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Manatee or Marino? Hall of Fame quarterback may get his own Florida license tag

Dan Marino speaks at his Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio, in 2005.
Dan Marino speaks at his Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio, in 2005. adiaz@miamiherald.com

The state of Florida offers over 120 different specialty license tags from ‘Protect the Panther’ to the Florida Panthers hockey club.

Dan Marino may be on one of his own if it gets approved after a bill was filed Wednesday by state representative Joe Abruzzo (D-Boynton Beach) to create a new plate to benefit the Dan Marino Foundation.

Marino’s foundation was founded by the quarterback and his wife Claire 25 years ago to help improve “the lives of persons with autism or other developmental disabilities.”

Michael Marino, the couple’s second son, was diagnosed with autism in 1992.

Although the state has plenty of tags to choose from — from the Miami Hurricanes to Tampa Bay Estuary — there apparently are room for a few more.

Aside from the Marino plate, others being considered by the state legislature include one honoring Ronald Reagan.

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