28 Facts About Miami Dolphins


Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami metropolitan area.

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The Miami Dolphins are the oldest professional sports team in Florida.

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The Miami Dolphins were one of the first professional football teams in the southeast, along with the Atlanta Falcons.

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Miami Dolphins were founded by attorney-politician Joe Robbie and actor-comedian Danny Thomas.

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Miami Dolphins joined the NFL as a result of the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.

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The following year, the Miami Dolphins completed the NFL's only perfect season, culminating in a Super Bowl win, winning all 14 of their regular-season games, and all three of their playoff games, including Super Bowl VII.

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The next year, the Miami Dolphins won Super Bowl VIII, becoming the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls, and the second team to win back-to-back championships.

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Miami Dolphins appeared in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX, losing both games.

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Under Shula, the Miami Dolphins posted losing records in only two of his 26 seasons as the head coach.

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Miami Dolphins joined the American Football League when an expansion franchise was awarded to lawyer Joseph Robbie and actor Danny Thomas in 1965 for $7.

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The AFL merged with the NFL in 1970, and the Miami Dolphins were assigned to the AFC East division in the NFL's new American Football Conference.

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Rest of the 20th century, the Shula-led Miami Dolphins emerged as one of the most dominant teams in the NFL with a strong running game and defense, with only two losing seasons between 1970 and 1999.

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The Miami Dolphins have maintained a strong rivalry with the New York Jets throughout much of their history.

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Some former Miami Dolphins have gone to play for the Bills as well, most notably Dan Carpenter, Chris Hogan, and Charles Clay.

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Miami Dolphins dominated the New England Patriots during the 1970s and the 1990s, but there were some notable moments as well, including a game now known as the Snowplow Game.

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Miami Dolphins did pose more of a challenge to the Brady-led Patriots in the 2000s winning more games against them than the Bills or Jets did during that decade.

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From 1993 to 2011, the Miami Dolphins shared the stadium with Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins.

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The Miami Dolphins spent more than two years and over $400 million on a major overhaul to Hard Rock Stadium.

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In 2021, the Miami Dolphins opened a new, 135 million training facility, dubbed the Baptist Health Training Complex, the Miami Dolphins will practice in.

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The Miami Dolphins scored a huge upset win after trailing by 11 points with less than 5 minutes remaining.

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In 2009, the Miami Dolphins switched to black shoes for the first time since the early 1970s glory days, following a recent trend among NFL teams.

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The Miami Dolphins continue to wear white at home, just as they had with the previous uniforms, with aqua being used for primetime home games.

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In 2015, the Miami Dolphins brought back their 1970s aqua uniforms for a few select games.

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Three other players and four contributors that have spent only a "minor portion" of their careers with the Miami Dolphins, and have been enshrined primarily with other teams, have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Miami Dolphins have other numbers that have currently not been issued to any player, or are currently in reduced circulation.

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Many former and current Miami Dolphins players have represented the franchise in the Pro Bowl.

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Miami Dolphins Honor Roll is a ring around the second tier of Hard Rock Stadium that honors former players, coaches, owners and contributors who have made significant contributions to the franchise throughout their history.

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Joe Robbie Alumni Plaza Walk of Fame was first established in 2011, designed to be all-encompassing and recognize the best of the Miami Dolphins alumni, including those in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Honor Roll, and as well as the many other players who were among the unsung heroes and community leaders that the organization has produced.

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