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1966 Miami Dolphins

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.7, Offense: -7.3, Defense: -2.4, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 213 points (15.2/g), 8th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 362 points (25.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of -149 points (-10.6/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 3.1-10.9.

Coach: George Wilson (3-11-0)

Stadium: Orange Bowl
 Training Camp: Boca Ciega High School (Gulfport, Florida)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Dick Wood 30 4 4 83 for 230, 993 yards, 4 td, 14 int, & 5 rushes for 6 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 12th / 144th pick / 1959
HB Joe Auer 25 2 14 121 rushes for 416 yards, 4 td, & 22 catches for 263 yards and 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 57th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 120th pick / 1963
FB Billy Joe 26 3 7 71 rushes for 232 yards, 0 td, & 13 catches for 116 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
FL Bo Roberson 31 5 8 26 catches for 519 yards, 2 td
SE Frank Jackson 27 5 7 16 catches for 317 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 22 yards and 0 td Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
TE Dave Kocourek 29 6 14 27 catches for 320 yards, 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
LT Maxie Williams 26 1 14 Houston Oilers / 10th / 74th pick / 1965
LG Ernie Park 26 3 11 San Diego Chargers / 19th / 146th pick / 1963
C Tom Goode 28 4 13 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 17th / 234th pick / 1961
RG Billy Neighbors 26 4 10 Washington Redskins / 4th / 43rd pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1962
RT Norm Evans 24 1 14 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ed Cooke* 31 8 13 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 29th pick / 1958
LDT Tom Nomina 25 3 11 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 13th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1963
RDT Rich Zecher 23 1 9 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 67th pick / 1965
RDE LaVerne Torczon 30 6 13 Cleveland Browns / 18th / 211th pick / 1957
LLB Tom Erlandson* 26 4 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Frank Emanuel 24 Rook 11 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 9th pick / 1966
Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 52nd pick / 1966
RLB Wahoo McDaniel 28 6 8 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Jimmy Warren* 27 2 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dick Westmoreland 25 3 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Pete Jaquess 26 2 9 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 20th / 158th pick / 1964
RS Willie West* 28 6 14 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Gene Mingo 28 6 0 10 of 22 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points
P George Wilson 23 Rook 7 42 punts for a 42.2 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 20th / 277th pick / 1965
PR Bob Neff 22 Rook 0 10 punt returns for a 6.0 average and 0 td
KR Joe Auer 25 2 14 28 kick returns for a 24.9 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 57th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 120th pick / 1963

