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1976 Miami Dolphins (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: Don Shula
LinebackersDon Doll
Defensive BacksTom Keane
Offensive LineJohn Sandusky
Defensive LineMike Scarry
Quarterbacks/Receivers/Offensive GameHoward Schnellenberger
Offensive BacksCarl Taseff
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/31/1976HMinnesota Vikings16-3WMiami, FLOrange Bowl39939
Mon9/13/1976ABuffalo Bills30-21WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77683
Sun9/19/1976ANew England Patriots14-30LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium41879
Sun8/8/1976ADetroit Lions30-21WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome53036
Sun9/26/1976HNew York Jets16-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl49754
Sat8/14/1976HPhiladelphia Eagles24-16WMiami, FLOrange Bowl51869
Sat8/21/1976ATampa Bay Buccaneers28-21WTampa, FLTampa Stadium67466
Sun10/3/1976HLos Angeles Rams28-31LMiami, FLOrange Bowl60753
Sun10/10/1976ABaltimore Colts14-28LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium58832
Sat8/28/1976AHouston Oilers10-6WHouston, TXAstrodome43146
Sun10/17/1976HKansas City Chiefs17-20LOTMiami, FLOrange Bowl43325
Sat9/4/1976ANew Orleans Saints20-7WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome63383
Sun10/24/1976ATampa Bay Buccaneers23-20WTampa, FLTampa Stadium59115
Sun10/31/1976HNew England Patriots10-3WMiami, FLOrange Bowl52863
Sun11/7/1976ANew York Jets27-7WNew York, NYShea Stadium53344
Sun11/14/1976APittsburgh Steelers3-14LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48945
Mon11/22/1976HBaltimore Colts16-17LMiami, FLOrange Bowl62104
Sun11/28/1976ACleveland Browns13-17LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium74715
Sun12/5/1976HBuffalo Bills45-27WMiami, FLOrange Bowl43475
Sat12/11/1976HMinnesota Vikings7-29LMiami, FLOrange Bowl45583
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 AndersonSS-FS6'220230Colorado90
70John AndrewsRDE-LDE6'625025Morgan State144
49Charlie BabbSS6'019026Memphis1414
47Ted BachmanRCB6'019024Porterville JC; New Mexico State80
31Norm BulaichRB6'121730Texas Christian116
85Nick BuonicontiMLB-LILB5'1122036Notre Dame114
71Darryl CarltonROT6'626023Tampa148
51Rusty ChambersLOLB-ROLB6'121823Tulane100
74Randy CrowderLDT-NT6'225224Penn State1414
27Gary DavisRB5'1020022Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)141
83Vern Den HerderLDE6'625128Central (Iowa)1414
51Mike DenneryLB6'022426Southern Mississippi30
78Tom DrougasROT-LOT6'425727Oregon142
48Ken EllisRCB5'1119029Southern University125
25Tim FoleyRCB-LCB6'019428Purdue22
50Larry GordonLLB-LOLB6'423022Arizona State1414
12Bob GrieseQB6'119031Purdue1313
26Duriel HarrisWR5'1117622New Mexico State122
35Clayton HeathRB5'1119525Nassau JC; Wake Forest60
72Bob HeinzRDT-NT6'626329San Joaquin Delta JC; Pacific145
44Barry HillFS6'318523Iowa State66
82Ike HillWR5'1018529Catawba20
43Mike HolmesWR6'219526Texas Southern30
45Curtis JohnsonRCB6'219628Toledo139
67Bob KuechenbergLOG6'225529Notre Dame1010
62Jim LangerC6'225328South Dakota State1414
66Larry LittleROG-ROT6'127031Bethune-Cookman1414
32Benny MaloneHB5'1019324Arizona State1412
88Jim MandichTE6'221428Michigan143
53Bob MathesonRLB-ROLB6'424132Duke1311
80Loaird McCrearyTE6'522723Tennessee State140
68Mel MitchellOG6'226023Tennessee State120
89Nat MooreWR5'918825Tennessee-Martin; Miami-Dade JC; Florida99
79Wayne MooreLOT6'626531Lamar1414
15Earl MorrallQB6'220542Michigan State140
64Ed NewmanROG-LOG6'224025Duke148
36Don NottinghamRB5'1021027Kent State148
82Morris OwensWR6'019223Arizona State20
60Don ReeseRDT-RDE6'625525Jackson State149
30Bryant SalterFS6'419626Pittsburgh126
20Larry SeipleP6'021331Kentucky140
51Andy SelfridgeLB6'322027Virginia10
86Freddie SolomonWR5'1118523Tampa108
84Bill StanfillDE6'525029Georgia147
10Don StrockQB6'523026Virginia Tech41
87Andre TillmanTE6'523024Texas Tech1414
56Steve TowleMLB-RLB-RILB6'223023Kansas1414
81Howard TwilleyWR5'1018333Tulsa86
41Jeris WhiteLCB5'1118024Hawaii1414
33Stan WinfreyRB5'1122323Arkansas State140
1Garo YepremianK5'817232none140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Larry Gordon117LBArizona Statefrom WAS
