Dan Marino retired from football in 2000, following a successful career playing with the Miami Dolphins that lasted nearly 2 decades. Marino began playing for the Miami Dolphins in 1984, after proving himself worthy as a pro quarterback. He was recruited in a first-round pick in 1983, and embarked on a career dotted with multiple NFL records.
Marino was born in 1961 to a working-class family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He showed promise as a teenager in football and baseball. Despite having equal athletic abilities in both sports, Marino chose a profession in football. His career records include throwing over 5,000 yards and completing almost 50 touchdowns in his first year, and leading his team to a Super Bowl victory.