Shula honored with statue, award

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Dolphins have erected a statue in front of their new offices honoring former coach Don Shula, and it was unveiled Sunday prior to the Pro Bowl.

The 11-foot-tall statue outside Sun Life Stadium shows Shula pumping a fist as he rides the shoulders of two of his players, replicating the celebration after the 1972 Dolphins won the Super Bowl to complete the league's only perfect season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league has established a Coach Shula Award, which will honor a coach at any level who displays the integrity, achievement and positive impact on others exemplified by Shula.

In recognition of Shula's NFL-record 347 career victories as a coach, the Dolphins announced that the address of their new offices will be 347 Don Shula Drive.