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Perfect 1972 Miami Dolphins Team Going to the White House

August 13th, 2013 at 8:30 PM
By Mark H. Stowers

They were perfect. They still are. The 1972 Miami Dolphin team won the Super Bowl over the Washington Redskins, 14-7, to cap a perfect 17-0 season. That feat has never been duplicated by any NFL team. New England came the closest in 2007 but lost in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants to go only 18-1. But now the Perfect Team has been invited to the White House on August 20th.

Former head coach and NFL Hall of Fame member, Don Shula,understands the importance of the invite.

“I’m honored that the accomplishments of the 1972 Dolphins are going to be recognized by the President with a ceremony at the White House. It is a very special occasion and I know it’s something that all of us will enjoy and remember.”

Current team owner, Stephen Ross, will be tagging along with the team.

“The entire Miami Dolphin organization is very excited and appreciative that the 1972 'Perfect Season”'team is going to be honored by President Obama at the White House," Ross said. "By going undefeated all year en route to a Super Bowl championship, the ’72 Dolphins reached the pinnacle of sports achievement and set a standard for excellence that has yet to be duplicated. In addition, Coach Shula and his players were just as successful off the field in their charitable and civic activities, becoming role models for the South Florida community. The players and coaches are most deserving of this unique honor, and they are looking forward to their trip to the White House and their ceremony with the President.” 

It is not known at press time how many members of the 1972 team will be in attendance. 

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