Dan Marino is one of the most iconic football players of the 1990s, and everything he has was earned on the field.
A legendary quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League still holds many records despite being retired since 2000. The Clock Play which he pulled in Fake Spike Game against New York Giants is immortalized as one of the greatest moves in the history of America’s sport.
Dan Marino Life
Born on September 15th, 1961, to Daniel and Veronica Marino, Dan is of mixed Italian and Polish ancestry. He has two younger sisters. As a kid, the famous signal caller has shown interest in baseball but soon transferred to football. In 1979 he declined an offer from Kansas City Royals and instead enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, playing for Pittsburgh Panthers football team from 1979 to 1982. His last year at college was one of his weakest, leading many teams to pass him over in the draft in favor of less known players.
Despite being drafted 27th by Miami Dolphins, Marino won the Rookie of the Year award in 1983. He played as if to show everyone who didn’t choose him at the draft what have they missed. His later career is one of the most prominent ones in the history of football, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. His jersey number 13 was retired by the Miami Dolphins in 2000. Marino is one of those players who spent his entire career with just one team, which speaks volumes about how valuable he was to the Dolphins.
Dan Marino Net Worth 2018
Dan Marino net worth for 2018 is estimated at $40 million. It is one of the largest figures of any retired football player. The number would have been far bigger, had he not lost millions in a failed restaurant business and also spent a large chunk of his fortune in an effort to keep his illegitimate daughter Chloe a secret from the public. His investments in NASCAR team also hasn’t panned out, leading to another dent in Dan Marino net worth. His team, named Elliott-Marino Motorsports, only lasted one season despite being sponsored by FirstPlus Mortgage.
Fortunately, his Hollywood projects have paid off, helping him recover some of his net worth. He appeared in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, together with Jim Carey and in Adam Sandler’s Little Nicky. He also had cameo appearances in Holly Man and Bad Boys 2. Marino voiced himself in a Simpson episode and acted as a consultant for Oliver Stone’s sports drama Any Given Sunday. Several critics have noted a strong resemblance between the quarterback character Jack “Cap” Rooney, played by Dennis Quaid and Marino himself. Marino spent 11 years, from 2002 to 2013 as an analyst for CBA’s The NFL Today TV show.
Dan Marino Wife and Children
Dan Marino is married to Claire D. Veazey. The couple lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with their six children – Daniel Charles, Michael Joseph, Joseph Donald, Alexandra Claire, Nia and Niki Lin.