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Miami Dolphins, AARP Foundation Host Fourth Annual Million Meal Pack   Download PDF version

April 30, 2017

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Miami Dolphins, AARP Foundation Host Fourth Annual Million Meal Pack

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins and AARP Foundation teamed up for the 4th Annual Million Meal Pack at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University. Participants packed 1,003,680 meals that will be delivered by U.S. Hunger to Feeding South Florida’s network of older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. On hand to help pack meals was Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel, Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum, Head Coach Adam Gase, coaches, staff and both current and former players.

“We’ve worked together with AARP Foundation, for the fourth consecutive year, to pack and deliver more than one million meals that will stay right here in our community,” Miami Dolphins Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Jehn said. “Once again volunteers energetically united and graciously gave their time to help our neighbors in need.”

“Today, with the help of dedicated local volunteers, the Miami Dolphins and AARP Foundation, came together to help alleviate the issue of hunger that affects more than 10 million older adults in the U.S. every day,” said Emily Allen, Senior Vice President of AARP Foundation. “Over the past few years our continued relationship with the Miami Dolphins demonstrates our commitment to helping low income older adults in South Florida.”

At the Million Meal Pack, more than 5,295 enthusiastic volunteers worked an assembly line to pack nutritious Jambalaya meals of red lentils, rice, dehydrated vegetables and pink Himalayan salt. Volunteers also were invited to take part in a Community Fair as a thank you for their service. The fair’s lively atmosphere featured live music, football activities, performances by the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and chances to win prizes. Participants were also able to learn about additional volunteer opportunities to serve their senior neighbors though interactive demonstrations, speakers and take-home materials.

Together, AARP Foundation and the Miami Dolphins have built a volunteer community committed to serving low-income older adults in South Florida. As the presenting sponsor of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams program – the largest volunteer program in the National Football League – AARP Foundation has helped execute numerous service events in South Florida and has positively impacted the region in an effort to help older adults facing challenges with hunger, isolation, income and housing needs through targeted and customized events to address these issues.

Miami Dolphins Celebrate Youth Football in South Florida with Announcement of Day 3 Draft Picks from the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University   Download PDF version

April 29, 2017

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MIAMI DOLPHINS CELEBRATE YOUTH FOOTBALL IN SOUTH FLORIDA WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF DAY 3 DRAFT PICKS FROM THE BAPTIST HEALTH TRAINING FACILITY AT NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Davie, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins announced their Day 3 picks during Rounds 5 and 6 of the NFL Draft from the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The team’s Day 3 selections – which began on Saturday, April 29 at 12 p.m. ET – celebrated youth football in South Florida with several special guests on hand. The announcements were made by Jaden Piner from the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight, Miami Dolphins Alum and American Heritage High School Head Football Coach Patrick Surtain and Miami Dolphins Alum Troy Drayton.

Moonlight cast member Jaden Piner announced the selection of fifth-round pick (164th overall) guard Isaac Asiata from Utah. Piner, 13, co-starred in the movie Moonlight that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He played the young version of Chiron’s friend Kevin and had the opportunity to walk the red carpet and attend the Oscars. Piner is a student at Norland Middle School in Miami Gardens and was joined by his cast members and drama teacher, Tanisha Cidel.

Accompanying Surtain for the announcement of fifth-round pick (178th overall) defensive tackle Davon Godchaux from LSU was Miami Carol City Senior High School running back and Dolphins High School Player of the Year Nayquan Wright as well as Dolphins Team Mom of the Year Marisella Readon from the Boca Braves of the Gold Coast Pop Warner League. These three announcers were recognized throughout the 2016 NFL season by the Miami Dolphins and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) for their commitment to being leaders both on and off the field.

Surtain was a second-round pick by the Dolphins in the 1998 NFL draft and played seven seasons for the team (1998-2004). He was selected to three straight Pro Bowls (2002-04) and named All-Pro in 2002 and 2003. Surtain played in 108 games for the Dolphins and had 29 interceptions and 86 passes defensed. As a coach, he helped American Heritage win the FHSAA Class 5A state championship in 2016, defeating Ponte Verde 35-33. Surtain also received the Week 14 High School Coach of the Week award and was named by the Dolphins as the Broward County High School Coach of the Year.

