In 1974 the Dolphins would trade Hubert Ginn to the Baltimore Colts for defensive lineman Randy Crowder. Crowder would spend three season with the Dolphins before Miami traded him to the Buccaneers for a 3rd round pick in the 1979 draft.
The Dolphins would use that pick on running back Tony Nathan. Nathan would eventually have his life story told in the motion picture “Woodlawn” but not before he became one of the Dolphins best running backs in team history.
Nathan was very good as a rusher but was even more dangerous as a pass catcher. In Super Bowl XIX he caught 10 passes for 83 yards in the Dolphins loss to San Francisco. Nathan was so prolific in his receiving that he caught 10 passes in a game five times including the Super Bowl.
As a rusher Nathan wouldn’t be found on many statistical all-time lists for the Dolphins but he averaged 5.3 yards per carry (min 100 attempts) in 1981 rushing for 782 yards and on his career he ranks 2nd behind Mercury Morris all-time for rushing average minimum 300 attempts with a 4.8 yards per carry average.