The Miami Dolphins grabbed Marino with the 27th pick overall in the 1983 NFL Draft. He brought Miami the division title in 1983, and would also do so in 1984, 1985, 1992, and 1994.
The 1984 season would be Marino's best. He threw for 48 touchdown passes and 5,084 yards, both of which shattered previous records. The '84 Dolphins scored an NFL record 70 touchdowns and posted a 14-2 record. In Super Bowl XIX Marino and the Dolphins lost to Joe Montana and the 49ers. This would be Dan Marino's only Super Bowl appearance.
He is the first QB in NFL history to have six 4,000-yard seasons (1984-86, 1988, 1992, 1994). Led 37 fourth-quarter comeback victories, second only to John Elway. Holds Dolphins team record for most seasons played, 17. Had 116 wins under Don Shula - the most by a head coach - quarterback combination in NFL history. One of only six quarterbacks in NFL history that have achieved two consecutive (back-to-back) 30-touchdown passing seasons at least one time in their careers.
In 2003, Marino was honored for his outstanding NCAA career at Pitt with an induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Dan Marino was a first-ballot selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
Presently, he lives with his wife, Claire, and six (four by birth, and two by adoption) children in Weston, Florida. During the football season he is a commentator for both CBS's The NFL Today show and HBO's Inside the NFL.
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