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1973 Miami Dolphins

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 13.3, Offense: 5.0, Defense: 8.3, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 343 points (24.5/g), 5th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 150 points (10.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 193 points (13.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.3-1.7.

Coach: Don Shula (12-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bill McPeak
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

Stadium: Orange Bowl
 Training Camp: St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Griese* 28 6 13 116 for 218, 1,422 yards, 17 td, 8 int, & 13 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
RB Mercury Morris* 26 4 10 149 rushes for 954 yards, 10 td, & 4 catches for 51 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1969
FB Larry Csonka*+ 27 5 14 219 rushes for 1,003 yards, 5 td, & 7 catches for 22 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
WR Marlin Briscoe 28 5 14 30 catches for 447 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for -5 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
WR Paul Warfield*+ 31 9 14 29 catches for 514 yards, 11 td, & 1 rush for 15 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
TE Marv Fleming 31 10 11 3 catches for 22 yards, 0 td Denver Broncos / 9th / 69th pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 11th / 154th pick / 1963
LT Wayne Moore* 28 3 12
LG Bob Kuechenberg 26 3 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
C Jim Langer*+ 25 3 14
RG Larry Little*+ 28 6 13
RT Norm Evans 31 8 14 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Vern Den Herder 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
LDT Manny Fernandez 27 5 13
RDT Bob Heinz 26 4 14 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1969
RDE Bill Stanfill* 26 4 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 11th pick / 1969
LLB Doug Swift 25 3 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Nick Buoniconti* 33 11 13 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
RLB Mike Kolen 25 3 13 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 12th / 289th pick / 1970
LCB Tim Foley 25 3 11 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
RCB Curtis Johnson 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
SS Jake Scott*+ 28 3 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
FS Dick Anderson*+ 27 5 14 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Garo Yepremian*+ 29 7 0 25 of 37 field goals & 38 of 38 extra points
P Larry Seiple 28 6 0 48 punts for a 42.3 average, 0 blocked Miami Dolphins / 7th / 163rd pick / 1967
PR Jake Scott*+ 28 3 14 22 punt returns for a 12.1 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
KR Mercury Morris* 26 4 10 11 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1969

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Dick Anderson*+ 27 FS 14 14 196 6-2 Colorado 2/10/1946 5 16 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1968
49 Charlie Babb 23 14 0 190 6-0 Memphis 2/4/1950 1 4 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 129th pick / 1972
51 Larry Ball 24 14 0 232 6-6 Louisville 9/27/1949 1 5 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 91st pick / 1972
58 Bruce Bannon 22 14 0 225 6-3 Penn St. 3/11/1951 Rook 4 New York Jets / 5th / 116th pick / 1973
86 Marlin Briscoe 28 WR 14 14 178 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 9/10/1945 5 9 Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
85 Nick Buoniconti* 33 MLB 13 13 220 5-11 Notre Dame 12/15/1940 11 12 Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
77 Doug Crusan 27 14 2 250 6-5 Indiana 7/26/1946 5 4 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1968
39 Larry Csonka*+ 27 FB 14 14 237 6-3 Syracuse 12/25/1946 5 12 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
83 Vern Den Herder 25 LDE 14 14 250 6-6 Central College (IA) 11/28/1948 2 9 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
73 Norm Evans 31 RT 14 14 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 8 7 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
75 Manny Fernandez 27 LDT 13 13 250 6-2 Utah 7/3/1946 5 8
80 Marv Fleming 31 TE 11 11 232 6-4 Utah 1/2/1942 10 0 Denver Broncos / 9th / 69th pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 11th / 154th pick / 1963
25 Tim Foley 25 LCB 11 11 194 6-0 Purdue 1/22/1948 3 6 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
32 Hubert Ginn 26 3 0 185 5-10 Florida A&M 1/4/1947 3 0 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 211th pick / 1970
55 Irv Goode 33 14 1 255 6-5 Kentucky 10/12/1940 11 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
12 Bob Griese* 28 QB 13 13 190 6-1 Purdue 2/3/1945 6 11 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
72 Bob Heinz 26 RDT 14 14 265 6-6 Pacific 7/25/1947 4 8 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1969
45 Curtis Johnson 25 RCB 14 14 196 6-1 Toledo 6/22/1948 3 7 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
21 Jim Kiick 27 14 4 214 5-11 Wyoming 8/9/1946 5 7 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 118th pick / 1968
57 Mike Kolen 25 RLB 14 13 220 6-2 Auburn 1/31/1948 3 9 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 289th pick / 1970
67 Bob Kuechenberg 26 LG 13 13 253 6-2 Notre Dame 10/14/1947 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
62 Jim Langer*+ 25 C 14 14 250 6-2 South Dakota St. 5/16/1948 3 13
23 Charlie Leigh 28 14 0 206 5-11 none 10/29/1945 5 2
66 Larry Little*+ 28 RG 13 13 265 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 11/2/1945 6 12
88 Jim Mandich 25 14 3 224 6-2 Michigan 7/30/1948 3 6 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 29th pick / 1970
53 Bob Matheson 29 lb 14 2 238 6-4 Duke 11/25/1944 6 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
65 Maulty Moore 27 12 1 265 6-5 Bethune-Cookman 8/12/1946 1 4
79 Wayne Moore* 28 LT 13 12 265 6-6 Lamar 8/17/1945 3 8
15 Earl Morrall 39 qb 14 1 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 17 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
22 Mercury Morris* 26 KR 13 10 190 5-10 West Texas A&M 1/5/1947 4 12 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1969
26 Lloyd Mumphord 27 11 3 176 5-10 Texas Southern 12/20/1946 4 3 Miami Dolphins / 16th / 401st pick / 1969
64 Ed Newman 22 g 11 1 245 6-2 Florida Atlantic,Duke 6/4/1951 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 156th pick / 1973
36 Don Nottingham 24 11 0 210 5-10 Kent St. 6/28/1949 2 2 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 441st pick / 1971
56 Jesse Powell 26 3 0 220 6-2 West Texas A&M 4/14/1947 4 3 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 219th pick / 1969
82 Bo Rather 23 6 0 184 6-1 Michigan 10/7/1950 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 104th pick / 1973
13 Jake Scott*+ 28 PR 14 14 188 6-0 Georgia 7/20/1945 3 14 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
20 Larry Seiple 28 P 14 0 214 6-0 Kentucky 2/14/1945 6 3 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 163rd pick / 1967
34 Ron Sellers 26 3 0 205 6-4 Florida St. 2/5/1947 4 1 Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1969
29 Thomas Smith 24 2 0 216 6-1 Iowa,Miami (FL) 10/4/1949 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 182nd pick / 1973
84 Bill Stanfill* 26 RDE 14 13 250 6-5 Georgia 1/13/1947 4 13 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 11th pick / 1969
48 Henry Stuckey 23 6 0 180 6-1 Missouri 8/24/1950 1 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 197th pick / 1972
59 Doug Swift 25 LLB 14 14 226 6-3 Amherst 10/24/1948 3 9
81 Howard Twilley 30 6 0 185 5-10 Tulsa 12/25/1943 7 1 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 101st pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 209th pick / 1966
42 Paul Warfield*+ 31 WR 14 14 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 9 11 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
70 Larry Woods 25 3 1 260 6-6 Tennessee St. 5/11/1948 2 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 100th pick / 1971
1 Garo Yepremian*+ 29 K 14 0 175 5-8 none 6/2/1944 7 5
76 Willie Young 26 1 0 270 6-4 Alcorn St. 11/12/1947 2 3
Team Total 26.9 14 220.9 6-1.8 4.4