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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XVII
Super Bowl XVII
Image:SuperBowlXVII.png
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 10 0 0 17
Redskins 0 10 3 14 27
Date January 30, 1983
Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium
City Pasadena, California
MVP John Riggins, Running back
Favorite Dolphins by 3
National anthem Leslie Easterbrook
Coin toss Elroy Hirsch
Referee Jerry Markbreit
Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents "KaleidoSUPERscope" with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team
Attendance 103,667
TV in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
Nielsen Ratings 48.6
Market share 69
Cost of 30-second commercial US$400,000

Super Bowl XVII was the 17th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 30, 1983 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California following the 1982 regular season. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Washington Redskins defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Miami Dolphins, 27–17, as the Redskins scored 17 unanswered points in the second half. Image File history File links SuperBowlXVII.png Super Bowl XVII logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For more information on the franchises current season, see 2007 Miami Dolphins season. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... This article is about the Los Angeles stadium. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Spread betting is a form of gambling on the outcome of any event where the more accurate the gamble, the more is won and conversely the less accurate the more is lost. ... For more information on the franchises current season, see 2007 Miami Dolphins season. ... Nicholson took the copy Key had given him to a printer, who published it as a broadside on 17 September, 1814 under the title Defence of Fort McHenry, with a note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... Leslie Easterbrook (born July 29, 1949 in Los Angeles, USA) is an American actress. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Elroy Hirsch (June 17, 1923 - January 28, 2004) was an American football running back and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Rockets, nicknamed Crazy Legs for his unusual running style. ... NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Jerry Markbreit Jerry Markbreit (born March 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football referee in the National Football League (NFL) for 23 seasons and became one of the most recognizable referees in the game [1]. Markbreit officiated football games for 43 seasons. ... The following is a list of Super Bowl halftime shows. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Image:Enberg. ... Merlin Jay Olsen (born September 15, 1940) is an American former National Football League player and actor. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Maldives the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... For more information on the franchises current season, see 2007 Miami Dolphins season. ...


Washington fullback John Riggins was named Super Bowl MVP. He finished the game with 2 Super Bowl records: the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl game (166), and the most rushing attempts (38). His performance was also his fourth 100 yard rushing game in a row in a postseason game, a postseason record. Riggins also recorded a reception for 15 yards. John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


This game came at the end of a season that was significantly shortened by a players' strike.

Contents

Background

NFL players' strike

A 57-day long players' strike reduced the 1982 regular season from a 16-game schedule to 9. Because of the shortened season, the NFL adopted a special 16-team playoff tournament. Division standings were ignored. Eight teams from each conference were seeded 1-8 based on their regular season records.


The modified schedule forced the league to extend the regular season into January for the first time. The playoffs were also pushed back one week, eliminating the scheduled week off between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. As a result, it became the first Super Bowl since Super Bowl IV to be played only a week after the previous playoff round. Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers...


The strike-shortened season impacted 4 teams that made the playoffs during the 1981 regular season. The San Francisco 49ers, winners of Super Bowl XVI, suffered a 3-6 record. The Buffalo Bills, the New York Giants, and the Philadelphia Eagles did not qualify for the playoffs either. The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Washington Redskins

Super Bowl XVII was the Redskins' first Super Bowl victory, and their second Super Bowl appearance, since they were defeated by the Dolphins, 14-7, in Super Bowl VII. Washington finished the strike-shortened regular season with an 8-1 record, the best in the NFC, and led the NFL in fewest points allowed (128). Date January 14, 1973 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles, California MVP Jake Scott, Safety Favorite Redskins by 1 National anthem Andy Williams Little Angels of Holy Angels Church, Chicago Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show Woody Herman and the University of Michigan Band Attendance...


Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann finished the season as the top rated passer in the NFC, completing 161 out of 252 (63 percent) of his passes for 2,033 yards and 13 touchdowns, while also rushing for 150 yards. The main weapons in the passing game were wide receivers Charlie Brown (32 receptions, 690 yards, and 8 touchdowns) and Art Monk (35 receptions, 447 yards, and 1 touchdown). Fullback John Riggins led the Redskins running game, rushing for 553 yards and 3 touchdowns during the regular season. Much of Washington's success on offense was also attributed to their offensive line, affectionately known as "The Hogs". Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey), is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer for ESPN. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... James Arthur Art Monk (born December 5, 1957, in White Plains, New York), is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... The Hogs was the nickname for the offensive line of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League during the 1980s and early 1990s. ...


