Dan Marino

Dan Marino


9/15/1961, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Birth Name

Dan Constantine Marino Jr.


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Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino joined CBS Sports in February 2002 as a studio analyst for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY. Marino, who holds 25 NFL regular season records and is tied for five others, quarterbacked Miami for 17 years positioning the…more


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    • Dan: It's okay to dream big dreams, as long as you're willing to work towards those dreams. Never look back and say "If only I had done this or that, I could have reached my dream." Give it everything you've got and take advantage of every opportunity. If you do, your dreams will come true.

    • Dan: (Speaking at his Hall of Fame enshrinement) Then came the 1983 draft. I will say it was an interesting day. I've always been asked the question, "Did it bother me that 26 teams passed on me in the first round?" and I would always answer "No." Well, I lied. Today, I want to thank those 26 teams for passing on me. You gave me an opportunity to play for one of the greatest franchises in the NFL - the Miami Dolphins. And to be coached by the greatest coach ever - Don Shula.

    • Dan: Everyone has secret ambitions; mine was to be a rock singer. I thought I could sing. But when you sing in the shower, or with headphones, what sounds good to you doesn't always sound so great to others. My parents demanded I close all our windows when I acted out my rock dreams.

    • Dan: As a team, you need to come from behind every once in awhile just to do it. Good for the attitude. It makes it exciting. And when everybody knows you have to throw it... that makes it fun too.

    • Dan: All you have to do is try not to change. But I wouldn't know how not to be myself.