Dan Marino Born: September 15, 1961 Where? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Family: A Mom and Dad and two younger sisters named Cindi and Debbie. Dan as a baby
Time Line 1970 In 1979 Dan enrolls at Pittsburgh university In 1983 he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins In 1984 Dan goes to the Super Bowl In 1999 Marino retires as a dolphin In 2005 he is inducted to the Hall of Fame
Childhood Events/Background Info Played football and baseball as a kid. Football was fall and baseball was summer The only position he played in tackle football as a kid was quarterback and never has changed his position his whole entire life. Also because he had last jersey pick, he got 13 and has worn that # ever since In 1983, the dolphins selected Dan Marino, QB, #13 with the 27 th pick in the 1 st round and played with them for 16 seasons. Dan started 240 games, winning 147 of them. He also had 18 playoff appearances winning 8 games. Finally, he appeared once in the Super Bowl. NFL Draft Day
Accomplishments Dan made it to 9 pro bowls out of 13 seasons. (started twice) He also was the first rookie QB to be in the pro bowl. In 1983, Dan won Rookie of the Year, then in 1984, he won the Player of the Year Honors, NFL Most Valuable Player trophy and AFC Player of the Year in 84 and 94. Marino even took the Bert Bell Award for Most Outstanding Player in 85. Another prize he won was the 94 Comeback Player of the Year. Finally he won he won the Walter Payton Man of the Year. Records Broken: most attempts in carrer- 8,358 (passed by Brett Favre.) Most Completions in career-4-967 (passed by Favre.) Most Yards Passing in Career- 61,361 (passed by Favre.) And finally Most touchdown passes in career-420 (passed by Brett.) Finally he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. Favre (4) has passed a few of Dan’s records
Challenges On October 10, 1993, Dan was hurt with a torn Achilles tendon, breaking his 145 consecutive games. But with hard work, he was up and going in 5 months. After many years of playing with the hall of fame coach Don Shula the coach’s year came to a close. Even though the team was never the same, Dan tried his best. In 1984 the 2 year veteran took the team to Dan’s first and only super bowl but came up short 38 to 16 to the 49’ers and everyone questioned whether or not he could win a super bowl. Even with this question, he still made the hall of fame. A few years ago Dan and his wife encountered that their son, Michael, had a mild case of autism. For that, Dan has been raising $ for Michael's school so that him and his friends had everything they needed. Dan’s Son Michael Don and Dan together in the game Dan unfortunately lost in Super Bowl 18 in 1985
Question and Answer What personality traits enable this person to realize personal goals and dreams? This person holds a key that leads to success…. Confidence. He did not back down. What do you admire about this person this person? I admire many things about Dan Marino. He will never give up. He works really hard and has love for the game. He is compassionate. How does this person have a lasting impact? He was probably one of the last of the Great Quarterback ERA. What I mean is that all the legendary players like Joe Montana, John Elway and also like Johnny Unitas are all gone in history and there is no more who play like them anymore.
Works Cited Stewart, Mark. Copyright:1996 Publisher: Children’s Press