Washington also had impact players on their special teams. Mark Moseley became the first placekicker ever to win the NFL Most Valuable Player Award, making 20 out of 21 field goals and all 18 of his extra point attempts. Kick returner Mike Nelms also gained a combined total of 809 yards returning kickoffs and punts. Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ... Mark DeWayne Moseley (born 1948 in Lanesville, Texas), is a former professional American football placekicker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971-1972), the Washington Redskins (1974-1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). ... An amateur place kicker attempts to kick a field goal Placekicker, or simply Kicker, is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Michael Nelms (born April 8, 1955) is a former American Football defensive back and kick returner who played five seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ...


The Redskins defense was led by 6-foot-7 295-pound defensive tackle Dave Butz, who anchored the line, along with defensive ends Dexter Manley and Tony McGee, who each recorded 6.5 sacks. Washington secondary was led by defensive backs Vernon Dean and Jeris White, who each recorded 3 interceptions. Dave Butz (born June 23, 1950 in Lafayette, Alabama) is a former American Football defensive lineman for the National Football League St. ... Dexter Manley (born February 2, 1959, in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Washington Redskins, the Phoenix Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an eleven year career from 1981 to 1991. ... Anthony Eugene McGee (born January 18, 1949 in Battle Creek, MI) is a former American professional football player who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League. ... Vernon Dean (born May 5, 1959 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for seven seasons for the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. ... Jeris White (born September 3, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for nine seasons for the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. ...


Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins finished the strike-shortened regular season with a 7-2 record, ranking them second in the AFC.


The Dolphins' main strength was their defense, nicknamed the "Killer Bees" because 6 of their 11 starters had last names that began with the letter "B". The "Killer Bees", anchored by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Bob Baumhower, led the league in fewest total yards allowed (2,312) and fewest passing yards allowed (1,027). Linebacker A.J. Duhe was extremely effective at blitzing and in pass coverage. And the Dolphins secondary, consisting of defensive backs Don McNeal, Gerald Small and brothers Lyle and Glenn Blackwood, combined for 11 interceptions. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Bob Baumhower was an American Football Player who competed for the University of Alabama in college and for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL. Playing as a Defensive Linemen, he was a 2 time second team All American in college and a 5 time Pro-Bowl selection as a Pro. ... A.J. Duhe (born November 27, 1955) is an former american football linebacker who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1984 in the National Football League. ... Don McNeal (born May 6, 1958) is a former American professional football player who played defensive back for the Miami Dolphins in the 1980s. ... Gerald Small (born August 10, 1956 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for seven seasons for the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons. ... Lyle Vernon Blackwood (born May 24, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas) was a safety who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. ... Glenn Allen Blackwood (born February 23, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas) was a safety who played nine seasons in the National Football League. ...


However, the Dolphins' passing attack, led by quarterback David Woodley, ranked last in the league with 1,401 total yards, 8 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. One of the few bright spots in the Dolphins passing attack was wide receiver Jimmy Cefalo, who gained 356 yards off of just 17 receptions, an average of 20.9 yards per catch. Wide receiver Duriel Harris also provided a deep threat with 22 receptions for 331 yards. David Woodley (October 25, 1958 – May 4, 2003) was an American football player, playing quarterback for LSU and the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... James Carmen Cefalo (born October 6, 1956 in Pittston, Pennsylvania) is an American sportscaster, game show host and former professional American football wide receiver. ... Duriel LaDon Harris, Jr. ...


