Joe Auer, who scored on Miami Dolphins’ 1st play, has died

Joe Auer, who returned a kickoff for a Miami Dolphins touchdown on the franchise’s first play, has died at age 77.

The Dolphins confirmed that Auer died Saturday in Winter Park, in Central Florida.

Auer fielded a kickoff to start the Dolphins’ first game as an AFL expansion team in 1966 and returned it 95 yards for a score against the Oakland Raiders. In the years that followed, Auer joked that he heard from more people about that game than the 26,276 who were actually in attendance at the Orange Bowl.