Following his senior year in 1982, the University of Pittsburgh retired Dan's jersey number. Dan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
Dan Marino's Fine Foods & Spirits has two locations, in Miami, FL and Las Vegas, NV.
Dan was voted AP's NFL MVP for 1984, when he set records for TDs and passing yards.
Dan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, his first year of eligibility.
Dan started the Dan Marino Foundation in 1992, to help children with neurological disorders, after his son Michael was diagnosed with autism.
Dan was picked 27th overall in the 1983 NFL draft. He was the 6th QB to be picked at that point, after Jim Kelly and John Elway.
Dan was named Offensive Player of the Week 18 times in his career.
Dan has 4,510 passing yards in playoff games.
Dan was selected to 9 Pro Bowls in his career.
Dan played in 242 games in his career.
Dan had 3 consecutive seasons with 4,000 or more passing yards.
Dan had 2 consecutive games of 400 or more passing yards in 1984.
Dan had 3 consecutive seasons in which he led the league in completions.
Dan had 5 seasons in which he led the league in yards gained.
It only took Dan 157 games to throw his first 300 touchdown passes.
It only took Dan 89 games to throw his first 200 tocuhdown passes.
It only took Dan 44 games to throw his first 100 touchdown passes.
With 10, Dan has the most consecutive seasons of 20 or more touchdown passes.
With 13, Dan has the most seasons of 20 or more touchdown passes.
With 2, Marino has the most seasons of 40 or more touchdown passes.
Marino had a record 6 seasons in which he led the NFL in completions.
Marino had a record 5 seasons in which he led the NFL in pass attempts.
In 1984 Marino had 4 consecutive games with 4 or more touchdown passes, a NFL record.
Dan has 21 games with 4 or more touchdown passes, a NFL record.
Dan set the record for the most consecutive seasons with 3,000 or more passing yards with 9, from 1984-1992. This record was broken by Brett Favre in 2001.
Marino set the record for the most seasons of 3,000 or more passing yards with 13. In 2005, Brett Favre passed this record with his 14th 3,000 yard season.
Dan had 63 games of over 300 yards passing, a NFL record.
In 1984 Dan had 4 games of more than 400 yards passing, a single-season NFL record.
Dan had 13 games of more than 400 yards passing in his career, a NFL record.
Marino set the record for most yards gained in a season in 1984 at 5,084 yards.
In 1983 Marino set the record for completion percentage in a rookie season at 58.45% This record was surpassed in 2004 by Ben Roethlisberger with a 66.44% completion rate.
In 1983 Marino set the mark for the highest passer rating in a rookie season at 96.0. This record was broken in 2004 by Ben Roethlisberger with a passer rating of 98.1.
Marino had the most career touchdown passes with 420. This record was broken by Brett Favre during the 2007 season.
Marino had the most career passing yards with 61,361. This record was broken during the 2007 season by Brett Favre.
Marino set the record for the most career completions with 4,967. In 2006, this record was broken by Brett Favre who now has 5021 completions.
Marino had the most career pass attempts with 8,358. This mark was passed by Brett Favre during the 2007 season.
Payton Manning surpassed Dan Marino's touchdown record with one more than Dan making it 49TD in a single season. (2004)
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.