Dan Marino cemented his spot among the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game over the course of his 17-year NFL career. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, he now carries that legacy onward to new endeavors in television, business and philanthropy.
Marino took every one of his NFL snaps as a member of the Miami Dolphins, where he earned NFL MVP honors, was a 9-time Pro Bowl selection, and set over 25 different passing records. His No. 13 jersey now retired by the team, he has been immortalized in franchise lore with a life size bronze statute outside of Sun Life Stadium.
To this day Marino is still a staple of NFL Sunday's, working as an analyst on CBS' pregame show, The NFL Today. Additionally, he is an accomplished business leader, having launched successful restaurants and a supplemental product, as well as partnering with numerous major brands.
Perhaps nowhere, however, has Marino made as big of an impact as he has with the autism and special needs communities. Along with his wife, Claire, Marino has set up the Dan Marino Foundation in an effort to help raise awareness and generate funding for quality-of-life research. Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has raised over $32 million and built the Miami Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center.
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