2001 Miami Dolphins season

2001 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt
Owner Wayne Huizenga
Home field Pro Player Stadium
Record 11–5
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Ravens) 3-20
Pro Bowlers 4

The 2001 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Football League and the 36th season in the AFC division under the guidance of Dave Wannstedt, who was entering his 2nd year as Dolphins head coach. The Miami Dolphins finished the season 2nd in the AFC East with a record of 11-5. Their season ended with defeat to the defending Super Bowl Baltimore Ravens, in the Wildcard round of the playoffs.

The Miami Dolphins had the 8th best ranked offense and 11th best ranked defense in the league in 2001.[1]

4 Miami Dolphins players were selected for the Pro Bowl in 2001: Jason Tayor, Trace Armstrong, Sam Madison & Larry Izzo

The Dolphins didn't return to the playoffs until 2008.


NFL Draft

126Jamar FletcherDefensive BackWisconsin
252Chris ChambersWide ReceiverWisconsin
385Travis MinorRunning BackFlorida State
388Morlon GreenwoodLinebackerSyracuse
5156Shawn DraperTackleAlabama
6164Brandon WineyDefensive GuardLSU
6177Josh HeupelQuarterbackOklahoma
6187Otis LeveretteDefensive EndUAB
6188Rick CrowellLinebackerColorado State


Undrafted free agents

2001 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Nick Sorensen Safety Virginia Tech



2001 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – John Gamble
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Brad Roll


2001 Miami Dolphins roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Rookies in italics

Regular season


GameDateTV TimeOpponentResultDolphins' pointsOpponents' PointsRecordStreakAttendance
109/09/01ESPN 8:30PM ETat Tennessee TitansW31231–0W-168,798
209/23/01CBS 1:00PM ETOakland RaidersW18152–0W-273,404
309/30/01CBS 1:00PM ETat St. Louis RamsL10422–1L-166,046
410/07/01CBS 1:00PM ETNew England PatriotsW30103–1W-172,713
510/14/01CBS 4:00PM ETat New York JetsL17213–2L-178,823
710/28/01CBS 4:00PM ETat Seattle SeahawksW24204–2W-159,108
811/04/01FOX 1:00PM ETCarolina PanthersW2365–2W-272,597
911/11/01CBS 1:00PM ETat Indianapolis ColtsW27246–2W-357,127
1011/18/01CBS 1:00PM ETNew York JetsL0246–3L-174,259
1111/25/01CBS 1:00PM ETat Buffalo BillsW34277–3W-173,063
1212/02/01CBS 1:00PM ETDenver BroncosW21108–3W-273,938
1312/10/01ABC 9:00PM ETIndianapolis ColtsW4169–3W-373,858
1412/16/01CBS 4:00PM ETat San Francisco 49ersL0219–4L-168,223
1512/22/01CBS 12:30PM ETat New England PatriotsL13209–5L-260,292
1612/30/01FOX 1:00PM ETAtlanta FalconsW211410–5W-173,559
1701/06/02CBS 4:00PM ETBuffalo BillsW34711–5W-273,428
WC01/13/02CBS 4:30PM ETBaltimore RavensL32011–6L-172,251


AFC East
(2) New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 371 272 W6
(4) Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 344 290 W2
(6) New York Jets 10 6 0 .625 308 295 W1
Indianapolis Colts 6 10 0 .375 413 486 W1
Buffalo Bills 3 13 0 .188 265 420 L1


  1. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/mia/2001.htm
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 61
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