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1983 Miami Dolphins

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.7, Offense: 2.6, Defense: 5.2, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 389 points (24.3/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 250 points (15.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 139 points (8.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.8-4.2.

Coach: Don Shula (12-4-0)
 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 Dan Marino* 22 Rook 9 173 for 296, 2,210 yards, 20 td, 6 int, & 28 rushes for 45 yards and 2 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1983
RB Tony Nathan 27 4 12 151 rushes for 685 yards, 3 td, & 52 catches for 461 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 61st pick / 1979
FB Andra Franklin 24 2 12 224 rushes for 746 yards, 8 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 56th pick / 1981
WR Mark Duper* 24 1 11 51 catches for 1,003 yards, 10 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1982
WR Nat Moore 32 9 15 39 catches for 558 yards, 6 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
TE Dan Johnson 23 Rook 16 24 catches for 189 yards, 4 td Miami Dolphins / 7th / 170th pick / 1982
LT Jon Giesler 27 4 16 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1979
LG Bob Kuechenberg* 36 13 15 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
C Dwight Stephenson* 26 3 16 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1980
RG Ed Newman* 32 10 16 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 156th pick / 1973
RT Eric Laakso 27 5 14 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 106th pick / 1978
 Defensive Starters
LDE Doug Betters*+ 27 5 16 16.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 6th / 163rd pick / 1978
NT Bob Baumhower*+ 28 6 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 40th pick / 1977
RDE Kim Bokamper 29 6 15 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 19th pick / 1976
LOLB Bob Brudzinski 28 6 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1977
LILB A.J. Duhe 28 6 15 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 13th pick / 1977
RILB Earnest Rhone 30 8 12 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
ROLB Charles Bowser 24 1 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 108th pick / 1982
LCB William Judson 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 8th / 208th pick / 1981
RCB Gerald Small 27 5 15 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 93rd pick / 1978
SS Glenn Blackwood 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 8th / 215th pick / 1979
FS Lyle Blackwood 32 10 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Uwe von Schamann 27 4 0 18 of 27 field goals & 45 of 48 extra points Miami Dolphins / 7th / 189th pick / 1979
P Reggie Roby 22 Rook 0 74 punts for a 43.1 average, 1 blocked Miami Dolphins / 6th / 167th pick / 1983
PR Mark Clayton 22 Rook 0 41 punt returns for a 9.6 average and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 8th / 223rd pick / 1983
KR Fulton Walker 25 2 0 36 kick returns for a 26.7 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 6th / 154th pick / 1981

