Interesting Facts About Miami Dolphins Great Jim Kiick


Jim Kiick was a valuable member of the Miami Dolphins teams of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including the 1972 team that would go undefeated and win the Super Bowl. He was a man with a great personality too and attracted a lot of attention for his actions off the field as well. His friendship with Larry Csonka, with whom he was paired with the nickname “Butch and Sundance”, got the two of them plenty of headlines and notoriety. Here are some interesting facts about the Miami Dolphins great running back Jim Kiick.

-During high school, Jim Kiick was a star defensive back.

-Jim Kiick was the Most Valuable Player of the 1966 Sun Bowl in which his Wyoming Cowboys defeated the Florida State Seminoles.

-Jim Kiick made the Pro Bowl after his first two seasons in the league, 1968 and 1969, but didn’t ever make it back again.

-Jim Kiick led the the Miami Dolphins in receiving from the running back position in 1970.

-During his career, Jim Kiick completed two passes, one in 1970 for 25 yards and one in 1974 for 13 yards.

-Jim Kiick’s only touchdown of the 1973 season came from one yard out in the team’s Super Bowl VIII victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

-Jim Kiick ran for more yards against the New York Jets (611) than any other team he played against over the course of his career.

-In 1975, Jim Kiick would leave the Miami Dolphins and sign with the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League. His Dolphins teammates Larry Csonka and Paul Warfield also signed with Memphis that season.

-12 of Jim Kiick’s 31 career rushing touchdowns came on one yard runs.

-Jim Kiick’s last season in the NFL consisted of just one game as a member of the Washington Redskins.

-The first touchdown that Jim Kiick ever scored in the NFL was a one yard run against the Buffalo Bills in 1968.

-George Kiick, Jim’s father, played running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1940s.

-More than a third of Jim Kiick’s NFL touchdowns came in the 4th quarter (12 of 33).

-One of the many jobs Jim Kiick had after his NFL career was over was private investigator.

-During his career, Jim Kiick had six 100 yard games. Five of those were rushing performances and one was a 100 yard receiving game.

-Jim Kiick scored 33 touchdowns during his NFL career. The team he scored the most against was the Buffalo Bills with 7.

1 comment

  1. Many great years Thanks Jim!

    Dennis K

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