The sun was very hot on the afternoon of August 7, 2005 when Dan Marino officially became a Hall of Fame quarterback. Marino was presented to the Hall of Fame by his oldest son Daniel. To add a final piece to his legacy, Marino ended his acceptance speech with “every quarterback want’s to go out with a football in his hands in front of his fans. Clayton ‘go deep'”. Mark Clayton who was sitting in the audience stood up as a lane was cleared and Dan Marino threw his last pass in front of a crowd.
Marino would end his career holding most of the NFL passing records of that era. He was a first ballot Hall of Famer and a prize catch for Don Shula and the Miami Dolphins. While the NFL record sheets no longer hold Marino’s name at the top of the lists, Marino is still considered one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game of football.
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