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1977 Miami Dolphins (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Don Shula
Assistant Head CoachBill Arnsparger
Defensive Backs/PuntersTom Keane
Offensive Line/Running GameJohn Sandusky
Defensive Line/Run DefenseMike Scarry
Receivers/Passing GameHoward Schnellenberger
Offensive Backs/Special TeamsCarl Taseff
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1977ATampa Bay Buccaneers13-7WTampa, FLTampa Stadium66056
Sat8/13/1977HWashington Redskins27-15WMiami, FLOrange Bowl43282
Sat8/20/1977ADallas Cowboys20-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium58620
Fri8/26/1977AMinnesota Vikings7-33LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44396
Sat9/3/1977HNew Orleans Saints10-17LMiami, FLOrange Bowl39970
Sun9/11/1977ANew York Giants27-21WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium51561
Sun9/18/1977ABuffalo Bills13-0WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76097
Sun9/25/1977ASan Francisco 49ers19-15WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park40503
Sun10/2/1977HHouston Oilers27-7WMiami, FLOrange Bowl49619
Sun10/9/1977ABaltimore Colts28-45LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium57005
Sun10/16/1977HNew York Jets21-17WMiami, FLOrange Bowl43446
Sun10/23/1977HSeattle Seahawks31-13WMiami, FLOrange Bowl29855
Sun10/30/1977HSan Diego Chargers13-14LMiami, FLOrange Bowl40670
Sun11/6/1977ANew York Jets14-10WNew York, NYShea Stadium51582
Sun11/13/1977HNew England Patriots17-5WMiami, FLOrange Bowl67502
Sun11/20/1977ACincinnati Bengals17-23LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46733
Thu11/24/1977ASt. Louis Cardinals55-14WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50269
Mon12/5/1977HBaltimore Colts17-6WMiami, FLOrange Bowl68977
Sun12/11/1977ANew England Patriots10-14LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61064
Sat12/17/1977HBuffalo Bills31-14WMiami, FLOrange Bowl39626
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
76John AlexanderDE6-225022Rutgers40
40Dick AndersonSS6-220231Colorado144
85Terry AndersonWR5-918222Bethune-Cookman110
49Charlie BabbFS6-019027Memphis64
52Larry BallLB6-623528Louisville80
78Carl BarisichNT6-425626Princeton30
73Bob BaumhowerNT6-526522Alabama1414
58Kim BokamperSLB6-625023Concordia (Moorhead); San Jose CC; San Jose State1414
48Wade BosargeS5-1017522Tulsa50
31Norm BulaichFB6-121731Texas Christian147
51Rusty ChambersLILB6-121824Tulane142
44Charles CorneliusCB5-917825Bethune-Cookman130
71Mike CurrentROT6-426732Ohio State1414
27Gary DavisRB5-1020023Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)146
83Vern Den HerderLDE6-625129Central (Iowa)1111
77A.J. DuheRDE6-424922Louisiana State1414
75Rick DvorakDE6-424525Wichita State10
25Tim FoleySS6-019429Purdue1410
50Larry GordonROLB6-423023Arizona State1414
12Bob GrieseQB6-119032Purdue1414
82Duriel HarrisWR5-1117623New Mexico State144
38Leroy HarrisFB5-922523Fort Scott CC; Arkansas State115
72Bob HeinzLDE6-626330San Joaquin Delta JC; Pacific143
45Curtis JohnsonRCB6-219629Toledo1414
57Mike KolenRILB6-222029Auburn64
67Bob KuechenbergLOG6-225530Notre Dame1412
62Jim LangerC6-225329South Dakota State1414
66Larry LittleROG6-127032Bethune-Cookman1414
32Benny MaloneRB5-1019325Arizona State148
88Jim MandichTE6-221429Michigan140
53Bob MathesonRILB6-424133Duke149
80Loaird McCrearyTE6-522724Tennessee State144
17Mike MichelP-K5-1017723Ventura JC; Stanford130
68Mel MitchellOG6-226024Tennessee State30
89Nat MooreWR5-918826Tennessee-Martin; Miami-Dade JC; Florida1414
79Wayne MooreLOT6-626532Lamar1414
64Ed NewmanROG-LOG6-224026Duke143
36Don NottinghamFB5-1021028Kent State142
65Wally PesuitOT6-425523Kentucky140
55Earnie RhoneLB6-222424Henderson State40
42Vern RobersonFS6-219525Grambling State149
59Guy RobertsLB6-123027Maryland40
20Larry SeipleP-WR6-021332Kentucky130
86Freddie SolomonWR5-1118524Tampa136
10Don StrockQB6-523027Virginia Tech40
41Norris ThomasLCB5-1117523Southern Mississippi1414
87Andre TillmanTE6-523025Texas Tech1414
