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1973 Miami Dolphins: 12-2-0
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Home record: 7-0-0 (231 points scored, 78 allowed) Road record: 5-2-0 (112 points scored, 72 allowed) Head Coach: Don Shula 343 points scored (5th of 26 teams), 150 points allowed (1st) NFL Averages: 19.5 points/game (272.3 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 133 256 1,582 (21) 5.88 17 12 507 2,521 ( 3) 5.0 16 4,103 ( 9) 28 Defense: 151 320 1,290 ( 1) 3.53 5 21 511 1,991 (12) 3.9 9 3,281 ( 3) 29


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 1 Garo Yepremian K 14 5'8 175 29 6 None 12 Bob Griese QB 13 6'1 190 28 7 Purdue 13 Jake Scott DB 14 6'0 188 28 4 Georgia 15 Earl Morrall QB 14 6'1 206 39 18 Michigan State 20 Larry Seiple P 14 6'0 215 28 7 Kentucky 21 Jim Kiick RB 14 5'11 215 27 6 Wyoming 22 Mercury Morris RB 13 5'10 190 26 5 West Texas State 23 Charlie Leigh RB 14 5'11 205 28 5 None 25 Tim Foley DB 11 6'0 194 25 4 Purdue 26 Lloyd Mumphord DB 11 5'11 180 26 5 Texas Southern 29 Tom Smith RB 2 6'1 216 24 R Miami 32 Hubert Ginn RB 3 5'11 188 26 4 Florida A&M 34 Ron Sellers WR 3 6'4 195 26 5 Florida State 36 Don Nottingham RB 11 5'10 210 24 3 Kent State 39 Larry Csonka RB 14 6'3 237 26 6 Syracuse 40 Dick Anderson DB 14 6'2 196 27 6 Colorado 42 Paul Warfield WR 14 6'0 185 30 10 Ohio State 45 Curtis Johnson DB 14 6'2 196 25 4 Toledo 48 Henry Stuckey DB 6 6'1 190 23 2 Missouri 49 Charlie Babb DB 14 6'0 190 23 2 Memphis 51 Larry Ball LB 14 6'6 225 24 2 Louisville 53 Bob Matheson LB 14 6'4 240 28 7 Duke 55 Irv Goode OG 14 6'4 252 33 11 Kentucky 56 Jesse Powell LB 3 6'1 215 26 5 West Texas State 57 Mike Kolen LB 14 6'2 220 25 4 Auburn 58 Bruce Bannon LB 14 6'3 225 22 R Penn State 59 Doug Swift LB 14 6'3 228 25 4 Amherst 62 Jim Langer C 14 6'2 250 25 4 South Dakota State 64 Ed Newman OG 11 6'2 245 22 R Duke 65 Maulty Moore DT 12 6'2 265 27 2 Bethune-Cookman 66 Larry Little OG 13 6'1 265 27 7 Bethune-Cookman 67 Bob Kuechenberg OG 13 6'3 247 26 4 Notre Dame 70 Larry Woods DT 3 6'6 260 25 3 Tennessee State 72 Bob Heinz DT 14 6'6 270 26 5 Pacific 73 Norm Evans OT 14 6'5 252 31 9 Texas Christian 75 Manny Fernandez DT 13 6'2 250 27 6 Utah 76 Willie Young OT 1 6'4 270 25 3 Alcorn State 77 Doug Crusan OT 14 6'5 250 27 6 Indiana 79 Wayne Moore OT 13 6'6 265 28 4 Lamar 80 Marv Fleming TE 11 6'4 235 31 11 Utah 81 Howard Twilley WR 6 5'10 185 29 8 Tulsa 82 Bo Rather WR 6 6'1 182 23 R Michigan 83 Vern Den Herder DE 14 6'6 250 24 3 Central College (IA) 84 Bill Stanfill DE 14 6'5 250 26 5 Georgia 85 Nick Buoniconti LB 13 5'11 220 32 12 Notre Dame 86 Marlin Briscoe WR 14 5'10 178 28 6 Nebraska-Omaha 88 Jim Mandich TE 14 6'3 224 25 4 Michigan
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Bob Griese 218 116 53.2 1,422 6.52 12.3 17 7.8 8 3.7 11 75 84.3 Earl Morrall 38 17 44.7 253 6.66 14.9 0 0.0 4 10.5 2 18 27.5
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Marlin Briscoe         30    447   14.9    2
Paul Warfield          29    514   17.7   11
Jim Kiick              27    208    7.7    0
Jim Mandich            24    302   12.6    4
Larry Csonka            7     22    3.1    0
Mercury Morris          4     51   12.8    0
Charlie Leigh           4      9    2.2    0
Marv Fleming            3     22    7.3    0
Ron Sellers             2     54   27.0    0
Howard Twilley          2     30   15.0    0
Don Nottingham          1     16   16.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Larry Csonka          219  1,003    4.6    5
Mercury Morris        149    954    6.4   10
Jim Kiick              76    257    3.4    0
Charlie Leigh          22    134    6.1    1
Don Nottingham         24    134    5.6    0
Bob Griese             13     20    1.5    0
Paul Warfield           1     15   15.0    0
Earl Morrall            1      9    9.0    0
Marlin Briscoe          2     -5   -2.5    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Mercury Morris         11    242   22.0    0
Charlie Leigh           9    251   27.9    0
Jake Scott              2     20   10.0    0
Bruce Bannon            1     10   10.0    0
Larry Seiple            1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Jake Scott             22    266   12.1   16    0
Charlie Leigh           9     64    7.1    2    0
Dick Anderson           6     52    8.7    0    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Larry Seiple 48 2,031 42.3 0 0 0 0 0 42.3 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Garo Yepremian 5/5 8/10 6/9 5/9 1/4 25/37 38/38 113 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Dick Anderson 8 163 2 Larry Ball 1 2 0 Tim Foley 2 22 0 Curtis Johnson 2 19 0 Mike Kolen 2 54 0 Jake Scott 4 71 0 Henry Stuckey 1 4 0 Doug Swift 1 0 0
1973 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 2 52 C Chuck Bradley 19 Oregon 3 78 OG Leon Gray 142 Jackson State 4 104 WR Bo Rather 64 Michigan 5 111 QB Don Strock 167 Virginia Tech [pick acquired from BUF] 5 130 DB Dave McCurry 2 Iowa State 6 156 OG Ed Newman 167 Duke 7 160 LB Kevin Reilly 25 Villanova [pick acquired from NE] 7 163 RB Benny Shepherd Arkansas State [pick acquired from SD via NE] 7 178 WR Willie Hatter Northern Illinois [pick acquired from CLE] 7 182 RB Tom Smith 2 Miami 8 208 DE Archie Pearmon N.E. Oklahoma 9 234 DT Karl Lorch 90 USC 10 260 DE Ron Fernandes 40 Eastern Michigan 11 286 C Chris Kete Boston College 12 312 LB Mike Mullen Tulane 13 338 RB Joe Booker Miami (Ohio) 14 364 RB Greg Boyd 6 Arizona 15 389 TE Bill Palmer St. Thomas (Mn.) 16 416 DE James Jackson Norfolk State 17 442 WR Charlie Wade 21 Tennessee State