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
32 Joe Auer 25 HB 14 14 200 6-1 Miami (FL),Georgia Tech 10/11/1941 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 57th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 120th pick / 1963
86 Mel Branch 29 14 0 230 6-2 LSU 2/15/1937 6 3 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
56 Bob Bruggers 22 14 0 230 6-1 Minnesota 4/20/1944 Rook 3
72 Whit Canale 25 3 0 245 6-3 Tennessee 12/27/1941 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 227th pick / 1965
35 Rick Casares 35 6 0 226 6-2 Florida 7/4/1931 11 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1954
28 George Chesser 24 14 0 220 6-2 Mississippi,Delta St. 9/11/1942 Rook 0
80 Ed Cooke* 31 LDE 14 13 250 6-4 Maryland 5/3/1935 8 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 29th pick / 1958
90 Bill Cronin 23 14 0 231 6-5 Boston Col. 11/20/1943 1 1 Oakland Raiders / 15th / 115th pick / 1965
79 Al Dotson 23 9 0 260 6-4 Grambling St. 2/25/1943 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 24th pick / 1965
50 Frank Emanuel 24 MLB 14 11 225 6-3 Tennessee 12/4/1942 Rook 5 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 9th pick / 1966
Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 52nd pick / 1966
53 Tom Erlandson* 26 LLB 14 14 235 6-3 Washington St. 3/24/1940 4 8
73 Norm Evans 24 RT 14 14 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 1 5 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
84 Earl Faison 27 6 0 270 6-5 Indiana 1/31/1939 5 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1961
2 Cookie Gilchrist 31 fb 8 5 251 6-3 none 5/25/1935 4 3
58 Tom Goode 28 C 14 13 245 6-3 Mississippi St. 12/1/1938 4 4 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 17th / 234th pick / 1961
65 Jim Higgins 24 7 0 250 6-1 Xavier (OH) 1/20/1942 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 19th / 263rd pick / 1964
85 Johnny Holmes 23 3 0 248 6-2 Florida A&M 11/3/1943 Rook 2
52 Mike Hudock 32 14 0 245 6-2 Miami (FL) 9/29/1934 6 2 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 128th pick / 1956
24 Billy Hunter 24 3 0 185 6-1 Syracuse 11/5/1942 1 0
26 Frank Jackson 27 SE 10 7 185 6-1 SMU 4/14/1939 5 3 Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
44 Pete Jaquess 26 LS 14 9 185 6-0 East. New Mexico 12/25/1940 2 4 Houston Oilers / 20th / 158th pick / 1964
33 Billy Joe 26 FB 14 7 235 6-2 Villanova 10/14/1940 3 2 Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
83 Dave Kocourek 29 TE 14 14 240 6-5 Wisconsin 8/20/1937 6 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
23 Wes Matthews 23 4 0 180 5-10 Oklahoma St.,NE State (OK) 10/10/1943 Rook 0
54 Wahoo McDaniel 28 RLB 12 8 235 6-1 Oklahoma 6/19/1938 6 4
47 John McGeever 27 12 0 195 6-1 Auburn 2/14/1939 4 3 Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 83rd pick / 1962
21 Gene Mingo 28 K 14 0 216 6-2 none 9/22/1938 6 2
35 Stan Mitchell 22 2 0 210 6-2 Tennessee 8/17/1944 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 8th / 115th pick / 1966
82 Doug Moreau 21 3 0 215 6-1 LSU 2/15/1945 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 19th / 164th pick / 1966
43 Bob Neff 22 PR 14 0 180 5-11 S.F. Austin 3/5/1944 Rook 0
63 Billy Neighbors 26 RG 14 10 250 6-0 Alabama 2/4/1940 4 3 Washington Redskins / 4th / 43rd pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1962
76 Tom Nomina 25 LDT 11 11 260 6-3 Miami (OH) 12/27/1941 3 5 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 13th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1963
89 Karl Noonan 22 se 14 7 198 6-2 Iowa 2/17/1944 Rook 2
11 Rick Norton 23 qb 7 2 200 6-2 Kentucky 11/16/1943 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 29th pick / 1966
61 Ernie Park 26 LG 14 11 253 6-3 McMurry 10/22/1940 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 19th / 146th pick / 1963
48 Bob Petrella 22 3 0 190 5-11 Tennessee 11/7/1944 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 64th pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 181st pick / 1966
30 Sammy Price 23 14 0 215 5-11 Illinois 10/1/1943 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 11th / 92nd pick / 1966
New York Giants / 16th / 240th pick / 1966
75 Ken Rice 27 14 0 240 6-2 Auburn 9/14/1939 5 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 3rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1961
40 Bo Roberson 31 FL 11 8 195 6-1 Cornell 7/23/1935 5 4
87 John Roderick 22 wr 6 4 180 6-0 SMU 8/21/1944 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 62nd pick / 1966
55 Jack Rudolph 28 lb 11 4 225 6-3 Georgia Tech 3/21/1938 6 2 Detroit Lions / 17th / 197th pick / 1959
15 John Stofa 24 qb 7 1 210 6-3 Buffalo 6/29/1942 Rook 1
59 Jack Thornton 22 rlb 6 6 230 6-1 Auburn 4/23/1944 Rook 2
88 LaVerne Torczon 30 RDE 14 13 250 6-3 Nebraska 1/1/1936 6 5 Cleveland Browns / 18th / 211th pick / 1957
81 Howard Twilley 23 6 0 185 5-10 Tulsa 12/25/1943 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 101st pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 209th pick / 1966
46 Hal Wantland 22 2 0 195 6-0 Tennessee 7/9/1944 Rook 2 Washington Redskins / 16th / 235th pick / 1966
49 Jimmy Warren* 27 LCB 14 14 175 5-11 Illinois 7/20/1939 2 9
22 Willie West* 28 RS 14 14 190 5-10 Oregon 5/1/1938 6 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
25 Dick Westmoreland 25 RCB 14 14 190 6-1 North Carolina A&T 2/17/1941 3 6
78 Maxie Williams 26 LT 14 14 250 6-4 SE Louisiana 6/28/1940 1 5 Houston Oilers / 10th / 74th pick / 1965
10 George Wilson 23 P 14 7 185 6-2 Notre Dame,Xavier (OH) 5/29/1943 Rook 5 Detroit Lions / 20th / 277th pick / 1965
18 Dick Wood 30 QB 14 4 205 6-5 Auburn 2/29/1936 4 -2 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 144th pick / 1959
77 Rich Zecher 23 RDT 14 9 255 6-2 Utah St. 10/14/1943 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 67th pick / 1965
Team Total 25.6 14 220.7 6-1.8 2.5