ROCKFORD, IL – Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino was the keynote speaker at the All-Star Preps Best of Rock River Valley Banquet hosted by The Rockford Register Star and The Journal-Standard of Freeport. The event took place on Monday, June 20, 2016 and ws held at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center, 610 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Source: Rockford Register Star
According to the Rockford Register Star article the event was to recognize outstanding high school athletes:
“Twenty-three all-area teams — the top players and coaches from the 38 schools that the Register Star and Journal-Standard cover on a regular basis — will be recognized. There will be special awards, including overall conference MVPs. Award winners will be chosen by the Register Star and Journal-Standard sports staff.”
Dan Marino is a retired quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins who is one of the most prolific passing quarterbacks in NFL history. Marino holds 25 NFL regular season records and is tied for five others after a 17-year career with the Miami Dolphins. He was a first-round draft pick by the Dolphins in 1983 and became an instant star who became the only rookie quarterback to ever start the Pro Bowl (1983) and to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in his second season (1984). Marino played in 18 post-season playoff games and led the Dolphins to the Super Bowl in 1985 against San Francisco. Marino won the Dolphins MVP Award 12 times and the team has since named the award after him. Among the NFL records Marino holds are most passing yards (61,361), most completions (4,967) and most passing touchdowns (420).
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