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1997 Miami Dolphins

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.3, Offense: 1.0, Defense: 0.3, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 13th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of 12 points (0.8/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-7.7.

Coach: Jimmy Johnson (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Stevens
 Defensive Coordinator: George Hill

Stadium: Pro Player Stadium
 Training Camp: Nova Southeastern University (Davie, Florida)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Dan Marino 36 14 16 319 for 548, 3,780 yards, 16 td, 11 int, & 18 rushes for -14 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1983
RB Karim Abdul-Jabbar 23 1 14 283 rushes for 892 yards, 15 td, & 29 catches for 261 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1996
FB Stanley Pritchett 24 1 5 3 rushes for 7 yards, 0 td, & 5 catches for 35 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 118th pick / 1996
WR O.J. McDuffie 28 4 16 76 catches for 943 yards, 1 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1993
WR Lamar Thomas 27 4 6 28 catches for 402 yards, 2 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1993
TE Troy Drayton 27 4 15 39 catches for 558 yards, 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1993
LT Richmond Webb 30 7 16 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 9th pick / 1990
LG Jeff Buckey 23 1 12 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 230th pick / 1996
C Tim Ruddy 25 3 15 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 65th pick / 1994
RG Everett McIver 27 3 14
RT James Brown 27 4 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1992
 Defensive Starters
LDE Trace Armstrong 32 8 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1989
LDT Tim Bowens 24 3 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1994
RDT Daryl Gardener 24 1 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1996
RDE Jason Taylor 23 Rook 11 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1997
LLB Anthony Harris 24 1 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Zach Thomas 24 1 15 0.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 154th pick / 1996
RLB Derrick Rodgers 26 Rook 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1997
LCB Terrell Buckley 26 5 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1992
RCB Calvin Jackson 25 3 16 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Shawn Wooden 24 1 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 6th / 189th pick / 1996
FS Corey Harris 28 5 7 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1992
 Special Teams Starters
K Olindo Mare 24 Rook 0 28 of 36 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points
P John Kidd 36 13 0 52 punts for a 43.2 average, 0 blocked Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
PR Charles Jordan 28 3 1 26 punt returns for a 10.5 average and 0 td
KR Irving Spikes 27 3 1 24 kick returns for a 23.5 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 23 RB 16 14 194 5-10 UCLA 6/28/1974 1 8 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1996
71 Dunstan Anderson 27 de 9 1 260 6-3 Tulsa 12/31/1970 3 1
93 Trace Armstrong 32 LDE 16 16 275 6-4 Arizona St.,Florida 10/5/1965 8 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1989
80 Fred Barnett 31 wr 6 5 204 6-0 Arkansas St. 6/17/1966 7 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 77th pick / 1990
60 John Bock 26 c 14 3 290 6-3 Louisville,Indiana St. 2/11/1971 2 3
95 Tim Bowens 24 LDT 16 16 325 6-4 Mississippi 2/7/1973 3 7 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1994
57 O.J. Brigance 28 16 0 236 6-0 Rice 9/29/1969 1 1
76 James Brown 27 RT 16 16 330 6-6 Virginia St. 1/30/1970 4 10 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1992
77 Jeff Buckey 23 LG 16 12 305 6-5 Stanford 8/7/1974 1 8 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 230th pick / 1996
27 Terrell Buckley 26 LCB 16 16 180 5-10 Florida St. 6/7/1971 5 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1992
75 Shane Burton 23 de 16 4 305 6-6 Tennessee 1/18/1974 1 3 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 150th pick / 1996
70 Mike Chalenski 27 8 0 279 6-5 Pittsburgh,UCLA 1/28/1970 4 1
56 Mike Crawford 23 7 0 238 6-1 UNLV 10/29/1974 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 173rd pick / 1997
49 DeWayne Dotson 26 lb 10 2 254 6-1 Tennessee,Mississippi 6/10/1971 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 131st pick / 1994
84 Troy Drayton 27 TE 16 15 260 6-3 Penn St. 6/29/1970 4 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1993
