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1970 Miami Dolphins

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: -1.3, Defense: -0.0, SoS: -6.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 297 points (21.2/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 228 points (16.3/g), 5th.
 Differential of 69 points (4.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

Coach: Don Shula (10-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Howard Schnellenberger
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

Stadium: Orange Bowl
 Training Camp: St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, 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 Bob Griese* 25 3 14 142 for 245, 2,019 yards, 12 td, 17 int, & 26 rushes for 89 yards and 2 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
RB Jim Kiick 24 2 13 191 rushes for 658 yards, 6 td, & 42 catches for 497 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 5th / 118th pick / 1968
FB Larry Csonka* 24 2 14 193 rushes for 874 yards, 6 td, & 11 catches for 94 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
WR Howard Twilley 27 4 10 22 catches for 281 yards, 5 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 101st pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 209th pick / 1966
WR Paul Warfield* 28 6 11 28 catches for 703 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
TE Marv Fleming 28 7 14 18 catches for 205 yards, 0 td Denver Broncos / 9th / 69th pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 11th / 154th pick / 1963
LT Doug Crusan 24 2 14 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1968
LG Maxie Williams 30 5 9 Houston Oilers / 10th / 74th pick / 1965
C Bob DeMarco 32 9 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
RG Larry Little 25 3 14
RT Norm Evans 28 5 14 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jim Riley 25 3 14 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 29th pick / 1967
LDT Manny Fernandez 24 2 12
RDT John Richardson 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 216th pick / 1967
RDE Bill Stanfill 23 1 14 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 11th pick / 1969
LLB Doug Swift 22 Rook 8
MLB Nick Buoniconti 30 8 14 Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
RLB Mike Kolen 22 Rook 14 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 289th pick / 1970
LCB Curtis Johnson 22 Rook 14 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
RCB Lloyd Mumphord 24 1 14 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 16th / 401st pick / 1969
SS Dick Anderson 24 2 14 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1968
FS Jake Scott 25 Rook 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Garo Yepremian 26 4 0 22 of 29 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points
P Larry Seiple 25 3 0 58 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blocked Miami Dolphins / 7th / 163rd pick / 1967
PR Jake Scott 25 Rook 14 27 punt returns for a 10.7 average and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
KR Mercury Morris 23 1 1 28 kick returns for a 29.0 average and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1969