Traded draft picks: #1 to BUF (Joe Delamielleure)


Transactions:
05-10-1973traded Otto Stowe to Cowboys for Ron Sellers and Dallas' #2 pick in the 1974 draft
08-10-1973traded Dave McCurry to Bears for Chicago's #9 pick in the 1974 draft
08-22-1973traded Jim Del Gaizo to Packers for Green Bay's #2 picks in the 1974 and 1975 drafts
08-27-1973traded Mike Kadish to Bills for Irv Goode
08-27-1973placed Chuck Bradley on injured reserve
08-27-1973placed Ed Jenkins on injured reserve
08-29-1973traded Jeff White to Saints for New Orleans' #7 pick in the 1974 draft
09-11-1973Patriots claimed Leon Gray on waivers
10-02-1973traded Hubie Ginn to Colts for Don Nottingham and Baltimore's #6 pick in the 1974 draft


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result
12/23/73    vs Cincinnati Bengals      W 34-16
12/30/73    vs Oakland Raiders         W 27-10
Super Bowl VIII
01/13/74    vs Minnesota Vikings       W 24-7


1973 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/16/73    vs San Francisco 49ers     W 21-13     1-0-0
09/23/73    at Oakland Raiders         L 7-12      1-1-0
09/30/73    vs New England Patriots    W 44-23     2-1-0
10/07/73    vs New York Jets           W 31-3      3-1-0
10/15/73    at Cleveland Browns        W 17-9      4-1-0
10/21/73    vs Buffalo Bills           W 27-6      5-1-0
10/28/73    at New England Patriots    W 30-14     6-1-0
11/04/73    at New York Jets           W 24-14     7-1-0
11/11/73    vs Baltimore Colts         W 44-0      8-1-0
11/18/73    at Buffalo Bills           W 17-0      9-1-0
11/22/73    at Dallas Cowboys          W 14-7      10-1-0
12/03/73    vs Pittsburgh Steelers     W 30-26     11-1-0
12/09/73    at Baltimore Colts         L 3-16      11-2-0
12/15/73    vs Detroit Lions           W 34-7      12-2-0

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