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Dick Wood, Dolphins first quarterback, dies at 79

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dick Wood has passed away.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

As the Miami Dolphins took the field for the first time in 1966, veteran quarterback Dick Wood too his position under center. Wood had bounced around the AFL over the past four seasons, spending time with the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and Oakland Raiders. He finished his career with a one year stint in Miami, where he became the team's first quarterback.

Wood passed away over the weekend, the team announced. He was 79-yeard-old.

In his one year with Miami, Wood was 83-for-230, for 993 yards, with four touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Over the course of his career, Woods appeared in 60 games, with 33 starts, throwing 1,194 passes, with 522 completions, for 7,153 yards, 51 touchdowns, and 71 interceptions.

After his retirement, Wood moved into coaching, working with the University of Georgia (Graduate Assistant - 1967), Oakland Raiders (Wide receivers coach - 1969-1970), Ole Miss (Offensive assistant - 1971-1973), Cleveland Browns (Quarterbacks/running backs coach - 1974), Atlanta Falcons (Quarterbacks/running backs coach - 1978-1982), Philadelphia Eagles (Offensive coordinator/Quarterbacks coach - 1983), Auburn (Offensive assisant - 1986), Kansas City Chiefs (Quarterbacks/running backs coach - 1987-1988), New England Patriots (Quarterbacks coach - 1989-1990), Eagles (Quarterbacks/running backs coach - 1991-1994) and New York Jets (Quarterbacks/running backs coach - 1995).