In a 2005 ceremony inducting Dan Marino to the Football Hall of Fame, who was the recipient of Dan’s one last pass thrown from the podium?
Marino was a first-ballot selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 7, 2005 and was introduced by his oldest son, Daniel. During his induction speech, Dan threw “one last pass” to former teammate Mark Clayton, who was sitting in the audience.
Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is a former American football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).
Best remembered for his quick release and powerful arm, Marino led the Dolphins to the playoffs ten times in his seventeen-season career. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
Mark Clayton (American football, born 1961)
Mark Gregory Clayton (born April 8, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who played most of his career with the Miami Dolphins, entering the league in 1983 with the Dolphins and playing there until 1992.
In 2005, he helped punctuate Marino’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech by running through the crowd and catching one last pass from the legend thrown from the stage.