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See Article History Alternative Titles: Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. Marino was a high school All-American in Pittsburgh, where he established himself as another of the great quarterbacks to hail from western Pennsylvania, alongside such luminaries as Johnny UnitasJoe Montanaand Joe Namath.
Unlike those quarterbacks, Marino stayed home to play at the University of Pittsburghearning All-American honours in his junior year.
He then led the Dolphins to a play-off berth and was named to the Pro Bowl.
In he became the first quarterback to pass for more than 5, yards in a single season 5, and the first to complete more than 40 touchdown passes 48 in a season his records were broken by Drew Brees and Peyton Manningrespectively. Over the course of his career, he led the NFL in passing yards on four more occasions,and in touchdown passes an additional two times Marino and the Dolphins appeared in the conference championship game in andbut Miami advanced no farther than that point in the postseason during his year career.
Although his teams were not as successful as those of other elite quarterbacks, Marino was nevertheless one of the most dominant players at his position: He was a popular pitchman for a number of products both before and after his retirement.
Learn More in these related Britannica articles:The Origins, History and Growth of College and Professional Football including important milestones, growth and changes to the game. Dan Abrams is the chief legal affairs anchor of ABC News and the host of such shows as A&E's 'Live PD.' He also founded Abrams Media, which includes Mediaite among its web properties.
Born in New. Dan Marino — American Athlete born on September 15, , Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. is an American former football player who was a quarterback for .
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James Francis Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as "Bright Path"; May 22 or 28, – March 28, ) was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist.
A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United regardbouddhiste.comered one of the most versatile athletes .
National Football League (NFL), major U.S. professional gridiron football organization, founded in in Canton, Ohio, as the American Professional Football Association. Its first president was Jim Thorpe, an outstanding American athlete who was also a player in the league.