Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. (b. September 15, 1961) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League. He became one of the most prolific quarterbacks ever, holding or having held almost every major NFL passing record. He is considered to be one of the best quarterbacks of all time.
Dan Marino ranked statistically as the greatest quarterback ever to play the game. His career statistics of 61,361 passing yards, 420 touchdowns, and 4,967 completions ranked as the best in history.
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But I personally feel it's also in recognition of my father's life in many ways, a life that was never about him but about his team, his fans, his community, his friends and his family."
Marino says he never really thought about the passing record the season he set it and figures today's passers aren't either. "For these guys, the main thing is winning. And that's what I always thought."
Well, if I could still play, it would be winning a Super Bowl because I didn't win one of those.
Dan Marino is known as undoubtedly the best player in this franchises history.
He set numerous passing records and defined the way of passing, so that players like Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees could now play the game and get paid like they do.
The only prize that eluded Marino was a championship. Only once did he play in the Super Bowl, and Miami lost. "I'd trade every record we broke to be Super Bowl champs," he said.
His career totals of 58 913 yards and 408 touchdown passes are both NFL records, but he went into the 1999 season, his 17th, still looking for a Super Bowl ring.
Throwing a football became as natural for Marino as breathing. Even in his youth, Marino always played quarterback and always played to win.
Marino's 1984 season still has a rather large lead on any other season a QB has ever had.
"What he accomplished is to have a better season than anyone who has ever played this game," said Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach. "I'm talking about quarterbacks, wide receivers or anyone else. He was unbelievable."
Although the top programs in the nation, including Notre Dame and UCLA, recruited Marino, he still chose to stay close to home and attended the University of Pittsburgh.
What made Marino such an amazing football player was his quick release and accuracy in throwing the ball, along with his ability to read defenses