-l 

55 

Penalties/Yards 

7-45 

2-15 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Kansas City: Thomas 14-46, B. Jackson 10-17 

Miami: Nathan 16-63, Woodley 11-50, Bennett 11-41. Franklin 9-25 
PASSING - Kansas City: Kenney 22-10-4, 105 yards, no TD 

Miami: Woodley 17-10-2, 92 yards, 1 TD; Nathan 1-1-0, 18 yards, no TD 
RECEIVING — Kansas Gty: Hancock 2-38, Scott 2-16, B. Jackson 2-16, Carson 1-20 
Miami: Nathan 4-44, Harris 2-25, Johnson 2-12. Hardy 1-18 


GAME # 5 

_ NEW ORLEANS 17, MIAMI 7 _. 

NEW ORLEANS, OCT. 2 — The Miami Dolphins lost their first-ever game to 
the New Orleans Saints, dropping a 17-7 decision before a sold-out Superdome 
crowd of 66,489. The Saints’ defense held Miami to just 244 total yards, and held the 
Dolphins without a point until midway in the fourth quarter. After a scoreless first 
period, the Saints opened the second quarter with an 81-yard drive, culminating in a 
16-yard touchdown pass from Kenny Stabler to rookie receiver Tyrone Young. After a 
4 for 12 t 34-yard performance, Dolphin quarterback David Woodley was replaced late 
in the second quarter by first-year QB Dan Marino. With Saints’ running back Wayne 
Wilson having a big day (34 carries for 160 yards), Stabler passed only eight times in 
the second half. A roughing the punter cal! on Miami’s Jim Jensen plus a 27-yard 
Stabler to Kenny Duckett completion set up Morten Andersen’s 32-yard field goal. On 
the ensuing series, Marino was hit by New Orleans’ defensive end Frank Warren while 
attempting to throw, and the pass was picked off by fellow DE Reggie Lewis and 
returned 27 yards for a touchdown. Miami’s only score came on a 10-play, 88-yard 
drive highlighted by three completions from Marino to tight end Joe Rose, and ending 
in a ten-yard touchdown toss to Mark Duper. 


also scored on their next series, the fifth TD by both teams ih as many possessions, as 
Nat Moore cradled a six-yard Marino throw. Dolphin defensive back Fulton Walker 
broke the scoring streak with an interception that set up Clayton’s first NFL TD catch, 
a 14-yard score to put Miami ahead 35-28 with 3:06 remaining in regulation play. 
Buffalo QB Ferguson then launched an 80-yard drive ending in a fourth and one pass 
to Cribbs to tie the contest with just 23 seconds left and ultimately send the game into 
overtime. In OT, Miami won the coin toss and had opportunities to win on their first 
two possessions, but placekicker (Jwe von Schamann missed on field goal attempts 
of 52 and 43 yards. A 35-yard Ferguson to Mike Moseley completion then set up Joe 
Danelo’s winning 36-yard field goal just 1:18 away from a tie game. 


Buffalo 7 7 7 14 3 38 

Miami Q 7 14 14 0 35 

Buffalo— FrankBn 9 yard pass from 
Ferguson (Danelo kick) 

Buffalo— FrankBn 30 yard pass from 
Ferguson (Danelo kick) 

Miami— Bennett 1 yard run (von 
Schamann kick) 

Miami— Duper 63 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Buffalo— Moore 11 yard pass from 
Ferguson (Danelo kick) 

Miami—Duper 48 yard pass from Clayton 
(von Schamann kick) 

Buffalo— Gibbs 4 yard pass from Ferguson 
(Danelo kick) 

A-59,948 actual, 6Z716 paid 


Miami—Moore 2 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami— Clayton 14 yard pass from Manno 
(von Schamann kick) 

Buffalo— Cribbs 1 yard pass from Ferguson 
(Danelo kick) 

Buffalo— FG Danelo 26 yards 



Buffalo 

Miami 

First Downs 

28 

31 

Rushes • Yards 

2376 

43153 

Passing Yards 

407 

335 

Total Yards 

483 

488 

Had QB Sacked 

M2 

335 

Passes 

55381 

3020-2 

Punts 

538.6 

4423 

Fumbles/Lost 

2-1 

30 

Penalties/Yards 

15104 

4-52 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - Buffalo: Cribbs 1149, Leaks 821. Moore 4-6 

Miami: Franklin 17-65, Bennett 640, Nathan 828, Overstreet 824 
PASSING — Buffalo: Ferguson 55381, 419 yards, 5 TDs 

Miami: Marino 29-19-2, 322 yards, 3 TDs; Gayton I-1-0, 48 yards, 1 TD 
RECEIVING - Buffalo: Cribbs 9-93, Butler 9-89, Lewis 561. Moore 4-25, Franklin 359 
Miami: Duper 7-202, Nathan 557, Moore 335, Gayton 2-53 


GAME # 7 

MIAMI 32, NEW YORK JETS 14 


Miami 0 0 0 7 — 7 

N. Orleans 0 7 10 0 — 17 

New Orleans— Young 16 yard pass from 
Stabler (Andersen kick) 

New Orleans— FG Andersen 32 yards 
New Orleans— R. Lewis 27 yard interception 
return (Andersen kick) 

Miami— Duper 10 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 



Miami 

N. Orleans 

First Downs 

19 

21 

Rushes - Yards 

22-66 

45199 

Passing Yards 

178 

124 

Total Yards 

244 

323 

Had QB Sacked 

1-6 

00 

Passes 

34-182 

1812-0 

Punts 

4-49 

4-343 

Fumbles/Lost 

2-0 

1-1 

Penalties/Yards 

535 

7-54 


A— 66,489 actual, 71,081 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Miami: Nathan 528, Bennett 7-24, Overstreet 814 
New Orleans: Wilson 34-160, Rogers 7-30 

PASSING - Miami: Marino 22-12-1, 150 yards, 1 TD; Woodley 12-4-1, 34 yards, no TD 
New Orleans: Stabler 1812-0, 124 yards 1 TD 
RECEIVING — Miami: Nathan 550, Hardy 3-49, Duper 334, Rose 328 
New Orleans: Brenner 344, Duckett 2*33 Scott 2-12 


GAME # 6 

_ BUFFALO 38, MIAMI 35 (OT) _ 1 

MIAMI, OCT. 9 — The Miami Dolphins lost to the Buffalo Bills in the Orange j 

Bowl for the first time since 1966, dropping a 38*35 overtime verdict before 59,948 \ 

fans. It was a quarterback showcase as Buffalo’s Joe Ferguson was 38 of 55 for 419 ■ 

yards and five touchdowns while Dolphin rookie Dan Marino (in his first start) 
completed 19 of 29 for 322 yards and three TD’s. Things started off poorly for Miami 
as the Bills opened up a 14-0 second quarter lead on a pair of Ferguson to Byron 
Franklin touchdown tosses of nine and 30 yards. Dolphin running back Woody 
Bennett’s 25yard jaunt set up his one-yard plunge for the touchdown to close Miami’s 
deficit to seven at halftime. In the Dolphins’ second possession of the third quarter, 
Marino hit wide receiver Mark Duper (202 yards receiving), also making his first start, 
for a 63-yard touchdown to tie it at 14-14. The Bills came right back to go ahead on an 
11-yard reception by Booker Moore before the Dolphins again knotted the contest on 
the “play of the game.” A double reverse option from Marino to Tony Nathan to wide- 
out Mark Clayton produced a 48yard Clayton to Duper touchdown pass for a 21-21 
score. Again, the Bills immediately came back, opening the fourth quarter with a 63- 
yard drive culminating in a four-yard Ferguson to Joe Cribbs hook-up. The Dolphins 

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NEW YORK, OCT. 16 — The Miami Dolphins, aided by a club record-tying six 
interceptions (three by Wiliam Judson), defeated the New York Jets 32-14 before 
58,615 fans at Shea Stadium. The win marked Miami’s fourth consecutive victory 
over the Jets. Just 2:56 into the first quarter, Miami got on the scoreboard as rookie 
quarterback Dan Marino hooked up with Nat Moore for a 66-yard touchdown pass. 
However, the Jets came right back on their next series, culminating an 83-yard drive 
with a two-yard Richard Todd to Mike Augustyniak TD toss. Following tiwe von 
Schamann’s missed 37-yard field goal attempt, a Richard Todd pass was batted in the 
air by Doug Betters and intercepted by Dolphin defensive end Kim Bokamper. “Bo’s” 
24-yard return for a touchdown coupled with Jet Ben Randolph’s block of von 
Schamann’s PAT gave Miami a 13-7 lead. The last 2:45 of the second quarter featured 
five different possessions including a Marino-led five-play, 67-yard drive in 45 seconds 
ending in a 24-yard scoring strike to tight end Joe Rose. The Dolphins continued their 
domination into the third quarter as von Schamann’s 35 yard field goal extended the 
lead to 23-7. A Gerald Small interception gave Miami the ball on New York’s 27, and 
five plays later Marino hit tight end Dan Johnson with a five-yard TD throw. On the first 
play of the fourth quarter. Jet substitute quarterback Pat Ryan connected with Mickey 
Shuler on a nine-yard scoring play before Mi ami closed out the scoring with a safety 
when Ryan fumbled in the end zone and was downed by Dolphin first-year defensive 
lineman Mike Charles. 


Miami 7 13 10 2 - 32 

N.Y, Jets 7 0 0 7 - 14 

Miami— Moore 66 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

N.Y. Jets— Augustyniak 2 yard pass from 
Todd (Leahy kick) 

Miami— Bokamper 24 yard interception 
return (kick blocked) 

Miami— Rose 24 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami— FG von Schamann 35 yards 
Miami— Johnson 5 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

N.Y. Jets—Shuler 9 yard pass from Ryan 
(Leahy kick) 

Miami— Safety, Ryan downed in end zone by 
Charles 

A- 58,615 actual, 60370 paid 


First Downs 
Rushes * Yards 
Passing Yards 
Total Yards 
Had QB Sacked 
Passes 
Punts 

Fumbles/Lost 
Penalties/Yards 


Miami N.Y. Jets 

12 

23 

29-51 

25121 

215 

221 

266 

342 

310 

4-25 

30170 

4824-6 

7-36.7 

833,2 

M 

1-0 

2-19 

542 


135 



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Miami: Overstreet 5-28. Franklin 13-9 
MY. Jets: Crutchfield 9-43, Todd 3-25. Harper 4-20 
PASSING — Miami: Marino 30-17-0, 225 yards, 3 TDs 

MY Jets: Todd 26-9-5, 114 yards. 1 TD; Ryan 22-15-1, 132 yards. 1 TD 
RECEIVING — Miami: Rose 4-37, Hanis 346, Nathan 346, Moore 2-73 
MY. Jets: Harper 8-83, Barkum 4-54. Dierking 4-42, Jones 2-18 


GAME *8 

__ MIAMI 21, BALTIMORE 7 _ 

BALTIMORE, OCT. 23 — The Miami Dolphins, despite continuous rains that 
produced sloppy field conditions, churned out a 21-7 win over the Baltimore Colts 
before 32,343 fans at Memorial Stadium. The Dolphins broke on top with 120 left in 
the first quarter when Miami quarterback Dan Marino hit a wide-open Nat Moore with 
an eight-yard touchdown pass. The score had been set up when Miami defensive end 
Doug Betters stripped the ball from Colt running back Curtis Dickey, and Bob 
Baumhower recovered on the Baltimore 18-yard line. On their first possession of the 
second quarter, the Dolphins struck quickly, moving 72 yards in only five plays. The 
key play of the drive was a 64-yard Marino to Mark Duper pass with the touchdown 
coming on fullback Andra Franklin’s one-yard plunge. The first interception of 
defensive back Paul Lankford’s career gave Miami the ball at their own 47, and sue 
plays later the Dolphins owned a 21-0 second quarter lead when Duper caught a 28- 
yard TD toss from Marino. Baltimore averted the shutout late in the fourth quarter 
when a David Overstreet fumble helped set up an eventual 20-yard touchdown pass 
from Mike Pagel to Ray Butler. The victory was Miami s 11 th in their last 12 meetings 
with the Colts. 


LA Rams 7 7 0 0 - 14 

Atonf 7 7 10 6 - 30 

Miami—Marino 2 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

LA. Rams—Guman 2 yard pass from 
Ferragamo (Nelson kick) 

Miami— Duper 46 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

LA. Rams—Dickerson 2 yard run (Nelson 
kick) 

MfamI—FG von Schamann 32 yards 

Miami—Nathan 18 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Miami—Overstreet 3 yard pass from Marino 
(kick Mocked) 



LA Rams 

Miami 

First Downs 

19 

20 

Rushes • Yards 

2M05 

32-173 

Passing Yards 

204 

279 

Total Yards 

309 

452 

Had QB Sacked 

1-9 

00 

Passes 

3823-3 

39-251 

Punts 

539.8 

549,6 

Fumbies/Lost 

M 

1*0 

Penalties/Yards 

4-25 

8124 


A—72,175 actual, 74,856 paid 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - LA Rams: Dickerson 14-101, Redden 5-13 
Miami: Nathan 11-66, Franklin 15-53, Overstreet 2-47 
PASSING — LA Rams: Fenagamo 38-233, 213 yards, 1 TD 
Miami: Marino 38-25-1, 279 yards, 2 TDs 
RECEIVING — LA Rams: Guman 861, Dickerson 8-60, Farmer 348, Hill 336 
Miami: Duper 7-134, Moore 663, Nathan 4-29, Hardy 323 


GAME *10 

MIAMI 20, SAN FRANCISCO 17 


Miami 7 14 0 0 - 21 

Baltimore 0 0 0 7 — 7 

Miami— Moore 8 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami— Franklin 1 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Miami— Duper 28 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Baltimore—Butler 20 yard piss from Page! 
(Allegre kick) 

A—32343 actual, 45,768 paid 


v- 

Miami 

Balt* 

First Downs 

14 

17 

Rushes - Yards 

43-115 

27-138 

Passing Yards 

157 

173 

Total Yards 

272 

311 

Had QB Sacked 

OO 

3-17 

Passes 

1811-0 

31-152 

Punts 

839.8 

7-44.6 

Fumbles/Lost 

3-1 

7-2 

Penalties/Yards 

2-10 

645 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Miami; Franklin 21-55, Nathan 11-54 
Baltimore: Dickey 14-62. Page! 339. McMillan 10-27 
PASSING — Miami: Marino 1811-0, 157 yards, 2 TDs 
Baltimore: Pagel 31-15-2, 190 yards, 1 TD 
RECEIVING — Miami: Moore 327, Duper 2-92 

Baltimore: McMillan 5-51, Shewn 353, Butler 2*31 


SAN FRANCISCO, NOV. 6 — The Miami Dolphins, twice coming back from 
first-half deficits, defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 before 57,832 fans at 
Candlestick Park. The win was Miami’s fourth without a loss in their brief history with 
San Francisco. The 49ers broke on top on a 39-yard scoring toss from Joe Montana 
to Dwight Clark, aided by an earlier 24-yard completion to tight end Russ Francis. Late 
in the first quarter, Miami tied it on a 24-yard TD pass from rookie quarterback Dan 
Marino to ten-year veteran Nat Moore. Following an Andra Franklin fumble at the49er 
nine, San Francisco put together a ten-play, 91-yard drive highlighted by a 45-yard 
pass play from Montana to Mike Wilson, and ending with Roger Craig’s ten-yard 
scoring run. Late in the half, Fulton Walker’s 32-yard kickoff return gave Mami 
possession at their own 37. Two Marino to Joe Rose completions for a total of 43 yards 
set up a 19-yard touchdown strike to Moore. The Dolphins broke the 14-14 tie on their 
first possession of the second half. Marino’s 29-yard pass to Moore paved the way for 
(Jwevon Schamann’s 35-yard field goal. However, San Francisco again tied it on a 36- 
yard Ray Wersching field goal following a 33-yard sprint by Wendell Tyler. The winning 
points came on Miami’s next series, courtesy of a 23-yard von Schamann boot The 
Dolphins had gotten in position for the three-pointer when Ronnie Lott’s pass 
interference on Mark Duper accounted for 46 Miami yards. Late in the game, the 
49ers travelled to the Dolphin 21 before Bob Brudzinski stripped Craig of the ball with 
Doug Betters recovering for the South Floridians. San Francisco got one more 
chance with 80 seconds remaining, but Bob Baumhower’s sack of Montana caused 
another fumble with Betters again recovering. 


GAME *9 

MIAMI 30, LA. RAMS 14 


MIAMI OCT. 30 — The Miami Dolphins, led by 452 yards of total offense, 
defeated the Los Angeles Rams 30-14 before 72,175 fans in the Orange Bow). The 
Dolphins scored on the game’s first possession as rookie quarterback Dan Manno 
connected on all five passing attempts in the 80-yard drive, then scored the TD 
himself on a two-yard run. The Rams tied it up late in the opening quarter on a two-yard 
pass from Vince Ferragamo to running back Mike Guman after a 40-yard scamper by 
first-year pro Eric Dickerson. Miami again went ahead midway through the second 
stanza on a 46-yard Marino to Mark Duper touchdown toss. A 31 -yard run by 
Dickerson set up his two-yard score to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive that knotted the 
score at 14-14 at halftime. Miami jumped in front to stay on its initial second hair 
possession as a 28-yard Marino to Duper completion set up Owe von Schamann s 32- 
yard field goal. The Dolphins extended their third quarter lead to 24-14 on Tony 
Nathan’s 18-yard TD on a 60-yard drive highlighted by Marino throws to Duper (14 
yards) and Nat Moore (20 yards). The Dolphins scored their final TD on a three-yard 
reception by David Overstreet following his 44-yard run. Von Schamann s attempt for 
the extra point was blocked by Ram defensive end Gary Jeter. Los Angeles final three 
possessions of the game resulted in interceptions as Gerald Small, Glenn Blackwood, 
and Lyle Blackwood picked off Ferragamo. 

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Miami 7 7 3 3 - 20 

San Fran. 7 7 0 3 — 17 

San Francisco—Clark 39 yard pass from 
Montana (Wersching kick) 

Miami— Moore 24 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

San Francisco—Craig 10 yard am 
(Wersching kick) 

Miami—Moore 19 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami—FG von Schamann 35 yards 
San Francisco—FG Wersching 36 yards 
Miami—FG von Schamann 23 yards 



Miami 

San Fran, 

First Downs 

18 

20 

Rushes - Yards 

36133 

34-184 

Passing Yards 

183 

210 

Total Yards 

316 

394 

Had QB Sacked 

Ml 

3-22 

Passes 

29-150 

26160 

Punts 

536.0 

537,2 

Fumbles/Lost 

2-1 

3-2 

Penalties/Yards 

3-25 

699 


A—57,832 actual, 61,047 paid 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Miami: Frankiin 19-64, Nathan 843, Bennett 2-11 
San Francisco: Tyier 12-85, Craig 1885, Montana 312 
PASSING — Miami: Marino 29-15-0, 194 yards, 2 TDs 
San Francisco: Montana 26160, 232 yards, 1 TD 
RECEIVING — Miami: Moore 6-85, Rose 4-53, Hardy 2 29 

San Francisco: Craig 5-44, Wilson 3-65, Francis 3-46, Ramson 2-9. Clark L39, 
Moore 1-34 


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GAME *11 

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New Eng. 7 7 3 _0 ~ ] 7 First Downs _ ^ J 3 _20 

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Miami—FO von Schamann 52 yards HadOR^L-lr d 297 38 ® 

Miami—FG von Schamann 29 yards Had QB Sacked H5 1-0 

Naw&ialand-CoUins 4 yard nm (Steinfort Punts ^ *>“ 

New England—FG Steinfort 20 yards Pe^“s 7 “ « 

A—60,771 actual, 61,150 paid 

INDIVIDOAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - Miami: Nathan 11-39, Franklin 10-23, Marino 2-18 
New England: Tatupu 10-95, Collins 19-82, Van Eeahen 7-?T r 
PASSING - Miami: Marino 37-14-1, 141 yards ™ TO erS Ml 

New England: Grogan 26-12-0, 162 yards, no TD 
RECEIVING - Miami: Duper 3-40, Moore 2-3£ Johnson 2-20, Rose 2-18 
New England: Morgan 3-62, Jones 2-29, Tatupu 2-13 

GAME *12 

_ MIAMI 37, BALTIMORE 0 __ 

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NMhtn d f d J^ h ^ n Frankl 'n s-eight-yard run. Two pass completions each to Tonv 
Duper set up Owe von Schamann’s 42-yard field goal on Miami's 
rSf«n! d .Z^- 6 D°l phln s. who scored on all four of their second quarter possessions 

nnTr^- ,r Stre ? k Whe - n qu | rt ® rback R an Manno hit Duper for an 85yard score! 
On the Colts ensuing series, Rohn Stark’s punt was fielded bv Mark Clav/tnn anri 
returned 60 yards for a touchdown, the first Stark boot returned fora TD in his hri^f 
pro career. With a 24-0 halftime lead, Miami 

n0 s c ° nd ashing touchdown of the year, a one-yard sneak Dreceeded 
Woody Bennett s fourth quarter one-yard score. Bennett’s TD came atthe’end ofa 17- 
p!ay, 88-yard dnve highlighted by a 25-yard Marino to Nathan shovel pass. 

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Miami _ 0 24 7 6 — 37 First Downs g 23 

Miami—Franklin 8 yard run (von Parsin'vlrdt 43 -' 69 

Schamann kick) Tnf, 70 240 

Miami—FG von Schaman 42 yards Hnr\nn<z v a 49 ^ 

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Miami — Manno 1 yard run {von Schamann ** ^ 3 5-56 5-38 

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Miami—Bennett 1 yard run {kick blocked) 

A—54,482 actual, 59,736 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Baltimore: Dickey 9-41, McMillan 11-41 

PA-JSIN™ Fran “ in ,7 ' 7 °- Overstreet 8-36, Nathan 10-30, Marino 3-11 
PASSING - Baltimore: Herrmann 19-9-2, 128 yards, no TD 
Miami: Marino 21-14-0, 240 yards, ] TD 
RECEIVING — Baltimore: McMillan 5-56, Dickey 2-40 
Miami: Duper 5-121, Nathan 5-61 


First Downs 

Balt 

Miami 

. 9... 

23 

Rushes ■ Yards 

24-89 

43-169 

Passing Yards 

70 

240 

Total Yards 

159 

409 

Had QB Sacked 

6-58 

0-0 

Passes 

19-9-2 

2U4-0 

Punts 

7-49.4 

4-46.8 

Fumbles/Lost 

2-0 

0-0 

Penalties/Yards 

5-56 

5-38 


GAME *13 

- MIAMI 38, CINCINNATI 14 _ 

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Miami _ 7 10 7 14 — 38 First Downs j 7 

~ ~ ' “ -- Rushes - Yards 21 -48 

Miami-Duper 7 yard pass from Marino Passing Yards 

- (^ Schamann kick) Total Yards 373 

Miami—Nathan 1 yard run (von Schamann Had QB Sacked 2-17 

^"1 Passes “3 a pT p 

andnnaU-Curtis 80 yard pass from Punts ^38 8 ‘ 

Mlam| nd S? >n < ^ e ! Ch kick) Fumbles/Lost 32 

Clnrtnn von Schamann 47 yards Penalties/Yards H5 

Cincinnati-Johnson 1 yard run (Breech 
kick) 

Miami-Duper 15 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami —Johnson 3 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami-Franklin 5yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

A-74,506 actual, 75,007 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - Cincinnati: Johnson 15-44, Tate 3-7 
Miami: Nathan 13*76, Franklin 15-43 
PASS!NG - Cincinnati; Anderson 36-23-2, 342 yards. 1 TD 
RECEiSr r 29-18-0 217 y ar ds, 3 TDs; „^ an 22 

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- MIAMI 24, HOtl.STDN 17 _ 

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Miami 0 7 3 14 — 24 

Houston 7 7 3 0 — 1 7 

Houston—Smith 5 yard pass from Luck 
(Kempf kick) 

Houston-Campbell 1 yard run (Kempf 
kick) 

Miami—Franklin 1 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Houston— FG Kempf 23 yards 

Miami—FG von Schamann 19 yards 

Miami—Moore 28 yard pass from Marino 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami—Nathan 5 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 


- 

Miami 

Houston 

First Downs 

23 

17 

Rushes • Yards 

32-148 

33-168 

Passing Yards 

195 

160 

Total Yards 

343 

328 

Had QB Sacked 

0-0 

1-7 

Passes 

26-17-1 

26-13-1 

Punts 

3-38.3 

6-428 

Fumbles/Lost 

3-1 

0-0 

Penalties/Yards 

4-34 

5-43 


A—39,434 actual, 50,365 paid 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Miami: Nathan 14-82, Franklin 15-66 
Houston: Campbell 28*138, Luck 1-17 
PASSING — Miami; Marino 26-17*1, 195 yards, I TD 
Houston; Luck 26-13-1, 167 yards, 1 TD 
RECEIVING - Miami: Duper 6-80, Nathan 5-36, Moore 2-36 
Houston: Smith 5-36, Campbell 3-68, Bryant 2-39 


GAME *16 

- MIAMI 34, NEW YORK JETS 14 


• . • , , lna uoipnms, led by a pair of touchdown 

interceptions by Mike Kozlowski, defeated the New York Jets 34-14 before 59 975 fans 
m the Orange Bowl. The win was the tenth in the last 11 games for the AFC East 
champions For Miami, veteran quarterback Don Strock again got the starting nod 
due to the knee injury to Dan Marino. Following the opening kickoff, Strock led the 
team on a seven-pfay, 69-yard TD drive highlighted by a 17*yard completion to Nat 
Moore with the score coming on a 29-yard touchdown toss to Mark Duper The Jets 
equalized later in the quarter on an 88-yard march that featured a 19-yard pass 
interference penalty and a 25-yard pass from Richard Todd to Johnny “Lam" Jones 
before Todd hit Freeman McNeil with a 20-yarder for the score. A pair of interference 
calls (25, 35 yards) set up the Dolphins’ go-ahead touchdown, a two-yard Strock to 
David Overstreet toss. New York knotted the score at 14 midway through the third 
quarter with Todd completions to Kenny Lewis (23 yards) and Mickey Shuler (17 
yards) paving the way for McNeil’s 4-yard halfback pass to Marion Barber. Following 
the ensuing kickoff, Miami went ahead to stay on Uwe von Schamann’s 49-yard field 
goal. A 17-yard Strock to Duper completion and Overstreet’s 18-yard ramble set up 
von Schamann’s 2(>yard three-pointer to put Miami up 20-14 early in the final quarter. 
That set the stage for heroics from fourth-year safety Kozlowski. In a span of 61 
Koz" intercepted two Todd passes and returned them both for touchdowns 
(35,38 yards). Kozlowski thus became the 13th player in NFL history to turn that trick 
in a single game. 


GAME *15 

MIAMI 31, ATLANTA 24 


MIAMI, DEC. 10 — The Miami Dolphins, ied by substitute quarterback Don 
Strock defeated the Atlanta Falcons 31-24 before 56,725 fans in the Orange Bowl. 
With rookie quarterback Dan Marino sidelined with a knee sprain, the Dolphins started 
ten-year veteran Don Strock at QB. Strock got Miami on the board late in the opening 
quarter, hitting tight end Joe Rose with a seven-yard scoring pass. The Falcons sliced 
into the lead on Mick Luckhurst’s 35-yard field goal with 1034 left in the first half. 
Miami’s Fulton Walker returned the ensuing kickoff 73 yards to set the Dolphins up at 
the Atlanta 29. Nine plays later, the drive stalled, with Cl we von Schamann kicking an 
18-yard field goal. The Dolphins again got the ball with 1:55 remaining in the half, and 
1:18 later, they were in the end zone. Strock, who completed 11 of 11 in the first two 
periods, was 5 of 5 in the 68-yard drive that ended with a 15-yard TD toss to Tony 
Nathan. Atlanta scored on their initial second half possession, marching 55 yards in 
five plays with Gerald Riggs getting the touchdown from two yards out Miami quickly 
retaliated, using a 22-yard Strock to Duriel Harris pass play and a 24-yard run by David 
Overstreet to set up Andra Franklin's one-yard TD. The Dolphins increased their lead 
to 31-10 just 2:47 later as Strock hit Mark Duper for 47 yards before Overstreet 
notched his first NFL rushing touchdown with a 13-yard run. Atlanta closed the gap 
with their second TD as Wiliam Andrews accounted for 65 of the drive’s 73 yards, 
scoring on a 24-yard jaunt. On the Dolphins’ next series, an attempted pitch-back 
resulted in a Franklin fumble that gave the Falcons possession at the Miami 36. Steve 
Bartkowski completions to Andrews (18 yards) and Junior Miller (19 yards) 
preceeded his four-year scoring throw to Floyd Hodge that closed out the scoring. 


Atlanta 0 3 7 14 — 24 

Miami _ 7 10 14 0 - 31 

Miami—Rose 7 yard pass from Strock (von 
Schamann kick) 

Atlanta—FG Luckhurst 35 yards 

Miami—FG von Schamann 18 yards 

Miami—Nathan 15 yard pass from Strock 
von Schamann kick) 

Atlanta—Riggs 2 yard run (Luckhurst kick) 

Miami—Franklin 1 yard run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Miami—Overstreet 13 yard run (von 
Schamann kick) 

Atlanta—Andrews 24 yard run (Luckhurst 
kick) 

Atlanta—Hodge 4 yard pass from 
Bartkowski (Luckhurst kick) 



Atlanta 

Miami 

First Downs 

21 

22 

Rushes - Yards 

32-186 

34-124 

Passing Yards 

179 

229 

Total Yards 

365 

353 

Had QB Sacked 

3-19 

0-0 

Passes 

27-16-0 

22-18-0 

Punts 

3-48.7 

2-46.0 

Fumbies/Lost 

4-2 

2-2 

Penalties/Yards 

3-27 

M3 


A—56,725 actual, 62,552 paid 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Atlanta: Andrews 21-161, Riggs 10-25 
Miami: Overstreet 12-83, Franklin 16-51 

PASSING - Atlanta: Bartkowski 26-15-0, 175 yards, 1 TD; Giacomarro 1-1-0, 23 yards no TD 
Miami: Strock 22-18*0, 229 yards, 2 TDs 
RECEIVING — Atlanta: Andrews 5-62, Bailey 3-21, Hodge 2-14, Matthews 1-23 
Miami: Duper 4-96, Hardy 4-26, Nathan 3-28, Harris 2-37 

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N.Y. Jets 7 0 7 0 — 14 

Miami 7 7 3 17 - 34 

Miami—Duper 29 yard pass from Strock 
(von Schamann kick) 

N.Y. Jets—McNeil 20 yard pass from Todd 
(Leahy kick) 

Miami—Overstreet 2 yard pass from Strock 
(von Schamann kick) 

N.Y. Jets—Barber 5 yard pass from McNeil 
(Ryan run) 

Miami—FG von Schamann 49 yards 

Miami—FG von Schamann 20 yards 

Miami—Kozlowski 35 yard interception 
return (von Schamann kick) 

Miami—Kozlowski 38 yard interception 
return (von Schamann kick) 



Miami N.Y. Jets 

First Downs 

14 

25 

Rushes ■ Yards 

20-71 

40-182 

Passing Yards 

197 

144 

Total Yards 

268 

326 

Had QB Sacked 

4-38 

3-30 

Passes 

37-20-2 

30-16-1 

Punts 

8-37.3 

546.0 

Fumbles/Lost 

52 

M 

Penalties/Yards 

10*117 

7-48 


A—59,975 actual, 75,057 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - N.Y. Jets: McNeil 11-45, Lewis 4-18, Dierking 2-6 
Miami: Overstreet 15-96, Nathan 9-44, Franklin 13-39 
PASSING — N.Y. Jets: Todd 36-19-2 230 yards, 1 TD; McNeil 1-1-0, 5 yards, 1 TD 
Miami—Strock 30-16-1, 174 yards, 2 TDs 
RECEIVING — N.Y. Jets: McNeil 4-47, Dierking 4-27, Jones 3-61, Lewis 3-38 
Miami: Johnson 5-42 Duper 4-71, Overstreet 2-22 



141 




PLAYOFF HISTORY 


1970 AFC PLAYOFF 
Raiders Sink Dolphins With 82-Yard Bomb 
_OAKLAND 21. MIAMI 14 


, OAKLAND, DEC. 27 — Quarterback Daiyle Lamonica unloaded an 82-yard 
touchdown pass to Rod Sherman with 934 to play as Oakland spoiled the Dolphins' 
first appearance rn the playoffs, 21-14, on a field oozing with mud. 

TJe Dolphins, who had won six consecutive games to finish 10-4 and gain a wild- 

h | u/ t rf^i?r ead j n **“ s . econd 9 uarter when BobQriesefired a 16-yard 
stnke to Pau Waifleld in the end zone. Lamonica matched that TD with a 22-yard toss 
to Fred Biletmkoff only 1:50 before halftime. y 

5 on ? erba 'r k Willie Brown intercepted a wet and wobbly pass by Griese 
and fled 50yardsalong the sideline for the tie-breaking TD.lt came minutes afteVjake 
Scott recovered an Oakland fumble at the Miami 10-yard line 
The heave to Sherman was insurance. Only three plays earlier, Dolphin kicker Garo 

n?w em d an r m,SSed ni 2 t yar f field '9° a i attempt for the second time in the game. 
Oakland s George Blanda also missed a 23-yarder. y 


Miami 

Miami 


7 0 7 
7. 7 7 


14 

21 


Miami—Warfield 16 pass from Griese 
{Yepremian kick) 

Oakland—Biletnikoff 22 pass from 
Lamonica (Blanda kick) 

Oakland — Brown 50 interception return 
(Blanda kick) 

Oakland — Sherman 82 pass from 
Lamonica (Blanda kick) 

Miami — Richardson 7 pass from 
Griese (Yepremian kick) 

A—54*40! actual. 52,594 paid 


First Downs 

Rushes • “Yards 

Miami Oakland 

,16 J2 

33-118 36114 

Passing Yards 

124 

187 

Total Yards 

242 

301 

Had QB Sacked 

3-31 

0-0 

Passes 

27-13-1 

168-0 

Punts 

5-39.2 

4-32.2 

Fumbles/Lost 

2-0 

4-2 

Penalties/Yards 

0-0 

4-30 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - Miami: Csonka 10-23, Kiick 14-64. Morris 8-29, Griese 1-2. 

Oakland: Dixon 8-31, Smith 9-37, Hubbard 18-58, Banaszak l-(-6) 

PASSING — Miami: Griese 27-13-1, 155 yards, two TDS 
Oakland: Lamonica ! 6-8-0. 187 yards, two TDs 

7 « T ^il^' 4 ' Warfield 4 ' 62 - K,ick 4 ' 34 - Moms 2-15, Richardson 2-30 

Oakland: Biletmkoff 3-46. Chester 247. Dixon 1-3, Smith 1-9. Sherman 1-82. 