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
70 Bill Barnett 27 15 0 256 6-4 Nebraska 5/10/1956 3 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 75th pick / 1980
73 Bob Baumhower*+ 28 NT 16 16 261 6-5 Alabama 8/4/1955 6 18 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 40th pick / 1977
34 Woody Bennett 28 rb 16 2 227 6-2 Miami (FL) 3/24/1955 4 2
78 Charles Benson 23 8 0 267 6-3 Baylor 11/21/1960 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 76th pick / 1983
75 Doug Betters*+ 27 LDE 16 16 262 6-7 Montana,Nevada 6/11/1956 5 20 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 163rd pick / 1978
47 Glenn Blackwood 26 SS 16 16 187 6-0 Texas 2/23/1957 4 9 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 215th pick / 1979
42 Lyle Blackwood 32 FS 16 16 190 6-1 TCU 5/24/1951 10 8 Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
58 Kim Bokamper 29 RDE 15 15 245 6-6 Concordia-Moorhead (MN),San Jose St. 9/25/1954 6 9 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 19th pick / 1976
56 Charles Bowser 24 ROLB 16 16 231 6-3 Duke 10/2/1959 1 8 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 108th pick / 1982
51 Mark Brown 22 lb 14 1 230 6-2 Purdue 7/18/1961 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 250th pick / 1983
59 Bob Brudzinski 28 LOLB 16 16 230 6-4 Ohio St. 1/1/1955 6 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1977
81 Jimmy Cefalo 27 wr 1 1 190 5-11 Penn St. 10/6/1956 5 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 81st pick / 1978
71 Mike Charles 21 nt 16 3 292 6-4 Syracuse 9/23/1962 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 55th pick / 1983
76 Steve Clark 23 11 0 255 6-4 Utah 8/2/1960 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 239th pick / 1982
83 Mark Clayton 22 PR 14 0 177 5-9 Louisville 4/8/1961 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 223rd pick / 1983
63 Mark Dennard 28 8 0 253 6-1 Texas A&M 11/2/1955 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 274th pick / 1978
77 A.J. Duhe 28 LILB 15 15 247 6-4 LSU 11/27/1955 6 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 13th pick / 1977
85 Mark Duper* 24 WR 16 11 185 5-9 NW State (LA) 1/25/1959 1 11 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1982
61 Roy Foster 23 g 16 1 282 6-4 USC 5/24/1960 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1982
37 Andra Franklin 24 FB 15 12 225 5-10 Nebraska 8/22/1959 2 4 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 56th pick / 1981
79 Jon Giesler 27 LT 16 16 262 6-5 Michigan 12/23/1956 4 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1979
74 Cleveland Green 26 t 16 1 265 6-3 Southern 9/11/1957 4 2
84 Bruce Hardy 27 TE 15 8 235 6-5 Arizona St. 6/1/1956 5 2 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 247th pick / 1978
82 Duriel Harris 29 wr 12 3 179 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/27/1954 7 3 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1976
88 Vince Heflin 24 14 0 185 6-0 Central State (OH) 7/7/1959 1 0
31 Eddie Hill 26 16 0 205 6-2 Memphis 5/13/1957 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 54th pick / 1979
11 Jim Jensen 25 16 0 215 6-4 Boston Univ. 11/14/1958 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 11th / 291st pick / 1981
87 Dan Johnson 23 TE 16 16 240 6-3 Iowa St. 5/17/1960 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 170th pick / 1982
49 William Judson 24 LCB 16 16 189 6-1 South Carolina St. 3/26/1959 1 9 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 208th pick / 1981
40 Mike Kozlowski 27 16 0 196 6-0 San Diego St.,BYU,Colorado 2/24/1956 4 3 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 272nd pick / 1979
67 Bob Kuechenberg* 36 LG 16 15 253 6-2 Notre Dame 10/14/1947 13 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
68 Eric Laakso 27 RT 15 14 285 6-4 Tulane 11/29/1956 5 7 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 106th pick / 1978
44 Paul Lankford 25 db 16 1 185 6-1 Penn St. 6/15/1958 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1982
13 Dan Marino* 22 QB 11 9 224 6-4 Pittsburgh 9/15/1961 Rook 10 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1983
89 Nat Moore 32 WR 16 15 184 5-9 Tenn-Martin,Florida 9/19/1951 9 6 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
22 Tony Nathan 27 RB 16 12 206 6-0 Alabama 12/14/1956 4 11 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 61st pick / 1979
64 Ed Newman* 32 RG 16 16 245 6-2 Florida Atlantic,Duke 6/4/1951 10 12 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 156th pick / 1973
20 David Overstreet 25 14 0 208 5-11 Oklahoma 9/20/1958 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 13th pick / 1981
55 Earnest Rhone 30 RILB 12 12 220 6-2 Henderson St. 8/20/1953 8 7
4 Reggie Roby 22 P 16 0 249 6-3 Iowa 7/30/1961 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 167th pick / 1983
80 Joe Rose 26 16 0 228 6-3 California 6/24/1957 3 4 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 185th pick / 1980
48 Gerald Small 27 RCB 15 15 192 5-11 San Jose St. 8/10/1956 5 8 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 93rd pick / 1978
45 Robert Sowell 22 16 0 175 5-11 Howard 6/23/1961 Rook 1
57 Dwight Stephenson* 26 C 16 16 255 6-2 Alabama 11/20/1957 3 12 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1980
10 Don Strock 33 qb 15 2 220 6-5 Virginia Tech 11/27/1950 9 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 111th pick / 1973
52 Terry Tautolo 29 9 0 232 6-2 UCLA 8/30/1954 7 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 353rd pick / 1976
54 Rodell Thomas 25 lb 16 2 225 6-2 Alabama St. 8/2/1958 2 2
52 Emmett Tilley 22 6 0 240 5-11 Duke 2/13/1961 Rook 0
60 Jeff Toews 26 g 8 1 255 6-3 Washington 11/4/1957 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1979
32 Tommy Vigorito 24 1 0 193 5-10 Virginia 10/23/1959 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 138th pick / 1981
5 Uwe von Schamann 27 K 16 0 190 6-0 Oklahoma 4/23/1956 4 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 189th pick / 1979
41 Fulton Walker 25 KR 15 0 193 5-10 West Virginia 4/30/1958 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 154th pick / 1981
16 David Woodley 25 qb 5 5 210 6-2 LSU 10/25/1958 3 3 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 214th pick / 1980
Team Total 26.2 16 225.1 6-1.8 3.6