Wright is a running back from Miami Carol City Senior High School and a member of the Chiefs’ 2016 Class 2A State Championship team. He received recognition as the Week 5 High School Player of the Week. Only a sophomore, Wright already has scholarship offers from Alabama, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Florida State and Georgia.

Readon who was the Week 10 Team Mom of the Week award recipient. Readon has overcome tremendous adversity as she lost her son in early 2016, who would have been on the Tiny Mite team (7U), yet she still finds the time and energy to support her older son’s team. She is always there when you need her and the first to take the initiative and volunteer her time. Readon never misses a practice or game and is there, not only for her son, but for all the boys on the team. This year, her Jr. Pee Wee team had an influx of new players which meant new moms to the organization. She welcomed everyone with open arms and has made them feel like family. Recently, Readon was appointed to the Braves’ board as scholastic coordinator because of her commitment to the scholastic performance of her players.

Drayton, who currently serves as the Dolphins Youth Programs Manager announced sixth-round pick (194th overall) defensive tackle Vincent Taylor from Oklahoma State. Drayton was joined by the youth flag football team that represented the franchise at this year’s NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando The team is comprised of players who participated in the Dolphins Academy Summer Camps.

Drayton played tight end for the Dolphins from 1996-99 and appeared in 55 games with 53 starts. He caught 127 passes for 1,511 yards (11.9 avg.) and eight touchdowns. He was a second-round pick in the 1993 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams and played eight NFL seasons with three different teams.

El Clásico Miami Announces Board of Ambassadors   Download PDF version

April 25, 2017

El Clásico Miami Announces Board of Ambassadors

Famed Clubs to Meet on July 29, 2017 for the First-Ever El Clásico in the United States

MIAMI (April 25, 2017) Relevent Sports announced the creation of a Board of Ambassadors as part of El Clásico Miami, the first-ever match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid C.F. to take place in North America. This influential group, chaired by Stephen M. Ross, will promote and advocate the interactive events centered on the art, culture and athletics of this historic celebration of world class soccer. The two rivals will meet on July 29, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup (ICC) presented by Heineken and broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7:30PM ET.

Board members include world renown entertainers Flo Rida, Marc Future (DJ), athletes Serena Williams, Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Pau Gasol, art, entertainment and cultural leaders Jorge Perez, Jeffrey Soffer, Phil Goldfarb, Jessica Goldman, Brian Goldmeier, Dave Grutman, Rene Kamm, Jesse Manzano Plaza, business executives Maverick Carter, Ronnie Fieg, Desmond Howard, Ferran Prieto and Paul Rivera, RSE Ventures co-founder Matt Higgins and executive Daniel Sillman, and members of the Miami Dolphins including President & CEO Tom Garfinkel and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino.

El Clásico Miami will be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., the first soccer event to take place since the stadium’s latest renovations. Hard Rock Stadium returns as a venue for the ICC after hosting the championship match in each of the first two years of the tournament.

The International Champions Cup was launched by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins in 2013 with the creation of Relevent Sports, led by Charlie Stillitano and Jon Sheiman. El Clásico Miami will mark the first-ever match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid C.F. to take place in North America. Hailed as one of sport’s all-time greatest rivalries, the current rosters for each club feature some of the best players in the world. Real Madrid C.F. is anchored by recently crowned FIFA Men’s Player of the Year and Ballon D’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, alongside Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, while perennial world-class Argentinean national, Lionel Messi, and famed Brazilian Neymar lead FC Barcelona.

As part of this momentous event, the ICC and El Clásico Miami management teams have developed exciting events leading up to the match including concerts, brand activations, team pep rallies, art activations and more which will be hosted in and around Hard Rock Stadium as part of an immersive experience site that will be available to fans from Tuesday to Sunday. Additionally, El Clásico Miami week will provide an opportunity for fans to experience the culture of Miami by creating events around Miami Beach, Wynwood and Bayfront Park. The week will be filled with concerts, beach parties and art activations that create a spectacle of events around the match.

