Miami Dolphins All Time Depth Chart - Guard #1

Today, we move on to the offensive lineman as the Phinsider Community builds the Miami Dolphins' All Time Depth Chart. First up for the offensive line will be the guards. But, before we get there, we need to announce the fourth and final half back to join the chart.

The most recent halfback duo of Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown already claimed their spots on the depth chart, with Williams taking the first position and Brown the third. Between them came one part of the other main halfback duo the Dolphins have had, with Mercury Morris claiming the second position. Now, with the fourth slot, we finish off that duo with Jim Kiick taking his spot.

One portion of the triple headed backfield monster (with Morris and fullback Larry Csonka) of the Dolphins running game from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s, Kiick would play with Miami from 1968 to 1974. He would leave the Dolphins after their second Super Bowl win, heading to the WFL for a season before joining the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins at the end of his career. During his time with the Dolphins, Kiick play in 97 games, starting 68 of them. He would have 997 rushing attempts, for 3,644 yards, and 28 touchdowns.Kiick would be selected to the Pro Bowl in 1968 and 1969.

The current depth chart looks like:

1st String

2nd String

3rd String

4th String

5th String

6th String

QB

Dan Marino Bob Griese Chad Pennington

WR

Mark Clayton Paul Warfield Mark Duper Nat Moore O.J. McDuffie Chris Chambers

TE

Randy McMichael Keith Jackson Jim Mandich

RB

Ricky Williams Mercury Morris Ronnie Brown Jim Kiick

FB

OT

G

C

DE

DT

LB

CB

S

K

P


Now, it's time to move on to the guard nominees. Included on this list are all guards who played at least 30 games at the position for the Dolphins.

Maxie Williams - Williams was drafted in the 10th round of the 1965 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. After spending one year with Houston, Williams joined the Dolphins for their inaugural season, starting at left tackle for the team for the 1966 and 1967 seasons. In 1968, Williams would be moved over to left guard, where he started for his last three seasons in the league. Williams would appear in 41 games at left guard for Miami, starting 35 of them.

Billy Neighbors - Neighbors spent the 1962 to 1965 seasons with the Boston Patriots after being selected in the sixth round of the 1962 AFL Draft (he was also drafted in the 4th round of the NFL Draft that year, by the Washington Redskins). Like Williams, Neighbors moved over to the Dolphins for the 1966 season, remaining with Miami through 1969. Neighbors passed away back in April from a heart attack.

Larry Little - Little first joined the AFL as an undrafted free agent, signed by the San Diego Chargers, in 1967. After two seasons with the team, he was traded over to the Dolphins. Once with the Dolphins, Little would turn into a special lineman, making five Pro Bowls (1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1975), to go along with his selection as an AFL All-Star in 1969, as well as being selected as an All-Pro every season from 1971-1975, and 1977. He was also named as the AFC Offensive Lineman of the Year three times by the NFL Players Association (1970-1972). Little was a member of the Dolphins' two Super Bowl Championships, and was named to the NFL's 1970s All-Decade Team. Little was inducted into the Miami Dolphins Ring of Honor and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Bob Kuechenberg - Kuechenberg was a member of the same offensive line as Little (as well as other Hall of Fame inductees center Jim Langer and tackle Dwight Stephenson). Drafted in the fourth round in 1969, Kuechenberg quit training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles, choosing to spent the 1969 season with the semi-pro Chicago Owls. He then signed as a free agent with the Dolphins, establishing himself as the starting left guard for the team. Kuechenberg was selected to six Pro Bowls over his career (1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, and 1983), as well as two First Team All-Pro selections (1975, 1978). Kuechenberg was also a member of the two Super Bowl Championships for the Dolphins. He was inducted into the Dolphins Ring of Honor in 1995, and has been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame eight times (2002-2009), but has never been selected.

Ed Newman - Newman was selected by the Dolphins in the sixth round of the 1973 Draft. Newman was a member of the Dolphins for three Super Bowls, including the Super Bowl VIII Champions team. Newman would spend twelve seasons with the Dolphins, being named to four Pro Bowls during his career (1981-1984). Newman would enroll in the University of Miami's Law School during the 1984 season, graduating in 1987, eventually becoming a Judge in Miami, a position he still holds. His charitable work while with the team, and in his post-football career, has led to the city of Miami renaming Northwest 17th Street to Ed Newman Street.

Wally Pesuit - Pesuit was drafted in the fifth round of the 1976 Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but would spend his rookie year with the Atlanta Falcons. He would move over to the Dolphins in 1977, spending two seasons with the Dolphins, appearing in 30 games over that span. He would then spend two seasons with the Detroit Lions befonre playing two seasons in the USFL.

