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1971 Miami Dolphins (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-3-1 .769
Head Coach: Don Shula
Defense/LinebackersBill Arnsparger
Offensive LineMonte Clark
Defensive BacksTom Keane
Defensive LineMike Scarry
Offense/ReceiversHoward Schnellenberger
Offensive BacksCarl Taseff
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/19/1971ADenver Broncos10-10TDenver, COMile High Stadium51228
Sat8/7/1971HCincinnati Bengals10-27LMiami, FLOrange Bowl64005
Fri8/13/1971HSan Francisco 49ers17-17TMiami, FLOrange Bowl57008
Sun9/26/1971ABuffalo Bills29-14WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium45139
Sat8/21/1971AGreen Bay Packers7-10LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium46464
Sun10/3/1971HNew York Jets10-14LMiami, FLOrange Bowl70670
Sat8/28/1971HDetroit Lions28-24WMiami, FLOrange Bowl59567
Sun10/10/1971ACincinnati Bengals23-13WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium60099
Sun10/17/1971HNew England Patriots41-3WMiami, FLOrange Bowl58822
Sat9/4/1971HWashington Redskins27-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl57173
Sun10/24/1971ANew York Jets30-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium62130
Sat9/11/1971AMinnesota Vikings0-24LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47990
Sun10/31/1971ALos Angeles Rams20-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum72903
Sun11/7/1971HBuffalo Bills34-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl61016
Sun11/14/1971HPittsburgh Steelers24-21WMiami, FLOrange Bowl66435
Sun11/21/1971HBaltimore Colts17-14WMiami, FLOrange Bowl75312
Mon11/29/1971HChicago Bears34-3WMiami, FLOrange Bowl75312
Sun12/5/1971ANew England Patriots13-34LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61457
Sat12/11/1971ABaltimore Colts3-14LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Sun12/19/1971HGreen Bay Packers27-6WMiami, FLOrange Bowl76812
Sat12/25/1971AKansas City Chiefs27-24W2OTKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium45822AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/2/1972HBaltimore Colts21-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl76622AFC Championship
Sun1/16/1972HDallas Cowboys3-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium80591Super Bowl VI
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
40Dick AndersonLS6'220225Colorado1414
85Nick BuonicontiMLB5'1122031Notre Dame1414
31Terry ColeLB6'122026Indiana40
71Frank CornishRDT6'628527Grambling State102
77Doug CrusanLOT6'525325Indiana1414
39Larry CsonkaRB6'323825Syracuse1414
61Bob DeMarcoC6'324333Indiana; Dayton1414
86Vern Den HerderDE6'625123Central (Iowa)140
73Norm EvansROT6'524829Texas Christian1414
58Dale FarleyLB6'423522West Virginia40
75Manny FernandezLDT6'225025Chabot JC; Utah1414
80Marv FlemingTE6'423329Utah1413
25Tim FoleyLCB6'019423Purdue1414
33Hubie GinnRB5'1118724Florida A&M1410
12Bob GrieseQB6'119026Purdue1413
72Bob HeinzRDT-RDE-LDE6'626324San Joaquin Delta JC; Pacific1410
45Curtis JohnsonRCB6'219623Toledo1410
49Ray JonesCB6'018724Southern University20
21Jim KiickRB5'1121525Wyoming1311
57Mike KolenRLB6'222023Auburn1410
67Bob KuechenbergLOG6'225524Notre Dame1414
62Jim LangerOG6'225323South Dakota State140
15Charlie LeighRB5'1120326none140
66Larry LittleROG6'127026Bethune-Cookman1414
88Jim MandichTE6'221423Michigan111
78Wayne MassOT6'424525Clemson110
53Bob MathesonRLB6'424127Duke141
10George MiraQB5'1119029Miami (Florida)61
79Wayne MooreOT6'626526Lamar10
22Mercury MorrisRB5'1019024West Texas A&M143
26Lloyd MumphordRCB5'1118025Texas Southern144
89Karl NoonanWR6'319327Iowa140
48Bob PetrellaS6'018627Tennessee120
56Jesse PowellRLB6'321224West Texas A&M143
74John RichardsonRDT6'226026UCLA105
