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Dan Marino Biography

Learned Sports Fundamentals From Father, Became High School Football, Baseball Star, Became Hometown Hero At PittCONTACT INFORMATION

1961-

American football player

He's considered the most prolific passer the National Football League (NFL) ever produced. During his seventeen seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Dan Marino generated one of the most remarkable quarterbacking careers in the history of football, averaging twenty-four touchdown passes per season offset by fewer than fourteen interceptions. Year after year, game after game, play after play, Marino's laser-sharp passes moved his team down the field and into scoring position. When Marino retired after the 1999 season, he held records for the most passing yards (61,361), completions (4,967), and touchdown passes (420) in NFL history. Over the years, this fiery competitor won not only games, but also the hearts of the South Florida people. His on-field heroics entertained them, while his off-field endeavors enhanced their lives. Without Marino, The Miami Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center wouldn't exist. Marino's charitable foundation helped build the 20,000-square-foot center, which serves children with chronic medical needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: c/o Dan Marino Foundation, PO Box 267640, Weston, FL 33326. Fax: (954) 423-5355. Phone: (954) 888-1771. Email: dmfoundation@aol.com.

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