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Est. 1966


Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino passes the football.

Dan Marino - QB - 61,361 Passing Yards

AP via Tom DiPace

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The 1972 Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to record a perfect season. To this day, no other team has remained undefeated in both the regular season and playoffs in a single season.

Team History

  • Founded in 1966, the Dolphins became the ninth expansion team of the American Football League (AFL). 
  • The Dolphins joined the NFL in 1970 when the AFL and NFL merged. 
  • The Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins, 14-7, in Super Bowl VII to cap off their 17-0 perfect season. 
  • The following season, the Dolphins became back-to-back champions when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7, in Super Bowl VIII. 
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Don Shula led the Dolphins for 26 seasons, including a perfect season in 1972.

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 59 (1966-2024) 
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Don Shula (257-133-2) 
  • Super Bowl Titles: 2 
  • Record going into 2024 season: (W-L-T) 496-399-4  
  • Playoff Record: 20-23 
  • Most Career Yards Rushing: Larry Csonka, 6,737 (1968-74, 1979) 
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Dan Marino, 61,361 (1983-99) 
  • Most Career Receptions: Mark Clayton, 550 (1983-92) 
  • Most Career Sacks: Jason Taylor, 131 (1997-2007, 2009, 2011)
  • Most Career Interceptions: Jake Scott, 35 (1970-75) 
  • Most Career Points: Olindo Mare, 1,048 (1997-2006) 
  • Current Team Owner: Stephen M. Ross   

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