But Miami's strength on offense was their running game, ranking 3rd in the league with 1,344 yards. Pro Bowl running back Andra Franklin was the team's top rusher with 701 yards and 7 touchdowns. Running back Tony Nathan rushed for 233 yards, and caught 16 passes for another 114 yards. Woodley himself also recorded 207 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. One reason for the Dolphins' rushing success was the blocking of their offensive line, led by future hall of fame center Dwight Stephenson, along with Pro Bowlers Bob Kuechenberg and Ed Newman. Andra Franklin (August 22, 1959 - December 6, 2006) was a National Football League player from 1981 to 1984 for the Miami Dolphins. ... Tony Nathan was born in 1956. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Dwight Stephenson is a former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fames class of 1998. ... Bob Kuechenberg (born October 14, 1947 in Gary, Indiana) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fifteen seasons between 1970 and 1984, spending the last in injured reserve where he was a mainstay in a Hall of Fame line that included Hall of Famers... Ed Newman (born June 4, 1951 in Woodbury, New York) is a former american football guard who played 12 seasons from 1973 to 1984 for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League. ...


Playoffs

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 1982-83.

The Dolphins advanced through the special 16-team playoffs by defeating the New England Patriots, 28-13, the San Diego Chargers, 34-13, and the New York Jets, 14-0, to earn a trip to their fourth Super Bowl in team history. The NFL playoffs following the 1982 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVII. A players strike reduced the regular season to nine games. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference...


Meanwhile, the Redskins beat the Detroit Lions, 31-7, the Minnesota Vikings, 21-7, and the Dallas Cowboys, 31-17. Riggins combined for 444 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns during those playoff victories. Another key contributor in the playoff games was backup wide receiver Alvin Garrett, who replaced Monk after he suffered a leg injury that kept him out of the entire postseason. Although he only recorded one reception during the regular season, Garrett caught a combined total of 13 receptions for 231 yards and 4 touchdowns in Washington's 3 playoff games. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Alvin Garrett (born 1956) is a former American Football wide receiver who played six seasons for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ...


Super Bowl pregame news

Entering Super Bowl XVII, the Dolphins were favored to win the game, primarily because of their "Killer Bees" defense, which had recorded 12 interceptions in their 3 playoffs games, including 5 each in the final two. Another reason why the Redskins were the underdogs was because they had 26 players on their 45-man roster who had been signed by the team as free agents, including 14 who had never even been drafted by an NFL team. In sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ...


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by NBC with Dick Enberg handling the play-by-play duties and color commentator Merlin Olsen in the broadcast booth. NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Image:Enberg. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... A color commentator (or colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst (or colour analyst), is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Merlin Jay Olsen (born September 15, 1940) is an American former National Football League player and actor. ...


The Los Angeles Unified School District All-City Band played during the pregame ceremonies. Later, actress Leslie Easterbrook performed the national anthem. The Los Angeles Unified School District (the LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. ... Leslie Easterbrook (born July 29, 1949 in Los Angeles, USA) is an American actress. ...


The coin toss ceremony featured Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Elroy Hirsch. In an infamous incident, Dolphins captain Bob Kuechenberg called "tails," and the coin came down "tails." However, referee Jerry Markbreit became confused by the similar design of both sides of the coin and incorrectly thought "heads" had landed. After a short discussion with his head linesman, Dale Hamer, Markbreit corrected his mistake before the kickoff. Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Elroy Hirsch (June 17, 1923 - January 28, 2004) was an American football running back and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Rockets, nicknamed Crazy Legs for his unusual running style. ... Bob Kuechenberg (born October 14, 1947 in Gary, Indiana) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fifteen seasons between 1970 and 1984, spending the last in injured reserve where he was a mainstay in a Hall of Fame line that included Hall of Famers... Jerry Markbreit Jerry Markbreit (born March 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football referee in the National Football League (NFL) for 23 seasons and became one of the most recognizable referees in the game [1]. Markbreit officiated football games for 43 seasons. ... Dale Hamer was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) on two occasions, from 1978 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2001. ...


The halftime show was produced by Bob Jani Productions and titled "KaleidoSUPERscope", and featured the Los Angeles Super Drill Team.


