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1966 Miami Dolphins (AFL) 4th place Eastern Division 3-11-0 .214
Head Coach: George Wilson
Defensive LineLes Bingaman
Defensive LineLes Bingaman
Offensive LineErnie Hefferle
Offensive LineErnie Hefferle
Offensive BacksJohn Idzik
Offensive BacksJohn Idzik
Defensive BacksTom Keane
Defensive BacksTom Keane
LinebackersBob Pellegrini
LinebackersBob Pellegrini
Receivers/PlacekickersBobby Walston
Receivers/PlacekickersBobby Walston
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1966ASan Diego Chargers10-38LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium25712
Fri8/12/1966HKansas City Chiefs0-33LMiami, FLOrange Bowl36366
Sat8/20/1966HNew York Jets14-31LJacksonville, FLGator Bowl11000
Wed8/24/1966NDenver Broncos16-28LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl18442
Fri9/2/1966HOakland Raiders14-23LMiami, FLOrange Bowl26767
Fri9/9/1966HNew York Jets14-19LMiami, FLOrange Bowl35402
Sun9/18/1966ABuffalo Bills24-58LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium37546
Sun10/2/1966ASan Diego Chargers10-44LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium26444
Sun10/9/1966AOakland Raiders10-21LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum30787
Sun10/16/1966HDenver Broncos24-7WMiami, FLOrange Bowl23393
Sun10/23/1966AHouston Oilers20-13WHouston, TXRice Stadium23173
Sun11/6/1966HBuffalo Bills0-29LMiami, FLOrange Bowl37177
Sun11/13/1966AKansas City Chiefs16-34LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium34063
Sun11/20/1966ANew York Jets13-30LNew York, NYShea Stadium58664
Sun11/27/1966HBoston Patriots14-20LMiami, FLOrange Bowl22754
Sun12/4/1966ADenver Broncos7-17LDenver, COBears Stadium32592
Sun12/11/1966HKansas City Chiefs18-19LMiami, FLOrange Bowl17881
Sun12/18/1966HHouston Oilers29-28WMiami, FLOrange Bowl20045
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
32Joe AuerHB6-120725Miami (Florida); Georgia Tech1414
86Mel BranchDE6-223129Louisiana State14
56Bob BruggersLB6-123022Minnesota14
72Whit CanaleDE6-324525Tennessee3
35Rick CasaresFB6-222635Florida6
28George ChesserFB6-222024Mississippi; Delta State14
80Ed CookeLDE6-424831Maryland1413
90Bill CroninTE6-422523Boston College14
79Al DotsonDT-OT6-425823Grambling State9
50Frank EmanuelMLB6-322524Tennessee1411
53Tom ErlandsonLLB6-322926Washington State1414
73Norm EvansROT6-524824Texas Christian1414
84Earl FaisonDE6-526327Indiana6
2Cookie GilchristFB6-324931none85
58Tom GoodeC6-324428Mississippi State1413
65Jim HigginsOG6-125524Xavier (Ohio)7
85Johnny HolmesDT-DE6-225423Florida A&M3
52Mike HudockC6-124532Miami (Florida)14
24Billy HunterFL6-118324Syracuse4
26Frank JacksonSE6-118727Southern Methodist107
44Pete JaquessRS6-018226Eastern New Mexico149
33Billy JoeFB6-224326Villanova147
83Dave KocourekTE6-523729Wisconsin1414
23Wes MathewsFL5-916023Oklahoma State; Northeastern State4
54Wahoo McDanielRLB6-023528Oklahoma128
47John McGeeverRS6-119527Auburn12
21Gene MingoK-FL6-119928none14
35Stan MitchellLB6-222022Tennessee2
82Doug MoreauSE6-220721Louisiana State3
43Bobby NeffDB6-018222Stephen F. Austin State14
63Billy NeighborsROG5-1124426Alabama1410
76Tom NominaLDT6-525725Miami (Ohio)1111
89Karl NoonanSE6-319322Iowa147
11Rick NortonQB6-119223Kentucky7
61Ernie ParkLOG6-324726McMurry1411
48Bob PetrellaDB6-018622Tennessee3
30Sam PriceHB5-1121523Illinois14
75Ken RiceROG6-224327Auburn14
40Bo RobersonFL6-119231Cornell118
87John RoderickFL-SE6-118022Southern Methodist64
55Jack RudolphLB6-322828Georgia Tech114
15John StofaQB6-321024Buffalo7
59Jack ThorntonLB6-122822Auburn6
88LaVerne TorczonRDE6-224330Nebraska1413
81Howard TwilleySE5-1018323Tulsa6
46Hal WantlandDB6-019522Tennessee2
49Jimmy WarrenLCB5-1017827Illinois1414
22Willie WestLS5-1018828Oregon1414
25Dick WestmorelandRCB6-119125North Carolina A&T State1414
78Maxie WilliamsLOT6-424726Southeastern Louisiana1414
10George WilsonQB-P6-118523Notre Dame; Xavier (Ohio)147
18Dick WoodQB6-520230Auburn144
77Rich ZecherRDT6-224023Contra Costa JC; Utah State149
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jim Grabowski11FBIllinois
John Roderick11ESouthern Methodist
Rick Norton12QBKentucky
Frank Emanuel29LBTennessee
Danny Fulford210EAuburn
Larry Gagner318OGFlorida
Jack Clancy319EMichigan
