Written by: Katherine

Date: May 1, 2021

Miami Dolphins
Image: Phillip Adams - Miami Dolphins vs Oakland Raiders (wikimedia)

About This Quiz

Have you ever felt like you’re living through a Miami Dolphins game? You know, you look around and it feels like you’re backed up against your goal line, surrounded by defensive players. Your offensive line is struggling to hold off blitzes, and the quarterback is under constant pressure to throw the ball before he gets sacked. In addition, you’re getting a lot of penalties, and flags were thrown at you for doing things you thought were perfectly legal. Maybe you are a special fan who can’t stop thinking about your loved team. For people like you, we have prepared a special quiz!

The Miami Dolphins are one of the most successful teams in the NFL, they are also the oldest team in the NFL, and they have won 5 Super Bowls. Sure they are one of the teams most people love to hate, so, even the haters can take this trivia. They have a long and storied rivalry with the New England Patriots, which we also have a quiz about! This rivalry has been going on since the 1970s. This ended up making the Super Bowls more interesting than the championship games themselves.

The first Super Bowl appearance took place in 1971, at Super Bowl VI, but the team lost to the Dallas Cowboys. In 1972, the Dolphins became the first and only franchise in the league’s history to complete an undefeated season, winning all 14 games, including the decision against Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. The team would also win the Super Bowl VIII, beating the Minnesota Vikings. Miami also participated in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX, losing both games, unfortunately!

Early in its history, the Dolphins had the most successful and amazing coach of all time in terms of won matches, Don Shula. In 26 seasons, only twice has the team finished with a negative record under his command. In the 1980s, quarterback Dan Marino became one of the most prolific players on the pass and one of the greatest players of all time. Being to this day the greatest idol in the history of the franchise, he retired in 1999 after taking the team to 5 titles division, 10 playoff appearances, and the Super Bowl XIX.

The Dolphins originally played all home games at the Orange Bowl in Miami. After the 1986 season, Joe Robbie stadium became their main.

The Dolphins’ logo and uniforms have remained fairly consistent since the team’s founding until 2012. The team’s colors always have been coral and aqua. The original logo consisted of a sun with a bouncing dolphin wearing a football helmet with the letter “M”. This is an extremely hard quiz, do you think you are ready for it?


Before he became the quarterback for the Dolphins, Dan Marino was drafted to which pro team?

  • Kansas City Royals
  • New Jersey Generals
  • Chicago Blitz
  • Arizona Wranglers

The Mark brothers were a pair of well-known receivers on the Dolphins in the 1980s. What were their last names?

  • Martin and Drayton
  • McDuffie and Hampton
  • Clayton and Duper
  • Thomas and Green

This running back retired from the Dolphins for a season, but because he owed money to the organization, he was brought back.

  • Michael Jordan
  • Ricky Williams
  • Sammy Morris
  • Travis Minor

During their 20 playoff appearances from 1970-1999, the Dolphins were selected as a Wildcard team. How many times were they Wildcard?

  • 6
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7

Before he played for the Dolphins, which team did Larry Little play for?

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • San Diego Chargers
  • Houston Oilers
  • Dallas Cowboys

Which of the following players was a quarterback who became infamous for defeating Dan Marino in his only Super Bowl apperance?

  • John Elway
  • Jim Kelly
  • Phil Simms
  • Joe Montana

Which player was the first pick in the draft for the Dolphins, second overall in the 2005 NFL draft?

  • Randy McMichael
  • Channing Chrowder
  • Ronnie Brown
  • Chris Chambers

In 1995, Don Shula reitred as coach for the Dolphins with the record for all-time leader in regular season wins. Which Dolphins coach following him held the record for second in wins? He left the Dolphins at the end of the 2004 season.

  • Dave Wannstedt
  • George Wilson
  • Jimmy Johnson
  • Jim Bates

Which player died in a car crash a year after he joined the Dolphins?

  • David Overstreet
  • Larry Gordon
  • Rusty Chambers
  • Ernie Rhone

Dan Marino had many different players on his team. However, only one was ever a 1,000-yard rusher. Who was this player?

  • Larry Csonka
  • Mark Hampton
  • Lamar Thomas
  • Karim Abdul-Jabbar

What was the Dolphins' win-loss record by the end of the 2005 season?

  • 8-8
  • 9-7
  • 7-9
  • 16-0

Before he retired in 1995, Don Shula had accumulated a total of how many wins as Dolphins coach?

  • 282
  • 301
  • 313
  • 274

In 1983, the Dolphins drafted Mark Clayton in which round?

  • 4th
  • 1st
  • 8th
  • 3rd

What season did the Dolphins go undefeated?

  • 1972-1973
  • 1984-1985
  • 1973-1974
  • 1977-1978

The 2005 season was not kind to David Boston. How many catches did he have during the season?

  • 4
  • 12
  • 42
  • 34

How many former players and coaches from the Dolphins were elected into the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame from the years 1970-1999?

  • 8
  • 4
  • 6
  • 7

Which Dolphins player accidentally gave Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson his career-ending injury?

  • Joe Klecko
  • Jim Burt
  • Fred Smerlas
  • Marty Lyons

Which player was chosen to replace Terrell Buckley in the 1999-2000 season for the position of starting cornerback?

  • Patrick Surtain
  • Sam Madison
  • Brock Marion
  • Zach Thomas

After the 2005-2006 season, the Dolphins hired a former head coach as their new defensive coordinator. Who was this?

  • Dom Capers
  • Herm Edwards
  • Jimmie Johnson
  • None, they did not change defensive coordinators.

From 1980-2003, only three players' numbers were retired. Which of the following was not a player who had his number retired?

  • Dan Marino
  • Nick Buoniconti
  • Larry Csonka
  • Paul Warfield

Which player helped turn around the 1972 playoffs game against the Steelers with a 36-yard, 4th down run?

  • Jim Mandich
  • Mercury Morris
  • Garo Yepremian
  • Larry Seiple

In the 1970s, which nickname did the Dolphins defense have?

  • 'Purple-People Eaters'
  • 'No-Name Defense'
  • 'Iron Curtain'
  • 'Turquoise Terror'

The Dolphins' 2005 season started with a 3-7 record, but they ended the season with a win streak. How many games did they win?

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 4

Which team did Dan Marino defeat for his last playoff win before he retired?

  • Denver Broncos
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Buffalo Bills

In his first NFL appearance, how many touchdowns did Dan Marino throw?

  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0