Dan Marino started off his career with the Miami Dolphins with a bang by winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1983. During his second season many analysts expected a «sophomore jinx», but Dan Marino picked up right where he left off. In 1984 he won the 1984 NFL MVP award, and led the Dolphins to the Super Bowl. With only two years of NFL experience, Dan Marino was already considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
How it all began:
If you have ever been picked last by your friends back in school, that’s how Dan Marino must have felt during the 1983 draft. The Pittsburgh Panthers star quarterback watched in despair as team after team passed on him in the draft. Finally on the #27th pick, Miami Dolphins were elated to still have the opportunity to draft Marino.
Never before in the history of the NFL has a first year quarterback had the kind of instant impact that he did with the Dolphins during his rookie season. Marino played with a level of maturity well beyond his years, and led the Dolphins to the second best record in the NFL. Marino made 26 other teams feel foolish for passing up on him in the draft. In 1984 Marino led the league in passer rating and launched his career into unprecedented levels. He set National League Football single season records for completions, yards, and TD passes.
In the AFC Championship game the Miami Dolphins threw for a record 421 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. By the time the season was over Marino was voted as the most popular player in football, and was also awarded the NFL Player of the Year.
Dan Marino was a model of consistency over his career and was the most spectacular quarterback of his generation. From the very beginning Miami Dolphin fans had an elite quarterback that was destined to break records.
Dan Marino Timeline Biography and Interesting Career Highlights
Age 8: Marino played in his first football game at the St. Regis Grade School
Age 16: Was a letterman in football, and baseball for Central Catholic
Age 17: Marino was drafted by the Kansas City Royals, but decides to attend the University of Pittsburgh on scholarship.
Age 21: Sets the Pittsburgh Panthers passing record with 37 touchdowns. Finishes 4th in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Age 22: Selected #27 in the draft by the Miami Dolphins
1983: Is Awarded the Rookie of the Year Award
1984: Leads the Dolphins to the Superbowl and is awarded the NFL MVP Award.
1991: Sets durability record by starting in his 117th straight game.
Life After Football:
After Dan Marino left football, he didn’t walk off into the sunset or spend his days playing golf. Marino has held many broadcasting jobs including being an analyst for CBS Sunday pregame Show. He has also served as an analyst on HBA’s Inside the NFL.
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