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1996 Miami Dolphins (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Eastern Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Jimmy Johnson
Larry Beightol Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
Kippy Brown Running Backs
Joel Collier Defensive Staff Assistant
John Gamble Strength and Conditioning
Cary Godette Defensive Line
George Hill Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Pat Jones Tight Ends
Bill Lewis Defensive Nickel Package
Rich McGeorge Assistant Offensive Line
Mel Phillips Secondary
Larry Seiple Wide Receivers
Gary Stevens Offensive Coordinator
Mike Westhoff Special Teams
Ron Zook Special Teams
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Sat 8/3/1996 H Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 W Miami-Dade County, FL Joe Robbie Stadium 51141
Sun 8/11/1996 A Chicago Bears 21-24 L Chicago, IL Soldier Field 50761
Mon 8/19/1996 H Minnesota Vikings 24-17 W Miami-Dade County, FL Joe Robbie Stadium 55598
Fri 8/23/1996 A Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-7 W Tampa, FL Houlihan's Stadium 40137
Sun 9/1/1996 H New England Patriots 24-10 W Miami-Dade County, FL Pro Player Park 71542
Sun 9/8/1996 A Arizona Cardinals 38-10 W Tempe, AZ Sun Devil Stadium 55444
Sun 9/15/1996 H New York Jets 36-27 W Miami-Dade County, FL Pro Player Stadium 68137
Mon 9/23/1996 A Indianapolis Colts 6-10 L Indianapolis, IN RCA Dome 60891
Sun 10/6/1996 H Seattle Seahawks 15-22 L Miami-Dade County, FL Pro Player Stadium 59539
Sun 10/13/1996 A Buffalo Bills 21-7 W Orchard Park, NY Rich Stadium 79642
Sun 10/20/1996 A Philadelphia Eagles 28-35 L Philadelphia, PA Veterans Stadium 66240
Sun 10/27/1996 H Dallas Cowboys 10-29 L Miami-Dade County, FL Pro Player Stadium 75283
Sun 11/3/1996 A New England Patriots 23-42 L Foxborough, MA Foxboro Stadium 58942
Sun 11/10/1996 H Indianapolis Colts 37-13 W Miami-Dade County, FL Pro Player Stadium 66623
Sun 11/17/1996 A Houston Oilers 23-20 W Houston, TX Astrodome 47358
Mon 11/25/1996 H Pittsburgh Steelers 17-24 L Miami-Dade County, FL Pro Player Stadium 73489
Sun 12/1/1996 A Oakland Raiders 7-17 L Oakland, CA Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 60591
Sun 12/8/1996 H New York Giants 7-17 L Miami-Dade County, FL Pro Player Stadium 63889
Mon 12/16/1996 H Buffalo Bills 16-14 W Miami-Dade County, FL Pro Player Stadium 67016
Sun 12/22/1996 A New York Jets 31-28 W East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium 49933
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar HB 5-11 204 22 UCLA 16 14
93 Trace Armstrong LDE 6-4 271 31 Arizona State; Florida 16 9
28 Gene Atkins S 6-1 200 32 Florida A&M 5 5
23 Robert Bailey CB 5-9 178 28 Miami (Florida) 14 0
80 Fred Barnett WR 6-0 203 30 Arkansas State 9 7
60 John Bock C-OG 6-3 295 25 Louisville; Indiana State 2 0
95 Tim Bowens RDT 6-4 321 23 Itawamba CC; Mississippi 16 16
58 O.J. Brigance LB 6-0 236 27 Rice 12 0
76 James Brown ROT 6-6 328 26 Virginia State 16 16
37 J.B. Brown CB 6-0 195 29 Maryland 14 1
77 Jeff Buckey OG-TE 6-5 303 22 Stanford 15 1
27 Terrell Buckley LCB 5-10 179 25 Florida State 16 16
75 Shane Burton DE-DT 6-6 305 22 Tennessee 16 8
41 Keith Byars TE 6-1 244 33 Ohio State 4 4
84 Brett Carolan TE 6-3 241 25 Washington State 6 2
87 Kirby Dar Dar WR 5-9 192 24 Syracuse 11 0
