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1975 Miami Dolphins

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.3, Offense: 3.3, Defense: 6.0, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (25.5/g), 6th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 222 points (15.9/g), 4th.
 Differential of 135 points (9.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

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

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 30 8 10 118 for 191, 1,693 yards, 14 td, 13 int, & 17 rushes for 59 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
RB Mercury Morris 28 6 14 219 rushes for 875 yards, 4 td, & 2 catches for 15 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1969
FB Don Nottingham 26 4 13 168 rushes for 718 yards, 12 td, & 9 catches for 66 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 17th / 441st pick / 1971
WR Nat Moore 24 1 14 40 catches for 705 yards, 4 td, & 8 rushes for 69 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
WR Howard Twilley 32 9 8 24 catches for 366 yards, 4 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 101st pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 209th pick / 1966
TE Andre Tillman 23 Rook 8 5 catches for 60 yards, 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1974
LT Wayne Moore 30 5 14
LG Bob Kuechenberg* 28 5 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
C Jim Langer*+ 27 5 14
RG Larry Little+ 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered
RT Norm Evans 33 10 13 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Vern Den Herder 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
LDT Randy Crowder 22 1 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 6th / 136th pick / 1974
RDT Don Reese 24 1 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 26th pick / 1974
RDE Bill Stanfill 28 6 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 11th pick / 1969
LLB Doug Swift 27 5 13
MLB Mike Kolen 27 5 9 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 12th / 289th pick / 1970
RLB Bob Matheson 31 8 13 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
LCB Tim Foley 27 5 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
RCB Curtis Johnson 27 5 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
SS Charlie Babb 25 3 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 129th pick / 1972
FS Jake Scott* 30 5 14 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Garo Yepremian 31 9 0 13 of 16 field goals & 40 of 46 extra points
P Larry Seiple 30 8 0 65 punts for a 38.6 average, 0 blocked Miami Dolphins / 7th / 163rd pick / 1967
PR Freddie Solomon 22 Rook 5 26 punt returns for a 12.3 average and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 36th pick / 1975
KR Freddie Solomon 22 Rook 5 17 kick returns for a 20.5 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 36th pick / 1975

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
70 John Andrews 24 de 14 2 251 6-5 Morgan St. 11/7/1951 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1973
49 Charlie Babb 25 SS 14 14 190 6-0 Memphis 2/4/1950 3 9 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 129th pick / 1972
51 Rodrigo Barnes 25 5 0 215 6-1 Rice 2/10/1950 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 176th pick / 1973
31 Norm Bulaich 29 14 1 218 6-1 TCU 12/25/1946 5 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1970
71 Darryl Carlton 22 t 14 1 271 6-6 Tampa 6/24/1953 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 23rd pick / 1975
74 Randy Crowder 22 LDT 13 11 242 6-2 Penn St. 7/30/1953 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 136th pick / 1974
83 Vern Den Herder 27 LDE 14 14 250 6-6 Central College (IA) 11/28/1948 4 9 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
78 Tom Drougas 26 14 0 257 6-4 Oregon 12/25/1949 3 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1972
50 Bruce Elia 22 14 0 222 6-1 Ohio St. 1/10/1953 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 100th pick / 1975
73 Norm Evans 33 RT 14 13 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 10 8 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
75 Manny Fernandez 29 10 4 250 6-2 Utah 7/3/1946 7 4
25 Tim Foley 27 LCB 14 9 194 6-0 Purdue 1/22/1948 5 5 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
28 Hubert Ginn 28 11 0 185 5-10 Florida A&M 1/4/1947 5 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 211th pick / 1970
12 Bob Griese 30 QB 10 10 190 6-1 Purdue 2/3/1945 8 11 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
44 Barry Hill 22 14 0 185 6-3 Iowa St. 1/26/1953 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 127th pick / 1975
45 Curtis Johnson 27 RCB 14 14 196 6-1 Toledo 6/22/1948 5 9 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
57 Mike Kolen 27 MLB 9 9 220 6-2 Auburn 1/31/1948 5 6 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 289th pick / 1970
67 Bob Kuechenberg* 28 LG 14 14 253 6-2 Notre Dame 10/14/1947 5 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
62 Jim Langer*+ 27 C 14 14 250 6-2 South Dakota St. 5/16/1948 5 16
66 Larry Little+ 30 RG 14 14 265 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 11/2/1945 8 16
32 Benny Malone 23 10 0 193 5-10 Arizona St. 2/3/1952 1 3 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 47th pick / 1974
88 Jim Mandich 27 te 14 6 224 6-2 Michigan 7/30/1948 5 4 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 29th pick / 1970
53 Bob Matheson 31 RLB 14 13 238 6-4 Duke 11/25/1944 8 9 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
80 Jim McFarland 28 6 1 225 6-5 Nebraska 10/4/1947 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 164th pick / 1970
89 Nat Moore 24 WR 14 14 184 5-9 Tenn-Martin,Florida 9/19/1951 1 12 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
79 Wayne Moore 30 LT 14 14 265 6-6 Lamar 8/17/1945 5 8
15 Earl Morrall 41 qb 13 1 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 19 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
22 Mercury Morris 28 RB 14 14 190 5-10 West Texas A&M 1/5/1947 6 9 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1969
64 Ed Newman 24 14 0 245 6-2 Florida Atlantic,Duke 6/4/1951 2 4 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 156th pick / 1973
36 Don Nottingham 26 FB 14 13 210 5-10 Kent St. 6/28/1949 4 8 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 441st pick / 1971
82 Morris Owens 22 2 0 190 6-0 Arizona St. 2/14/1953 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 106th pick / 1975
76 Don Reese 24 RDT 14 11 254 6-6 Jackson St. 9/4/1951 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 26th pick / 1974
55 Earnest Rhone 22 lb 14 4 220 6-2 Henderson St. 8/20/1953 Rook 4
13 Jake Scott* 30 FS 14 14 188 6-0 Georgia 7/20/1945 5 14 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 159th pick / 1970
20 Larry Seiple 30 P 14 0 214 6-0 Kentucky 2/14/1945 8 3 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 163rd pick / 1967
86 Freddie Solomon 22 KR 14 5 185 5-11 Tampa 1/11/1953 Rook 7 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 36th pick / 1975
82 Cotton Speyrer 26 4 0 175 6-0 Texas 4/29/1949 3 0 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1971
84 Bill Stanfill 28 RDE 13 8 250 6-5 Georgia 1/13/1947 6 5 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 11th pick / 1969
10 Don Strock 25 qb 6 3 220 6-5 Virginia Tech 11/27/1950 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 111th pick / 1973
59 Doug Swift 27 LLB 14 13 226 6-3 Amherst 10/24/1948 5 8
87 Andre Tillman 23 TE 14 8 230 6-4 Texas Tech 11/1/1952 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1974
56 Steve Towle 22 mlb 14 9 233 6-2 Kansas 10/23/1953 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 143rd pick / 1975
81 Howard Twilley 32 WR 14 8 185 5-10 Tulsa 12/25/1943 9 6 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 101st pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 209th pick / 1966
41 Jeris White 23 lcb 14 5 188 5-9 Hawaii 9/3/1952 1 3 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1974
33 Stan Winfrey 22 11 0 223 5-11 Arkansas St. 2/20/1953 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1975
1 Garo Yepremian 31 K 14 0 175 5-8 none 6/2/1944 9 4
Team Total 26.5 14 219.3 6-1.5 4.0