In their first 46 years of competition, the Miami Dolphins have featured a total of 22 players who have attempted either a field goal or an extra point, (including Wes Welker). Since their inception, only six players have scored over 100 points without the benefit of touchdowns. The AV statistic, which is being used to compile this list, does not have a system in place to help evaluate punters and kickers. This list was based on field goals made.
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6. Fuad Reveiz - Reveiz, or "Fuadomatic," was a kicker out of Bogota, Columbia. Miami selected him with their seventh round pick out of the University of Tennessee in the 1985 NFL Entry Draft, 195th overall. In his rookie season, Reveiz hit 81.5% of his field goals while scoring an NFL seventh-best 116 points. He went on to lead the NFL with 52 extra points in 1986. In four seasons as Miami's kicker, he made 73.6% of his field goals and finished up with 320 points scored. Reveiz went on to join the San Diego Chargers for four games in 1990, finishing up the season and the next five as a Minnesota Viking. He would represent Minnesota in his first Pro Bowl in 1994. He currently hosts Weekend Remodeling on the DIY network.
5. Uwe von Schamann - Schamann, also known as "Uwe von Foot," was a kicker from Germany. Miami chose him with their seventh round pick of the 1979 NFL Draft. He totalled 540 points, hitting 67.8% of his lifetime field goal attempts over his career. In his final season, 1984, he made 66-of-70 extra points, setting an NFL record that ultimately stood for 23 years. According to Wikipedia.org, von Schamann was named Director of Development and Fundraising for the J.D. McCarty Center in 2001, a treatment facility for children with developmental disabilities.
4. Dan Carpenter - Carpenter was the kicker for the University of Montana Grizzlies. For a time, he was concurrently also the teams punter. He went undrafted in 2008, Miami signed him just afterwards as a free agent. In 2009 he made 25-of-28 field goals, a 89.3% success rate, and was named to represent the Dolphins in his first career Pro Bowl. In total, he has scored 443 points in four seasons as Miami's kicker, converting 82% of his field goal attempts. He is currently signed through next season.
3. Garo Yepremian - Yepremian was a kicker out of Larnaca, Cyprus. He originally kicked for the Detroit Lions in 1966 and 1967, and was out of the NFL for the following two seasons. He joined the Dolphins when they joined the NFL in 1970. In 1971, Yepremian led the NFL with 117 points by making all 33 extra point attempts and 28-of-40 field goals, earning an All-NFL First Team selection. In spite of his success, he is probably best known for blowing the Dolphin's chance to shut out the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII, batting a missed field goal attempt which was recovered by Redskins defensive back Mike Bass, who returned it 49 yards for Washington's only score. Yepremian went on in 1973 to again earn All-NFL First Team honors, also playing in his first Pro Bowl. He again made the Pro Bowl in 1978 before joining the New Orleans Saints and later the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He totalled 830 points in nine seasons for Miami, converting 165-of-242 field goal attempts, a 68.2% success rate. According to Wikipedia.org, Yepremian is a motivational speaker and is the Founder/CEO of the Garo Yepremian Foundation for Brain Tumor Research.
2. Pete Stoyanovich - Stoyanovich was a 5'11" kicker out of the University of Indiana. Miami selected him in the eighth round of the 1989 NFL Entry Draft with the 203rd overall pick. He was consistently amongst the NFL leaders in field goal accuracy, and led the league in field goals for Miami with 31 in 1991 and 30 in 1992, also earning a first team All-Pro selection in 1992. In seven seasons for Miami, Stoyanovich went 246-for-250 on extra point attempts and 176-of-222 field goals. He later on kicked for the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Rams. His 58-yard field goal in the 1991 AFC Wildcard remains an NFL record for the longest playoff field goal.
1. Olindo Mare - Mare was a 5'10" kicker from Hollywood, Florida. He was selected by the New York Giants out of Syracuse in the 1996 offseason. Miami picked him up prior to the 1997 season. In 1999, Mare led the NFL by going 39-of-46 on field goals, scoring 144 points in the process and earning First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors. In 2001, he led the NFL in field goal percentage, hitting 90.5% on 19-of-21 attempts. He heads Miami's career leaderboard in field goals made and attempted, hitting 245-of-303. He also holds the Miami career record with 1,048 points scored. He later went on to play for the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks, and has three seasons left under contract with the Carolina Panthers.
Who was your favorite Dolphin's kicker?
Uwe von Schamann (18 votes)
Garo Yepremian (63 votes)
Dan Carpenter (104 votes)
Olindo Mare (177 votes)
Fuad Reveiz (7 votes)
Pete Stoyanovich (188 votes)
557 total votes