For further information, please visit: http://elclasico.internationalchampionscup.com/el-clasico-miami-board-of-ambassadors/

About Relevent Sports

Relevent Sports provides an innovative approach to building a soccer presence in the United States and around the globe. Relevent Sports showcases the best matchups and tournaments in soccer featuring the top clubs, international teams and players. In addition to hosting the International Champions Cup annually every summer, Relevent Sports works closely with national teams including Brazil, Argentina and Portugal to host exhibition matches in major sports venues throughout the year. Utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives, Relevent Sports promotes and grows the love of soccer worldwide.

About the International Champions Cup Presented by Heineken

The International Champions Cup is the world’s premier summer soccer tournament organized by Relevent Sports, featuring the best clubs from around the world. A staple property of Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures, the International Champions Cup works with leading sponsors such as Heineken, Nike, Visit Orlando, and Ally, among others, to bring the best in soccer to iconic sports venues across North America, Europe and China.

The International Champions Cup has hosted some of the most iconic matchups in the world, including the two most attended soccer matches in U.S. history. The first came when 109,318 fans saw Real Madrid and Manchester United play in Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan. Real Madrid returned to the “Big House” to take on Chelsea in front of 105,826 fans, second all-time, as part of the 2016 tournament. The International Champions Cup also has hosted the most attended soccer matches in Minnesota (64,101 at U.S. Bank Stadium) and Ohio (86,641 at Ohio Stadium) state history. In its four-year history, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have all won installments of the tournament.

Dolphins Cancer Challenge Hosts Second Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament   Download PDF version

April 21, 2017

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Dolphins Cancer Challenge Hosts Second Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

Aventura, FL – The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) today hosted the second annual DCC Celebrity Golf Tournament at Turnberry Isle Miami’s two 18-hole championship courses with partners BBVA Compass, BMW South Florida and CapsCanada. The tournament offered cancer fighters a chance to golf and interact with athletes and other celebrity guests. Funds raised from the golf tournament will benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. More than 190 golfers participated in the sold-out event.

“Today is a great day to be a cancer fighter. Today we came together in the name of fighting a disease that has touched us all in some way,” DCC Chair & Vice Chairman of Rialto Capital Management Eric Feder said. “This event caps what has been a successful year of raising critical funds for innovative cancer research that will have a direct impact on the South Florida community.”

The participants teed off for a round of scramble-golf on the world-famous Soffer and Miller Courses with Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase and Dolphins alumni and players, including Walt Aikens, Dick Anderson, Jermon Bushrod, Kim Bokamper, Bob Brudzinski, Winston Chapman, John Denney, Brandon Doughty, Troy Drayton, Brian Fleury, Andrew Franks, Bob Griese, Lorenzo Hampton, Thomas Henderson, Reshad Jones, Ted Larsen, Dan Marino, Matt Moore, Nat Moore, John Offerdahl, Trevor Reilly, Dwight Stephenson, Lawrence Timmons and Sam Young.

They were joined by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez as well as former and current pro athletes Charles Johnson (Miami Marlins), Alex Petrovic (Florida Panthers), Derek Mackenzie (Florida Panthers), Rony Seikaly (Miami Heat) and Jonathan Vilma (NFL). Former UM alumni Jon Beason, Brett Romberg, Gino Torretta and DJ Williams also were in attendance.

Golfers were treated to exceptional food and beverage at Bourbon Steak and finished the day with a VIP reception at Corsair.

2017 DCC Celebrity Golf Tournament Winners

Scramble (Miller Course) – Dan Marino, Roberto Muoz, Brick Huffman and Robert Lundgren

Scramble (Soffer Course) – Troy Drayton, Michael Mandich, Tre Leoni and Joe Leoni.

Closest to the Pin – Chris Burr (Miller Course) and Mike Perrault (Soffer Course)

Longest Drive – Sam Young, (Miller Course), Luke Freeman (Soffer Course), Bree Rodriguez (Miller Course) and Alexandra Salanic (Soffer Course)

About Dolphins Cancer Challenge

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health pillar. The DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $16 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. For additional information, call (305) 943-6799 or visit www. DolphinsCancerChallenge.com. DCC can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/RideDCC and on Twitter at @TackleCancer.

