MIAMI — Don Shula has been about longevity for, well, a long time.
He entered the NFL as a player in 1951 and retired in 1995 after coaching the Miami Dolphins for 26 years. He won more games than any coach in league history, a record that has stood for, coincidentally, 26 years.
And now he’s turning 90.
“He’s going to survive everybody, I think,” former Dolphins safety Dick Anderson said.
Shula’s birthday is Saturday. Anderson and others who played for the coach threw a surprise party for him last month, and about 100 people attended.
“He said, ‘Where were all of you when I turned 89?’” Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Griese said.
“It was the first time in the entire time I’m