Miami Dolphins: The best starter at each position in franchise history

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Best special teamers in Miami Dolphins history: Olindo Mare, Brandon Fields, & Wes Welker

Olindo Mare:

Garo Yepremian might be a more recognizable name (to your grandfather), and Pete Stoyanovich stole a lot of our hearts in the early 90s. But it is Olindo Mare who holds all of the team’s kicking and scoring records. His 1,048 points are 218 more than Yepremian in second place, and he has more field goals made and a better percentage than the other two.

There was generational roster change in Miami from 1997-2006, but Olindo Mare was the one constant that we could count on.

Brandon Fields:

There aren’t a whole lot of measurables when evaluating the impact of punters on a franchise, and I’m going to feel bad for disrespecting the great Reggie Roby on this one.

But the numbers say that Brandon Fields is the best punter in Miami Dolphins history. He had more punt attempts than anyone in the franchise aside from some guy named Larry Seiple and still kicked for the most yards. His 46.8 yards per punt is the highest mark on the team.

Wes Welker (Returner):

Perhaps we should give Ted Ginn Jr. his flowers here, and even pay respects to Jakeem Grant’s franchise-leading five total return touchdowns. But in looking at the sheer number of both kickoff and punt return yards, Wes Welker is the outright leader for the Dolphins.

He only played in Miami for three seasons, but that was enough to amass 3,756 yards on kickoffs and another 1,232 on punts, first and second in franchise history, respectively. He even kicked off three times and attempted (and made) both a field goal and an extra point. Not sure what happened in his career after that.

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