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The Dolphins finished the season with a record and advanced to the AFC divisional playoffs, where Marino threw two touchdown passes in his playoff debut. However, he also threw two interceptions as the team lost to the Seattle Seahawks , In his second season, Marino broke six NFL full-season passing records, including the records for most touchdown passes 48, surpassed by Peyton Manning in and most passing yards 5,, surpassed by Drew Brees in , and was selected as the NFL's Most Valuable Player.
The Dolphins finished with a 14—2 regular season record, clinching home-field advantage for the playoffs.
In the Divisional round, the Dolphins avenged their playoff loss of the previous season to Seattle Seahawks 31—10 behind Marino's passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Both records still stand as of [update]. The Dolphins, who had 74 rushing attempts in the previous two weeks, ran the ball only eight times in this game. Marino finished with 29 completions out of 50 attempts for yards, throwing one touchdown pass and two interceptions. The Dolphins lost 38—16 in what was Marino's only Super Bowl appearance.
Marino led the league in yards and touchdown passes and was named first team All-Pro in On September 7, , 8 days shy of his 25th birthday, Marino threw his th touchdown pass in a 50—28 loss at San Diego. Marino accomplished that feat in just 44 games- the fastest in NFL history. In that season Marino threw for 4, yards and 44 touchdowns. Marino again led the league in yards and touchdown passes and was named first team All-Pro for the third consecutive year.
In , Marino threw for 4, yards and 28 touchdowns. As a result of his 4, yards passing, Marino became the first QB in NFL history to throw for 4, or more yards in four different seasons. Marino had been tied with Dan Fouts for the most 4, yard passing seasons with three.
His 4, passing yards led the entire NFL and marked the fifth time in his NFL career that he led the league in passing yards. In , Miami was strongly favored at the start of the year to make it back to the AFC championship game and possibly the Super Bowl.
However, after throwing a swing pass at a game in Cleveland, Marino, who was untouched on the play, crumpled to the ground in pain with a torn Achilles tendon and was out for the season. Marino later said, "I felt like I got kicked". Steve DeBerg started the last 4 games of the season. Mitchell signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions , and Miami signed veteran quarterback Bernie Kosar from the Dallas Cowboys as a backup.
Wearing a special shoe on one foot, and having a right calf that was visibly atrophied, Marino was the starting quarterback at the opening of the season. In the season opener, a home game versus the New England Patriots and quarterback Drew Bledsoe , the two quarterbacks put up a combined yards Marino, yards; Bledsoe, yards and nine passing touchdowns Marino, 5; Bledsoe, 4 , with Miami winning 39— Later in the season, Marino led a comeback win on the road against the New York Jets 28—24 , a game famous for Marino's execution of a fake spike for the winning touchdown pass, a play known as " The Clock Play ".
After missing the post-season in , Miami came back to the playoffs in Three touchdown passes by Marino in the first half allowed the Dolphins to lead 21—6, before the Chargers staged a comeback and took the lead toward the end of the fourth quarter.
In the final moments of the game, Marino tried to set up a good position for a field goal, but with little time left at the Chargers' yard line, Pete Stoyanovich was forced to attempt a yard field goal. Stoyanovich missed, ending the game with a 22—21 loss for Miami.
He suffered a hip injury in week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts and was replaced by Bernie Kosar in the following two games. In terms of scoring, Buffalo held a wide lead throughout the game.
The Dolphins remained scoreless until the fourth quarter, when they scored 22 points, which included two touchdown passes from Marino. However, Miami fell well short of a comeback and lost 37— Marino's final win was his first playoff road win and his 36th comeback win, as the Dolphins defeated the Seattle Seahawks 20—17 on January 9, in the final football game ever in the Seattle Kingdome.
In the next round January 16 , also on the road, Marino and the Dolphins lost 62—7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Marino was replaced by backup Damon Huard after playing one series in the second half. However, he did end the first half on a high note, leading the Dolphins on an yard scoring drive and throwing a yard touchdown pass to receiver Oronde Gadsden with 20 seconds remaining.
The Jacksonville game marked the end of Jimmy Johnson 's coaching career; Johnson announced his retirement the next day. Before the season, Marino decided to retire,  after declining offers from Minnesota , Tampa Bay and his hometown of Pittsburgh when the Dolphins declined his option on his contract. Marino later admitted that he seriously considered the offer from the Vikings, but that he turned it down not because of his arm, but because he wasn't sure that his legs could take another season.
He also appreciated the fact that unlike many of his contemporaries, he got to play his entire career with one team. During Marino's career, the Dolphins were perennial playoff contenders, reaching the post-season in 10 of his 17 seasons.
He was selected to play in nine Pro Bowls —87, —92, —95 , seven times as a starter, but due to injuries he only played in two of the games , In , Marino was ranked 27th on The Sporting News list of the greatest football players, making him the highest-ranking Dolphins player.
The only other Dolphins jersey number retired at the time was Bob Griese 's Since then 39, Larry Csonka , has been retired as well. Marino joined the Dolphins Honor Roll the same day. In early , Marino briefly returned to the Miami Dolphins as Senior Vice President of Football Operations, but resigned from the newly created position only three weeks later, saying that the role was not in the best interest of either his family or the Dolphin organization.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 7, and was introduced by his oldest son, Daniel. During his induction speech, Dan threw "one last pass" to former teammate Mark Clayton , who was sitting in the audience. On August 24, , Marino announced he would return to the Dolphins as a special adviser.
The team chose rookie driver Jerry Nadeau to pilot the car at the start of the season; he was later released and the team went through a rotation of drivers. The team failed to qualify for several races, but did post a top-5 finish at Phoenix International Raceway late in the season with Ted Musgrave driving.
The team only lasted the season and closed afterward. The Dan Marino Foundation was established in by Marino and his wife, Claire, after their son, Michael, was diagnosed with autism.
The Dan Marino Center, which opened in along with the Miami Children's Hospital, is an integrated neurodevelopmental center specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children at risk for developmental and psychological problems.
The center saw more than 48, children last year alone. Marino has teamed with other celebrities to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders , including fellow NFL quarterback Doug Flutie , whose son also has an autism diagnosis. On November 7, , the National Basketball Association 's Miami Heat honored Marino's charitable works and recognized his service to South Florida with a halftime tribute, as well as a large donation to the Marino Foundation.
Over walkers participated, as well as volunteers provided by the Miami Dolphins Special Teams. Marino acted in the comedy Ace Ventura: He worked as a project consultant on Oliver Stone 's Any Given Sunday , and some observers noticed a resemblance between him and Dennis Quaid 's character, Jack Rooney.
Marino is currently featured in advertisement campaigns for Hooters , NutriSystem weight loss programs,  Maroone , Papa John's , Nutrasource. In April , Marino became the AARP's "Men's Life Ambassador", through which he planned to share his point of view and expertise on a variety of men's interests, including health, fitness, sports, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, aging and community service, primarily through the website.
In , Marino married Claire D. Regis Roman Catholic Church, across the street from the home of Marino's parents. Marino was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in broadcast journalism by his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh , in He delivered the commencement speech at the university's graduation ceremony.
In January , Marino admitted to fathering a child with CBS employee Donna Savattere in , a fact that he had previously only shared with his wife. He had previously paid Savattere several million dollars to keep the news of their daughter, Chloe, from the public. This list documents records set by Marino, some of which have since been tied or broken. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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