1971 AFC PLAYOFF 
Dolphins Outlast Chiefs In Longest Game 
___ MIAMI 27. KANSAS CITY 24 _ 

CITY, DEC. 25 — Garo Yepremian ended 82 minutes and 40 
f S epic i = ,nj 9gle by thumping a 37-yard field goal with 7:40 elapsed in the 

^hel^nhi^hi'nloH f he K°K!L PaSt Kansas Cily - 27 ' 24 - on Chn 'stmas Day. 
, 1 J* Dolphins battled from behind three times to tie the AFC West champions the 

third time on Bob Griese s five-yard pass to tight end Marv Fleming with 96 seconds 
remaining in regulation. a seconds 

Kansas City running back Ed Podolak, who amassed 350 yards of all-purpose 
running, returned the ensuing kickoff 78 yards to the Dolphin 22 where cSrtis 

missed a 32-yard ^ 35 SeC °" dS °" ** d0ck - Jan Stenerud 

Stenerud had a 42-yarder blocked by Nick Buoniconti in the fifth quarter and 
nSrf?5; n W ^ S fl h ? rt Tv h 9 45 ' yard effort * But Csonka crashed 29 yards to the 
36, nd i at put . Y ^P rernian - the ^FL's scoring leader, in position to win it Goal 
posts were on the goal line; in 1974 the uprights were moved to the end line. 

Miami 0 10 7 7 0 3 27 

Kans. City 10 0 7 7 0 Q 24 


Kans. City—FG Stenerud 24 
Kans. City—Podolak 7 pass from Dawson 
(Stenerud kick) 

Miami—Csonka 1 run (Yepremian 
kick) 

Miami—FG Yepremian 14 

Kans. City-Otis 1 run (Stenerud kick) 

Miami—Kiick 1 run (Yepremian kick) 

Kans. City -Podolak 3 run (Stenerud kick) 
Miami—Fleming 5 pass from Griese 
(Yepremian kick) 

Miami—FG Yepremian 37 


First Downs 
Rushes - Yards 
Passing Yards 
Total Yards 
Had QB Sacked 
Passes 
Punts 

Fumbles/Lost 

Penalties/Yards 


Miami 

K. City 

22 

23. 

43-144 

44-213 

263 

238 

407 

451 

0-0 

1-8 

35-20-2 

2618-2 

6-40.0 

2-51.0 

1-0 

32 

5-26 

6-44 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Miami: Kiick 15-56, Csonka 24-86, Griese 2-9, Warfield 2-(-7) 

_ Karlas City: Hayes 22-100, Podolak 17-85, Wright 2-15, Otis 3-13 
PASSING — Miami: Griese 35-20-2, 263 yards, one TD 
Kansas City: Dawson 2618-Z 246 yards, one TD 
RECEtWNG - Wami: Warfield 7140, Fleming 4-37, Kiick 324. Mandich 14. Twllev 5-58 
Kansas City: Podolak 8-110, Hayes 3-6, Wright 3104, Taylor 3-12 


1971 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP 
Anderson, No-Names Stymie Colts 
_ MIAMI 21. BALTIMORE 0 _ 

2 - 1972 - Three lightning plays and a persistent defense 
propeMed the Dolphins into Super Bow) VI with a 21 -0 rout of Baltimore before an alt- 
time Orange Bowl record crowd of 78,939. 

Strong safety Dick Anderson intercepted a John Gnitas pass which was deflected 
by Curtis Johnson, and behind a wall of six open-field blocks, Anderson weaved 62 
yards for a third-quarter touchdown. “My eyes were popping as i ran,” Anderson said. 

1 ve never seen so many people land on their heads." 

Before Anderson's convoy made it 14-0, the Dolphins staggered the defending 
, Super Bqwf ^arnp.ons when Bob Griese and Paul Warfield hooked up for a 75-yard 
TD pass. Warfield applied the clincher when he escaped 50 yards with a Griese pass, 
setting up a five-yard TD slam by fullback Lany Csonka. 

" 7 a< J7 \ keen held scoreless for 97 games over seven seasons. They were 

stopped at the Dolphin 9 in the second quarter. Jim O’Brien missed two field-goal 
attempts and had another blocked by Uoyd Mumphord. a 


Baltimore 

Miami 


0 0 0 
7 0 7 


0-0 
7_- 21 



Balt 

Miami 

First Downs 

16 

13 

Rushes ■ Yards 

30-89 

35-144 

Passing Yards 

213 

142 

Total Yards 

302 

286 

Had QB Sacked 

2-11 

2-16 

Passes 

36-20-3 

8-4-1 

Punts 

3-45.3 

6-427 

Fumbles/Lost 

1*0 

0-0 

Penalties/Yards 

1-5 

2-27 


Miami—Warfield 75 pass from Griese 
(Yepremian kick) 

Miami—Anderson 62 interception 
return (Yepremian kick) 

Miami—Csonka 5 run (Yepremian kick) 

A-78,939 actual. 78.629 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - Baltimore: McCauley 15-50. Nottingham 11-33, Gnitas 2-1, Nowatzke 2-5. 

Miami: Kiick 18-66. Csonka 15-63, Griese M2 Morris 1-3 
'ASSING — Baltimore: Gnitas 3620-3. 224 yards, no TD 
Miami: Griese 8-4-1, 158 yards, one TD 

-1ECEIVING — Baltimore: Hinton 698, Nottingham 4-26, McCauley 2-24, Mitchell M4 
Perkins 3-19, Havriiak 2-31, Matte I -6, Mackey 1-6. 

Miami: Warfield 2-125. Twilley 2-33. 


SUPER BOWL VI 
Cowboys Flatten Luckless Dolphins 
-_ DALLAS 24. MIAMI 3 __ 

, NE * ORLEANS JAN. 16, 1972 — A 252-yard rushing attack and sharp 
passing by Roger Staubach spurred the Dallas Cowboys to a 24-3 victory over the 
Dolphins at Tulane Stadium. 3 

Duane Thomas pranced 95 yards on 19 carries, fullback Walt Garrison added 74 
A?-? and Staubach passed twice for touchdowns to Lance Alworth and 

Mike Ditka Staubach, who was sacked twice in the first quarter, bounced back to 
complete 12 of 19 passes, and he scrambled from the Dolphin pass rush five times. 

i d ™Ph ,ns were frustrated all day; in the first quarter, Larry Csonka lost a fumble 
and Bob Gnese was chased by tackle Bob Lily fora 29-yard loss. Griese fumbled away 
a snap at the Dallas 16 in the fourth period. 

Although it was an intriguing 10-3 at halftime, the Cowboys marched 71 yards in 
seven plays after kickoff, and Thomas swept three yards for the TD. 


Dallas 

Miami 


3 7 7 
0 3 0 


7 - 24 
0 - 3 


142 


Dallas—FG Clark 9 
Dallas—Alworth 7 pass from 
Staubach (Clark kick) 

Miami—FG Yepremian 31 
Dallas—D. Thomas 3 run (Clark kick) 

Dallas— Ditka 7 pass from Staubach 

(Clark kick) 

A—80,591 actual, 81,023 paid 


First Downs 

Dallas 

23 

Rushes ■ Yards 

48 252 

Passing Yards 

100 

Total Yards 

352 

Had QB Sacked 

2-19 

Passes 

19-12*0 

Punts 

5-37.2 

Fumbles/Lost 

1-0 

Penalties/Yards 

315 


Miami 

10 

2080 
105 
185 
1-29 
23 -12 ! 
5-40.0 
0-0 
0-0 




INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

M ' 74 ’ “* 18 - * 7 ' 25 - 

Miami; Kiick 10-40, Csonka 9-40, Ghese 1-0 

PAS M im Z ° allaS: &aubach 19-12-0, 119 yards, two TDs 
Miami: Gnese 23- i 2-1, 134 yards, no TDs 

Di^ 1 ^ 8 Tb ° maS 3 ' 7 ' ^ '• Alwohh 2-28. 

Miami: Twilley ,. 2 0. Kiick 3-2,. Warfield 4-39. Csonka 2.8, Fleming ,-27. Mandich ,* 


_L 


. , __ 1972 AFC PLAYOFF 

Late Mi^. ™ S S beaten Dolphins 
--- -MIAMI 20, CLEVELAND 14 

14 v,“’Slphinl respondedto unprecedented 

touchdown with 456 to play for a 2014vlctorv ovw? | [ r . a l? nd . dro . ve D 80 yards fora 

mtate P to h rJ d 1! e °? 3 1 3P for the winnin S 
intercepted quarterback Mike Phipps at the Do phkf 20^" lm * backer Dou 9 Swift 


Cleveland 0 0 7 7 — 14 

Miami IQ Q qjq _ ZQ 


First Downs 
Rushes ■ Yards 
Passing Yards 
Total Yards 
Had QB Sacked 
Passes 
Punts 

Fumbles, Lost 
Penalties-Yards 


Miami—Babb 5 recovery of blocked punt 
(Yepremian kick) 

Miami—FG Yepremian 40 
Cleveland-Phipps 5 run (Cockroft kick) 

Miami—FG Yepremian 46 
Cleveland-Hooker 27 pass from Phipps 
(Cockroft kick) 

Miami—Kiick 8 run (Yepremian kick) 

A—78,196 actual, 78,916 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

Rt,S ™ >,< ? - Cleveland: Scott 16 94. Phipps 8-47. Brown 413 Kelh, a 11 

pass!™ n 5 14 ' 50 - “ «'■ Ska 232 Mor al 4-3 

NG Z C,e ^ e,and: Phi PP s 23-9-5. 131 yards, one TD 
Miami: Morrall 13-6-0, 88 yards, no TD 
RECEIVING — Cleveland: Scott 4-30 Hooker tj.ko k»n„ „ 

Miami: Twilley3-33, Warfield 2« % '' 27M ° nn 121 

1972 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP 
Griese Comes Off Bench to Rally Win 
-MIAMI 21. PITTSBURGH 17 


Cleve. 

15 

32-165 
118 
283 

2- 13 
23-9-5 
6-34.7 

2-0 

3- 25 


Miami 

17 

47-198 
74 
272 
4-14 
13-6-0 
5-42.0 
2-2 
3-25 


roucnaown pass to Larry Csonka for a 7-7 halftime de- 

hroke loose on a daring 37-yard run to set up tha? TO runB!r La " y Sei P |e 

-.“xstssssr rvr k “ “■«» 

the gap with four straight completions on a 71 ward Brad f haw - who closed 

Buoniconti at midfield with 2'S m°nutes to pl a y v d TO dr ' W ' WaS ,nter «pted by Nick 

Griesefod drive^ 61 " 16 ' 5 das ^’ t ^ le Do 'ph>F>s converted fourth-down situations on both 


Miami 0 7 7 7 

Pittsburgh 7 0 3 7 


I. 


21 

17 


Pittsburgh— Mullins recovery Bradshaw 
fumble (Gerela kick) 

Miami -Csonka 9 pass from Morrall 
(Yepremian kick) 

Pittsburgh— FG Gerela 14 
Miami -Kiick 2 run (Yepremian kick) 

Miami -Kiick 3 run (Yepremian kick) 
Pittsburgh -Young 12 pass from Bradshaw 
(Gerela kick) 


First Downs 
Rushes • Yards 
Passing Yards 
Total Yards 
Had QB Sacked 
Passes 
Punts 

Fumbles/Lost 
Penalties* Yards 


Miami 

19 

49-193 

121 

314 

0-0 

16-10-1 

4-35.5 

0-0 

2-19 


Pitts 

13 

26-128 

122 

250 

2-15 

20 - 10-2 

4-51.3 

20 

4-30 


A- 50.350 actual, 50.845 paid 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

1,37 

Pittsburgh: Young 4-54. Harris' &23 


n . u. „ SCIPER B OWL VII 
Dolphins Achieve Perfection in 17th Win 
-MIAMI 14, WASHINGTON 7 


lead even as one touchdown was null W J, A Phl " S SU !F e . t ? a 14 ’° halftime 

three of Bill Kilmer’s passes ar5t hS ? an °? ldes P enalt V- Miami intercepted 
game with 17 ' Mmv Femandez buttled the Redskin running 

Fischerto snare a 2 & 

to Paul Warfield was erased by the penalt^ h u Q " esa ' s 57 y ard 715 b °mb 
"date'T kT ** ^ S econd y sco)e ,erCeP,i0n ™‘ Um * 
am back. The Redskin finalfy s^d^ntbrarre'^Crd'fombt^ 0 ' 1 8nd PE* 
was named MVP. ^ 9 ° 31 S^Aed^ss 4 WerGam 




Miami 7 7 0 0 - 14 

Wash. OOO7 — 7 


Miami— Twilley 28 pass from Griese 
(Yepremian kick) 

Miami -Kiick 1 am (Yepremian kick) 
Washington -Bass 49 fumble recovery 
(Knight kick) 

A—90,182 paid 


First Downs 
Rushes - Yards 
Passing Yards 
Total Yards 
Had QB Sacked 
Passes 
Punts 

Fumbles/Lost 

Penalties/Yards 


Miami 

Wash. 

12 

16 

37*184 

36-141 

69 

87 

253 

228 

2-19 

217 

11-81 

28-14-3 

7-43,0 

5-31.2 

2-1 

1-0 

3-35 

3-25 

■6, Kilmer 2-18 



ROSHtNG - Miami: Kiick 

RECEMnT- i, Ki,mer r 28 -' 4 ’ 3 - 104 y^s no TD 

Washington: Brown ^^!^effer&oi^5^!^aiTOwa^I^]['Smith^T H .^CTaytor 1 2-2Ct 

1973 AFC PLAYOFF 

S «. U . t i > . e I ense Ca 9 es Bengals 
-- MIAMI 34. CINCINNATI Ifi _ 

' 1 of 

Sa^ Neal > Craig^tercepted r Gn‘M^and S return«i^46 tlrn d^f Ve life ‘° ** Be "9 a '*- 
Muhlman booted field gokis for46 and lVv^ds d 1h J 3 SCOre ' and Horst 
fumbled a kickoff - to mate it 2M6. 12 y d thesecondcomin 9 after Morris 


Cincinnati 3 13 0 

Miami _14 7 10 


0 - 16 
3„ - 34 


A-75.770 actual, 78,928 paid 


144 


Miami— Warfield 13 pass from Griese 
Yepremian kick) 

Cincinnati— FG Muhlman 24 
Miami— Csonka 1 run 
(Yepremian kick) 

Miami—Morris 4 run 
(Vepremian kick) 

Cincinnati— Craig 45 interception return 
(Muhlman kick) 

Cincinnati— FG Muhlman 46 
Cincinnati -FG Muhlman 12 
Miami— Mandich 7 pass from Griese 
(Yepremian kick) 

Miami— FG Yepremian 50 
Miami— FG Yepremian 46 


First Downs 
Rushes • Yards 
Passing Yards 
Total Yards 
Had QB Sacked 
Passes 
Punts 

Fumbles/Lost 

Penalties/Yards 


an. 

11 

20-97 

97 

194 

3-16 

27-14-1 

7-36.3 

0-0 

219 


Miami 

27 

52-241 

159 

400 

0-0 

1&II-2 

2-49.0 

2-1 

1-5 


145 



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - Cincinnati: Dark 7-40, E. Johnson 2-17, Eliott 7-15, Curtis 1(-1). Anderson 3-26 
Mtaml: Morris 20-106. Csonka 20-71. Kiick 10-51. Nottingham 1-5. Leigh 1-8 
PASSING - Cincinnati: Anderson 27-14-hi 13yards, no TO 
Miami' Griese 18-1M, 159 yards, two TDs; Bnscoe 1-0-1. 

RECEIVING - Cincinnati: Clark 2-18. Curtis 1-9, Elliott 9-53, Joiner 2-33. 

Miami: Kiick 3-19. Warfield 4-95. Mandich 3-28, Briscoe 1-17. 

1973 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP 
Dolphins Grind Raiders With 266 Rushing 
_ MIAMI 27. OAKLAND 10 _ 

MIAMI DEC. 30 — A relentless running attack with Larry Csonka and Mercuiy 
Morris accountkigfor 203 of the 266 yards powered the D?'P“ a 27-10tnumph 
m/er the Oakland Raiders for a third straight Amencan Conference title. 

Csonka a 237-P^und battering ram who had his third consecutive 1,000-yard 
seasonscoredthre^ touchdowns with his 117 yards on 29 carries. The Dolphins 

co ™d?lhTR d a ^ 

eariier V ---- Oakland Miami 

Oakland 0 0 10 0 — 10 First Downs 15 21 

Miami _ 7 7 3 10 ~ 27 ^ Rushes - Yards J26-\07 53-266 

Miami—Csonka 11 run (Yepremian kick) 236 292 

^lT i_ H C iprB,an^a n ^ ePrem ' a Jad QB Sacked OO 1-8 

Mianri-FG Yepremian 42 10)9.0 

0ak, ( B| d ;a S kcW 5 PaSS fr ° m aabler Fumbles/Lost ”13 VO 

Mlam!-FG Yepremian 26 Penal.ies/Yards 3-35 326 

Miami—Csonka 2 run (Yepremian kick) 

A- 75,105 actual, 79,325 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - Oakland: Hubbard 10-54, C. Smith 10-35. Davis 4-15. Banaszak 23 
Miami- Csonka 29-1 17. Morris 14-86, Kiick 6-12, Gnese 3 39, Nottingham 1 12 
PASSING - Oakland: Stabler 23-151, 129 yards, one TO 

RECEmNG^-otklnd^rd"^. C. Smith 543. Moore 2-9, Siani 3-45, Biletnikoff 
2-15, C. Davis 1-6 

Miami: Briscoe 1-6, Warfield 1-27, Kiick 1-1. 

— SOPER BOWL VIII 

Dolphins Demolish Vikings 

_ MIAMI 24. MINNESOTA 7 _ __ 

HOUSTON, JAN. 13, 1974 — Winning for the 32nd time in 34 games, the 
Dolphins repeated as Super Bowl champions and proved themselves Best Ever 
with a 24-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings at Rice Stadium. n . 

There was no doubt from the beginning. The Dolphins swept 62 yards in 10 play 
with the'opening kickoff, scoring on Larry Csonka’s five-yard smash. Minnesota 
punted, ancUhe onslaught resumed with a 56-yard, 10-play Dolphin dnve capped y 

Jir |t was17-0befo^theVikings crossed their 40, and a fourth-down fumble by Oscar 
Reed was recovered by safety Jake Scott at the Dolphin six-yard line. 

A brilliant diving catch by Paul Warfield netted 27 yards on a third-quarter TD dnve 
that hiked it to 24*0. Csonka finished with his best-ever total of 145 yards on 33 cames. 
The Dolphins rushed for 703 yards and outscored opponents, 85-33, in the three- 
game playoff blitz. Csonka gained a Super Bowl record 145 yards and was named 


RECEIVING — Minnesota Foreman 5-27, Kingsriter 1-9, Lash 1-9, Voight 3-46, Gilliam 
4-44, Marinaro 2-39, Brown 1-9, Reed H-l) 

Mami: M»dich 2*21, Briscoe 2-19, Warfield 2-33.___ 

1974 AFC PLAYOFF 
Dream of ‘Triple Crown’ Shattered 
__ OAKLAND 28. MIAMI 26 _ _ 

OAKLAND, DEC 21 — Oakland quarterback Ken Stabler, falling in the 
clutches of Vem Den Herder, unloaded a wobbly eight yard pass 
wrested from three defenders in the end zone, and the Raiders scored a stunning 28- 
26 victor/ over the defending champion Dolphins. 

Stabler, who had spent the last of his timeouts, appeared havethrown an 
interception. But runnfcg back Davis clutched the football when bodies were 

U Twas^iefwjrth TDp^for lefthander Stabler and his second :5 £° re f ' F ^ Ur 

minutes earfer, Cliff Branch fell while catching a pass at the Dolphin 27, but defender 
Henry Stuckey also slipped, and Branch got up and reaped for a 72-yard TD. 

The Dolphins, trailing by two points, went ahead with 2:08 rcmain JP9 
Benny Malone broke two tackles on a 23-yard touchdown run along the sideline. 

—;—;-I—I ^ Oakland- Davis 8 pass from Stabler 

I £ (Blanda kick) 


Miami 7 3 6 10 

Oakland 0 7 7 14 

Miami— Moore 89 kickoff return 


-52.817 actual, 53,023 paid 



Oakland 

Miami 

Oakland— C, Smith 31 pass from Stabler 


Miami 

Oakland 

First Downs 

15 

21 

(Blanda kick) 

First Downs 

18 

19 

Rushes - Yards 

26-107 

53-266 

Miami— FG Yepremian 33 


41-213 

32-135 

Passing Yards 

T2‘9 

■ -*26 

Oakland— Biletnikoff 13 pass from Stabler 

Passing Yards 

81 

276 

Total Yards 

236 

292 

(Blanda kick) 

Total Y4rds 

294 

411 

Had QB Sacked 

0-0 

1-8 

Miami— Warfield 16 pass from Griese 

Had QB Sacked 

2-20 

2-17 

Passes 

2515-1 

b-3-1 

(Yepremian kick) 

Passes 

14-7-1 

30-20-1 

Punts 

2-51.0 

1-39.0 

Miami— FG Yepremian 46 

Punts 

6-33,2 

742.7 

Fumbles/Lost 

1-0 

1-0 

Oakland— Branch 72 pass from Stabler 

Fumbles/Lost 

0-0 

0-0 

Penaities/Yards 

3-35 

3-26 

(Blanda kick) 

Miami -Malone 23 run (Yepremian kick) 

Penalties /Yards 

3-15 

3-59 




INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 




RUSHING — Miami: Csonka 24-114, Malone 14-83, Griese 2-14, Kiick 1-2 
Oakland: C. Davis 12-59, Hubbard 14-55, Banaszak 3-14. Stabler 3-7 
PASSING - Miami: Griese 14-7*1, 101 yards, one TD 

Oakland: Stabler 30-20-1, 2932yards, four TDs , e 

RECEIVING — Miami: Warfield 347, Moore 2-40, Nottingham 1-9, Kiick 1-5 
Oakland: Biletnikoff 8-122, Branch 3-84, Moore 3-22. Smith 2-35, Davis 2-16. 

Hubbard 1-9, Pitts 1-5 ____ 

1978 AFC “WILD-CARD”PLAYOFF 
Oilers Jolt Erring Dolphins 

_ HOUSTON 17. MIAMI 9 _ 

MIAMI, DEC. 24 — The Houston Oilers amassed a 455-209 margin in total 
yardage and, aided by five Dolphin turnovers, gained a 17-9 victory in a battle of AFC 
‘wild-card” entries at the Orange Bowl, 

Toni Fritsch kicked a 35-yard field goal with 7:25 remaining to snap a 7*7 tie that 
existed since the first quarter. An interception by linebacker Greg Bingham led to a 
clinching 50-yard touchdown drive capped by Earl Campbell s one-yard dive with 1:55 
to go. Campbell, the NFL rushing leader with 1,450 yards as a rookie, had been 
checked for only 16 yards on 13 carries in the first half. 

Dolphin quarterback Bob Griese, playing with very sore nbs, connected with fight 
end Andre Tillman for a 13-yard TD after Earnest Rhone had recovered a fumb ed 
punt at the Houston 21. But Griese completed only 13 of 28 passes. Twice the 
Dolphins lost the ball inside the Oiler 10-yard line when the game was tied. 

Houston's Dan Pastorini wore a flak jacket to protect three broken nbs, and he 

_ j ^ - C 1_:~ in fhza firct 


Minnesota 0 0 0 7 7 

Miami _ 14 3 7 0 — 24 

Miami -Csonka 5 run (Yepremian kick) 
Miami— Kiick l run (Yepremian kick) 
Miami— FG Yepremian 28 
Miami— Csonka 2 run (Yepremian kick) 
Minnesota— Tarkenton 4 run (Cox kick) 


First Downs 
^ Rushes; Yards 
Passing Yai^s " 
Total Yards 
Had QB Sacked 
Passes 
Punts 

Fumbles/Lost 

Penaities/Yards 


A-68.142 actual, 71,882 paid Penalt.es/yaras 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Minnesota: Foreman 7-18, Reed 11-31, Tarkenton 4-17, Marinaro 1-3 

Brown 1-2 ^ _. _ _ 

Miami: Csonka 33-145, Morris 11-34, Kfick 7-10. Gnese 2-7 
PASSING — Minnesota: Tarkenton 28-18-1, 182 yards, no TD 
Miami: Griese 7-6-0. 73 yards, no TD 


Minn. 

Miami 

14 

r 2\ 

24-72 

53-196 

-166 

- -* 63 

238 

259 

2*16 

1*10 

28-18-1 

7-6-0 

542.2 

3-39.0 

2-1 

1-0 

7-65 

14 



Houston 

Miami 

First Downs 

23 

14 

Rushes - Yards 

45165 

2591 

Passing Yards 

290 

118 

Total Yards 

455 

209 

Had QB Sacked 

2-16 

2-19 

Passes 

30-20-0 

30-12-3 

Punts 

544,0 

548,6 

Fumbles- Lost 

3-1 

2-2 

Penalties Yards 

537 

1-5 


Houston 7 0 0 10 — 17 

Miami _ 7 0 0 2 — 9 

^"^nSBamf-Tnrman TT pass from Gnese 
(Yepremian kick) 

Houston-T, Wilson 13 pass from Pastorini 
(Fritsch kick) 

Houston— Campbell 1 run (Fritsch kick) 
Miami— Safety, Pastorini runs out of end 


A—70,036 actual, 73,94b paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Houston: Campbell 26-84, Wilson 14-76, Poole 1-12, Coleman 1-2 

Pastorini 3(-9) _ . _ _ 

Miami: Williams 13-41, L. Harris 9-43, Moore 1 -7, Bulaich 2-0 
PASSING — Houston; Pastorini 29-20-0, 306 yards, one TD. Barber 1-0-0 
Miami: Griese 28-11-2. 114 yards, one TD. Strock 2-1-1. 23 yards, no TD 

147 


146 






RECEIVING - Houston: Burrough 6-103, Barber 4-112, Wilson 5-40, Woods 2-22 
Campbell M3, Caster Ml, Coleman 1-5 

Miami: D, Harris 4-42, Moore 2-28, Tillman 2-24, L Harris 1-21, Bulaich 2*14, 
Williams 1-8. 


1979 AFC PLAYOFF 
Steelers Blitz Dolphins in First Quarter 
PITTSBCIRGH 34, MIAMI 14 


PITTSBURGH, DEC. 30 — Launching a drive to their fourth Super Bowl title in 
six years, the Pittsburgh Steelers scored touchdowns on their first three possessions 
and coasted to a 34-14 victory at Three Rivers Stadium. 

Miami managed only 25 yards rushing against the Steel Curtain and was stopped 
twice in the second quarter after achieving a first down inside the Steeler 10-yard line. 
The Dolphins got as close as 20*7 with a seven-yard TD pass from Bob Griese to 
Duriel Harris in the third period, but Pittsburgh responded with a 69-yard TD drive. 

The Steelers marched 62, 62 and 56 yards for their first-quarter scores when 
quarterback Terry Bradshaw completed 8 of 10 passes including touchdowns to 
John Stallworth and Lynn Swann, who was standing alone In the end zone. 

Don Strock directed a 13-play, 76-yard TD drive after relieving Griese in the fourth 
quarter. 


Miami 0 0 7 7 - 14 

Pittsburgh 20 0 7 7 - 34 

Pittsburgh—Thornton 1 run (Bahr kick) 
Pittsburgh—Stallworth 17 pass from Bradshaw 
(kick blocked) 

Pittsburgh—Swann 20 pass from Bradshaw 
(Bahr kick) 

Miami—Hams 7 pass from Griese (von 
Schamann kick) 

Pittsburgh—Bleier 1 run (Bahr kick) 
Pittsburgh—Harris 5 run (Bahr kick) 

Miami—Csonka 1 run (von Schamann kick) 



Miami 

Pitt 

First Downs 

16 

27 

Rushes • Yards 

22-25 

40-159 

Passing Yards 

224 

220 

Total Yards 

249 

379 

Had QB Sacked 

3-19 

1-10 

Passes 

40-22-2 

31-21-0 

Punts 

4-36.3 

2-29.5 

Fumbles/Lost 

0-0 

3-3 

Penalties/Yards 

4-35 

841 


A—50,214 actual, 50,320 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Miami: Csonka 10-20. Williams 8-1, Davis 2-12, Griese 1-1, Roberts l-(-9) 
Pittsburgh: Harris 2L83, Thornton 12-52, Bleier 4-13, Hawthorne 2*15 
PASSING — Miami: Griese 26-14-1, 118 yards, one TD; Strock 14-8-1. 125 yards, no TD 
Pittsburgh: Bradshaw 31-21-0, 230 yards. 2 TDs 
RECEIVING - Miami: Moore 5-93, Williams 6-26. Harns 3 61, Nathan 3-27, Davis 2-24 
Hardy 2-12, Torrey 1-0 

Pittsburgh: Stallworth 6-86, Harris 5-32, Smith 4-41, Swann 3-37. Thornton 3-34. 


1981 AFC PLAYOFF 
Chargers Survive Dolphins’ Comeback 
_ SAN DIEGO 41, MIAMI 38 _ 

MIAMI, JAN. 2, 1982 — A record-setting showcase of the passing game 
resulted in NFL playoff marks for most points (79), most total yards (1,036) and most 
drama as the San Diego Chargers outlasted the Dolphins 41*38, in overtime. 

"The Miracle That Died" was the Miami Herald headline after the Dolphins rallied 
behind reserve quarterback Don Strock to overcome a 24-point deficit Strock 
completed 29 of 43 passes for403 yards and four touchdowns, spurring the Dolphins 
to a 38-31 lead. A 12-yard sweep by Tony Nathan on the first play of the fourth quarter 
put the Dolphins on top. But Chargers’ quarterback Dan Fouts, who passed for an 
NFL-record 4,802 yards during the season, led an 82-yard drive capped by a 9*yard 
pass to James Brooks to tie the game with 58 seconds remaining. Five players had 
more than 100 yards in receptions topped by Chargers’ tight end Kellen Winslow with 
13 catches for 166 yards. 

Fouts, who finished with 433 yards on 33-of-53 marksmanship, hooked up with 
Charlie Joiner for 39 yards to the Dolphin 1 Ohard line. Rolf Benirschke then kicked a 
29-yard field goal to end the struggle after 13:32 of overtime. Benirschke had missed a 
27-yard attempt eight minutes earlier, and Miami’s (Jwe von Schamann had two k 
attempts blocked — a 43-yarder on the last play of regulation and a 35-yarder after 
11:27 of overtime. * 

It was the only game in NFL history in which two quarterbacks passed for more than 
400 yards. 


S. Diego 24 0 7 7 3 41 

Miami 0 17 14 7 0 38 

San Diego—FG Benirschke 32 
San Diego—Chandler 56 punt return 
(Benirschke kick) 

San Diego—Munice 1 run (Benirschke kick) 
San Diego—Brooks 8 pass from Fouts 
(Benirschke kick) 

Miami—FG von Schmann 34 
Miami-Rose 1 pass from Strock 
(von Schamann kick) 


Miami —Nathan 40 pass play, Harris 15 
pass from Strock. Nathan 25 lateral 
from Harris (von Schamann kick)_ 
Miami—Rose 15 pass from Strock 
(von Schamann kick) 

San Diego—Winslow 25 pass from Fouts 
(Benirschke kick) 

Miami—Hardy 50 pass from Strock 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami—Nathan 12 run 
(von Schamann kick) 

(cont.) 


San Diego—Brooks 9 pass from Fouts 


S. Diego 

Miami 

(Benirschke kick) 

First Downs 

34 

25 

San Diego—FG Benirschke 29 

Rushes ■ Yards 

29149 

2878 


Passing Yards 

415 

394 

A—73.735 actual, 74,233 paid 

Total Yards 

564 

472 


Had QB Sacked 

218 

329 


Passes 

54-33'1 

48-31-2 


Punts 

4-40.3 

5-42.0 


Fumbles/Lost 

33 

21 


Penalties/Yards 

9-55 

7-50 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — San Diego: Muncie 24-120, Brooks 319, Fouts 2-10. 

Miami: Nathan 14-48, Franklin 9-6, Hill 3-8, Woodley M0. Vigorito 1-6 
PASSING — San Diego: Fouts 53-33 1, 433 yards, 3 TDs, Muncie 1-0-0. 

Miami: Woodley 5-2-1, 20 yards, no TD; Strock 43-29-1,403 yards, 4 TDs 
RECEIVING — San Diego: Winslow 13-166, Joiner 7-108, Chandler 6-106, Brooks 
4-31, Scales 1*17, Muncie 2-5. 

Miami: Nathan 9-114, Harris 6*106, Hardy 5-89, Cefalo 3-62, Vigorito 2-12, Hill 2-3. Rose 437 

1982 AFC PLAYOFF (First Round) 

Woodley Keys Dolphin Revenge 
MIAMI 28, NEW ENGLAND 13 


Miami, Jan. 8,1983—For the first time in 9 years, the Miami Dolphins won a 
play-off game — defeating the New England Patriots 28-13, Dolphin QB David 
Woodley had one of his finest games, completing 16-of* 19 passes for 246 yards and 
two TD’s. He was a perfect 8-for-8 in the second half. The Dolphins, now8-2 including 
this playoff game and winners of four straight, had not experienced a playoff win since 
January 13,1974 when they downed Minnesota in Super Bowl VHI. The Dolphins took 
command in the second quarter gaining back-to-back TD drives of 76 and 79 yards 
hat turned a 3-0 deficit into a 14-3 haIftime advantage. ThefourMiamiTD'scameon 
a pair of two-yard passes from David Woodley to tight end Bruce Hardy, a one-yard run 
jy Andra Franklin and Woody Bennett’s two-yard buret up the middle. Franklin 
finished with 112 yards on 26 carries, but lost the ball three times on fumbles. Two of 
those fumbles resulted in John Smith field goals of 23 and 43 yards, 


New Eng. 0 3 3 7 - 13 

Miami _ 0 14 7 7 - 28 

New England—FG Smith 23 
Miami—Hardy 2 pass from Woodley 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami—Franklin 1 run (von Schamann 
kick) 

New England—FG Smith 42 
Miami—Bennett 2 run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Uami— Hardy 2 pass from Woodley 
(von Schamann kick) 

New England—Hasselbeck 22 pass from 
Grogan (Smith kick) 


A- 68,842 

actual. 70,881 paid 


N.Eng. 

