Profession: Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Why Famous: Held or currently holds dozens of NFL records associated with the quarterback position. Despite never being on a Super Bowl-winning team, he is recognized as one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history.
Best remembered for his quick release and powerful arm, he led the Dolphins to the playoffs ten times in his seventeen-season career. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.
- 1985-01-30 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania
- 1985-12-02 NFL QB legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns)
- 1986-09-07 Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so
- 1986-09-21 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)
- 1991-08-20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million
- 1995-10-08 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record
- 1995-11-26 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
- 2000-01-09 Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)
- 2000-09-17 Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins