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The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time 

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List of the best Miami Dolphins of all time. Since their formation in 1966 as part of the AFL, the Miami Dolphins have been one of the most successful teams in AFC history. From the beginning of the 1970s through the early 2000s, Miami was the standard bearer for excellence in the conference. During this nearly 30 year run of success, the Dolphins had many of the best players in its history on its roster. The dominant Dolphins Super Bowl teams of the 1970s had some of the top players in the league on the team. With head coach Don Shula as the constant, the Dolphins fielded what some consider to be the best team of all time in 1972 when they went an unmatched 17-0, the only NFL team to go undefeated during a single season. 

Many of the team's best players were on the 1972 undefeated, Super Bowl winning team. Hall of Fame players like Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield, Bob Griese and Larry Little to name a few are considered some of the best Dolphins ever. While the players on that team are memorable, perhaps the most famous Dolphins player is star quarterback Dan Marino, who is one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Despite not winning a championship, Marino is still considered one of the most popular and greatest Dolphins ever and thousands of Miami fans to this day will wear his jersey to the team's home games. 

This list of the best Miami Dolphins factors in all players from the team's AFL days to the present day. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him if you consider him one of the greatest Miami Dolphins players of all time. Vote and rerank this list so it accurately reflects who is the best Miami Dolphins player of all time, then head over and check out the top Dolphins kickers ever and best Dolphins tight ends.

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Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Quarterback from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Running back and Fullback from Stow, Ohio, United States of America
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Jason Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Linebacker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Zach Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Linebacker from Pampa, Texas
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Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Quarterback from Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America
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Larry Little is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Larry Little Guard from Georgia, United States of America
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Paul Warfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Wide receiver from Warren, Ohio
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Nick Buoniconti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Offensive Lineman and Guard from Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Cameron Wake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
AlexPutnam added Defensive end and Linebacker from Beltsville, Maryland
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Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Mark Gregory Clayton Wide receiver from Indianapolis, Indiana
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Dwight Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Center from Murfreesboro, North Carolina, United States of America
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Mark Duper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Mark Duper Wide receiver from Pineville, Louisiana
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Mercury Morris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Mercury Morris Running back and Halfback from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Running back from San Diego, California, United States of America
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Jake Scott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Jake Scott Safety and Defensive back from Greenwood, South Carolina, United States of America
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Richmond Webb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Tackle from Dallas, Texas
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Bob Kuechenberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Bob Kuechenberg Guard from Gary, Indiana
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Manny Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Manny Fernandez Defensive tackle and Defensive end from Oakland, California
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Sam Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Sam Madison Cornerback from Thomasville, Georgia
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Dick Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Safety and Defensive back from Midland, Michigan, United States of America
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Jim Kiick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Running back and Halfback from Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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Jim Langer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Guard and Center from Little Falls, Minnesota, United States of America
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John Offerdahl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Linebacker from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Nat Moore Wide receiver from Tallahassee, Florida
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Reggie Roby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time
Reggie Roby Punter from Waterloo, Iowa