Through its entire history the Miami Dolphins have employed only 20 kickers. Sure there has been kickers on the training camp roster but only 20 have seen regular or post-season action.
When you think of a kicker only a handful immediately come to mind. Garo Yepremian and of course the teams current kicker Andrew Franks.
But who are the top five in team history?
Garo Yepremian 1970-1978
Yepremian is of course more well-known for his ill-advised forward pass after a blocked field goal attempt in Super Bowl VII than he is for his kicking. He is however, after all of these years, still the 2nd ranked Dolphin in team history in the category of points scored.
Yepremian made 165 of his 242 field goal attempts and 335 of his 352 extra point attempts for a total of 830 points.
Pete Stoyonovich 1989 – 1995
Stoyonovich was this authors favorite kicker. Growing up a short distance from where I worked in Taylor, MI many years ago. In his career Styonovich made almost 80% of his field goal attempts and 98.4% of his extra points. He is ranked third all-time on Miami’s scoring list with 774 points. 246 of those came in the form of extra points while 176 were scored by field goals.
In his career, Stoyonovich was 50% outside of the 50.
Dan Carpenter 2008-2012
Carpenter was money for Miami for the first part of his career. In his five seasons with Miami, Carpenter only dipped below 80% success rate one time. In those save five seasons, Carpenter made 100% of his PAT’s four of those seasons. After leaving Miami for the Bills, he has yet to reach 100% on point after touchdowns.
For his career in Miami, Carpenter finished with 127 field goals on 155 attempts for 535 yards.
Uwe Von Schamman 1979 – 1984
Von Schamman may surprise some for being on this list but he is actually the 4th highest scorer in Dolphins history with 540 points. Von Schamman made 101 of his 149 attempts. He played his entire six year NFL career in Miami with the Dolphins.
Olindo Mare 1997-2006
For 10 years Mare lined up on the Dolphins field as the placekicker. Growing up within eye shot of the stadium, Mare loved the fact he got to play for his hometown favorite team. Overall Mare played in the NFL for 16 seasons.
In Miami, he leads all players in scoring with 1048 points. In his Miami career he made all but five of his 318 PAT attempts and 80.9% of his field goal attempts connecting on 245 of 303 attempts.