7 Craig Erickson 28 2 0 209 6-2 Miami (FL) 5/17/1969 5 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 86th pick / 1992
Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 131st pick / 1991
92 Daryl Gardener 24 RDT 16 16 295 6-6 Baylor 2/25/1973 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 20th pick / 1996
51 Anthony Harris 24 LLB 16 16 231 6-1 Auburn 1/25/1973 1 6
25 Corey Harris 28 FS 16 7 213 5-11 Vanderbilt 10/25/1969 5 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1992
50 Dwight Hollier 28 lb 16 3 246 6-2 North Carolina 4/21/1969 5 2 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 97th pick / 1992
86 Qadry Ismail 27 3 0 196 6-0 Syracuse 11/8/1970 4 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1993
38 Calvin Jackson 25 RCB 16 16 185 5-9 Auburn 10/28/1972 3 6
34 Tim Jacobs 27 db 16 1 187 5-10 Delaware 4/5/1970 4 1
88 Charles Jordan 28 PR 14 1 182 5-11 Long Beach CC 10/9/1969 3 5
17 John Kidd 36 P 13 0 210 6-3 Northwestern 8/22/1961 13 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 128th pick / 1984
48 Jim Kitts 25 10 0 248 6-2 Ferrum 12/28/1972 Rook 0
29 Sam Madison 23 db 14 3 185 5-11 Louisville 4/23/1974 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 44th pick / 1997
83 Brian Manning 22 7 0 188 5-11 Stanford 4/22/1975 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 170th pick / 1997
10 Olindo Mare 24 K 16 0 190 5-10 MacMurray,Syracuse 6/6/1973 Rook 2
13 Dan Marino 36 QB 16 16 224 6-4 Pittsburgh 9/15/1961 14 13 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 27th pick / 1983
81 O.J. McDuffie 28 WR 16 16 194 5-10 Penn St. 12/2/1969 4 10 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1993
66 Everett McIver 27 RG 14 14 318 6-5 Elizabeth City St. 8/5/1970 3 8
32 Jerris McPhail 25 rb 14 1 198 5-11 Wake Forest,East Carolina 6/26/1972 1 4 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 134th pick / 1996
20 Ray Nealy 22 1 0 220 5-11 Ark-Pine Bluff 4/30/1975 Rook 0
30 Bernie Parmalee 30 rb 16 4 201 5-11 Ball St. 9/16/1967 5 4
80 Brett Perriman 32 wr 8 5 180 5-9 Miami (FL) 10/10/1965 9 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
89 Ed Perry 23 te 16 4 265 6-4 James Madison 9/1/1974 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 177th pick / 1997
21 Lawrence Phillips 22 2 0 212 6-0 Nebraska 5/12/1975 1 0 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1996
42 Roosevelt Potts 26 rb 6 1 250 6-0 La-Monroe 1/8/1971 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 49th pick / 1993
36 Stanley Pritchett 24 FB 6 5 250 6-2 South Carolina 12/22/1973 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 118th pick / 1996
5 Kyle Richardson 24 3 0 210 6-2 Arkansas St. 3/2/1973 Rook 0
59 Derrick Rodgers 26 RLB 15 14 230 6-0 Arizona St. 10/14/1971 Rook 6 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1997
61 Tim Ruddy 25 C 15 15 295 6-3 Notre Dame 4/27/1972 3 9 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 65th pick / 1994
68 Mike Sheldon 24 11 0 305 6-4 Grand Valley St. 6/8/1973 Rook 1
69 Keith Sims 30 g 8 4 318 6-3 Iowa St. 6/17/1967 7 3 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 39th pick / 1990
35 Irving Spikes 27 KR 12 1 212 5-8 Alabama,La-Monroe 12/21/1970 3 2
96 Danny Stubbs 32 1 0 265 6-4 Miami (FL) 1/3/1965 9 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1988
72 Barron Tanner 24 16 0 360 6-3 Oklahoma 9/14/1973 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 149th pick / 1997
99 Jason Taylor 23 RDE 13 11 255 6-6 Akron 9/1/1974 Rook 6 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1997
23 George Teague 26 fs 15 6 198 6-1 Alabama 2/18/1971 4 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 29th pick / 1993
85 Lamar Thomas 27 WR 12 6 175 6-1 Miami (FL) 2/12/1970 4 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1993
54 Zach Thomas 24 MLB 15 15 230 5-11 Texas Tech 9/1/1973 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 154th pick / 1996
82 Frank Wainright 30 9 0 255 6-2 Northern Colorado 10/10/1967 6 0 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 210th pick / 1991
26 Bracy Walker 27 12 0 202 6-0 North Carolina 10/28/1970 3 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 127th pick / 1994
55 Ronnie Ward 23 4 0 232 6-0 Kansas 2/11/1974 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 93rd pick / 1997
78 Richmond Webb 30 LT 16 16 325 6-6 Texas A&M 1/11/1967 7 10 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 9th pick / 1990
24 Jerry Wilson 24 16 0 190 5-11 Southern 7/17/1973 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 105th pick / 1995
22 Shawn Wooden 24 SS 16 15 205 5-11 Notre Dame 10/23/1973 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 189th pick / 1996
Team Total 26.3 16 239.2 6-1.3 3.1