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1996 Miami Dolphins

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC East Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.3, Offense: 0.6, Defense: -0.4, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 13th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (20.3/g), 17th.
 Differential of 14 points (0.9/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-7.6.

Coach: Jimmy Johnson (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Stevens
 Defensive Coordinator: George Hill

Stadium: Pro Player Stadium
 Training Camp: Nova Southeastern University (Davie, 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 Dan Marino 35 13 13 221 for 373, 2,795 yards, 17 td, 9 int, & 11 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1983
RB Karim Abdul-Jabbar 22 Rook 14 307 rushes for 1,116 yards, 11 td, & 23 catches for 139 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1996
FB Stanley Pritchett 23 Rook 16 7 rushes for 27 yards, 0 td, & 33 catches for 354 yards and 2 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 118th pick / 1996
WR Fred Barnett 30 6 7 36 catches for 562 yards, 3 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 77th pick / 1990
WR O.J. McDuffie 27 3 16 74 catches for 918 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1993
TE Troy Drayton 26 3 10 26 catches for 320 yards, 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1993
LT Richmond Webb* 29 6 16 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 9th pick / 1990
LG Keith Sims 29 6 15 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 39th pick / 1990
C Tim Ruddy 24 2 16 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 65th pick / 1994
RG Chris Gray 26 3 11 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 132nd pick / 1993
RT James Brown 26 3 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1992
 Defensive Starters
LDE Trace Armstrong 31 7 9 12.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1989
LDT Daryl Gardener 23 Rook 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1996
RDT Tim Bowens 23 2 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1994
RDE Danny Stubbs 31 8 15 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1988
LLB Dwight Hollier 27 4 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 97th pick / 1992
MLB Zach Thomas 23 Rook 16 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 154th pick / 1996
RLB Chris Singleton 29 6 13 New England Patriots / 1st / 8th pick / 1990
LCB Terrell Buckley 25 4 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1992
RCB Calvin Jackson 24 2 15 1.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Louis Oliver 30 7 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1989
FS Shawn Wooden 23 Rook 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 6th / 189th pick / 1996
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Nedney 23 Rook 0 18 of 29 field goals & 35 of 36 extra points
P John Kidd 35 12 0 78 punts for a 46.3 average, 0 blocked Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
PR O.J. McDuffie 27 3 16 22 punt returns for a 9.6 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1993
KR Irving Spikes 26 2 1 28 kick returns for a 24.3 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 22 RB 16 14 194 5-10 UCLA 6/28/1974 Rook 8 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1996
93 Trace Armstrong 31 LDE 16 9 275 6-4 Arizona St.,Florida 10/5/1965 7 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1989
28 Gene Atkins 32 fs 5 5 201 5-11 Florida A&M 11/22/1964 9 2 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1987
23 Robert Bailey 28 14 0 176 5-9 Miami (FL) 9/3/1968 5 1 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 107th pick / 1991
80 Fred Barnett 30 WR 9 7 204 6-0 Arkansas St. 6/17/1966 6 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 77th pick / 1990
60 John Bock 25 2 0 290 6-3 Louisville,Indiana St. 2/11/1971 1 0
95 Tim Bowens 23 RDT 16 16 325 6-4 Mississippi 2/7/1973 2 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1994
58 O.J. Brigance 27 12 0 236 6-0 Rice 9/29/1969 Rook 1
37 J.B. Brown 29 db 14 1 193 6-0 Maryland 1/5/1967 7 1 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 315th pick / 1989
76 James Brown 26 RT 16 16 330 6-6 Virginia St. 1/30/1970 3 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1992
77 Jeff Buckey 22 g 15 1 305 6-5 Stanford 8/7/1974 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 230th pick / 1996
27 Terrell Buckley 25 LCB 16 16 180 5-10 Florida St. 6/7/1971 4 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1992
75 Shane Burton 22 LDE 16 8 305 6-6 Tennessee 1/18/1974 Rook 5 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 150th pick / 1996
