Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino celebrates 62nd birthday

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 1986, file photo, Miami Dolphins' quarterback Dan Marino, right, is pressured by Los Angeles Rams' Kevin Greene during an NFL football game in Anaheim, Calif. Hall of Fame linebacker Greene, considered one of the fiercest pass rushers in NFL history, has died. He was 58. Greene died Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, the family confirmed, as did the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Rod Boren, File) (Rod Boren, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Miami Dolphins legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is celebrating his 62nd birthday on Friday.

Marino retired from the NFL in 2000 and still leads the Dolphins’ record books in almost every passing category.

At the time of his retirement, Marino held more than 40 NFL single-season and career passing records, including career passing attempts (8,358), completions (4,967), passing yards (61,361), touchdown passes (420) and most consecutive pass attempts without being sacked (759).

Marino was also the first quarterback in NFL history to reach over 5,000 yards passing in a season (1984).

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 in his first year of eligibility, and is currently one of only three former Miami Dolphins to have his jersey number (13) retired.

Marino recently told ESPN’s Kevin Clark in an interview that if he could turn back time and play in today’s NFL, he would throw for over 6,000 yards.

Thousands of Miami Dolphins fans still wear Marino jerseys on gameday at Hard Rock Stadium and all around the world.

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