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1987 Miami Dolphins

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8-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.1, Offense: 3.2, Defense: -1.1, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (24.1/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 335 points (22.3/g), 16th.
 Differential of 27 points (1.8/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-6.8.

Coach: Don Shula (8-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Olivadotti

Stadium: Joe Robbie Stadium
 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 Dan Marino* 26 4 12 263 for 444, 3,245 yards, 26 td, 13 int, & 12 rushes for -5 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1983
RB Lorenzo Hampton 25 2 6 75 rushes for 289 yards, 1 td, & 23 catches for 223 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1985
FB Woody Bennett 32 8 11 25 rushes for 102 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 18 yards and 0 td
WR Mark Clayton 26 4 12 46 catches for 776 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 8th / 223rd pick / 1983
WR Mark Duper 28 5 11 33 catches for 597 yards, 8 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1982
TE Bruce Hardy 31 9 12 28 catches for 292 yards, 2 td Miami Dolphins / 9th / 247th pick / 1978
LT Jon Giesler 31 8 9 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1979
LG Roy Foster 27 5 12 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1982
C Dwight Stephenson*+ 30 7 9 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1980
RG Tom Toth 25 1 12 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1985
RT Ronnie Lee 31 8 9 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 65th pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE T.J. Turner 24 1 12 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 81st pick / 1986
NT Brian Sochia 26 4 12 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE John Bosa 23 Rook 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 16th pick / 1987
LOLB Bob Brudzinski 32 10 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1977
LILB Jackie Shipp 25 3 12 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 14th pick / 1984
RILB John Offerdahl* 23 1 9 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1986
ROLB Mark Brown 26 4 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 250th pick / 1983
LCB Paul Lankford 29 5 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1982
RCB William Judson 28 5 12 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 8th / 208th pick / 1981
SS Glenn Blackwood 30 8 10 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 8th / 215th pick / 1979
FS Bud Brown 26 3 8 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 11th / 305th pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K Fuad Reveiz 24 2 0 9 of 11 field goals & 28 of 30 extra points Miami Dolphins / 7th / 195th pick / 1985
P Reggie Roby 26 4 0 32 punts for a 42.8 average, 0 blocked Miami Dolphins / 6th / 167th pick / 1983
PR Scott Schwedes 22 Rook 0 24 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 56th pick / 1987
KR Lorenzo Hampton 25 2 6 16 kick returns for a 19.0 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1985

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
38 Clarence Bailey 24 rb 3 1 220 5-11 Wesley,Hampton 3/7/1963 Rook 0
86 Fred Banks 25 3 0 177 5-10 Chowan,Liberty 5/26/1962 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 203rd pick / 1985
65 Bill Bealles 24 t 3 3 290 6-7 Northern Illinois,Northern Iowa 6/11/1963 Rook 2
2 Willie Beecher 24 3 0 170 5-10 Utah St. 4/14/1963 Rook 1
93 Charles Bennett 24 de 3 3 257 6-5 La-Lafayette 2/9/1963 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 190th pick / 1985
34 Woody Bennett 32 FB 12 11 227 6-2 Miami (FL) 3/24/1955 8 1
75 Doug Betters 31 12 0 262 6-7 Montana,Nevada-Reno 6/11/1956 9 1 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 163rd pick / 1978
47 Glenn Blackwood 30 SS 10 10 187 6-0 Texas 2/23/1957 8 4 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 215th pick / 1979
97 John Bosa 23 RDE 12 12 270 6-4 Boston Col. 1/10/1964 Rook 6 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 16th pick / 1987
43 Bud Brown 26 FS 9 8 194 6-0 Southern Miss 4/19/1961 3 3 Miami Dolphins / 11th / 305th pick / 1984
51 Mark Brown 26 ROLB 12 12 230 6-2 Purdue 7/18/1961 4 6 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 250th pick / 1983
36 Tom Brown 23 1 0 223 6-1 Pittsburgh 11/20/1964 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 182nd pick / 1987
