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1974 Miami Dolphins

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.1, Offense: 3.9, Defense: 2.3, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 327 points (23.4/g), 3rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 216 points (15.4/g), 6th.
 Differential of 111 points (7.9/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.2-3.8.

Coach: Don Shula (11-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Monte Clark
 Defensive Coordinator: Vince Costello

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Griese* 29 7 13 152 for 253, 1,968 yards, 16 td, 15 int, & 16 rushes for 66 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
RB Jim Kiick 28 6 8 86 rushes for 274 yards, 1 td, & 18 catches for 155 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 5th / 118th pick / 1968
FB Larry Csonka* 28 6 12 197 rushes for 749 yards, 9 td, & 7 catches for 35 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
WR Nat Moore 23 Rook 7 37 catches for 605 yards, 2 td, & 3 rushes for 16 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
WR Paul Warfield* 32 10 9 27 catches for 536 yards, 2 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
TE Jim Mandich 26 4 10 33 catches for 374 yards, 6 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 29th pick / 1970
LT Tom Funchess 30 6 3 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1968
LG Bob Kuechenberg* 27 4 14 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
C Jim Langer*+ 26 4 14
RG Larry Little*+ 29 7 14
RT Norm Evans* 32 9 14 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Vern Den Herder 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
LDT Manny Fernandez 28 6 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Bob Heinz 27 5 13 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1969
RDE Bill Stanfill* 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 11th pick / 1969
LLB Bob Matheson 30 7 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
MLB Nick Buoniconti 34 12 13 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
RLB Mike Kolen 26 4 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 12th / 289th pick / 1970
LCB Tim Foley 26 4 11 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
RCB Curtis Johnson 26 4 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
SS Dick Anderson* 28 6 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1968
FS Jake Scott*+ 29 4 14 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Garo Yepremian 30 8 0 8 of 15 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points
P Larry Seiple 29 7 0 65 punts for a 38.6 average, 0 blocked Miami Dolphins / 7th / 163rd pick / 1967
PR Jake Scott*+ 29 4 14 31 punt returns for a 11.2 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
KR Nat Moore 23 Rook 7 22 kick returns for a 26.7 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Dick Anderson* 28 SS 14 14 196 6-2 Colorado 2/10/1946 6 9 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1968
49 Charlie Babb 24 14 0 190 6-0 Memphis 2/4/1950 2 3 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 129th pick / 1972
82 Melvin Baker 24 9 0 189 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1950 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 208th pick / 1974
51 Larry Ball 25 14 0 232 6-6 Louisville 9/27/1949 2 4 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 91st pick / 1972
58 Bruce Bannon 23 14 0 225 6-3 Penn St. 3/11/1951 1 4 New York Jets / 5th / 116th pick / 1973
86 Marlin Briscoe 29 4 3 178 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 9/10/1945 6 2 Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
85 Nick Buoniconti 34 MLB 13 13 220 5-11 Notre Dame 12/15/1940 12 7 Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
74 Randy Crowder 21 12 0 242 6-2 Penn St. 7/30/1953 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 136th pick / 1974
77 Doug Crusan 28 1 0 250 6-5 Indiana 7/26/1946 6 3 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1968
39 Larry Csonka* 28 FB 12 12 237 6-3 Syracuse 12/25/1946 6 9 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
83 Vern Den Herder 26 LDE 14 14 250 6-6 Central College (IA) 11/28/1948 3 8 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
