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Overview (3)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameDaniel Constantine Marino Jr.
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marino was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he became the most prolific and celebrated passer in Pitt Panther history and a first-round draft pick for Don Shula of the Dolphins. Marino has established a record number of records on the All-Time Quarterback list, does charity work, and created the Dan Marino Foundation to benefit the youth charities of South Florida.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tak

Spouse (1)

Claire Veazey (30 January 1985 - present) ( 6 children)

Trivia (22)

Drafted after his senior year in high school in 1979 by the Kansas City Royals.
Eldest of 3 children and the only boy.
Led the Dolphins to Super Bowl XIX, but lost to the San Francisco 49ers. Never appeared in a Super Bowl again.
Son Michael is mildly autistic.
Children: Daniel Charles (b. 4 September 1986), Michael Joseph (b. 18 May 1988), Joseph Donald (b. 26 July 1989) and Alexandra Claire (b. 13 May 1992). He also has 2 adopted daughters, Niki Lin (b. 15 December 1996 in China)and Lia (b. 12 July 1995 in China)
Part of the 1983 NFL "Quaterback Class", which saw six QBs drafted in the first round: John Elway, Todd Blackledge, Jim Kelly, Tony Eason, Ken O'Brien, and Marino.
In the 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Ray Finkle's mom said Dan Marino should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell; 6 years after the release of the movie, he appears in Little Nicky (2000) actually in hell asking Satan to give him a Superbowl Championship.
Miami Dolphins All Time Leader in Passing Yards (61,381).
Retired after being humilated in an AFC divisional playoff game losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars 62-7.
Served as Executive Vice President of the Miami Dolphins briefly in 2004 before resigning
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 (first year of eligibility). Others inducted in 2005 were Steve Young, Fritz Pollard and Benny Friedman.
All-Time NFL Leader in Pass Attempts (8,358).
All-Time NFL Leader in Pass Completions (4,967).
All-Time NFL Leader in Gross Yards Passing (61,343).
All-Time NFL Leader in Touchdown Passes (420).
Ranks 7th on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (252).
Ranks 40th on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (271).
Ranks 47th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (1,940).
Ranks 11th on NFL All-Time Passer Rating List (86.38).
Son of Dan Marino Sr..
Appeared, with Angie Everhart and Chris Berman, in a commercial for "Nutrisystem for Men". [2010]
His father's ancestry is half Italian and half Slovak. His mother's family is Polish.

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