In his 17 years quarterbacking the Miami Dolphins, Dan Marino managed to shatter virtually every passing record in NFL history. Born in Pittsburgh in 1961, Marino was a star high school football and baseball player, but decided to attend the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship. Marino was an All-American Quarterback with the Panthers and was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 27th pick in the 1983 draft. That year he became the first rookie QB to start in the Bro Bowl. In the 1984 season, Marino led the Dolphins to the Super Bowl while setting an NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season (48). During the next 15 years Marino re-wrote the NFL record books, setting marks for most career TD passes (420), passing yards (61,361), pass attempts (8, 358), and pass completions (4,967).
Marino currently works as an NFL analyst for both HBO and CBS. The Dan Marino Foundation, a charity that serves children in the South Florida area, continues to thrive under his guidance.
Dan Marino was inducted to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.