Dan Marino, Jr. was the last quarterback picked in the first round of the 1983 draft—Hall of Famers John Elway and Jim Kelly were picked before him, as were Todd Blackledge, Tony Eason, and Ken O'Brien. But the Miami Dolphins knew a good arm when they saw one, which is why they snapped up the young University of Pittsburgh quarterback and gave Marino a home for 17 seasons.

In all that time, Marino never captured a Super Bowl victory. He only got to football’s biggest event once, and in that year, 1984, his team lost to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX. The Dolphins made it to two more AFC Championship games during Marino's career, but never further.

What Marino lacked in championship rings he made up for in extraordinary career accomplishments. At the time of his retirement following the 1999 season, Marino was the leader in most passes attempted (8,358) or completed (4,967); he had thrown for 3,000 yards or greater in more seasons (13) than any of his peers; and his career 420 touchdown passes was untouchable.

Brett Favre eclipsed those records in 2006 and 2007, but Marino still holds the record for most passing yards gained in a single season (5,084 in 1984). He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

Collectible Dan Marino football memorabilia include his 1984 Topps rookie card. Other prized Marino keepsakes include autographed jerseys, footballs, and helmets. In recent years, limited-edition Donruss (now called Panini) cards with swatches of jersey fabric on them have been quite popular, especially those paired with jersey material from Marino and another famous Dolphins quarterback, Bob Griese.

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CNN, February 5th

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Romper, February 5th

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ESPN, February 3rd

Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino talks about whether CTE worries him, Super Bowl distractions, the keys for Peyton Manning in the game and how Manning and Cam Newton have changed the sport. Download » · More from Mike & Mike » ...Read more

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Total Pro Sports, February 3rd

Alec Baldwin might not be the most likable guy in his personal life, but he's a very funny dude, especially in this Amazon Echo ad which features a meeting of the minds between him and Dan Marino on how to make the best Super Bowl party possible...Read more

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NBCSports.com, February 2nd

The Dolphins haven't been in the Super Bowl since Dan Marino's second season and they hope the hiring of Adam Gase as their new head coach can be a step toward ending that drought. On Tuesday, Marino joined Mike Florio on PFT Live from Radio Row ...Read more

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NBCSports.com, February 2nd

Super Bowl week is off and running and PFT Live will be right in the middle of Radio Row again on Tuesday with a jam-packed show. Three members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be joining Mike Florio during the show. Dan Marino, Marshall Faulk and ...Read more

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USA TODAY, January 27th

Amazon is slated to make its Super Bowl advertising debut, with its first-ever big game commercial featuring actor Alec Baldwin and football great Dan Marino. In a teaser for the upcoming commercial, Baldwin gets help planning a Super Bowl party from ...Read more

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Palm Beach Post (blog), January 22nd

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