1: Dan Marino

For 17 years, he lifted the Dolphins with his Hall of Fame career. If you believe sports helps define communities, his electric passing game helped give South Florida a vibrant feel in the 1980s and 1990s. His lasting testament, however, might be his autism center that is considered the world's best for helping children.

( Andrew Innerarity / Sun Sentinel FFW / August 7, 2005 )

For 17 years, he lifted the Dolphins with his Hall of Fame career. If you believe sports helps define communities, his electric passing game helped give South Florida a vibrant feel in the 1980s and 1990s. His lasting testament, however, might be his autism center that is considered the world's best for helping children.

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