Custom Throwback Miami Dolphins Jerseys
The Dolphins home jerseys haven't changed much from the '66 inaugural jersey, which featured an aqua jersey with orange and white horizontal stripes and outlined number patches on the sleeves and chest.
In 1969, a new version of the Miami Dolphins uniform was born as the team developed a solid foundation. A major difference is seen on the away jersey, which is an inverse of the home uniform of 1969. Another unique feature of the 1969 road uniform is that the dolphin's beak was placed inside the sun halo on the team helmet. A white helmet, white shirt and pants, and a matching white belt complete the look of this uniform.
There is another change to the home jersey in 1971. The sleeve stripes are gone, and the number patches are closer to the shoulders due to a higher sleeve cut.
The team wore a slightly modified away jersey for their 1972 Super Bowl victory. A shortened sleeve is designed with smaller horizontal stripes and number patches, as well as sleeve number patches below the shoulders.
Minor changes were made to the 1973 uniform. The horizontal lines were brought back to the jersey sleeve above the cuff on the home and away uniforms. They kept this look until the 1980s, when they made a few other small adjustments to the uniforms.
The 1960's-70's Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins are one of the top teams in the NFL, and they hold the record for the only undefeated season in the league's history. Despite their success, the team had a rough start after they were founded in 1965.
The Dolphins were, in fact, the worst team in the league during their first four seasons under George Wilson, with a record of 15-39-2. Yet they didn't waste those years since they kept adding new talent, including quarterback Bob Griese in '67, running back Larry Csonka in '68, and guard Larry Little in '69, which eventually paved their way to success.
It wasn't until Don Shula was hired as head coach that the Dolphins began to dominate the NFL with a strong running game and defense.
During the early 1970s, the Dolphins became the first team to reach three consecutive Super Bowls. In 1971, the team won the AFC championship behind quarterback Bob Griese and wide receiver Paul Warfield.
In the AFC Championship game at the Orange Bowl, the Dolphins defeated the Baltimore Colts 21–0. However, Miami was defeated 24-3 by the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl VI.
Miami's 1972 season redefined the NFL's definition of perfection. It took just seven years for the team to go from four consecutive losing seasons to an undefeated, untied perfect season. The Dolphins finished the 72' season with a 14-0 regular-season record and beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII.
Their combined 1972-73 record was 32-2, also an all-time record. In total, they went 65-15-1 from 1970 to 1974. Had Csonka, Jim Kiick, and Paul Warfield not defected to the rival World Football League after the 1974 season, the Dolphins might have achieved even greater heights.
Since 1970, the Dolphins have won 13 championships in the AFC Eastern division and five AFC titles.