The starting left guard, center and tackle for the Dolphins for 14 seasons (1970-83). Bob Kuechenberg was selected by Philadelphia in the fourth-round pick out of Notre Dame in the 1969 NFL draft. He was released shortly after training camp started and played seven games (five without pay) of semi-pro football with the Chicago Owls of the Continental Football League in 1969.
Kuechenberg was selling business forms when he signed with the Dolphins as a free agent in 1970 and he became a starter that season. While with the Dolphins, Miami amassed an overall record of 152-61-2 (.712) and made four Super Bowl appearances. That is one of the winningest records ever, in terms of both games won and winning percentage, by any player in NFL history. Playing in 215 games (196 regular season and 19 playoffs) over a 14-year career, Kuechenberg was called for holding only 15 times in that span and was a six-time Pro Bowl (1974-75, 1977-78, 1982-83) selection
Kuechenberg was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame eight consecutive years (2002-09).