Miami Dolphins all-time favorite players by position
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins have a long history that has produced some of the best football players in the NFL but who would be your favorites?
On Twitter there has been an off-season discussion about who is the favorite Miami Dolphins players of all time. The questions have produced some typical and some not so typical responses. At first there was hesitation as to whether this would make for an interesting topic of discussion but when our staff writer Eric Frosbutter got into the act, it seemed it might just be.
That’s a good list but let’s go into a bit more detail on who my favorite, not necessarily the greatest, players by position.
Quarterback – Dan Marino
To be honest, it was actually a bit hard to put Marino on here only because I loved Bob Griese in the late 70’s and early 80’s when I was really starting to get into football. But it’s Marino and I have met him several times in my life and he is a really fun person to talk to.
Running back 1: Larry Csonka
Another former player that I have had the privilege of talking to. When I was a kid my dad would go outside with us and called one play the “Big Zonk”. Never found out if that was a real play or not but in my backyard it was!
Running back 2: Mercury Morris
There is no one else like Morris. A true Miami Dolphins lifer who takes as much pride in the accomplishments of his own as he does with those of the team. Morris is a great person to talk to and was a lot of fun to watch in his playing days.
Wide-receiver 1: Mark Duper/Mark Clayton
Call it a copout, I don’t care. Truth be told you can’t name one without the other.
Wide-receiver 2: Nat Moore
I loved to watch Moore play and to this day still remember the helicopter catch against the New York Jets.
Wide-Receiver 3: Jim Jensen
There was nothing to dislike about Jim Jensen. He could do it all and practically did. He could be a TE, QB, RB, WR, P, K, play defense, and special teams. The Swiss Army Knife in Dolphins history.
Tight-End: Anthony Fasano
There have been a lot of great Dolphins tight-ends but to be honest, I really liked Fasano. Still do. When he returned to Miami last season I was thrilled. He is that guy that shouldn’t be playing football but is.
Center: Dwight Stephenson
Hall of Fame yes but watching him handle the line of scrimmage was something special.
Guards: Keith Sims/Bob Kuechenberg
The combination of Sims and Richmond Webb was an amazing duo on the left side. Kuechenberg was just mean and I really liked that. He should be in the HOF.
Tackles: Richmond Webb/Jon Giesler
Webb is one of my favorite Dolphins at any position and Giesler spent 10 seasons in Miami from 79 to 88, my high-school years.
Kicker – Pete Stoyanovich
How much did I like Pete? In my first ever fantasy football draft, I took him in round 1. Dan Marino was already gone. I took 2nd in the league. Thanks Pete!
Punter – Larry Seiple
I still have the football cards from each of his playing seasons.