Today in Sports History: September 4

In 1994, Miami quarterback Dan Marino threw five touchdown passes in the Dolphins’ 39-35 win over the New England Patriots. The five touchdown passes marked Marino’s 18th game of four or more touchdown passes, setting an NFL record. The 27th pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, Marino spent his entire 17 season career as the Miami Dolphins quarterback. Marino is recognized as one of the all-time great quarterbacks to not win a Super Bowl. His 155 career wins, mark the most all-time by an NFL quarterback to not have won a ring. Marino led the Dolphins to the AFC Championship in 1992, but they lost to the Buffalo Bills 10-29. Unfortunately, Marino tore his Achilles in the following season. The star quarterback recovered strong, but lingering injuries persisted. Marino retired in 1999 with an impressive list of accolades including NFL MVP (1984), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1994), 9x Pro Bowl, and 5x NFL passing yards leader. Marino was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and his no. 13 was retired by the Miami Dolphins. Marino returned to the Dolphins under an executive role as Special Advisor in 2014. 

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