Miami 

First Downs 

14 

27 

Rushes * Yards 

18-77 

45-214 

Passing Yards 

160 

234 

Total Yards 

237 

448 

Had QB Sacked 

4-29 

2-12 

Passes 

16-30-2 

16-19-0 

Punts 

5-43.6 

1-51.0 

Fumbles/Lost 

M 

3-3 

Penalties/Yards 

4-27 

215 


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 


RUSHING - NE: van Eeghen 9-40, Collins 7-35 
Miami: Franklin 26-112, Nathan 12-71 
PASSING - NE: Grogan 30-16-2, 189 yards, 1 TD 
Miami: Woodley 19-16-0, 246 yards, 2 TDs 
RECEIVING - NE: Hasselbeck 7-87, Dawson 4-49 

Miami: Nathan 5-68, Hardy 3-23, Rose 2-47, Vigorito 2-40 


1982 AFC PLAYOFF (Second Round) 
“Killer BV* Stymie Fouts and Co. 
MIAMI 34, SAN DIEGO 13 


Miami, Jan. 16,1983—The Dolphins, on their way to a five game victory roll, 
choked off the famed Charger offense and won 34-13. The Dolphin defense stopped 
the San Diego Chargers’ offense with a total 247 yards — 203 yards below their 
league-leading average, while holding them scoreless in the second half. Dolphin 
defenders intercepted QB Dan Fouts five times, sacked him three times and held the 
Chargers to 15 completions for 191 yards — their lowest output since last January’s 
playoff game in the ice at Cincinnati. The Dolphins' offense kept Fouts and Company 
on the sideline utilizing ball control that produced 80 plays to San Diego’s 54 and an 
overwhelming time of possession advantage. The Dolphins had the ball for 40:46: the 
Chargers for 19:14. Dolphins’ QB David Woodley guided his team to a 214-yard 
ground attack while connecting on 17-22 passes for 195 yards and two TD’s. Woodley 
opened the scoring with a three-yard pass to Nat Moore in the first quarter, and made it 
14-0 by directing Miami 89 yards on 13 plays. Chargers’ kickoff returner Hank Bauer 
fumbled a kickoff which was recovered by (Jwe von Schamann at the Chargers’ 23- 
yard line. Seven plays later Woodley hit tight end Ronnie Lee on a six-yard look-in pass 
for the score. On the next kickoff, Dolphins’ rookie Rich Diana recovered a fumble by 
the Chargers’ Brooks, but this time had to settle for a 29-yard von Schamann field 
goal. The Chargers scored two late TD's, one on a 28-yard pass to Charlie Joiner and 

149 


148 





the other on Chuck Muncies one-yard dive that ended the Chargers’ scoring. Von 
Schamann added a second field goal shortly before the end of the first half, and 
Woodley scored on a two-yard QB draw early in the fourth quarter. 

Miami—Woodley 7 run (von Schamann 
kick) 


San Diego 0 13 0 0 — 13 
Miami _7 20 0 7 — 34 


First Downs 
Rushes * Yards 
Passing Yards 
Total Yards 
Had QB Sacked 
Passes 
Punts 

Fumbles/Lost 

Penalties/Yards 


San Diego 

17 

17-79 

168 

247 

3-23 

34-15-5 

4-41.3 

3*2 

7-62 


A - 71,383 actual, 73,772 paid 


Miami—Moore 3 pass from Woodley 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami—Franklin 3 run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Miami—Lee 6 pass from Woodley 
(von Schamann kick) 

Miami—FG von Schamann 24 
San Diego—Joiner 28 pass from Pouts 
(Benirschke kick wide right) 

Miami—FG von Schamann 23 
San Diego—Muncie I run (Benirschke 
kick) 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - San Diego: Muncie 1 1-62, Brooks 3-9 

Miami: Franklin 23-96, Nathan 19-83, Bennett 7-14, Woodley 3-14 
PASSING — San Diego: Fouls 34-15-5, 19] yards, 1 TD 
Miami: Woodley 22-17-1, 195 yards, 2 TD 
RECEIVING — San Diego: Muncie 6-53, Chandler 2-38. Sievers 2-21, Brooks 2-25 
Miami: Nathan 8-55, Hardy 3-45, Vigorito 2-22, Cefalo 2-69. 

1982 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP 
Dolphin Defense, Rain White-Wash Jets 
MIAMI 14, NEW YORK JETS 0 


Miami 

29 

56-214 

199 

413 

1-16 

23-18-1 

3-40.3 

2-1 

6-70 


n i ?? an l ~ For toe toird time in as many games the Miami 

fip^Th* defeated the Ne ^ Jets, this time on a rainy, mud soaked Orange Bowl 
. . !’ ^S ^ a u et an AF SChampionship game record by holding the Jets to 139 

& rdS ^ J * se , ta " AFC p]ayoff record wth three interceptions including one 
he returned fora 35-yard TD. The Dolphins set an NFL record by being the first team 

season ^nj eated ^ Sa ? e ^ m 411 ree UmeS in 3 season “ two times during regular 
season and once in a playoff. On nine occasions since the leagues’ merger, teams 

crowd^67 r ^fi 1 9 h® a • ua Zfn n ° tSam haS WOn 311 three 9 ames - Before a 

crowd of 67,396, the Dolphins Woody Bennett rumbled seven yards up the middle to 

score the only points the Dolphins would need. That came in the third quarter after 
theteams had slogged through a scoreless first half on the soggy Prescription Athletic 


NY Jets 
Miami 


- 0 
- 14 


Miami—Bennett 7 run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Miami—Duhe 35 interception return 
(von Schamann kick) 


- * 

NYJ 

Miami 

First Downs 

10 

13 

Rushes • .Yards 

- . .24-62 

4M38 

Passing Yards 

77 

60 

Total Yards 

139 

198 

Had QB Sacked 

4-26 

4-27 

Passes 

37-15-5 

21-9-3 

Punts 

10-35.7 

10-33.3 

Fumbles/Lost 

1-0 

3-1 

Penalties/Yards 

6-42 

3-15 


A—67,396 actual, 74,918 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING - NYJ; McNeil 17-46. Todd 4 10 

Wood,e y 8 ' 48 ’ Franklin 13-44, Bennett 13*24. Nathan 7*24. 
PASSING — NYJ: Todd 37-15-5, 103 yards, no TD 
Miami: Woodley 21-9-3. 87 yards, no TD. 

RECEIVING - NYJ: Harper 4-14. Jones 3-35. Barkum 2-20. Augustyniak 2-12. 
Miami: Vigorito 3-29, Harris 2-28, Nathan 2-4 


SUPER BOWL XVII 
Redskins’ Riggins Runs Past Miami 
WASHINGTON 27, MIAMI 17 



Miami 

Wash. 

First Downs 

9 

24 

.Rushes ■ Yards 

29-96 

52*276 

Passing Yards 

80 

124 

Total Yards 

176 

400 

Had QB Sacked 

M7 

319 

Passes 

17-4-1 

23-15-2 

Punts 

6-37,8 

4-42,0 

Fumbles/Lost 

2 1 

0-0 

Penalties/Yards 

4-55 

5-36 


Miami 7 10 0 0 — 17 

Wash. _ 0 10 3 14 — 27 

Miami—Cefalo 76 pass from Woodley 
(von Schamann kick) 

“^-Washington— FG Moseley 31 
Miami—FG von Schamann 20 
Washington—Garrett 4 pass from Theismann 
(Moseley kick) 

Miami—Walker 98 kickoff return 
(von Schamann kick) 

Washington—FG Moseley 20 
Washington—Riggins 43 run (Moseley kick) 

Washington—Brown 6 pass from 
Theismann (Moseley kick) 

A— 103.667 actual 

INDIVID CIA L LEADERS 

RUSHING — Miami: Franklin 16-49. Nathan 7-26, Woodley 4-16 

Washington: Riggins 38-166. Harmon 9-40, Garrett 1-44. Theismann 3 20 
PASSING - Miami: Woodley 14 4-1, 97 yards, 1 TD 
Washington: Theismann 23-15-2, 143 yards, 2 TD 
RECEIVING — Miami: Cefalo 2-82. Harris 2-15 

Washington: Brown 6-60. Warren 5-28, Garrett 2-13 


1983 AFC PLAYOFF 
Warner Keys Seahawk Upset 
SEATTLE 27, MIAMI 20 


MIAMI, DEC. 31 — The Miami Dolphins saw 1983 and their season end on a 
sour note as they lost a 27-20 decision to the Seattle Seahawks in the semi-final round 
of the AFC playoffs. Before 71,032 fans in the Orange Bowl, Dolphin rookie 
quarterback Dan Marino returned from his December 4 knee injury. On their second 
possession, the Dolphins launched a 12-play, 80-yard drive ending with a 19-yard TD 
pass from Marino to tight end Dan Johnson (PAT missed). A 59-yard return by 
Zachary Dixon on the ensuing kickoff led to a six-yard scoring toss from Seattle’s Dave 
Krieg to Cullen Bryant, with the extra point giving the Seahawks a one point lead. 
Miami immediately retaliated, using a 17-yard Marino to Mark Duper hook-up to pave 
the way for a 32-yard circus catch by Duper for the touchdown. Early in the third 
quarter, a David Overstreet fumble in Seahawk territory set Seattle up for a 55-yard TD 
march featuring a 28-yard completion from Krieg to Paul Johns, and culminating in a 
one-yard run by Curt Warner. Norm Johnsons 27-yard field goal early in the fourth 
quarter gave Seattle a 17-13 lead The Dolphins managed to regain the lead at 20-17 
following a Gerald Small interception (18-yard return) and Woody Bennett’s two-yard 
jaunt with only 3:43 remaining. However, the lead was shortlived as the Seahawks 
came right back to score on Warner's short run following a pair of Krieg to Steve 
Largent completions for a total of 56 yards. Miami's Fulton Walker then fumbled the 
Seattle kickoff, thus leading to a 37-yard Johnson three-pointer. Another Walker 
kickoff fumble iced the game for the Seahawks, participating in the playoffs for the 
first time in their eight-year history. 


mnn^f d fn n hn’p Jan - 3 °’ Washington Redskins, behind the power 

Bow Retort h Rlgglns - c f me from behind to win Super Bowl XVII in the famedRose 
BowL Before the second largest crowd for a Super Bowl — 103,667 fans — the 

Snn n rlnrk k ^ ^ ^ ** tl ™? *** a ,ittJe more toan ten minutes left on the 
playing clock. The game was marked by a Super Bow! record performance by Fulton 

7?n f u Ur kiC u° Fs 190 yards ’ deluding a 98-yard TD that gave Miami 

i l 7 :i° l halft,n « lead - i,: was toe first kickoff returned for a TD in Super Bowl historv 
and the longest kickoff return in playoff history. Riggins ran up 166 yards on 38 2 
both Super Bovd records. On a short-yardage play - fourth and one from Se 
Redskins 43 with 10:01 to play — Riggins broke a tackle and scored on a 43-yard run 
Riggins accounted for 181 total yards, five more than the entire Miami offense could 

Woodf^'to^Cefalo'pass t fb/a S TD Uarter ' Miami jum P ed ,0 a guick lead witb » 76-yard 


Seattle 0 7 7 13 — 27 

Miami _ 0 13 0 7 - 20 

Miami—Johnson 19 pass from Marino 
(kick failed) 

Seattle—Bryant 6 pass from Krieg 
(Johnson kick) 

Miami—Duper 32 pass from Marino 
(yon Schamann kick) 

Seattle—Warner 1 run (Johnson kick) 
Seattle—FG Johnson 27 
Miami—Bennett 2 run (von Schamann 
kick) 

Seattle—Warner 2 run (Johnson kick) 
r-±^Scattle— FG Johnson 37 



Seattle 

Miami 

First Downs 

21 

21 

Rushes ■ Yards 

42-151 

30-128 

Passing Yards 

183 

193 

Total Yards 

334 

321 

Had QB Sacked 

19 

0-0 

Passes 

29161 

26-162 

Punts 

4-38.0 

4-365 

Fumbles/Lost 

0-0 

3-3 

Penalties/Yards 

215 

530 


A—71,032 actual, 75,116 paid 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

RUSHING — Seattle: Warner 29-113, Bryant 5-22, Hughes 4-21 
Miami: Overstreet 9-50, Bennett 7-31, Franklin 6-28, Nathan 8-19 
PASSING - Seattle: Krieg 28-15-1, 192 yards, I TD 
Miami: Marino 25152 193 yards, 2 TDs 
RECEIVING — Seattle: Warner 538. Johns 4-60, Largent 2-56 
Miami: Duper 9-117, Johnson 2-29. Moore 2-26 


150 


151 



Head Coach: Don Shula 






1970: 


year-by-year 


Won 10, Lost 4 

-Second — Eastern Division 


local TV blackout lifted 


1966: 


Won 3, Lost 11 , 

Fourth (tied) — Eastern Division 


Head Coach: George Wilson 


9/2 

9/9 

9/18 

10/2 

10/9 

10/16 

10/23 

11/6 

11/13 

11/20 

11/27 

12/4 

12/11 

12/18 


1967: 


OAKLAND. L 

NEW YORK JETS.L 

at Buffalo ..* * J- 

at San Diego ... k 

at Oakland. L 

DENVER.W 

at Houston. 7 

BUFFALO. L 

at Kansas City .. k 

at New York Jets.L 

NEW ENGLAND.L 

at Denver .. J- 

KANSAS CITY.k 

HOUSTON.W 


Won 4, Lost 10 

Third (tied) — Eastern Division 


9/17 
9/24 
10/1 
10/8 
10/15 
10/22 
11/5 
11/12 
11/19 
11/26 
12/3 
12/10 
12/17 
12/23 


1968: 


DENVER...W 

KANSAS CITY.L 

at New York Jets. L 

at Kansas City . L 

at New England ........ L 

NEW YORK JETS. - 

at Buffalo ..* J- 

at San Diego .L 

at Oakland ............ L 

BUFFALO ..... ---- • W 

at Houston. k 

SAN DIEGO..W 

NEW ENGLAND.W 

HOUSTON. L 


Won 5, Lost 8, Tied 1 
Third — Eastern Division 


' " PAID ANNOUNCE 

14-23 25.188 . 26.776 

14-19 33.650 .34.402 

24-58 37.176 . 37.546 

10-44 26.451 .26,444 

10-21 28.863 .30.787 

24-7 22.191 .23,393 

20-13 21.999 .23.173 

0-29 36,685 .37.177 

16-34 33.733 . 34.063 

13- 20 57.092 .58.664 

14- 20 22,480 . 22,754 

7-17 32,116 32.592 

18-19 19,387 .17,881 

29-28 19.274 20.045 

416,285 425,697 

Head Coach: George Wilson 

" PAID ANNOUNCE 

35-21 29.072 29,381 

0-24 33.280 36,272 

7-29 59,433 61,240 

0-41 42,920 45.291 

10-41 17,859 23,955 

14-33 28.392 30,049 

13- 35 30,950 31.622 

0-24 32,395 34,761 

17-31 33,753 37,295 

17-14 24.357 27,050 

14- 17 21,865 20,979 

41-24 23,032 23,007 

41-32 22,079 25,969 

10-41 29.628 31,121 

429,015 457,992 

Head Coach: George Wilson 


9/20 _ 
9/21 
10/3 
10/10 
10/18 
10/25 
11/1 
11/8 
11/15 
11/22 
11/30 
12/6 
12/13 
12/20 


12/27 

1971: 


at New England.. L 14-27 

at Houston.V.".V/ 20-10 

OAKLAND. -..-W 20-13 

at New York Jets.W 20-6 

at Buffalo W 33-14 

CLEVELAND. L 0-28 

at Baltimore. L 0-35 

at Philadelphia.L 17*24 

NEW ORLEANS.W 21-10 

BALTIMORE........... W 34-17 

at Atlanta .W 20-7 

NEW ENGLAND.W 37-20 

NEW YORK JETS...... W 16-10 

BUFFALO.W 45-7 


PAID 

27,265 

38,779 

54,412 

61,801 

40,820 

70,872 

59,305 

53,149 

41,557 

63,362 

53,303 

46,370 

71,892 

64,957 

747,844 


ANNOUNCE 

32,607 

39,840 

57,140 

62,712 

41.312 

75.313 
60,240 
58,171 
42,866 
67,699 
54,036 
51,034 
75,099 
70,990 

789,059 


AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF 

at Oakland.L 14-21 52,594 


54,401 


Won 10, Lost 3, Tied 1 
First — Eastern Division 


Head Coach: Don Shula 


9/19 

9/26 

10/3 

10/10 

T0/17 

10/24 

10/31 

11/7 

11/14 

11/21 

11/29 

12/5 

12/11 

12/19 


12/25 

1/2 

1/16 

1972: 


NEW YORK JETS. 


at New England . 


GREEN BAY. 


.. T 

10-10 

..W 

29-14 

.. L 

10-14 

..W 

23-13 

..W 

41-3 

..w 

30-14 

..w 

20-14 

..w 

34-0 

..w 

24-21 

..w 

17-14 

..w 

34-3 

.. L 

13-34 

.. L 

3-14 

.. w 

27-6 


PAID 

50,499 

44,626 

67,161 

59,090 

56,222 

61,170 

68,386 

57,748 

63,178 

73,063 

73,071 

60,110 

59,293 

74,215 

867,832 


AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF 

at Kansas Gty (2 OT)... W 27*24 50,374 

AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP 

BALTIMORE.....W 21-0 78.629 

SUPER BOWL VI AT NEW ORLEANS 

Dallas... ...L 3-24 81,023 


ANNOUNCE 

51,228 

45,139 

66,025 

60,099 

54,566 

62,130 

72,903 

52,404 

61,167 

72,043 

75,061 

61,457 

60,238 

73,122 

867.582 

45,822 

78,939 

80,591 


announce 


Won 14, Lost 0 

First — Eastern Division 


Head Coach: Don Shula 


9/14 

9/21 

9/28 

10/6 

10/12 

10/20 

10/27 

11/3 

11/10 

11/17 

11/24 

12/1 

12/8 

12/15 


1969: 


9/14 

9/20 

9/28 

10/4 

10/11 

10/19 

10/26 

11/2 

11/9 

11/16 

11/23 

11/30 

12/7 

12/14 


HOUSTON 
OAKLAND ... 
KANSAS CITY 
at Houston ... 
BUFFALO.... 
at Cincinnati.. 


at Buffalo. 

CINCINNATI. 

at New England. 


NEW YORK JETS. 


Won 3, Lost 10, Tied 1 
Fifth — Eastern Division 

at Cincinnati. k 

at Oakland... k 

at Houston ... • • L 

OAKLAND ..T 

SAN DIEGO. k 

at Kansas City . L 

BUFFALO.W 

at New York Jets.. L 

at New England.W 

at Buffalo. k 

HOUSTON. L 

New England. L 

(at Tampa) 

DENVER.W 

NEW YORK JETS.k 


152 


L 

10-24 

38,097 

40,067 




.. L 

21-47 

28,751 

30,021 

9/17 

at Kansas City. 

..W 

... L 

3-48 

27,732 

28,501 

9/24 

HOUSTON. 

.. W 

. .W 

24-7 

35,424 

36,109 

10/1 

at Minnesota. 

...w 

.. T 

14-14 

28,653 

28,559 

10/8 

at New York Jets .... 

...w 

...W 

24-22 

25,076 

25,936 

10/15 

SAN DIEGO. 

... w 

... L 

14-21 

43,411 

44,115 

10/22 

BUFFALO. 

.. . w 

... L 

28-34 

31,686 

37,284 

10/29 

at Baltimore. 

... w 

... W 

21-17 

28,399 

28,759 

11/5 

at Buffalo. 

...w 

L 

21-38 

30,304 

31,747 

11/12 

NEW ENGLAND .... 

...w 

;;;w 

34-10 

13,646 

18,305 

11/19 

NEW YORK JETS ... 

...w 

.. L 

17-35 

60,207 

61,766 

11/27 

ST. LOUIS. 

... w 

.. . W 

38-7 

24,902 

24,242 f 

12/3 

at New England. 

,..w 

L 

7-31 

31,302 

32,843 

12/10 

at New York Giants .. 

...w 



447,590 

468,271 

12/16 

BALTIMORE. 

...w 


Head Coach: George Wilson 



PAID 

ANNOUNCE 

21-27 

24,487 

25,335 ! 

17-20 

48,477 

50,277 ( 

10-22 

40,387 

41,086 ; 

20-20 

32,668 

35,614 

14-21 

33,073 

34,585 ' 

10-17 

47,038 

49,809 

24-6 

39,194 

39,837 5 

31-34 

60,793 

61,761 , 

17- 1 6 

10,665 

8,374 

3-28 

32,344 

32,868 

7*32 

27,114 

27,218 ; 

23-38 

27,179 

32,121 , 

27-24 

24,972 

25,332 ! 

9-27 

42,148 

48,108 j 


490,539 

512,335 


PAID ANNOUNCE 

20-10 78,736 79,829 

34-13 75,069 71,285 

16-14 45.766 47,900 

27- 17 61,720 63,841 

24-10 78,212 77,596 

24-23 78,175 75,185 

23-0 59,303 60,000 

3016 45,659 46,206 

52-0 78,148 75,528 

28- 24 78,166 78,914 

3H 0 78,190 76,801 

37-21 60,144 60,999 

23*13 62.728 62,728 

16-0 78,202 76,696 

958,218 953,508 

AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF 

CLEVELAND..W 20-14 78,916 78,196 

AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP 

at Pittsburgh...W 2M 7 50,845 50,350 

SUPER BOWL VII AT LOS ANGELES 
Washington.. W 14-7 90,182 85,462 


12/24 

12/31 

1/14 

1973: 


Won 12, Lost 2 

First — Eastern Division 


9/16 

9/23 

9/30 

10/7 

10/15 

10/21 

10/28 

11/4 


Head Coach: Don Shula 
PAID ANNOUNCE 


at Oakland 


at New York Jets .... 


..W 

21-13 

.. L 

7-12 

..W 

44-23 

..W 

31-3 

..w 

17-9 

..w 

27-6 

..w 

30-14 

w 

24-14 

153 



78,768 

74,044 

78,830 

78,821 

78.424 

78,738 

60,268 

61,462 


68,275 

74,121 

62,508 

63,850 

72,070 

65,241 

57,617 

57,591 
































































































































11/11 

• 

BALTIMORE...... 

.W 

44-0 

78,584 

60,332 

11/18 

• 

at Buffalo. 

..... W 

17*0 

79,401 

77,138 

11/22 

• 

at Dallas ......... 

.....W 

14-7 

62,967 

58,089 

12/3 

• 

PITTSBURGH ..... 

.....W 

30*26 

78,922 

68,901 

12/9 


at Baltimore. 

..... L 

3-16 

57,834 

41,005 

12/15 

• 

DETROIT ........ 

.....W 

34-7 

78,337 

53,375 






1,025,400 

822,496 



AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF 


12/23 


CINCINNATI. 

.W 

34*16 

78,928 

75,770 



AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP 


12/30 

• 

OAKLAND. 

.W 

27-10 

79.325 

75,105 



SUPER BOWL VIII AT HOUSTON 


1/13 


Minnesota. 

.....W 

24*7 

71,882 

68,142 

1974: 

Won 11, Lost 3 



Head Coach: 

Don Shula 


First — Eastern Division 


PAID ANNOUNCE 


9/15 


at New England. 

... L 

24*34 

54,193 

55,006 

9/22 

• 

at Buffalo. 

...W 

24*16 

79,463 

78,990 

9/29 


at San Diego. 

... W 

28-21 

44,183 

44,706 

10/7 

• 

NEW YORK JETS ... 

...W 

21*17 

78,219 

61,527 

10/13 

• 

at Washington. 

... L 

17-20 

52,379 

54,395 

10/20 


KANSAS CITY. 

...W 

9-3 

75,358 

67,779 

10/27 


BALTIMORE ........ 

...W 

17-7 

72,849 

65,868 

11/3 


ATLANTA .......... 

...W 

42-7 

74,935 

64,399 

11/10 


at New Orleans . .. .. 

... W 

21*0 

73,458 

74,289 

11/17 

• 

BUFFALO.......... 

...W 

35*28 

78.771 

69,313 

11/24 

• 

at New York Jets .... 

... L 

14-17 

60,481 

57,162 

12/2 


CINCINNATI........ 

...W 

24*3 

78,675 

71,962 

12/8 


at Baltimore.... 

...W 

17*16 

40,911 

34,420 

12/15 

• 

NEW ENGLAND .... 

.. .W 

34*27 

78,611 

56,920 






942,486 

856,736 



AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF 


12/21 


at Oakland. 

... L 

26-28 

53,023 

52,817^ 


PAID ANNOUNCE 


9/22 


OAKLAND. 

... L 

21*31 

78,805 

78,744 

9/28 

• 

at New England. 

...W 

22-14 

59,869 

59,967 

10/5 

• 

at Green Bay. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

...W 

31-7 

55,270 

55,390 

10/12 


...W 

24-16 

62,925 

60,127 

10/19 

• 

at New York Jets .... 

...W 

43-0 

60,471 

47,191 

10/26 

• 

at Buffalo. 

...W 

35-30 

79,429 

79,080 

11/2 


at Chicago. 

NEW YORK JETS ... 

...W 

46-13 

56,577 

51,298 

11/9 


...W 

27-7 

75,631 

72,896 

11/16 

• 

at Houston. 

... L 

19-20 

50,494 

48,892 

11/23 


BALTIMORE. 

... L 

17-33 

67,029 

61.986 

12/1 


NEW ENGLAND 

... W 

20-7 

68,480 

61,963 

12/7 


BUFFALO...... 

...W 

31-21 

78,701 

74,573 

12/14 

• 

at Baltimore (OT) .. . 

... L 

7-10 

59,808 

59,398 

12/20 


DENVER. 

...W 

14*13 

56,187 

909,676 

43,064 

854,575 

1976: 

Won 6, Lost 8 



Head Coach: Don Shula 


Third — Eastern Division 


PAID ANNOUNCE 


9/13 

at Buffalo...... 

. .W 

30*21 

77,800 

77,683 

9/19 

at New England ...... 

.. L 

14-30 

41,184 

41,879 

9/26 

NEW YORK JETS .... 

.. W 

16-0 

53,600 

49,754 

10/3 

LOS ANGELES. 

.. L 

28*31 

65,314 

60,753 

10/10 

• at Baltimore. 

.. L 

14-28 

59,295 

58,832 

10/17 

KANSAS CITY (OT) .. 

.. L 

17-20 

50,471 

43,325 

10/24 

at Tampa Bay. 

..W 

23-20 

63,016 

59,155 

10/31 

NEW ENGLAND. 

..W 

10-3 

57,984 

52,863 

11/7 

at New York Jets. 

.. W 

27-7 

58,882 

53,344 

11/14 

11/22 

• at Pittsburgh. 

BALTIMORE. 

.. L 
.. L 

3-14 

16-17 

49,813 

68,372 

48,945 

62,104 

11/28 

at Cleveland. 

.. L 

13*17 

76,562 

74.715 

12/5 

BUFFALO. 

,.W 

45-27 

51,423 

43,475 

12/11 

MINNESOTA. 

.. L 

7-29 

52,945 

46,543 




826,661 

773,370 

1977: 

Won 10, Lost 4 



Head Coach: 

Don Shula 


First (Tied) — Eastern Division 






PAID 

ANNOUNCE 

9/18 

at Buffalo. 

...W 

13*0 

78,048 

76,097 

9/25 

at San Francisco .. . 

...w 

19-15 

45,560 

40,503 

10/2 

HOUSTON ........ 

... w 

27-7 

50,764 

49,619 

10/9 

at Baltimore ... 

... L 

28-45 

56,829 

57,005 

10/16 

NEW YORK JETS .. 

...W 

21-17 

45,048 

43,446 

10/23 

SEATTLE ......... 

...W 

31-13 

38,967 

29,858 

10/30 

SAN DIEGO ....... 

.... L 

154 

13-14 

47,525 

40,670 


11/6 

11/13 

11/20 

11/24 

12/5 

12/11 

12/17 

1978: 

at New York Jets.W 

NEW ENGLAND.W 

• at Cincinnati. L 

• at St Louis. W 

• BALTIMORE ..W 

• at New England ..L 

BUFFALO....,W 

Won 11, Lost 5 

First (Tied) — Eastern Division 

14-10 

17*5 

17-23 

55-14 

17-6 

10-14 

3M4 

53,698 

66,743 

58,710 

50.855 
74,216 
60,329 

45.855 
773,147 

Head Coach: 

51,582 

67,502 

46,733 

50,269 

68,977 

61,064 

39,626 

722,951 

Don Shula 






PAID ANNOUNCE 

9/3 


at New York Jets .... 

... L 

20-33 

53,941 

49,598 

9/10 


at Baltimore. 

...W 

42-0 

47,658 

46,426 

9/17 


BUFFALO.. 

...W 

31-24 

51,362 

48,373 

9/24 

• 

at Philadelphia. 

... L 

3-17 

64,328 

62,998 

10/1 


ST. LOUIS. 

...W 

24*10 

47,650 

43,882 

10/9 — 


CINCINNATI. 

...W 

21*0 

57,481 

54,729 

10/15 


at San Diego. 

...W 

28-21 

51,426 

50,637 

10/22 

• 

at New England. 

... L 

24*33 

60,314 

60,424 

10/29 


BALTIMORE.. 

...W 

26-8 

55,783 

53,524 

11/5 

• 

DALLAS. 

... W 

23-16 

74,058 

70,414 

11/12 


at Buffalo. 

...w 

25-24 

50,110 

48,623 

11/20 

• 

at Houston. 

... L 

30-35 

51,189 

50,290 

11/26 


NEW YORK JETS... 

... L 

13-24 

53,900 

49,255 

12/3 

• 

at Washington .. 

...W 

16-0 

54,239 

52,860 

12/10 


OAKLAND. 

... W 

23-6 

73,889 

73,003 

12/18 


NEW ENGLAND .... 

...W 

23*3 

73,945 

72,071 






921,273 

887,107 



AFC WILD CARD PLAYOFF 


12/24 


HOUSTON.... 

... L 

9*17 

72,445 

70,036 


1979: Won 10, Lost 6 Head Coach: Don Shula 

First — Eastern Division _ 


PAID ANNOUNCE 

70,841 69,441 

60,045 56,233 

47,748 44,187 

66,598 66.011 

59,595 51,496 

53,419 52,419 

54,062 45,597 

60,372 61,096 

54,343 47,741 

73,900 70.273 

56,884 50,193 

79,819 80,374 

44,989 38,016 

73,628 69,174 

79,073 78,087 

58,620 49,915 

993,936 930,253 

AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF 
12/30 • at Pittsburgh. L 14*34 50,320 50,214 


1980: Won 8, Lost 8 Head Coach: Don Shuia 

Third — Eastern Division 


- - ■ 




. — 

PAID 

ANNOUNCE 

9/7 


at Buffalo... 

. L 

7*17 

79,312 

79.598 

9/14 


CINCINNATI.......... 

. W 

17-16 

45,480 

38,322 

9/21 

• 

at Atlanta . 

. W 

20-17 

58,558 

55,479 

9/28 


NEW ORLEANS. 

.W 

21-16 

46,599 

40.946 

10/5 


BALTIMORE. 

. L 

17*30 

53,838 

50,631 

10/12 

• 

at New England ....... 

. L 

0-34 

60,392 

60,377 

10/19 


BUFFALO. 

.W 

17-14 

49.499 

41,636 

10/27 


at New York Jets. 

. L 

14-17 

59,677 

53,046 

11/2 


at Oakland. 

. L 

10-16 

47,274 

46,378 

11/9 

• 

at Los Angeles ...._ 

.W 

35-14 

67,75! 

62,198 

11/16 


SAN FRANCISCO. 

. W 

17-13 

50,219 

45,135 

11/20 


SAN DIEGO (OT). 

. L 

24*27 

66,009 

63,013 

11/30 

• 

at Pittsburgh..... 

. L 

10-23 

54,082 

51,384 

12/8 


NEW ENGLAND (OT) . 

.W 

16-13 

62,649 

63,292 

12/14 


at Baltimore. 

.w 

24*14 

36,136 

30,564 

12/20 


NEW YORK JETS. 

. L 

17-24 

47,920 

41,854 






885,395 

823,853 

1981: 

Won 11, Lost 4, Tied 1 



Head Coach: Don Shula 


-First — Eastern Division 










PAID 

ANNOUNCE 

3/6 


at St Louis. 

.W 

20-7 

50,923 

50,351 

9/10 


PITTSBURGH. 

.w 

30-10 

73,876 

74,190 

9/20 

• 

at Houston ........... 

.w 

16-10 

51,344 

47,379 

9/27 


at Baltimore_ ...... 

.w 

31-28 

41.630 

39,273 

10/4 


NEW YORK JETS (OT) 

, T 

28-28 

68,356 

68,723 

10/12 

• 

at Buffalo ............ 

. L 

21*31 

79,275 

78,576 


155 


1975: 


Won 10, Lost 4 

First (Tied) — Eastern Division 


Head Coach: Don Shula 


9/2 

9/9 

9/16 
“ "9/23 “ 
9/30 
10/8 
10/14 
10/21 
10/28 
11/5 
11/11 
11/18 
1/25 
1/29 
2/9 
:2/l5 


at Buffalo.W 

SEATTLE.W 


9-7 

19-10 


—- 

CHICAGO 7.77..:.. 

. . . w 

7.7 W 

til 

37-T6 


at New York Jets ... 

... L 

27-33 

• 

at Oakland. 

... L 

3-13 


BUFFALO. 

...W 

17*7 

• 

at New England .... 

... L 

13-28 


GREEN BAY. 

... W 

27-7 


HOUSTON ... 

... L 

6*9 


BALTIMORE. 

...W 

19-0 


at Cleveland (OT) .. 

... L 

24*30 


at Baltimore. 

...W 

28*24 

• 

NEW ENGLAND ... 

...W 

39-24 


at Detroit. 

... W 

28-10 


NEW YORK JETS.. 

... L 

24-27 


























































































































10/18 

10/25 

n/1 

11/8 

11/15 

11/22 

11/30 

12/6 

12/13 

12/19 



WASHINGTON. 

,.W 

13-10 

51,710 

• 

at Dallas... 

.. L 

27-28 

63,695 


BALTIMORE. 

..W 

27-10 

50,473 

• 

at New England (OT) . 

,.W 

30-27 

60,334 


OAKLAND. 

.. L 

17-33 

66,359 

• 

at New York Jets. 

.. L 

15-16 

59,655 

• 

PHILADELPHIA ...... 

..W 

13-10 

73,916 


NEW ENGLAND. 

. .W 

24-14 

54,326 


at Kansas City. 

,.w 

17-7 

57,477 


BUFFALO.. 

,.w 

16-6 

73,629 

976,978 


47,367 

64,221 

46,061 

60,436 

61,777 

59,962 

67,797 

50,421 

57,407 

72,956 

949,254 


AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF 

1/2 • SAN DIEGO (OT) ...... L 38-41 74,233 73,735 


1982: 


9/12 

9/19 

11/21 

11/29 

12/5 

12/12 

12/18 

12/27 

1/2 


Won 7, Lost 2 Head Coach: Don Shula 

Second (Tied) — American Football Conference_ 





PAID 

ANNOUNCE 

at New York Jets .... 

...W 

45-28 

54,236 

53,360 

BALTIMORE. 

...W 

24-20 

53,823 

51,999 

at Buffalo... 

...W 

9-7 

54,475 

52,945 

at Tampa Bay....... 

