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Dan Marino is a former American soccer player who played for Miami Dolphins

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BirthdaySeptember 15, 1961
NationalityAmerican
FamousFootball Players, Sportspersons, Football Players, American Football Players
SpousesClaire
SiblingsCindi Debbie
Known asDaniel Constantine Marino Jr
Childrens Michael
Universities
  • St. Regis Catholic Elementary School Central Catholic High School
Birth PlacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height193cm
GenderMale
FatherDaniel Marino
MotherVeronica KolczynskiMarino
Net Worth$35 million as of Mar 9,2017
Sun SignVirgo
Born inPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Famous asAmerican football player

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Who is Dan Marino?

Dan Marino is a former American football quarterback. He played for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League (NFL). For several years, he successfully led the college football team of the University of Pittsburgh. During the 1983 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins picked him in the first round. He played for 17 seasons as part of this team. Despite his inability at scrambling, he pursued a successful career as a football quarterback well-known for his quick release. His only Super Bowl match was against San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately, his team Miami Dolphins lost the match. He is considered as one of the finest quarterbacks in the history of American football for his playing techniques like his quick release and usage of powerful arms. He is the founding member of Laureus World Sports Academy. He has worked as a studio analyst for HBO’s show ‘Inside the NFL’. Presently he acts as an analyst for CBS’s show ‘The NFL Today’, broadcast on Sunday. ‘The Sporting News’ ranked him 27th position in its list of hundred greatest football players. This ranking made him highly paid Dolphins player.

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Childhood & Early Life

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Dan Marino was the eldest of three children of Daniel Marino and Veronica Marino. His father used to deliver newspapers for “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”.

He spent his childhood in the South Oakland neighbourhood of Pittsburgh. There he studied at St. Regis Catholic Elementary School. Later, he joined Central Catholic High School, located in Pittsburgh.

At the Catholic High School, he started in baseball and won Parade All-American honours in football. Kansas City Royals drafted him in the 4th round of its amateur draft in 1979 but he decided to continue playing college football.

From 1979 to 1982, he played in the college football team of the University of Pittsburgh. In the Backyard Bowl, Pittsburgh Panthers, the university’s football team won a match against West Virginia University Mountaineers under his leadership in 1979.

In 1982, in a Sugar Bowl match, his University football team got victory against Georgia Bulldogs as a result of his a pass shortly before the end of the match.

In the 1983 Cotton Bowl Classic, Pittsburgh Panthers faced defeat to Southern Methodist. His four college seasons are marked with 7,905 passing yards and 74 touchdowns.

Due to his poor performance in senior season at the University’s football team, his selection status in the 1983 NFL Draft plummeted. Later, the Miami Dolphins selected him as the 27th pick in the first round.

Career

The Los Angeles Express drafted him as a part of the United States Football League. But he decided to sign with Miami Dolphins. He started his first season there as a backup to starter David Woodley.

In this season, he threw 20 touchdowns and was selected to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Moreover, he was named as league Rookie of the Year. Gradually, he became the first quarterback to pass for 60,000 career yards.

During Super Bowl XIX, he played against San Francisco 49ers. As part of Dolphins, he finished with 29 completions out of 50 attempts for 318 yards. It was his only Super Bowl appearance in which his team lost the match.

In 1993, an injury at a game in Cleveland after throwing a swing pass restricted him from playing for the season. During a home game against the New England Patriots, he made 473 yards and five passing touchdowns.

In the same season, he led his team in a match against the New York Jets. In this particular match, he executed a fake spike for the winning touchdown pass, better known as ‘The Clock Play’. In this match, his team finished 10-6 and he passed for 4,453 yards and was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

In 1997, he was actively involved in the marketing procedure of Team Cheever of the Indy racing League through FirstPlus Mortgage.

Together with driver Bill Elliott, he became the co-owner of a NASCAR Winston Cup racing team. When the Dolphins got victory against the Seattle Seahawks in a match on January 9, 2000, this match became his first playoff road win. It also marked his 36th comeback win.

The second round of this match was organized on January 16, 2000. In it, his team lost 62-7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. This was the worst loss ever in AFC Playoff history. As a result of this, he was replaced by backup Damon Huard after performing one series in the second half.

He decided to take retirement before the 2000 season. At that time, he was flooded with offers from Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers. But he declined all of these offers.

In early parts of 2004, he served as Senior Vice President of Football Operations of the Miami Dolphins for a brief period. But after three weeks, he resigned.

In the year 2005, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

In 2008, the University of Pittsburgh offered him an honorary doctorate degree in broadcast journalism. At present, he works as an analyst for CBS’s ‘The NFL Today’.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married Claire Marino in 1985. They have three sons and three daughters whose names are Daniel Charles Marino, Lia Marino, Niki Lin Marino, Joseph Donald Marino, Michael Joseph Marino and Alexandra Claire Marino.

