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Who is Dan Marino? Biography, Net Worth, Wiki, Football Career

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Dan Marino Wiki, Net Worth, Age, and Profile Summary
Name Dan Marino
Birth Date 15 September 1961
Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 61 years old
Net worth  $50 million
Profession Footballer
Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality American
Father Daniel Marino
Mother Veronica
Siblings Cindi and Debbie
Wife Claire D. Veazey
Kids Daniel Merino, Michael Merino, Joseph Merino, Alexandra Merino, Lia Merino, and Niki Lin Merino
School St. Regis Catholic Elementary School and Central Catholic High School

Who is Dan Marino?

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Dan Marino is one of the greatest American football players in the world and is known for his powerful arms. He earned such huge fame and money with his backbreaking work.

He is mainly known for playing in the Miami Dolphins of the National Football league (NFL) in which he just performed outstandingly and won countless awards.

Apart from playing football he also worked in many movies and television shows.

Dan is also a philanthropist who runs a foundation for destitute people.

Early Life Of Dan Marino

Dan Marino was born on September 15th of 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and, he is 61 years old as of 2022.

He is the son of Veronica (mother) and Daniel Marino (father) along with two younger siblings named Cindi and Debbie.

His father is a newspaper delivery man in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by profession, and his mother is a housemaker.

Dan completed his early schooling at St. Regis Catholic Elementary School. But later, Dan joined Central Catholic High School and choose to play baseball and football.

In high school, Dan won numerous awards in football and decided to make a career in this field.

After completing high school, Dan enrolled himself at the University of Pittsburgh and where he played for the Pittsburgh Panthers for four years.

In the 1983 NFL Draft, Dan was selected by Maimi Dolphins, which was the turning point in his life.

Career Of Dan Marino

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Dan played for the Panthers during his college years. His most notable feast was when he lead his team to Backyard Brawl to an outstanding victory of 24-17.

His professional career as a footballer started when he was selected by Los Angeles express in 1983.

Post this, Dan started his NFL career when he got selected by the team Miami Dolphins and played against Buffalo Bulls, but the team got defeated.

The next year Dan broke six records and was titled the most valuable player in NFL.

Subsequently, he made his final footing in the AFC championship, where the Miami Dolphins lost with a score of 29-10.

Marino has starred in the 27th position in the list of 100 Greatest Football Players.

Dan Marino Personal Life

Dan Marino married Claire D. Veazey in St. Regis Roman Catholic Church near his parent’s home in 1985.

Over the course of their marriage, they had six children named Daniel Merino, Michael Merino, Joseph Merino, Alexandra Merino, Lia Merino, and Niki Lin Merino, but they always stayed away from the spotlight.

Marino has also been in a controversy pertaining to a secret relationship that he shared with a CSB employee named Donna Savattere in 2005, and they together had a daughter child named Chloe.

Marino paid millions of dollars to Donna Savattere for keeping their relationship a secret from the public so that his reputation does not hamper.

However, after eight years this breaking news got leaked.

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Dan Merino Net Worth

Dan Merino has an estimated net worth of 50 million US dollars which he made during his football career in the NLF.

Apart from this, when Dan joined Dolphins in 1983, he signed a contract for four years of 1.2 million dollars.

Again in 1986, Merino joined another contract with dolphins of 9.85 million dollars for six years, and after that, his contract was extended to 23.9 million dollars in 1991.

In 1998, Dan received a contract from the Walter Payton NFL Man of the year, from where he earns six million dollars every season.

Dan has also worked in various movies and T.V series from where he earned a lot.

He also gets paid for various sponsorship, brand endorsements, advertisement, etc.

Dan has done many investments in various fields like stock, real estate, etc. which works as a source of passive income.

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Physical Appearance

Dan Marino is an American footballer with a striking and charming personality having a strong athletic body. He has a height of six feet four inches and his weight is around 102 kg or 224 pounds.

He has light brown hair and beautiful blistering blue eyes which makes him attractive and good-looking.

The secret that keeps his body strong and attractive is that he exercises a lot and eats healthy food.

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