The Arizona Cardinals quarterback has been a major player in the community of Arizona since the 1980s, playing in the city for decades.
But the man who will become a national icon in the coming decades will be remembered as a former Marine.
Marino graduated from Arizona State University in 1978, and in 1980, he was named to the National Marine Corps Hall of Fame.
He played a big role in Arizona’s resurgence as a state and country in the 1980’s, becoming a member of the state legislature and the president of the American Marine Association.
But in 1993, the Arizona legislature removed him from that honor, and he never got his degree.
Marino later served as a captain in the Marines, serving in the Persian Gulf War, and served as Arizona’s first senator.
In 2004, he became a member the National Football League Hall of Famer, and is one of only five players from his era to receive that distinction.
He was a two-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005.
Marinelli is expected to attend the National Museum of the U.S. Navy on Thursday.
He is a member at the museum’s Marine Corps War Museum, and the museum will hold a reception and dinner at 8 p.m. on Thursday for the public.
Marina’s family, and former teammates, have expressed their appreciation for the honor.
Former NFL player Randy Moss, the son of former NFL player Jerry Moss, posted a message on Instagram, saying: “Dan Marino has been my hero.
I know he will continue to inspire others.
Thank you for making him proud and giving me my first degree!”
Marino’s son, Tom, tweeted: “I’m proud to say that Dan Marino is one half of the legendary NFL Quarterback family.
He will always be a legend.
You are a hero, Dan.”