Legendary NFL head coach Don Shula, who led the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl championships, has passed away at the age of 90. “Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years,” the team said in a statement. “He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene.”
Here are seven quick facts about the life and career of Don Shula:
♦ He is the winningest head coach in NFL history, with 347 victories (regular season and playoffs).
♦ In 1973, he coached the Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history (17-0).
♦ In his 33 years as an NFL head coach, only two were losing seasons.
♦ He led two teams – the Baltimore Colts and the Dolphins – to a total of six Super Bowl appearances.
♦ Shula coached three Hall of Fame QBS: Johnny Unitas, Bob Griese and Dan Marino.
♦ He was only 33 when he became the head coach of the Colts. At the time, he was the youngest head coach in league history.
♦ Shula was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
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