... L 

17-23 

70,686 

54,854 

MINNESOTA ....... 

...W 

22-14 

50,474 

45,721 

at New England. 

... L 

0-3 

33,293 

25,716 

NEW YORK JETS... 

... W 

20-19 

66,056 

67,307 

BUFFALO. 

...W 

27-10 

73,742 

73,924 

at Baltimore. 

...W 

34-7 

22,354 

479,139 

19,073 

444,899 


1/8 

1/16 

1/23 

1/30 


AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF (first round) 

NEW ENGLAND.W 28*13 70,881 

AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF (second round) 

• SAN DIEGO.W 34-13 73,772 

AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP 

• NEW YORK JETS.W 14-0 74,918 

SUPER BOWL XVII AT PASADENA 
Washington. L 17-27 


68,842 

71,383 

67,396 

103,667 


1983: 


9/4 

9/11 

9/19 

9/25 

10/2 

10/9 

10/16 

10/23 

10/30 

11/6 

11/13 

11/20 

11/28 

12/4 

12/10 

12/16 


Won 12, Lost 4 Head Coach: Don Shula 

First — Eastern Division_ ... 


at Buffalo.W 


NEW ENGLAND.W 

at LA. Raiders. L 

KANSAS CITY.W 

at New Orleans L 

BUFFALO (OT) ........ L 

at New York Jets.W 

at Baltimore.W 

LA. RAMS.W 

at San Francisco ..W 

at New England.. L 

BALTIMORE.W 

• CINCINNATI...W 

at Houston. W 

ATLANTA ..W 

NEW YORK JETS.W 



PAID 

ANNOUNCE 

12-0 

80,020 

78,715 

34-24 

62,309 

59,343 

14-27 

60,696 

57,796 

14-6 

55,125 

50,785 

7-17 

71,081 

66,489 

35-38 

62,716 

59,948 

32-14 

60,370 

58,615 

21-7 

45,768 

32,343 

30-14 

74,856 

72,175 

20-17 

61,047 

57.832 

6-17 

61,150 

60,771 

37-0 

59,736 

54,482 

38-14 

75,007 

74,506 

24*17 

50,365 

39,434 

31*24 

62,552 

56,725 

34-14 

75,057 

59,975 


1,017,855 

939,934 


12/31 


AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF 

SEATTLE... L 20*27 75,116 


71,032 


DOLPHINS VS. THE NFL 


MIAMI 4, ATLANTA 0 _ 

1970 -Miami 20, at Atlanta 7 
1974 —at Miami 42, Atlanta 7 

1980 -Miami 20. at Atlanta 17 
1983 —at Miami 31, Atlanta 24 

MIAMI 28, BUFFALO 7 (1 tie) 

1966 —at Buffalo 58, Miami 24 

Buffalo 29. at Miami 0 

1967 —at Buffalo 35, Miami 13 
, at Miami I Buffalo 14 

1968 —at Miami 14, Buffalo 14 (tie) 

Miami 21, at Buffalo 17 

1969 —at Miami 24. Buffalo 6 

at Buffalo 28, Miami 3 

1970 —Miami 33. at Buffalo 14 

at Miami 45. Buffalo 7 

1971 — Miami 29. at Buffalo 14 

at Miami 34, Buffalo 0 

1972 —at Miami 24, Buffalo 23 

Miami 30, at Buffalo 16 

1973 —at Miami 27, Buffalo 6 

Miami 17, at Buffalo 0 

1974 —Miami 24, at Buffalo 16 

at Miami 35, Buffalo 28 

1975 -Miami 35, at Buffalo 30 

at Miami 31, Buffalo 21 
:976 -Miami 30, at Buffalo 21 
at Miami 45, Buffalo 27 

1977 -Miami 13, at Buffalo 0 

at Miami 31, Buffalo 14 

1978 —at Miami 31, Buffalo 24 

Miami 25. at Buffalo 24 

1979 -Miami 9, at Buffalo 7 

ai Miami 17, B uffalo 7 
T §80 —at Buffalo t?, MtamfT 
at Miami 17. Buffalo 14 

1981 —at Buffalo 31, Miami 21 

at Miami 16, Buffalo 6 

1982 —Miami 9, at Buffalo 6 

at Miami 20, Buffalo 10 

1983 -Miami 1Z at Buffalo 0 

Buffalo 38, at Miami 35 (OT) 


MIAMI 3, CHICAGO 0 

1971 —at Miami 34, Chicago 3 
1975 — Miami 46, at Chicago 13 
1979 —at Miami 31, Chicago 16 


MIAMI 7, CINCINNATI 3 

1968 —Miami 24, at QndnnaU 22 

Gncinnati 38, at Miami 21 

1969 —at Gncinnati 27, Miami 21 

1971 —Miami 23, at Cincinnati 13 

1 1973 —"at Miami 34, Gncinnati 16 

1974 —at Miami 24, Gncinnati 3 
1977 —at Gncinnati 23, Miami 17 

{ 1978 —at Miami 21, Gncinnati 0 

« 1980 —at Miami 17, Cincinnati 16 

1983 —at Miami 38. Gncinnati 14 

| CLEVELAND 3. MIAMI 2 

1970 —Cleveland 28, at Miami 0 

1972 —"at Miami 20, Cleveland 14 

1973 —Miami 17, at Cleveland 9 
1976 -at Cleveland 17, Miami 13 
1979 —at Cleveland 30, Miami 24 (ot) 


MIAMI 2, DALLAS 2 

1971 —""Dallas 24, Miami 3 
1973 -Miami 14, at Dallas 7 
1978 —at Miami 23, Dallas 16 
1981 —at Dallas 28, Miami 27 


MIAMI 4, DENVER 2 (1 tic) 

1966 —at Miami 24, Denver 7 

at Denver 17, Miami 7 

1967 —at Miami 35, Denver 21 

1968 —at Denver 21, Miami 14 

1969 —at Miami 27, Denver 24 
1971 —Miami 10, at Denver 10 (tie) 

1975 —at Miami 14, Denver 13 


MIAMI 2, DETROIT 0 

1973 -at Miami 34, Detroit 7 
1979 —Miami 28, at Detroit 10 


MIAMI 3, GREEN BAY 0 

1971 —at Miami 27, Green Bay 6 
1975 -Miami 31. at Green Bay 7 
1979 —at Miami 27, Green Bay 7 


HOUSTON 9, MIAMI 8 

1966 —Miami 20, at Houston 13 

at Miami 29, Houston 28 

1967 —at Houston 17, Miami 14 

Houston 41. at Miami 10 

1968 —Houston 24, at Miami 10 

Miami 24, at Houston 7 

1969 —at Houston 22, Miami 10 

Houston 32, at Miami 7 

1970 —Miami 20, at Houston 10 
1972 —at Miami 34, Houston 13 
1975 —at Houston 20, Miami 19 

1977 -at Miami 27, Houston 7 

1978 —at Houston 35, Miami 30 

"Houston 17, at Miami 9 
' 1979 —Houston 9, at Miami 6 
1981 —Miami 16, at Houston 10 
1983 —Miami 24. at Houston 17 


MIAMI 20, INDIANAPOLIS 9 

1970 —at Baltimore 35, Miami 0 

at Miami 34, Baltimore 17 

1971 —at Miami 17, Baltimore 14 

at Baltimore 14, Miami 3 
**at Miami 21, Baltimore 0 

1972 -Miami 23, at Baltimore 0 

at Miami 16, Baltimore 0 

1973 —at Miami 44, Baltimore 0 

at Baltimore 16, Miami 3 

1974 —at Miami 17, Baltimore 7 

Miami 17, at Baltimore 16 

1975 —Baltimore 33, at Miami 17 

at Baltimre 10, Miami 7 (ot) 

1976 —at Baltimore 28, Miami 14 

Baltimore 17, at Miami 16 

1977 —at Baltimore 45, Miami 28 

at Miami 17, Baltimore 6 

1978 —Miami 42, at Baltimore 0 

at Miami 26, Baltimore 8 

1979 —at Miami 19, Baltimore 0 

Miami 28. at Baltimore 24 

1980 - Baltimore 30, at Miami 17 

Miami 24, at Baltimore 14 

1981 -Miami 31, at Baltimore 28 

at Miami 27, Baltimore 10 

1982 -at Miami 24, Baltimore 20 

Miami 34, at Baltimore 7 

1983 -Miami 21, at Baltimore 7 

at Miami 37, Baltimore 0 


KANSAS CITY 7, MIAMI 5 

1966 —at Kansas City 34, Miami 16 

Kansas City 19, at Miami 18 

1967 —Kansas City 24, at Miami 0 

at Kansas City 41, Miami 0 

1968 —Kansas City 48, at Miami 3 

1969 —at Kansas Gty 17, Miami 10 

1971 -‘Miami 27. at Kansas Crty 24 

(double overtime) 

1972 -Miami 20, at Kansas City 10 


156 


157 











































1974 —at Miami 9, Kansas Gty 3 
1976 —Kansas City 20, at Miami 17 
1981 -Miami 17, at Kansas City 7 
1983 —at Miami 14, Kansas City 6 


MIAMI 1, NY GIANTS 0 

1972 -Miami 23, at MY Giants 13 


L.A. RAIDERS 13, MIAMI 3 (1 tie) MIAMI 19 NY JETS 17 (1 tie) 


(formerly Oakland) 

1966 -Oakland 23, at Miami 14 

at Oakland 21, Miami 10 

1967 —at Oakland 31, Miami 17 

1968 —Oakland 47, at Miami 21 

1969 —at Oakland 20, Miami 17 

at Miami 20, Oakland 20 (tie) 

1970 —at Miami 20, Oakland 13 

•at Oakland 21, Miami 14 

1973 -at Oakland 12, Miami 7 

••at Miami 27, Oakland 10 

1974 — *at Oakland 28, Miami 26 

1975 -Oakland 31, at Miami 21 

1978 —at Miami 23. Oakland 6 

1979 —at Oakland 13, Miami 3 

1980 —at Okland 16, Miami 10 

1981 -Oakland 33, at Miami 17 
1983 —at LA. Raiders 27, Miami 14 


MIAMI 3, L.A. RAMS 1 

1971 — Miami 20, at Los Angeles 14 
1976 —Los Angeles 31, at Miami 28 
1980 —Miami 35, at Los Angeles 14 
1983 —at Miami 30, Los Angeles 14 


MIAMI 4, MINNESOTA 1 

1972 —Miami 16, at Minnesota 14 

1973 —•••Miami 24, Minnesota 7 
1976 —Minnesota 29, at Miami 7 
1979 —Miami 27, at Minnesota 12 
1982 —at Miami 22, Minnesota 14 


MIAMI 22, NEW ENGLAND 13 

1966 —New England 20, at Miami 14 

1967 —at New England 41, Miami 10 

at Miami 41, New England 32 

1968 —Miami 34, at New England 10 

at Miami 38, New England 7 

1969 —Miami 17, at New England 16 

New England 38, Miami 23 
(Tampa) 

1970 —at New England 27, Miami 14 

at Miami 37, New England 20 

1971 —at Miami 41, New England 3 

at New England 34. Miami 13 

1972 —at Miami 42, New England 0 

Miami 37, at New England 21 

1973 —at Miami 44, New England 23 

Miami 30, at New England 14 

1974 —at New England 34, Miami 24 

at Miami 34, New England 27 

1975 —Miami 22, at New England 14 

at Miami 20, New England 7 

1976 —at New England 30, Miami 14 

at Miami 10, New England 3 

1977 —at Miami 17, New England 5 

at New England 14, Miami 10 

1978 —at New England 33, Miami 24 

at Miami 23, New England 3 

1979 —at New England 28, Miami 13 

at Miami 39, New England 24 

1980 —at New England 34, Miami 0 

at Miami 16, New England 13 (ot) 

1981 —Miami 30, at New England 27 (ot) 

at Miami 24, New England 14 

1982 —at New England 3, Miami 0 

•at Miami 28, New England 13 

1983 —at Miami 34, New England 24 

at New England 17, Miami 6 


MIAMI 3, NEW ORLEANS 1 

1970 —at Miami 21, New Orleans 10 
1974 —Miami 21, at New Orleans 0 
1980 —at Miami 21, New Orleans 16 
1983 —at New Orleans 17, Miami 7 


1966 -NY Jets 19, at Miami 14 

at NY Jets 30, Miami 13 

1967 -at NY Jets 29, Miami 7 

NY Jets 33, at Miami 14 

1968 -at NY Jets 35, Miami 17 

NY Jets 31, at Miami 7 

1969 —at NY Jets 34, Miami 31 

NY Jets 27, at Miami 9 

1970 -Miami 20, at NY Jets 6 

at Miami 16, NY Jets 0 

1971 -NY Jets 14, at Miami 10 

Miami 30, at NY Jets 14 

1972 -Miami 27, at NY Jets 17 

at Miami 28, NY Jets 24 

1973 -at Miami 31. NY Jets 3 

Miami 24, at NY Jets 14 

1974 -at Miami 21, NY Jets 17 

at NY Jets 17, Miami 14 

1975 -Miami 43, at NY Jets 0 

at Miami 27, NY Jets 7 

1976 -at Miami 16, NY Jets 0 

Miami 27, at NY Jets 7 

1977 -at Miami 21, NY Jets 17 

Miami 14. at NY Jets 10 

1978 -at NY Jets 33, Miami 20 

NY Jets 24, at Miami 13 

1979 -at NY Jets 33, Miami 27 

NY Jets 27. at Miami 24 

1980 -at NY Jets 17, Miami ]4 

NY Jets 24, at Miami 17 

1981 -at Miami 28, NY Jets 28 (tie) 

at NY Jets 16, Miami 15 

1982 -Miami 45 at NY Jets 28 

at Miami 20, NY Jets 19 
**at Miami 14. NY Jets 0 

1983 -Miami 32 at NY Jets 14 

at Miami 34, NY Jets 14 


MIAMI 2, PHILADELPHIA 2 

1970 —at Philadelphia 24, Mimai 17 
1975 —at Miami 24, Philadelphia 16 
1978 -at Philadelphia 17, Miami 3 
1981 —at Miami 13, Philadelphia 10 


MIAMI 4, PITTSBURGH 3 

1971 —at Miami 24, Pittsburgh 21 

1972 — “Miami 21, at Pittsburgh 17 

1973 —at Miami 30, Pittsburgh 26 
1976 —at Pittsburgh 14. Miami 3 

1979 —*at Pittsburgh 34, Miami 14 

1980 —at Pittsburgh 23, Miami 10 

1981 —at Miami 30, Pittsburgh 10 


MIAMI 4, ST. LOUIS 0 

1972 —at Miami 31, St. Louis 10 

1977 —Miami 55, at St. Louis 14 

1978 —at Miami 24, St. Louis 10 
1981 —Miami 20, at St. Louis 7 


SAN DIEGO 7, MIAMI 5 

1966 —at San Diego 44, Miami 10 

1967 —at San Diego 24, Miami 0 

at Miami 41, San Diego 24 

1968 —at San Diego 34, Miami 28 

1969 —San Diego 21, at Miami 14 
1972 —at Miami 24, San Diego 10 
1974 —Miami 28, at San Diego 21 

1977 —San Diego 14, at Miami 13 

1978 —Miami 28, at San Diego 21 

1980 —San Diego 27, at Miami 24 (ot) 

1981 —*San Diego 41, at Miami 38 (ot) 

1982 —*at Miami 34, San Diego 13 


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MIAMI 4, SAN FRANCISCO 0 

1973 —at Miami 21, San Francisco 13 
1977 — Miami 19, at San Francisco 15 
1980 —at Miami 17, San Francisco 13 
1983 —Miami 20, at San Francisco 17 


MIAMI 2, SEATTLE 1 

1977 -at Miami 31, Seattle 13 
1979 —at Miami 19, Seattle 10 
•1983 -Seattle 27. at Miami 20 


MIAMI 1, TAMPA BAY 1 

1976 -Miami 23, at Tampa Bay 20 
1982 —at Tampa Bay 23, Miami 17 


MIAMI 3, WASHINGTON 2 

1972 -•••Miami 14, Washington 7 
1974 —at Washington 20, Miami 17 
1978 —Miami 16, at Washington 0 

1981 —at Miami 13. Washington 10 

1982 -—Washington 27, Miami 17 


•AFC playoff **AFC championship —Super Bowl 


DOLPHINS 21-0 VS. 8 CLUBS 

The Miami Dolphins have built a perfect 21-0 record against 8 clubs in the National 
Football League through the 1983 season. 

Those teams which have never beaten Miami are Atlanta (0*4), Chicago (03), 
Detroit (02), Green Bay (03), New York Giants (0-1), St. Louis (04), and San 
Francisco (03). 

Miami set an NFL record with 20 consecutive victories over Buffalo from 1970 
through 1979. Entering 1984, the Dolphins have beaten New England 16 straight 
times at the Orange Bowl. 


BIG CROWDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

The Miami Dolphins possess a 20-3 record at the Orange Bowl for games which 
attracted more than 72,000 fans through the turnstile. For crowds above 65,000 the 
Dolphins have a 44-7-1 record and a winning percentage of .856. 


ALL-TINE DOLPHIN 
WON-LOSS RECORDS 


OPPONENT 

w 

L 

T 

PCT. 

PTS. 

OPP. 

LAST 

MET 

Atlanta. 

4 

0 

0 

1.000 

113 

55 

1983 

Baltimore. 

.. 20 

9 

0 

.690 

624 

406 

1983 

Buffalo. 

.. 28 

7 

1 

.792 

825 

623 

1983 

Chicago. 

3 

0 

0 

1.000 

111 

32 

1979 

Cincinnati. 

7 

3 

0 

.700 

240 

172 

1983 

Cleveland. 

2 

3 

0 

.400 

74 

98 

1979 

Dallas. 

2 

2 

0 

.500 

67 

75 

1981 

Denver. 

4 

2 

1 

.642 

131 

113 

1975 

Detroit. 

2 

0 

0 

1.000 

62 

17 

1979 

Green Bay. 

3 

0 

0 

1.000 

85 

20 

1979 

Houston. 

8 

9 

0 

.471 

309 

322 

1983 

Kansas City. 

5 

7 

0 

.417 

151 

253 

1983 

LA. Raiders. 

3 

13 

1 

,206 

281 

372 

1983 

LA. Rams. 

3 

1 

0 

.750 

114 

73 

1983 

Minnesota . 

4 

1 

0 

.800 

96 

76 

1982 

New England. 

.. 22 

13 

0 

.629 

833 

673 

1983 

New Orleans. 

3 

1 

0 

.750 

70 

43 

1983 

New York Giants.... 

1 

0 

0 

1.000 

23 

13 

1972 

New York Jets. 

.. 19 

17 

1 

.527 

784 

692 

1983 

Philadelphia. 

2 

2 

0 

.500 

57 

67 

1981 

Pittsburgh . 

4 

3 

0 

.571 

132 

145 

1981 

St Louis. 

4 

0 

0 

1.000 

130 

41 

1981 

San Diego. 

5 

7 

0 

.417 

282 

294 

1982 

San Francisco. 

4 

0 

0 

1.000 

77 

58 

1983 

Seattle. 

2 

1 

0 

.667 

70 

50 

1983 

Tampa Bay. 

1 

1 

0 

.500 

40 

43 

1982 

Washington. 

3 

2 

0 

.600 

77 

64 

1982 

TOTALS. 

.. 168 

104 

4 

.616 

5,857 

4,890 



(includes postseason games) 


158 


159 
































DOLPHINS VS. THE NFL 


(Pre-Season) 

LAST 

OPPONENT _ W L T PCT. PTS. OPP. MTG. 

Atlanta..... 2 2 0 .500 77 70 1972 

Buffalo... 1 0 1 .750 38 35 1968 

Chicago. 2 1 1 .625 70 42 1975 

Cincinnati.. 4 3 0 . 571 120 117 1975 

Cleveland . (NO GAMES) 

Dallas .................. 1 2 0 .333 60 60 1983 

Denver.. 2 2 0 .500 73 61 1982 

Detroit. 5 1 0 .833 149 124 1981 

Green Bay... 1 2 0 .333 41 34 1974 

Houston . 1 0 0 1.000 10 6 1976 

Indianapolis . 1 2 0 .333 43 58 1970 

Kansas City. Ill .500 49 57 1982 

Los Angeles Raiders. (NO GAMES) 

Los Angeles Rams . 1 1 0 .500 30 45 1974 

Minnesota. 6 6 0 .500 180 226 1981 

New England... 1 1 0 .500 30 19 1969 

New Orleans. 7 3 0 .700 208 130 1983 

New York Giants. 4 0 0 1.000 98 50 1983 

New York Jets. 0 1 0 .000 14 31 1966 

Philadelphia .. 3 2 0 .600 74 67 1979 

Pittsburgh... 1 0 0 1.000 16 10 1970 

St Louis. 1 0 0 1.000 28 7 1978 

San Diego. 0 2 0 .000 29 58 1967 

San Francisco. 1 0 1 .750 34 24 1971 

Seattle. 1 0 0 1.000 24 7 1980 

Tampa Bay.............. 4 0 0 1.000 78 55 1979 

Washington. 4 2 0 .667 161 _ 92 1983 

TOTALS . 55 34 4 .613 1734 1485 



160 


; ALL-TIME 

PRE-SEASON RESULTS 

i —-*— - 

• 1966 (0-4) 

i DATE SITE _ ATT. _ SCORE _ 

t 8/6 at San Diego 25,712 San Diego 38, Miami 10 

| 8/12 at Miami 36,366 Kansas City 33, Miami 0 

I 8/20 at Jacksonville 11,000 N.Y. Jets 31, Miami 14 

? 8/24 at Memphis 18,442 Denver 28, Miami 16 

\ 1967 (2-3) 

' DATE SITE _AIT_ SCORE _ 

1 7/29 at Akron 7,000 Miami 19, Denver 2 

s 8/5 at Memphis 21,200 Miami 10, Buffalo 7 

, 8/12 at Miami 35,871 San Diego 20, Mi ami 19 

[ 8/19 at Miami 50,822 Atlanta 27, Miami 17 

I 9/2 at Charleston 11,214 New Orleans 20, Miami 17 

! 1968 (2-2-1) 

j DATE SITE _ATT_ SCORE _ 

• 8/11 at Rochester 12,000 Miami 28, Buffalo 28 

i 8/17 at Miami 41,909 Miami 23, Philadelphia 7 

t 8/23 at Jacksonville 15,003 Boston 19, Miami 17 

1 8/31 at Miami 63,202 Baltimore 22, Mia mi 13 

t 9/7 at Miami 31,014 Miami 19, Atlanta 13 

* 1969 (1-5) 

* DATE SITE _ ATT. _ SCORE _ 

1 8/2 at Tampa 32,932 Minnesota 45, Miami 10 

t ^8/9 at Miami 49,592 Chicago 16, Miami 10 

i 8/16 at Miami 31,663 Philadelphia 14, Miami 10 

I 8/23 at Cincinnati 24,127 Gncinnati 28, Miami 21 

8/30 at Miami 52,680 Baltimore 23, Miami 10 

9/6 at Birmingham 10,700 Miami 13, Boston 0 

1970 (4-2) 

DATE SITE _ATX_ SCORE _ 

s 8/8 at Jacksonville 11,800 Miami 16, Pittsburgh 10 

8/15 at Miami 56,739 Miami 20, Gncinnati 10 

t 8/22 at Miami 52,812 Miami 17, San Francisco 7 

8/29 at Miami 73,533 Miami 20, Baltimore 13 

9/5 at Tampa 32,601 Washington 26, Miami 21 

9/12 at Miami 43,714 Atlanta 20, Miami 17 

; 1971 (2-3-1) 

; DATE SITE _ATX_ SCORE _ 

I 8/7 at Miami 64,005 Gncinnati 27, Miami 10 

, 8/13 at Miami 57,008 Miami 17, San Francisco 17 

8/21 at Milwaukee 46,464 Green Bay 10, Miami 7 

8/28 at Miami 59,567 Miami 28, Detroit 24 

9/4 at Miami 57,173 Miami 27, Washington 10 

9/11 at Minnesota 45,880 Minnesota 24, Miami 0 

1972 (3-3) 

DATE SITE _ATT_ SCORE _ 

8/5 at Detroit 53,194 Detroit 31, Miami 23 

8/12 at Miami 73,525 Green Bay 14, Miami 13 

8/19 at Gncinnati 55,808 Miami 35, Gncinnati 17 

8/25 at Miami 73,470 Miami 24, Atlanta 10 

8/31 at Washington 52,098 Washington 27, Miami 24 

9/10 at Miami 75,826 Miami 21, Minnesota 19 

1973 (4-2-1) 

DATE SITE _ATX_ SCORE _ 

7/27 at Chicago 54,103 Miami 14, College All-Stars 3 

8/4 at Miami 78,091 Miami 14, Gncinnati 13 

8/11 at Miami 78,112 Miami 14, New Orleans 13 

8/18 at Miami 78,590 Miami 9, Chicago 9 

*8/24 at Miami 78,618 Miami 17, Los Angeles 14 

8/31 at Minnesota 45,894 Minnesota 20, Miami 17 

9/6 at Dallas 58,656 Dallas 26, Miami 23 

161 

































1974 (4-2) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

_ SCORE 

8/2 

8/10 

8/19 

8/24 

8/30 

9/7 

at Cincinnati 
at Miami 
at Mami 
at Los Angeles 
at Mami 
at Chicago 

37,925 

55,073 

67,963 

64,663 

70,406 

55,093 

Cincinnati 19, Miami 13 

Mami 45, New Orleans 20 

Mami 21, Mnnesota 9 

Los Angeles 31, Miami 13 

Mami 21, Green Bay 10 

Mami 30, Chicago 7 

1975 (5-1) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

8/9 

8/16 

8/23 

9/1 

9/6 

9/13 

at Mami 
at Mami 
at New Orleans 
at Mnnesota 
at Mami 
at Mami 

55,567 

52,923 

59,646 

47,544 

51,861 

52,835 

Mami 7, Cincinnati 3 

Mami 20, Detroit 14 

Mami 20, New Orleans 10 
Mnnesota 20, Miami 7 

Mami 21, Chicago 10 

Mami 31, N.Y. Giants 13 

1976 (6-0) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

7/31 

8/8 

8/14 

8/21 

8/28 

9/4 

at Mami 
at Detroit 
at Mami 
at Tampa Bay 
at Houston 
at New Orleans 

50,469 

53,036 

51,869 

67,466 

43,146 

63,950 

Mami 16, Mnnesota 3 

Mami 30, Detroit 21 

Mami 24, Philadelphia 16 

Mami 28, Tampa Bay 21 

Mami 10, Houston 6 

Mami 20, New Orleans 7 

1977 (4-2) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

8/6 

8/13 

8/20 

8/26 

9/3 

9/11 

at Tampa Bay 
at Mami 
at Dallas 
at Mnnesota 
at Mami 
at N.Y. Giants 

62,056 

43,282 

57,482 

47,678 

38,235 

51,561 

Mami 13, Tampa Bay 7 

Mami 27, Washington 15 

Mami 20, Dallas 14 

Mnnesota 33, Miami 7 

New Orleans 17, Miami 10 

Mami 27, N.Y. Giants 21 

1978 (4-1) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

7/29 

8/5 

8/12 

8/18 

8/25 

at Canton 
at Mami 
at New Orleans 
at Mami 
at Tampa Bay 

18,355 

45,068 

53,602 

52,851 

70,321 

Philadelphia 17, Mami 3 

Mami 28, St Louis 7 

Mami 31, New Orleans 17 

Mami 30, Mnnesota 22 

Mami 24, Tampa Bay 20 

1979 (4-0) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

8/3 

8/11 

8/18 

8/24 

at Mami 
at Tampa Bay 
at Mnnesota 
at Mami 

46,130 

70,631 

47,696 

47,951 

Mami 14, New Orleans 7 

Mami 13, Tampa Bay 7 

Mami 21, Mnnesota 10 

Mami 14, Philadelphia 13 

1980 (3-1) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

8/10 

8/18 

8/23 

8/29 

at Mami 
at Seattle 
at Mami 
at New Orleans 

41,345 

63,757 

41,986 

51,473 

Mami 17, Detroit 7 

Mami 24, Seattle 7 

Mnnesota 17, Miami 10 

Mami 20, New Orleans 0 

1981 (4-0) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

8/8 

8/15 

8/22 

8/28 

at Mnnesota 
at Mami 
at Detroit 
at Mami 

47,596 

41,502 

54,676 

41,290 

Mami 20, Mnnesota 6 

Mami 24, Denver 14 

Mami 31, Detroit 27 

Mami 31, Kansas Gty 7 

1982 (2-1-1) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

8/14 

8/21 

8/28 

9/3 

at Mami 
at Denver 
at Kansas City 
at Mami 

45,681 

74,465 

42,403 

46,257 

Mami 24, Washington 7 

Denver 17, Miami 14 

Mami 17, Kansas City 17 

Mami 16, N.Y. Giants 13 

1983 (2-2) 

DATE SITE 

ATT. 

SCORE 

8/6 

8/13 

8/19 

8/26 

at Dallas 
at Mami 
at Washington 
at N.Y. Giants 

46,826 

38,735 

54,750 

58,732 

Dallas 20, Mami 17 

New Orleans 19, Mami 17 

Mami 38, Washington 7 

Mami 24, N.Y. Giants 3 


162 


DOLPHIN HONORS 


_ ALL NFL (FIRST TEAM' _ 

Dick Anderson (safety) — AP 1972-73; Writers 1972-73; NEA 1972-74; PFW 
1973. 

Bob Baumhower (defensive tackle) — SN 1981; AP 1983; PFW 1983. 

Doug Betters (defensive end) — AP 1983; NEA 1983; SN 1983; Writers 
1983; PFW 1983. 

Lariy Csonka (fullback) — AP 1971, 1973; PFW 1972-73; Writers 1971. 

Bob Griese (quarterback) — API 971, 1977; Writers 1971, 1977; NEA 1971; 
PFW 1971, 1977. 

Duriel Harris (kickoff returner) — PFW 1976. 

Bob Kuechenberg (guard) — NEA 1975; AP 1978; PFW 1978. 

{ Eric Laakso (offensive tackle) — SN 1983. 

• Jim Langer (center) — AP 1974-75, 1977; Writers 1974-77; NEA 1974-77; 
PFW 1974-77. 

t Larry Little (guard) — Writers 1971-75, 1977; AP 1971-75; PFW 1971-73; 
1975; NEA 1972-73. 

Nat Moore (wide receiver) — AP 1977; Writers 1977. 

Earl Morrall (quarterback) — AP 1972. 

Tony Nathan (kick returner) — AP 1979. 

Ed Newman (guard) — NEA 1982. 

Jack Scott (safety) - Writers 1973; AP 1973-74; PFW 1972, 1974, 

Bill StanfUl (defensive end) — AP 1972; Writers 1973; NEA 1973. 

Dwight Stephenson (center) - NEA 1983; Writers 1983; PFW 1983. 

Fulton Walker (kick returner) — Writers 1983; PFW 1983; SN 1983. 

Paul Warfield (wide receiver) — AP 1971, 1973; NEA 1971 -72; Writers 1971; 

| PFW 1971. 

\ • Garo Yepremian (kicker) — Writers 1971, 1973; AP 1971, 1973; PFW 1971, 

; 1973; NEA 1973, 

’ Delvin Williams (running back) — AP 1978. 
f • All-NFL of the 1970’s selected by Hail of Fame. 


_ ALL-NFL (SECOND TEAM)* _ 

Dick Anderson (safety) — Writers 1973. 

* Bob Baumhower (defensive tackle) — AP 1979, 1981, 1982; NEA 1981, 1982. 
! Nick Buoniconti (linebacker) — AP 1972; Writers 1972; PFW 1973. 
f Lariy Csonka (fullback) — AP 1972; Writers 1972; NEA 1973. 

1 Manny Fernandez (defensive tackle) — NEA 1973. 

Tim Foley (safety) — NEA 1979. 

Bob Kuechenberg (guard) — Writers 1975; NEA 1977-78. 

Jim Langer (center) — PFW 1973; AP 1976, 1978; NEA 1978. 
any Little (guard) - NEA 1975, 1978; AP 1977-78. 

)an Marino (quarterback) — AP 1983. 

£ar! Morrall (quarterback) — NEA 1972 
Ed Newman (guard) — AP 1981-83; NEA 1981, 1983. 

Jake Scott (safety) — Writers 1972, 1975; AP 1972; NEA 1972-73. 



163 




Bill StanflU (defensive end) - Writers l974; NEA 1974; PEW 1973. 

Dwight Stephenson (center) - AP 1983. 

!S 

Deivin WUliams (running back) NEA 19 . 

•Writers discontinued Second Team in 1976___ 


MOST VALUABLE P LAYER 


(voted by South Florida media) 


Al T -AFC SELECTIO NS: 

—--- _ __ - ONI 


| |_* | ♦ 

Dick Anderson (safety) - l^lWlflSraOPI j 

Bob Baumhower (defensive tackle) bM tara. 

Doug Betters (defensive end) i - CPI1983, PEW 1983. 

25,’SS£*SSf^i»w ito im" 197271197171 “ | 

VwTd™ Hwter (defensive AP 1972. ' 

Si'TLJSSS^ rVs , 57 s 4 n ,9„ I 

Duriel Harris (kickoff returner)-Pf^ ' 976. 97 8 (tackle). | 

Bob Kuechenberg (guard)- PEW ' 9 ^ lgm 1973-77; SN 1973-77 

Dan Marino (quarterbaek) - ' 91 l ^| 1 P y 77 ,'977 UR 1977. 

Nat Moore (wide receive) - 

Earl MotTall (quarterback) - AP '9 7 | S " 

Tony Nathan (punt returner) - SN 

SttS-" m'l9 9 70; AP 1971-75; UPI 1971-73, 1975; SN 1972-73, 
.ffiS' SnsWe end) - UP, ,971-74; AP 1972-74; SN 1972-74; PEW 

Dwight Stephenson (center) - (Jt ^ 9 ®^ PFW 1983 ' 

^ 1973:SN 197a73; PFW 

1971, 1973-74. l973 SN 1971( 1973 ; AP 1973. 

GaroYepremian (kicker) 1978; PFW 1978. 

Deivin WUliams (rnnning back) - UPI ® 

♦Only tlPl continues to choose Ail-Art- 

K F, T ™^ R N , St-Ncwspaper Enterprise Association; 

*££55 ES Writers-Pto Football Writers. 


PRO BOWL SF 1ECTIONS- 

(Starters Capitalized) 

1970- RB Larry Csonka,jjf ROB RBMercuryMorriS ' S 

,572 -^e^'^^SXU^.sJakcscott.de M 
Stanfill (dnp), WR Paul Warfield (dnp). (dnp)> qb Bob 

1973 - S DICK ANDERSON, IB MrictonconfcraL-^ (dnp)> RB j 
Griese, C JIM.IANOER OUg Mg ™* Bj „ stanflll (dnp)t WR Paul 
Mercury Morns (dnp), b JArirt ov-w 1 

Warfield (dnp), K GARO YEPREMA ^ OT Norm Evans, QB Bob Griese, G 

1975- G%BKUECHENBERG Ul C W JlM LANCER, S JAKE SCOTT. 

