Phins At 50: Top 10 Backs

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No. 8 – Delvin Williams

Up until some other guy named Williams showed up, Delvin Williams’ 1978 campaign was the best in franchise history. Williams rushed for 1,258 yards on 272 carries with eight touchdowns – all career bests. He was named to his second Pro Bowl and his first and only First Team All-Pro selection.

But in that season’s playoffs, the Houston Oilers held Williams to a mere 41 yards on 13 carries as he and the Dolphins offense were effectively shut down in a 17-9 Wild Card round loss at the Orange Bowl.

After 1978, Williams never got his groove back. His production would drop to 703 rushing yards in 1979 and 671 in 1980 and would only score six more touchdowns for the Dolphins.

But Williams’ amazing 1978 season and the fact that he was the only Dolphin in 18 years to break the 1,000 yard mark is good enough to place him eighth on this list.