63 Cal Dixon C-OG 6-4 284 27 Florida 11 0
84 Troy Drayton TE 6-3 266 26 Penn State 10 10
94 Steve Emtman DT 6-4 286 26 Washington 13 4
7 Craig Erickson QB 6-2 210 27 Miami (Florida) 7 3
92 Daryl Gardener LDT 6-6 310 23 Baylor 16 12
62 Chris Gray ROG 6-4 306 26 Auburn 11 11
98 Norman Hand DT 6-3 310 24 Itawamba CC; Mississippi 9 0
51 Anthony Harris LB 6-1 238 23 Auburn 7 3
89 Randal Hill WR 5-10 178 27 Miami (Florida) 14 5
31 Sean Hill S-CB 5-10 195 25 Montana State 12 5
50 Dwight Hollier LLB 6-2 242 27 North Carolina 16 15
53 Larry Izzo LB 5-10 227 22 Rice 16 0
38 Calvin Jackson RCB 5-9 195 24 Auburn 16 15
34 Tim Jacobs CB 5-10 187 26 Delaware 12 0
97 Aaron Jones DE 6-5 261 30 Eastern Kentucky 8 0
88 Charles Jordan WR 5-11 185 27 Long Beach CC 6 0
17 John Kidd P 6-3 211 35 Northwestern 16 0
19 Bernie Kosar QB 6-5 212 33 Miami (Florida) 3 0
13 Dan Marino QB 6-4 224 35 Pittsburgh 13 13
81 O.J. McDuffie WR 5-10 194 27 Penn State 16 16
66 Everett McIver OG 6-5 318 26 Elizabeth City State 7 5
32 Jerris McPhail RB 5-11 204 24 Mount Olive; East Carolina 9 1
89 Scott Miller WR 5-10 179 28 Saddleback JC; UCLA 12 1
79 Billy Milner OT 6-5 293 24 Southwest Mississippi CC; Houston 4 0
6 Joe Nedney K 6-5 223 23 San Jose State 16 0
25 Louis Oliver SS 6-2 225 30 Florida 16 12
30 Bernie Parmalee RB 5-11 210 29 Ball State 16 0
36 Stanley Pritchett FB 6-1 245 24 South Carolina 16 16
61 Tim Ruddy C 6-3 300 24 Notre Dame 16 16
69 Keith Sims LOG 6-3 317 29 Iowa State 15 15
55 Chris Singleton RLB 6-2 247 29 Arizona 14 13
40 Irving Spikes RB 5-8 205 26 Alabama; Louisiana-Monroe 15 1
35 Michael Stewart S 6-0 195 31 Bakersfield CC; Fresno State 9 0
96 Danny Stubbs RDE 6-4 266 31 Miami (Florida) 16 15
85 Lamar Thomas WR 6-1 175 26 Miami (Florida) 9 3
54 Zach Thomas MLB 5-11 231 23 Texas Tech 16 16
82 Frank Wainright TE 6-2 251 29 Northern Colorado 16 0
78 Richmond Webb LOT 6-5 320 29 Texas A&M 16 16
24 Jerry Wilson CB 5-10 189 23 Southern University 2 0
49 Robert Wilson RB 6-0 244 27 Texas A&M 15 0
22 Shawn Wooden FS 5-11 205 23 Notre Dame 16 11
DRAFT LIST Round Overall Pos College Notes
Daryl Gardener 1 20 DT Baylor
Dorian Brew 3 79 DB Kansas from JAC
Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 80 RB UCLA
Kirk Pointer 4 113 DB Austin Peay State from JAC/KC
Stanley Pritchett 4 118 RB South Carolina
LaCurtis Jones 4 125 LB Baylor from KC
Jerris McPhail 5 134 RB East Carolina from JAC
Shane Burton 5 150 DT Tennessee from JAC
Zach Thomas 5 154 LB Texas Tech
Shawn Wooden 6 189 DB Notre Dame
Jeff Buckey 7 230 T Stanford
Brice Hunter 7 251 WR Georgia
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT
Team Totals 57 120 84 78
Opponents Totals 72 89 71 93
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty 3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY 4TH DOWN EFFICIENCY PEN YDS
Team Totals 31:08 294 92 173 29 89/221 40.3% 8/19 42.1% 111 852
Opponents Totals 28:52 306 91 191 24 65/193 33.7% 11/24 45.8% 98 786
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT X2 X2A FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Joe Nedney 0 35 36 97.2 0 0 18 29 62.1 0 89
Karim Abdul-Jabbar 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
O.J. McDuffie 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 48