Dick Leftridge426FBWest Virginia
Jim Mankins428FBFlorida State
Grady Bolton534TMississippi State
Fritz Greenlee537EArizona
Ed Weisacosky642LBMiami (Florida)
Bill Darnall646DBNorth Carolina
Don Hansen751LBIllinois
Don Williams755DTWofford
Jon Brittenum864QBArkansas
Bob Petrella864HBTennessee
Craig Baynham973EGeorgia Tech
Bill Matan974DEKansas State
Randy Winkler1082TTarleton State
Pat Killorin1083CSyracuse
Kai Anderson1191CIllinois
Sam Price1191HBIllinois
Howard Twilley12100ETulsa
Kent Kramer13110EMinnesota
Phil Scoggins14119KTexas A&M
Jerry Oliver15128TTexas State
Don Lorenz16137DEStephen F. Austin State
Mike Bender17146OGArkansas
Rick Kestner18155EKentucky
Doug Moreau19164E-KLouisiana State
John Tooker20173DBAdams State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals39642486
Opponents Totals641318384
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals200751032273660
Opponents Totals237831401479852
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Joe Auer9000000054
Gene Mingo02323100.000102245.5053
Frank Jackson2000000012
Dave Kocourek2000000012
Bo Roberson2000000012
Billy Joe100110008
Rick Casares100000006
Bill Cronin100000006
Tom Erlandson100000006
Cookie Gilchrist100000006
Pete Jaquess100000006
Karl Noonan100000006
John Roderick100000006
Jimmy Warren100000006
Dick Westmoreland100000006
Dick Wood100000006
George Wilson000120002
Team Totals262323100.023102245.50213
Opponents Totals44384290.512183650.02362
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gene Mingo102245.50/45/72/33/70/1
Team Totals102245.50/45/72/33/70/1
Opponents Totals183650.03/47/124/783/91/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Auer1214163.4414
Cookie Gilchrist722623.6220
Billy Joe712323.3140
George Wilson271375.1370
Rick Casares431353.1100
Sam Price311073.5140
George Chesser16744.6190
Frank Jackson22211.0240
John Stofa3175.7140
Dick Wood561.27t1
Rick Norton320.730
Team Totals39414103.6415
Opponents Totals41615103.65015
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dick Wood2308336.11339934.312.07141.7146.12020778630.6
George Wilson1124641.1567646.816.680t54.5108.9117768742.4
John Stofa572950.9264257.514.748t47.023.532939684.3
Rick Norton552138.2281923.59.143t35.5610.921317927.0
Team Totals45417939.424323745.213.380t163.5327.036326204839.1
Opponents Totals42519846.619632817.716.689t255.9317.316180310162.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Kocourek2732011.943t2
Bo Roberson2651920.080t2
Joe Auer2226312.027t4
Karl Noonan1722413.2351
Frank Jackson1631719.848t2
Billy Joe131168.967t1
Cookie Gilchrist131108.5221
John Roderick1115614.2641
Howard Twilley1012812.8200
Rick Casares8455.6201
Bill Cronin78311.9251
Gene Mingo34013.3210
Doug Moreau2157.590
Sam Price2147.090
Wes Mathews12020.0200
George Chesser144.040
Team Totals179237413.380t16
Opponents Totals198328116.689t25
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie West8627.8310
Jimmy Warren519839.670t1
Dick Westmoreland410426.0421
Tom Erlandson33110.326t1
Pete Jaquess3279.027t1
Wahoo McDaniel22010.0200
John McGeever2157.5150
Earl Faison12626.0260
Bobby Neff12222.0220
Frank Emanuel11414.0140
Jack Rudolph133.030
Team Totals3152216.870t4
Opponents Totals3237011.660t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
George Wilson42177242.2630
Wahoo McDaniel32122238.2541
George Chesser723333.3390
Team Totals82322739.4631412
Opponents Totals64280943.9700204
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Neff10606.0150
Joe Auer59919.8560
Wes Mathews4389.5190
Frank Jackson273.570
Team Totals212049.7560
Opponents Totals4041210.372t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Neff1537625.1900
Joe Auer2869824.995t1
Wes Mathews510921.8290
Billy Hunter58416.8290
Pete Jaquess57715.4230
Frank Jackson410526.3340
John Roderick11717.0170
Mel Branch11515.0150
Bob Bruggers133.030
Karl Noonan02323L0
Team Totals65150723.295t1
Opponents Totals4693920.496t1
Team Totals16.0180.0Opponents Totals36.0326.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Joe Auer70
Earl Faison10
Cookie Gilchrist10
Billy Hunter10000
Pete Jaquess20
Billy Joe30
Wes Mathews10
Bobby Neff30
Rick Norton30
John Stofa10
Jimmy Warren10
Dick Wood20
Team Totals29101915340
Opponents Totals2551010201
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