70Jim RileyLDE6'425226Oklahoma1313
13Jake ScottRS6'018826Georgia1414
20Larry SeipleP-TE6'021326Kentucky140
84Bill StanfillRDE6'525024Georgia1313
82Otto StoweWR6'218822Iowa State122
59Doug SwiftLLB6'322823Amherst1414
81Howard TwilleyWR5'1018328Tulsa1412
42Paul WarfieldWR6'018829Ohio State1414
1Garo YepremianK5'817227none140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Otto Stowe247WRIowa State
Dale Farley374LBWest Virginia
Joe Theismann499QBNotre Dame
Dennis Coleman6151LBMississippi
Ron Dickerson7178DBKansas State
Vern Den Herder9230DECentral (Iowa)
Ron Maree10255DTPurdue
Vic Surma11282TPenn State
Leroy Byars12307RBAlcorn State
Lonnie Hepburn13333DBTexas Southern
David Vaughn14359TEMemphis
Bob Richards15386GCalifornia
Chris Myers16410WRKenyon
Curt Mark17437LBMayville State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals81767979
Opponents Totals65234442
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals232121941765632
Opponents Totals214931111062569
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Garo Yepremian03333100.0284070.00117
Paul Warfield110000066
Larry Csonka80000048
Howard Twilley40000024
Jim Kiick30000018
Marv Fleming20000012
Mercury Morris20000012
Curtis Johnson1000006
Jim Mandich1000006
Otto Stowe1000006
Team Totals333333100.0284070.00315
Opponents Totals212121100.092142.90174
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Garo Yepremian284070.07/78/86/117/120/2
Team Totals284070.07/78/86/117/120/2
Opponents Totals92142.95/51/42/20/61/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Csonka19510515.4287
Jim Kiick1627384.6343
Mercury Morris573155.5511
Paul Warfield911512.8390
Hubie Ginn22974.4460
Bob Griese26823.2210
Charlie Leigh5153.070
Larry Seiple11414.0140
Terry Cole3113.740
George Mira6-9-1.530
Team Totals48624295.05111
Opponents Totals40316614.14610
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Griese26314555.110920897.914.486t197.293.423248184190.9
George Mira301136.7181595.314.54313.313.321714251.9
Team Totals29315653.212722487.714.486t206.8103.425265198387.0
Opponents Totals36320656.714022936.311.151102.8174.734293200065.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Warfield4399623.286t11
Jim Kiick403388.5270
Howard Twilley2334915.2414
Marv Fleming1313710.5232
Larry Csonka131138.7251
Karl Noonan1018018.0430
Otto Stowe56813.6211
Mercury Morris5163.2110
Jim Mandich3196.310t1
Larry Seiple13232.0320
Team Totals156224814.486t20
Opponents Totals206229311.15110
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jake Scott7344.9210
Tim Foley4143.5180
Curtis Johnson23417.0340
Dick Anderson23316.5330
Nick Buoniconti11616.0160
Doug Swift11212.0120
Team Totals171438.4340
Opponents Totals1016616.653t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Larry Seiple52208740.1731106
Team Totals52208740.1731106
Opponents Totals72293040.7580432
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jake Scott33183189.6310
Dick Anderson8311414.3470
Team Totals412143210.5470
Opponents Totals26141064.1290
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mercury Morris1542328.294t1
Hubie Ginn1025225.2350
Charlie Leigh49924.8310
Bob Matheson33210.7160
Team Totals3280625.294t1
Opponents Totals59118020.0350
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dick Anderson1044160
Nick Buoniconti100000
Manny Fernandez0001100
Hubie Ginn200000
Bob Griese9606-370
Curtis Johnson0001120
Jim Kiick100000
Jim Langer0001100
Charlie Leigh0001100
Larry Little0010100
Bob Matheson0001100
George Mira100000
Mercury Morris100000
Jim Riley0002280
Jake Scott320200
Bill Stanfill0003350
Paul Warfield300000
Team Totals221391423-60
Opponents Totals38142213350
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