,^^S5S^tB»riM-*«.S™.>«* 

1981- DT BOB BAUMHOWER, Q^d Newman. Newrnan (dnp), G Bob 

1982- DT Bob Baumhower, RB Andra hranKiin, ^ 

Kuechenberg*. ^, ir rfttFRS WR Mark Duper, G Bob 

!«- KLSSSvSwiwKtSl cb NEWMAN. C DWKrif 

STEPHENSON. 

* Replaced injured Ed Newman 

* Replaced injured John Hannah 


1966—RB Joe Auer 
I 9 57 _qB Bob Griese 

1968 —QB Bob Griese 
l9 69_LB Nick Buoniconti 
1970—QB Bob Griese and 
WR Paul Warfield 
1 g 7 1 —QB Bob Griese 

1972— QB Earl Morrall 

1973— FB Larry Csonka 
I974 _qB Bob Griese 

1975— C Jim Langer 

1976— LB Steve Towle 

197 7— QB Bob Griese 
1973 —RB Deivin Williams 

1979— FB Larry Csonka 

1980— QB David Woodley 

1981— RB Tony Nathan 

1982— FB Andra Franklin 

1983— QB Dan Marino 



DAN MARINO 


third-down award 

f mnst valuable. NEA. votedb^rplayere) 

- 1 Q 73 _lR Nick Buoniconti 

966-S Willie West ^ 974 -QB Bob Griese 

; 967—C Tom Goode 1975-QB Bob Griese 

1968— QB Bob Gnese .gyg—WR Nat Moore 

1969— LB Nick Buontcont. \g 71 Jm Nat Moore 

1 970— WR Paul Warfield (978-RB Deivin Williams 

1971 -FB Larry Csonk 1979—DE Vem Den Herder 

'972-FB Lany Csonka ig80) 


"tommy FITZGERALD AWARD 

(outstanding rookie in training cam 


1969— CB Lloyd Mumphord 

1970— LB Mike Kolen 

1971— WR Otto Stowe 

1972— S Charlie Babb 

1973— WR Bo Rather 

1974— WR Nat Moore 

1975— S Barry Hill 

1976 — LB Larry Gordon 


1977—DE AJ. Duhe and 

DT Bob Baumhower 
1978_CB Gerald Small 

1979— K Owe von Schamann 

1980— CB Don McNeal 
1981 —RB Tom Vigorito 

1982— LB Charles Bowser 

1983— QB Dan Marino 


CQI l FC.F ALL-STAR GA ME. CHICAG O- 

1966 -LB Frank J enne ™l- h Griese Purdue;OTJimRiley,Oklahoma 

1969 — DT Bobldeinz, Pacific; DE Bill Stanfill, Georgia. 

1970— none selected. 

1971 _CB Ron Dickerson, Kansas State 

1972- DT Mike Kadish, Notre Dame. 

1973- Dolphins 14, All-Stars 3. Arizona state; C B Jeris 

1974- DE Don Reese, Jackson State, RB Benny w • 

jg 7 5 Carto^Thmpal'^B-WR^ 7 ^^^Solomon, Tampa; RB Stan 

Winfrey, Arkansas State. cordon. Arizona State; WR 

1976— LB Kim Bokamper, San Jose State, LB Lany 
Duriel Harris, New Mexico State. 



• • • 


THE LAST TIME 

(Regular Season) 


KICKOFF RETURNED FOR A TOUCHDOWN 

By Dolphins — Fulton Walker at Buffalo (90 yards), 10/12/81 
By Opponents — Harold Hart Oakland (102 yards), 9/22/75 
PUNT RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN 
By Dolphins — Mark Clayton vs. Baltimore (60 yards), 11/20/83 
By Opponents — Billy Johnson, at Houston (83 yards), 11/16/75 
INTERCEPTED PASS RETURNED FOR A TOUCHDOWN 
By Dolphins — Mike Kozlowski vs. N.Y. Jets (38 yards), 12/16/83 
By Opponents — Reggie Lewis, at New Orleans (27 yards), 10/2/83 
FUMBLE RETURNED FOR A TOUCHDOWN 
By Dolphins — Mike Kozlowski vs. New England (25 yards), 12/6/81 
By Opponents — Greg Townsend, at LA. Raiders (66 yards), 9/19/83 
BLOCKED PUNT RETURNED FOR A TOUCHDOWN 
By Dolphins — Tim Fdey vs. Baltimore (5 yards), 11/11/73 
By Opponents — Jewerl Thomas, LA. Rams (recovered in end zone), 11/9/80 
SAFETY SCORED 

By Dolphins — Mike Charles at N.Y. Jets (Pat Ryan), 10/16/83 
By Opponents — Reggie Williams, Cincinnati (Steve Howell), 9/14/80 

SHUTOUT 

By Dolphins — at Miami 37, Baltimore 0, 11/20/83 
By Opponents — at New England 3, Miami 0, 12/12/82 

200 YARDS RUSHING 
By Dolphins — None 

By Opponents — OJ. Simpson, Buffalo (203 yards), 12/5/76 

100 YARDS RUSHING 

By Dolphins — Andra Franklin at New England (107 yards), 12/12/82 
By Opponents — William Andrews, Atlanta (161 yards), 12/10/83 

400 YARDS PASSING 

By Dolphins — David Woodley at Dallas (408 yards), 10/25/81 
By Opponents — Joe Ferguson, Buffalo (419 yards), 10/9/83 

300 YARDS PASSING 

By Dolphins — Dan Marino vs. Buffalo (322 yards), 10/9/83 
By Opponents — Ken Anderson, Cincinnati (342 yards), 11/28/83 

200 YARDS RECEIVING 

By Dolphins — Mark Duper vs. Buffalo (202 yards), 10/9/83 
By Opponents — Ron Jessie, L.A. Rams (220 yards), 10/3/76 

100 YARDS RECEIVING 

By Dolphins — Mark Duper vs. Baltimore (121 yards), 11/20/83 
By Opponents — Isaac Curtis, Gncinnati (114 yards), 11/28/83 
FOUR TOUCHDOWN PASSES 
By Dolphins — Bob Griese at St Louis (6), 11/24/77 
By Opponents — Joe Ferguson, Buffalo (5), 10/9/83 
THREE TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 
By Dolphins — Nat Moore at St Louis, 11/24/77 
By Opponents — Sammy White, Minnesota, 12/11/76 
TWO TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 
By Dolphins — Mark Duper vs. Cincinnati, 11/28/83 
By Opponents — Joe Cribbs, Byron Franklin, Buffalo, 10/9/83 
THREE TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING 

By Dolphins — Larry Csonka vs. New England, 11/29/79 
By Opponents — Don McCauley, Baltimore, 11/23/75 
FOUR HELD GOALS 

By Dolphins — tlwe von Schamann at Buffalo, 9/4/83 
By Opponents — Rick Danmeier, Minnesota, 9/16/79 

THREE FIELD GOALS 

By Dolphins — Gwe von Schamann at Buffalo (4), 9/4/83 
By Opponents — Bill Capece, at Tampa Bay, 11/29/83 
THREE INTERCEPTIONS 
By Dolphins — William Judson, at N.Y Jets, 10/16/83 
By Opponents — Jeff Nixon, at Buffalo, 9/7/80 
TWO INTERCEPTIONS 

By Dolphins — Mike Kozlowski, vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/16/83 

By Opponents — Mike Washington, Neal Colzie, at Tampa Bay, 11/29/83 


DOLPHIN CONSECUT1VES 

(Includes Playoff Games) 

INDIVIDUAL 

IRO BOWL APPEARANCES 

6 Jim Langer (1973-78) 

GAMES PLAYED 

139 Garo Yepremian (1970-78) 

134 Jim Langer (1970-79) 

GAMES STARTED 

117 Jim Langer (1972, 1 st to 1979, 9th) 

102 Norm Evans (1969, 3rd, to 1975, 9th) 

GAMES, SCORING POINTS 

133 Garo Yepremian (8th in 1970 to 17th in 1978) 

games, scoring touchdown 

6 Paul Warfield (1971, 4th to 9th) 

IAMES, SCORING HELD GOAL 

15 Garo Yepremian (1971, 1st to 15th) 

GAMES, RUSHING TOUCHDOWN 

5 Mercury Moms (1972, 6th to 10th) 

5 Don Nottingham (1975, 2nd to 6th) 

GAMES, PASSING TOUCHDOWN 

9 Bob Griese (1968, 7th to 14th; 1969, 1st) 

9 David Woodley (1980, 10th to 16th; 1981, 1st to 2nd) 
GAMES, RECEIVING TOUCHDOWN 

6 Paul Warfield (1971, 4th to 9th) 

GAMES, NO PASSES INTERCEPTED 

4 Bob Griese (1971, 5th to 8th) 

C AMES, PASS RECEPTION 

37 Nat Moore (1974, 3rd, to 1977, 2nd) 

(injured for 13th in 1974, 10th to 14th in 1976) 

GAMES, INTERCEPTIONS 
„ 5 Dick Westmoreland (1967, 9th to 13th) 

SEASONS, RUSHING 1,000 YARDS 
i 3 Larry Csonka (1971, 1972, 1973) 

POINTS AFTER TOUCHDOWN 

125 Garo Yepremian (1972, 7th to 1974, 15th) 

FIELD GOALS MADE 

16 Garo Yepremian (1978, 8th to 16th) 

15 Garo Yepremian (1974, 12th, to 1975, 7th) 

PASSES, NONE INTERCEPTED 

122 Bob Griese (1967, 10th to 14th) 

F VSS COMPLETIONS 

13 Earl Morrall (12/1/75 vs. New England) 

12 Don Strock (1/2/82 vs. San Diego) 

TEAM 

WINS, ALL GAMES 

18 (all of 1972; 1973, 1st) 

WINS, REGULAR SEASON 

16 (1971, 14th; all of 1972; 1973, 1st) 

WINS, PRESEASON 

11 (1975, 5th and 6th; all of 1976; 1977, 1st to 3rd) 

LOSSES, REGULAR SEASON 

8 (1967, 3rd to 10th) 

WINS, HOME GAMES 

31 (Oct 17, 1971 to Dec. 15, 1974) 

WINS, ROAD GAMES 

9 (all of 1972) 

LOSSES, HOME GAMES 

4 (Dec. 23, 1967 to Sept. 28, 1968) 

SERIES GAMES, DOLPHIN WINS 
20 Buffalo (1970 to 1979) 

SERIES GAMES, DOLPHIN LOSSES 
8 New York Jets (1966 to 1969) 

QUARTERS, OPPONENT SCORELESS 

13 (1973, 8th to 11th) 

QUARTERS, DOLPHINS SCORELESS 

11 (1970, 6th to 8th) 


166 


167 



DOLPHIN TOP TEWS 


RUSHING 


PLAYER 


1. Larry Csonka 
Z Mercury Morris 

3. Jim Kiick 

4. Deivin Williams 

5 . Andra Franklin 

6. Benny Malone 

7. Tony Nathan 

8. Don Nottingham 

9. Norm Bulaich 
10. Gary Davis 

PASSING 

PLAYER_ 


YEARS 

NO. 

YDS. AVG. 

LG 

TD 

1968-74. 1979 1506 

6737 

4.5 

54 

53 

1969-75 

754 

3877 

5.1 

70 

29 

1968-74 

996 

3644 

3.7 

56 

28 

1978-80 

643 

2632 

4.1 

65 

13 

1981-83 

602 

2158 

3.6 

29 

22 

1974-78 

503 

2129 

4.2 

66 

16 

1979-83 

440 

2095 

4.8 

46 

10 

1973-77 

365 

1524 

4.2 

56 

25 

1975-79 

340 

1498 

4.4 

63 

17 

1976-79 

318 

1389 

4.4 

65 

7 


YEARS ATT. COMP 


1. Bob Griese 
Z David Woodley 

3. Don Strock 

4. Rick Norton 

5. Dan Marino 

6. Earl Morrall 

7. Dick Wood 
a John Stofa 

9. George Wilson Jr. 
10. George Mira 

RECEIVING 

PLAYER 


1967-80 
1980-83 
1974-83 
1966-69 
1983 
1972-76 
1966 
1966-67, 
1969-70 
1966 
1971 


AVG. 

YDS. PCT. ATT TD I NT. 

3429 1926 25092 56.3 7.3 192 172 

961 508 5928 52.9 6.2 34 42 

630 350 4179 55.6 6.6 36 36 

377 156 1751 41.4 4.6 6 30 

296 173 2210 58.4 7.5 20 6 

284 153 2335 53.9 8.2 17 17 

83 989 36.1 4.3 4 14 

61 862 45.2 6.4 7 6 


230 

135 

112 

30 


46 764 41.1 6.8 5 10 
11 159 36.7 5.3 1 1 


1. Nat Moore 
Z Durie! Harris 

3. Jim Kiick 

4. Howard Twilley 

5. Tony Nathan 

6. Paul Warfield 

7. Karl Noonan 

8. Jim Mandich 

9. Norm Buiaich 
10. Bruce Hardy 

SCORING 

PLAYER 


YEARS 

NO. 

YDS. AVG. 

LG 

TD 

1974-83 

378 

5842 

15.5 

79 

54 1 

1976-83 

266 

4510 

17.0 

64 

18 

1968-74 

221 

2210 

10.0 

53 

3 5 

1966-76 

212 

3064 

14.5 

44 


1979-83 

192 

1828 

9.5 

61 

11 r 

1970-74 

156 

3355 

21.5 

86 

33; 

1966-71 

136 

1808 

13.3 

51 

17 j 

1970-77 

121 

1406 

11.6 

44 

23 l 

1975-79 

109 

751 

6.9 

59 


1978-83 

102 

1019 

10.0 

28 

n 

9 


1. Garo Yepremian 
Z Gwe von Schamann 

3. Larry Csonka 

4. Nat Moore 

5. Mercury Morris 
Paul Warfield 

7. Jim Kiick 

8. Don Nottingham 

9. Howard Twilley 
Jim Mandich 
Norm Buiaich 


KICKOFF RETURNS 


1970-78 

0 

0 

0 

1979-83 

0 

0 

0 

1968-74, 

1979 

57 

53 

4 

1974-83 

55 

1 

54 

1969-75 

33 

29 

1 

1970-74 

33 

0 

33 

1968-74 

31 

28 

3 

1973-77 

25 

25 

0 

1966-76 

23 

0 

23 

1970-77 

23 

0 

23 

1975-79 

23 

17 

6 


FG PAT TD 


0 

0 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 


165 335 830 

92 171 447 


0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 


0 342 

0 330 

0 198 , 

0 198 

0 186 
0 150 

0 138 

0 138 

0 138 


PLAYER 


YEARS 


1. Mercury Morris 

2. Fulton Walker 

3. Duriel Harris 

4. Gary Davis 

5. Joe Auer 

6. Tony Nathan 

7. Don Bessillieu 

8. Bob Neff 

9. Nat Moore 
10. Hubert Ginn 


1969- 75 
1981-83 
1976-83 
1976-79 
1966-67 
1979-83 
1979-81 
1966-68 
1974-83 

1970- 75 

168 


NO. YDS. 

Ill 2947 
94 2327 

56 1416 

55 1309 

49 1139 

53 1133 

47 1024 

35 917 

33 858 

37 806 


AVG. 


26.5 

24.8 

25.3 


LG TP 

& 


90 

69 


23.8 73 

23.2 95 

21.4 43 

21.8 87 

26.2 90 

26.0 42 

21.8 39 


PONT RETURNS 

PLAYER_ 


YEARS 


1. Jake Scott 
Z Freddie Solomon 

3. Tom Vigorito 

4. Tony Nathan 

5. Mark Clayton 

6. Dick Anderson 

7. Nat Moore 

8. Charies Leigh 

9. Jimmy Cefalo 
10. Chariie Babb 

INTERCEPTIONS 

PLAYER _ 

1. Jake Scott 
Z Dick Anderson 

3. Gerald Small 

4. Curtis Johnson 
Tim Foley 

6. Dick Westmoreland 

7. Lloyd Mumphord 

8. Willie West 

9. Glenn Blackwood 

10. Jimmy Warren 
Chariie Babb 


1970- 75 
1975-77 
1981-83 
1979-83 
1983 

196874, 
1976-77 
1974-83 

1971- 73 
197883 

1972- 79 


NO. FC YDS. AVG. LG TD 

2 
2 
1 
1 

0 

0 
0 
0 
0 


YEARS 


127 

55 

1330 

10.5 

77 

71 

4 

810 

11.4 

79 

57 

16 

633 

11.1 

87 

51 

26 

484 

9.5 

86 

41 

11 

392 

9.6 

60 

45 

29 

315 

7.0 

47 

26 

12 

299 

11.5 

42 

31 

7 

274 

8.8 

27 

30 

11 

242 

8.1 

26 

24 

8 

229 

9.5 

46 

NO. 

YDS. 

AVG. 

LG 


1970-75 

1968*74, 

1976-1977 

1978- 83 
1970-78 
1970-80 
1966-69 
1969-74 
1966-68 

1979- 83 
1966-69 
1972-79 


35 

34 

23 

22 

22 

15 

14 

13 

12 

11 

11 


425 

792 

378 

150 

96 

236 

187 

180 

166 

247 

138 


12.1 

23.3 

16.4 

6.8 

4.4 

15.7 

13.4 

13.8 
13.8 

22.5 

12.5 


0 47 

2 86 


46 

34 

18 

42 

51 

32 

39 

70 

36 


YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS 


RUSHING 

YEAR PLAYER 

Q 

ATT 

YDS 

AVG. 

LG 

TD 

1966 

Joe Auer 

14 

121 

416 

3.4 

41 

4 

1967 

Abner Haynes 

10 

56 

274 

4.9 

65t 

2 

1968 

Jim Kiick 

14 

165 

621 

3.8 

25 

4 

1969 

Jim Kiick 

14 

180 

575 

3.2 

27 

9 

1970 

Larry Csonka 

14 

193 

874 

4.5 

53 

6 

1971 

Lany Csonka 

14 

195 

1051 

5.4 

28 

7 

1972 

Larry Csonka 

14 

213 

1117 

5.2 

45 

6 

1973 

Larry Csonka 

14 

219 

1003 

4.6 

25 

5 

1974 

Larry Csonka 

12 

197 

749 

3.8 

24 

9 

1975 

Mercuiy Morris 

14 

219 

875 

4.0 

49 

4 

1976 

Benny Malone 

14 

186 

797 

4.3 

31 

4 

1977 

Benny Malone 

14 

129 

615 

4.8 

66t 

5 

1978 

Deivin Williams 

16 

272 

1258 

4.6 

58t 

8 

1979 

Larry Csonka 

16 

220 

837 

3.8 

22 

12 

1980 

Deivin Williams 

15 

187 

671 

3.6 

65 

2 

1981 

Tony Nathan 

13 

147 

782 

5.3 

46 

5 

1982 

Andra Franklin 

9 

177 

701 

4.0 

25t 

7 

1983 

Andra Franklin 

15 

224 

746 

3.3 

18 

8 

RECEIVING 







YEAR 

PLAYER __ 

G 

NO. 

YDS 

AVG. 

LG 

TD 


1966 

1967 

1968 

1969 

1970 

1971 

1972 

1973 

1974 

1975 

1976 

1977 

1978 

1979 

1980 

1981 

1982 

1983 


Dave Kocourek 
Jack Clancy 
Karl Noonan 
Larry Seiple 
Jim Kiick 
Paul Warfield 
Paul Warfield 
Marlin Briscoe 
Nat Moore 
Nat Moore 
Nat Moore 
Nat Moore 
Nat Moore 
Nat Moore 
Tony Nathan 
Duriel Harris 
Tom Vigorito 
Tony Nathan 


14 

14 

14 

13 

14 
14 
12 
14 

13 

14 
9 

14 
16 
16 
16 

15 
9 

16 


27 

67 

58 

41 

42 

43 

29 

30 
37 
40 
33 

52 
48 
48 
57 

53 
24 
52 

169 


320 

868 

760 

577 

497 

996 

606 

447 

605 

705 

625 

765 

645 

840 

588 

911 

186 

461 


11.9 
13.0 

13.1 

14.1 

11.8 

23.2 

20.9 

14.9 

16.4 

17.6 

18.9 

14.7 

13.5 

17.5 

10.3 
17.2 

7.8 

8.9 


43 

44 
50 
41t 
47 
86t 

47 
53 

48 
79t 
67t 
73t 
47 
53 
61 
55 
26 
25 


2 

2 

11 

5 
0 
11 

3 
2 
2 

4 

4 
12 
10 

6 

5 
2 
0 
1 



0 


PASSING 

year player 

G 

ATT 

COM 

YDS PCT. 

TD 

INT. 

1966 

Dick Wood 

10 

230 

83 

993 36.1 

4 

14 

1967 

Bob Griese 

12 

331 

166 

2005 50.2 

15 

18 

1968 

Bob Griese 

13 

355 

186 

2473 52.4 

21 

16 

1969 

Bob Griese 

9 

252 

121 

1695 48.0 

10 

16 

1970 

Bob Griese 

14 

245 

142 

2019 58.0 

12 

17 

1971 

Bob Griese 

14 

263 

145 

2089 55.1 

19 

9 

1972 

Earl Morrall 

14 

150 

83 

1360 55.3 

11 

7 

1973 

Bob Griese 

13 

218 

116 

1422 53.2 

17 

8 

1974 

Bob Griese 

13 

253 

152 

1968 60.1 

16 

15 

1975 

Bob Griese 

10 

191 

118 

1693 61.8 

14 

13 

1976 

Bob Griese 

13 

272 

162 

2097 59.6 

11 

12 

1977 

Bob Griese 

14 

307 

180 

2252 58.6 

22 

13 

1978 

Bob Griese 

11 

235 

148 

1791 63.0 

11 

11 

1979 

Bob Griese 

14 

310 

176 

2160 56.8 

14 

16 

1980 

D. Woodley 

13 

327 

176 

1850 53.8 

14 

17 

1981 

D. Woodley 

15 

366 

191 

2470 52.2 

12 

13 

1982 

D. Woodley 

9 

179 

98 

1080 54.7 

5 

8 

1983 

Dan Marino 

11 

296 

173 

2210 58.4 

20 

6 

PONT RETURNS 






YEAR 

PLAYER 


NO. 

YDS 

AVG. LONG 

TD 

1966 

Joe Auer 


5 

99 

19.8 

56 

0 

1967 

Abner Haynes 


6 

37 

6.2 

20 

0 

1968 

Bob Neff 


8 

71 

8.9 

20 

0 

1969 

Mercury Morris 


25 

172 

6.9 

38 

0 

1970 

Jake Scott 


27 

290 

10.7 

77t 

1 

1971 

Jake Scott 


33 

318 

9.6 

31 

0 

1972 

Charlie Leigh 


22 

210 

9.5 

27 

0 

1973 

Jake Scott 


22 

266 

12.1 

33 

0 

1974 

Jake Scott 


31 

346 

11.2 

30 

0 

1975 

Freddie Solomon 

26 

320 

12.3 

50t 

1 

1976 

Freddie Solomon 

13 

205 

15.8 

79t 

1 

1977 

Freddie Solomon 

32 

285 

8.9 

39 

0 

1978 

Jimmy Cefalo 


28 

232 

8.3 

26 

0 

1979 

Tony Nathan 


28 

306 

10.9 

86t 

1 

1980 

Tony Nathan 


23 

178 

7.7 

30 

0 

1981 

Tom Vigorito 


36 

379 

10.5 

87t 

1 

1982 

Tom Vigorito 


20 

192 

9.6 

59t 

1 

1983 

Mark Clayton 


41 

392 

9.6 

60t 

1 

KICKOFF RETURNS 





YEAR 

PLAYER 


NO. 

YDS. 

AVG. LONG 

TD 


1966 

Joe Auer 

28 

698 

24.9 

95t 

1967 

Bob Neff 

15 

351 

23.4 

69 

1968 

Gene Milton 

18 

408 

22.7 

74 

1969 

Mercury Morris 

43 

1136 

26.4 

105t 

1970 

Mercury Morris 

28 

812 

29.0 

96t 

1971 

Mercury Morris 

15 

423 

28.2 

94t 

1972 

Mercury Morris 

14 

334 

23.9 

33 

1973 

Charlie Leigh 

9 

251 

27.9 

51 

1974 

Nat Moore 

22 

587 

26.7 

40 

1975 

Freddie Solomon 

17 

348 

20.5 

31 

1976 

Duriel Harris 

17 

559 

3Z9 

69 

1977 

Gary Davis 

14 

414 

29.6 

73 

1978 

Duriel Harris 

29 

657 

22.7 

53 

1979 

Tony Nathan 

45 

1016 

22.6 

43 

1980 

Don Bessillieu 

40 

890 

22.3 

87 

1981 

Fulton Walker 

38 

932 

24.5 

9a 

1982 

Fulton Walker 

20 

433 

21.7 

32 

1983 

Fulton Walker 

36 

962 

26.7 

78 

INTERCEPTIONS 





YEAR 

PLAYER 

NO. 

YDS 

AVG. 

LONG 


1966 Willie West 

1967 Dick Westmoreland 

1968 Dick Anderson 

1969 Lloyd Mumphord 

1970 Dick Anderson 

1971 Jake Scott 

1972 Jake Scott 

1973 Dick Anderson 

1974 Jake Scott 


1 

0 

0 

1 

1 

1 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

0 

1 

0 

0 


TD 


8 

62 

7.8 

27 

0 

10 

127 

12.7 

29 

1 

8 

230 

28.8 

96t 

1 

5 

102 

20.4 

51 

0 

8 

191 

23.9 

86 

0 

7 

34 

4.9 

21 

0 

5 

73 

14.6 

31 

0 

8 

163 

20.4 

38t 

2 

8 

75 

9.4 

30 

0 


1975 

Jake Scott 

6 

60 

10.0 

38 

1976 

(four players) 


(two interceptions) 


1977 

Curtis Johnson 

4 

35 

8.8 

19 

! 978 

Tim Foley 

6 

12 

Z0 

8 

1979 

Neal Colzie 

5 

86 

17.2 

56 


Gerald Small 

5 

74 

14.8 

40 

1980 

Gerald Small 

7 

46 

6.6 

22 

1981 

Glenn Blackwood 

4 

124 

31.0 

39 

1982 

Don McNeal 

4 

42 

10.5 

23 

1983 

William Judson 

6 

60 

10.0 

29 

SCORING* 





YEAR 

PLAYER 

TDs 

RUN REC 

PATs 

FGs 


1966 

Joe Auer 

9 

5 

4 

0*0 

0-0 

54 


Gene Mingo 

0 

0 

0 

23-23 

10-22 

53 

1967 

Booth Lusteg 

0 

0 

0 

18*18 

7*12 

39 


Jack Harper 

4 

1 

3 

0-0 

0-0 

24 

1968 

Karl Noonan 

11 

0 

11 

0*0 

0*0 

66 


Jim Keyes 

0 

0 

0 

30*30 

7-16 

51 

1969 

Karl Kremser 

0 

0 

0 

26-27 

13-22 

65 


Jim Kiick 

10 

9 

1 

0*0 

0-0 

60 

1970 

Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

31*31 

22-29 

97 

1971 

Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

33*33 

28-40 

117 


Paul Warfield 

11 

0 

11 

0*0 

0-0 

66 

1972 

Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

43*45 

24*37 

115 


Mercury Morris 

12 

12 

0 

0*0 

0-0 

72 

1973 

Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

38*38 

25-37 

113 


Paul Warfield 

11 

0 

11 

0*0 

0-0 

66 

1974 

Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

43*43 

8-15 

67 


Larry Csonka 

9 

9 

0 

0*0 

0-0 

54 

975 

Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

40-46 

13-16 

79 


Don Nottingham 

12 

12 

0 

0*0 

0*0 

72 

1976 

Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

29*31 

16-23 

77 

1977 

Nat Moore 

13 

1 

12 

0*0 

0*0 

78 


Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

37*41 

10-22 

67 

1978 

Garo Yepremian 

0 

0 

0 

41-45 

19-23 

98 


Nat Moore 

10 

0 

10 

0*0 

0*0 

60 

1979 

Gwe von Schamann 

0 

0 

0 

36*40 

21*29 

99 


Larry Csonka 

13 

12 

1 

0*0 

0*0 

78 

1980 

Gwe von Schama nn 

0 

0 

0 

32*32 

14*23 

74 


Nat Moore 

7 

0 

7 

0*0 

0*0 

42 

1981 

Gwe von Schama nn 

0 

0 

0 

37*38 

24*31 

109 

1982 

Gwe von Schama nn 

0 

0 

0 

21*22 

15-20 

66 


Andra Franklin 

7 

7 

0 

0*0 

0*0 

42 

1983 

Gwe von Schama nn 

0 

0 

0 

45*48 

18*27 

99 


Mark Duper 

10 

0 

10 

0-0 

0*0 

60 


*ln years where only one player is listed, several players were tied with the same point total 


OUTSTANDING 

PERFORMANCES 


*rin.pi rifi PASSING YARDS 


PLAYER 

DATE OPPONENT 

ATT COM 

YDS TD 

INT LONG 

D. Woodley 

10/25/81 at Dallas 

37 

21 

408 

3 

5 

69t 

Don Strock 

1/ 2/82 SAN DIEGO 

43 

29 

403 

4 

1 

sa 

Bob Griese 

11/20/78 at Houston 

33 

23 

349 

2 

1 

47 

Bob Griese 

9/14/69 at Cincinnati 

39 

19 

327 

1 

2 

50 

Don Strock 

12/15/79 NEW YORK JETS 

41 

26 

322 

1 

2 

38 

Dan Marino 

10/ 9/83 BGFFALO 

29 

19 

322 

3 

2 

63 

*D. Woodley 

9/27/81 at Baltimore 

30 

19 

309 

2 

0 

48 


•highest total in a Dolphin victory 


170 


171 




20 BEST RECEIVING PERFORMANCES 


PLAYER 

DATE 

OPPONENT 

NO. 

YDS. 

TD 

LONG 

Nat Moore 

10/ 4/81 

NEW YORK JETS 

7 

210 

2 

52 

Mark Duper 

10/ 9/83 

BUFFALO 

7 

202 

2 

63t 

Durie] Harris 

10/28/79 

GREEN BAY 

10 

180 

1 

37t 

Duriel Harris 

10/25/81 

at Dallas 

6 

165 

0 

45 

Jimmy Cefalo 

10/25/81 

at Dallas 

5 

164 

1 

69t 

Bo Roberson 

12/ 4/66 

at Denver 

6 

161 

0 

71 

Paul Warfield 

11/14/71 

PITTSBURGH 

3 

158 

3 

sa 

Paul Warfield 

9/19/71 

at Denver 

6 

146 

1 

36 

Nat Moore 

12/17/77 

BUFFALO 

5 

144 

1 

67 

Duriel Harris 

11/ 8/81 

at New England 

8 

145 

0 

55 

Paul Warfield 

12/25/71 

at Kansas City 

7 

140 

0 

35 

Otto Stowe 

11/27/72 

ST. LOUIS 

6 

140 

2 

37t 

Paul Warfield 

11/17/74 

BUFFALO 

4 

139 

1 

54 

Mark Duper 

10/30/83 

LA. Rams 

7 

134 

1 

4a 

Paul Warfield 

12/10/72 

at N.Y. Giants 

4 

132 

1 

44 

Bo Roberson 

9/18/66 

at Buffalo 

5 

128 

1 

54t 

Marlin Briscoe 

11/12/72 

NEW ENGLAND 

4 

128 

2 

51t 

Nat Moore 

9/30/79 

at New York Jets 

8 

127 

1 

36 

Duriel Harris 

10/ 9/77 

at Baltimore 

4 

127 

0 

47 

Jack Clancy 

12/ 3/67 

at Houston 

7 

126 

1 

44t 


DOLPHIN OFFENSE 
YEAR-BY-YEAR 


YEAR 

PLAYS 

FIRST 

DOWNS 

RUSH 

YARDS 

PASS 

YARDS 

TOTAL 

YARDS 

TOTAL 

POINTS 

1966 

884 

200 

1410 

2048 

3458 

213 

1967 

847 

212 

1323 

2336 

3659 

219 

1968 

892 

247 

1704 

2402 

4106 

276 

1969 

827 

228 

1513 

2077 

3590 

233 

1970 

827 

228 

2082 

1957 

4039 

297 

1971 

804 

232 

2429 

1983 

4412 

315 

1972 

893 

291 

2960 

2076 

5036 

385 

1973 

776 

215 

2521 

1582 

4103 

343 

1974 

884 

272 

2191 

2084 

4275 

327 

1975 

896 

266 

2500 

2009 

4509 

357 

1976 

874 

267 

2118 

2268 

4386 

263 

1977 

866 

267 

2366 

1961 

4327 

313 

1978 

954 

270 

2366 

2469 

4835 

372 

1979 

1006 

297 

2187 

2763 

4950 

341 

1980 

1015 

284 

1876 

2688 

4564 

266 

1981 

1063 

306 

2173 

3149 

5322 

345 

1982 

582 

165 

1344 

1314 

2658 

198 

1983 

1033 

314 

2150 

3045 

5195 

389 


30 BEST RUSHING PF.RFOffMANrFR 


PLAYER 

DATE 

OPPONENT 

ATT 

YDS. 

