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Marino, Daniel Constantine (Dan)

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Born: 1961 AD
Currently alive, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Football Player, Sportscaster

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1961 - Born on the 15th of September in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League.

1979 - He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals baseball team in the 79' amateur draft, but decided to play college American football instead.

1982 - He led the Panthers to a last-minute triumph over the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl by throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to tight end John Brown with less than a minute remaining, a play that is considered among the greatest in Pittsburgh sports history.

1985 - On December, he completed 14 of 27 passes for 270 yards and triumphed over the 12-0 Chicago Bears (thus ensuring that the 1972 Miami Dolphins would remain the only team to go undefeated in a season) in the highest rated Monday Night Football telecast in history.

1992 - He made his final appearance in an AFC Championship Game, losing to arch-rival Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills, 29-10.

1999 - He was ranked number 27 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, making him the highest-ranking Dolphins player.

2000 - His final win was his first playoff road win and his 37th comeback win, as the Dolphins defeated the Seattle Seahawks in January.



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