Mark went from the University of Miami to the Denver Broncos as a second-round draft pick in 1983, playing seven years in the NFL — four years with the Broncos (1983-1986) and three years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987-1989). While with the Broncos, he was a member of the team that beat the Cleveland Browns in the 1986 AFC Championship game famous for “The Drive” and in SuperBowl XXI of the same season in Pasadena against the New York Giants.
Throughout his career he protected quarterbacks like Jim Kelly in college, then John Elway, Vinny Testaverde and Steve Deberg and Joe Ferguson in the NFL.
Mark grew up in the Miami area and has resided in Colorado since being drafted here in 1983. He is involved in real estate sales throughout the Denver metro area. He travels extensively and enjoys recreational and tournament fly fishing, outdoor writing and has been published in the Redbone Journal, The Denver Post, Florida Sportsman, and Key West Magazine.
Mark also speaks to groups from time to time on different fishing destinations and emcee’s the Boomer Esiason fishing tournament held in Los Suenos, Costa Rica.
Mark hosts, going on it’s fifth year, the Colorado Rocky Mountain Fly Celebrity Classic in Aspen, Colorado, that raises $75,000 each year for Cystic Fibrosis.
Mark is married and has two sons that he enjoys watching play sports.