Undefeated Dolphins arrive in Washington
WASHINGTON, DC (WSVN) -- The 1972 Miami Dolphins made it to Washington Monday, and will be special guests to President Barack Obama.
The '72 Dolphins are famous for being the only undefeated team in the NFL, as well as being the only Super Bowl champions to have never been invited to the White house since hosting the champs became an annual event. Every member of the team is over 60 years old, and the oldest living player is Earl Morrall at 78 years old.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime honor," said former Dolphins receiver Paul Warfield. "I've never been to the White House. This sitting president is special, and of course our football club is special, and so it's a nice confluence of events."
Jim Kiick, a former running back for the Dolphins, is also enjoying his trip back to the White House. "Last time I was in the White House I was in eighth grade. We used to take an eighth grade trip there," Kiick said. "It's obviously been quite a while but looking forward, looking to seeing a lot of guys I haven't seen in a while."
The team will give President Obama a leather-bound book with action shots of every player on the '72 perfect season team. Each of the players' pictures is signed by the individual player.
The reception will be Tuesday afternoon in the East Wing of the White House.
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