59 Bob Brudzinski 32 LOLB 12 8 230 6-4 Ohio St. 1/1/1955 10 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1977
49 Marvell Burgess 22 1 0 195 6-3 Henderson St. 10/7/1965 Rook 0
81 Mike Caterbone 25 wr 3 1 175 5-11 Franklin & Marshall 2/17/1962 Rook 0
92 Laz Chavez 24 3 0 220 6-0 Iona 12/20/1963 Rook 0
85 Eddie Chavis 24 wr 3 1 182 6-0 Montclair St. 7/12/1963 Rook 1
83 Mark Clayton 26 WR 12 12 177 5-9 Louisville 4/8/1961 4 8 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 223rd pick / 1983
61 Greg Cleveland 23 2 0 295 6-5 Florida 8/19/1964 Rook 0
98 Jackie Cline 27 7 0 279 6-5 Alabama 3/13/1960 Rook 1
67 Chris Conlin 22 3 0 290 6-4 Penn St. 6/7/1965 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 132nd pick / 1987
30 Ron Davenport 25 rb 10 1 230 6-2 Louisville 12/22/1962 2 4 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 167th pick / 1985
65 Jeff Dellenbach 24 c 11 6 290 6-6 Wisconsin 2/14/1963 2 4 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 111th pick / 1985
74 Mark Dennis 22 t 5 2 300 6-6 Illinois 4/15/1965 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 212th pick / 1987
89 Leland Douglas 24 wr 3 2 179 6-0 Baylor 9/23/1963 Rook 1
85 Mark Duper 28 WR 11 11 185 5-9 NW State (LA) 1/25/1959 5 6 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1982
86 George Farmer 29 1 0 175 5-10 Southern 12/5/1958 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 248th pick / 1980
82 Todd Feldman 25 1 0 184 5-10 Kent St. 8/7/1962 Rook 0
61 Roy Foster 27 LG 12 12 282 6-4 USC 5/24/1960 5 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1982
52 Dennis Fowlkes 26 lb 3 3 238 6-2 West Virginia 3/11/1961 4 1
53 David Frye 26 lb 12 1 223 6-2 Purdue 6/21/1961 4 1
79 Jon Giesler 31 LT 10 9 262 6-5 Michigan 12/23/1956 8 6 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1979
66 Jim Gilmore 25 t 3 2 269 6-5 Villanova,Ohio St. 12/19/1962 1 2
3 Stacy Gore 24 3 0 200 6-0 Arkansas St. 5/20/1963 Rook 0
58 Rick Graf 23 lolb 12 5 244 6-5 Wisconsin 8/29/1964 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1987
55 Hugh Green 28 lb 9 1 225 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/27/1959 6 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 7th pick / 1981
27 Lorenzo Hampton 25 KR 12 6 205 5-11 Florida 3/12/1962 2 5 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1985
84 Bruce Hardy 31 TE 12 12 235 6-5 Arizona St. 6/1/1956 9 3 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 247th pick / 1978
5 Jeff Hayes 28 2 0 175 5-11 North Carolina 8/19/1959 5 0
29 Liffort Hobley 25 ss 14 6 207 6-0 LSU 5/12/1962 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1985
45 Trell Hooper 26 db 3 3 182 5-11 Memphis 12/22/1961 Rook 2 Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 198th pick / 1986
46 Mark Irvin 23 3 0 190 5-10 Bethune-Cookman 10/12/1964 Rook 0
20 Rickey Isom 24 rb 3 1 224 6-0 North Carolina St. 11/30/1963 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 329th pick / 1986
72 Steve Jacobson 25 3 0 255 6-3 Texas A&M,Abilene Christian 11/18/1962 Rook 0
11 Jim Jensen 29 12 0 215 6-4 Boston Univ. 11/14/1958 6 2 Miami Dolphins / 11th / 291st pick / 1981
87 Dan Johnson 27 7 0 240 6-3 Iowa St. 5/17/1960 4 0 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 170th pick / 1982
23 Demetrious Johnson 26 db 3 2 190 5-11 Missouri 7/21/1961 4 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 115th pick / 1983
49 William Judson 28 RCB 12 12 189 6-1 South Carolina St. 3/26/1959 5 5 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 208th pick / 1981
71 Scott Kehoe 23 t 3 3 282 6-4 Illinois 9/20/1964 Rook 2
68 Greg Koch 32 t 1 1 270 6-4 Arkansas 6/14/1955 10 1 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1977
54 Larry Kolic 24 7 0 242 6-1 Ohio St. 8/31/1963 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 193rd pick / 1986
41 Mark Konecny 24 3 0 197 5-11 Alma 4/2/1963 Rook 1
69 Mike Lambrecht 24 dt 5 3 271 6-1 St. Cloud St. 5/2/1963 Rook 2
44 Paul Lankford 29 LCB 12 12 185 6-1 Penn St. 6/15/1958 5 5 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1982
72 Ronnie Lee 31 RT 9 9 265 6-3 Baylor 12/24/1956 8 6 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 65th pick / 1979
87 David Lewis 26 te 5 3 234 6-3 California 6/8/1961 3 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1984
99 George Little 24 9 0 278 6-4 Iowa 6/27/1963 2 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 65th pick / 1985
54 Steve Lubischer 25 1 0 240 6-3 Boston Col. 6/29/1962 Rook 0
15 Kyle Mackey 25 qb 3 3 220 6-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 3/2/1962 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 296th pick / 1984