Following the game, NBC aired the premiere episode of The A-Team, beginning the tradition of the game's host network airing programming after the game. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The game was shown live in the UK for the first time when Channel 4, Britain's newest channel (launched 2 November 1982) covered it. It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Game summary

Miami scored first on their second possession with a 76-yard touchdown pass from quarterback David Woodley to wide receiver Jimmy Cefalo. Then after forcing the Redskins to punt, Woodley attempted a deep pass again, but was hit by Washington defensive end Dexter Manley causing him to fumble, and defensive tackle Dave Butz recovered the ball. The turnover led to Redskins kicker Mark Moseley's 31-yard field goal to cut the lead 7-3 two plays into the second quarter. David Woodley (October 25, 1958 – May 4, 2003) was an American football player, playing quarterback for LSU and the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... Dexter Manley (born February 2, 1959, in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Washington Redskins, the Phoenix Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an eleven year career from 1981 to 1991. ... Dave Butz (born June 23, 1950 in Lafayette, Alabama) is a former American Football defensive lineman for the National Football League St. ... Mark DeWayne Moseley (born 1948 in Lanesville, Texas), is a former professional American football placekicker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971-1972), the Washington Redskins (1974-1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). ...


Miami kick returner Fulton Walker returned the ensuing kickoff 42 yards to the Dolphins 47-yard line. From there, the Dolphins advanced to the Redskins 3-yard line. But Woodley's pass fell incomplete on third down, so Miami had to settle for kicker Uwe von Schamann's 20-yard field goal to increase their lead to 10-3 with 6 minutes left in the half. Although the drive was only 50 yards long, it consisted of 13 plays and took 8:39 off the clock. Fulton Luther Walker (born April 30, 1958, Martinsburg, West Virginia) is a former professional American football defensive back who played for the Miami Dolphins (1981-1985) and Los Angeles Raiders (1985-1986) in the NFL. Before his NFL career, he played for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Uwe von Schummann or Uwe Detlef Walter von Schamann was born April 23rd, 1956 in Berlin Germany. ...


Aided by a 27-yard completion from quarterback Joe Theismann to tight end Rick Walker, four runs and a 15-yard reception by fullback John Riggins, and a 12-yard run from Theismann himself, the Redskins marched 80 yards in 11 plays to score on wide receiver Alvin Garrett's 4-yard touchdown reception. Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey), is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer for ESPN. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... Rick Doc Walker (born May 28, 1955) is a former American football tight end, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... Alvin Garrett (born 1956) is a former American Football wide receiver who played six seasons for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ...


Garrett's touchdown tied the game 10-10 with less than 2 minutes left in the half, but the tie did not last long: Fulton Walker returned the ensuing kickoff a Super Bowl record 98 yards for a touchdown to give the Dolphins a 17-10 lead. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown in Super Bowl history.


A penalty on the ensuing kickoff forced Washington to start their next drive at their own 7-yard line, but they managed to get to the 28 on their first 4 plays. Then a pass interference penalty on defensive back Lyle Blackwood on the next play moved the ball to the Miami 42-yard line. Immediately after Blackwood's penalty, wide receiver Charlie Brown's 24-yard reception advanced the Redskins to the Dolphins 16-yard line. After calling their final timeout with 14 second left, Washington made one last attempt to score a touchdown before trying a field goal. Theismann's subsequent pass was caught by Garrett, but he was tackled at the 9-yard line by defensive back Glenn Blackwood, preventing any field goal attempt as the Redskins were unable to stop the clock before time expired in the half. Lyle Vernon Blackwood (born May 24, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas) was a safety who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. ... Glenn Allen Blackwood (born February 23, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas) was a safety who played nine seasons in the National Football League. ...


Both teams opened the second half trading punts. But after driving to their own 47-yard line on their second possession of the third period, the Redskins managed to fool the Dolphins with a reverse play. Riggins took a hand off from Theismann, who then handed the ball off to Garrett, who was running in the opposite direction. The play worked perfectly as Garrett ran the ball 44 yards to Miami's 9-yard line before being tackled. But the Dolphins defense only allowed Washington to advance to the 3-yard line on their next three plays, and so the Redskins had to settle for another field goal from Moseley to cut their deficit to 17–13. A reverse (sometimes referred to as an end reverse) is an unorthodox play (often called a trick play) in American football. ...