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Dick Anderson 24 SS 14 14 196 6-2 Colorado 2/10/1946 2 8 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1968
44 Dean Brown 25 5 0 175 5-10 Fort Valley St. 11/6/1945 1 3
85 Nick Buoniconti 30 MLB 14 14 220 5-11 Notre Dame 12/15/1940 8 7 Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
71 Frank Cornish 26 11 1 282 6-4 Grambling St. 6/20/1944 4 4 Chicago Bears / 11th / 144th pick / 1965
77 Doug Crusan 24 LT 14 14 250 6-5 Indiana 7/26/1946 2 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1968
39 Larry Csonka* 24 FB 14 14 237 6-3 Syracuse 12/25/1946 2 11 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
54 Ted Davis 28 llb 14 6 232 6-1 Georgia Tech 7/27/1942 6 4 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 50th pick / 1964
61 Bob DeMarco 32 C 11 11 248 6-2 Indiana,Dayton 9/16/1938 9 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
73 Norm Evans 28 RT 14 14 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 5 8 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
75 Manny Fernandez 24 LDT 13 12 250 6-2 Utah 7/3/1946 2 6
80 Marv Fleming 28 TE 14 14 232 6-4 Utah 1/2/1942 7 3 Denver Broncos / 9th / 69th pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 11th / 154th pick / 1963
25 Tim Foley 22 14 0 194 6-0 Purdue 1/22/1948 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
32 Hubert Ginn 23 12 0 185 5-10 Florida A&M 1/4/1947 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 211th pick / 1970
12 Bob Griese* 25 QB 14 14 190 6-1 Purdue 2/3/1945 3 12 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
72 Bob Heinz 23 14 1 265 6-6 Pacific 7/25/1947 1 4 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1969
45 Curtis Johnson 22 LCB 14 14 196 6-1 Toledo 6/22/1948 Rook 7 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
21 Jim Kiick 24 RB 14 13 214 5-11 Wyoming 8/9/1946 2 15 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 118th pick / 1968
57 Mike Kolen 22 RLB 14 14 220 6-2 Auburn 1/31/1948 Rook 7 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 289th pick / 1970
15 Karl Kremser 25 1 0 175 6-0 Army,Tennessee 8/3/1945 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 128th pick / 1969
67 Bob Kuechenberg 23 lg 14 5 253 6-2 Notre Dame 10/14/1947 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
62 Jim Langer 22 6 0 250 6-2 South Dakota St. 5/16/1948 Rook 3
66 Larry Little 25 RG 14 14 265 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 11/2/1945 3 8
88 Jim Mandich 22 14 0 224 6-2 Michigan 7/30/1948 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 29th pick / 1970
60 Carl Mauck 23 3 3 243 6-4 Southern Illinois 7/7/1947 1 3 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
53 Norm McBride 23 2 0 245 6-3 Utah 2/21/1947 1 3 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 89th pick / 1969
35 Stan Mitchell 26 14 0 210 6-2 Tennessee 8/17/1944 4 2 Washington Redskins / 8th / 115th pick / 1966
79 Wayne Moore 25 14 0 265 6-6 Lamar 8/17/1945 Rook 4
22 Mercury Morris 23 KR 12 1 190 5-10 West Texas A&M 1/5/1947 1 8 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1969
26 Lloyd Mumphord 24 RCB 14 14 176 5-10 Texas Southern 12/20/1946 1 8 Miami Dolphins / 16th / 401st pick / 1969
89 Karl Noonan 26 14 3 198 6-2 Iowa 2/17/1944 4 3
50 Dick Palmer 23 9 0 232 6-2 Kentucky 4/9/1947 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 252nd pick / 1970
48 Bob Petrella 26 14 0 190 5-11 Tennessee 11/7/1944 4 3 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 64th pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 181st pick / 1966
56 Jesse Powell 23 11 0 220 6-2 West Texas A&M 4/14/1947 1 4 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 219th pick / 1969
31 Barry Pryor 24 2 0 215 6-0 Boston Univ. 3/4/1946 1 0
74 John Richardson 25 RDT 14 14 245 6-3 UCLA 5/25/1945 3 7 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 216th pick / 1967
87 Willie Richardson 31 10 4 198 6-1 Jackson St. 11/17/1939 7 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 7th / 89th pick / 1963
70 Jim Riley 25 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Oklahoma 7/6/1945 3 7 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 29th pick / 1967
13 Jake Scott 25 FS 14 14 188 6-0 Georgia 7/20/1945 Rook 8 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
20 Larry Seiple 25 P 14 0 214 6-0 Kentucky 2/14/1945 3 3 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 163rd pick / 1967
84 Bill Stanfill 23 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 Georgia 1/13/1947 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 11th pick / 1969
5 John Stofa 28 8 0 210 6-3 Buffalo 6/29/1942 4 1
59 Doug Swift 22 LLB 14 8 226 6-3 Amherst 10/24/1948 Rook 4
81 Howard Twilley 27 WR 14 10 185 5-10 Tulsa 12/25/1943 4 4 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 101st pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 209th pick / 1966
42 Paul Warfield* 28 WR 11 11 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 6 11 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
51 Ed Weisacosky 26 3 0 230 6-1 Miami (FL) 5/4/1944 3 3 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 42nd pick / 1966
78 Maxie Williams 30 LG 13 9 250 6-4 SE Louisiana 6/28/1940 5 5 Houston Oilers / 10th / 74th pick / 1965
1 Garo Yepremian 26 K 13 0 175 5-8 none 6/2/1944 4 7
Team Total 25.1 14 221.2 6-1.6 2.5