1983 Miami Dolphins Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Don Shula (12-4)
Location: Miami, Florida
1983 Miami Dolphins Statistics
1983 Miami Dolphins Results

The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Dolphins allowed 250 points, lowest in the league. Miami ran up 389 points. Dan Marino tossed for 2,210 yards. Tony Nathan hauled in 52 passes, while Mark Duper accumulated 1,003 receiving yards. Nat Moore was targeted regularly as well.

Andra Franklin carried the ball for a team-best 746 yards, and Tony Nathan also contributed to the rushing attack.

William Judson intercepted 6 opponent throws. Doug Betters topped the defensive unit with 16 quarterback sacks, helping propel the defense to an overall total of 49 sacks.

Don Shula coached the team. The 1983 Miami Dolphins lost in the Division Playoff.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
70Bill BarnettDEMay 10, 19566'4"256NebraskaSt. Paul, MN USA150
73Bob BaumhowerNTAugust 4, 19556'5"261AlabamaPortsmouth, VA USA1616
34Woody BennettRBMarch 24, 19556'2"227Miami (FL)York, PA USA162
78Charles BensonDENovember 21, 19606'3"267BaylorHouston, TX USA80
75Doug BettersLDEJune 11, 19566'7"262MontanaLincoln, NE USA1616
47Glenn BlackwoodSSFebruary 23, 19576'0"187TexasSan Antonio, TX USA1616
42Lyle BlackwoodFSMay 24, 19516'1"190TCUSan Antonio, TX USA1616
58Kim BokamperRDESeptember 25, 19546'6"245Concordia (MN)San Diego, CA USA1515
56Charles BowserROLBOctober 2, 19596'3"231DukePlymouth, NC USA1616
51Mark BrownLBJuly 18, 19616'2"230PurdueNew Brunswick, NJ USA141
59Bob BrudzinskiLOLBJanuary 1, 19556'4"230Ohio St.Fremont, OH USA1616
81Jimmy CefaloWROctober 5, 19555'11"190Penn St.Pittston, PA USA11
71Mike CharlesNTSeptember 23, 19626'4"292SyracuseNewark, NJ USA163
76Steve ClarkG-NTAugust 2, 19606'4"255UtahSalt Lake City, UT USA110
83Mark ClaytonPRApril 8, 19615'9"177LouisvilleIndianapolis, IN USA140
63Mark DennardCNovember 2, 19556'1"253Texas A&MBay City, TX USA80
77A.J. DuheLILBNovember 27, 19556'4"247LSUNew Orleans, LA USA1515
85Mark DuperWRJanuary 25, 19595'9"185NW State (LA)Pineville, LA USA1611
61Roy FosterGMay 24, 19606'4"282USCLos Angeles, CA USA161
37Andra FranklinFBAugust 22, 19595'10"225NebraskaAnniston, AL USA1512
79Jon GieslerLTDecember 23, 19566'5"262MichiganToledo, OH USA1616
74Cleveland GreenTSeptember 11, 19576'3"265SouthernBolton, MS USA161
84Bruce HardyTEJune 1, 19566'5"235Arizona St.Murray, UT USA158
82Duriel HarrisWRNovember 27, 19545'11"179New Mexico St.Port Arthur, TX USA123
88Vince HeflinWRJuly 7, 19596'0"185Central State (OH)Dayton, OH USA140
31Eddie HillRBMay 13, 19576'2"205MemphisNashville, TN USA160
11Jim JensenWR-QBNovember 14, 19586'4"215Boston Univ.Abington, PA USA160
87Dan JohnsonTEMay 17, 19606'3"240Iowa St.Minneapolis, MN USA1616
49William JudsonLCBMarch 26, 19596'1"189South Carolina St.Detroit, MI USA1616
40Mike KozlowskiDBFebruary 24, 19566'0"196San Diego St.Newark, NJ USA160
67Bob KuechenbergLGOctober 14, 19476'2"253Notre DameGary, IN USA1615
68Eric LaaksoRTNovember 29, 19566'4"285TulaneNew York, NY USA1514
44Paul LankfordDBJune 15, 19586'1"185Penn St.New York, NY USA161
13Dan MarinoQBSeptember 15, 19616'4"224PittsburghPittsburgh, PA USA119
89Nat MooreWRSeptember 19, 19515'9"184Tenn-MartinTallahassee, FL USA1615
22Tony NathanRBDecember 14, 19566'0"206AlabamaBirmingham, AL USA1612
64Ed NewmanRGJune 4, 19516'2"245Florida AtlanticNew York, NY USA1616
20David OverstreetRBSeptember 20, 19585'11"208OklahomaBig Sandy, TX USA140
55Earnest RhoneRILBAugust 20, 19536'2"220Henderson St.Ogden, AR USA1212
4Reggie RobyPJuly 30, 19616'3"249IowaWaterloo, IA USA160
80Joe RoseTEJune 24, 19576'3"228CaliforniaMarysville, CA USA160
48Gerald SmallRCBAugust 10, 19565'11"192San Jose St.Washington, DC USA1515
45Robert SowellDBJune 23, 19615'11"175HowardColumbus, OH USA160
57Dwight StephensonCNovember 20, 19576'2"255AlabamaMurfreesboro, NC USA1616
10Don StrockQBNovember 27, 19506'5"220Virginia TechPottstown, PA USA152
52Terry TautoloLBAugust 30, 19546'2"232UCLACorona, CA USA90
54Rodell ThomasLBAugust 2, 19586'2"225Alabama St.Quincy, FL USA162
52Emmett TilleyLBFebruary 13, 19615'11"240DukeDurham, NC USA60
60Jeff ToewsGNovember 4, 19576'3"255WashingtonSan Jose, CA USA81
32Tommy VigoritoRB-WROctober 23, 19595'10"193VirginiaPassaic, NJ USA10
5Uwe von SchamannKApril 23, 19566'0"190OklahomaBerlin, Germany160
41Fulton WalkerKRApril 30, 19585'10"193West VirginiaMartinsburg, WV USA150
16David WoodleyQBOctober 25, 19586'2"210LSUShreveport, LA USA55



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