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1978 Miami Dolphins

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.6, Offense: 4.2, Defense: 3.3, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 372 points (23.2/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 254 points (15.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 118 points (7.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Don Shula (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Howard Schnellenberger
 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* 33 11 9 148 for 235, 1,791 yards, 11 td, 11 int, & 9 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
RB Delvin Williams*+ 27 4 15 272 rushes for 1,258 yards, 8 td, & 18 catches for 192 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
FB Leroy Harris 24 1 11 123 rushes for 512 yards, 2 td, & 25 catches for 211 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 5th / 123rd pick / 1977
WR Duriel Harris 24 2 15 45 catches for 654 yards, 3 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1976
WR Nat Moore 27 4 15 48 catches for 645 yards, 10 td, & 4 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
TE Andre Tillman 26 3 16 31 catches for 398 yards, 3 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1974
LT Wayne Moore 33 8 10
LG Bob Kuechenberg*+ 31 8 15 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
C Jim Langer* 30 8 16
RG Larry Little 33 11 15
RT Mike Current 33 11 15 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 58th pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Vern Den Herder 30 7 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
NT Bob Baumhower 23 1 16 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 40th pick / 1977
RDE A.J. Duhe 23 1 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 13th pick / 1977
LOLB Kim Bokamper 24 1 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 19th pick / 1976
LILB Steve Towle 25 3 13 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 6th / 143rd pick / 1975
RILB Rusty Chambers 25 3 15 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
ROLB Larry Gordon 24 2 15 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 17th pick / 1976
LCB Norris Thomas 24 1 16 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 257th pick / 1976
RCB Curtis Johnson 30 8 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
SS Tim Foley 30 8 16 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
FS Rick Volk 33 11 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Garo Yepremian* 34 12 0 19 of 23 field goals & 41 of 45 extra points
P George Roberts 23 Rook 0 81 punts for a 40.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Jimmy Cefalo 22 Rook 1 28 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 81st pick / 1978
KR Duriel Harris 24 2 15 29 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
76 John Alexander 23 8 0 250 6-2 Rutgers 11/12/1955 1 3 Miami Dolphins / 11th / 291st pick / 1977
85 Terry Anderson 23 4 0 182 5-9 Bethune-Cookman 1/10/1955 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 321st pick / 1977
49 Charlie Babb 28 db 16 3 190 6-0 Memphis 2/4/1950 6 3 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 129th pick / 1972
52 Larry Ball 29 6 0 232 6-6 Louisville 9/27/1949 6 3 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 91st pick / 1972
78 Carl Barisich 27 16 0 258 6-4 Princeton 7/12/1951 5 3 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 281st pick / 1973
73 Bob Baumhower 23 NT 16 16 261 6-5 Alabama 8/4/1955 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 40th pick / 1977
7 Guy Benjamin 23 3 0 210 6-4 Stanford 6/27/1955 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 51st pick / 1978
75 Doug Betters 22 rde 16 6 262 6-7 Montana,Nevada-Reno 6/11/1956 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 163rd pick / 1978
58 Kim Bokamper 24 LOLB 16 16 245 6-6 Concordia-Moorhead (MN),San Jose St. 9/25/1954 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 19th pick / 1976
34 Jim Braxton 29 rb 10 2 243 6-1 West Virginia 5/23/1949 7 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 57th pick / 1971
31 Norm Bulaich 32 rb 16 3 218 6-1 TCU 12/25/1946 8 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1970
81 Jimmy Cefalo 22 PR 16 1 190 5-11 Penn St. 10/6/1956 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 81st pick / 1978