Randal Hill 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Irving Spikes 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 24
Fred Barnett 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Stanley Pritchett 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Terrell Buckley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Brett Carolan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Sean Hill 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Calvin Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Scott Miller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Lamar Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Zach Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Frank Wainright 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Robert Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Troy Drayton 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Craig Erickson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
John Kidd 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
(Team) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Team Totals 41 35 36 97.2 1 5 18 29 62.1 1 339
Opponents Totals 41 38 39 97.4 1 2 13 17 76.5 0 325
FIELD GOALS MADE ATT PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Joe Nedney 18 29 62.1 1/1 7/7 7/11 3/8 0/2
Team Totals 18 29 62.1 1/1 7/7 7/11 3/8 0/2
Opponents Totals 13 17 76.5 1/1 5/6 5/5 2/5 0/0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD FD G20+ G40+ FUM
Karim Abdul-Jabbar 307 1116 3.6 29 11 64 3 0 4
Irving Spikes 87 316 3.6 49 3 16 4 1 1
Bernie Parmalee 25 80 3.2 17 0 3 0 0 0
Jerris McPhail 6 28 4.7 10 0 2 0 0 0
Stanley Pritchett 7 27 3.9 16 0 2 0 0 1
Larry Izzo 1 26 26.0 26 0 1 1 0 0
Craig Erickson 11 16 1.5 12 0 2 0 0 4
O.J. McDuffie 2 7 3.5 7 0 1 0 0 0
Bernie Kosar 1 6 6.0 6 0 1 0 0 0
John Kidd 1 3 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Wilson 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Marino 11 -3 -0.3 7 0 0 0 0 2
Team Totals 460 1622 3.5 49 14 92 8 1 12
Opponents Totals 411 1536 3.7 49t 10 91 8 2 10
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP FD G20+ G40+ RTG
Dan Marino 373 221 59.2 143 2795 7.5 12.6 74t 17 4.6 9 2.4 18 131 2664 128 39 10 87.8
Bernie Kosar 32 24 75.0 8 208 6.5 8.7 20 1 3.1 0 0.0 6 34 174 11 1 0 102.1
Craig Erickson 99 55 55.6 42 780 7.9 14.2 61 4 4.0 2 2.0 11 72 708 34 14 1 86.3
Karim Abdul-Jabbar 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 -3 0 0 0
Team Totals 504 300 59.5 193 3783 7.5 12.6 74t 22 4.4 11 2.2 36 240 3543 173 54 11 88.4
Opponents Totals 539 337 62.5 182 3888 7.2 11.5 84t 29 5.4 20 3.7 37 233 3655 191 38 9 86.7
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD FD G20+ G40+ FUM
O.J. McDuffie 74 918 12.4 36 8 50 15 0 3
Fred Barnett 36 562 15.6 66 3 24 11 2 1
Stanley Pritchett 33 354 10.7 74t 2 12 3 2 2
Troy Drayton 26 320 12.3 51 0 10 4 1 0
Karim Abdul-Jabbar 23 139 6.0 23 0 6 1 0 0
Randal Hill 21 409 19.5 61 4 15 7 4 1
Bernie Parmalee 21 189 9.0 17 0 10 0 0 1
Jerris McPhail 20 282 14.1 52 0 14 4 1 0
Lamar Thomas 10 166 16.6 34 1 7 3 0 0
Scott Miller 9 116 12.9 22 0 7 2 0 0
Irving Spikes 8 81 10.1 19 1 4 0 0 0
Charles Jordan 7 152 21.7 43 0 7 3 1 0
Keith Byars 5 40 8.0 16 0 2 0 0 0
Brett Carolan 4 48 12.0 21 1 3 1 0 0
Robert Wilson 2 5 2.5 3t 1 1 0 0 0
Frank Wainright 1 2 2.0 2t 1 1 0 0 0
Team Totals 300 3783 12.6 74t 22 173 54 11 8
