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Dan Marino

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
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Full Name: Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr.
Profession: Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: September 15, 1961
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1985-01-30 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Historical Events

  • 1984-12-02 Miami quarterback Dan Marino breaks NFL single-season touchdown pass record when he throws his 37th in the Dolphins' 45-34 loss to the Raiders; finishes season with 48 TD passes
  • 1985-12-02 NFL quarterback legends Dan Marino and John Elway (Denver Broncos) face each other for the first time, a 30-26 win for Marino's Miami Dolphins (390 yards and 3 TDs)
  • 1986-09-07 Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so
  • 1991-08-20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million
  • 1991-12-01 Miami quarterback Dan Marino sets an NFL record when he reaches 3,000 yards passing for the 8th time in his career during Dolphin's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay at Joe Robbie Stadium
  • 1994-09-04 Miami quarterback Dan Marino throws 5 touchdown passes in Dolphins' 39-35 win over New England; sets NFL record with his 18th game of 4-or-more touchdown passes
  • 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 Miami Dolphin QB 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

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