Miami Dolphins announce 2017 schedule   Download PDF version

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced their 2017 schedule. The team will kick off the 2017 season at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. against Tampa Bay. It is just the second time since 2011 the Dolphins have opened the season at home.

The Dolphins are scheduled to have four primetime games, the most since the 2004 season, including three in a row from Weeks 8-10. It is the first time in franchise history the team will play three straight primetime games. Miami will first appear in primetime on Thursday Night Football in Week 8 (Oct. 26) at Baltimore. In Week 9 (Nov. 5), the Dolphins will host Oakland on Sunday Night Football. The following week will feature Miami at Carolina on Monday Night Football on Nov. 13. The Dolphins will also play on Monday Night Football in Week 14 (Dec. 11) when they host New England.

Miami’s home schedule features an impressive slate of opponents, including the past two Super Bowl champions – Denver and New England. The seven teams the Dolphins will host at Hard Rock Stadium were a collective 65-47 last year and all but two of them had winning records in 2016.

As a whole, the Dolphins will play the AFC and NFC champions from each of the past two seasons – Denver, New England, Carolina and Atlanta. Of Miami’s 16 games, three will come against teams that played in Super Bowl LI, five will be against 2016 playoff teams and eight will take place against teams with a winning record last season.

Miami will travel to London for a regular-season game for the fourth time in team history and kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Oct. 1 vs. New Orleans. Miami won a 2014 meeting with Oakland at Wembley Stadium but fell short in a 2007 meeting with the New York Giants and a 2015 showdown against the New York Jets.

The Dolphins will also play two road games in new NFL venues. In Week 2 (Sept. 17), the Dolphins will play the Chargers at StubHub Center in the Chargers’ first regular season home game since returning to Los Angeles. In Week 6 (Oct. 15), Miami will play in Atlanta’s brand new venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Dolphins also announced dates and times for their four preseason games. The first game vs. Atlanta will be played on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. In Week 2, the Dolphins will host Baltimore on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. The team will play at Philadelphia in Week 3 on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. before wrapping up the preseason at Minnesota in Week 4 on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.

All games can be heard on Miami’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM, the official flagship radio partner of the franchise, and simulcast on KISS 99.9 FM. The four preseason games can be seen locally in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market on WFOR-TV CBS4, the official local television broadcast partner of the Miami Dolphins.

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MIAMI DOLPHINS 2017 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT STADIUM NETWORK TIME (ET)
Thurs., Aug. 10 ATLANTA FALCONS Hard Rock Stadium WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 17 BALTIMORE RAVENS Hard Rock Stadium WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 24 at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 31 at Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium WFOR CBS4 8 p.m.

MIAMI DOLPHINS 2017 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT STADIUM NETWORK TIME (ET)
Sun., Sept. 10 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Hard Rock Stadium FOX 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 17 at Los Angeles Chargers StubHub Center CBS 4:05 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 24 at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 1 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Wembley Stadium (London) FOX 9:30 a.m.
Sun., Oct. 8 TENNESSEE TITANS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 15 at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 22 NEW YORK JETS Hard Rock Stadium FOX 1 p.m.*
Thurs., Oct. 26 at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium CBS/NFLN/Amazon 8:25 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 5 OAKLAND RAIDERS Hard Rock Stadium NBC 8:30 p.m.*
Mon., Nov. 13 at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium ESPN 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 19 BYE WEEK
Sun., Nov. 26 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 3 DENVER BRONCOS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Mon., Dec. 11 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Hard Rock Stadium ESPN 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 17 at Buffalo Bills New Era Field CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 24 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 31 BUFFALO BILLS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*

* Game subject to flexible scheduling in Weeks 5-17
All times EASTERN

For the fourth straight year, a select number of games will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today while the remainder of “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 5-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move will be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to Dec. 31. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.

2017 Schedule Notes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 25, Tampa Bay 23; Nov. 15, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Tampa Bay 22, Miami 19; Nov. 11, 2013
  • The Series: Tied at 5-5
  • Miami is 3-1 all-time in home games vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Three of the past four meetings have been decided by three points or less.
  • Despite being the closest NFL team to the Dolphins (only 271 driving miles from Raymond James Stadium to Hard Rock Stadium), the two teams have met just five times in the past 25 years.

Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4:05 p.m. at L.A. Chargers)

  • The Last Time (AWAY/OVERALL): Miami 31, San Diego 24; Nov. 13, 2016
  • The Last Time (IN LOS ANGELES): First meeting
  • The Series: Miami leads 17-15 (includes four playoff games)
  • The Dolphins are 10-3 in their last 13 games against the Chargers dating back to 1995.
  • Miami is 7-11 all-time in games played at the Chargers (includes win on Oct. 27, 2003 in game moved to Tempe, Ariz. due to wildfires).
  • Miami is 6-2 all-time in games played in the Los Angeles area (includes games at Rams, Raiders, Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl XVII).
  • The two teams have met in four consecutive seasons (2013-16) with the Dolphins taking three of the four meetings.
  • This will be the first of two stadiums the Dolphins will play in for the first time this season as the Chargers are playing in the StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.) for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

New York Jets (Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at N.Y. Jets | Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 27, N.Y. Jets 23; Nov. 6, 2016
  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 34, N.Y. Jets 13; Dec. 17, 2016
  • The Series:Y. Jets lead 53-49-1 (includes one playoff game)
  • The Dolphins are 26-25-1 all-time at home against the N.Y. Jets.
  • The Dolphins are 23-28 all-time in road games at the N.Y. Jets.
  • Miami has won four of its past five (and seven of its past nine) road meetings at the N.Y. Jets.

New Orleans Saints (Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at London)

  • The Last Time (HOME): New Orleans 46, Miami 34; Oct. 25, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): New Orleans 38, Miami 17; Sept. 30, 2013 (at New Orleans)
  • The Last Time (IN LONDON): N.Y. Jets, 27, Miami 14; Oct. 4, 2015
  • The Series: Miami leads 6-5
  • Miami is 3-1 all-time in home games vs. the Saints.
  • This is the Dolphins’ fourth trip to London with all four games coming at Wembley Stadium.
  • Miami is 1-2 all-time in London with a win against Oakland in 2014 and losses vs. N.Y. Giants in 2007 and vs. N.Y. Jets in 2015.
  • Running back Jay Ajayi was born in London, lived there until he was seven years old and is a British citizen.

Tennessee Titans (Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME/OVERALL): Tennessee 30, Miami 17; Oct. 9, 2016
  • The Series: Miami leads 19-17 (includes one playoff game)
  • Miami is 11-9 all-time vs. the Titans/Oilers at home.
  • The Dolphins have won three of their past five and six of their past nine home games against the Titans.
  • Miami is 9-5 in its past 13 games against Tennessee.

Atlanta Falcons (Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Atlanta)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Atlanta 19, Miami 7; Sept. 13, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 27, Atlanta 23; Sept. 22, 2013
  • The Series: Miami leads 8-4
  • Miami is 2-2 all-time against Atlanta in road games.
  • This will be the second of two stadiums the Dolphins will play in for the first time this season as Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens in downtown Atlanta for the 2017 season.
  • Miami’s last road win against the Falcons came on Sept. 21, 1980 in a 20-17 victory at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium.

Baltimore Ravens (Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. at Baltimore)

  • The Last Time (AWAY/OVERALL): Baltimore 38, Miami 6; Dec. 4, 2016
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): Miami 19, Baltimore 6; Sept. 17, 2000 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Baltimore leads 8-6 (includes two playoff games)
  • Miami is 1-3 all-time in games played at the Baltimore Ravens.
  • The Dolphins are 9-8 all-time in games played in Baltimore (includes games against the Ravens and Colts).
  • The two teams have met in the past four straight seasons (2013-16) with Baltimore taking three of the four meetings.
  • Miami is 2-2 in its past four games on Thursdays.