Later in the third period, Theismann was intercepted by Miami linebacker A.J. Duhe at the Redskins 47-yard line. After the turnover, the Dolphins reached the 37-yard line, and Woodley tried to pass the ball deep to Cefalo again. But Washington defensive back Vernon Dean deflected the ball and safety Mark Murphy made a one-handed interception at the 5-yard line as he was falling to the ground. The Redskins then drove to Miami's 43-yard line, and once again tried to fool Miami with a trick play, this time a flea flicker. Riggins took a pitch from Theismann, ran up to the line of scrimmage, and then pitched the ball back to Theismann who then attempted to pass it. But this time Miami was not fooled, and Lyle Blackwood made a diving interception at the 1-yard line. A.J. Duhe (born November 27, 1955) is an former american football linebacker who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1984 in the National Football League. ... Vernon Dean (born May 5, 1959 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for seven seasons for the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. ... Mark Murphy (born July 13, 1955 in Fulton, New York) is a former American Football safety for the Washington Redskins who played eight seasons in the National Football League from 1977 to 1984. ... A play diagram depicting a version of a flea flicker type play from an I-formation, fullback offset weakside. ...


After forcing Miami to punt, Washington ran three plays to reach Miami's 43-yard line but then faced a fourth down and one to go. Instead of punting, the Redskins decided to gamble and attempt to get the first down with a run from Riggins. But Riggins did a lot more than pick up the first down. He broke a tackle from Miami cornerback Don McNeal and took off for a 43-yard touchdown run, giving Washington their first lead of the game, 20–17, with a little more than 10 minutes remaining in the game. On the play, Redskins tight end Clint Didier went in motion toward the right sideline before the snap, but then reversed and went in the other direction. McNeal, who was assigned to cover Didier on the play, slipped as Didier changed direction. The Redskins ran the play to the left, behind Didier, and Riggins broke from McNeal to score the touchdown. Had McNeal not slipped while following Didier, he might have been in a better position to stop Riggins from scoring. Don McNeal (born May 6, 1958) is a former American professional football player who played defensive back for the Miami Dolphins in the 1980s. ... Clint Didier was a tight end in the National Football League. ...


Washington quickly forced Miami to punt on their next possession, and punt returner Mike Nelms's 12-yard return gave the Redskins great field position at the Dolphins 41-yard line. The Redskins then executed 5 consecutive running plays by Riggins, consuming a lot of time off the clock and moving the ball to the 23-yard line. Then on third down, Theismann made a key pass completion to Brown to the 9-yard line. Riggins then advanced the ball to the 6-yard line with two more runs. Then after the 2-minute warning, Brown caught a touchdown pass on the next play, giving the Super Bowl title to the Redskins, 27—17. Michael Nelms (born April 8, 1955) is a former American Football defensive back and kick returner who played five seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ...


Washington had completely dominated Miami in the second half, allowing only two first downs and no pass completions. Overall, the Dolphins gained just 9 first downs and 4 completions in the entire game. Woodley finished the game with just 4 out of 14 completions for 97 yards. Receiver Duriel Harris, who recorded 2 receptions for 15 yards, was the only other Dolphins player to catch a pass in the game besides Cefalo. And after catching a 76-yard pass in the first quarter, Cefalo caught just 1 more pass for 6 yards in the entire game. Walker finished the game with 4 kickoff returns for 190 yards and a touchdown, setting Super Bowl records for most kickoff return yards and highest single game yards per return average(47.5). Meanwhile, Theismann finished 15 out of 23 for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns, with 2 interceptions. He also added 20 rushing yards on 3 carries. Brown was the Redskins leading receiver with 6 receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. Nelms returned 6 punts returns for 52 yards, both Super Bowl records, and returned 2 kickoffs for 44 yards. Duriel LaDon Harris, Jr. ...


Overall, Washington gained 400 yards of offense, including a Super Bowl record 276 rushing yards, while limiting Miami to only 176, with just 34 yards in the second half.


Scoring summary

  • MIA - Jimmy Cefalo 76 pass from David Woodley (Uwe von Schamann kick) 7-0 MIA
  • WAS - FG Mark Moseley 31 7-3 MIA
  • MIA - FG Uwe von Schamann 20 10-3 MIA
  • WAS - Alvin Garrett 4 pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick) 10-10 tie
  • MIA - Fulton Walker 98 kickoff return (Uwe von Schamann kick) 17-10 MIA
  • WAS - FG Mark Moseley 20 17-13 MIA
  • WAS - John Riggins 43 run (Mark Moseley kick) 20-17 WAS
  • WAS - Charlie Brown 6 pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick) 27-17 WAS

