After a successful college career at and being named First-team in 1981, Marino was the last quarterback taken in the first round of the.
Marino's actual house was used as the fictional quarterback's house in the film.
Marino had been tied with Dan Fouts for the most 4,000 yard passing seasons with three.
In the final moments of the game, Marino tried to set up a good position for a field goal, but with little time left at the Chargers' 30-yard line, was forced to attempt a 48-yard field goal.
The money raised benefited several funds including the Autism Societies of Miami-Dade and Broward; the University of Miami- Center for Autism and Related Disabilities; the Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities; and the Dan Marino Foundation.
As of the conclusion of the , Marino's 155 wins rank seventh among , behind , , , , , and.
The team failed to qualify for several races, but did post a top-5 finish at late in the season with driving.
Marino again led the league in completions, yards and touchdown passes and was named first team All-Pro in 1985.