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1974 Miami Dolphins: 11-3-0
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Home record: 7-0-0 (182 points scored, 92 allowed) Road record: 4-3-0 (145 points scored, 124 allowed) Head Coach: Don Shula 327 points scored (3rd of 26 teams), 216 points allowed (6th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 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: 171 283 2,084 (16) 6.64 18 18 570 2,191 ( 4) 3.8 25 4,275 (11) 31 Defense: 200 372 2,182 (16) 5.41 14 16 404 1,624 ( 7) 4.0 7 3,806 ( 8) 33


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 1 Garo Yepremian K 14 5'8 175 30 7 None 10 Don Strock QB 1 6'5 216 23 1 Virginia Tech 12 Bob Griese QB 13 6'1 190 29 8 Purdue 13 Jake Scott DB 14 6'0 188 29 5 Georgia 15 Earl Morrall QB 14 6'1 210 40 19 Michigan State 20 Larry Seiple P 14 6'0 214 29 8 Kentucky 21 Jim Kiick RB 14 5'11 214 28 7 Wyoming 22 Mercury Morris RB 5 5'10 192 27 6 West Texas State 23 Charlie Leigh RB 1 5'11 206 29 6 None 25 Tim Foley DB 13 6'0 194 26 5 Purdue 26 Lloyd Mumphord DB 13 5'11 176 27 6 Texas Southern 32 Benny Malone RB 13 5'10 193 22 R Arizona State 33 Hubert Ginn RB 9 5'11 185 27 5 Florida A&M 36 Don Nottingham RB 14 5'10 210 25 4 Kent State 39 Larry Csonka RB 12 6'3 237 27 7 Syracuse 40 Dick Anderson DB 14 6'2 196 28 7 Colorado 41 Jeris White DB 14 5'11 180 22 R Hawaii 42 Paul Warfield WR 9 6'0 188 31 11 Ohio State 45 Curtis Johnson DB 13 6'2 196 26 5 Toledo 48 Henry Stuckey DB 14 6'1 180 24 3 Missouri 49 Charlie Babb DB 14 6'0 190 24 3 Memphis 51 Larry Ball LB 14 6'6 235 25 3 Louisville 53 Bob Matheson LB 14 6'4 235 29 8 Duke 55 Irv Goode OG 14 6'4 262 34 12 Kentucky 57 Mike Kolen LB 14 6'2 222 26 5 Auburn 58 Bruce Bannon LB 14 6'3 225 23 2 Penn State 59 Doug Swift LB 8 6'3 226 26 5 Amherst 60 Tom Wickert OT 13 6'4 246 22 R Washington State 62 Jim Langer C 14 6'2 253 26 5 South Dakota State 64 Ed Newman OG 14 6'2 245 23 2 Duke 65 Maulty Moore DT 14 6'2 265 28 3 Bethune-Cookman 66 Larry Little OG 14 6'1 265 28 8 Bethune-Cookman 67 Bob Kuechenberg OG 14 6'3 252 27 5 Notre Dame 70 Tom Funchess OT 8 6'5 270 30 7 Jackson State 72 Bob Heinz DT 14 6'6 265 27 6 Pacific 73 Norm Evans OT 14 6'5 250 32 10 Texas Christian 74 Randy Crowder DT 12 6'2 236 21 R Penn State 75 Manny Fernandez DT 12 6'2 250 28 7 Utah 76 Don Reese DE 13 6'6 255 23 R Jackson State 77 Doug Crusan OT 1 6'5 250 28 7 Indiana 79 Wayne Moore OT 3 6'6 265 29 5 Lamar 80 Marv Fleming TE 14 6'4 230 32 12 Utah 81 Howard Twilley WR 13 5'10 185 30 9 Tulsa 82 Melvin Baker WR 9 6'0 192 24 R Texas Southern 83 Vern Den Herder DE 14 6'6 252 25 4 Central College (IA) 84 Bill Stanfill DE 14 6'5 252 27 6 Georgia 85 Nick Buoniconti LB 13 5'11 220 33 13 Notre Dame 86 Marlin Briscoe WR 4 5'10 175 29 7 Nebraska-Omaha 88 Jim Mandich TE 14 6'3 224 26 5 Michigan 89 Nat Moore WR 13 5'9 180 23 R Florida
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Bob Griese 253 152 60.1 1,968 7.78 12.9 16 6.3 15 5.9 27 202 80.9 Earl Morrall 27 17 63.0 301 11.15 17.7 2 7.4 3 11.1 3 16 86.1 Nat Moore 1 1 100.0 31 31.00 31.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 118.8 Jim Kiick 1 1 100.0 13 13.00 13.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 11 118.8 Marlin Briscoe 1 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 39.6
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Nat Moore              37    605   16.4    2
Jim Mandich            33    374   11.3    6
Paul Warfield          27    536   19.9    2
Howard Twilley         24    256   10.7    2
Jim Kiick              18    155    8.6    1
Marlin Briscoe         11    132   12.0    1
Larry Csonka            7     35    5.0    0
Melvin Baker            4    121   30.2    2
Don Nottingham          3     40   13.3    0
Mercury Morris          2     27   13.5    1
Benny Malone            2     26   13.0    0
Hubert Ginn             2      3    1.5    0
Marv Fleming            1      3    3.0    1
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Larry Csonka          197    749    3.8    9
Benny Malone          117    479    4.1    3
Jim Kiick              86    274    3.2    1
Don Nottingham         66    273    4.1    8
Mercury Morris         56    214    3.8    1
Hubert Ginn            26     99    3.8    2
Bob Griese             16     66    4.1    1
Marlin Briscoe          1     17   17.0    0
Nat Moore               3     16    5.3    0
Earl Morrall            1     11   11.0    0
Don Strock              1     -7   -7.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Nat Moore              22    587   26.7    0
Hubert Ginn            12    235   19.6    0
Benny Malone            6    159   26.5    0
Bob Matheson            5     65   13.0    0
Charlie Leigh           2     50   25.0    0
Melvin Baker            1     22   22.0    0
Charlie Babb            1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Jake Scott             31    346   11.2    3    0
Nat Moore               9    136   15.1    0    0
Dick Anderson           3      9    3.0    0    0
Charlie Babb            2     29   14.5    0    0
Henry Stuckey           1      0    0.0    0    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Larry Seiple 65 2,511 38.6 0 0 0 0 0 38.6 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Garo Yepremian 0/1 4/5 2/3 2/4 0/2 8/15 43/43 67 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Dick Anderson 1 3 0 Nick Buoniconti 2 29 0 Tim Foley 2 -2 0 Mike Kolen 1 3 0 Bob Matheson 1 10 0 Jake Scott 8 75 0 Henry Stuckey 1 21 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 26 DE Don Reese 88 Jackson State 2 38 TE Andre Tillman 58 Texas Tech [pick acquired from GB] 2 47 RB Benny Malone 82 Arizona State [pick acquired from DAL] 2 52 DB Jeris White 129 Hawaii 3 78 WR Nat Moore 183 Florida 4 104 DT Bill Stevenson Drake 5 130 LB Cleveland Vann Oklahoma State 6 136 DE Randy Crowder 71 Penn State [pick acquired from BAL] 6 156 OT Bob Wolfe Nebraska 7 164 WR Carl Swierc Rice [pick acquired from NO] 7 182 OG Joe Sullivan Boston College 8 208 WR Melvin Baker 21 Texas Southern 9 212 OG Tom Wickert 27 Washington State [pick acquired from CHI] 9 234 LB Bob Lally 2 Cornell 10 260 QB Gary Valbuena Tennessee 11 286 DE Gerry Roberts UCLA 12 312 DB Jim Revels Florida 13 338 RB Clayton Heath 8 Wake Forest 14 364 LB Sam Johnson Arizona State 15 390 DB Larry Cates Western Michigan 16 416 DT Jessie Wolf Prairie View 17 442 DB Ken Dickerson Tuskegee

