1981 Miami Dolphins Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-4-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Don Shula (11-4-1)
Location: Miami, Florida
1981 Miami Dolphins Roster
1981 Miami Dolphins Results

The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 11 wins and 4 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Miami chalked up 345 points, while the miserly defensive unit yielded 275. David Woodley tossed for 2,470 yards. Duriel Harris hauled in 53 passes for 911 yards, while Tony Nathan was targeted regularly, too.

Tony Nathan ran for a team-best 782 yards for the Dolphins, while Andra Franklin also buoyed the ground attack.

Glenn Blackwood intercepted 4 errant tosses from the opposition.

Don Shula coached the team. The 1981 Miami Dolphins lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
David Woodley36619152.224706.7123.3133.6692419169.8
Don Strock1307960.89016.964.686.25264571.3
Eddie Hill11100.01414.000.000.01400118.8
Tony Nathan100.
Totals49827154.433856.8183.6214.269 30236


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Nathan1477825.346 5
Andra Franklin2017113.529 7
David Woodley632724.326 4
Eddie Hill371463.924 1
Tommy Vigorito351163.330 1
Woody Bennett281043.712 0
Nick Giaquinto33110.320 0
Steve Howell5214.20
Tom Orosz11313.013 0
Nat Moore133.00
Don Strock14-26-1.90
Totals53521734.146 18


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Duriel Harris5391117.255 2
Tony Nathan504529.031 3
Tommy Vigorito332377.231 2
Jimmy Cefalo2963121.869 3
Nat Moore2645217.452 2
Joe Rose2331613.750 2
Bruce Hardy1517411.621 0
Ronnie Van Lee14644.611 1
Eddie Hill12736.116 1
Nick Giaquinto7385.416 1
Woody Bennett4225.510 0
Andra Franklin362.01
Steve Howell294.50
Totals271338512.569 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Uwe von Schamann383797.4312477.4109


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Tom Orosz83338640.861

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tommy Vigorito3637910.587 1
Fulton Walker55010.017 0
Don Bessillieu11212.012 0
Mike Kozlowski199.00
Glenn Blackwood284.00
Totals4545810.287 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Fulton Walker3893224.590 1
Don Bessillieu711416.330 0
Tommy Vigorito48421.025 0
Mike Kozlowski14040.040 0
Nick Giaquinto12222.022 0
Duriel Harris12020.020 0
Eddie Hill11111.011 0
Joe Rose155.00
Totals54122822.790 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Glenn Blackwood412431.039 0
Mike Kozlowski33712.329 0
Earnest Rhone33511.716 0
Lyle Blackwood3124.011 0
Bob Brudzinski23517.519 0
A.J. Duhe11111.011 0
Fulton Walker100.00
Don Bessillieu100.00
Totals1825414.139 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Uwe von Schamann24370109
Andra Franklin7100048
Tony Nathan5300048
Tommy Vigorito121000024
David Woodley400024
Jimmy Cefalo300018
Nat Moore0200012
Duriel Harris2000012
Eddie Hill11000012
Joe Rose2000012
Mike Kozlowski00010006
Fulton Walker0100006
Nick Giaquinto0100006
Ronnie Van Lee10006
Larry Gordon00012


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