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First TD Similarities for Tannehill and Marino

Posted By Jesse Agler On September 17, 2012 @ 7:21 pm In Football | 12 Comments

[1]Let me start here: I’m not saying Ryan Tannehill is the next Dan Marino.

What I am saying is that there was a pretty fun coincidence between Tannehill’s first career touchdown throw and Marino’s, which took place on September 19th, 1983.

Against the Raiders yesterday, Tannehill did a great job finding his tight end, #80, Anthony Fasano:

 

 


Marino, meanwhile, famously hooked up with his tight end, #80, Joe Rose, also against the Raiders for his first career passing TD:

 

 


It’s a fun little note in Dolphins history–two of the three quarterbacks selected in the first round both throwing their first career touchdowns to tight ends wearing #80 in games against the Raiders.

And if you’re wondering about the “other” first round QB in Dolphins history, Hall-of-Famer Bob Griese…his first career TD pass came against the Broncos and was caught by running back Sammy Price.

Let’s hope we can continue to make more comparisons through the years.

*UPDATE: I failed to mention QB Rick Norton, taken second overall by the Dolphins in the 1966 AFL Draft and who also threw his first career TD against the Raiders, in the first-ever Dolphins game. The pass was caught by RB Rick Casares.


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