The name Dan Marino needs no introduction. His accomplishments on and off the football field have made him one of the most recognizable and popular sports figures in the entire world. After 17 consecutive seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Dan managed to rewrite the NFL record book by establishing 20 records, including all-time Leading passer in NFL history.
Marino's lightning-quick release, shuffle-step in the pocket, and fire in his eyes are familiar to fans around the world. He has appeared on the cover of Sports llustrated, Inside Sports, and Gentleman's Quarterly (GQ).
One of the brightest stars of the sports world, Dan balances the perils of celebrity with the joy of his wife Claire, three sons, and two daughters. His ongoing work for the community is centered on The Dan Marino Foundation for children's charities of South Florida.
In 1997 Marino embarked on a new major league sports venture, making his debut as a NASCAR Winston Cup team co-owner with race legend Bill Elliot. The Elliot-Marino Motorsports team began full-time competition in 1997.
In 2000, he joined the executive management team of Dreams Inc. as Director of Business Development. He is a host on HBO's weekly football program Inside the NFL.
A symbol of competitiveness and efficiency, Dan Marino has ensured himself a place in American sports and entertainment culture.
First among NFL's all-time leaders in touchdown passes (420), 1983-1999 ... First among NFL's all-time leaders in total yards passing (61,361), 1983-99 ... First among NFL's all-time leaders in pass attempts (8,358), 1983-99 ... First among NFL's all-time leaders in pass completions (4,967), 1983-99 ... Started all 16 games throwing for 3,497 yards and 23 touchdowns, 1998 ... Finished the 1997 season with 3,780 yards and 11 touchdown passes ... First Quarterback in NFL history to record six 4,000 yard seasons, 1984-86, '88, '92, '94. Dan Fouts (three) and Warren Moon (three) are the only other QB's to have multiple 4,000 yard seasons ... Holds NFL record for most seasons with over 3,000 yards passing (12), 1983-98 ... Threw for 521 yards vs. New York Jets on October 23, 2nd highest total in NFL history, 1988 ... Established NFL record as only QB to pass for 40 or more TD's in two different seasons, 1984 & 1986 ... Established NFL record as only QB to pass for 30 or more TD's in three different seasons, and did so consecutively, 1984, 1985, 1986 ... Holds NFL record for consecutive playoff games with a touchdown pass (12) ... Holds NFL record with 19 four touchdown games, 1983-95 ... Has won AFC Offensive Player of the Week more times (16) than any other player since the award was established, 1984-1994 ... Formed most prolific Quarterback/Wide Receiver duo in NFL history with teammate Mark Clayton establishing an NFL Record for touchdown pass combinations (79) 1983-92 ... Leads active NFL quarterbacks in Pro Bowl Selections with nine, 1983-1987, 1991-1992, 1994, 1995 ... Threw 200th touchdown pass in 89 games, faster than any other quarterback in league history, 1983-1989 ... Has passed for over 300 yards in 61 regular season games, 1983-1998 ... Has passed over 400 yards in 14 regular season games, 1983-1995 ... Threw for 100 touchdown passes in 44 games, faster than any other player ... Threw at least one touchdown pass in 30 consecutive games, second longest streak in NFL history, 1986-1987 ... Only quarterback in the league to throw a touchdown pass in every game of the season, 1986 ... NFL Most Valuable Player, 1984 ... In his first full season as Dolphins quarterback set NFL records for single season touchdown passes (48) and yardage (5,084), 1984 ... Only rookie quarterback to ever start the Pro Bowl, 1983