A sad day for the Miami Dolphins, sports fans, and those near and dear to the legendary hall of fame head coach, Don Shula. The team announced Don Shula died peacefully in his Miami home Monday this morning (May 5, 2020) at the age of 90.
Legends Never Die
The team said it best in their statement, “Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years. He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins, and the city of Miami, in the national sports scene.”
Here are some fun facts released by the Miami Dolphins earlier this year.
- Don Shula was one of only two coaches to appear in 6 or more Super Bowls. The other was New England’s, Bill Belichick …pipe down New England fans, this isn’t about you right now.
- Won an NFL Record of 347 Games and reached the playoff 20 times as Head Coach in 33 years.
- Had 21 career interceptions for 247 yards in seven seasons as an NFL player.
- Lead the NFL’s only 17-0 season in 1972, and won another Super Bowl the next year.
- Picked Dan Marino as the 27th overall selection in the 1983 draft.
- Regular season win total of 328-156-6 (.676) is the most in NFL history.
- Career record of 347-173-6 (.665) and is the winningest coach in NFL history.
- For more fun Don Shula facts; click here
Our condolences to friends, fans, family, and associates of the legendary, Don Shula.