Starting lineups

 Miami Washington OFFENSE Duriel Harris 82 WR Alvin Garrett 89 Jon Giesler 79 LT Joe Jacoby 66 Bob Kuechenberg 67 LG Russ Grimm 68 Dwight Stephenson 57 C Jeff Bostic 53 Jeff Toews 60 RG Fred Dean 63 Eric Laakso 68 RT George Starke 74 Bruce Hardy 84 TE Don Warren 85 Jimmy Cefalo 81 WR Charlie Brown 87 David Woodley 16 QB Joe Theismann 7 Tony Nathan 22 RB John Riggins 44 Andra Franklin 37 RB/TE Rick Walker 88 DEFENSE Doug Betters 75 LE Mat Mendenhall 76 Bob Baumhower 73 NT/LT Dave Butz 65 Kim Bokamper 58 RE/RT Darryl Grant 77 Bob Brudzinski 59 LOLB/RE Dexter Manley 72 A.J. Duhe 77 LILB/LLB Mel Kaufman 55 Earnie Rhone 55 RILB/MLB Neal Olkewicz 52 Larry Gordon 50 ROLB/RLB Rich Milot 57 Gerald Small 48 LCB Jeris White 45 Don McNeal 28 RCB Vernon Dean 32 Glenn Blackwood 47 SS Tony Peters 23 Lyle Blackwood 42 FS Mark Murphy 29 

Duriel LaDon Harris, Jr. ... Alvin Garrett (born 1956) is a former American Football wide receiver who played six seasons for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ... Jon William Giesler (born December 23, 1956) is a former NFL offensive tackle who played ten seasons with the Miami Dolphins. ... Joe Jacoby was a Washington Redskins Tackle/ Guard from 1981 through his retirement in 1993. ... Bob Kuechenberg (born October 14, 1947 in Gary, Indiana) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fifteen seasons between 1970 and 1984, spending the last in injured reserve where he was a mainstay in a Hall of Fame line that included Hall of Famers... Russ Grimm (May 2, 1959) was an All-American center at the University of Pittsburgh and a Pro Bowl guard for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Grimm played 11 seasons for the Redskins and was a first team selection to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. ... Dwight Stephenson is a former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fames class of 1998. ... Jeff Bostic (born Sept. ... Not to be confused with another Jeff Toews, a Canadian tourist who died while on vacation in Mexico, prompting safety concerns about travel to Mexico Jeffrey Mark Toews (born November 4, 1957) is a former NFL offensive tackle and guard who played seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins. ... Fred Dean (born March 30, 1955 in Gainesville, Florida) is a former NFL guard from (1978-1982) for the Washington Redskins. ... Eric Laakso (born November 29, 1956) is a former NFL offensive tackle and guard who played seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins. ... George Starke (born July 18, 1948 in New York, NY) is a former American football offensive lineman who played for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League. ... Bruce Alan Hardy (born June 1, 1956 in Murray, Utah), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 9th round of the 1978 NFL Draft. ... Don Warren(Born: 1956) is a former National Football League tight end, who in a career lasting fourteen years, played for the Washington Redskins. ... James Carmen Cefalo (born October 6, 1956 in Pittston, Pennsylvania) is an American sportscaster, game show host and former professional American football wide receiver. ... Charlie Brown (born October 29, 1958 in Charleston, South Carolina is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons. ... David Woodley (October 25, 1958 – May 4, 2003) was an American football player, playing quarterback for LSU and the NFLs Miami Dolphins. ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey), is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer for ESPN. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... Tony Nathan was born in 1956. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... Andra Franklin (August 22, 1959 - December 6, 2006) was a National Football League player from 1981 to 1984 for the Miami Dolphins. ... Rick Doc Walker (born May 28, 1955) is a former American football tight end, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins. ... Doug Betters (born 1956) is an American football player who played defensive end for the Miami Dolphins from 1978 to 1987. ... Mat Mendenhall (born 1957) is a former American Football defensive end who played two seasons in the National Football League. ... Bob Baumhower was an American Football Player who competed for the University of Alabama in college and for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL. Playing as a Defensive Linemen, he was a 2 time second team All American in college and a 5 time Pro-Bowl selection as a Pro. ... Dave Butz (born June 23, 1950 in Lafayette, Alabama) is a former American Football defensive lineman for the National Football League St. ... Kim Bokamper (born 1954) is a former American Football linebacker who played his entire nine year career with the National Football League Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1985. ... Darryl Grant (born November 22, 1959 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for eleven seasons for the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Robert Louis Brudzinski (born January 1, 1955 in Fremont, Ohio) is a former American football linebacker who played thirteen seasons in the National Football League. ... Dexter Manley (born February 2, 1959, in Houston, Texas) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Washington Redskins, the Phoenix Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an eleven year career from 1981 to 1991. ... A.J. Duhe (born November 27, 1955) is an former american football linebacker who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1984 in the National Football League. ... Mel Kaufman (born 1958) is a former American Football linebacker who played his entire eight-year career with the Washington Redskins from 1981 to 1988 in the National Football League. ... Earnest Earnie Rhone (born August 20, 1953, in Ashdown, Arkansas) is a former American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. ... Neal Olkewicz (born 1957) is a former American Football linebacker who played his entire eleven year career with the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1989 in the National Football League. ... Larry Gordon (born July 8, 1954 in Monroe, Louisiana, died July 3, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a former American football linebacker who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. ... Rich Milot (born 1957) is a former American Football linebacker who played his entire nine year career with the Washington Redskins from 1979 to 1987 in the National Football League. ... Gerald Small (born August 10, 1956 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for seven seasons for the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons. ... Jeris White (born September 3, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for nine seasons for the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. ... Don McNeal (born May 6, 1958) is a former American professional football player who played defensive back for the Miami Dolphins in the 1980s. ... Vernon Dean (born May 5, 1959 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for seven seasons for the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. ... Glenn Allen Blackwood (born February 23, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas) was a safety who played nine seasons in the National Football League. ... Anthony Lemont Peters (born April 28, 1953 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former professional American football player who played safety for ten seasons for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. ... Lyle Vernon Blackwood (born May 24, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas) was a safety who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. ... Mark Murphy (born July 13, 1955 in Fulton, New York) is a former American Football safety for the Washington Redskins who played eight seasons in the National Football League from 1977 to 1984. ...

