Classic SI Photos of Don Shula

Two-time Super Bowl champion, four-time AP NFL Coach of the Year, all-time leader in regular-season wins (328) and Hall of Fame coach Don Shula turned 87 years old on Jan. 4, 2017. Here are some classic SI photos of the coach best remembered for leading the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only perfect, undefeated season in NFL history.

Oct. 4, 1955 — Baltimore Colts vs. Chicago Bears - Mark Kauffman
1 of 37 Mark Kauffman

Don Shula and Harlon Hill

Nov. 8, 1964 — Baltimore Colts vs. Chicago Bears - Neil Leifer
2 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula and Johnny Unitas

Nov. 12, 1964 — Baltimore Colts practice - Neil Leifer
4 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula and Johnny Unitas

Dec. 4, 1964 - Neil Leifer
5 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula and Johnny Unitas

Dec. 4, 1964 - Neil Leifer
7 of 37 Neil Leifer

Johnny Unitas and Don Shula

Dec. 13, 1964 — Baltimore Colts vs. Washington Redskins - Neil Leifer
8 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula

Nov. 1, 1968 - Neil Leifer
10 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula, Johnny Unitas and Earl Morrall

Nov. 1, 1968 - Neil Leifer
11 of 37 Neil Leifer

Earl Morrall and Don Shula

Nov. 10, 1968 — Baltimore Colts vs. Detroit Lions - Walter Iooss Jr.
13 of 37 Walter Iooss Jr.

Johnny Unitas and Don Shula

Dec. 29, 1968 — NFL Championship: Baltimore Colts vs. Cleveland Browns - Neil Leifer
14 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula

Jan. 12, 1969 — Super Bowl III: Baltimore Colts vs. New York Jets - Neil Leifer
16 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula

Nov. 14, 1971 — Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - Neil Leifer
17 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula

Dec. 31, 1972 — AFC Championship: Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - Neil Leifer
19 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula

Dec. 31, 1972 — AFC Championship: Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - Neil Leifer
20 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula and Mercury Morris

Jan. 15, 1973 — Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins - Neil Leifer
22 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula

Jan. 13, 1974 — Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings - Neil Leifer
23 of 37 Neil Leifer

Don Shula

Jan. 16, 1983 — AFC Divisional Playoffs: Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers - Heinz Kluetmeier
25 of 37 Heinz Kluetmeier

Don Shula and David Woodley

Sept. 20, 1992 — Miami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Rams - John Iacono
26 of 37 John Iacono

Don Shula

Nov. 14, 1993 — Miami Dolphins vs. Philadelphia Eagles - Al Tielemans
28 of 37 Al Tielemans

Don Shula

Dec. 20, 1993 SI Sportsman of the Year cover - Mark Summers
29 of 37 Mark Summers

Don Shula

Nov. 12, 1995 — Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots - Walter Iooss Jr.
31 of 37 Walter Iooss Jr.

Don Shula and Dan Marino

Jan. 5, 1996 - Bill Frakes
32 of 37 Bill Frakes

Don Shula

Nov. 5, 2005 - Bob Rosato
34 of 37 Bob Rosato

Don Shula

Dec. 16, 2007 - Bob Rosato
35 of 37 Bob Rosato

Don Shula and 1972 Miami Dolphins team

Jan. 3, 2010 - Bill Frakes
37 of 37 Bill Frakes

Don Shula and wife Mary Anne

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