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Dan Marino

Selected Writings By Marino:

(With Steve Delsohn) Marino!, McGraw-Hill, 1986.

Awards and Accomplishments

1979 Earned Parade magazine All-America honors
1981 Named The Sporting News All-America team quarterback
1981 Named Sugar Bowl Most Valuable Player
1983 Named The Sporting News Rookie of the Year
1983 Became first rookie quarterback to start a Pro Bowl
1984 Broke NFL single-season record for touchdown passes (48), passing yards (5,084), and completions (362)
1984 Named the NFL's Most Valuable Player
1984-86 Named to The Sporting News NFL All-Pro Team
1984-87 Named to the American Football Conference (AFC) Pro Bowl team
1986 Threw an 85-yard touchdown pass on November 2, the longest completion in NFL history
1986 Threw 100th career touchdown pass on September 7, setting an NFL record by reaching that mark in the fewest games (44)
1988 Reached 20,000-yard milestone on September 18
1991-92 Named to the AFC Pro Bowl team
1994-95 Named starting quarterback for the AFC Pro Bowl team
1995 Completed his career 3,687th pass on October 8, setting an NFL record for most career complete passes
1996 Became first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 50,000 career yards
1998 Became first quarterback in NFL history to complete 400 touchdown passes
1999 Named NFL Man of the Year for charitable works
1999 Became first quarterback to reach 60,000 yards

Where Is He Now?

Marino and his wife, Claire, whom he married in 1985, live in Weston, Florida. Their six children, including two who were adopted from China, keep them busy. Marino also serves as a co-host for HBO's "Inside the NFL" and CBS' "The NFL Today." A great deal of his time is spent on philanthropic gestures. Marino established the Dan Marino Foundation in 1992 shortly after his son, Michael, was diagnosed with autism. Over the years, the foundation has raised more than $3.6 million to help children with developmental disabilities. To stay active, Marino plays golf and hopes to some day qualify for the U.S. Open.

(With Marc Serota and Mark Vancil) Marino: On the Record, Collins Publishers San Francisco, 1996.

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