Dan Marino is the best Miami Dolphins player ever, but who else joins him on the Miami Dolphins Mount Rushmore?
If you are a younger NFL fan, then you only know the Dolphins as perpetual losers. If you are a bit older, maybe you can recall the early 2000s, late 1990s playoff years. Point being, there are not too many recent fans who know the Dolphins as winners.
Long-time fans have seen the Dolphins dominate the NFL. Under legendary head coach Don Shula, the team won 257 regular-season games, won the division 12 times, won two Super Bowls and had the only undefeated NFL season in league history.
Yes, the Dolphins once owned the same division that they continuously finish third or fourth in today.
1995 was the last season Shula coached the team. Jimmy Johnson, known for winning multiple championships with the Dallas Cowboys, was the head coach from 1996-1999. He brought the team to the playoffs three times.
After Johnson, Dave Wannstedt wore the coach’s headset and made the playoffs in his first two seasons in 2000 and 2001. He was named head coach in 2000 and held that position until the two sides parted ways during the 2004 season.
Since then, it has been a lot of dreadful football with only two playoff teams since 2002. Before we highlight the top four players to wear the team’s uniform, let’s talk about some honorable mentions.
Offensive linemen Larry Little was a member of the Shula Dolphins. He played for the team from 1969 until 1980, making himself into one of the best linemen in the league. He was named to five Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams apiece and won two Super Bowls with the team.
Secondly, Larry Csonka. The Hall of Famer is the team’s all-time rushing leader with 6,737 yards, playing on the Dolphins from 1968-1974. He made five Pro Bowls, was named an All-Pro twice and won two Super Bowls.
Now, who made the Miami Dolphins Mount Rushmore?