73 Norm Evans* 32 RT 14 14 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 9 10 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
75 Manny Fernandez 28 LDT 12 12 250 6-2 Utah 7/3/1946 6 6
80 Marv Fleming 32 14 5 232 6-4 Utah 1/2/1942 11 0 Denver Broncos / 9th / 69th pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 11th / 154th pick / 1963
25 Tim Foley 26 LCB 13 11 194 6-0 Purdue 1/22/1948 4 5 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
70 Tom Funchess 30 LT 8 3 265 6-5 Jackson St. 9/12/1944 6 2 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1968
33 Hubert Ginn 27 9 0 185 5-10 Florida A&M 1/4/1947 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 211th pick / 1970
55 Irv Goode 34 14 0 255 6-5 Kentucky 10/12/1940 12 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
12 Bob Griese* 29 QB 13 13 190 6-1 Purdue 2/3/1945 7 13 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
72 Bob Heinz 27 RDT 14 13 265 6-6 Pacific 7/25/1947 5 6 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1969
45 Curtis Johnson 26 RCB 13 12 196 6-1 Toledo 6/22/1948 4 5 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
21 Jim Kiick 28 RB 14 8 214 5-11 Wyoming 8/9/1946 6 6 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 118th pick / 1968
57 Mike Kolen 26 RLB 14 14 220 6-2 Auburn 1/31/1948 4 7 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 289th pick / 1970
67 Bob Kuechenberg* 27 LG 14 14 253 6-2 Notre Dame 10/14/1947 4 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
62 Jim Langer*+ 26 C 14 14 250 6-2 South Dakota St. 5/16/1948 4 14
23 Charlie Leigh 29 1 0 206 5-11 none 10/29/1945 6 0
66 Larry Little*+ 29 RG 14 14 265 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 11/2/1945 7 14
32 Benny Malone 22 rb 13 3 193 5-10 Arizona St. 2/3/1952 Rook 6 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 47th pick / 1974
88 Jim Mandich 26 TE 14 10 224 6-2 Michigan 7/30/1948 4 6 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 29th pick / 1970
53 Bob Matheson 30 LLB 14 8 238 6-4 Duke 11/25/1944 7 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
65 Maulty Moore 28 14 2 265 6-5 Bethune-Cookman 8/12/1946 2 4
89 Nat Moore 23 KR 13 7 184 5-9 Tenn-Martin,Florida 9/19/1951 Rook 10 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
79 Wayne Moore 29 t 3 3 265 6-6 Lamar 8/17/1945 4 2
15 Earl Morrall 40 qb 14 1 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 18 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
22 Mercury Morris 27 rb 5 3 190 5-10 West Texas A&M 1/5/1947 5 3 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1969
26 Lloyd Mumphord 28 13 3 176 5-10 Texas Southern 12/20/1946 5 3 Miami Dolphins / 16th / 401st pick / 1969
64 Ed Newman 23 g 14 4 245 6-2 Florida Atlantic,Duke 6/4/1951 1 3 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 156th pick / 1973
36 Don Nottingham 25 14 2 210 5-10 Kent St. 6/28/1949 3 4 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 441st pick / 1971
76 Don Reese 23 13 0 254 6-6 Jackson St. 9/4/1951 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 26th pick / 1974
13 Jake Scott*+ 29 FS 14 14 188 6-0 Georgia 7/20/1945 4 13 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
20 Larry Seiple 29 P 14 0 214 6-0 Kentucky 2/14/1945 7 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 163rd pick / 1967
84 Bill Stanfill* 27 RDE 14 14 250 6-5 Georgia 1/13/1947 5 9 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 11th pick / 1969
10 Don Strock 24 1 0 220 6-5 Virginia Tech 11/27/1950 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 111th pick / 1973
48 Henry Stuckey 24 14 2 180 6-1 Missouri 8/24/1950 2 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 197th pick / 1972
59 Doug Swift 26 llb 8 8 226 6-3 Amherst 10/24/1948 4 5
81 Howard Twilley 31 wr 13 9 185 5-10 Tulsa 12/25/1943 8 4 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 101st pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 209th pick / 1966
42 Paul Warfield* 32 WR 9 9 188 6-0 Ohio St. 11/28/1942 10 9 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1964
41 Jeris White 22 14 0 188 5-9 Hawaii 9/3/1952 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1974
60 Tom Wickert 22 13 3 246 6-4 Washington St. 4/5/1952 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 212th pick / 1974
1 Garo Yepremian 30 K 14 0 175 5-8 none 6/2/1944 8 3
Team Total 27.3 14 220.2 6-1.6 4.8