Miami Dolphins

After four seasons with the Rams, Schnellebergerger left for the Miami Dolphins to become the offensive coordinator under coach Don Shula.

1970 was both Shula and Schnellenberger’s first year in Miami and the Dolphins turned around a team which had gone 3-10-1 in 1969 to a 10-4 record. In 1971 the Dolphins won the AFC championship before losing to the Cowboys in the Super Bowl.

In 1972, Schnellenberger was part of history as the Dolphins went 17-0, the last NFL team to go through a regular-season and post-season undefeated. The Dolphins defeated the Redskins 17-0 in the Super Bowl to secure their place in history.

After two years as the head coach of the Baltimore Colts, Schnellenberger returned as the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator from 1975-78.

Just days after Schnelleberger was on the sidelines for his last game, the final game of the 2011 season, he was honored by the Dolphins with a “Lifetime Acheivment Award.”