56Steve TowleLILB6-223024Kansas1212
21Rick VolkS6-319532Michigan31
33Stan WinfreyRB5-1122324Arkansas State30
1Garo YepremianK5-817233none140
74Steve YoungOT6-827124Colorado140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
A.J. Duhe113DTLouisiana State
Bob Baumhower240DTAlabama
Mike Watson371TMiami (Ohio)from CHIB
Mike Michel5113KStanfordfrom TB
Leroy Harris5123RBArkansas State
Bruce Herron7180LBNew Mexico
Horace Perkins8207DBColorado
Robert Turner9237RBOklahoma State
Mark Carter10264TEastern Michigan
John Alexander11291DERutgers
Terry Anderson12321WRBethune-Cookman
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals861136054
Opponents Totals52483364
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals267143107177817245.359432
Opponents Totals22710111798819944.282644
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Nat Moore130000078
Garo Yepremian0374092.5102245.5067
Duriel Harris50000030
Benny Malone50000030
Norm Bulaich40000024
Leroy Harris40000024
Gary Davis30000018
Don Nottingham20000012
Freddie Solomon20000012
Andre Tillman20000012
Loaird McCreary1000006
Mike Michel0010.00000
Team Totals41374190.2102245.50313
Opponents Totals23212391.3122060.01197
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Garo Yepremian102245.50/03/45/72/90/2
Team Totals102245.50/03/45/72/90/2
Opponents Totals122060.01/12/24/55/100/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Benny Malone1296154.866t5
Gary Davis1265334.260t2
Leroy Harris914174.677t4
Norm Bulaich914164.6294
Don Nottingham442144.9132
Nat Moore14896.4241
Freddie Solomon6437.2140
Bob Griese16301.9130
Terry Anderson11111.0110
Mike Michel1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals51923664.677t18
Opponents Totals46717493.764t12
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Griese30718058.611422527.312.573t227.2134.236303194987.8
Don Strock4250.01123.06.0900.0125.0001216.7
Team Totals31118258.511522647.312.473t227.1144.536303196186.0
Opponents Totals41422654.617323935.810.647102.4153.620160223364.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Nat Moore5276514.773t12
Duriel Harris3460117.7475
Norm Bulaich251807.2140
Andre Tillman171699.937t2
Gary Davis1415110.8321
Freddie Solomon1218115.154t1
Don Nottingham8587.3160
Leroy Harris7294.1110
Jim Mandich66310.5150
Benny Malone45814.5350
Loaird McCreary2105.091
Larry Seiple1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals182226412.473t22
Opponents Totals226239310.64710
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Curtis Johnson4358.8190
Norris Thomas3237.7230
Tim Foley3175.7170
Larry Gordon12727.0270
Charlie Babb11515.0150
Bob Matheson177.070
Vern Roberson100.000
Rick Volk100.000
Team Totals151248.3270
Opponents Totals1423817.0340
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Michel35133838.261009202113632.5
Larry Seiple2280136.4541156571631.1
Team Totals58213936.9611114267185231.9
Opponents Totals67258138.5602516315216632.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Freddie Solomon3212858.9390
Dick Anderson4130.830
Charlie Babb21105.070
Gary Davis131111.0110
Terry Anderson1066.060
Team Totals4063157.9390
Opponents Totals29112679.2490
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Gary Davis1441429.6730
Freddie Solomon1027327.390t1
Terry Anderson716723.9400
Duriel Harris49122.8310
Don Nottingham23618.0180
Loaird McCreary13030.0300
Team Totals38101126.690t1
Opponents Totals59128121.7320
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Charlie Babb00011220
Bob Baumhower0003300
Kim Bokamper0002220
Norm Bulaich300000
Rusty Chambers0001100
Gary Davis110100
A.J. Duhe0002200
Tim Foley0001100
Larry Gordon0002250
Bob Griese6202-210
Leroy Harris310100
Larry Little0010100
Benny Malone410100
Bob Matheson0002200
Nat Moore0010100
Don Nottingham100000
Vern Roberson100000
Freddie Solomon200000
Norris Thomas0012370
Andre Tillman100000
Steve Towle00022180
Team Totals221481826330
Opponents Totals37181913320
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