Jeff Toews - Toews was a second round selection by the Dolphins in the 1979 Draft. He would spend seven years with the Dolphins, appearing in 71 games, starting 14.

Roy Foster - The Dolphins selected Foster with their first round pick in the 1982 Draft, using him as a backup for two seasons before he established himself as the starting left guard for the team from 1984 to 1990. During that span, Foster would be named to the 1985 and 1986 Pro Bowls. After the 1990 season, Foster moved to the San Francisco 49ers for the 1991 - 1993 seasons.

Steve S. Clark - Clark played four seasons with the Dolphins after they selected him in the ninth round of the 1982 Draft. Clark played guard and nose tackle for MIami during his time with the team. He would appear in 41 games, starting five.

Tom Toth - Toth was selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 1985 Draft, but would make his league debut in 1986 with the Dolphins. He would appear in 50 games over four seasons with Miami, starting 18 of them, mostly at right guard for the team.

Harry Galbreath - An eighth round selection by the Dolphins in 1988, Galbreath would serve as the starting right guard for the team starting his rookie year. He would leave Miami after the 1992 season, having appeared in 78 games, starting 77 of them. He would spent three seasons starting for the Green Bay Packers, and end his career with one year as the starting left guard for the New York Jets.

Keith Sims - Sims was picked by the Dolphins in the 1990 Draft's second round. He would serve as a starter for the team from his selection until the 1997 season, being named to the 1993, 1994, and 1995 Pro Bowls. He would leave Miami after 1997, spending three seasons with the Washington Redskins before retiring.

Bert Weidner - Weidner would spend time at center and guard for the Dolphins after his 11th round selection in 1989, establishing himself as a pure guard in the 1992 season. He would remain with the Dolphins throughout his career, retiring after the 1995 season. He would appear in 81 games for Miami, starting 39.

Chris Gray - Gray would begin a 15-year NFL career with Miami, being selected in the fifth round of the 1993 Draft. He would stay with the Dolphins from 1993 to 1996, appearing in 42 games for the team, starting 23 of them, mostly at right guard. He would spend one year with the Chicago Bears before joining the Seattle Seahawks where he would play the final 10 seasons of his career, splitting time between guard and center.

Jeff Buckey - Buckey would play three seasons in Miami, appearing in 38 games with 13 starts after his 1996 selection in the seventh round. He would spend one season with the San Francisco 49ers before retiring.

Mark Dixon - Signed as an undrafted free agent, Dixon would play for Miami from 1998 to 2002, mostly at left guard. Removing his one season (2002; 13 games, 12 starts) as the team's starting left tackle, Dixon starts 48 games for the Dolphins at left guard, appearing in one additional game.

Kevin Donnalley - Donnalley would join the Dolphins in 1998 after seven seasons with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans organization. With the Dolphins, Donnalley would serve as the team's starting right guard for three years, starting 39 of the 46 games in which he would appear over three seasons. He would spend three more years with the Carolina Panthers before retiring.

Brent Smith - Selected in the third round of the 1997 draft by the Dolphins, Smith would serve primarily as a backup through three years in Miami. His rookie year, Smith would be the second string left tackle, before moving to guard for his second and third seasons (29 appearances, 2 starts at guard). He would go on to play two more years with the New York Jets, starting at right guard in 2003 before falling to second string in 2004.

Todd Perry - After a nine year career with the Chicago Bears, Perry joined the Dolphins in 2001. During his three years with Miami, he would serve as at right guard, starting all 47 games in which he appeared for the team.

Rex Hadnot - Hadnot was selected in the sixth round of the 2004 draft by the Dolphins, who used him primarily at right guard. In his rookie season, he would have 14 appearances, with 7 starts, establishing himself as a starter midseason. He would then starting at right guard for the Dolphins in 2005 and 2007, not missing any of the 32 games over that time. During the 2006 season, Miami would move Hadnot to center, where he would start all 16 games. He would leave Miami after 2007, spending two seasons each with the Cleveland Browns and the Arizona Cardinals.

Jeno James - James came to Miami in 2004 after four seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He would immediately assumed the starting left guard position, playing in 39 games (all starts) over three years before retiring.

Richie Incognito - Incognito has been with the Dolphins the last two seasons after four seasons with the St. Louis Rams and a partial season (traded during the 2009 season) with the Buffalo Bills. Since coming to Miami, Incognito has solidified the left side of the offensive line, playing next to All-Pro left tackle Jake Long. Incognito has started 31 games over the past two seasons, missing one game last year.

Vote below for the top spot in the Miami Dolphins guards:

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