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Marino, Dan

(Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr.) (mərē`nō), 1961–, American football player, b. Pittsburgh. After starring as an All-American quarterback at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, he joined (1983) the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League and was the NFL Rookie of the Year. In the 1984–85 season, when he passed for 5,084 yards (a record that was not surpassed until 2011), he was the league's most valuable player. One of the game's most proficient passers, the durable Marino, who played his entire career with the Dolphins, broke (1995) the lifetime records held by Fran TarkentonTarkenton, Fran
(Francis Asbury Tarkenton), 1940–, American football player, b. Richmond. One of football's greatest passing quarterbacks, he established lifetime records (all surpassed by Dan Marino in 1995) for most completions (3,686), most yards gained passing
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 for total passing yardage, completions, and touchdown passes. (Brett FavreFavre, Brett
(Brett Lorenzo Favre) , 1969–, American football player, b. Gulfport, Miss. As starting quarterback at the Univ. of Southern Mississippi he led the team to two bowl games and 29 wins.
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 surpassed Marino's marks more than a decade later.) Despite his excellence as a quarterback, Marino never led Miami to a Super Bowl championship. He retired in 2000 and since has worked as a sportscaster.
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CircuitCity, one of the country's leading consumer electronics retailers, will partner with Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope and the Dan Marino Foundation through national retail promotions over the course of the year to raise additional funds.
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Into the frying pan: In light of the mess into which Matt Millen stepped when he left a high-profile job as a Fox NFL analyst to take charge of the Detroit Lions, Dan Marino took plenty of ribbing from his TV colleagues this week for leaving his CBS and HBO studio-analyst chair after four years to become the senior vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins.
AGAIN in America, I see Miami Dolphins quarter-back Dan Marino has been sidelined with a pinched nerve in the neck.
Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope teams up with Five Regional Retail Partners this Fall to raise funds for the Dan Marino Foundation
If Castroneves isn't able to maintain his lead this season, he could be remembered for the one thing he couldn't accomplish, much like golf's Phil Mickelson (no majors), football's Dan Marino (no Super Bowl) or baseball's Ted Williams (no World Series).
BUFFALO'S defence forced Dan Marino into three turnovers and quarterback Doug Flutie exacted some revenge for last season's AFC wild card game defeat as the Bills inflicted the Miami Dolphins first defeat of the season, 23-18.
Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope program, an innovative philanthropy initiative that combines the forces of major national retailers with sports, music and civic personalities, along with retail partner Circuit City today launched a retail promotion to help raise funds for The Dan Marino Foundation.
MIAMI -- Dan Marino, future NFL Hall of Famer, is coming home to the town that made him famous.