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This documentary tells the story of the life and career of Don Shula, famous coach of the Miami Dolphins -- the team he led to the first (and, so far, only) perfect season in NFL history. In 1993, Shula broke the longstanding NFL win record (324 games) and went on to a career total of 347 wins, while the Dolphins earned the highest winning percentage of any team between 1970 and 1996. Shula began his football career in fifth grade, starred in high school and college, and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1951. In 1953, he was traded to the Baltimore Colts, and later played with the Washington Redskins -- retiring as a player in 1959. In 1960, he became assistant coach for the Detroit Lions, and two years later was named head coach for the Colts (at 33, the youngest coach in the NFL). In 1997, Shula was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame by unanimous vote. One of many NFL Football Life Story tapes from the All-Pro Sports series. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi