This day in sports history: November 26


Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino broke Fran Tarkenton’s NFL career completion record with 3,687 with his fourth completion Oct. 8, 1995, at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami against the Indianapolis Colts. (Chris Bernacchi/AFP via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS—On this day in history, Sunday November 26, 1995, Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino set the NFL record for most career touchdown passes with 343.

During a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana,  Marino threw a pass to running back Keith Byars in the second quarter, to put the first points on the board for Miami and set the record previously held by Fran Tarkenton. 

Unfortunately, the Dolphins would go on to drop the contest 36-28.

Marino finished the game completing 23 passes on 36 attempts, compiling 254 yards and four touchdowns, finishing with a 110.2 quarterback rating.

Marino would continue to set a notable feat when on November 29, 1998, he would become the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 400 touchdowns in a game against the New Orleans Saints and finish his career with 420.

Marino’s record would eventually be broken by Brett Favre in 2007. Tom Brady currently holds the all-time NFL passing touchdowns record with 636.