Oakland Raiders (Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 35, Oakland 13; Sept. 16, 2012
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 38, Oakland 14; Sept. 28, 2014 (at London)
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME):A. Raiders 13, Miami 10; Nov. 19, 1990 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Oakland leads 19-17-1 (includes four playoff games)
  • Miami is 10-8-1 all-time at home against Oakland.
  • The Dolphins have won seven of their past eight home games against the Raiders, dating back to 1992 (lone loss was Sept. 30, 2007).
  • Miami has won five straight and 11 of the past 13 contests against the Raiders (last loss was Sept. 30, 2007).
  • This will be the Dolphins’ first appearance on Sunday Night Football since Sept. 26, 2010 vs. the New York Jets

Carolina Panthers (Monday, Nov. 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Carolina)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 24, Carolina 17; Nov. 19, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Carolina 20, Miami 16; Nov. 24, 2013 (at Miami)
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): First meeting
  • The Series: Miami leads 4-1
  • Miami is 2-0 all-time at Carolina.
  • This is just the third time the Dolphins have played at Carolina and only the second time since 1998.
  • The Dolphins won each of their first four meetings vs. the Panthers (1998-2009) before falling in their last meeting on Nov. 24, 2013.

New England Patriots (Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at New England | Monday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): New England 35, Miami 14; Jan. 1, 2017
  • The Last Time (AWAY): New England 31, Miami 24; Sept. 18, 2016
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): New England 36, Miami 7; Oct. 29, 2015 (at New England)
  • The Series: Miami leads 53-50 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 36-16 all-time at home against New England.
  • Miami is 17-34 all-time in games played at New England.
  • The Dolphins have won three (2013-15) of their past four home games vs. the Patriots.

Denver Broncos (Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Denver 18, Miami 15; Oct. 23, 2011
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Denver 39, Miami 36; Nov. 23, 2014 (at Denver)
  • The Series: Miami leads 11-6-1 (includes one playoff game)
  • Miami is 7-1 all-time in home games vs. the Broncos with their only loss coming in the most recent meeting on Oct. 23, 2011.
  • The Dolphins have won five of its past eight games against the Broncos, dating back to 1999.
  • Head Coach Adam Gase spent six seasons on the Broncos’ coaching staff and was offensive coordinator from 2013-14, helping the Broncos win the AFC Championship in 2013.

Buffalo Bills (Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Buffalo | Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 28, Buffalo 25; Oct. 23, 2016
  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 34, Buffalo 31 (OT); Dec. 24, 2016
  • The Series: Miami leads 60-45-1 (includes four playoff games)
  • Miami is 34-18-1 all-time vs. Buffalo at home.
  • Miami is 26-25 all-time in games played at Buffalo (includes win on Dec. 7, 2008 in Toronto).
  • The Dolphins swept the season series with Buffalo last year for the first time since 2011.

Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. at Kansas City)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 31, Kansas City 3; Nov. 6, 2011
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Kansas City 34, Miami 15; Sept. 21, 2014 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Miami leads 16-13 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 5-6 all-time at Kansas City, including an AFC Divisional round double-overtime win on Dec. 25, 1971.
  • The Dolphins have won their past two games in Kansas City, posting wins in 2008 and 2011.
  • This will be just Miami’s third trip to Arrowhead Stadium since 1991.
Miami Dolphins & USA Football Host Player Safety Coach (PSC) Training   Download PDF version

April 18, 2017

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Miami Dolphins & USA Football Host Player Safety Coach (PSC) Training

Davie, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins, in partnership with USA Football, hosted a Player Safety Coach (PSC) Training at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The Dolphins covered the cost of training for the football coaches prior to the beginning of spring football practices across South Florida. Forty-nine schools from across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were represented.

The Heads Up Football® training began with a classroom session that focused on equipment fitting, concussion education, sudden cardiac arrest response and heat and hydration preparedness. The lessons were led by USA Football Regional Master Trainer & Christopher Columbus Head Football Coach Chris Merritt, Regional Master Trainer and St. Xavier (Cincinnati) High School Head Football Coach Steve Specht, Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Youth Programs & Master Trainer Twan Russell and Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Manager & Master Trainer Troy Drayton.

“As certified Player Safety Coaches, tonight’s participants are now equipped with the proper knowledge and tools to implement the Heads Up Football® health and safety protocols within their teams or leagues,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Communications & Community Affairs Jason Jenkins said. “We are proud to partner with USA Football on this project with a shared goal of certifying 450 PSCs and aiding 1,500 Coach Certifications in South Florida by August.”