13 Dan Marino* 26 QB 12 12 224 6-4 Pittsburgh 9/15/1961 4 12 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1983
78 Doug Marrone 23 4 0 269 6-5 Syracuse 7/25/1964 Rook 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 6th / 164th pick / 1986
96 David Marshall 26 2 0 220 6-3 East. Michigan 1/3/1961 3 0
28 Don McNeal 29 12 0 190 5-11 Alabama 5/6/1958 7 1 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 21st pick / 1980
91 Victor Morris 23 lb 3 3 243 6-1 Miami (FL) 1/25/1964 Rook 1
22 Tony Nathan 31 6 0 206 6-0 Alabama 12/14/1956 8 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 61st pick / 1979
52 Scott Nicolas 27 12 0 226 6-3 Miami (FL) 8/7/1960 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 310th pick / 1982
56 John Offerdahl* 23 RILB 9 9 232 6-3 West. Michigan 8/17/1964 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1986
68 Louis Oubre 29 g 3 1 262 6-4 Oklahoma 5/15/1958 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1981
63 Greg Ours 24 c 3 3 279 6-5 Muskingum 10/29/1963 Rook 2
94 Tim Pidgeon 23 lb 3 3 233 6-0 Syracuse 9/20/1964 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 237th pick / 1987
82 James Pruitt 23 wr 12 1 199 6-3 Cal State-Fullerton 1/29/1964 1 4 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 107th pick / 1986
24 Floyd Raglin 26 2 0 180 5-9 UNLV,Southern 2/10/1961 Rook 0
21 Tate Randle 28 db 3 1 202 6-0 Texas Tech 8/15/1959 5 1 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 220th pick / 1982
79 Ike Readon 24 3 0 273 6-0 Hampton 5/16/1963 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 257th pick / 1986
83 Dameon Reilly 24 wr 3 1 180 5-11 Rhode Island 5/10/1963 Rook 1
7 Fuad Reveiz 24 K 11 0 225 5-11 Tennessee 2/24/1963 2 3 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 195th pick / 1985
4 Reggie Roby 26 P 10 0 249 6-3 Iowa 7/30/1961 4 2 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 167th pick / 1983
26 Donovan Rose 30 db 12 1 187 6-1 Hampton 3/9/1957 7 1
32 Pete Roth 25 3 0 200 5-11 Northern Illinois 1/12/1962 Rook 0
80 Lawrence Sampleton 28 te 3 3 233 6-5 Texas 9/25/1959 5 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 47th pick / 1982
60 Duke Schamel 24 lb 3 3 235 6-3 South Dakota 11/3/1963 Rook 1
81 Scott Schwedes 22 PR 12 0 182 6-0 Syracuse 6/30/1965 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 56th pick / 1987
33 Ronald Scott 24 rb 3 2 200 5-11 Southern 3/3/1963 Rook 2
77 Stanley Scott 23 3 0 255 6-3 Florida St. 1/30/1964 Rook 0
50 Jackie Shipp 25 LILB 12 12 235 6-2 Oklahoma 3/19/1962 3 5 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 14th pick / 1984
87 Rich Siler 24 1 0 240 6-4 Illinois,Texas A&M 11/1/1963 Rook 0
25 Mike Smith 25 8 0 171 6-0 Texas-El Paso 10/24/1962 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 91st pick / 1985
84 Willie Smith 23 3 0 235 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/6/1964 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 265th pick / 1986
70 Brian Sochia 26 NT 12 12 270 6-3 NW Oklahoma St. 7/2/1961 4 5
42 Robert Sowell 26 db 3 3 175 5-11 Howard 6/23/1961 4 1
14 Scott Stankavage 25 3 0 194 6-1 North Carolina 7/5/1962 3 0
57 Dwight Stephenson*+ 30 C 9 9 255 6-2 Alabama 11/20/1957 7 11 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1980
50 Greg Storr 27 3 0 225 6-2 Boston Col. 10/16/1960 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 147th pick / 1982
23 Troy Stradford 23 rb 12 5 191 5-9 Boston Col. 9/11/1964 Rook 10 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 99th pick / 1987
10 Don Strock 37 12 0 220 6-5 Virginia Tech 11/27/1950 13 0 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 111th pick / 1973
40 John Swain 28 db 1 1 195 6-1 Miami (FL) 9/4/1959 6 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 101st pick / 1981
35 John Tagliaferri 23 rb 3 1 195 5-11 Cornell 4/13/1964 Rook 2
24 Reyna Thompson 24 db 9 1 194 6-0 Baylor 8/28/1963 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 247th pick / 1986
3 Van Tiffin 22 1 0 155 5-9 Alabama 9/6/1965 Rook 0
76 Tom Toth 25 RG 12 12 279 6-5 West. Michigan 5/23/1962 1 8 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1985
95 T.J. Turner 24 LDE 12 12 276 6-4 Houston 5/16/1963 1 6 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 81st pick / 1986
88 Joel Williams 22 3 0 242 6-3 Notre Dame 3/16/1965 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 210th pick / 1987
78 Derek Wimberly 23 de 3 3 270 6-4 Purdue 1/4/1964 Rook 1
74 Jeff Wiska 28 g 3 3 265 6-3 Michigan St. 10/17/1959 1 2 New York Giants / 7th / 186th pick / 1982
Team Total 25.7 15 225.9 6-1.7 2.5