Marino in Hall of Fame

Saturday, February 5th 2005, 12:56 pm
By: News On 6

Quarterback Dan Marino was voted in to the Professional Football Hall of Fame early Saturday, joining a class of four players that will be inducted later this summer.

Marino heads the class that includes former San Francisco quarterback Steve Young and old-time candidates Fritz Pollard and Benny Friedman.

''This is an incredible honor, it's very humbling,'' Marino said. ``I remember growing up wanting to play professional football, wanting to be a quarterback and playing on the streets of Pittsburgh. Now I'm going into the Hall of Fame. It's unbelievable.''

Marino thanked a contingent of family members, including his wife Claire and six children, all of whom attended the ceremony. He also thanked former Dolphins coach Don Shula and receivers Mark Clayton and Mark Duper.