Dolphins to honor Don Shula with commemorative patch

Team will wear patches on jerseys this season in honor of former coach
'Shula 347' patch on Miami Dolphins jersey
Posted at 10:20 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 10:21:57-04

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins will honor their former coach with a patch during the 2020 season.

Team spokeswoman Sydney Wade said Thursday that the team will wear a commemorative patch in honor of legendary head coach Don Shula, who died earlier this year.

Shula coached the Dolphins from 1970-95, leading the team to its only Super Bowl wins in franchise history.

The patch will feature Shula's name and "347" to signify his all-time career wins -- more than any other coach in NFL history.

"Don Shula's lasting impact on the Miami Dolphins, NFL and South Florida community is immeasurable," team owner Stephen Ross said in a statement. "We are proud to continue honoring his historic life and legacy with a patch that is emblematic of his success on the football field as the winningest coach in our league's history."

Dolphins coaches and team personnel will also wear a pin with the patch design.

The patch will be worn for the first time during the Sept. 13 season opener at the New England Patriots.