51 Rusty Chambers 25 RILB 16 15 218 6-1 Tulane 11/10/1953 3 7
57 Sean Clancy 22 16 0 218 6-4 Amherst 10/22/1956 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 217th pick / 1978
44 Charles Cornelius 26 16 0 176 5-9 Bethune-Cookman 7/27/1952 1 3
71 Mike Current 33 RT 16 15 274 6-5 Ohio St. 9/17/1945 11 7 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 58th pick / 1967
27 Gary Davis 24 rb 14 1 202 5-10 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 9/7/1954 2 6 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 174th pick / 1976
83 Vern Den Herder 30 LDE 16 16 250 6-6 Central College (IA) 11/28/1948 7 7 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
77 A.J. Duhe 23 RDE 13 10 247 6-4 LSU 11/27/1955 1 5 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 13th pick / 1977
25 Tim Foley 30 SS 16 16 194 6-0 Purdue 1/22/1948 8 8 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
50 Larry Gordon 24 ROLB 16 15 230 6-4 Arizona St. 7/8/1954 2 7 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 17th pick / 1976
12 Bob Griese* 33 QB 11 9 190 6-1 Purdue 2/3/1945 11 9 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
84 Bruce Hardy 22 16 0 235 6-5 Arizona St. 6/1/1956 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 247th pick / 1978
82 Duriel Harris 24 KR 16 15 179 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/27/1954 2 9 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1976
38 Leroy Harris 24 FB 15 11 226 5-9 Arkansas St. 7/3/1954 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 123rd pick / 1977
45 Curtis Johnson 30 RCB 15 12 196 6-1 Toledo 6/22/1948 8 6 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 81st pick / 1970
67 Bob Kuechenberg*+ 31 LG 16 15 253 6-2 Notre Dame 10/14/1947 8 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
65 Eric Laakso 22 16 0 285 6-4 Tulane 11/29/1956 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 106th pick / 1978
62 Jim Langer* 30 C 16 16 250 6-2 South Dakota St. 5/16/1948 8 12
66 Larry Little 33 RG 16 15 265 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 11/2/1945 11 11
32 Benny Malone 26 6 0 193 5-10 Arizona St. 2/3/1952 4 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 47th pick / 1974
53 Bob Matheson 34 lb 12 3 238 6-4 Duke 11/25/1944 11 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 18th pick / 1967
80 Loaird McCreary 25 te 16 1 227 6-5 Tennessee St. 3/15/1953 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1976
60 Melvin Mitchell 25 4 0 260 6-3 Tennessee St. 2/21/1953 2 3 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 98th pick / 1976
89 Nat Moore 27 WR 16 15 184 5-9 Tenn-Martin,Florida 9/19/1951 4 9 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
79 Wayne Moore 33 LT 16 10 265 6-6 Lamar 8/17/1945 8 5
64 Ed Newman 27 LG 12 9 245 6-2 Florida Atlantic,Duke 6/4/1951 5 4 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 156th pick / 1973
65 Wally Pesuit 24 16 0 252 6-4 Kentucky 3/4/1954 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 151st pick / 1976
85 Bo Rather 28 3 0 184 6-1 Michigan 10/7/1950 5 1 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 104th pick / 1973
55 Earnest Rhone 25 lb 16 2 220 6-2 Henderson St. 8/20/1953 3 2
4 George Roberts 23 P 16 0 181 6-0 Virginia Tech 6/10/1955 Rook 3
70 Bob Simpson 24 5 0 235 6-5 Colorado 3/29/1954 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 230th pick / 1976
48 Gerald Small 22 db 16 4 192 5-11 San Jose St. 8/10/1956 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 93rd pick / 1978
10 Don Strock 28 qb 16 7 220 6-5 Virginia Tech 11/27/1950 4 4 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 111th pick / 1973
41 Norris Thomas 24 LCB 16 16 180 6-0 Southern Miss 5/3/1954 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 257th pick / 1976
87 Andre Tillman 26 TE 16 16 230 6-4 Texas Tech 11/1/1952 3 5 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1974
56 Steve Towle 25 LILB 13 13 233 6-2 Kansas 10/23/1953 3 6 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 143rd pick / 1975
21 Rick Volk 33 FS 16 13 195 6-3 Michigan 3/15/1945 11 6 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
24 Delvin Williams*+ 27 RB 16 15 195 6-0 Kansas 4/17/1951 4 14 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
1 Garo Yepremian* 34 K 16 0 175 5-8 none 6/2/1944 12 6
Team Total 26.6 16 222.7 6-2.0 4.1