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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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Indeed, the second most famous man with links to San Marino is probably former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, and that's only because his name sounds the same.
One of their partners for this Fall 2014 season is The Dan Marino Foundation in recognition of Autism Awareness.
For 17 years Dan Marino was the on-field leader of the Miami Dolphins, taking the team to the playoffs 10 times and compiling statistics that were otherworldly: throwing for 61,361 yards in his career, holding 30 Dolphins passing records, voted to the Pro Bowl nine times starting his rookie year, and named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1984, which was only his second season.
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In what is likely to be his final season, Packers quarterback Brett Favre has broken records galore, including surpassing Dan Marino for the most touchdown throws ever.
Manning rid himself of that Dan Marino tag of great quarterback who never won the Big One with Sunday's victory, and he hardly seems the type to ease up now that he has a ring.
But it's like Dan Marino not winning the Super Bowl with the Miami Dolphins.
The newest charity sponsor was former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who was on hand to represent The Dan Marino Foundation, created to provide treatment programs for autistic children.
Pittsburgh-born Dan Marino left a legacy of achievements in his four years as a player with the Pittsburgh Panthers and his 17-year professional football career.
Todd: Does Mike Collins really want Dan Marino to become president?
COACH: You coached three of the greatest quarterbacks of all time -- Johnny Unitas, Bob Griese, and Dan Marino.