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Dan Marino
Color head-and-shoulders shot of Marino, in jacket and tie, wearing broadcaster's headset.
Marino preparing for 2005 ESPN interview
No. 13
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: September 15, 1961 (1961-09-15) (age 59)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Central Catholic
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (1983–1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995)
  • 3× First-team All-Pro (1984–1986)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (1983, 1992, 1994, 1995)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1984)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1984)
  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (1998)
  • NFL Rookie of the Year (1983)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1994)
  • 5× NFL passing yards leader (1984–1986, 1988, 1992)
  • 3× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1984–1986)
  • NFL passer rating leader (1984)
  • Miami Dolphins No. 13 retired
  • Miami Dolphin Honor Roll
  • First-team All-American (1981)
  • Pittsburgh Panthers No. 13 retired
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts: 8,358
Pass completions: 4,967
Percentage: 59.4
TDINT: 420–252
Passing yards: 61,361
Passer rating: 86.4
Player stats at NFL.com

Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is a Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League. Many think of him as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.

Marino started his career playing for University of Pittsburgh as a quarterback. Marino finished his career with the university having thrown 74 touchdown passes. In 2002 he was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He had a long and successful career as a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, breaking many passing records but never leading his team to win the NFL Super Bowl.



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