MIAMI -- In tribute to Don Shula, the Miami Dolphins have a new statue and address, and the NFL has a new award.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also announced the creation of an annual Coach Shula Award, which will honor a coach at any level who displays the integrity, achievement and positive impact on others exemplified by Shula.
"I'm honored. I'm humbled," Shula said. "I thank my players for the things we were able to accomplish."
"He's waving like, 'I did this thing all by myself,'" joked Bob Griese, the Dolphins' quarterback in that game.
Griese was among about 20 of Shula's former players who attended the ceremony. The last to arrive was Dan Marino, who was 45 minutes late.
"Marino will be fined," Shula said.
"He's got restaurants, too, in case you didn't know," Crist said.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, famous for his jutting jaw, said he had only one complaint about the statue.
"The chin is too long," Shula said. "My chin is a lot shorter."
As for the new stadium address, he said: "I like that. It's going to be easy for me to remember how to get here."
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press