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Topic - Don Shula
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Earl Morrall was remembered by Hall of Fame coach Don Shula and a packed church of family and friends during a celebration mass on Tuesday.
Earl Morrall stepped in when the 1972 Miami Dolphins needed him most. And then he willingly stepped aside, earning enduring admiration from his teammates and coach Don Shula.
When Bob Griese broke his ankle in 1972, Morrall came off the bench and started the final nine games of the regular season for the Dolphins. Morrall won praise from coach Don Shula for his willingness to step aside when Griese returned for the AFC championship game.
The Miami Dolphins team that achieved the only perfect season in NFL history will be honored by the White House next Tuesday, more than 40 years after its accomplishment.
Jim Mandich will be inducted into the Miami Dolphins' honor roll, the team announced Wednesday at the end of a two-hour program paying tribute to the longtime broadcaster and former player who died last week at age 62.
"When Bob went down, Earl stepped in like nothing happened, and we just won all the games," Shula said in a 2007 interview.
"He said, 'I don't agree with you, but whatever you think is best for the team, I'll go along with it,'" Griese said.