In 2013, he admitted about his affair with Donna Savattere, a production assistant at CBS Sports. Their child Chloe Savattere was born in 2005. He shared the news of Chloe’s birth only with his wife.

Trivia

This former footballer of international fame features as the face of an advertising campaign for the NutriSystem weight loss programme. This advertisement targets male dieters as its potential customers.

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Dan Marino awards

YearNameAward

Other

1984NEA MVP
1984NFL Offensive Player of the Year
1984UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year
1994UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year
1998Walter Payton Man of the Year
1994NFL Comeback Player of the Year
1984 - AFC Champion
1984 - NFL MVP
1984 - PFWA MVP

Dan Marino biography timelines

  • // 15th Sep 1961
    Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Dan Marino was the eldest of three children of Daniel Marino and Veronica Marino. His father used to deliver newspapers for “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”.
  • // 1979
    At the Catholic High School, he started in baseball and won Parade All-American honours in football. Kansas City Royals drafted him in the 4th round of its amateur draft in 1979 but he decided to continue playing college football.
  • // 1979 To 1982
    From 1979 to 1982, he played in the college football team of the University of Pittsburgh. In the Backyard Bowl, Pittsburgh Panthers, the university’s football team won a match against West Virginia University Mountaineers under his leadership in 1979.
  • // 1982
    In 1982, in a Sugar Bowl match, his University football team got victory against Georgia Bulldogs as a result of his a pass shortly before the end of the match.
  • // 1983
    In the 1983 Cotton Bowl Classic, Pittsburgh Panthers faced defeat to Southern Methodist. His four college seasons are marked with 7,905 passing yards and 74 touchdowns.
  • // 1983
    Due to his poor performance in senior season at the University’s football team, his selection status in the 1983 NFL Draft plummeted. Later, the Miami Dolphins selected him as the 27th pick in the first round.
  • // 1985
    He married Claire Marino in 1985. They have three sons and three daughters whose names are Daniel Charles Marino, Lia Marino, Niki Lin Marino, Joseph Donald Marino, Michael Joseph Marino and Alexandra Claire Marino.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, an injury at a game in Cleveland after throwing a swing pass restricted him from playing for the season. During a home game against the New England Patriots, he made 473 yards and five passing touchdowns.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, he was actively involved in the marketing procedure of Team Cheever of the Indy racing League through FirstPlus Mortgage.
  • // 2000
    Together with driver Bill Elliott, he became the co-owner of a NASCAR Winston Cup racing team. When the Dolphins got victory against the Seattle Seahawks in a match on January 9, 2000, this match became his first playoff road win. It also marked his 36th comeback win.
  • // 2000
    He decided to take retirement before the 2000 season. At that time, he was flooded with offers from Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers. But he declined all of these offers.
  • // 16th Jan 2000
    The second round of this match was organized on January 16, 2000. In it, his team lost 62-7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. This was the worst loss ever in AFC Playoff history. As a result of this, he was replaced by backup Damon Huard after performing one series in the second half.
  • // 2004
    In early parts of 2004, he served as Senior Vice President of Football Operations of the Miami Dolphins for a brief period. But after three weeks, he resigned.
  • // 2005
    In the year 2005, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, the University of Pittsburgh offered him an honorary doctorate degree in broadcast journalism. At present, he works as an analyst for CBS’s ‘The NFL Today’.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he admitted about his affair with Donna Savattere, a production assistant at CBS Sports. Their child Chloe Savattere was born in 2005. He shared the news of Chloe’s birth only with his wife.

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Dan Marino's FAQ

  • What is Dan Marino birthday?

    Dan Marino was born at 1961-09-15

  • Where is Dan Marino's birth place?

    Dan Marino was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • What is Dan Marino nationalities?

    Dan Marino's nationalities is American

  • Who is Dan Marino spouses?

    Dan Marino's spouses is Claire

  • Who is Dan Marino siblings?

    Dan Marino's siblings is Cindi Debbie

  • Who is Dan Marino childrens?

    Dan Marino's childrens is Michael

  • What was Dan Marino universities?

    Dan Marino studied at St. Regis Catholic Elementary School Central Catholic High School

  • How tall is Dan Marino?

    Dan Marino's height is 193

  • Who is Dan Marino's father?

    Dan Marino's father is Daniel Marino

  • Who is Dan Marino's mother?

    Dan Marino's mother is Veronica KolczynskiMarino

  • What is Dan Marino's sun sign?

    Dan Marino is Virgo

  • How famous is Dan Marino?

    Dan Marino is famouse as American football player