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#13 Dan Marino - QB

Dan Marino Career NFL Stats 1983-1999
G
GS
REC
COMP
ATT
COMP %
YARDS
TD
INT
RATT
RYDS
YPR
RTD
242
240
147-93-1
4,967
8,358
59.4
61,361
420
252
301
87
0.3
9

 

 

Dan Marino Childhood

Daniel Constantine Marino was born on September 15, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the eldest of three children born to Veronica and Daniel Marino. He was raised in the Oakland area of the city of Pittsburgh.

 

 

Dan Marino High School Stats and Awards

Dan Marino played quarterback for Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA. His excellent play during his senior season made him a Parade All-American. Major universities wanted Marino to play quarterback for their teams but he decided to stay home and play for the University of Pittsburgh. Dan was an exceptional baseball player as well. In fact, he was drafted out of high school by the Kansas City Royals.

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1984, 1985, 1986

2nd Team: 1983, 1988, 1992, 1994 1995

Pro Bowl Selections
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991 1992, 1994, 1995
Passing Yards Title:
1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992
Achievements

NFL Offensive Player of the Year

1984

NFL Comeback Player of the Year

1994

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

 

Dan Marino College Career Stats and Notes

At the University of Pittsburgh, Dan set NCAA single season and career passing records for yardage, attempts, completions and touchdowns. He also earned All-America honors his junior and senior seasons as well. He led the Pittsburgh Panthers to a Sugar Bowl victory in 1982.  

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Marino NFL Career Stats and Notes

The Miami Dolphins selected Dan Marino with the 27th pick in the 1983 NFL Draft. He was a backup until Week 6 of the 1983 season. He finished his rookie season as the starter, and was selected to the NFL’s annual Pro-Bowl. In 1984, Marino shattered several NFL single-season records, including passing for 5,084 yards and 48 touchdowns. His record-breaking year earned him the NFL MVP award and he led the Dolphins to the AFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl XIX. However, Miami lost to the San Francisco 49ers 38-16 in his only trip to the Super Bowl. Dan would go on to set nearly every major passing record. He retired after the 1999 season. Dan Marino was inducted in the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Marino 1994 NFL Season Week 1 Performance

Marino was widely considered one of the best quarterbacks to play the game, and durability was never a concern. However, Marino tore his Achilles during a game against the Cleveland Browns in 1993, ending a streak of 145 straight starts. He missed the remainder of the season. Entering the 1994 season, Marino had something to prove. In the season opener against the New England Patriots, their young star Drew Bledsoe was aiming to become the new top quarterback in the AFC East. Marino wasn't ready to relinquish the title.

The game lived up to the hype as the young gunslinger went toe to toe with the master. In the end, Bledsoe threw 51 passes, completing 32 of them for 421 yards and 4 TDs. Marino, in his first game in almost a year, looked as good as ever. He lit up the Patriots for 473 yards and 5 TDs (23-42 passing) and led the Dolphins to a season opening 39-35 victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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