Mark Moseley is an American former straight on placekicker in the National Football League (NFL). During his stint as a footballer, he had played for four teams, the Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Browns. In the strike-shortened 1982 season, he made 20 of 21 field goals and became the second placekicker to win the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Brought up in Livingston, Texas, Moseley began playing as a quarterback in his high school. After school, he made the switch to a placekicker at Stephen F. Austin State University. He was selected 346th overall by Philadelphia Eagles in the 1970 NFL Draft. After emerging as one of the finest placekickers over the years, Moseley retired in 1986. Currently, he works as the Director of Franchising for the fast casual restaurant chain Five Guys. On the personal front, he is a father of five and grandfather of 13.
In 1970, Mark Moseley was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFL Draft. He was dropped by them a year later and was in turn signed by the Houston Oilers. In 1972, after been dropped by the Oilers, he spent two years out of the NFL. In 1974, he was signed by the Washington Redskins as a free agent. With the retirement of Rick Danmeier in 1982, Moseley became the sole full-time straight on placekicker in NFL.
In the strike-shortened 1982 season, he made 20 of 21 goals and went on to earn the NFL MVP award. In the Washington Redskins' victory in Super Bowl XVII, Moseley made two field goals against the Miami Dolphins. In the subsequent season, he scored 161 points for his team. The Redskins released him mid-season in 1986. He remains their all-time leading scorer with a record of 1,207 points. In recognition of his tremendous contribution to the team, he was inducted into the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.
Also, in 1986, Moseley was signed by Cleveland Browns just to retire at the end of the season. He helped the team win their divisional playoff game against the New York Jets.
Currently, Moseley serves as the Director of Franchising for the restaurant chain Five Guys. Headquartered in Lorton, Virginia, the chain specializes in hamburgers, French fries, and hot dogs. It was once the fastest-growing fast food chain in USA, registering a 32.8% sales increase from 2010 to 2011.
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Family & Personal Life
Mark Moseley was born on March 12, 1948, in Laneville, Texas, USA. He studied at Livingston High School and later enrolled at Texas A&M University, which he attended from 1965 to 1966. Later, he attended the prestigious Stephen F. Austin State University from 1967 to 1969.
Mark Moseley got married when he was quite young. He has five children and 13 grandchildren as of now.
This former football player had a sister named Pamela who was murdered in 1979.