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1972 Miami Dolphins (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Eastern Division 14-0-0 1.000
Head Coach: Don Shula
Defense/LinebackersBill Arnsparger
Offensive LineMonte Clark
Defensive BacksTom Keane
Defensive LineMike Scarry
Offense/ReceiversHoward Schnellenberger
Offensive BacksCarl Taseff
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972ADetroit Lions23-31LDetroit, MITiger Stadium53194
Sat8/12/1972HGreen Bay Packers13-14LMiami, FLOrange Bowl75332
Sat8/19/1972ACincinnati Bengals35-17WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55808
Fri8/25/1972HAtlanta Falcons24-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl75372
Thu8/31/1972AWashington Redskins24-27LWashington, DCRFK Stadium52098
Sun9/10/1972HMinnesota Vikings21-19WMiami, FLOrange Bowl74298
Sun9/17/1972AKansas City Chiefs20-10WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79829
Sun9/24/1972HHouston Oilers34-13WMiami, FLOrange Bowl77821
Sun10/1/1972AMinnesota Vikings16-14WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sun10/8/1972ANew York Jets27-17WNew York, NYShea Stadium63841
Sun10/15/1972HSan Diego Chargers24-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Sun10/22/1972HBuffalo Bills24-23WMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Sun10/29/1972ABaltimore Colts23-0WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60000
Sun11/5/1972ABuffalo Bills30-16WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium46206
Sun11/12/1972HNew England Patriots52-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Sun11/19/1972HNew York Jets28-24WMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Mon11/27/1972HSt. Louis Cardinals31-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Sun12/3/1972ANew England Patriots37-21WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun12/10/1972ANew York Giants23-13WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62728
Sat12/16/1972HBaltimore Colts16-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Sun12/24/1972HCleveland Browns20-14WMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/31/1972APittsburgh Steelers21-17WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350AFC Championship
Sun1/14/1973AWashington Redskins14-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum90192Super Bowl VII
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 AndersonRS-P6'220226Colorado1413
49Charlie BabbDB6'019022Memphis140
51Larry BallLB6'623523Louisville100
86Marlin BriscoeWR5'1017827Nebraska-Omaha103
86Nick BuonicontiMLB5'1122032Notre Dame1414
77Doug CrusanLOT6'525326Indiana1110
39Larry CsonkaFB6'323826Syracuse1414
11Jim Del GaizoQB6'119825Syracuse; Tampa40
83Vern Den HerderLDE6'625124Central (Iowa)1414
78Jim DunawayRDT6'427831Mississippi66
73Norm EvansROT6'524830Texas Christian1414
75Manny FernandezLDT6'225026Chabot JC; Utah1414
80Marv FlemingTE6'423330Utah1414
25Tim FoleyLCB6'019424Purdue1413
32Hubie GinnRB5'1118725Florida A&M140
12Bob GrieseQB6'119027Purdue65
84Bob HeinzRDT6'626325San Joaquin Delta JC; Pacific118
43Mike HowellS6'118929Grambling State10
60Al JenkinsOT6'224526Southern Illinois; Tulsa140
28Ed JenkinsWR6'221022Holy Cross30
45Curtis JohnsonRCB6'219624Toledo1414
21Jim KiickRB5'1121526Wyoming143
54Howard KindigC6'626031Moberly JC; Los Angeles State140
57Mike KolenRLB6'222024Auburn1313
67Bob KuechenbergLOG6'225525Notre Dame1414
62Jim LangerC6'225324South Dakota State1414
23Charlie LeighRB5'1120327none140
66Larry LittleROG6'127027Bethune-Cookman1414
7Billy LothridgeP6'119430Georgia Tech20
88Jim MandichTE6'221424Michigan140
53Bob MathesonRLB6'424128Duke141
65Maulty MooreDT6'526526Bethune-Cookman140
79Wayne MooreLOT6'626527Lamar95
15Earl MorrallQB6'220538Michigan State149
22Mercury MorrisRB5'1019025West Texas A&M1411
26Lloyd MumphordCB5'1118026Texas Southern140
56Jesse PowellLB6'321225West Texas A&M140
13Jake ScottLS6'018827Georgia1413
20Larry SeipleP-TE6'021327Kentucky110
84Bill StanfillRDE6'525025Georgia1414
82Otto StoweWR6'218823Iowa State93
59Doug SwiftLLB6'322824Amherst1414