Trivia

  • This was the latest date a Super Bowl was played until Super Bowl XXII, which was played on January 31, 1988.
  • This was the second rematch in Super Bowl history, as the two teams met in Super Bowl VII. That game was also played in the Los Angeles area, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
  • This was the first Super Bowl ever to have 3 consecutive drives end with interceptions.
  • This game marked the fourth time in a Super Bowl that a team came back after being both behind at halftime and at the end of the 3rd quarter.
  • Alan Abel snuck a fake official onto the field. He called four plays before being chased down the sideline by a cop.

Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... Date January 14, 1973 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles, California MVP Jake Scott, Safety Favorite Redskins by 1 National anthem Andy Williams Little Angels of Holy Angels Church, Chicago Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show Woody Herman and the University of Michigan Band Attendance... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation). ... Alan Abel (b. ...

Officials

Jerry Markbreit Jerry Markbreit (born March 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football referee in the National Football League (NFL) for 23 seasons and became one of the most recognizable referees in the game [1]. Markbreit officiated football games for 43 seasons. ... Art Demmas was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 28 seasons from the 1968 to 1996 NFL season. ... Dale Hamer was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) on two occasions, from 1978 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2001. ... Dick Hantak Dick Hantak was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 25 years between 1978 and 2003. ... Bob McElwee Bob McElwee (born August 20, 1935 in Camden, New Jersey) was an American football official for 41 years with 27 of those years in the National Football League (NFL) from 1976 to 2003. ... Burl Toler Burl Toler was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 24 seasons from 1965 to 1989. ...

See also

The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1982 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVII. A players strike reduced the regular season to nine games. ...

References

  • Super Bowl official website
  • 2006 NFL Record and Fact Book. Time Inc. Home Entertainment. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  • Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. Harper Collins. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  • The Sporting News Complete Super Bowl Book 1995. ISBN 0-89204-523-X. 
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com - Large online database of NFL data and statistics
  • Super Bowl play-by-plays from USA Today (Last accessed September 28, 2005)
  • All-Time Super Bowl Odds from The Sports Network (Last accessed October 16, 2005)
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