Opponents Totals 337 3888 11.5 84t 29 191 38 9 7
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Terrell Buckley 6 164 27.3 91t 1
Louis Oliver 3 110 36.7 60 0
Calvin Jackson 3 82 27.3 61t 1
Zach Thomas 3 64 21.3 27 1
Shawn Wooden 2 15 7.5 15 0
J.B. Brown 1 29 29.0 29 0
Dwight Hollier 1 11 11.0 11 0
Sean Hill 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 20 475 23.8 91t 3
Opponents Totals 11 256 23.3 100t 1
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 OOB DN RYDS NYDS NET
John Kidd 78 3611 46.3 63 0 11 26 4 8 368 3023 38.8
Team Totals 78 3611 46.3 63 0 11 26 4 8 368 3023 38.8
Opponents Totals 75 3283 43.8 80 2 8 13 251 2872 38.3
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD G20+ G40+ FUM
O.J. McDuffie 22 24 212 9.6 19 0 0 0 3
Terrell Buckley 3 1 24 8.0 13 0 0 0 1
Scott Miller 1 0 15 15.0 15 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 26 25 251 9.7 19 0 0 0 4
Opponents Totals 48 7 368 7.7 26 0 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG OB TB RET RETY TD OSA OSR
Joe Nedney 73 4799 65.7 2 20 48 1058 0 3 1
Team Totals 73 4799 65.7 2 20 48 1058 0 3 1
Opponents Totals 60 1320 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD G20+ G40+ FUM
Irving Spikes 28 0 681 24.3 59 0 22 1 0
Jerris McPhail 15 0 335 22.3 40 0 10 1 2
Kirby Dar Dar 7 0 132 18.9 25 0 2 0 0
Charles Jordan 4 0 81 20.3 22 0 3 0 0
Randal Hill 2 0 4 2.0 4 0 0 0 0
Terrell Buckley 1 0 48 48.0 48 0 1 1 0
Zach Thomas 1 0 17 17.0 17 0 0 0 0
Robert Wilson 1 0 12 12.0 12 0 0 0 0
Frank Wainright 1 0 10 10.0 10 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 60 0 1320 22.0 59 0 38 3 2
Opponents Totals 48 1058 22.0 54 0
SACKS NO YDS
Trace Armstrong 12.0
Danny Stubbs 9.0
Tim Bowens 3.0
Shane Burton 3.0
Steve Emtman 2.0
Zach Thomas 2.0
Calvin Jackson 1.5
Robert Bailey 1.0
Daryl Gardener 1.0
Sean Hill 1.0
Dwight Hollier 1.0
Norman Hand 0.5
Team Totals 37.0 233.0
Opponents Totals 36.0 240.0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Karim Abdul-Jabbar 4 0 0 0 0 0
Trace Armstrong 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Fred Barnett 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Bowens 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Terrell Buckley 1 1 1 2 0 0
Shane Burton 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Troy Drayton 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Steve Emtman 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Craig Erickson 4 3 0 3 -3 0
Daryl Gardener 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Norman Hand 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
Anthony Harris 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Randal Hill 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sean Hill 0 0 1 0 1 10 1
Calvin Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Marino 4 1 0 1 -3 0
O.J. McDuffie 6 3 0 3 0 0
Jerris McPhail 2 1 0 1 0 0
Scott Miller 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
Louis Oliver 1 1 4 5 7 0
Bernie Parmalee 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stanley Pritchett 3 1 0 1 0 0
Tim Ruddy 1 0 0 0 -14 0
Irving Spikes 1 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Thomas 0 0 0 2 2 7 0
Shawn Wooden 0 0 1 1 2 0 0
Team Totals 31 16 15 16 31 12 2
Opponents Totals 29 16 11 13 24 1
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