Following the classroom instruction, the coaches moved to the field for demonstration of a new USA Football Shoulder Tackling system designed to unify the approach to tackling at all levels of the sport.

“Hopefully this (program) brings more validation to our profession as high school football coaches,” Merritt said. “It promotes to the community that we’re doing the best that we can to provide the safest environment for football, that we are making the game safer and better.”

Hosting a USA Football PSC Training is a continuation of the Miami Dolphins Youth Programs mission to transform the lives of youth football players by instilling core values and reinforcing safety standards with the instructors of the game that help to increase football participation.

“I would like to thank the Dolphins for putting themselves in the situation of helping us out, because this is really important to me,” Coral Gables Head Football Coach Tim Neal said. “I think that not only does it allow us to put our kids in better situations of not being injured, but it also puts all of the coaches on the same page. It unites us in a way where we understand as far as what’s right and the right way of doing things.”

Miami Dolphins Host Second Annual Coaches Clinic   Download PDF version

April 13, 2017

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Miami Dolphins Host Second Annual Coaches Clinic   

Davie, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today concluded their second annual Coaches Clinic at Nova Southeastern University. The Miami Dolphins coaching staff teamed with area college coaches to provide four days of training and expertise to high school and youth coaches to better serve their athletes.

The event opened on Monday evening with Miami Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase welcoming the attendees and stressing the importance of football character and player development.

“This four-day Coaches Clinic was a great opportunity for the Dolphins to be actively engaged in all levels of South Florida youth football,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Communications & Community Affairs Jason Jenkins said. “We are committed to transforming the lives of youth and growing the game of football by providing coaches with additional tools for success for their teams.”

The clinic was free to participants, with more than 300 local youth and high school coaches participated. Attendees gained knowledge on position-specific football drills, skill development and better coaching techniques.

Miami Dolphins announce 2017 preseason schedule   Download PDF version

April 10, 2017

Miami Dolphins announce 2017 preseason schedule

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will kick off the 2017 preseason with back-to-back home games against the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens. It is the first time Miami has played consecutive home contests to open the preseason schedule since 2009. The Dolphins also will play preseason road games at the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. The exact dates and kickoff times of all 2017 preseason games will be announced at a later date.

Miami will open its preseason schedule at Hard Rock Stadium in Week 1 (Aug. 10-14) when it hosts the defending NFC Champions Atlanta Falcons. This will be the 16th preseason meeting between the teams, with Atlanta holding an 8-7 edge. They last played a preseason game last year in Orlando, with the Dolphins winning 17-6.

The Dolphins will host their second preseason game in Week 2 (Aug. 17-21) vs. Baltimore. Miami has never played the Ravens in a preseason game but the two teams have met four straight years during the regular season.

Miami will hit the road in Week 3 (Aug. 24-27) of the preseason when it travels to Philadelphia. It will be the teams’ first preseason meeting since 1990. The Dolphins are 5-4 all-time in preseason contests against the Eagles.

The preseason concludes in Week 4 (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) as Miami plays at Minnesota. The Dolphins are 8-12 all-time against the Vikings in preseason contests, with the last meeting in 2001. This will be Miami’s first appearance at the year-old U.S. Bank Stadium.

WFOR-TV CBS4 will once again be the preseason television home of the Dolphins. All four games will be shown on the CBS affiliate in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market. The games can be heard on Miami’s Sportsradio 560 WQAM, the official flagship radio partner of the franchise, and simulcast on KISS 99.9 FM.

To purchase tickets or to learn more about the Dolphins Membership program, please call 1-888-FINS-TIX (1-888-346-7849) or visit Dolphins.com.

ADDITIONAL NOTES ON DOLPHINS 2017 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

  • The Dolphins have posted a winning preseason record 24 times in the team’s history.
  • Entering 2017, the Dolphins hold a 128-102-4 record in preseason contests.
  • Miami has posted a perfect preseason record five times in team history (1976, 1979, 1981, 1998 and 2009).
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