81Howard TwilleyWR5'1018329Tulsa1311
42Paul WarfieldWR6'018830Ohio State1211
1Garo YepremianK5'817228none140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Kadish125DTNotre Dame
Gary Kosins377RBDayton
Larry Ball491DELouisvillefrom SD
Al Benton4103TOhio University
Charlie Babb5129DBMemphis
Ray Nettles6155LBTennessee
Bill Adams7161GHoly Crossfrom DEN
Calvin Harrell7180RBArkansas State
Craig Curry8207QBMinnesota
Greg Johnson9233DBWisconsin
Ed Jenkins11285WRHoly Cross
Ashley Bell12311TEPurdue
Archy Robinson13337DBHillsdale
Willie Lee Jones14362LBTampa
Bill Davis15389DTWilliam & Mary
Al Hannah16415WRWisconsin
Vern Brown17441DBWestern Michigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals941089885
Opponents Totals36472959
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals291170102198217546.968714
Opponents Totals1867696145917234.370659
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Garo Yepremian0434595.6243764.90115
Mercury Morris120000072
Larry Csonka60000036
Jim Kiick60000036
Marlin Briscoe40000024
Jim Mandich30000018
Howard Twilley30000018
Paul Warfield30000018
Otto Stowe20000012
Dick Anderson1000006
Marv Fleming1000006
Hubie Ginn1000006
Bob Griese1000006
Earl Morrall1000006
Lloyd Mumphord1000006
Team Totals45434595.6243764.90385
Opponents Totals21182185.791947.40171
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Garo Yepremian243764.97/73/37/84/113/8
Team Totals243764.97/73/37/84/113/8
Opponents Totals91947.43/32/43/31/40/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Csonka21311175.2456
Mercury Morris19010005.33312
Jim Kiick1375213.8265
Hubie Ginn271425.3221
Charlie Leigh21793.8100
Earl Morrall17673.931t1
Paul Warfield4235.8210
Bob Griese3113.751
Jim Del Gaizo100.000
Team Totals61329604.84526
Opponents Totals38915484.0408
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Earl Morrall1508355.36013609.116.449117.374.714114124691.0
Bob Griese975354.6406386.612.03944.144.174559371.6
Jim Del Gaizo9555.6316518.333.051t222.2111.100165100.5
Marlin Briscoe33100.007224.024.02600.000.00072118.8
Team Totals25914455.610322358.615.551t176.6124.621159207686.9
Opponents Totals34817851.114420295.811.482t102.9267.533280174947.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Warfield2960620.9473
Jim Kiick211477.0151
Howard Twilley2036418.2443
Marlin Briscoe1627917.451t4
Mercury Morris1516811.2340
Otto Stowe1327621.2492
Marv Fleming1315612.0311
Jim Mandich1116815.3393
Larry Csonka5489.6140
Hubie Ginn12323.0230
Team Totals144223515.551t17
Opponents Totals178202911.482t10
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jake Scott57314.6310
Lloyd Mumphord45012.528t1
Dick Anderson33411.3220
Tim Foley3258.3150
Curtis Johnson3206.7130
Doug Swift351.740
Nick Buoniconti2178.5100
Charlie Babb12424.0240
Vern Den Herder12424.0240
Mike Kolen11414.0140
Team Totals2628611.0311
Opponents Totals1224920.8432
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Larry Seiple36143739.9540
Billy Lothridge415037.5420
Dick Anderson414736.8450
Team Totals44173439.454067
Opponents Totals68279441.1672329
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Leigh2252109.6270
Jake Scott1331007.7150
Dick Anderson53193.8170
Team Totals40113298.2270
Opponents Totals1711673.9130
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mercury Morris1433423.9330
Charlie Leigh615325.5450
Bob Matheson23417.0170
Hubie Ginn12525.0250
Marlin Briscoe100.000
Team Totals2454622.8450
Opponents Totals56128322.9390
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dick Anderson1055351
Larry Ball0001100
Larry Csonka200000
Jim Del Gaizo100000
Vern Den Herder0001180
Manny Fernandez0002200
Marv Fleming0010100
Hubie Ginn101100
Bob Heinz0001100
Jim Kiick300000
Bob Kuechenberg0010100
Charlie Leigh421300
Jim Mandich0011200
Wayne Moore0001100
Earl Morrall3101-90
Mercury Morris810100
Jake Scott1022200
Bill Stanfill0002200
Otto Stowe0010100
Doug Swift0001100
Howard Twilley0001100
Paul Warfield110100
Team Totals251692029541
Opponents Totals32201016261
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