TD 

LONG 

*Mercury Morris 

9/30/73 

NEW ENGLAND 

15 

197 

3 

70 

Gary Davis 

\2J 17/77 

BUFFALO 

26 

172 

1 

60t 

Delvin Williams 

11/ 9/80 

at Los Angeles 

12 

151 

0 

65 

Abner Haynes 

9/17/67 

DENVER 

12 

151 

2 

65t 

Larry Csonka 

1/13/74 

MINNESOTA 

33 

145 

2 

14 

Mercury Morris 

11/11/73 

BALTIMORE 

12 

144 

2 

53 

Delvin Williams 

11/12/78 

at Buffalo 

26 

144 

2 

26t 

Leroy Harris 

12/ 5/77 

BALTIMORE 

17 

140 

1 

77t 

Benny Malone 

10/ 9/77 

at Baltimore 

12 

139 

2 

62t 

Larry Csonka 

10/24/71 

at N.Y. Jets 

20 

137 

2 

21 

Delvin Williams 

9/17/78 

BUFFALO 

24 

135 

I 

18t 

Andra Franklin 

12/ 5/82 

MINNESOTA 

28 

129 

1 

12 

Mercury Morris 

10/ 5/75 

at Green Bay 

31 

125 

0 

11 

Mercury Morris 

10/26/75 

at Buffalo 

20 

124 

0 

35 

Larry Csonka 

1 2J 2/74 

CINCINNATI 

24 

123 

0 

24 

Larry Csonka 

11/ 9/69 

at New England 

16 

121 

1 

54t 

Jim Kiick 

10/24/71 

at N.Y Jets 

17 

121 

0 

24 

Don Nottingham 

9/28/75 

at New England 

16 

120 

1 

40 

Delvin Williams 

9/ 3/78 

at N.Y Jets 

11 

119 

1 

58t 

Tony Nathan 

12/ 6/81 

NEW ENGLAND 

17 

119 

0 

24 

Benny Malone 

10/31/76 

NEW ENGLAND 

21 

119 

0 

17 

Larry Csonka 

9/17/72 

at Kansas City 

21 

118 

1 

17 

Benny Malone 

10/24/76 

at Tampa Bay 

22 

118 

1 

28 

Larry Csonka 

12/30/73 

OAKLAND 

29 

117 

3 

14 

Mercury Morris 

11/ 7/71 

BUFFALO 

13 

116 

1 

45 

Delvin Williams 

10/22/78 

at New England 

19 

116 

1 

24 

Larry Csonka 

12/ 6/70 

NEW ENGLAND 

12 

115 

1 

30 

Larry Csonka 

12/21/74 

at Oakland 

24 

114 

0 

15 

Larry Csonka 

11/27/72 

ST. LOUIS 

16 

114 

0 

20 

Larry Csonka 

10/15/73 

at Cleveland 

21 

114 

2 

13 

Mercury Morris 

10/18/75 

at N.Y Jets 

16 

114 

1 

49 


‘Single-game record by two rushers, 277 yards, includes Larry Csonka 18 for 80 


172 


DOLPHIN DEFENSE 
YEAR-BY-YEAR 


YEAR 

PLAYS 

FIRST 

DOWNS 

RUSH 

YARDS 

PASS 

YARDS 

TOTAL 

YARDS 

TOTAL 

POINTS 

1966 

857 

237 

1510 

3101 

4611 

362 

1967 

843 

269 

2145 

2835 

4980 

407 

1968 

808 

240 

2172 

2712 

4884 

355 

1969 

851 

206 

1489 

2637 

4126 

332 

1970 

808 

226 

1453 

2551 

4004 

228 

1971 

800 

214 

1661 

2000 

3661 

174 

1972 

770 

186 

1548 

1749 

3297 

171 

1973 

878 

195 

1991 

1290 

3281 

150 

1974 

807 

208 

1624 

2182 

3806 

216 

1975 

858 

224 

1768 

2021 

3789 

222 

1976 

892 

268 

2411 

2670 

5081 

264 

1977 

901 

227 

1749 

2233 

3982 

197 

1978 

1021 

298 

2261 

2908 

5169 

254 

1979 

938 

238 

1702 

2737 

4439 

257 

1980 

1062 

309 

2018 

3206 

5224 

305 

1981 

1039 

296 

2032 

3331 

5363 

275 

1982 

548 

147 

1285 

1027 

2312 

131 

1983 

992 

288 

2037 

3002 

5139 

250 


DOLPHINS’ 

IQ LARGEST MARGINS 

... OF VICTORY 


MARGIN 

SCORE 

DATE 

OPPONENT 

1 . 

52 points 

52*0 

11/12/72 

NEW ENGLAND 

2. 

44 points 

44-0 

11/11/73 

BALTIMORE 

3. 

43 points 

43-0 

10/19/75 

at N.Y Jets 

4. 

42 points 

42-0 

9/10/78 

at Baltimore 

5. 

38 points 

45-7 

12/20/70 

BUFFALO 

7. 

38 points 

41-3 

10/17/71 

NEW ENGLAND 

37 points 

37-0 

11/20/83 

BALTIMORE 

8. 

35 points 

42-7 

11/3/74 

ATLANTA 

9. 

34 points 

34-0 

H/7/71 

BUFFALO 

10 . 

33 points 

46-13 

11/2/75 

173 

at Chicago 




• •• 


OF DEFEAT 


MARGIN 

SCORE 

DATE 

OPPONENT 

1 . 

45 points 

48-3 

9/28/68 

KANSAS CITY 

2. 

41 points 

41*0 

10/8/67 

at Kansas City 

3, 

35 points 

35-0 

11/1/70 

at Baltimore 

4. 

34 points 

58*24 

9/18/66 

at Buffalo 


34 points 

44-10 

10/2/66 

at San Diego 


34 points 

34*0 

10/12/80 

at New England 

7. 

31 points 

41-10 

10/15/67 

at New England 


31 points 

41-10 

12/23/67 

HOUSTON 

9. 

29 points 

29*0 

11/6/66 

BUFFALO 

10. 

28 points 

28*0 

10/25/70 

CLEVELAND 


DOLPHINS HOME & AWAY 


YEAR 

HOME 

.PCT 

ROAD 

.PCT 

OVERALL 

.PCT 

1966 

2-5 

.286 

1-6 

.143 

3-11 

.214 

1967 

4-3 

.571 

0-7 

.000 

4-10 

.286 

1968 

1-5-1 

.214 

4-3 

.571 

5-8-1 

.393 

1969 

2-31 

.417 

1-7* 

.125 

3-10*1 

.250 

1970 

6-1 

.857 

4-3 

.571 

10-4 

.714 

1971 

6-1 

.857 

4-2-1 

.643 

10-3-1 

.750 

1972 

7*0 

1.000 

7*0 

1.000 

14-0 

1.000 

1973 

7-0 

1.000 

5-2 

.714 

12-2 

.857 

1974 

7-0 

1.000 

4-3 

.571 

11*3 

.786 

1975 

5-2 

.714 

5-2 

.714 

10-4 

.714 

1976 

3*4 

.429 

3-4 

.429 

6-8 

.429 

1977 

6-1 

.857 

4-3 

.571 

10-4 

,714 

1978 

7*1 

,876 

4-4 

.500 

11-5 

.688 

1979 

6-2 

.750 

4-4 

.500 

10-6 

.625 

1980 

5-3 

.625 

3*5 

.375 

8.8 

.500 

1981 

6-M 

.813 

5-3 

.625 

11-4-1 

.719 

1982 

4-0 

1.000 

32 

.600 

7-2 

.778 

1983 

7*1 

.876 

5-3 

.625 

12-4 

.750 

TOTALS 

91-33-3 

.728 

66-63-1 

.512 

157-96-4 

.619 


PRIME TIME DOLPHINS 


YEAR 

DATE 

OPPONENT 

SCORE 

ATTEN¬ 

DANCE 

1970 

Mon.. Nov. 30 

at Atlanta 

20-7 

W 

54,036 

1971 

Mon., Nov. 29 

CHICAGO 

34-3 

W 

75,061 

1972 

Mon.. Nov. 27 

ST. LOUIS 

31-10 

W 

76,801 

1973 

Mon., Oct. 15 

at Cleveland 

17-9 

W 

72,070 

1973 

Mon., Dec. 3 

PITTSBURGH 

30-26 

W 

68,901 

1974 

Mon., Oct. 7 

N.Y. JETS 

21-17 

W 

61,527 

1974 

Mon., Dec. 2 

CINCINNATI 

24-3 

W 

71,962 

1975 

Mon.. Sep. 22 

OAKLAND 

21-31 

L 

78,744 

1975 

Mon., Dec. 1 

NEW ENGLAND 

20-7 

W 

61,963 

1976 

Mon., Sep. 13 

at Buffalo 

30-21 

w 

77,683 

1976 

Mon., Nov. 22 

BALTIMORE 

16-17 

L 

62,104 

1977 

Mon., Dec. 5 

BALTIMORE 

17-6 

W 

68.977 

1978 

Mon., Oct 9 

CINCINNATI 

21-0 

w 

54,729 

1978 

Mon., Nov. 20 

at Houston 

30-35 

L 

50,290 

1978 

Mon., Dec. 18 

NEW ENGLAND 

23-3 

w 

72,071 

1979 

Mon., Oct. 8 

at Oakland 

3-13 

L 

52,419 

1979 

Mon., Nov. 5 

HOUSTON 

6-9 

L 

70,273 

1979 

Thu.. Nov. 29 

NEW ENGLAND 

39*24 

W 

69.174 

1980 

Mon., Oct. 27 

at N.Y. Jets 

14-17 

L 

53,046 

1980 

Thu., Nov. 20 

SAN DIEGO 

24-27 

L(OT) 

63,013 

1980 

Mon., Dec. 8 

NEW ENGLAND 

16-13 

W (OT) 

63,292 

1981 

Thu., Sep. 10 

PITTSBURGH 

30-10 

W 

74,190 

1981 

Mon., Oct. 12 

at Buffalo 

21-31 

L 

78,576 

!981 

Mon., Nov. 30 

PHILADELPHIA 

13-10 

W 

67,797 

982 

Mon., Nov. 29 

at Tampa Bay 

17-23 

L 

54,854 

982 

Mon., Dec. 27 

BUFFALO 

27-10 

W 

73,924 

1983 

Mon., Sep. 19 

at LA. Raiders 

14-27 

L 

57,796 

1983 

Mon., Nov. 28 

CINCINNATI 

38-14 

W 

74,506 

1983 

Fri., Dec. 16 

N.Y JETS 

34-14 

W 

59,975 


TOTALS: 16*9 Monday Might (13-3 home, 3*6 road): 3*1 Other (3-1 home) 


DOLPHINS’ 10 
LARGEST CROWDS 


•includes 38-23 loss to New England in Tampa 


DOLPHINS 

MONTH-BY-MONTH 

(Regular Season) 

YEAR 

SEPT. 

OCT. 

NOV. 

DEC. 

RECORD 

1966 

0-3 

2-2 

0-4 

1-2 

3-11 

1967 

1-1 

0-4 

1-3 

2-2 

4-10 

1968 

0-3 

2-1-1 

2-2 

1-2 

5-8-1 

1969 

0-3 

1-2-1 

1-4 

1-1 

3-10-1 

1970 

1-1 

3-1 

3-2 

3-0 

10-4 

1971 

1-0-1 

4-1 

4-0 

1-2 

10-3-1 

1972 

2-0 

5-0 

4*0 

3-0 

14-0 

1973 

2-1 

4-0 

4-0 

2-1 

12-2 

1974 

2-1 

3-1 

3-1 

3-0 

11-3 

1975 

n 

4-0 

2-2 

3-1 

10-4 

1976 

2-1 

2-3 

1-3 

1-1 

6-8 

1977 

2-0 

3-2 

3-1 

2-1 

10-4 

1978 

2-2 

4-1 

2-2 

3-0 

11-5 

1979 

4-1 

2-2 

3-2 

1-1 

10-6 

1980 

3-1 

1-3 

2-3 

2-1 

8-8 

1981 

4-0 

1-2-1 

2-2 

4-0 

11-4-1 

1982 

2-0 

0-0 

1-1 

3-1 

7-2 

1983 

3-1 

3-2 

3-1 

3-0 

12-4 

TOTALS 

32-20-1 

44-27-3 

41-33 

39-16 

157-96-4 


HOME 

ACTUAL 


ATTEND, _DATE OPPONENT_RESULT 


1. 78,939 

1/2/72 

Baltimore 

21-0 

W 

2 78,914 

11/19/72 

N.Y Jets 

28-24 

w 

3. 78,744 

9/22/75 

Oakland 

2131 

L 

4. 78,196 

12/24/72 

Cleveland 

20-14 

W 

5. 77,596 

10/15/72 

San Diego 

24-10 

W 

6. 76,801 

11/27/72 

St Louis 

31-10 

w 

7. 76,696 

12/16/72 

Baltimore 

16-0 

w 

8. 75,770 

12/23/73 

Cincinnati 

34-16 

w 

9. 75,528 

11/12/72 

New England 

52-0 

w 

10. 73,313 

10/25/70 

Cleveland 

028 

L 

ROAD 

ACTUAL 

ATTENDANCE 

DATE 

OPPONENT 

RESULT 


1 . 

103,667 

1/30/83 

‘Washington (at Pasadena) 

17-27 

L 

2. 

85,462 

1/14/73 

•Washington (at LA) 

14-7 

W 

3. 

80,591 

1/16/72 

•Dallas (at New Orleans) 

3-24 

L 

4. 

80,374 

11/18/79 

Cleveland 

24-30 

L 

5. 

79,829 

9/17/72 

Kansas City 

20-10 

W 

6. 

79,598 

9/7/80 

Buffalo 

7-17 

L 

7. 

79,080 

10/26/75 

Buffalo 

35-30 

W 

8. 

78,990 

9/22/74 

Buffalo 

24-16 

W 

9. 

78,715 

9/4/83 

Buffalo 

12-0 

w 

10. 78,576 

‘Super Bowl 

10/12/81 

Buffalo 

21-31 

L 


174 


175 



Season 

45 

43 

43 

Game 

7 

7 


Uwe von Schamann (1983), 48 attempts 
Garo Yepremian (1972), 45 attempts 
Garo Yepremian (1974), 43 attempts 


Garo Yepremian (11/12/72 vs. New England), 7 attempts 
Garo Yepremian (11/24/72 at St Louis), 8 attempts 


_ RUSHING 

TOTAL YARDS 

Career 

6,737 Larry Csonka (1968-74, 79), 1506 attempts 
3,877 Mercury Morris (1969-75), 754 attempts 
3,644 Jim Kiick (1968-74), 997 attempts 
2,632 Delvin Williams (1978-80), 643 attempts 
2,129 Benny Malone (1974-78); 503 attempts 
Season 

1,258 Delvin Williams (1978), 4.6 per cany 
1,117 Larry Csonka (1972), 5.2 per carry 
1,051 Larry Csonka (1971), 5.4 per cany 
1,003 Larry Csonka (1973), 4.6 per carry 
1,000 Mercury Morris (1972), 5.3 per carry 
Game y 


197 

172 

151 

151 

*145 

144 

144 

140 


Mercury Morris (9/30/73 vs. New England), 15 attempts 
Gary Davis (12/17/77 vs. Buffalo), 26 attempts 
Abner Haynes (9/17/67 vs. Denver), 12 attempts 
Delvin Williams (11/9/80 at Los Angeles), 12 attempts 
Larry Csonka (1/13/74 vs. Minnesota), 33 attempts 
Mercury Morris (11/11/73 vs. Baltimore), 12 attempts 
Delvin Williams (11/12/78 at Buffalo), 26 attempts 
Leroy Harris (12/5/77 vs. Baltimore), 17 attempts 
RUSHING ATTEMPTS 
Career 


1,506 Larry Csonka (1968-74, 79) 
996 Jim Kiick (1968-74) 

754 Mercury Morris (1969-75) 

643 Delvin Williams (1978-80) 

602 Andra Franklin (1981-83) 

Season 


272 Delvin Williams (1978) 

224 Andra Franklin (1983) 

220 Larry Csonka (1979) 

219 Larry Csonka (1973) 

219 Mercury Morris (1975) 

Game 

*33 Larry Csonka (1/13/74 vs. Minnesota), 145 yards 
31 Mercury Morris (10/5/75 at Green Bay), 125 yards 
29 Larry Csonka (12/30/73 vs. Oakland), 117 yards 
28 Andra Franklin (12/5/82 vs. Minnesota), 129 yards 

TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING 
Career 


53 Larry Csonka (1968-74, 79) 
29 Mercury Morris (1969-75) 
28 Jim Kiick (1968-74) 

25 Don Nottingham (1973-77) 
22 Andra Franklin (1981-83) 
Season 

12 Mercury Morris (1972) 

12 Don Nottingham (1975) 

12 Larry Csonka (1979) 

10 Mercury Morris (1973) 

Game 


3 

3 

3 

3 

3 


Jim Kiick (12/20/70 vs. Buffalo), 4, 2, 2 
Mercury Morris (11/12/72 vs. New England), 4 4 6 
Mercury Morris (9/30/73 vs. New England), 24, 70 35 
Larry Csonka (12/30/73 vs. Oakland), 11, 2, 2 
Don Nottingham (11/3/74 vs. Atlanta), 1,2 1 


178 


3 Don Nottingham (10/5/75 at Green Bay), 11, 1 11 
3 Don Nottingham (10/26/75 at Buffalo), 1,1,1 ’ 

3 Lany Csonka (9/23/79 vs. Chicago), 12, 9, 1 
3 Lany Csonka (11/29/79 vs. New England), 1,1,1 

PUSHING AVERAGE 

Career 

5.1 Mercury Morris (1969-75), 754 attempts 

4.8 Tony Nathan (1979-83), 440 attempts 
4.5 Lany Csonka (1968-74, 79), 1,506 attempts 
4.4 Norm Bulaich (1975-79), 340 attempts 
4.4 Gary Davis (1976-79), 318 attempts 
Season 




5.4 

53 

53 

5.2 


Larry Csonka (1971), 195/1,051 yards 
Mercury Moms (1972), 190/1000 yards 
Tony Nathan (1981), 147/782 yards 
Larry Csonka (1972) 213/1,117 yards 
Game (10 or more attempts) 

In 2 Mercury Morris (9/30/73 vs. New England), 15/197 
12.6 Abner Haynes (9/17/67 vs. Denver), 12/151 
12.6 Delvin Williams (11/9/80 at Los Angeles), 12/151 

LONGEST RUNS 

77t Leroy Hams (12/5/77 vs. Baltimore) 

Mercury Morris (9/30/73 vs. New England) 

Mercury Morris (10/15/73 at Cleveland) 

Benny Malone (10/9/77 at Baltimore) 

Abner Haynes (9/17/67 vs. Denver) 

Gary Davis (9/17/78 vs. Buffalo) 

Delvin Williams (11/9/80 at Los Angeles) 

Norm Bulaich (9/10/78 at Baltimore) 

Gary Davis (12/17/77 vs. Buffalo) 

Delvin Williams (9/3/78 at NY Jets) 


70t 

70 

66t 

65t 

65t 

65 

63 

60t 

58t 


__ PASSING 

TOTAL YARDS 

Career 

25,092 Bob Griese (1967-80) 

5,928 David Woodley (1980-83) 

4,179 Don Strock (1974-83) 

2,335 Earl Morrall (1972-76) 
reason 

2,473 Bob Griese (1968) 

2,470 David Woodley (1981) 

2,252 Bob Griese (1977) 

2,210 Dan Marino (1983) 

Game 


*403 

349 

327 

322 

322 


MSS ATTEMPTS 

Career 


--cu Lianas;, or jf 

Don Strock (1/2/82 vs. San Diego), 29 of 43 
Bob Griese (11/20/78 at Houston), 23 of 33 
Bob Griese (9/14/69 at Cincinnati), 19 of 39 
Don Strock (12/15/79 vs. NY Jets), 26 of 41 
Dan Marino (10/9/83 vs. Buffalo), 19 of 29 


3,429 Bob Griese (1967-80) 

961 David Woodley (1980-83) 
630 Don Strock (1974-83) 
337 Rick Norton (1966-69) 
Season 


366 

355 

331 

327 

Game 


David Woodley (1981), 191 completions 
Bob Griese (1968), 186 completions 
Bob Griese (1967), 166 completions 
David Woodley (1980), 176 completions 


52 

46 

45 

45 


luck wood <11/27/66 vs. New England), 17 completions 
R^h at J Sew England), 19 completions 

Bob Gnese 00/19/69 at Kansas City), 21 completions 
Bob Gnese (9/30/79 at NY Jets), 22 completions 


179 



PASS COMPLETIONS 
Career 
1,926 
508 
350 
176 

Season 

191 
186 
180 
176 

Game 
*29 
26 
26 
25 
25 

TOUCHDOWN PASSES 
Career 

192 Bob Griese (1967*80) 

36 Don Strock (1974*83) 

34 David Woodley (1980*83) 

20 Dan Marino (1983) 

Season 

22 Bob Griese (1977) of 180 completions 

21 Bob Griese (1968) of 186 completions 
20 Dan Marino (1983) of 173 completions 
19 Bob Griese (1971) of 145 completions 

Game 

6 Bob Griese (11/24/77 at St. Louis) 4, 7, 9, 28, 17, 37 
4 John Stofa (12/18/66 vs. Houston) 27, 48, 4 14 
4 Bob Griese (11/2/69 at NY Jets) 5, 29, 11,9 
4 Bob Griese (10/17/71 vs. New Eng.) 22, 32, 14, 14 
4 Bob Griese (12/15/73 vs. Detroit) 21, 7, 16 4 

4 Don Strock (1/2/82 vs. San Diego) 1, 40, 15, 50 

PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED 

Career 

172 Bob Griese (1967-80) 

42 David Woodley (1980-83) 

36 Don Strock (1974-83) 

Season 

18 Bob Griese (1967), 331 attempts 
17 Bob Griese (1970), 245 attempts 
17 David Woodley (1980), 327 attempts 

Game 

5 Bob Griese (12/23/67 vs. Houston), 41 attempts 
5 Rick Norton (11/23/69 vs. Houston), 26 attempts 
5 David Woodley (10/25/81 at Dallas), 37 attempts 


Bob Griese (1967-80) 

David Woodley (1980-83) 

Don Strock (1974-83) 

Dan Marino (1983) 

David Woodley (1981), 366 attempts 
Bob Griese (1968), 355 attempts 
Bob Griese (1977), 307 attempts 
David Woodley (1980), 327 attempts 

Don Strock (1/2/82 vs. San Diego), 43 attempts 
Don Strock (12/15/79 vs. NY Jets), 41 attempts 
Don Strock (10/12/81 at Buffalo), 44 attempts 
Bob Griese (10/17/76 vs. Kansas City), 35 attempts 
Dan Marino (10/30/83 vs. LA. Rams), 38 attempts 


LOWEST INTERCEPTION RATE 

Season (150 or more attempts) 

2.03 Dan Marino (1983), 6 of 296 attempts 
3.42 Bob Griese (1971), 9 of 263 attempts 
3.55 David Woodley (1981), 13 of 366 attempts 


COMPLETION PER CENT 
Career 


56.3 
55.6 
53.9 

Season 

63.0 

61.8 

60.1 

Game (12 

92.3 
*84.2 

82.4 
81.8 
81.0 


Bob Griese (1967-80), 1,926 of 3,429 attempts 
Don Strock (1974-83), 350 of 630 attempts 
Earl Morrall (1972-76), 153 of 284 attempts 


Bob Griese (1978), 148 of 235 attempts 
Bob Griese (1975), 118 of 191 attempts 
Bob Griese (1974), 152 of 253 attempts 
or more completions) 

Bob Griese (12/18/78 vs. New Eng.), 12 of 13 attempt; 
David Woodley (1/8/83 vs. New Eng.) 16 of 19 attempt 
Earl Morrall (12/1/75 vs. New Eng.), 14 of 17 attempts 
Don Strock (12/10/83 vs. Atlanta), 18 of 22 attempts 
Bob Griese (10/22/67 vs. NY Jets), 17 of 21 attempts 


180 


LONGEST PASS PLAYS 

86t Bob Griese to Paul Warfield (11/14/71 vs. Pittsburgh) 

85t Dan Marino to Mark Duper (11/20/83 vs. Baltimore) 

80t George Wilson to Bo Roberson (10/23/66 at Houston) 

79t Bob Griese to Nat Moore (11/2/75 at Chicago) 

76t David Woodley to Jimmy Cefalo (1/30/83 vs. Washington) 
75t Bob Griese to Paul Warfield (1/2/72 vs. Baltimore) 

74t Bob Griese to Paul Warfield (10/31/71 at Los Angeles) 

73t Bob Griese to Nat Moore (9/25/77 at San Francisco) 

71 Dick Wood to Bo Roberson (12/4/66 at Denver) 

69t David Woodley to Jimmy Cefalo (10/25/81 at Dallas) 


_ PASS RECEIVING _ 

OTAL RECEPTIONS 

.’areer 

378 Nat Moore (1974-83) 

266 Duriel Hams (1976*83) 

221 Jim Kiick (1968-74) 

212 Howard Twilley {1966-76) 

192 Tony Nathan (1979-83) 

Season 

67 Jack Clancy (1967), 868 yards 
58 Karl Noonan (1968), 760 yards 
57 Tony Nathan (1980), 588 yards 
53 Duriel Harris (1981), 911 yards 
52 Nat Moore (1977), 765 yards 
52 Tony Nathan (1983), 461 yards 
ame (minimum 100 yards) 

10 Duriel Harris (10/28/79 vs. Green Bay), 180 yards 
9 Marlin Briscoe (9/15/74 at New England), 113 yards 
9 Duriel Harris (11/30/81 vs. Philadelphia), 114 yards 
9 Tony Nathan (1/2/82 vs. San Diego), 114 yards 


TOTAL RECEIVING YARDS 

Career 

5,842 Nat Moore (1974-83), 15.5 per catch 
4,510 Duriel Harris (1976-83), 17.0 per catch 
3,355 Paul Warfield (1970-74), 21.5 per catch 
3,064 Howard Twilley (1966-76), 14.4 per catch 
Jeason 

1,003 Mark Duper (1983), 51 receptions 
996 Paul Warfield (1971), 43 receptions 
911 Duriel Harris (1981), 53 receptions 
868 Jack Clancy (1967), 67 receptions 
840 Nat Moore (1979), 48 receptions 
Game 

210 Nat Moore (10/4/81 vs. NY Jets), 7 receptions 
202 Mark Duper (10/9/83 vs. Buffalo), 7 receptions 
180 Duriel Harris (10/28/79 vs. Green Bay), 10 receptions 
165 Duriel Harris (10/25/81 at Dallas), 6 receptions 
164 Jimmy Cefalo (10/25/81 at Dallas), 5 receptions 


TOUCHDOWNS RECEIVING 

Career 

54 Nat Moore (1974-83), 378 receptions 
33 Paul Warfield (1970-74), 156 receptions 
23 Howard Twilley (1966-76), 212 receptions 
23 Jim Mandich (1970-77), 121 receptions 
Season 

12 Nat Moore (1977), 52 receptions 
11 Karl Noonan (1968), 58 receptions 
11 Paul Warfield (1971), 43 receptions 
11 Paul Warfield (1973), 29 receptions 

Game 

4 Paul Warfield (12/15/73 vs. Detroit) 

181 



_ RCISHING-RECEIVING 

Cai 7,425 Larry Csonka (1968*74, 79), 6,737 and 688 
6,076 Nat Moore (1974-83), 234 and 5,842 
5,854 Jim Kiick (1968*74), 3,644 and 2,210 
4,368 Mercury Morris (1969*75), 3,877 and 491 
Season 

1,450 Delvin Williams (1978), 1,258 and 192 
1,234 Tony Nathan (1981), 782 and 452 
1,168 Mercury Morris (1972), 1,000 and 168 
1,165 Larry Csonka (1972), 1,117 and 48 
1,164 Larry Csonka (1971), 1,051 and 113 
1,155 Jim Kiick (1970), 658 and 497 


_ COMBINED YARDAGE _ 

7,486 Mercury Morris (1969*75), 3,118 return yards 
7,425 Larry Csonka (1968-74, 79), no return yards 
7,233 Nat Moore (1974-83), 1,157 return yards 
6,038 Duriei Harris (1976-82), 1,495 return yards 
5,854 Jim Kiick (1968-74), no return yards 
Season 

1,603 Tony Nathan (1979), 1,322 return yards 
1,502 Mercury Morris (1972), 334 return yards 
1,483 Mercury Morris (1969), 1,308 return yards 
1,476 Joe Auer (1966), 797 return yards 
Game 

302 Mercury Morris (11/1/70 at Baltimore) 

8*89 rush, 3*68 pass, 6-145 kickoff returns 
254 Freddie Solomon (10/9/77 at Baltimore) 

4-171 kickoff returns, 4*51 pass, 3*32 punt returns 
252 Freddie Solomon (12/5/76 vs. Buffalo) 
l*59t rush, 5-114 pass, l-79t punt return 


_ PUNTING _ 

TOTAL PUNTS 
Career 

633 Larry Seiple (1967-77), 25, 347 yards 
227 George Roberts (1978*80), 9,314 yards 
Season 

83 Tom Orosz (1981), 40.8 average 
81 George Roberts (1978), 40.3 average 
80 Larry Seiple (1969), 40.8 average 

Game 

10 George Wilson, Jr. (9/9/66 vs. NY Jets), 483 yards 
10 George Roberts (10/12/80 at New England), 445 yards 
9 Larry Seiple (9/18/77 at Buffalo), 325 yards 

AVERAGE YARDS 

40.0 Larry Seiple (1967*77) 

Season 

43.1 Reggie Roby (1983), 74 punts 

42.6 George Roberts (1980), 77 punts 
42.3 Larry Seiple (1973), 48 punts 

42.1 George Wilson, Jr. (1966), 42 punts 
Game (4 or more punts) 

52.0 Larry Seiple (10/7/73 vs. NY Jets), 4-208 yards 

49.6 Reggie Roby (10/30/83 vs. LA. Rams), 4-248 yards 
49.0 Reggie Roby (10/2/83 at New Orleans), 4-196 yards 

LONGEST PUNTS 

73 Larry Seiple (11/14/71 vs. Pittsburgh) to end zone 
71 George Roberts (11/2/80 at Oakland) net 62 

182 




_PUNT RETURNS _ 

TOTAL RETURNS 

Career 

127 Jake Scott (1970-75) 

71 Freddie Solomon (1975-77) 

57 Tom Vigorito (1981-83) 

Season 

41 Mark Clayton (1983), 9.6 average 
36 Tom Vigorito (1981), 10.5 average 
33 Jake Scott (1971), 9.6 average 

Game 

7 Mercury Morris (10/19/69 at Kansas City), 17.6 avg. 
6 Jake Scott (11/10/74 at New Orleans), 16.5 avg. 

6 Freddie Solomon (12/5/77 vs. Baltimore), 9.3 avg. 

6 Tom Vigorito (11/30/81 vs. Philadelphia), 12.2 avg. 

6 Mark Clayton (11/20/83 vs. Baltimore), 16.2 avg. 

UNT RETURN YARDAGE 

Career 

I, 330 Jake Scott (1970-75) 

810 Freddie Solomon (1975-77) 

633 Tom Vigorito (1981-83) 

Season 

392 Mark Clayton (1983), 9.6 avg. 

379 Tom Vigorito (1981), 10.5 avg. 

346 Jake Scott (1974), 11.2 avg. 

Game 

123 Mercury Morris (10/19/69 at Kansas City), 7 returns 
99 Jake Scott (11/10/74 at New Orleans), 6 returns 
97 Mark Clayton (11/20/83 vs. Baltimore), 6 returns 

LONGEST PUNT RETURNS 

87t Tom Vigorito (9/10/81 vs. Pittsburgh) 

86t Tony Nathan (10/14/79 vs. Buffalo) 

79t Freddie Solomon (12/5/76 vs. Buffalo) 

77t Jake Scott (11/22/70 vs. Baltimore) 

62 Tom Vigorito (9/4/83 at Buffalo) 

AVERAGE YARDS 

Career 

II. 4 Freddie Solomon (1975-77), 71 returns 

11.1 Tom Vigorito (1981-83), 57 returns 

10.5 Jake Scott (1970-75), 127 returns 
* eason (14 or more returns) 

12.3 Freddie Solomon (1975), 26 returns 

12.1 Jake Scott (1973), 22 returns 
Game 

18.8 Charlie Babb (11/23/75 vs. Baltimore), 4*75 yards 

17.6 Mercury Morris (10/19/69 at Kansas City), 7-123 yards 

FAIR CATCHES 

Career 

55 Jake Scott (1970-75) of 182 punts 
29 Dick Anderson (1968-75, 1977) of 74 punts 
Season 

18 Jake Scott (1971) of 51 punts 
16 Jake Scott (1973) of 38 punts 

Game 

6 Jake Scott (12/20/70 vs. Buffalo) of 8 punts 


_ KICKOFF RETURNS 

TOTAL RETURNS 

Career 

111 Mercury Morris (1969-75) 

94 Fulton Walker (1981-83) 

56 Duriei Harris (1976-83) 

Season 

45 Tony Nathan (1979), 226 avg. 

43 Mercury Morris (1969), 26.4 avg. 

40 Don Bessillieu (1980), 22.3 avg. 

183 



Game 


7 Don Bessillieu (10/23/80 atNewEn^and/aO.^avg. 

7 Fulton Walker (11/8/81 at New England), 23.7 avg. 


KICKOFF 

Career 

2,947 

2,327 

1,416 

Season 

1,136 

1,016 

962 

932 

Game 

204 

*190 

185 

171 


return yardage 

Mercury Morris (1969-75) 

Fulton Walker (1981-83) 

Duriel Harris (1976*83) 

Mercury Morris (1969), 26.4 avg. 

Tony Nathan (1979) 22.6 avg. 

Fulton Walker (1983) 26.7 avg. 

Fulton Walker (1981), 24.5 avg. 

Gene Milton (9/21/68 vs. Oakland), long 73 
Fulton Walker (1/30/83 vs. Washington) long 98 
Fulton Walker (10/12/81 at Buffalo), long 90t 
Freddie Solomon (10/9/77 at Baltimore), long 9a 


Game 

121 

109 


nick Anderson (12/3/73 vs. Pittsburgh), 4 interceptions 
Dick Anderson (11/24/68 at New England), 2 interceptions 

L ° N 96f T Did^de^i^U V24/6^f New England), Tom Sherman 
Dick Anderson (12/20/70 vs. Buffalo), Dennis Shaw 
fot Jimmy Warren (11/13/66 at Kansas City), Len Dawson 
: nick Anderson (1/2/72 vs. Baltimore), John Unites 
56 Neal Colzie (11/29/79 vs. New England), Steve Grogan 

TOUCHDOWN INTERCEPTIONS 

3 Dick Anderson (1968-74), 96, 27, 38»yards 
2 Dick Westmoreland (1966-69), 39, 19 yards 
2 Bill Stanfill (1969-76), 15, 17 yards 
2 Lloyd Mumphord (1969-74), 32, 28 yards 
2 Mike Kozlowski (1979, 1981-83), 35, 38 yards 


*98t Fulton Walker (1/30/83 vs. Washington) 

96t Mercury Morris (12/6/70 vs. New England) 

95t Joe Auer (9/2/66 vs. Oakland) 

95 Bobby Neff (9/14/68 vs. Houston) 

AVERAGE YARDS 

Career (5° or e rnorerehJms)^ 96 g 7 5 ) m retums 

' Duriel Harris (1976-83), 56 retums 
Fulton Walker (1981-83), 94 retums 

Duriel Harris (1976), 17 returns, 559 yards 
Gary Davis (1977), 14 returns, 414 yards 
Mercury Morris (1970), 28 returns, 812 yards 

Gal M7 ( 5 ° r FXnWallTe S r ) (l/30/83vs. Washington) 4490 
42.8 Freddie Solomon (10/9/77 at 
34.0 Gene Milton (9/21/68 vs. Oakland), 6-20_ 


25.3 

24.8 
Season 

32.9 
29.6 
29.0 


INTERCEPTIONS - 


TOTAL INTERCEPTIONS 

CareC 35 Jake Scott (1970-75) 

34 Dick Anderson (1968-75, 1977) 
Tim Foley (1970-1980) 

Curtis Johnson (1970-78) 


MISCELLANEOUS return s 

blo< ^ED (1 2/6/70vs. New Et^and), Gino Ca^lietti 

47t Curtis Johnson (12/19/71 vs. Green Bay), Tim Webster 

BLOCKED PUNT (n/n/73 vs. Baltimore), David Lee 

*5t Charlie Babb (12/24/72 vs. Cleveland), Don Cockroft 
5t Tim Foley (11/11/73 vs. Baltimore), David Lee 

SHORT Mew England), Gino CapelletU 

fumble recovery (ALLTOS) ^ Dfego) 

44t Don Bessillieu (10/19/80 vs. Buffalo), Joe Cnbbs 
35t Dick Anderson (10/15/72 vs. San Diego), Mike Garrett 
25t Mike Kozlowski (12/6/81 vs. New England), Sam 

13t Nic^Buoniconti (9/30/73 vs. New England), John Tarver 
{* Bob Baumhower (10/9/78 vs. Cincinnati). Dave Turner 


22 
22 

Season 

10 

8 

8 


Game 


Dick Westmoreland (1967), 127 yards 

Sm 1973). 230 y,d„. 191 yard,, 

163 yards 

Jake Scott (1974), 75 yards 

Dick Anderson (12/3/73 vs. Pittsburgh), 121 yards 


do lphin team records 

-SCORING 


1983 

11/24/77 at St Louis 
1967 

9/18/66 at Buffalo 


INTERCEPTION YARDAGE 

Career ^ ^^erson (1968-75, 1977), 23.3 avg. 
Jake Scott (1970-75), 1Z1 avg. 

