The Miami Dolphins are an American football team situated in the metropolitan area of Miami. They are a part of the American Football Conference (AFC) East division of the National Football League (NFL).
The team’s home games are held at Hard Rock Stadium, which is in Miami Gardens, Florida, to the north. Stephen M. Ross is the current owner of the team. The Dolphins are the state of Florida’s oldest professional sports team.
The Dolphins are the only non-charter member of the American Football League among the four clubs in the AFC East (AFL). The Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons were the first football teams in the southeast.
Does Dan Marino Own Dolphins?
Dan Marino does not own the Dolphins. The former Dolphin player was named as the team’s special advisor by the Dolphins Chairman of the Board and Managing General Partner Stephen Ross. Marino’s role requires him to assist in many different areas of the organization.
Marino, a native of Pittsburgh, earned his communications degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2008, Pitt awarded him an honorary doctorate in broadcast journalism.
Marino, the most decorated player in team history, played for the Dolphins for his entire 17-year playing career. He started 240 of his 242 games and completed 4,967 of 8,358 passes for 61,361 yards, 420 touchdowns, and 252 interceptions for a passing efficiency rating of 86.4.
He played in 242 games. In addition to owning 23 regular season team records for the Dolphins (35 overall, including playoffs), Marino is also tied for two more (three, including playoffs). Marino owned 25 NFL regular season records at the time of his retirement and was tied for another five.
On February 5, 2005, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and on August 7, 2005, he was inducted. On Sunday, September 17, 2000, during the Dolphins’ game against the Baltimore Ravens, Marino’s No. 13 jersey became the second Dolphins uniform number to be retired. He was also put into the Dolphins Honor Roll.