Traded draft picks: none


Transactions:
01-25-1974traded Joe Theismann to Redskins for Washington's #1 pick in the 1976 draft
08-07-1974traded Larry Woods to Jets for the Jets' #6 pick in the 1975 draft
08-09-1974traded Charley Wade to Bears for Chicago's #10 pick in the 1975 draft
08-17-1974traded Ed Jenkins to Giants for the Giants' #14 pick in the 1975 draft
08-21-1974traded Howard Kindig to Redskins for Washington's #10 pick in the 1975 draft
08-28-1974traded Miami's #6 pick in the 1975 draft to Jets for John Mooring
09-09-1974traded Bo Rather to Bears for Chicago's #3 pick in the 1977 draft


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

Date        Opponent                   Result
12/21/74    at Oakland Raiders         L 26-28


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    at New England Patriots    L 24-34     0-1-0
09/22/74    at Buffalo Bills           W 24-16     1-1-0
09/29/74    at San Diego Chargers      W 28-21     2-1-0
10/07/74    vs New York Jets           W 21-17     3-1-0
10/13/74    at Washington Redskins     L 17-20     3-2-0
10/20/74    vs Kansas City Chiefs      W 9-3       4-2-0
10/27/74    vs Baltimore Colts         W 17-7      5-2-0
11/03/74    vs Atlanta Falcons         W 42-7      6-2-0
11/10/74    at New Orleans Saints      W 21-0      7-2-0
11/17/74    vs Buffalo Bills           W 35-28     8-2-0
11/24/74    at New York Jets           L 14-17     8-3-0
12/02/74    vs Cincinnati Bengals      W 24-3      9-3-0
12/08/74    at Baltimore Colts         W 17-16     10-3-0
12/15/74    vs New England Patriots    W 34-27     11-3-0

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