41 Keith Byars 33 rb 4 4 245 6-1 Ohio St. 10/14/1963 10 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 10th pick / 1986
84 Brett Carolan 25 te 6 2 241 6-3 Washington St. 3/16/1971 2 0
87 Kirby Dar Dar 24 11 0 185 5-9 Syracuse 3/27/1972 1 0
63 Cal Dixon 27 11 0 302 6-4 Florida 10/11/1969 4 1 New York Jets / 5th / 127th pick / 1992
84 Troy Drayton 26 TE 10 10 260 6-3 Penn St. 6/29/1970 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1993
94 Steve Emtman 26 de 13 4 290 6-4 Washington 4/16/1970 4 4 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1992
7 Craig Erickson 27 qb 7 3 209 6-2 Miami (FL) 5/17/1969 4 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 86th pick / 1992
Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 131st pick / 1991
92 Daryl Gardener 23 LDT 16 12 295 6-6 Baylor 2/25/1973 Rook 6 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1996
62 Chris Gray 26 RG 11 11 308 6-4 Auburn 6/19/1970 3 6 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 132nd pick / 1993
98 Norman Hand 24 9 0 310 6-3 Mississippi 9/4/1972 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 158th pick / 1995
51 Anthony Harris 23 lb 7 3 231 6-1 Auburn 1/25/1973 Rook 2
89 Randal Hill 27 wr 14 5 180 5-10 Miami (FL) 9/21/1969 5 4 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 23rd pick / 1991
31 Sean Hill 25 fs 12 5 179 5-10 Montana St. 8/14/1971 2 3 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 214th pick / 1994
50 Dwight Hollier 27 LLB 16 15 246 6-2 North Carolina 4/21/1969 4 7 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 97th pick / 1992
53 Larry Izzo 22 16 0 228 5-10 Rice 9/26/1974 Rook 1
38 Calvin Jackson 24 RCB 16 15 185 5-9 Auburn 10/28/1972 2 6
34 Tim Jacobs 26 12 0 187 5-10 Delaware 4/5/1970 3 1
97 Aaron Jones 30 8 0 261 6-5 East. Kentucky 12/18/1966 8 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 18th pick / 1988
88 Charles Jordan 27 6 0 182 5-11 Long Beach CC 10/9/1969 2 1
17 John Kidd 35 P 16 0 210 6-3 Northwestern 8/22/1961 12 4 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
19 Bernie Kosar 33 3 0 210 6-5 Miami (FL) 11/25/1963 11 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 1st pick / 1985 Supp
13 Dan Marino 35 QB 13 13 224 6-4 Pittsburgh 9/15/1961 13 9 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1983
81 O.J. McDuffie 27 PR 16 16 194 5-10 Penn St. 12/2/1969 3 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1993
66 Everett McIver 26 rg 7 5 318 6-5 Elizabeth City St. 8/5/1970 2 3
32 Jerris McPhail 24 rb 9 1 198 5-11 Wake Forest,East Carolina 6/26/1972 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 134th pick / 1996
83 Scott Miller 28 wr 12 1 181 5-11 UCLA 10/20/1968 5 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 246th pick / 1991
79 Billy Milner 24 4 0 304 6-5 Houston 6/21/1972 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1995
6 Joe Nedney 23 K 16 0 225 6-5 San Jose St. 3/22/1973 Rook 0
25 Louis Oliver 30 SS 16 12 224 6-2 Florida 3/9/1966 7 6 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1989
30 Bernie Parmalee 29 16 0 201 5-11 Ball St. 9/16/1967 4 2
36 Stanley Pritchett 23 FB 16 16 250 6-2 South Carolina 12/22/1973 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 118th pick / 1996
61 Tim Ruddy 24 C 16 16 295 6-3 Notre Dame 4/27/1972 2 8 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 65th pick / 1994
69 Keith Sims 29 LG 15 15 318 6-3 Iowa St. 6/17/1967 6 8 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 39th pick / 1990
55 Chris Singleton 29 RLB 14 13 246 6-2 Arizona 2/20/1967 6 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 8th pick / 1990
40 Irving Spikes 26 KR 15 1 212 5-8 Alabama,La-Monroe 12/21/1970 2 3
35 Michael Stewart 31 9 0 202 5-11 Fresno St. 7/12/1965 9 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 213th pick / 1987
96 Danny Stubbs 31 RDE 16 15 265 6-4 Miami (FL) 1/3/1965 8 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1988
85 Lamar Thomas 26 wr 9 3 175 6-1 Miami (FL) 2/12/1970 3 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1993
54 Zach Thomas 23 MLB 16 16 230 5-11 Texas Tech 9/1/1973 Rook 10 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 154th pick / 1996
82 Frank Wainright 29 16 0 255 6-2 Northern Colorado 10/10/1967 5 0 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 210th pick / 1991
78 Richmond Webb* 29 LT 16 16 325 6-6 Texas A&M 1/11/1967 6 11 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 9th pick / 1990
24 Jerry Wilson 23 2 0 190 5-11 Southern 7/17/1973 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 105th pick / 1995
49 Robert Wilson 27 15 0 255 6-0 Texas A&M 1/13/1969 5 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 80th pick / 1991
22 Shawn Wooden 23 FS 16 11 205 5-11 Notre Dame 10/23/1973 Rook 5 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 189th pick / 1996
Team Total 26.7 16 239.5 6-1.4 3.7