Miami Dolphin Honor Roll

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The Miami Dolphins Honor Roll is a ring around the second tier at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, which honors former players, coaches, contributors, and officials who have made significant contributions to the Miami Dolphins franchise.

The Miami Dolphins Honor Roll was started on September 16, 1990 with its first inductee being the owner/founder of the Miami Dolphins: Joe Robbie, who died one year prior to his induction.

Since then, 23 players, and two coaches have been inducted into the honor roll, along with a special induction to honor the 1972 Undefeated Team, which was inducted in 1992 at the 20th anniversary. Inductions included a special "four individual" induction in 1990 to honor the first four Miami Dolphins Hall of Famers of Csonka, Langer, Griese, and Warfield.

There have also been special "dual" inductions: In 2003, the "Marks Brothers" of WRs Mark Clayton and Mark Duper were inducted. In 2008, a special "dual" induction honored two members of the famed "Killer B's" defense with DT Bob Baumhower and DE Doug Betters. In 2010, a "dual" induction of two defensive stars on Miami's 1972 undefeated team - S Jake Scott and DE Bill Stanfill - were inducted. In 2012, a special "dual" induction of two all-time Dolphin fan-favorites, defensive stars from the mid-late 1990s/early 2000s - LB Zach Thomas and DE Jason Taylor - were also inducted.

In 1992 at the 20th anniversary, Miami's "1972 Undefeated Team" was enshrined into the Honor Roll. At the 40th anniversary, which enshrined former defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger into the Honor Roll, his name went on the Honor Roll where the "1972 Undefeated Team" inductee previously and originally was enshrined, and an updated "1972 Perfect Season Team 17-0" inductee was put into one corner of Hard Rock Stadium with special placards of Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII included next to it on each side.

Miami Dolphins Honor Roll inductees are chosen by current members of the honor roll as well as current franchise officials.

Inductees[edit]

Name Number Position Years With Club Date of Induction
Joe Robbie Founder/Owner 1966–1989 September 16, 1990
Larry Csonka [1] 39 ^ FB 1968–1974, 1979 November 19, 1990
Bob Griese [2] 12 ^ QB 1967–1980 November 19, 1990
Jim Langer [3] 62 C 1970–1979 November 19, 1990
Paul Warfield [4] 42 WR 1970–1974 November 19, 1990
Nick Buoniconti [5] 85 LB 1969–1976 November 18, 1991
1972 Undefeated Team November 16, 1992
Larry Little [6] 66 G 1969–1980 December 16, 1993
Dwight Stephenson [7] 57 C 1980–1987 December 12, 1994
Bob Kuechenberg 67 G 1970–1984 December 15, 1995
Don Shula 347 (number of career coaching wins) Head Coach 1970–1995 November 25, 1996
Nat Moore 89 WR 1974–1986 December 5, 1999
Dan Marino 13 ^ QB 1983–1999 September 17, 2000
Mark Clayton 83 WR 1983–1992 December 15, 2003
Mark Duper 85 WR 1982–1992 December 15, 2003
Dick Anderson 40 S 1968–1977 December 3, 2006
Richmond Webb 78 OT 1990–2000 December 25, 2006
Bob Baumhower 73 DT 1977–1986 December 14, 2008
Doug Betters 75 DE 1978–1987 December 14, 2008
Jake Scott[8] 13 S 1970–1975 November 18, 2010
Bill Stanfill 84 DE 1969–1976 November 18, 2010
Jim Mandich [9][10] 88 TE / Radio Broadcaster 1970–1977 / 1992-2004, 2007-2010 December 4, 2011
Jason Taylor 99 DE/LB 1997-2007, 2009, 2011 October 14, 2012
Zach Thomas 54 LB 1996-2007 October 14, 2012
Bill Arnsparger Defensive Coordinator 1970-1973, 1976-1983 December 16, 2012
UPDATED 1992 Inductee: Super Bowl VII | 1972 Perfect Season Team 17-0 | Super Bowl VIII December 16, 2012
John Offerdahl 56 LB 1986-1993 October 31, 2013
Manny Fernandez 75 DT 1968-1975 December 21, 2014
^ Jersey Number Retired
Bold indicates those enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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