Kim Bokamper119LBSan Jose State
Loaird McCreary249TETennessee State
Duriel Harris380WRNew Mexico State
Mel Mitchell498GTennessee Statefrom NYJ/CHIB
Gary Davis6174RBCal Poly (San Luis Obispo)
Joe Ingersoll7185GNevada-Las Vegasfrom NO
Johnny Owens7200DETennessee State
Bob Simpson8230TColorado
Norris Thomas9257DBSouthern Mississippi
Gary Fencik10281DBYalefrom WAS
Don Testerman10282RBClemson
Dexter Pride11312RBMinnesota
Randy Young12338TIowa State
Darryl Brandford12341DTNorthwesternfrom STL
Bernie Head13366CTulsa
Bob Gissler14396LBSouth Dakota State
Ron Holmes15423RBUtah State
Mike Green16450KOhio University
Jeff Grantz17480QBSouth Carolina
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals279864740
Opponents Totals319362753
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals267122125207518440.870582
Opponents Totals268125131129119347.294716
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Garo Yepremian0293193.5162369.6077
Norm Bulaich40000024
Benny Malone40000024
Jim Mandich40000024
Nat Moore40000024
Freddie Solomon40000024
Don Nottingham30000018
Stan Winfrey20000012
Gary Davis1000006
Duriel Harris1000006
Larry Seiple1000006
Don Strock1000006
Andre Tillman1000006
Howard Twilley1000006
Team Totals31293193.5162369.60263
Opponents Totals34303488.2102147.60264
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Garo Yepremian162369.60/09/102/44/81/1
Team Totals162369.60/09/102/44/81/1
Opponents Totals102147.62/24/82/52/60/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Benny Malone1867974.3314
Norm Bulaich1225404.4354
Stan Winfrey522053.9131
Don Nottingham631852.9133
Gary Davis311605.2571
Bob Griese231084.7260
Freddie Solomon46015.059t1
Nat Moore4369.0210
Larry Seiple3144.770
Don Strock2136.5111
Clayton Heath100.000
Team Totals49121184.359t15
Opponents Totals52524114.675t14
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Griese27216259.69820977.712.947t114.0124.430266183178.9
Don Strock472144.7243597.617.153t36.424.344131874.7
Earl Morrall261038.5151485.714.867t13.813.832911954.6
Freddie Solomon100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals34619355.813826047.513.567t154.3154.337336226876.3
Opponents Totals34719556.214128638.314.764205.8113.220193267089.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Nat Moore3362518.967t4
Norm Bulaich281515.4250
Freddie Solomon2745316.853t2
Duriel Harris2237216.9441
Jim Mandich2226011.8314
Howard Twilley1421415.3391
Andre Tillman1313010.0161
Larry Seiple1013813.8251
Benny Malone910311.4360
Stan Winfrey6559.2161
Don Nottingham4338.3290
Loaird McCreary25125.5300
Gary Davis284.060
Mike Holmes11111.0110
Team Totals193260413.567t15
Opponents Totals195286314.76420
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Ellis24020.0400
Bob Matheson23417.0340
Charlie Babb22010.0200
Jeris White242.040
Dick Anderson13232.0320
Curtis Johnson11414.0140
Bryant Salter100.000
Team Totals1114413.1400
Opponents Totals151288.5330
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Larry Seiple62236638.2560514272199432.2
Team Totals62236638.2560514272199432.2
Opponents Totals63259341.2560415
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Freddie Solomon13020515.879t1
Duriel Harris90798.8160
Nat Moore83729.0230
Charlie Babb313812.7250
Dick Anderson212110.5110
Team Totals35541511.979t1
Opponents Totals3462728.0280
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Duriel Harris1755932.9690
Gary Davis2661723.7470
Don Nottingham610717.8210
Nat Moore22814.0280
Stan Winfrey22412.0130
Freddie Solomon11212.0120
Andre Tillman100.000
Team Totals55134724.5690
Opponents Totals57124621.9790
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
John Andrews0003300
Charlie Babb0002200
Norm Bulaich100000
Gary Davis101100
Vern Den Herder0002200
Tom Drougas0010100
Ken Ellis0001100
Larry Gordon0001100
Bob Griese3202-50
Duriel Harris100000
Barry Hill0010100
Mike Holmes100000
Larry Little0010100
Benny Malone300000
Bob Matheson0001100
Mel Mitchell0001100
Nat Moore100000
Ed Newman0010100
Don Nottingham100000
Bill Stanfill0001100
Don Strock100000
Steve Towle0001100
Jeris White0004400
Stan Winfrey100000
Team Totals14861824-50
Opponents Totals3118138210
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