Gerald Small (1978-83), 16.4 avg. 


792 
425 
378 
Season 
230 
198 
191 


Dick Anderson (1968), 8 for 28.8 avg. 
Jimmy Warren (1966), 5 for 39.6 avg. 
Dick Anderson (1970), 8 for 23.9 avg. 

184 


MOST POINTS SCORED 

Season 389 

Game 55 

MOST POINTS ALLOWED 
Season 407 

Game 58 

FEWEST POINTS SCORED 

^ame" 0 seven times, last 1980 

FEWEST POINTS ALLOWED 

Season 150 1973, 14 games 

131 1982. 9 games 

Qame 0 16 times, last 1983 

MOST POINTS, BOTH TEAMS 

82 at Buffalo 58, Miami 24 (9/18/66) 

79 San Diego 41, at Miami 38 (1/2/82) 

73 at Miami 41, Boston 32(12/17/67) 

73 at Baltimore 45, M iaml 28 00/9/77) 
73 Miami 45, at N.Y. Jet ?28 (9/12/82) 

73 Buffalo 38, at Miami 35 (10/9/83) 
FEWEST POINTS, BOTH TEAMS 

3 at N. England 3, Miami 0 (12/1 ^82) 

12 at Miami 9, Kansas City 3 (10/20/74) 

12 Miami 12, at Buffalo 0 (9/4/83) 

13 Miami 13, at Buffalo 0 (9/18/77) 

185 






MOST DECISIVE WIN . _ 

52 52*0 vs. New England (11/12/72) 

44 44-0 vs. Baltimore (11/11/73) 

43 43-0 at N.Y Jets (10/19/75) 

MOST DECISIVE LOSS 

45 48-3 vs. Kansas City (9/28/68) 

41 41-0 at Kansas City (10/8/67) 

35 35-0 at Baltimore (11/1/70) 

MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 
Season 48 1983 

Game 8 11/24/77 at St Louis 

MOST TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED 
Season 53 1967 

Game 8 9/18/66 at Buffalo 

FEWEST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 
Season 26 1966 

FEWEST TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED 


Season 


15 

21 


MOST TOUCHDOWNS BY 
Rushing 

Season 
Game 
Passing 
Season 
Game 
Intercept 
Season 
Game 


1973 

1972 


KO Return 
Punt Return 
Fumble Return 
Block Punt 


26 

4 

28 

6 

4 

2 

2 

2 

1 

1 

1 

2 


19 

1968 

4 

four times 

31 

1967 

5 

four times, last 191 

3 

1967, 1969, 1979 

1 

1966, 1970, 1975 

1 

1966, 1970, 1975 


FEWEST TOUCHDOWNS BY 

Rushing 5 1966 

Passing 12 1969 

MOST TDs ALLOWED BY 
Rushing 

Season 
Game 
Passing 
Season 
Game 
intercept 
KO Return 
Punt Return 

FEWEST TDs ALLOWED BY 

Rushing 8 

Passing 5 

MOST PATs SCORED 

Season 45 

Game 7 

7 

MOST PATs, OPPONENT 

Season 47 

Game 7 

MOST FGs SCORED 

Season 28 

Game 5 


1972 and 1975 
five times 

1983 

11/24/77 at St Louis 
1966 

12/3/73 vs. Pittsburgh 
9/12/82 vs. N.Y. Jets 
12/16/83 vs. N.Y. Jets 
seven times, last 1981 
six times, last 1983 
five times, last 1981 

1973 


1972 

1973 

1983 

11/12/72 vs. New England 
11/24/77 at St Louis 

1967 

9/18/66 at Buffalo 
1971 

9/26/71 at Buffalo 


SCORE BY QUARTERS, DOLPHINS 


1st — 

21 

12/20/70 vs. Buffalo 


21 

10/2/77 vs. Houston 

2nd - 

28 

12/17/67 vs. Boston 


24 

10/23/77 vs. Seattle 


24 

10/29/78 vs. Baltimore 


24 

11/20/83 vs. Baltimore 

3rd - 

21 

11/3/74 vs. Atlanta 


21 

9/12/83 vs N.Y. Jets 

4th — 

21 

9/30/73 vs. New England 


21 

9/29/74 at San Diego 


SCORE BY QUARTERS, OPPONENTS 


1st - 

2 nd - 
3rd — 
4th — 


24 9/28/68 vs. Kansas City 

24 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

27 9/18/66 at Buffalo 

17 12/23/67 vs. Houston 

28 10/2/66 at San Diego 


SCORE BY HALVES, DOLPHINS 

1st - 35 12/17/67 vs. Boston 

31 12/20/70 vs. Buffalo 

2nd — 28 12/10/67 vs. San Diego 

28 12/5/76 vs. Buffalo 

28 9/23/79 vs. Chicago 

28 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

SCORE BY HALVES, OPPONENTS 

1st— 48 9/18/66 at Buffalo 

2nd — 38 10/2/66 at San Diego 

31 10/3/76 vs. Los Angeles 

SCORE BY QUARTERS, BOTH TEAMS 

9/28/68 vs. Kansas City 
Kansas City 24, Miami 3 
9/18/66 at Buffalo 
Buffalo 27, Miami 7 
12/10/67 vs. San Diego 
Miami 14, San Diego 14 
11/17/74 vs. Buffalo 
Buffalo 21, Miami 14 
SCORE BY HALVES, BOTH TEAMS 


1st — 

27 

2nd — 

34 

3rd - 

28 

4th - 

35 


1st — 
2nd — 


58 9/18/66 at Buffalo 

Buffalo 48, Miami 10 
52 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

Miami 28, Buffalo 24 


FIRST DOWNS 


186 


MOST FIRST DOWNS 

Season 314 1983 

Game 34 11/24/77 at St Louis 

31 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

MOST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED 
Season 309 1980 

Game 34 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

MOST FIRST DOWNS, BOTH TEAMS 
Season 602 1981, 1983 

Game 59 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

59 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

FEWEST FIRST DOWNS 
Season 200 1966 

Game 7 10/3/70 vs. Oakland 

8 9/24/67 vs. Kansas City 

8 10/12/80 at New England 

FEWEST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED 
Season 186 1972 

Game 4 11/11/73 vs. Baltimore 

5 9/2/79 at Buffalo 

7 9/24/72 vs. Houston 

MOST FIRST DOWNS BY 
Rushing 

Season 170 1972 

Game 19 10/29-72 vs. Baltimore 

19 11/24/77 at St Louis 

Massing 

Season 157 1981 

Game 21 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

Penalty 

Season 31 1979. 1983 

Game 6 12/4/66 at Denver 

6 11/26'67 at Buffalo 

FEWEST FIRST DOWNS BY 
Rushing 

Season 65 1967 

Game 0 10,15 67 at Boston 

187 



^Season 91 1973 

Game 1 9/4/83 at Buffalo 

Penalty 13 1973 

MOST HRST DOWNS ALLOWED BY 

Rushing qqi 

Season 124 1981 

a ame 17 12/11/76 vs. Minnesota 

Game 16 11/14/76 at Pittsburgh 


Passing 

Season 

Game 

Penalty 

Season 


160 1981 

21 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 


22 1978 

21 1967 

Game 7 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

FEWEST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED BY 

^Season 66 1969 

cSST 0 12/20/70 vs. Buffalo 

0 10/13/74 at Washington 


Passing 

Season 

Game 


Penalty 


78 1973 

0 12/8/68 vs. Boston 

1 11/5/79 vs. Houston 

1 12/12/82 vs. New England 

8 1973, 1974 


total yards 


MOST NET YARDS GAINED 

Season 5322 1981 

5195 1983 

Game 529 1 0/25/81 at Dallas 

° 503 11/24/77 at St Louis 

501 12/3/72 at New England 

Playoffs 472 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

MOST NET YARDS, BOTH TEAMS 

Season 10685 1981 

10334 1983 

Game 1036 1 / 2/82 vs. San Diego 

995 10/25/81 at Dallas 

971 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

FEWEST NET YARDS GAINED 

^me" 34 88 10/12/80 at New England 

Uam HI 9/6/66 vs. N.Y. Jets 

124 9/24/67 vs. Kansas City 

MOST NET YARDS ALLOWED 

Season 5363 1981 

5224 1980 

Game 593 10/3/76 vs. Los Angeles 

564 1 / 2/82 vs. San Diego 

546 10/4/81 vs. N.Y. Jets 

FEWEST NET YARDS ALLOWED 
Season 3281 1973 

Game 76 10/21/73 vs. Buffalo 

118 10 / 16/66 vs. Denver 

121 9/2/79 at Buffalo 

132 11/11/73 vs. Baltimore 


RUSHING 


MOST YARDS RUSHING 

Season 2960 

2521 

Game 315 

304 
302 
301 


1972 

1973 

11 /11 /73 vs. Baltimore 
12/3/72 at New England 
11/7/71 vs. Buffalo 
9/30/73 vs. New England 

188 


MOST YARDS RUSHING, BOTH TEAMS 

Season 4627 1978 

4529 1976 

Game 487 12/5/76 vs. Buffato 

444 9/30/73 vs. New England 

FEWEST YARDS RUSHING 

Season 1323 1967 

tone 23 9/24/67 vs. Kansas City 

25 12/11/77 at New England 

25 12/30/79 at Pittsburgh 

MOST YARDS RUSHING ALLOWED 

Season 2411 1976 

2261 1978 

Game 279 12/3/67 at Houston 

278 9/19/76 at New England 

269 12/5/76 vs. Buffalo 

FEWEST YARDS RUSHING ALLOWED 
Season 1453 1970 

G^je 16 9/2/66 vs. Oakland 

26 10/13/74 at Washington 

29 11/16/80 vs. San Francisco 

35 10/17/71 vs. New England 

MOST ATTEMPTS RUSHING 
Season 613 1972 

Game 58 10/5/75 at Green Bay 

56 9 / 12/82 at N.Y. Jets 

55 11/24/77 at St Louis 

fewest attempts rushing 

Season 326 1967 

Game 16 12/3/67 at Houston 

Ga 18 10/12/81 at Buffalo 

MOST ATTEMPTS OPPONENT 

Season 543 1978 

525 1976 

Game 51 three times 


PASSING 


MOST NET YARDS PASSING 

Season 3149 1981 

Game 394 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

381 10/25/81 at Dallas 

335 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

FEWEST NET YARDS PASSING 
Season 1582 1973 

Game 22 11/23/69 vs. Houston 

26 12/30/73 vs. Oakland 

26 9/4/83 at Buffalo 

MOST NET YARDS PASSING ALLOWED 
Season 3331 1981 

Game 427 10/1/67 at N.Y. Jets 

426 10/3/76 vs. Los Angeles 

415 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

FEWEST NET YARDS PASSING ALLOWED 
Season 1290 1973 

Game 1 10/21/73 vs. Buffalo 

11 11 /5/79 vs. Houston 

13 12/12/82 vs. New England 

20 11/11/73 vs. Baltimore 

24 10/22/72 vs. Buffalo 

MOST GROSS YARDS PASSING 
Season 3385 1981 

Game 423 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

408 10/25/81 at Dallas 

370 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

FEWEST GROSS YARDS PASSING 
Season 1675 1973 

Game 34 12/30/73 vs. Oakland 

46 9/4/83 vs. Buffalo 

189 



MOST GROSS YARDS PASSING ALLOWED 

Season 3645 1981 

Game 440 10/1/67 at N.Y. Jets 

436 10/3/76 vs. Los Angeles 

433 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

FEWEST GROSS YARDS PASSING ALLOWED 

Season 1604 1973 

2029 1972 

13 12/12/82 vs. New England 

25 11/5/79 vs. Houston 

35 12/9/73 at Baltimore 

_ 45 10/22/72 vs. Buffalo 

MOST PASS ATTEMPTS 
Season 498 1981 

Game 52 11/27/66 vs. New England 

4 8 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

FEWEST PASS ATTEMPTS 
Season 256 1973 

Game 6 12/30/73 vs. Oakland 

__ 7 1/13/74 vs. Minnesota 

MOST PASS ATTEMPTS OPPONENT 
Season 509 1981 

Game 55 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

_ 54 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

FEWEST PASS ATTEMPTS OPPONENT 

Season 320 1973 

.Game 5 12/12/82 vs. New England 

MOST PASS COMPLETIONS 
Season 271 1981 

Game 31 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

26 four times 

FEWEST PASS COMPLETIONS 

Season 133 1973 

Game 3 10/15/73 at Cleveland 

3 12/30/73 vs. Oakland 
MOST COMPLETIONS OPPONENT 

Season 297 1981 

Game 38 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

33 1/2/82 vs. San Diego 

FEWEST COMPLETIONS OPPONENT 
Season 151 1973 

Game 2 11/9/69 at New England 

2 12/12/82 at New England 

4 11/14/76 at Pittsburgh 

MOST QB SACKS 

Season 49 1983,363 yards 

45 1973 314 yards 

Game 9-59 10/21/73 vs. Buffalo 

8-61 9/20/81 at Houston 

7-52 10/17/71 vs. New England 

7- 52 11/11/79 vs. Baltimore 

MOST QB SACKS ALLOWED 

Season 53 1969,481 yards 

52 1968, 441 yards 

Game 8-83 11/16/69 at Buffalo 

8- 80 9/20/70 at New England 

7-61 9/9/66 vs. N.Y. Jets 


MOST INTERCEPTIONS 

Season 32 

31 

Game 6 

6 
6 
6 
6 

FEWEST INTERCEPTIONS 

Season 11 

15 


INTERCEPTIONS 


1978, 458 yards 
1966, 522 yards 
12/3/73 vs. Pittsburgh 
10/19/75 at N.Y. Jets 
9/10/78 at Baltimore 
11/21/82 at Buffalo 
10/16/83 at N.Y. Jets 

1976, 144 yards 

1977, 124 yards 

190 


MOST INTERCEPTIONS OPPONENT 

Season 32 1966,370 yards 

„ 29 1969,596 yards 

Game 6 11/13/66 at Kansas City 

FEWEST INTERCEPTIONS OPPONENT 
Season 10 1971, 166 yards 

11 1983, 205 yards 


PENALTIES 


MOST PENALTIES 

Season 79 1979,651 yards 

11 10/3/70 vs. Oakland 

__ __ „ ___ 11 12/3/72 vs. New England 

MOST YARDS PENALIZED 
Season 834 1970 on 77 

Game 135 10/3/70 vs. Oakland 

126 11/30/69 vs. New England 

124 10/30/83 vs. LA. Rams 

MOST PENALTIES OPPONENT 
Season 108 1980, 923 yards 

Game 15 10/11/69 vs. San Diego 

15 10/9/83 vs. Buffalo 

12 9/12/82 vs. N.Y. Jets 

12 9/21/68 vs. Oakland 

MOST YARDS PENALIZED OPPONENT 
Season 923 1980 on 108 

Game 156 9/20/69 at Oakland 

144 11/5/67 at Buffalo 

117 12/16/83 vs. N.Y. Jets 

FEWEST PENALTIES 
Season 48 1968,485 yards 

Game 0 12/23/67 vs. Houston 

0 12/8/68 vs. New England 

FEWEST YARDS PENALIZED 
Season 416 1973 on 52 

Game 0 two times 

FEWEST PENALTIES OPPONENT 
Season 59 1967, 691 yards 

Game 1 seven times 

FEWEST YARDS PENALIZED OPPONENT 
Season 525 1974 on 67 

Game 5 four times 

AiOST YARDS PENALIZED BOTH TEAMS 
Season 1538 1970 on 145 

Game 230 10/3/70 vs. Oakland 

227 11/30/69 vs. New England 

MOST PENALTIES BOTH TEAMS 
Season 186 1979, 1485 yards 

Game 20 9/12/82 vs. N.Y. Jets 

, , 19 four times 

FEWEST PENALTIES BOTH TEAMS 
Season 112 1967, 1181 yards 

Game 2 12/23/67 vs. Houston 

2 11/11/73 vs. Balti more 

^ 12/12/82 vs. New England 

* EWEST YARDS PENALIZED BOTH TEAMS 
Season 1032 1973 on 113 

Game 10 11/11/73 vs. Baltimore 

10 12/12/82 vs. New England 

20 12/8/66 vs. New England 


PUNTING 


MOST PUNTS 

Season 

Game 


85 

10 

10 


* OST PUNT YARDS 

Season 3451 

Game 483 
445 


1969 

9/9/66 vs. N.Y Jets 
10/12/80 at New England 

1969, 40.6 avg. 

9/9/66 vs. N.Y. Jets 
10/12/80 at New England 

191 



* 


MOST OPPONENT PUNTS 

Season 90 1983 

Game 11 11/11/73 vs. Baltimore 

MOST PUNT YARDS OPPONENT 

Season 3674 1983,40.8 avg. 

Game 413 11/15/81 vs. Oakland 

HIGHEST AVERAGE 


1983, 74 punts 
10/7/73 vs. N.Y Jets 


Season 42.5 

x-Game 52.0 - 

HIGHEST OPPONENT AVERAGE 

Season 44.1 1969, 80 punts 

x*Game 55.5 9/28/68 vs. Kansas City 

x-minimum 4 punts 


PUNT RETURNS 

MOST PUNT RETURNS 

Season 

55 

1983 

Game 

7 

10/19/69 at Kansas City 

MOST PONT 

return yards 

Season 

581 

1983 

Game 

123 

10/19/69 at Kansas City 


115 

12/5/76 vs. Buffalo 

MOST PUNT 

RETURNS OPPONENT 

Season 

45 

1981, 286 yards 

Game 

8 

9/9/66 vs. N.Y. Jets 

MOST PUNT 

RETURN YARDS OPPONENT 

Season 

373 

1975, 34 returns 

Game 

115 

10/12/80 at New England 


110 

11/1/70 at Baltimore 


KICKOFF RETURNS 


MOST KICKOFF RETURNS 

Season 67 

1967, 1443 yards 

Game 9 

9/18/66 at Buffalo 

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS 

Season 1507 

1966, 65 returns 

Game 245 

12/5/71 at New England 

229 

11/13/66 at Kansas City 

MOST KICKOFF RETURNS OPPONENT 

Season 70 

1978, 1459 yards 

69 

1979, 1518 yards 

Game 9 

11/24/77 at St Louis 

MOST KICKOFF RETURN YARDS OPPONENT 

Season 1549 

1975, 65 returns 

Game 207 

9/17/67 vs. Denver 

200 

11/24/77 at St. Louis 

FUMBLES 


MOST FUMBLES 

Season 36 1967 

Game 5 seven times 

MOST FUMBLES LOST 
Season 16 1967, 1973, 1980, 1983 

Game 5-5 9/25/83 vs. Kansas City 

5-4 11/5/70 vs. New Orleans 

MOST OPPONENT FUMBLES 
Season 39 1983 

Game 7 11/7/71 vs. Buffalo 

7 9/18/77 at Buffalo 

7 10/23/83 at Baltimore 

MOST OPPONENT FUMBLES LOST 
Season 21 1971, 1978 of 37 

Game 4-4 10/18/70 at Buffalo 

4-4 12/10/72 at N.Y. Giants 

44 9/26/76 vs. N.Y. Jets 

44 11/29/79 vs. New England 


OPPONENT RECORDS 


SINGLE-GAME, TEAM 

FIRST DOWNS 

34 San Diego (1/2/82 at Miami) 10, 21, 3 
32 New York Jets (10/4/81 at Miami) 13, 16, 3 
28 San Diego (11/3/68 at San Diego) 14, 14, 0 
28 Buffalo (10/9/83 at Miami) 5, 20, 3 

BY RUSHING 

24 Washington (1/30/83 at Pasadena) 

17 Minnesota (12/11/76 at Miami) 

16 Pittsburgh (11/14/76 at Pittsburgh) 

BY PASSING 

21 San Diego (1/2/82 at Miami) 

20 Buffalo (10/9/83 at Miami) 

18 Buffalo (12/17/77 at Miami) 

18 Baltimore (11/25/79 at Baltimore) 

BY PENALTY 

5 New England (12/17/67 at Miami) 

RUSHING YARDS 

279 Houston (12/3/67 at Houston) 49 attempts 
278 New England (9/19/76 at New England) 51 attempts 
276 Washington (1/30/83 at Pasadena) 52 attempts 
269 Buffalo (12/5/76 at Miami) 42 attempts 
265 Houston (11/20/78 at Houston) 42 attempts 
258 Pittsburgh (11/14/76 at Pittsburgh) 48 attempts 
252 Kansas City (9/24/67 at Miami) 43 attempts 
252 Dallas (1/16/72 at New Orleans) 48 attempts 
ATTEMPTS 

52 Washington (1/30/83 at Pasadena) 276 yards 
51 Baltimore (12/9/73 at Baltimore) 166 yards 
51 New England (9/19/76 at New England) 278 yards 
51 New England (12/11/77 at New England) 177 yards 
51 New York Jets (10/4/81 at Miami) 242 yards 
TOUCHDOWNS 

4 Buffalo (9/18/66 at Buffalo) 

4 Baltimore (11/23/75 at Miami) 

4 New England (10/22/78 at New England) 

4 Houston (11/20/78 at Houston) 

NET PASSING YARDS 

427 New York Jets (10/1/67 at New York) 440 gross 
426 Los Angeles (10/3/76 at Miami) 436 gross 
415 San Diego (1/2/82 at Miami) 433 gross 
407 Buffalo (10/9/83 at Miami) 419 gross 

351 New England (11/8/81 at New England) 355 gross 
ATTEMPTS 

55 Buffalo (10/9/83 at Miami) 38 completions 
54 San Diego (1/2/82 at Miami) 33 completions 
48 New York Jets (10/16/83 at New York) 24 completions 
COMPLETIONS 

38 Buffalo (10/9/83 at Miami) 55 attempts 
33 San Diego (1/2/82 at Miami) 54 attempts 
32 San Francisco (11/16/80 at Miami) 45 attempts 
TOUCHDOWNS 

5 Kansas City (10/8/67 at Kansas City) 

5 New England (10/15/67 at Boston) 

5 New York Jets (12/1 /68 at New York) 

5 Buffalo (10/9/83 at Miami) 

TOTAL YARDS 

593 Los Angeles (10/3/76 at Miami) 167-426 
564 San Diego (1/2/82 at Miami) 149-415 
546 New York Jets (10/4/81 at Miami) 242-304 
542 Oakland (9/21/68 at Miami) 213-329 
514 Baltimore (9/27/81 at Baltimore) 166*348 
INTERCEPTIONS 

6 Kansas City (11/13/66 at Kansas City) 28 yards 
RETURN YARDS 

138 Oakland (9/21/68 at Miami) on 5 

PUNT RETURNS 

8 New York Jets (9/9/66 at Miami) 80 yards 
RETURN YARDS 

115 New England (10/12/80 at New England) 7 returns 
110 Baltimore (11/1/70 at Baltimore) 3 returns 

KICKOFF RETURNS 

9 St Louis (11/24/77 at St Louis) 200 yards 
RETURN YARDS 

207 Denver (9/17/67 at Miami) 6 returns 
200 St Louis (11/24/77 at St Louis) 9 returns 

193 


192 



PENALTIES 

Jf f 1 " ^ e 9°n0/ll/ 6 9 at San Diego) 96 yards 
15 Buffalo (10/9/83 at Miami) 104 yards 

YARDS PE^ 9/20/69 ^ ° aWand) 156 
■56 Oakland (9/20/69 at Oakland) on 12 

TOT^ P^S° 01/5/67 atBuffa ' 0)on 10 
73 New York Jets (9/12/82) 10 TD 
58 Buffalo (9/18/66 at Buffalo) 8 TD 
48 K 8 ? 53 ' C , ily , (9/28/68 at Miami) 6 TD 

47 Oakland (9/21/68 at Miami) 6 TD 


_ OPPONENT RECORDS 

SINGLE-GAME, INDIVIDUAL 

RUSHING YARDS 

?OQ ££ r mp T n ,I „ uffal ° ( 1 W5 at Miami) 24 att 
166 ^jl < ^. m P bel1 ; Houston (11/20/78 at Houston) 28 att 
166 John Riggins (1/30/83 at Pasadena) 38 att 
iff 2'm Nance Boston (12/17/67 at Miami) 24 att 
60 S Atlanta ((2/10/83 at Miami) 21 att 

160 IS, G u?r ger ’ Houston (12/23/67 at Miami) 21 att. 

J£° W* 1 *™. New Orleans (10/2/83 at New Orleans) 34 att 

4 P ?'^9° ( 1 1/3/68 at San Diego" 21att 

jlf ^S3 Chel1 / Before (10/9/77 at Baltimore) 17 att. 
ATTEMPTS 7 Campbel1 ' Houston (12/3/67 at Houston) 18 att 

38 ^,,^0/30/83 at Pasadena) 166 yards 

35 Lydell Mitchell (12/9/73 at Baltimore) 104 yds. 

TOUCHDOWN^ ° n 0 /2/83 31 NeW ° rteans) 160 ^ 

3 S', a p a (" pbel1 ' ”? u f on < 1V20/78 at Houston) 

3 m n ns ? a S'^ Cinnati (11/17/68 at Cincinnati) 

PASSING Y^s y ' Baltlm ° re 0 '/23/75 at Miami) 

436 James Harris, Los Angeles (10/3/76 at Miami) 17-29-1 

4 ?q ? an p° uts - Sar L D l?SO (1/2/82 at Miami) 33-53-1 
4,9 ^°* f! erguson ' Buffalo (10/9/83 at Miami) 38-555 

358 &£ N |™ th A, W , Jets (10/1/67 at New York) 23-39-1 

2 ® nan s, Pe, Cleveland (11/18/79 at Cleveland) 23-4?.n 

357 ^ n f S ^r ? Uffa, ° (1 °/ 18 / 70 a t Buffalo) 24-32-2 
ATTEMPTS J ° neS ' Baltlmore (9/27/81 at Baltimore) 20-27-1 

53 n?„c er 9 . USO o n ' B “ ffal ° (10/9/83 at Miami) 38 comp. 

53 Dan Fouts, San Diego (1/2/82 at Miami) 33 comp P 

COMPLETION^ 0 "" 1 ' ^ (9/9/79 a ‘ Miami) 21 comp - 

5 Bp f fal ° 00/9/83 at Miami) 55 attempts 

29 Steve F DeR;r^ n q? ,e i° 0/2/82 at M ‘ ami > 53 attempte 
29 Steve DeBerg, San Francisco 11/16/80 at Miami) 41 attemots 

pr 15 conse eutive completions) PtS 

HAD^RCeS 88 ' NY J6tS 00/4/81 at Maml > 39 

6 m°T N 4LT ath ' bf , Y Jets dO/19/75 at NY) 8-24-6 

5 Mike Phipps, Cleveland (12/24/72 at Miami) 9-23-5 

5 T c? k 1 ?' B ?l t, ^ ore , <9/10/78 at Baltimore) 15-33-5 
5 Ken Stabler Oakland (12/10/79 at Miami) 23-36-5 

5 rarh^ U T^? M Dle E° ( '/’ 6 / 83 at Miami) 15-34-5 

5 Richard Todd, New York Jets (1/23/83) 1 5 . 37.5 

TOUCHDOWNS T088 ’ ^ Y ° rk JetS <10/16/83 at N.Y.) 9-26-5 

5 R^llPSVT 53 ^ ( V 0/8/67 at KC) 13-23 250 yds. 

5 Babe PanHi, Boston (10/15/67 at Boston) 16-20 281 vds 

4 ^r e r rgUSOn c Bu £ aio (10/9 / 83 at Miami) 38-55 419 yds. 
a n tsve Tensi, San Dtego (10/2/66 at San Dleao) 9 - 1 ? wWe 

4 ®, edJ ° n « s . Baltimore (10/9/77at Baltimore?18-30 2Kp V ds 

RECEra«?Ss l ” J ‘“ 110/4/81 “ 

RECEPTIONS en WnS OW ’ San Diego (1/2/82 at MlamO 13 catches 

10 Sr" ^ nS,OW ^? Die 9 ° 0/2/82 at Miami) 166 yds. 

0 ?n„Sr v U T "V * 5 (10/1/67 at NY) 120 yds. 

10 Joe Washington, Baltimore ( 11 / 11/79 at Miami) 121 yds 


TOUCHDOWNS 

3 ^ Y * alen ' Boston (10/15/67 at Boston) 6-134 

3 M^£?J n0n ’ C ^ lk,and (11/19/67 at Oakland) 6-99 

I M- mpa ^ 00/24/76 at Tampa) 6-88 

HEUJGOALsT* WWtei Mmnesota ( ]2/] 1/76 at Miami) 7-120 

4 B° u st°n (9/28/69 at Houston) of 5 

4 Rrtn, Blanda> ° akland <9/23/73 at Oakland) of 4 
INTERCEPnONS? nmeier ' M,nnesota <9/16/79 at Minnesota) of 4 

3 San Biego (10/30/77 at Miami) 45 yds 

kickoU rctckn'yards 0 (9/7/8 ° at Buffa,o) 31 yds - " 

185 noydUNet Denver (9/17/67 at Miami) on 5, lonq 59 

punt return yards Wand (9//22//75 at on 3 * i°ng 102t 

110 Ron Gardin, Baltimore (11/1/70 at Baltimore) 3 returns 

OPPONENTS LON GES T 
_PLAYS 


RUN FROM SCRIMMAGE 

811 Earl Campbell, Houston (11/20/78 at Houston) 

76t RoheS^ 8, N T England (I’/ 9 / 69 at New England) 

7» ok Holmes 'Kansas City (9/28/68 at Miami) ’ 

64t Bufal ° < 12/5/76 at Miami) 

64 hS r che> ' B a,timore < 10/9/77 at Baltimore) 

59t Henn, M ran ti e [; ldouston 02/23/67 at Miami) 

56t Kansas aty dO/17/76 at Miami) 

55 SS t? 85 ' f?" “ ego <9/29/74 at San Diego) 

54t P^J ImZ r Englar>d (’ 1/13/83 at New England) 

'ASS PLAY Rb ' C,ncinna ti (11/17/68 at Miami) ® ' 

93t S’SiSSW" to Taylor, 79 yards; lateral 

to Robert Holmes, Kansas City, 10/19/69 at Kans Citv 

a! n WiS - 9/17/78 Buffalo * 

i L? amath to Richard Caster, 10/7/74 vs NY Jets 
h en P a , WSOn to °° s Taylor, 11/14/66 at Kansas Qtv 
82t Daryle Lamomca to Rod Sherman, 12/27/70 at Oakland 
S Past0dn : to Charlie Joiner, 9/24/72 4 Houston 

aot 

Bay 

lei 

PUNTRET^n^ JaCkSOn ’ W ^ (Bob Gn'ese), 9/30/79at New York 

lot bln r 0h ?. Son 4 t l ouston (11/16/75 at Houston) 

7 pl d ? Ga o rd "> Baltimore (11/1/70 at Baltimore)^ 

56t fcffi Buffalo (9/18/66 at Buffalo) 

kickoff iSJn 8 ’ 530 Diego 0/2/82 at W 
’oof 1 Harold Hart, Okland (9/22/75 at Miami) 

99t J,m Duncan, Baltimore (11/1/70 at Baltimore) 

FUMBLE RfS^°° Zer ' NY JetS 01/20/66 a ‘ M®w York) 

49t ^yMoClanahan, Buffalo (Bob Griese), 11/12/79 at Buffalo 
4ft Mike Bass Washington (Garo Yepremianj, 1/14%3 al iTr ° 

BLOCKED FlELDGOAL° n ’ BUfFal ° (Mercu, y Morris ) ' Vl 7 /74 at Miami 

FIFi p GOAL 3rles R ° meS (0we VOn Schamann > 9/22/79 at Buffalo 

5? cTJlr™?’, K T, nsas Gt y 0/28/68 at Miami) 

Charlie Gogoiak, New England (10/17/71 at Mia mil 

50 ^, Mor t ““° d°/12/68 at Miami) 

p^^PO John Leypoldt, Buffalo (10/21/73 at Miami) 


Bob Scarpitto, Denver (10/16/66 at Miami) 


195 



DOLPHINS ON THE AIR 


RADIO 


In 1984, the Miami Dolphins’ radio network will consist of 49 stations 
with Miami’s WIOD (AM-610) again serving as the flagship station. WIOD 
has been the originator of Dolphin broadcasts^ since the team’s 1966 
inception. Known throughout South Florida as “Someplace Special For 
Sports,” WIOD’s Dolphin coverage is among the most comprehensive in 
the NFL. The station begins its game day coverage two hours before 
kickoff with “The Orange Bowl Express” including player features, key 
matchups in the upcoming game, plus other pertinent information from 
around the NFL Also included in the pre-game package is “The Don Shula 
Show” featuring a preview of the day s contest by the Dolphins’ head 
coach. Following the game, “The Locker Room Show” keeps listeners up¬ 
do-date on all other games around the league and also includes interviews 
from both the Dolphin and opposing locker rooms with the key players 
from that days game. 

Handling the play-by-play for his 14th season will be the ‘Voice of the 
Dolphins,” Rick Weaver. A seasoned broadcaster with nationally-known 
credentials, Weaver is a nine-time recipient of the Florida Sportscaster of 
the Year award. Joining Weaver in the broadcast booth will be color 
commentator Hank Goldberg while Henry Barrow patrols the Dolphin 
sideline giving listeners up-to-the-minute reports on tine day’s action. 


Following is a list of radio stations on the Dolphin 


Atlantic Beach .WEXI ... 

Avon Park.WWOJ.. 

Bartow.WIPC ... 

Belle Glade.WSWN.. 

Cape Coral .WINK... 

Clearwater ..WPLP... 

