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Top-15 Miami Dolphins of All-Time

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PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 7: Quarterback Dan Marino #13 of the Miami Dolphins passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during a game at Three Rivers Stadium on October 7, 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Dolphins defeated the Steelers 31-7. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

15) Mark Clayton

One half of “The Marks Brothers,” Clayton was one of Dan Marino’s two favorite receivers.  Catching 550 passes for 8,643 yards and 81 TD’s, Clayton could never be left unaccounted for and was frequently double-teamed.

He led the NFL in receiving TD’s in 1984, with 18, and again in 1988, 14.


14) Mark Duper

Duper was the other half of the previously mentioned “Marks Brothers” and started 136 games as a wide receiver for the Dolphins.

Duper caught 511 passes for 8,869 yards and 59 TDs. He eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving in four different seasons, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1991.


13) Vern Den Herder

Vern started 144 games for Miami, mainly from the left defensive end position.  He was part of the No-Name Defense early in his career and registered 64.5 sacks for the Dolphins.


12) Jim Langer

From 1973 to 1978, Langer made the Pro Bowl all six seasons.  He is considered one of the best centers ever to play in the NFL.


11) Nat Moore

Nat started 124 games at wide receiver for Miami.  He was a first-team all-pro in 1977.

Moore caught 510 passes for 7,546 yards and 74 touchdowns and led the NFL with 12 receiving TD’s in 1977.


10) Dick Anderson

Dick intercepted 34 passes with 792 return yards and three touchdowns.  He also recovered 16 fumbles.

Scott was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1972, 1973, and 1974.  He was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1973, leading the league in interceptions with eight.

9) Jake Scott

Scott started at both safety positions for 81 games while with Miami.  He intercepted 35 passes and recovered eight fumbles.  He also returned punts and kickoffs, leading the league in punt return yards in 1971 with 33 for 318.


8) Larry Csonka

Csonka started all 106 games in which he appeared at the fullback position for the Dolphins.  He was a brutal ball carrier who preferred to run through would-be tacklers instead of going around them and would often drag multiple defenders for several yards after initial contact.  He rushed 1,506 times for 6,737 yards and 53 TDs.  He also caught 91 passes for 688 yards and four TDs.


7) Dwight Stephenson

With Stephenson as captain, the Dolphins offensive line gave up the least sacks in the NFL for a then-record six straight seasons, from 1982–1987.

Dwight made the Pro Bowl every year from 1983-1987, was the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 1985, and was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.


6) Jason Taylor

Taylor was selected for the Pro Bowl six times: 2000, 2002, and 2004-2007.  He is the all-time career leader in fumble recoveries for TD.  He was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2006, the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2007.


5) Zach Thomas

Zach recorded 1,041 tackles and 598 assists. He also had 19.5 sacks, 17 interceptions for 170 yards, four touchdowns, 16 forced fumbles, and seven fumble recoveries.

Zach played in seven Pro Bowls, 1999-2003, 2005, and 2006.

4) Richmond Webb

Webb started 163 games for Miami at left tackle.  He was a physical beast, standing 6’6″ and weighing 325 pounds (before 300 pounders were common).

He made the Pro Bowl his first seven years in the league, 1990-1996.

3) Larry Little

Larry started 153 games for Miami at right guard.  In a long line of Dolphin offensive linemen enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was inducted in 1993.


2) Bob Griese

Griese started 151 games at QB for the Dolphins.  He completed 1,926 passes on 3,429 attempts for 25,092 yards and 192 TD’s.  He played in eight Pro Bowls in 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, and 1978.  In 1977, he led the league in passer efficiency with a rating of 87.8.


1) Dan Marino

When he retired in 1999, he owned every significant passing record in the game.  He completed 4,967 passes out of 8,358 attempts for 61,361 yards and 420 TDs.

He was selected as the AFC’s starter in nine Pro Bowls: 1983-1987, 1991-1992, and 1994-1995.

Dan was the NFL’s MVP in 1984 when he set records with 5,084 yards and 48 TD’s.


Active players can’t be included; Paul Warfield is in the Browns top 10 and will not be listed here because of the shortness of his time with Dolphins.

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