11. Bob Baumhower

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11. Bob Baumhower

Bob Baumhower played the entirety of his pro career with the Miami Dolphins, and he was, without a doubt, one of the greatest defensive players in franchise history.

Arriving in 1977 as a second round pick from Alabama, Baumhower immediately started at Nose Tackle, where he started all but one of his 130 Games played.  Baumhower was a Pro Bowler in 1979 and followed that with a four-year streak of Pro Bowls from 1981 to 1984.  In each of those seasons, he was either a First Team or Second Team All-Pro, with the one First Team in coming in 1983.  That season, Baumhower was named the Defensive Player of the Year by Pro Football Weekly, and in the early 80s, his defensive work was a large part of Miami’s overall success.

Baumhower lost the entire 1985 due to knee and ankle issues, and he came back for one more year, which was sub-par.  He retired after that year.  In 2008, the Dolphins added Baumhower's name to their Honor Roll.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Nose Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 40th Overall in the NFL Draft 5/3/77.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1986 Season.
  • Games Played: 130
  • Notable Statistics:

    129 Games Started
    1 Interception
    16 Fumble Recoveries
    60 Fumble Recovery Yards
    2 Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
    39.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    100 Approximate Value

    11 Playoff Games
    1 Fumble Recovery 
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards
    4.0 Quarterback Sacks*

    *Sacks were not an official stat until 1982 but were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1983)
    Second Team All-Pro (1979, 1981, 1982 & 1984)
    Pro Bowl (1979, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984)
    All-Rookie (1977)

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