Clermont.WK1S ... 

Clewiston.WSWN.. 

Cocoa Beach.WEZY .. 

Crestview.WCNG .. 

Daytona Beach...WNDB.. 

Disney World .WK1S .. 

Fort Lauderdale.. .WIOD.., 

Fort Myers.WINK... 

Fort Pierce.WFTP . 

Gainesville.WGGG. 

Haines City.WIPC .. 

Hollywood.WIOD.. 

Jacksonville...WEXI .. 

Key West.WK1Z .. 

La Belle.WVHG . 

Lake City.WQHL . 

Lake Wales.WIPC .. 

Live Oak...WQHL . 

Madison.WQHL . 

Marathon.WKIZ .. 

Marco Island.WNOG. 

Miami.. • • .WIOD.. 

Moore Haven..WSWN. 

Melbourne...WEZY . 

Naples.. .WNOG. 

Orlando.WK1S .. 

Ormond Beach..WNDB . 

Panama Gty ..WWWQ 

Port Charlotte.WINK.. 

Punta Gorda.WINK.. 

Quincy.WWSD. 

Sanford.WK1S .. 

Sebring .WWOJ. 

South Bay.WSWN. 

St. Augustine .WFOY . 

St Petersburg.WPLP.. 

Stuart...WSTC1 . 

Tallahassee.WWSD. 

Tampa...WPLP.. 

Titusville. WEXY . 

Vero Beach.WTTB . 

West Palm Beach.WCGY . 

Winter Haven .WIPC .. 


Network in 1984: 

.1280 AM 

.106.3 FM 

.1280 AM 

.93.5 FM 

.1240 AM 

.570 AM 

.740 AM 

.93.5 FM 

.1350 AM 

.1010 AM 

.1150 AM 

.740 AM 

.610 AM 

.1240 AM 

.1330 AM 

.1230 AM 

.1280 AM 

.610 AM 

.1280 AM 

.1500 AM 

.92.1 FM 

.98.1 FM 

.1280 AM 

.98.1 FM 

. 98.1 FM 

.1500 AM 

.1270 AM 

.610 AM 

.93.5 FM 

.1350 AM 

.1270 AM 

.740 AM 

.1150 AM 

.1430 AM 

..1240 AM 

..1240 AM 

..101.7 FM 

.740 AM 

.106.3 FM 

.93.5 FM 

..1240 AM 

.570 AM 

.1450 AM 

.101.7 FM 

.570 AM 

.1350 AM 

.1490 AM 

.850 AM 

.1280 AM 


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Rick Weaver Henry Barrow Hank Goldberg 

WQBA 


Once again in 1983, the Dolphins’ Latin fans throughout South Florida 
an hear Miami Dolphin football on WQBA (FM-108). This will be the third 
.raight season of the Dolphins’ agreement with “Super Q.” 

Again handling the Spanish play-by-play will be Jorge Cunill. In addition 
to his broadcasting .responsibilities, Cunill is also the editor of Mundo 
Deportivo, a South Florida sports publication. He will again be joined in the 
booth by color analysts Rene Giraldo and Eduardo Lujan. 



Jorge Cunill Eduardo Lujan Rene Giraldo 


PRE-SEASON TV 

For the second consecutive season, WCIX-TV (Channel 6, Miami) will 
televise the pre-season games of the Miami Dolphins. This year’s three- 
game package (the August 19 game at LA Raiders will be shown 
rationally by NBC) will kick off Saturday, August 4 as the Dolphins host the 
ndianapolis Colts in the Orange Bowl. Also included on the schedule are 
pre-season road contests with the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay 
Buccaneers. 

ESPN’s Roger Twibell will again anchor the three-man announce team, 
serving as play-by-play commentator. Twibell will be joined by ex-Dolphin 
superstar Bob Griese who will serve as color analyst while WCIX Sports 
Director Andy Leopold will report from the Miami sideline. 

The WCIX schedule is listed below (all times EDT): 

DATE _ OPPONENT _ AIR TIME 

Sat, Aug. 4 Indianapolis * 11:30 PM 

Sat, Aug. 11 at Minnesota 8:00 PM 

p ri., Aug. 24 at Tampa Bay 8:00 PM 

‘Home game — delayed telecast 



Roger Twibell Bob Griese Andy Leopold 





































































































COVERING THE DOLPHINS 



WRITERS REGULARLY ASSIGNED TO CLUB 


LARRY DORMAN, Miami Herald, One Herald Plaza, Miami (33101), 350-6029 
350-2100. 

LEO SUAREZ, Miami News, P.O. Box 615, Miami (33152), 350-2175. 

ANDY COHEN, Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel, 101 N. New River Drive 
East, Fort Lauderdale (33302), 1-761-4002, 1-761-4220. 

DAVE GEORGE, Palm Beach Post, 2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm 
Beach (33405) 1-837-4440. 

GREGG HARR, Palm Beach Evening Times, 2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm 
Beach (33405) 1-837-4729. 

ED PLAISTED, Hollywood Sun-Tattler, 2600 N. 29th Avenue, Hollywood (33022) 
1-929-8125. 


_ WRITERS AND COLUMNISTS _ 

MIAMI HERALD (AM), One Herald Plaza, Miami (33101), 350-2100. S.E & 
Columnist — Edwin Pope, 350-2490; Exec. S.E — Paul Anger, 350-2979; TV 
Sports — Bob Rubin, 350-2470; Gaiy Long — 350-2454; El Herald (Spanish 
edition) - Luis Perez, 350-2186. 

MIAMI NEWS (P.M.), P.O. Box 615, Miami (33152), 350-2175. S.E. - Gene Williams, 
Ass’t S.E — Charlie Nobles, Colmnist — Tom Archdeacon, Jenny Kellner, Marty 
Klinkenberg, TV Sports — Tom Jicha. 

FORT LAUDERDALE NEWS (P.M) and SUN-SENTINEL (AM), 101 N. New River 
Drive East, Fort Lauderdale (33302), 1-761-4220 (Miami Tel. 947-2632). 
Exec. S.E — Fred Turner, Craig Barnes, Tim Rosaforte, TV Sports — Jim Sami. 
ASSOCIATED PRESS, 2125 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (33137), 573-7230. Joey 
Holleman, Fred Goodail (813) 223-3270. 

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, 260 NE 17 Terrace, Miami (33132), 373-7685. 
Les Kjos. 

PALM BEACH POST (A.M), 2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach (33405), 
1-837-4440 (M'ami Tel. 949-8131). Exec. S.E — Steve Moore, S.E & Colum¬ 
nist ■— Steve Hummer, Chuck Otterson, TV Sports — Brian Biggane. 

PALM BEACH EVENING TIMES (P.M.), 2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach 
(33405), 1-837-4729. S.E — Gregg Harr, Craig Dolch. 

HOLLYWOOD SUN-TATTLER (AM, P.M), 2600 N. 29th Ave., Hollywood (33020), 
1-929-8125 (M'ami Tel. 945-8831). S.E & Columnist — Ed Plaisted, 
AssL S.E, TV Sports — Cathy Zei, Duane Lancaster. 

DARIO LAS AMERICAS (AM), 2900 NW39 Street, M'ami (33142) 633-3341. Lewis 
A Buckley. 

SOUTH DADE NEWS-LEADER (P.M), 15 NE First Road, P.O. Box 339, Homestead 
(33030), 245-2311. Mck Cah/acca. 

BOCA RATON NEWS (PM), 34 SE Second Street, P.O. Box 580, Boca Raton 
(33429), 1-395-8300, 1-395-8305, (Mami Tei. 944-0397). Vin Mannix. 
DOLPHIN DIGEST (Weekly), P.O. Box 431459, South Mami (33143), 662-5614. 
Tom Curtis, Bill Daley. 

_ RADIO AND IV SPORTSCASTERS _ 

R-WIOD (610 AM), 1401 North Bay Causeway (33138), 759-4311, 759-4319. 
Rick Weaver, Hank Goldberg, and Henry Barrow. 

Spanish R — WQBA (108 FM), 701 SW 27 Avenue (33135), 643-6108, 649-8989. 
Jorge Cunill, Rene Giraldo, Eduardo Lujan. 

WTVJ-TV, (CBS, Channel 4), 316 North Mami Avenue (33128), 377-3171. Sports Dir. 

— Bemie Rosen, Tony Segreto, Mark Goldberg. 

WSVN-TV, (NBC, Channel 7), 1401 79 Street Causeway (33141), 751-8375. Sports 
Dir. — Dave Willingham, Bret Lewis, Doug Vaughn, Tom Sedley. 

WPLG-TV, (ABC, Channel 10), 3900 Biscayne Boulevard (33137), 325-2355. Sports 
Dir. — Chuck Dowdle, Lany Sugarman, Frank Forte. 

WCIX-TV, (Indept., Channel 6), 1111 Brickell Avenue (33131), 377-0811,371-7083. 
Andy Leopold, Steve Zager. 

WPTV-TV, (NBC, Channel 5), P.O. Box 510, Palm Beach (3348Q), 1-655-5455, (Mami 
Tel. 949-0789). Sports Dir. — Dick Sanford, Pat Murphy. 

WPEC-TV (ABC, Channel 12), Fairfield Drive, West Palm Beach (33407), 1-844-1212, 
(Mami Tel. 944-5060). Sports Dir. — Jim Gallagher, Dave Wirth, Anthony 
James. 

ESPN (Local), 2020 SW 79 Court (33155), 264-2829. Steve Ruskin. 

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WIOD (610 AM), 1401 North Bay Causeway (33138), 759-4311,759-4319. Sports 
Dir. - Rick Ufeaver, Henry Barrow, Hank Goldberg, Talk show host - Sonny 
Hirsch, Joe Zagacki. 7 

WGBS (710AM), 20450 NW2 Avenue (33169), 371-3126,652-7327. Sports Dir - 
Ed Berlner. 

ViNZ (940 AM), 4330 NW 207 Drive (33055), 624-6307, 624-9400. Ron Harrison 
Andy Leopold, Steve Shane. 

VNWS (790AM), 8000SW 67 Avenue (33143) 665-4833. Sports Dir. - Mort Lubow. 

WHY! (100.3 FM), 2741 N. 29 Avenue, Hollywood (33020), 925-7117. John Kross. 

WSHE (103.5 FM), 3000 SW 60 Avenue, Ft Lauderdale (33314), 1*581-1580 Skip 
Herman. * 

WCGY (850 AM), P.O. Box 70, West Palm Beach (33402), 1-965-9207. Jim 
Hodorowski. 

? 100 NW21 Avenue ’ ^ Lauderdale (33311) 1-485-9385, (Mami 
Tel. 940-4755). Ron Loggans. 


TRAVEL ITINERARY 

(Tentative) 

MINNESOTA (Pre-Season Game — 8/11, 7:00 PM CDT) 

Depart: Fri., 8/10 at 400 PM on Ran Am charter *8201 

Arrive Mnneapolis at 6:40 PM (CDT) 

Return: Sat, 8/11 at 1130 PM (CDT) on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Miami at 3:45 AM (EDT) 

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Mnneapolis (night of 8/10) 

(612)370-1234 

L*A. RAIDERS (Pre-Season Game — 8/19, 1:00 PM PDT) 

Depart: Sat, 8/18 at 9.00 AM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive Los Angeles at 1230 PM (PDT) 

Return: Sun., 8/19 at 530 PM (PDT) on Ran Am charter *8202 

Arrive Miami at 2:15 AM (EDT) 
h . tel: Hyatt Regency Los Angeles (night of 8/18) 

(213)683-1234 

TAMPA BAY (Pre-Season Game — 8/24, 8:00 PM EDT) 

Depart: Thu., 8/23 at 800 PM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive Tampa at 8:55 PM (EDT) 

Return: Sat, 8/25 at 1230 AM (EDT) on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Mami at 1:18 AM 
Hotel: Airport Marriott (night of 8/23) 

(813) 879-5151 

WASHINGTON (Game — 9/2, 1:00 PM EDT) 

Depart: Sat, 9/1 at 1000 AM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive Washington at 1235 PM 

Return: Sun., 9/2 at 600 PM on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Mami at 8:20 PM 

Hotel: Sheraton Washington (night of 9/1) 

(202) 328-2000 

BUFFALO (Game — 9/17, 9:00 PM EDT) 


I Depart: 


Sun., 9/16 at 1 f)0 PM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive Buffalo at 3:55 PM 

Tue., 9/18 at 130 AM on Ran Am charter *8202 

Arrive Mami at 4:25 AM 

Hyatt Regency Buffalo (night of 9/16) 

(716) 856-1234 


ST. LOUIS (Game — 9/30, 12:00 PM CDT) 

Depart: Sat, 9/29 at 10:00 AM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive St Louis at 11:40 AM (CDT) 

return: Sun., 9/30 at 430 PM (CDT) on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Mami at 7:55 PM (EDT) 

Hotel: Marriott Pavilion (night of 9/29) 

(314)421-1776 

PITTSBURGH (Game — 10/7, 1:00 PM EDT) 

Depart: Sat, 10/6 at 10:00 AM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive Pittsburgh at 12:25 PM 

Return: Sun., 10/7 at 530 PM on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Mami at 7:55 PM 

Hotel: Greentree Marriott (night of 10/6) 

(412) 922-8400 


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NEW ENGLAND (Game — 10/21, 1:00 PM EDT) 

Depart: Sat, 10/20 at 10:00 AM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive Boston at 1 ;00 PM 

Return: Sun., 10/21 at 530 PM on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Miami at 8:45 PM 

Hotel: Sheraton Mansfield Inn (night of 10/20) 

(617)339-9571 

N.Y. JETS (Game — 11/4, 4:00 PM EST) 

Depart: Sat, 11/3 at 10.00 AM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive Newark at 12:45 PM 

Return: Sun., 11/4 at 830 PM on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Miami at 1130 PM 

Hotel: Hilton Harmon Meadows (night of 11/3) 

(201) 348-2000 

SAN DIEGO (Game — 11/18, 1:00 PM PST) 

Depart: Fri., 11/16 at 600 PM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive San Diego at 900 PM (PST) 

Return: Sun., 11/18 at 530 PM on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Miami at 1:45 AM (EST) 

Hotel: Hyatt Islandia (nights of 11/16-17) 

(619) 224-3541 

INDIANAPOLIS (Game — 12/9, 1:00 PM EST) 

Depart: Sat, 12/8 at 10:00 AM on Pan Am charter *8201 

Arrive Indianapolis at 1235 PM 

Return: Sun., 1^9 at 530 PM on Pan Am charter *8202 

Arrive Miami at 8:05 PM 
Hotel: Marriott Inn (night of 12/8) 

(317)352-1231 



’84 OPPONENTS 

BUFFALO BILLS 

Game * 3, Mon., Sept. 17 
9:00 P.M., Rich Stadium 
Game *9, Sun., Oct. 28 
4:00 PM., Orange Bowl 

ADDRESS: One BiHs Drive ( II 

Orchard Park, NY 14127 I ff 

PHONE: (716) 648-1800 \l Of 

reESIDENl: Ralph C, Wilson. Jr. ^ I 

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STADIUM: Rich Stadium (80,020) 

ms'ifficoraf as 0 ^ 1 Blue ' Scariet Red ' & **** 

Jfs! S G iSjL" F Cibbs ' 233 att ' 1131 3 

1983 5^S 5 ^ s ; 26TDs ' 25int 


PALLASCOTOo^a 

Game *16, Mon., Dec. 17 
9:00 P.M., Orange Bowl 

“S 752 ™ Central b*”—* 

WONE: (214) 369-8000 if 1) 

PRESIDENT:/GENERAL MANAGER: II 

Texas E. Schramm * 11- {) f 

HEAD COACH: Tom Landry 

STADIUM. Texas Stadium (65,101) ^ 

^ Metal " C Siluer Blue - & Whte 

1983 PASSINC l^? c E o R: ^° ny D ° rSett ' 289 att - 1.321 yards STDs 
1983 RECEIVINGLEADER: ’Z^“ 


HO USTOWOILEWR 

Game *1, Sun., Oct. 14 
1:00 PJ*L, Orange Bowl 

ADDRESS: 6910 Fannin Street /f^ 

Houston, TX 77030 H rM,S \\ 

PHONE: (713)797-9111 II IX\\ 11 

K.S. (Bud) Adams, Jr. I JJ 

GENERAL MANAGER: Ladd K. Hereea H f 

MPnii < ^ CH: Hu9h Cam P be| l f 

MEDIA RELATIONS DIRECTOR- Bob Hvrie \ 

o l ADIUM: Astrodome (50,496) 

SCarfet ’ & mite 

1983 PASSING*LEADER^ SeHL^k^rf 217 l'w^?' ' 2 T ° S 

1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Tim Smltt,® KtSTS^ 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 

Pre-season Game # 1, Sat., Aug. 4 
8:00 PM. f Orange Bowl 
Game # 4, Sun., Sept. 23 
4:00 P.M., Orange Bowl 
Game # 15, Sun., Dec. 9 
1:00 PJVL, Hoosier Dome 

ADDRESS: 4900 Kessler Blvd. East Drive 
Indianapolis, IIS 46220 
PHONE: (317) 252-2658 
PRESIDENT: Robert Irsay 
VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Chemoff 
HEAD COACH: Frank Kush 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Bob Walters 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: American, Eastern 
STADIUM: Hoosier Dome (61,300) 

TEAM COLORS: Royal Blue, White, & Silver 
1983 RECORD: 7 9 
1983 RUSHING LEADER: Curtis Dickey, 254 att, 1,122 yards, 4 TDs 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Mike Page!, 163 of 328, 2,353 yards, 12 TDs, 17 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Bernard Henry, 30 for 416 yards, 4 TDs 


LOS ANGELES RAIDERS 

Pre-season Game # 3, Sun., Aug. 19 
4:00 PJVl., Memorial Coliseum 
Game # 14, Sun., Dec. 2 
4:00 PJVl., Orange Bowl 

ADDRESS: 332 Center Street 
El Segundo, CA 90245 
PHONE: (213) 322-3451 

MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER: AI Davis 
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: Al LoCasale 
HEAD COACH: Tom Flores 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Tom Grimes 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: American, Western 
STADIUM: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (92,498) 

TEAM COLORS: Silver, Black 
1983 RECORD: 12-4 

1983 RUSHING LEADER: Marcus Allen, 266 att, 1,014 yards, 9 TDs 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Jim Plunkett, 230 of 379, 2,935 yards, 20 TDs, 18 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Todd Christensen, 92 for 1,247 yards, 12 TDs 


MINNESOTA VIKINGS 

Pre-Season Game *2, Sat., Aug 11 
8:00 P.M., Metrodome 

ADDRESS: 9520 Viking Drive 
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 
PHONE: (612) 828-6500 
PRESIDENT: Max Winter 
GENERAL MANAGER: Mike Lynn 
HEAD COACH: Les Steckel 

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Merrill Swanson 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: National, Centra! 

STADIUM: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (62,212) 

TEAM COLORS: Purple, Gold, & White 
1983 RECORD: 8-8 
1983 RUSHING LEADER: Darrin Nelson, 154 att., 642 yards, 1 TD 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Steve Dils, 239 of 444, 2,840 yards, 11 TDs, 16 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Darrin Nelson, 51 for 618 yards, no TD 

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 

Game # 2, Sun., Sept. 9 
1:00 PA, Orange Bowl 
Game # 8, Sun., Oct. 21 
1:00 P.M., Sullivan Stadium 

ADDRESS: Sullivan Stadium, Route 1 
Foxboro, MA 02035 
PHONE: (617) 543-7911 
PRESIDENT: William H. Sullivan, Jr. 

GENERAL MANAGER: Patrick Sullivan 
HEAD COACH: Ron Meyer 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Tom Hoffman 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: American, Eastern 
STADIUM: Sullivan Stadium (61,297) 

TEAM COLORS: Red, White, & Blue 
1983 RECORD: 8-8 
1983 RUSHING LEADER: Tony Collins, 219 att., 1,049 yards, 10 TDs 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Steve Grogan, 168 of 303,2,411 yards, 15 TDs, 12 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Stanley Morgan, 58 for 863 yards, 2 TDs 


NEW YORK JETS 

Game *10, Sun., Nov. 4 
4:00 PJVl., Giants Stadium 
Game *13, Mon., Nov. 26 
9:00 PJ^., Orange Bowl 

ADDRESS: 598 Madison Avenue 
New York, NY 10022 
PHONE: (212) 421-6600 
PRESIDENT: Jim Kensil 
ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER: Steve Gutman 
HEAD COACH: Joe Walton 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Frank Ramos 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: American, Eastern 
STADIUM: Giants Stadium (76,891) 

TEAM COLORS: Kelly Green & White 
1983 RECORD: 7-9 
1983 RUSHING LEADER: Freeman McNeil, 160 att., 654 yards, 1 TD 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Richard Todd, 308 of 518,3,478 yards, 18 TDs, 26 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Wesley Walker, 61 for 868 yards, 7 TDs 


PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 

Game *11, Sun., Nov. 11 
1:00 PJVl., Orange Bowl 

ADDRESS: Philadelphia Veterans Stadium 
Broad Street and Pattison Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19148 
PHONE: (215) 463-2500 
GENERAL PARTNER: Leonard H. Tose 
HEAD COACH: Marion Campbell 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Ed Wisneski 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: National, Eastern 
STADIUM: Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (72,204) 

TEAM COLORS: Kelly Green, Silver, & White 
1983 RECORD: 5-11 
1983 RUSHING LEADER: Hubie Oliver, 121 att., 434 yards, 1 TD 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Ron Jaworski, 235 of446,3,315yards, 20TDs, 18int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Mike Quick, 69 for 1,409 yards, 13 TDs 

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS 

Game # 6, Sun., Oct. 7 

1:00 P.M., Three Rivers Stadium 

ADDRESS: Three Rivers Stadium 
300 Stadium Circle 
Pittsburgh, PA. 15212 
PHONE: (412) 323*1200 
PRESIDENT: Daniel M. Rooney 
VICE-PRESIDENT: Arthur J, Rooney, Jr. 

HEAD COACH: Chuck Noil 
PUBLICITY DIRECTOR: Joe Gordon 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: American, Central 
STADIUM: Three Rivers Stadium (59,000) 

TEAM COLORS: Gold & Black 
1983 RECORD: 10 6 
1983 RUSHING LEADER: Franco Hams, 279 att, 1,007 yards, 5 TDs 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Cliff Stoudt, 197 of 381, 2,553 yards, 12 TDs, 21 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Calvin Sweeney, 39 for 577 yards, 5 TDs 


ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 

Game # 5, Sept. 30 

1:00 P.M., Busch Memorial Stadium 

ADDRESS: Busch Stadium, Box 888 
St Louis, MO 63188 
PHONE: (314) 421-0777 
PRESIDENT: Bing Devine 
HEAD COACH: Jim Hanifan 
VICE PRESIDENT: Curt Mosher 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Michael Menchel 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: National, Eastern 
STADIUM: Busch Memorial Stadium (51,392) 

TEAM COLORS: Cardinal Red, Black, & White 
1983 RECORD: 8-7-1 
1983 RUSHING LEADER: Ottis Anderson, 296 att, 1,270 yards, 5 TDs 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Neil Lomax, 209 of 354, 2,636 yards, 24 TDs, 11 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Roy Green, 78 for 1,227 yards, 14 TDs 




TAMPA BAY BtICCANEERS 

Pre-season Game *4, Fri., Aug. 24 
8:00 P.M., Tampa Stadium 

ADDRESS: One Buccaneer Place 
Tampa, FL 33607 
PHONE: (813) 870-2700 
PRESIDENT: Hugh F. Culverhouse 
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION: Herbert M. Gold 
HEAD COACH: John H. McKay 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Rick Odioso 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: National, Central 
STADIUM: Tampa Stadium (72,812) 

TEAM COLORS: Florida Orange, White, & Red 
1983 RECORD: 2*14 
1983 RUSHING LEADER: James Wilder, 161 att, 640 yards, 4 TDs 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Jack Thompson, 249 of 423, 2,906 yards, 18 TDs, 
21 int 

1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Kevin House, 47 for 769 yards, 5 TDs 



WASHINGTON REDSKINS 


Game # 1, Sun., Sept. 2 
1:00 P.M., Robert F. Kennedy Stadium 


ADDRESS: Redskin Park, P.O. Box 17247 
Dulles International Airport 
Washington, D.C. 20041 
PHONE: (703) 471-9100 
PRESIDENT: Edward Bennett Williams 
GENERAL MANAGER: Bobby Beathard 
HEAD COACH: Joe Gibbs 

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Charlie M. Taylor 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: National, Eastern 
STADIUM: Robert F. Kennedy Stadium (55,045) 



TEAM COLORS: Burgundy & Gold 
1983 RECORD: 14-2 


1983 RUSHING LEADER: John Riggins, 375 att., 1,347 yards, 24 TDs 
1983 PASSING LEADER: JoeThiesmann,276of459,3,714yards,29TDs, 11 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Charlie Brown, 78 for 1,225 yards, 8 TDs 


SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 

Game # 12, Sun., Nov. 18 
4:00 PJV|., Jack Murphy Stadium 

ADDRESS: San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium 
P.O. Box 20666 
San Diego, CA 92120 
PHONE: (619) 280-2111 
PRESIDENT: Eugene V. Klein 
GENERAL MANAGER: John R. Sanders 
HEAD COACH: Don Coryell 
PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Rick Smith 
CONFERENCE, DIVISION: American, Western 
STADIUM: San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium (52,675) 

TEAM COLORS: Royal Blue, Gold, & White 
1983 RECORD: 6-10 

1983 RUSHING LEADER: Chuck Muncie, 235 att, 886 yards, 12 TDs 
1983 PASSING LEADER: Dan Fouts, 215 of 340, 2,975 yards, 20 TDs, 15 int 
1983 RECEIVING LEADER: Kelien Winslow, 88 for 1,172 yards, 8 TDs 

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Detroit 

New Orleans 

Philadelphia 

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San Francisco 

St. Louis 

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1984 NFL SCHEDULE 

(All times local) 


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 

Atlanta at New Orleans 12:00 

Cincinnati at Denver 2:00 

Cleveland at Seattle 1:00 

Kansas City at Pittsburgh 1:00 

LA, Raiders at Houston 3:00 

Miami at Washington 1:00 

New England at Buffalo 1:00 

N.Y Jets at Colts 4:00 

Philadelphia at N.Y Giants 1:00 

St. Louis at Green Bay 12:00 

San Diego at Minnesota 12:00 

San Francisco at Detroit 1:00 

Tampa Bay at Chicago 12.00 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 
Dallas at LA. Rams 6:00 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 
Pittsburgh at N.Y Jets 900 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 
Buffalo at St Louis 12:00 

Cleveland at LA. Rams 1:00 

Colts at Houston 3:00 

Dallas at N.Y Giants 1:00 

Denver at Chicago 1200 

Detroit at Atlanta 1OO 

Green Bay at LA Raiders 1:00 

Kansas City at Cincinnati 100 

Minnesota at Philadelphia 1O0 

New England at Miami 1:00 

San Diego at Seattle 100 

Tampa Bay at New Orleans 1200 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 
Washington at San Francisco 600 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 
Atlanta at Minnesota 1200 

Chicago at Green Bay 12:00 

Cincinnati at N.Y Jets 1 OO 

Denver at Cleveland 900 

Detroit at Tampa Bay 4:00 

Houston at San Diego 100 

LA. Raiders at Kansas City 12:00 

New Orleans at San Francisco 1:00 

N.Y Giants at Washington 400 

Philadelphia at Dallas 300 

St Louis at Colts 1:00 

Seattle at New England 1:00 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 
Miami at Buffalo 9.00 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 
Chicago at Seattle 1:00 

Colts at Miami 400 

Green Bay at Dallas 3:00 

Houston at Atlanta 1 OO 

Kansas City at Denver 200 

LA Rams at Cincinnati 1 OO 

Minnesota at Detroit I OO 

N.Y Jets at Buffalo 1:00 

Pittsburgh at Cleveland 100 

St. Louis at New Orleans 12:00 

San Francisco at Philadelphia 1 OO 

Tampa Bay at N.Y Giants 4:00 

Washington at New England 100 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 
San Diego at LA. Raiders 600 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 
Atlanta at San Francisco 1 OO 


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Buffalo at Colts 1 OO 

Cleveland at Kansas City 1200 

Dallas at Chicago 1200 

Detroit at San Diego 1 OO 

Green Bay at Tampa Bay 4:00 

LA Raiders at Denver 200 

Miami at St. Louis 12.-00 

New England at N.Y Jets 1 OO 

New Orleans at Houston 300 

N.Y Giants at LA. Rams 100 

Philadelphia at Washington 4:00 

Seattle at Minnesota 1200 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 900 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 
Atlanta at LA. Rams 1 OO 

Denver at Detroit 1 OO 

Houston at Gndnnati 400 

Miami at Pittsburgh 1:00 

Minnesota at Tampa Bay 1 OO 

New England at Geveland 1 OO 

New Orleans at Chicago 1200 

N.Y Jets at Kansas City 12:00 

Philadelphia at Buffalo 100 

St Louis at Dallas 12:00 

San Diego at Green Bay 300 

Seattle at LA. Raiders 1 OO 

Washington at Colts 1:00 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 
San Francisco at N.Y Giants 9:00 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 
Buffalo at Seattle 100 

Chicago at St Louis 12:00 

Gndnnati at New England 100 

Colts at Philadelphia 1O0 

Dallas at Washington 400 

Houston at Miami 1:00 

LA Rams at New Orleans 12:00 

Minnesota at LA. Raiders 100 

N.Y. Giants at Atlanta 1O0 I 

N.Y. Jets at Cleveland 1O0 / 

Pittsburgh at San Francisco 1 OO / 

San Diego at Kansas Gty 12:00 

Tampa Bay at Detroit I :Q0 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 
Green Bay at Denver 7:00 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 
Chicago at Tampa Bay 1 OO 

Geveland at Gndnnati 100 

Denver at Buffalo 1 OO 

Detroit at Minnesota 1200 

Kansas Gty at N.Y Jets 400 

LA Raiders at San Diego 1 OO 

Miami at New England 1:00 

New Orleans at Dallas 900 

N.Y Giants at Philadelphia 1 OO 

Pittsburgh at Colts 1:00 

San Francisco at Houston 300 

Seattle vs. Green Bay at Milwaukee 1200 
Washington at St. Louis 1200 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 
LA Rams at Atlanta 9:00 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 
Atlanta at Pittsburgh 400 

Buffalo at Miami 400 

Gndnnati at Houston 1200 


Colts at Dallas 12:00 

Denver at LA Raiders 100 

Detroit at Green Bay 1200 

Minnesota at Chicago 1200 

New Orleans at Geveland 100 

i.Y. Jets at New England 1 OO 

rt Louis at Philadelphia 1O0 

San Francisco at LA Rams 1:00 

Tampa Bay at Kansas Gty 1200 

Washington at N.Y Giants 400 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 
Seattle at San Diego 6:00 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 
Cincinnati at San Frandsco 1 OO 

Cleveland at Buffalo 1:00 

Green Bay at New Orleans 12:00 

Houston at Rttsburgh 1 OO 

Kansas Gty at Seattle 1 OO 

LA Raiders at Chicago 1200 

L A. Rams at St Louis 3:00 

Miami at N.Y. Jets 400 

•ew England at Denver 200 

> Y Giants at Dallas 1200 

Philadelphia at Detroit 1 OO 

San Diego at Colts 1:00 

Tampa Bay at Minnesota 12:00 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 
Atlanta at Washington 900 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 

Buffalo at New England ...1 OO 

Chicago at LA Rams.. 100 

Colts at N.Y Jets. 100 

Dallas at St Louis.1200 

Denver at San Diego...1 OO 

Detroit at Washington 100 

Houston at Kansas Gty 12:00 

Minnesota vs. Green Bay at Milw, 1200 
New Orleans at Atlanta 100 

N.Y Giants at Tampa Bay 400 

Philadelphia at Miami IKK) 

tts burgh at Gndnnati 100 

Jn Frandsco at Cleveland 100 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 
LA Raiders at Seattle 600 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 
Cleveland at Atlanta 1 OO 

Dallas at Buffalo 1:00 

Detroit at Chicago 12:00 

Kansas City at LA. Raiders 1 OO 

LA. Rams vs. Green Bay at Milw, 1200 

Miami at San Diego 1:00 

Minnesota at Denver 2:00 

New England at Colts 1 OO 

N.Y Jets at Houston 300 

St. Louis at N.Y. Giants 100 

Seattle at Gndnnati I OO 

"ampa Bay at San Frandsco 1:00 

1 ’ashington at Philadelphia 100 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 
> itts burgh at New Orleans 8:00 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 
Green Bay at Detroit 12:30 

New England at Dallas 3:00 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 
Atlanta at Gndnnati ] 00 


Buffalo at Washington 100 

Chicago at Minnesota 300 

Coks at LA. Raiders 1 OO 

Houston at Geveland 1 OO 

Kansas City at N.Y Giants 1 OO 

LA Rams at Tampa Bay 100 

Philadelphia at St Louis 12:00 

San Diego at Pittsburgh ! OO 

San Francisco at New Orleans 300 

Seattle at Denver 200 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 
N.Y. Jets at Miami 900 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 
Washington at Minnesota 9:00 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 
Gndnnati at Cleveland 1 OO 

Colts at Buffalo 100 

Dallas at Philadelphia 100 

Denver at Kansas Gty 1200 

Detroit at Seattle 1 OO 

LA. Raiders at Miami 400 

New Orleans at LA. Rams 1 OO 

N.Y Giants at N.Y Jets 1 OO 

Pittsburgh at Houston 1200 

St Louis at New England 1:00 

San Francisco at Atlanta 100 

Tampa Bay at Green Bay 12:00 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3 
Chicago at San Diego 6:00 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 
Buffalo at N.Y Jets 1230 

Minnesota at San Frandsco 100 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 

Atlanta at Tampa Bay.I ^X) 

Gndnnati at New Orleans 12:00 

Geveland at Pittsburgh l OO 

Green Bay at Chicago 1200 

Houston at LA Rams 1 OO 

Miami at Colts 1:00 

New England at Philadelphia 3 OO 

MY. Giants at St Louis 12:00 

San Diego at Denver 2:00 

Seattle at Kansas Gty 12:00 

Washington at Dallas 300 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 
LA. Raiders at Detroit 9:00 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 
LA. Rams at San Francisco 600 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 
Denver at Seattle I OO 

New Orleans at N.Y Giants 1230 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 
Buffalo at Gndnnati 1 ;00 

Chicago at Detroit 1 OO 

Cleveland at Houston 1200 

Coks at New England 1 OO 

Green Bay at Minnesota 1200 

Kansas Gty at San Diego 1 OO 

MY. Jets at Tampa Bay 1 ;00 

Philadelphia at Atlanta 4:00 

Pittsburgh at LA. Raiders 1 OO 

St Louis at Washington 1 OO 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 


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6530450 

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( 305 ) 662-5614 

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