This week at SB Nation, teams are searching through their team’s record book, trying to find a favorite all-time record. Some unorthodox records might include most penalty yards, while more obvious options include most tackles, and yards per attempt. Before we reveal who the Dolphins’ all-time leading scorer is, let’s take a look at some of the team’s other all-time record holders.
As you may have guessed, Dan Marino is the Dolphins’ all-time leading passer and unless something drastically changes, will remain so for many years to come. Over his 17-year NFL career, Marino completed 4,967 of 8,358 attempts for 61,361 yards, and 420 touchdowns. These impressive numbers remained atop the NFL for many years. That is of course before
more lenient rules Peyton Manning surpassed him. Nevertheless, his numbers still remain untouchable at the top of Miami’s record books, and will be for the foreseeable future.
At running back, Larry Csonka remains the teams all-time leading rusher. His 1,506 attempts, 6,737 yards, and 53 touchdowns, keep him at the top of the Dolphins’ record book. All of this, despite Dave Wannstedt trying to wear down Ricky Williams for a large part of the early 2000’s.
At wide receiver, Mark Duper holds the record as the team’s all-time leading receiver in yards. His 511 receptions for 8,869 yards, remains unscathed at the top of the Dolphins’ record books. However, Mark Clayton had more receptions and touchdowns than Duper with 551 receptions and 81 touchdowns. No receivers currently on the roster come anywhere close to those records, so I expect them to stand for many years to come.
This next one is a no brainer, and there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind who holds the Dolphins’ all-time record, for most wins by a head coach. Don Shula remains the team’s all-time winningest coach, and might do so for the rest of the league’s existence. His impressive 257-133-2 is best in the history of the NFL. Good luck ever breaking that record, Bill Belichick!
So now that we looked at some of the team’s all-time leaders on offense, which of these players also holds the record as the Dolphins’ all-time leading scorer? Dan Marino? Larry Csonka? Mark Duper? The answer... Olindo Mare.
That’s right, former Dolphins’ kicker Olindo Mare is currently the team’s all-time leading scorer. Mare was with the organization from 1997-2006. During his time in Miami, Mare made 245 of his 303 attempted field goals. His total points scored during his ten-year career in Miami, 1,048! It’s never good when your all-time leading scorer is a kicker, but this obviously doesn’t take into account how many points were scored on those 420 touchdowns that Dan Marino threw.
Congratulations, Olindo Mare!
What is your favorite Dolphins’ all-time record? Did you know that Olindo Mare was the team’s all-time leading scorer? Discuss in the comment’s section below!
This article was written by Josh Houtz. Follow him on Twitter!