Dan Marino is an American football player and considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the sport. He has set numerous records, many of which lasted for decades. He played for the Miami Dolphins, and even though his team never won, it was always a contender for the playoffs. In 2005 he was introduced in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Dan Marino net worth is around 35 million dollars.
Dan Marino Net Worth - $35 Million
Birth Name - Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr.
Date of birth - September 15, 1961
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 4″
Profession - Actor, Sports analyst, Restaurateur, American football player
Born Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1961, he was the son of Daniel and Veronica and has two younger sisters. He is of Polish and Italian descent. His father used to deliver magazines for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Marino had a Catholic upbringing and he attended the local St. Regis Catholic Elementary School.
Marino initially played baseball only to turn to football while attending the Central Catholic High School where he also won Parade All-American honors in the sport. In the 1979 amateur draft he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round, yet he refused and turned to college football.
Soon afterwards Marino went to the University of Pittsburgh where he played for the Panthers team for three years, from 1979 to 1982. In his freshman year he managed to lead the Panthers to victory over their historic rivals, the Penn State team.
In the 1980 season he finished 2nd while the following year gained the 1st spot as a football player by helping the Panthers win in the 1982 Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs with his tight pass which won the game in the last minute. In his first three seasons Marino managed to have 33 victories and only 3 losses, earning him the top spots in media polls.
In 1983 Marino was the first ever played to be drafted in the entire history of the United States Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Express, yet he refused and decided to play with the Miami Dolphins, a career choice he would stick with until his retirement before the 2000 season.
Marino is regarded by many as one of the greatest quarterbacks in history. He would hold a record with his 48 touchdown passes for 20 years, most passing yards with 5,084 for 27 years and many more. In 1999 The Sporting News Magazine ranked him 27th on the greatest football players in history list.
Dan Marino also got involved in various marketing roles in the NASCAR industry as well as in other domains.